Coney Island

Save the Date! On Friday, June 3, the Coney Island History Project presents Jokes with Josue: A Haitian Puppet Show created and performed by Emmanuel Elpenord. The free performance will be at Deno's Wonder Wheel Park, 3059 West 12th Street in...
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Save the Date! On Sunday, May 22, the Coney Island History Project presents a performance of Greek music and dance in honor of Denos and Lula Vourderis, the founders of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park. Dancers from the Greek American Folklore...
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The Coney Island History Project is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibit "Barbara Rosenberg: Coney Island Street Photography, 1964-2010" on view from May 28 through September 5, 2022. Barbara Rosenberg (1938-2016) was born and raised in New...
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Tymell Murphy is a professional basketball player and the author of a new book, Poetry in Motion: Poems and Stories.  Photo courtesy of Tymell Murphy. Among the recent additions to the Coney Island History Project's oral history archive are...
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"Growing Up in the 1950s," the new episode of Coney Island Stories, is being released today. Listen and subscribe via your fave podcast app or the podcast page on our website. Season Two’s theme is “Growing Up in Coney Island” through the decades...
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"Growing Up in the 1940s," the new episode of Coney Island Stories, is being released today. Listen and subscribe via your fave podcast app or the podcast page on our website. The 1940s started out with the Parachute Jump moving to Steeplechase...
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You're invited to visit the Coney Island History Project's exhibition center on Coney's traditional opening day, Palm Sunday, April 10, and on Easter Sunday, April 17. We'll be open special hours--1:00PM-6:00PM. Admission is free of charge. View...
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The Coney Island History Project launches Season Two of our oral history podcast Coney Island Stories on Tuesday, March 8th. This season’s theme is “Growing Up in Coney Island” through the decades, from the 1930s to the 21st century. In Episode One...
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We’re thrilled to announce the Coney Island History Project has been awarded funding of $8,915 from Humanities New York to produce a second season of our popular podcast, Coney Island Stories. HNY “SHARP” (Sustaining the Humanities Through the...
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Wash away 2021 and dive into the New Year at the Coney Island Polar Bear Club's 119th Annual New Year's Day Plunge! "You are reborn when you come here," says Abiodun "Abi" Bello of the health benefits of cold water swimming in his oral history ...
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