KINETIC CARNIVAL - The Coney Island Blog

A space of musings, past and current as well as the future of amusements in the legendary Coney Island and Beyond!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Gangs back in Coney? The Warriors revisit their old stomping grounds this August 2nd

The Netflix Rolling Roadshow celebrates classic American movies by screening them in the locations they helped make famous. And to kick of the Rolling Roadshow – first up to the plate with bats in hand are “The Warriors”.
Each screening will include cast reunions and question-and-answer sessions with the filmmakers. As well as a special interactive event for each screening. Interactive? No, this is not smell-a-vision. This is something more.
In the movie, a rival leader kills Cyrus and the Coney Island gang called "The Warriors" is wrongly blamed for his death. Quickly, the cops and every gang in the city are after the Warriors. In the film, the Warriors make their way from one end of New York to their home turf back in Coney Island.
So, too, will your gang run the gauntlet, traversing all five boroughs on the subway if you
choose to join "The Warriors Subway Scavenger Hunt."

The scavenger hunt will take place before the movie.
1:00 PM
97th Street and Riverside Park
Manhattan

Here is the scenario:
The Warriors Subway Scavenger Hunt
Teams can sign up in groups of nine delegates. All participants are requested to be in full "colors", just as gang members are in the film. Cyrus will be there to kick off the rally and give your team instructions. The team that arrives at the screening location first with all aspects of the scavenger hunt completed wins.

Grand Prize:
Nine leather "Warriors" vests, and an August 3rd brunch with the cast and crew of The Warriors!
To sign up for the scavenger hunt;
click here.

If you get to the screening in one piece – the movie goes on at:
8:30 PM
Asser Levy Park amphitheater
Between Sea Breeze and Ocean Parkway at W. 2nd street (off Surf Avenue)
Coney Island, NY

Good luck and please scavenge safely.

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posted by Omar Robau @ 7/15/2006 04:05:00 AM  0 comments links to this post

Friday, July 14, 2006

THIS OR THAT! Burlesque game show at Sideshows by the Seashore!

NEW LIVE SHOWS! NEW AMAZING ACTS! FABULOUS PRIZES!

Come see us LIVE at Coney Island USA's Burlesque at the Beach Series this Summer!
This or That! the TV show Now Airing in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Arlington VA/Washington D.C. !
See the This or That! Girls Bambi and Bunny Luv, Julie Atlas Muz, The Great Fredini, their special guests and YOU in a Zany & Unforgettable night of Good Clean Fun!



July 14, 2006 at 10pm
At the SideShows by the Seashore Theater in Coney Island.
Surf Ave. and W. 12th St.

Tickets $15

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Siren: The 6th Annual Music Fest on two Coney Stages!

The Village Voice Siren Music Festival is a registered trademark of Village Voice, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Illustration by Paul Antonson

This year the diverse group of indie rock bands descend on two Coney Island Stages.
The Siren Music Festival has become a leading outdoor music festival, drawing over 100,000 indie rock music fans from all around the northeast.

The line-up of successful, up-and-coming, and aspiring bands include:
SCISSOR SISTERS, SHE WANTS REVENGE, STARS, ART BRUT, THE STILLS, TAPES 'N TAPES, THE CRIBS, SERENA MANEESH, CELEBRATION, DIRTY ON PURPOSE, MAN MAN, THE ROGERS SISTERS, DEADBOY & THE ELEPHANTMEN, PRIESTESS AND THE MISSHAPES DJS
Are all scheduled to perform live throughout the historic Coney Island amusement park

For more information and updates on this FREE, ALL-DAY, ALL-AGES music festival call: The Village Voice Siren Music Festival Hotline
at 212-475-4022.
Or visit
The Siren Music Festival Official Site

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posted by Omar Robau @ 7/12/2006 12:44:00 AM  0 comments links to this post

Saturday, July 08, 2006

The Lighting Spectacular Flared With Slight Mixed Emotions.


[Parachute Jump Lighting Ceremony video clip will be posted here through YouTube.com]

The switch was flipped and a new chapter began as Coney's Parachute jump awoke to life, adorned with a brand new outfit laden with dazzling colored lights and flickers. The oohs and aahhs rumbled along the boardwalk as all eyes beamed up towards the darkened sky awaiting the mark of a new beginning in Coney's latest revival.


Night lights for Coney Island's Parachute Jump [NewYorkOlogy]
Coney Parachute Jump to Light Up the Brooklyn Night [Gowanus Lounge]
The Parachute Jump [Amusement Park History]

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posted by Omar Robau @ 7/08/2006 05:03:00 AM  0 comments links to this post

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Koby Wins Again !


6th Consecutive Weiner Crown
Koby (53.75) fights off challenge from Chestnut (52)
Takeru Kobayashi of Japan ended the 2006 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog contest as champion once again, setting a new world record of 53 and 3/4 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes.

But not with a major challenge from rookie Joey Chestnut of San Jose, CA, who set a new American record of 52 Hot Dogs and buns in 12 minutes.
Chestnut led Kobayashi for the first half of the contest, establishing a two hot dog lead before falling behind the five-time winner from Nagoya. By the 10 minute mark, Chestnut was a dog and half behind and could not mount the comeback necessary to win.
Never before, however, has an American performed so well against Kobayashi and never before has an American been so galvanized by a sports hero. The crowd of more than 30,000 cheered Chestnut on throughout the contest, but especially in the final minutes chanting "Joey", "Joey".
Sonya Thomas placed third with 37 hot dogs and buns.
"The
Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest has become a highlight of America's greatest patriotic holiday," said Waynbe Norbitz, President and COO of Nathan's Famous. "It epitomizes the spirit associated with summer each year."
"The Tsunami", accomplishments worthy of special page in his honor
Takeru Kobayashi From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [Wikipedia]
Champions "face off" with Mayor Bloomberg at weigh-in for 88th annual contest [Nathans' Famous]

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posted by Omar Robau @ 7/06/2006 02:35:00 AM  1 comments links to this post

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

DreamLand Coney Island 1905 -1925 Art Exhibition


This summer in August, Ricco/Maresca Gallery will present original drawings, blueprints, and vintage photographs of New York City’s favorite amusement park, Coney Island!

The collection, assembled by historian Fredrich Fried, is the most comprehensive archive of Coney Island’s history. The show with include original drawings for the Dreamland amusement park, blueprints of the W.F. Mangells carousel, and colorful renderings of the shooting gallery amusements.

Never before has the collection exhibited publicly.

Dreamland: Coney Island 1905-1925
June 29 - August 19, 2006
Opening Event Thursday June 29, 6-8pm

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posted by Omar Robau @ 7/05/2006 03:31:00 PM  0 comments links to this post

Happy 4th of July !


As the Curbed blog presented a few days ago. This is just an idea of what the Coney Island Parachute Jump will look like when it's all lit-up and prettyfied. The new era for the structure (Brooklyn's Eiffel Tower) starts this Friday, July 7th at 9pm.

Though the skies over Coney were quiet and tame this 4th of July - the park and beach still bustled. This Friday the fireworks are back.

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posted by Omar Robau @ 7/05/2006 05:10:00 AM  0 comments links to this post

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

WELCOME !

(Photo from "Lost And Found" by Charles Denson)

Thanks for finding me here at Kinetic Carnival. I realized there weren't any real blogs exclusively about the legendary Coney Island.

********** SO HERE IT IS *****************

This will be a forum for all that is Coney Island and related! Pictures, stories, and current happenings.

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posted by Omar Robau @ 7/04/2006 04:31:00 AM  1 comments links to this post