Must-See Coney Island
by nycgo.com staff, 05/13/2014 [Updated 05/20/2015]
Coney Island Museum. Photo: Jen Davis
Coney Island Museum
1208 Surf Ave., 718-372-5159
Coney Island History Project
3059 W. 12th St., 347-702-8553
The Coney Island Museum features a number of displays that celebrate the amusement park and surrounding neighborhood. There’s a 3-D printed scale model of the old Luna Park, work by Brooklyn artist Daniel Blake (aka Africasso) and an assortment of oddities and memorabilia. The museum is also the venue for a Saturday night film series put on by the Coney Island Film Society, featuring B-movies and assorted documentaries. Also helping show off the history and heritage of the place, the Coney Island History Project is a decade-old organization that has an exhibition center located practically underneath the Wonder Wheel. Its free exhibition, Coney Island Stereoviews (which features vintage 3-D images of the area), can be perused on weekend afternoons, and 90-minute neighborhood walking tours ($20), sponsored by the group, are offered on Sundays.