Meet Dick Zigun, “Honorary Mayor of Coney Island” and learn about the beginnings of Coney Island USA. Under Dick, Coney Island USA developed and produced a number of beloved summer programs including the Mermaid Parade and the Coney Island Circus Sideshow.
Dick moved to Coney Island in 1979, when the historic amusement park was just getting by on life support. At that time Coney Island was a scary place to be, but Dick had a vision and over time has been able to see his vision come to pass.
Dick also talks at length about Lillie Santangelo and her famous Wax Musee where Coney Island USA was born.