Using the best, purest and most humane ingredients available, Sideshow Gelato makes our Italian style ice cream the way it's made in Italy. We might have interesting flavors but we aim to preserve the techniques of balanced gelato made with milk from grass fed, pasture raised cows that has that 1% extra milk fat to give you the taste and feel of Italy.
More than a summer job scooping ice cream, Sideshow Gelato is a safe environment for teens and young adults to get the experience they need to develop and hone their performance skills.
At the shop there will be a full time stage manager and mentor. Amongst other duties they will be responsible for working with the city’s young magicians, jugglers, performers to train and develop their skills and acts. Through an average working day they will scoop gelato and, several times, take the stage to perform and make extra money.
They will learn the history of their field of performance and be encouraged to develop and grow to keep these classic skills alive.
Not all of us are the same. Some are "very special people". There is a long history of people that society looked down upon because of their differences who formed a community, entertained and had happy lives despite of their situation. We strive to tell their stories and hold them up as role models.
Our theme "dime museum" of the unusual will be open to the public to see the strange and unusual objects inside. The exhibits are not only there to shock and amaze but to educate. In the museum the viewer will learn about sideshow performers who, against all odds, became celebrated around the world. You will learn about the history of the items inside and hear about amazing events from the past that should not be lost to time.
Though free to the public, we ask all who pass through the turnstile into the museum to make a donation to a partnering charity or not for profit with 100% of the proceeds will go to a different charitable cause each month. That’s one full month of visitor donations that will go to a good cause.