Live Radio Hour: Coney Island
Housing Works’ Bookstore Café (126 Crosby St., Manhattan)
Join your hosts Mark Jacobson and the Living Legend Larry Ratso Sloman for a Coney Island myth and reality tour.
Tonight’s show will center on Coney Island (of the Mind) and in (so-called) Reality. Before radio, television, and Disneyland there was Coney. Guests will invoke the world’s playground in its heyday, decline and its coming re-heyday: Aaron Beebe, curator of the Coney Island Museum, Adam the First Real Man, sword swallower and performer of other odd acts. Writer Michael Daly reads from his new book and discusses Coney of the 1970s with photographer James Hamilton. Boffo musical guests: The Beehive Queen Christine Ohlman, Doug Skinner and Shilpa Ray on the mighty harmonium. All this and burlesque too!