From Coney Island’s earliest days as a natural park to its heyday as a place for amusement and bathing in the late 1800s and early 1900s. From its destruction and decline in the middle 20th century to its revitalization in the 21st, Coney Island has had a long and interesting history. Clara Coquette presents a tale of this history through burlesque and sideshow with tributes to Coney Island’s rides and amusement parks, bathing beauties and circus performers, events and characters, and much more.
“Coney Island is and always will be 'the people's playground.' It's a place where people of all backgrounds come to have a good time.” quote Coney Island born, photographer Harold Feinstein. Come take your place in the history of Coney Island among the amusements and grand boardwalk.
The People’s Playground: A Tribute to the History of Coney Island takes place Friday, May 25th, 10pm at Coney Island USA, as part of the Burlesque at the Beach Series. Producer Clara Coquette performs alongside such historic talents of Bambi the Mermaid, The Brides of Burlesque: Aurora North and Faux Pas le Fae, Beelzebabe, Miss Coney Island 2018: Gigi Bonbon, Little Miss Lixx, Wae Messed, Nasty Canasta, and Rita N. Wink. Come see the long, rich, and colorful history of Coney Island as told through Burlesque at the Beach at Coney Island USA.
All ticket sales are non-refundable and WILL CALL only to be picked up night of performance, at our box office at 1208 Surf Avenue. TICKETS WILL NOT SHIP. There are no extra service fees for online purchase.