Monday, October 23, 2006


Since Mrs. Kennedy has proclaimed November National Blog Posting Month, I've decided to accept her challenge and post something to this blog every day in November. It's an ambitious goal, particularly since I tend to get really excited about challenges such as these, only to lose interest one or two days later and ultimately give up without ever really trying. Not this time, dammit. In order for me to have a snowball's chance in hell of actually making it through thirty (30!) posts, I'll have to put together a list of possible topics ahead of time. Any suggestions?

Monday, October 02, 2006

Coney Island or bust

Coney Island is playing host to a couple of cool events this weekend. The 2006 Coney Island Film Festival kicks off this Friday with a screening of AMERICAN CARNY: True Tales of the Circus, followed by an opening night party with appearances from several of our favorite Freak Show performers. All films will be shown at either Sideshows by the Seashore (home of the Coney Island Freak Show) or the Coney Island Museum (conveniently located upstairs). For a full schedule, check out the CIFF website at

Film festivals and side show freaks not your cup of tea? Don't sweat it. As part of the 4th Annual OpenHouseNewYork weekend, October 7-8, the Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment is hosting an Old Theatres of Coney Island walking tour on Saturday, 10/7, at 11:30am. The tour is free (yeah!) and will begin in front of the Shore Theatre at Stillwell and Surf Avenues. For more information about this tour or other BCUE or OHNY events, check out their websites at and, respectively.