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September 28, 2016
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Events

Coney Island Sideshow

By Alexandra Glorioso

Scott Baker, Angelica Insectavora, and Serpentina
Photo Courtesy of Coney Island

Every Sat. and Sun., 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.:┬áThe sideshow seats 99 people and there is a freak bar (serving beer) and a gift shop in the lobby. Both the inside and the outside of the historic 1917 building are decorated in canvas sideshow banners painted by Valerie Haller and Marie Roberts. The building was originally Child’s Restaurant which employed singing waiters. In the 1950’s and 60’s it was home to Dave Rosen’s Wonderland Circus Sideshow where such legends as Sealo the Seal Boy, JoJo the Dogfaced Boy, tattooed man Jack Dracula and talker Bobby Reynolds once worked and performed.

Tickets can be purchased at the door only on the day of performance.

No reservations.

$7.50 for Adults and $5 for children under 12 years old.

Sideshows By The Seashore

Corner of Surf Avenue & West 12th Street in the heart of the Coney Island amusement park.

www.coneyisland.com

 

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