FREE See what Coney Island used to be!
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Today, Coney Island is the best New York beach for seeing old ladies with leathery skin in two piece swim suits and eating something you’ll regret. (Last time I went, my friend gave us explicit instructions not to let him eat at Nathan’s). While it’s still difficult to find towel space on the sand, back in the day it was physically impossible. Coney Island’s beach was so full of people that it was like Times Square on New Year’s, in a way that didn’t make you want to shave off your face. If you’re making the trek down today, check out the Coney Island History Project for FREE. The exhibit has old timey-photos and the original bell from Dreamland Park, so you can see what Coney Island used to be before “Shoot the Freak” was the main oddity. Today is also the last day of the Coney Island Rockabilly Fest, and there’s a pin up contest at 2pm. And when you’ve had enough sitting on the beach and giggling at the cop on John Deer tractors, go get a snack at the food carts near the flea market, unless you’re set on some good old American indigestion.
Coney Island History Project
1208 Surf Avenue
Monday September 7, 1pm to 6pm