Summertime means many things to people, but for me, the hot and humid
nights call for a romp to Coney Island. Every Friday night among the
glittering games, towering Wonder Wheel and loud-booming music pouring
from the Polar Express, fireworks are set off about 9:30 on the beach.
They are so close you can smell the burning explosives mingling with
French fries and Nathan’s hot dogs, which by the way you now let you
know just how many calories you are pumping into you sweaty beach bound
One of the best parts about going to Coney Island is stopping by
Sideshows by the Seashore, a classic “freak show” and cabaret venue.
Take a break at their freak show bar on your way to the Cyclone and
sample a Coney Island craft lager by Shmaltz. Choose your favorite
freak from the “Sword Swallower” steel hop lager to “Albino Python”
white lager, all images modeled after real, live freaks. And, if you
happen to be there on a Thursday or Friday night, indulge in the
wonderful world of burlesque and Sideshows weekly Burlesque on the Beach
This past Friday I was treated to The Peach Tartes, a storytelling
burlesque troupe, and their special guest, The World Famous *BOB* and
her “big top.” And yes, that top is big...
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