Coney Island USA Juggling Magic Music Party Performing Arts Photography Sideshow Vaudeville Video Women

Coney Island USA Benefit – Amazing Night for All!


Fred Kahl and Dick ZigunThe Great Fredini (Fred Kahl) and Coney Island USA founder/director Dick Zigun.

Adam Bishop and Patrick David Wall

Bambi The Mermaid and Chuck Varga

Reverend Billy and his megaphone reached out to all those present to honor Coney Island USA and Founder  Dick Zigun.

Coney Island’s ‘in house’ photog Norman Blake hard at work capturing the essence of Coney Island USA for years!

Tiger Bay (Miss Coney Island 2017) Patrick Salazar (Mr. Strange) and Fancy Feast (Miss Coney Island 2016

Velvet Crayon performing some of his own tunes.

Adam Realman performs his awesome cigarette swallowing act.

The Great Fredini performs the infamous sideshow trick “human blockhead” with 2 ice picks.

Mat Fraser performs the ‘Sealo the Seal Boy’ act made famous by Stanley Berent in 1941.

Jennifer Miller performed a juggling act with machetes and a hysterical monolog.

Fire eating performer Nola Star lights up the stage with fire and heat! Wonderful act!

Tesla coil, fire and wild makeup are the token ingredients for Jellyboy the Clown.

Unzipping the overalls and revealing the bird costume was burlesque performer Tiger Bay’s act.

One of the many Auction Table’s where curious and wonderful items were going to the highest bidder.

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Reverend Billy with his megaphone preaches to the crowd!

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Magic Photography Sideshow Variety Arts

TOPSY TURVY – Coney Island Artists and the Amusement Utopia @ Deutsche Bank

Marie A Robert's painting. "Circus Sideshow"Here is a photograph I took of the painting by Marie A. Roberts.  This is the first piece of art you see as you enter the hallway.

Marie A Robert’s painting. “Circus Sideshow”

My visit to the lower level Gallery at the Deutsche Bank building at 60 Wall Street was a far reach from Coney Island!

However, there was a lovely exhibit by some of Coney Island artists on display for this ‘special’ showing last night.

On hand were The New York Variety All Stars to entertain the exhibit viewers.

Adam Realman struggles to bend a large thick nail bare handed.Adam Realman struggles to bend a large thick nail bare handed.

Adam Realman shows off the bent nail.Adam Realman shows off the bent nail.

Cardone mystifies the audience of viewers with his amazing card trick.Cardone mystifies the audience of viewers with his amazing card trick.

I got there too late to get pictures of the other member of the trio Kryssy Kocktail

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The artists being exhibited are as follows: (Click on the link for more information on these artists)

Bambi the Mermaid / Aaron Beebe / Zoe Beloff / Coney Island Hysterical Society / Homer Croy / Richard Egan

William F. Mangels / Philomena Marano / Steve Powers / Marie A. Roberts / Dick D. Zigun

The exhibit can be viewed by Collectors and Curators. Contact Aaron Beebe here. Curator of the Exhibit.

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