Added to your love list
0 Love It

Coney Island USA Spring Gala 2014: The Ides of March (slide show)

Burlesque stars, bands and lots more wowed the crowd at Coney Island USA's annual fundraiser.

1/41
Photograph: Norman Blake
Coney Island USA Spring Gala
2/41
Photograph: Norman Blake
Coney Island USA Spring Gala
3/41
Photograph: Kenny Lombardi

Coney Island USA Spring Gala

4/41
Photograph: Norman Blake
Coney Island USA Spring Gala
5/41
Photograph: Kenny Lombardi

Coney Island USA Spring Gala

6/41
Photograph: Kenny Lombardi

Coney Island USA Spring Gala

7/41
Photograph: Kenny Lombardi

Coney Island USA Spring Gala

8/41
Photograph: Norman Blake
Coney Island USA Spring Gala
9/41
Photograph: Norman Blake
Coney Island USA Spring Gala
10/41
Photograph: Norman Blake
Coney Island USA Spring Gala
11/41
Photograph: Norman Blake
Coney Island USA Spring Gala
12/41
Photograph: Norman Blake
Coney Island USA Spring Gala
13/41
Photograph: Norman Blake
Coney Island USA Spring Gala
14/41
Photograph: Norman Blake
Coney Island USA Spring Gala
15/41
Photograph: Norman Blake
Coney Island USA Spring Gala
16/41
Photograph: Norman Blake
Coney Island USA Spring Gala
17/41
Photograph: Norman Blake
Coney Island USA Spring Gala
18/41
Photograph: Norman Blake
Coney Island USA Spring Gala
19/41
Photograph: Norman Blake
Coney Island USA Spring Gala
20/41
Photograph: Norman Blake
Coney Island USA Spring Gala
21/41
Photograph: Norman Blake
Coney Island USA Spring Gala
22/41
Photograph: Norman Blake
Coney Island USA Spring Gala
23/41
Photograph: Norman Blake
Coney Island USA Spring Gala
24/41
Photograph: Norman Blake
Coney Island USA Spring Gala
25/41
Photograph: Norman Blake
Coney Island USA Spring Gala
26/41
Photograph: Kenny Lombardi

Coney Island USA Spring Gala

27/41
Photograph: Kenny Lombardi

Coney Island USA Spring Gala

28/41
Photograph: Kenny Lombardi

Coney Island USA Spring Gala

29/41
Photograph: Kenny Lombardi

Coney Island USA Spring Gala

30/41
Photograph: Kenny Lombardi

Coney Island USA Spring Gala

31/41
Photograph: Kenny Lombardi

Coney Island USA Spring Gala

32/41
Photograph: Kenny Lombardi

Coney Island USA Spring Gala

33/41
Photograph: Kenny Lombardi

Coney Island USA Spring Gala

34/41
Photograph: Kenny Lombardi

Coney Island USA Spring Gala

35/41
Photograph: Kenny Lombardi

Coney Island USA Spring Gala

36/41
Photograph: Kenny Lombardi

Coney Island USA Spring Gala

37/41
Photograph: Kenny Lombardi

Coney Island USA Spring Gala

38/41
Photograph: Kenny Lombardi

Coney Island USA Spring Gala

39/41
Photograph: Kenny Lombardi

Coney Island USA Spring Gala

40/41
Photograph: Kenny Lombardi

Coney Island USA Spring Gala

41/41
Photograph: Kenny Lombardi

Coney Island USA Spring Gala

More than any other single entity you can name, Coney Island USA, founded and led by the venerable Dick Zigun, is responsible for the city's (and the country's) ongoing burlesque and sideshow renaissance. The not-for-profit organization is still working hard to promote that scene, all while giving us joy via the Mermaid Parade, the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, Burlesque at the Beach, the Coney Island Museum, the Coney Island Film Festival and lots more. The gang’s annual fund-raising extravaganza, held at Webster Hall on Saturday, March 15, featured  great live music, sideshow freaks, go-go dancers, aerialists, burlesque stars and DJs—not to mention plenty of general carousing. And, of course, mermaids!

Follow Bruce Tantum on Twitter: @BruceTantum

Comments

0 comments