A space of musings, past and current as well as the future of amusements in the legendary Coney Island and Beyond!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
The Sideshow School in the Press
Coney Island USA's Sideshow School has been getting a lot of press lately. Most of this attention has been from local print outlets, such as the Daily News. Now, the school is being featured in more surprising places, such as in a career advice blog on Reuters and here in a segment from New Tang Dynasty TV (NTDTV), "an independent, nonprofit Chinese language television station established by overseas Chinese."
It's great to see the good folks at Coney Island USA getting so much attention.
Sideshow School in New York
Description: New York's Coney Island is famous for its old fashioned Wonder Wheel, but it's also a training ground for sideshow acts. Cathy Pratt came all the way from Oklahoma to the sideshow school to learn, among other things, how to eat fire.