Ask the Experts: Gary Heiden, Roller Coaster Kids; Tales of 1960's

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Ask the Experts: Gary Heiden, Roller Coaster Kids; Tales of 1960's

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Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 5:00pm

Included with Coney Island Museum Admission, $5 for Adults, $3 for Seniors, Kids (under 12) and residents of  Zip Code 11224. Free for members of Coney Island USA! Purchase tickets at the door.

Roller Coaster Kids; Tales of 1960's Coney Island is a Brooklyn artist's wild coming of age memoir that chronicles the author's many unforgettable friendships and adventures while growing up in the uniquely wonderful Brooklyn, New York City neighborhood of Coney Island, during the tumultuous decade of the 1960s.  By the start of the 1960s, only one historic Coney Island amusement park remained, George C. Tilyou's Steeplechase Park. Who better to tell this 1960s Coney Island story than the author, who may have been the very last kid to go on a ride in the doomed, ill-fated grand amusement park, when he dared to "sneak" a ride down the famed giant Panama Slide after it was condemned.  As events of the 1960s are recalled, the book is also hauntingly relevant in 2019.

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