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Coney Island History Day
[POSTPONED] We're sorry, due to the rainy forecast on Saturday, August 11, and on Sunday, we are postponing our 8th annual History Day event for this weekend. We plan to reschedule it with the same programming for a date in September or October...
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Astroland's Astrotower  Photos by Charles Denson What's in a name? It depends. I've been asked my opinion about naming new Coney Island attractions after old ones, specifically the name "Astrotower," which is being co-opted by Luna Park to use on...
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Coney Island Creek exhibit at Coney Island History Project
The Coney Island History Project's special exhibition for the 2018 season, opening Memorial Day Weekend and on view through Labor Day, is "Coney Island Creek and the Natural World." Coney Island is best known for its magnificent artifice, a...
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The Coney Island History Project recently unveiled our latest collaboration with P.S. 90, the Magnet School for Environmental Studies and Community Wellness. Located on West 12th Street, just down the block from the History Project, the school has a...
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History Plaques
Celebrate Historic Coney Island! 7th ANNUAL HISTORY DAY at Deno's Wonder Wheel Park and The Coney Island History Project FREE EVENTS ALL DAY! 12:00PM – 5:00PM. Enjoy Music, Entertainment, Art & History! Saturday, August 5th Deno’s Wonder...
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History Day Coney Island
6th ANNUAL HISTORY DAY S̶a̶t̶u̶r̶d̶a̶y̶ ̶A̶u̶g̶u̶s̶t̶ ̶6̶t̶h̶ ̶1̶p̶m̶-̶6̶p̶m̶ Sunday August 7th At Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park & The Coney Island History Project DUE TO SATURDAY'S FORECAST, HISTORY DAY WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY AUGUST...
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On September 21, 1966, real estate developer Fred Trump threw a demolition party at Steeplechase Park’s Pavilion of Fun, exactly two years after Coney Island’s legendary amusement park had closed.  While the champagne flowed and bikinied models...
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Immigrants Who Made Coney Island Famous
On Thursday, May 26, Coney Island History Project director Charles Denson will give a slide talk called "Immigrants Who Made Coney Island Famous" at the Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue at West 19th Street. The talk begins at 6:30pm and...
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Steeplechase Pavilion Coney Island History Project
The Coney Island History Project's first special exhibit of the 2016 season, opening on Memorial Day Weekend, will be "The 50th Anniversary of Fred Trump's Demolition of the Steeplechase Pavilion." A half century ago Coney's most beautiful and...
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The mysterious Childs Restaurant Building, with its nautical-themed terra cotta decorations, has fascinated Coney Island visitors for years. Charles Denson's film illustrates the structure's history and future. The Boardwalk landmark will reopen in...
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