Another chance to shake your Coney-maker

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You partied for Coney Island on Tuesday, so now it’s time to shake your Coney-maker once more.

The legendary Pontani Sisters (pictured) will headline yet another fundraiser for the “Save Coney Island” group, the self-styled (and sometimes scantily clad) advocates for an expanded amusement area and opponents of both the city’s and landowner Joe Sitt’s plan for the amusement zone to share space with hotels and shopping centers.

This benefit is going to be bigger and better than the last one.

“It’s much more of an extravaganza, with a lot of burlesque and sideshow performers,” said Dianna Carlin, also known as Lola Staar of the boutique that bears the name and the roller rink she started last year in the old Child’s restaurant.

Yes, there’ll be bands so you can shake your Coney-maker, but the stars will be the burlesque queens of Brooklyn, including Peekaboo Pointe, Gigi La Femme and Dame Cuchifrita, plus a sideshow act MC’d by the great Fred Kahl, the Great Fredini.

Coney Island benefit party at Southpaw [125 Fifth Ave., between Sterling and St. Johns places in Park Slope, (718) ]. Saturday, April 11, 8 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door. For info, visit or

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