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, acrobats and circus artists 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.
Our 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.
With every ticket purchased to pass through the turnstile into the museum, 100% of the proceeds will go to a different charitable cause each month. That’s one full month of turnstile profits that will go to a good cause.