Coney Island Museum re-opens Memorial Day, May 26th
The Coney Island Museum Museum will re-open Memorial Day after being closed for renovation, for the past year and a half. Heat/Ventilation/AC/Fire Alarms/Sprinklers have been installed throughout our landmark 1917 building and the historic terra cotta Spanish Tile roof parapet has been restored. The $1M capital project was funded by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
The CI Museum will reopen with 3 major exhibits: Highlights from our Permanent Collection; a 3D Printed scale model of the original Luna Park by artist Fred Kahl; and an installation by artist Africasso, related to life in the west end of Coney Island.
The Coney Island Museum will also be a venue for The CI Film Society most Saturday nights (separate admision required) - films to be screened include an evening of silent films starring Harry Houdini; home movies from the family who lived in the CI Lighthouse in the 50's/60's; and Beth B's Burlesque movie: Exposed.
Favorite items on display include distortion Fun House Mirrors; vintage Bumping Cars; a 1923 Wicker Rolling Chair; the ultimate Thermos & Cooler collection; and rare 1910 "Hold To Light" Postcards you can switch back & forth from Day to Night views of Dreamland.
Admission to the Museum is $5, $3 for Seniors/Students/residents of 11224. Free for members of Coney Island USA.