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Upcoming: Coney Island USA Benefit @ Vox Pop in Ditmas Park

January 21st, 2009 · No Comments

There’s a benefit coming up on Thursday for Coney Island USA that is called “Save Coney Island” (which is an entirely different effort) on Thursday (1/22). Per the email that land in our inbox:

Starting at 7PM, everyone is invited to come show their support for Coney Island and enjoy: Complimentary wine from George Spirits. Screening of Peter LiPera’s short documentary “Save Coney Island.” Guest speaker and Unofficial Mayor of Coney Island: Dick Zigun. Side Show Performances by Serpentina and Donny Vomit. Musical performances by TJ Sawn and The Xylopholks. Tickets are $25 (donation) and all proceeds benefit Coney Island USA, Coney Islands not-for-profit arts organization. Vox Pop, part cafe, bar and performance space (and all-around awesome place to be!) is located at 1022 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn.

We encourage everyone to attend, but we’re going to have something to say about the disorganized state of the Coney Island opposition and how it has made it easier over time for both developer Joe Sitt and city planners to rule the day. Anyway, go to the benefit, but unless we’re missing something here, don’t confuse it with the Save Coney Island group.

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