The Coney Island History Project’s 2023 exhibition center seasonbegins Memorial Day Weekend with a combination of free indoor and outdoor exhibits. This year’s special exhibition is The Riegelmann Boardwalk: Past, Present, and Future. This fascinating exhibit tells the story of how the Coney Island Boardwalk came into being, how it was constructed, and how it changed Coney Island forever by opening the shoreline to the public. Historic photographs and maps will illustrate the innovative construction techniques that were used for the first time to create Coney Island’s new “Main Street” one hundred years ago in 1923. A century of memorable photographs will be on display.
The New York Aquarium is the oldest continually operating aquarium in the United States, located on the Riegelmann Boardwalk in Coney Island, Brooklyn. It was founded at Castle Garden in Battery Park, Manhattan in 1896, and moved to Coney Island in 1957. New Yorkers seem to be swimming with the sharks a lot more than we use to. We thought it might be a good idea to learn more, and take a closer look from a safe place, inside The New York Aquarium in Coney Island.
The 39th Annual Mermaid Parade has been CANCELLED. Announced today, the Officers and Directors of Coney Island USA stated that it is with great sadness that they will be canceling for the second year in a row due to the uptick in COVID.