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Educational Initiative

My purpose as a muralist is to educate the public about important causes, and to communicate positive messages that motivate and inspire people (particularly youth) to follow the high road in life, and become more active contributors to their communities. Murals for cites and towns can be sponsored by local Rotary clubs, beautification committees and politicians who are looking to promote more tourism and business into their communities.

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Press Release – Master Long Island Muralist Pays Tribute To Hurricane Sandy Impacted Long Island Landmarks




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May 31, 2013 Coney Island Mural Volunteer Project To Restore it From Hurricane Sandy

 Final Renderings For Panels 1 & 2 for Coney Island Murals

  •  I Designed a mural for the wall of The Kensington Way in Coney Island and

  • supervised 20 volunteers to paint it. It was a great experience to witness the
  • transformation of these people into artists, and to feed on all their positive energy.
  • Category: Tourism Cares for America

    Tourism Cares for New York City

    Tourism Cares for New York City

    May 30 & 31, 2013, New York, NY — Tourism Cares, NYC & Company and the City of New York eagerly welcome volunteers to give back to Coney Island and the shoreline at Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn & Queens in May of 2013.

    Volunteers are urged to participate in an effort at Coney Island to paint playground benches, light posts, water fountains and decorative trash receptacles and at Jamaica Bay, Queens, participate in dune preservation and beach clean-up projects at Fort Tilden Beach.   As a part of this program, special grants will also be awarded to selected tourism related sites that have suffered losses attributed to Hurricane Sandy.

    Tentative Schedule of Events

    Subject to change. Please check back for regular updates

    Thursday, May 30

    6pm – 8pm: Opening Icebreaker Reception

    Register and meet your fellow volunteers! This event is limited, so please RSVP when registering.

    Friday, May 31

    9am – 4pm: Work Day!

    Volunteers will be split into two groups – one will be working at Coney Island and the other at Jamaica Bay.

    Breakfast, snacks, lunch and an after-work BBQ provided

    This Tourism Cares for New York City project also marks the 10th anniversary of the Tourism Cares for America program, which, from its inception at Ellis Island in 2003, has brought together more than 3,500 travel and tourism professionals to volunteer and give back to sites across America. To see what you and your colleagues have accomplished, please click the links to the right to learn more about each project.


    Photos Courtesy of Dominic Perri/NYC & Company

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Amusing the Zillion Online Newspaper August 16, 2012

Amusing the Zillion

A former carny kid casts an insider’s eye on the amusement business, Coney Island, and fun places in between




Posts Tagged ‘Bonnie Siracusa’

Art of the Day: Steeplechase Funny Place by Bonnie Siracusa

Posted in amusement park, art, tagged Bonnie Siracusa, post office, Steeplechase Park on August 16, 2012 | 8 Comments »

Steeplechase Mural by Bonnie Siracusa, Mermaid Avenue Post Office, Coney Island. Photo by AmusingtheZillion.com

When Coney Island’s amusement area had a U.S. Post Office on Surf Avenue in Steeplechase Park, visitors mailed hundreds of thousands of postcards from the World’s Playground. Steeplechase closed in 1964 but Coney Island’s post office on Mermaid Avenue at 28th Street is worth a trip. It’s a bit of a hike from the amusement area but the interior is decorated with murals of Steeplechase, the Funny Place by artist Bonnie Siracusa. The Human Roulette Wheel, Parachute Jump and Pavilion of Fun are among the subjects along with the Wonder Wheel and the Cyclone.