Why visit Coney Island and What we can find here
Coney Island has always been the playground of New Yorkers, especially May to September becoming alive during those warm summer months with rides, roller coasters, cotton candy, and Nathan's most famous Hot Dogs, of course.
The beach, usually deserted during the other months will be bustling with activity from May until the end of September. But it is precisely in the height of summer, during the months of July and August, that those warm summer evenings take the colors and the sounds of fireworks.
Every Friday night in July and August, Coney Island offers free fireworks visible from the Beach / Boardwalk at 9.30pm, one more reason to get to Coney Island!
Places to visit Coney Island
The New York Aquarium
602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Open from Sunday to Monday 10:00 am to 5:00/6:00 pm
Great for youngs and adults – discover the new Shark experience!
Coney Island Museum
1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11224
Open Selected Days – June 14th thourgh Labor Day from Wednesday to Saturday from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and Sunday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Great place to find out some Coney Island history.
Coney Art Walls
3050 Stillwell Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Open Every Day
Great place to admire some local Murals and Graffities and snap great photos.
Coney Island Luna Park
1000 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Open every day from April to October
This is the main attraction of the Summer
Nathan’s Famous – Coney Island
1310 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Open every day from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm /12:00 am
Famous for the popular Hot Dogs
Paul’s Daughter – Coney Island
1001 Riegelmann Boardwalk, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Open every day from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Historic Local Eatery right on the Boardwalk
And remeber these are only few of the places you can visit while in Coney Island .... Once you reach the beach, you will soon realize that fun and entertaniment will await you.
The Mermaid Parade - Some History
The Coney Island Annual Mermaid Parade, in its 37th year of celebration, is one of the largest non-profit Art Parades in the entire country with over 3,000 participants.
The parade celebrates arts bringing the ancient Gods and Goddesses of Greek mythology and other underwater creatures alive.
When it originally launched in 1983, taking inspiration from Coney Island's very own streets named Mermaid and Neptune, the parade wanted to help Coney Island to be perceived as more than a mere "entertainment" neighborhood, but a place where New Yorkers could self-express freely and showcase their creativity and arts.
Unlike many parades, the Mermaid one is not affiliated to any specific holiday, religion or ethnicity and thus is very inclusive and open to everybody. It's a Summer Fest that helps to bring people from all over the city to the beach celebrating Coney Island History.
PS: Make sure to not miss the annual Mermaid Parade
-- this year will be held on Saturday June 22nd from 1:00 pm
Who will be the Kings and Queen this year?
King Neptune = Arlo Guthrie and Queen Mermaid = Nora Guthrie
Come and Join us - We'll be waiting!!
YOU CAN SAVE WITH THE NEW YORK CITY EXPLORER PASS
The Luna Park at Coney Island: 24 Ride Pass
Photos From Previous Year