Neighborhood Highlights

Must-See Coney Island

by staff, 05/14/2014

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  • Coney Island Museum
    1208 Surf Ave., 718-372-5159
    Coney Island History Project
    3059 W. 12th St., 347-702-8553
    The Coney Island Museum, reopening on Memorial Day after being dormant since 2012, 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 venue for a Saturday night film series put on 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 exhibit, Steeplechase: The Evolution of an Icon, can be viewed on weekend afternoons, and Coney Island walking tours ($20), sponsored by the group, are offered on Sundays.

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