Friday, April 13, 2007

Coney '07 Events: 1st Annual Congress Of Curious Peoples

Coney Island U.S.A. brings us the
1st Anual Congress of Curious Peoples

The SuperFreak Week starts April 13th and runs through to the 22nd!

And this weekend is the beginning of the biggest week in Coney Island Sideshow history! It all starts on Friday night with the BIG OPENING NIGHT PARTY. Then we bring you a different Freakish event every day for a FULL WEEK, moving from two days of Human Curiosities to an action packed week of Drag Fabulousness, Freaky Juggling, 22nd century Sideshow, unbelievable art stunts, and Strange and Unusual Feats. It all culminates in our final, two day long alumni extravaganza. Don't miss it!!


Opening Night Party with FREE BEER!!

Help celebrate the lives of five freak show legends as we introduce Coney Island USA's "Freak Show Hall of Fame". Living legends of the sideshow stage will introduce our first class of inductees. This year we welcome PT Barnum, John Merrick- The Elephant Man, General Tom Thumb, Samuel Gumpertz, and Melvin Burkhardt. COME to the festivities a sober supplicant! WITNESS the sacred ritual and chant "gooba gaaba one of us"! RELEASE yourself through drunken discussion about nominees for next year, criteria and categories, where to install the Hall of Fame, whether you have to be dead to be elected, etc. All are welcome!! Vendors of freak paraphernalia are particularly welcome.

Only At Sideshows by the Seashore Theater
W. 12th St. and Surf Ave. Coney Island
8:00 PM

SUPER FREAK WEEKEND featuring London's MAT FRASER; RAVI, the Indian Rubber Boy; KOKO THE KILLER CLOWN and everyone's favorite bearded Woman, JENNIFER MILLER.

Saturday and Sunday, April 14 & 15
Only At Sideshows by the Seashore Theater
W. 12th St. and Surf Ave. Coney Island
1:00 - 8:00 PM
$6 Adults, $4 Kids

For all the curiosity on the 1st Annual Congress of Curious Peoples, visit the fabulous Coney Island U.S.A. website!

ALSO currently running at the Coney Island U.S.A. Museum

Paintings, Installations and Love Letters by Hawley HusseySeagate Resident and Coney Island Artist Hawley Hussey brings you Love Letters from Coney Island.

running March 17 thru June 3, 2007
Only in the Coney Island Museum!
1208 Surf Ave.
Saturdays and Sundays year round

Love Letter Performance with QUEEN TIPSEY, BLUESMAN ROBERT ROSS, Jon Loyd and Mermaid Hawley.
Sunday April 22, 2007
Only in the Coney Island Museum!
1208 Surf Ave.
Artists Reception at 5:30PM
Performance starts at 6pm

Images: courtesy of Coney Island U.S.A.

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