Ticket holders for The Coney Island BOOM A RING will have exclusive access to see, up close, the most famous monster trucks in the world!
A space of musings, past and current as well as the future of amusements in the legendary Coney Island and Beyond!
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YOU MUST GET THERE EARLY TO GET THROUGH SECURITY, FIND A PLACE IN THE HEARING ROOM, AND SIGN UP TO SPEAK! Once inside, look for one
of our volunteers wearing "Save Coney Island" stickers. To offer testimony, you must sign up at the beginning of the hearing. You will typically be given no more than three minutes to express your view. We hope to see you all there. This could be our last public hearing; so let's make our participation count.
The wild west gets hotter and even more dangerous when Sheriff Cadabra comes to town looking for the notorious "Pastie Ban-Tits" lead by the innocent looking but very dangerous Gal Friday & her gang of outlaws! The Pastie Ban-Tits are an ornery gang that is dead set against pasties being used to lock up the beauty of their bodies but Sheriff Cadabra is hot on their trail and will keep them in pasties even if it comes down to an eye twitching, pastie twirling one-on-one shootout to the death! Will Cadabra emerge victorious or will Gal & her gang emerge naked? It's a Fistful of Pasties and it's anyone's game!
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Join the Dreamland Roller Rink in honoring the life of the king of pop in a roller skating celebration of the super fabulous sounds of Michael Jackson!
Prizes for the Best Moonwalk!!! Discount of you dress in MJ inspired attire!!White glove! Zippered leather Jacket! Nose Job (!?!?) at Dreamland Roller Rink we will be incorporating the extraordinary music of Michael Jackson into our regularly scheduled roller rink soundscape!!
With the help of more than 34,000 messages, 7,400 emails, and 51 letters sent to City Hall, the needed funding for cultural institutions like the New York Aquarium, the Bronx Zoo, and the that was in danger of being axed has been restored by Mayor Bloomberg and other city officials.
“The Wildlife Conservation Society thanks Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Majority Leader Joel Rivera, Chairman Dominic Recchia and the delegations from all five boroughs for recognizing the economic importance of the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium and all of the city’s cultural institutions. Their decision to restore our funding is testament to the fact that the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium and our partners in the Cultural Institutions Group are what help to make our city great.
Back by popular demand, Fred Kahl, a.k.a. THE GREAT FREDINI, renowned sword swallower, magician, improvisation wizard presents and hosts America’s Favorite Burlesque Game Show - THIS OR THAT!, a twisted homage to classic game shows. The show features two contestants picked from the audience, a wheel that issues racy challenges, two curtains concealing world class burlesque and variety artists, and sex toys for prizes. THIS OR THAT! is back for their 9th season at Sideshows by the Seashore’s Burlesque at the Beach series in Coney Island for Four shows beginning June 26th through September 25th.
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An evening of deck wetting performances by Ashni, Della Dare, Kit Cat, Luscious Lola, Glenn Marla, MargOH! Channing, Rose Wood and special guest host the Lady Ms. Whores D'Oeuvres (aka Topher Gross from Arrojo Studios)!
A once in a lifetime chance to meet THE KING OF SIDESHOW, WARD HALL and little POOBAH, a sideshow superstar for over 70 years! Ward will be debuting a world premiere ventriloquist act as well as mceeing the best of the best Coney island burlesque! Trace the girl show back to its origins in the tent on the midway!!!! It's a $10 cover with Bambi, Bunny Love, Jo Boobs, Gal Friday, Ekaterina, Dirty Martini, World Famous *BOB*, Albert Cadabra, The Great Fredini and a special performance by Joe Coleman!!
The Ball will run in 2 skating sessions 5:30pm-8:30pm and 9pm-Midnight $20 (skate rental $5 or bring your own)DJ, Burlesque and Sideshow performances, Adam Rinn, Tigger, Little Brooklyn, Ekaterina, Marni Halasa and more! Click here for further info and to buy tickets online.
“This plan spells disaster for Coney Island. In refusing to make urgently needed revisions to its Coney Island rezoning plan, the City threatens the very future of a world-renowned amusement destination,” said Juan Rivero, spokesman for Save Coney Island. “The City continues to defy calls from the community and amusement experts to fix its plan.”
If it fixes its current rezoning plan, the City can revitalize Coney Island’s historic amusement district — and preserve it as a beloved New York playground, a world-class tourist destination, and an economic engine for the neighborhood and the city as a whole.
To create that win-win situation, Save Coney Island recommends the following:
- Expand the acreage for outdoor rides and amusements. Twelve acres, as proposed by the City’s plan, is not enough. At a minimum, the land between the Boardwalk and the Bowery should be reserved for open-air amusements.
- Keep high-rises out of the heart of the amusement district. Move the proposed hotel towers north of Surf or west of Keyspan Park.
- The rezoning should include a greater mix of maximum footprints to encourage a more diverse and desirable mix of businesses, and to protect local entrepreneurs.
Tomorrow, June 18th is the opening for the Ringling Brother Barnum & Bailey Circus and their Boom-A-Ring spectacular
HEADS UP, NYC:
THE CONEY ISLAND BOOM A RING OPENS
Historic Opening Night Takes Place This Thursday!
WHO: None other than The Greatest Show On Earth®
WHAT: The historic first-time-ever-in-Brooklyn and NYC performance of The Coney Island BOOM A RING
WHEN: Thursday, June 18:---Animal Open house begins at 5:30 p.m. ---Pre-Show Adventure begins at 6:00 p.m. ---Show begins at 7:00 p.m. ---Credentialed media check-in starts at 5:00 p.m.at the security gate on West 21st Street off Surf Ave.
