April 8: Coney Island History Show and Tell via Zoom

Coney Island History Show and Tell via Zoom

You're invited to join us for “Coney Island History Show & Tell,” an interactive reminiscence event presented by the Coney Island History Project via Zoom on April 8. Do you have historical or personal objects related to Coney Island that you would like to share? Sign up to “show and tell” your story on April 8 or at a future event by emailing events@coneyislandhistory.org. Guest sharers on April 8 include Eric K. Washington, historian and author; Martine Emile, Coney Island filmmaker; and Lola the Illustrator, artist and muralist.  Listeners are welcome and will have an opportunity to ask questions via chat.  

This new biweekly online event is hosted by Tricia Vita and Neter Antoine. Tricia has a certificate in reminiscence and life story work and creates and facilitates reminiscence activities for senior centers and records oral histories for the Coney Island History Project. Neter is a visual artist who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation at CUNY’s Lehman College. She is a 2020-2021 CUNY Cultural Corps intern with the Coney Island History Project.

Tickets for "Coney Island History Show & Tell" are free of charge. Advance registration is required and capacity is limited. Registrants will be sent the Zoom link two days before the event.

👉  Register via Eventbrite for Thursday, April 8 at 7:00PM - 8:00PM.

This program is supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York City Councilman Mark Treyger.



I have pictures of my sister and myself at Coney Island in the 1950’s. Also pictures on rides that no longer exists. Steeplechase round tickets. My parents took us there almost every Sunday for years and sometimes in the evening on a week night to see fireworks. Oh ! let’s not forget my mom had to buy us the best pizza I have ever eaten to this day (a place somewhere on the boardwalk). I already was older when I heard the Steeplechase was no longer. I actually cried. You see, even when it rained on a Sunday we could still go and have fun. The Steeplechase had rides inside a structure so we wouldn’t get wet. I truly miss the old days.

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