WHERE: At the corner of 21st Street and Surf Avenue in Coney Island.
WHY: Because Coney Island is on the verge of the greatest summer in years ... because The Coney Island BOOM A RING marks the first time ever that The Greatest Show On Earth® will be performing in Brooklyn ... because this is the first time in more than a half-century that The Greatest Show On Earth® has performed under a tent ... because this is an historic occasion for the circus, for Coney Island and for all of NYC!
Here's a short scene from a short film about some dimwit on a wild goose chase with himself.
Lola Staar Mermaid Tees available at the Gift Shop at Dreamland Roller Rink! Parade on down the boardwalk to Dreamland Roller Rink after this Saturday's Mermaid parade and check out Lola Staar's fabulous array of Mermaid Tees!
“Coney Island equals amusements. It’s not brain surgery. We have to make the amusement area bigger,” said Miss Cyclone Angie Pontani, who is leading the contingent of mermaids. “If this plan goes through as it is, it’s going to be a tragic loss, and 20 years from now, people are just going to say, ‘What was the City thinking?’”
Ringling Bros.® ticket holders will have exclusive access to see, up close, the most famous monster trucks in the world! Fans of all ages will have the opportunity to receive autographs from Dennis Anderson, world renowned creator and driver of Grave Digger® and Chad Fortune, driver of the Superman™ monster truck.
As a feature for this first time event on Coney Island, a special appearance by Monster Jam’s Blue Thunder® will kick off the 2009 Mermaid Parade on Saturday, June 20. Spectators will be called to Surf Avenue by the sound of Blue Thunder’s Ford F-350 1500 horse powered engine, setting the tone for the most exciting parade of the season!
Coney Island – The 27th Annual MERMAID PARADE will step off at 2 PM on Saturday, June 20th 2009, incorporating several major changes that will guarantee that America’s largest “art parade” also goes down in history as the biggest parade ever in the 168 summer seasons of legendary Coney Island! Coney Island is indeed open and the Mermaid Parade is alive and well.
At 6:30 PM a special performance of Ringling Brother’s and Barnum and Bailey’s “THE CONEY ISLAND BOOM A RING" circus will feature parade founder, Dick Zigun, as guest ringmaster. Finally, the Mermaid Parade Ball will take place at the Dreamland Skating Rink on the Boardwalk at West 21st Street with sessions at 5:30 to 8:30 or 9 PM to Midnight.
*Immediately after the monster truck spectacular, the parade will step off at West 21st and Surf and march east down Surf Avenue; past the Judge’s Review Stand at West 12th Street then turn up West 10th Street (near the world famous Cyclone Roller Coaster) to the Boardwalk where the parade will continue West on then Boardwalk itself to the dismissal point at West 15th Street.
While we welcome the City's interest in Coney Island's redevelopment, we have misgivings about several aspects of it's plan. We would like to share your concerns with you in advance of the City Council ULURP review.
The City's current flawed rezoning plan would destroy Coney Island's unique character and undermine its historic amusement district: It allows high-rise towers up to 30 stories tall in the heart of Coney Island's amusement district. It limits the area reserved for the outdoor rides to a narrow, nine-acre strip of land. It endangers Coney Island's historic buildings.
And time is running out!
With the City Planning Commission now reviewing the rezoning plan, Save Coney Island is rallying those who love Coney Island to urge the City to fix its plan:
* Expand the acreage for outdoor rides and amusements. Nine acres isn’t
* Keep high-rises out of the heart of the amusement district.
* Protect small businesses, create amusement jobs, preserve Coney
Island’s historic structures.
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"This is a huge day in the history of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey," said Stephen C. Yaros, Feld Entertainment's VP of Event Marketing and Sales, Northeast Region. "The arrival of The Coney Island BOOM A RING marks the first time ever that The Greatest Show On Earth® will be performing in Brooklyn -- the first time this show will be in New York City -- and the first time it will be performing under the big top. This is definitely an historic occasion!"
Traveling nearly 3,500 miles from Mobile Stadiums, Ltd. in Sheffield, England, to Coney Island, the state-of-the-art air-conditioned main tent is approximately 28,842 sq. ft. and will seat 2,400 patrons for each performance. The foyer tent, which will house the food court, is approximately 8,625 sq. ft. Both will be the most visible cornerstones of Feld Entertainment's major site renovation. Throughout the process, Feld has worked closely with lot owner Taconic Investment Partners, whose cooperation has been instrumental in bringing The Greatest Show On Earth to Coney Island.
All these efforts will culminate in the historic opening night erformance that will take place June 18 and include a special Salute To Coney Island.
For a complete schedule of performances and more information on The Coney Island BOOM A RING, including ticket sales, visit www.Ringling.com/ConeyIsland, or call 1-800-745-3000. Group orders are available through "Group Sales Box Office" at 800-223-7565 or BestofBroadway.com.
I wrote to the manager of Magical Midway, the park I visited when doing the new Imagine Coney article on my website, to ask a few more questions about their rides. Instead, I got a letter back from the park's owner, who is also director of Funtime, the parent company who manufactures all the rides shown on new page, and along with answering my questions, revealed to me that....They have a SLINGSHOT that needs to be relocated after the end of this season!!
Fiery tattoos engulf the entire back and neck while coiled the head a lone sprinkler to keep hell at bay.
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