From Save Coney Island group:
Four of Coney Island's most historically significant buildings -- three more than a century old -- are in danger. Demolition appears imminent. Developer Thor Equities has thus far ignored the pleas of leading historic preservation groups.
We need to raise our voices and say that we want these buildings saved, restored, and made part of Coney's future.
One of the endangered buildings, the Henderson Music Hall, is where Harpo Marx made his stage debut, alongside his brothers Groucho and Gummo.
That's why we're giving our demonstration a Marx Brothers theme - "A Many Marxes March to Save Coney Island's History."
PLEASE JOIN US!
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m.
WHERE: Meet at the corner of Stillwell and Surf Avenues in Coney Island
WHAT TO BRING: Yourself and your friends. Signs focused on the importance of
saving these buildings and preserving Coney Island' s history are welcome. (We are
trying to keep our message as positive as possible.)
WHAT TO WEAR: Costumes are optional but welcome. In particular, we need Groucho
Marxes and Harpo Marxes! (Groucho glasses are available for $5 at most Halloween
AFTERWARD: Stick around to watch the brand-new Coney Island Children' s
Halloween Parade at noon.
Walking Tour on Sunday (last one!)
Don't miss your final chance this season to join us in our walking tour of historic Coney Island! The guided tour will cover all the historic buildings along Surf Avenue, as well as Coney's existing landmarks. We will discuss the famous history of the district and the importance of restoring its historic buildings in order to create a unique 21st Century Coney Island.
WHERE - In front of the Shore Theater, on the corner of Surf and Stillwell Aves
WHEN - Sunday, October 31st at 11:00 am
FREE! (but suggested donation of $10 appreciated)
All comers get a free Save Coney Island button and a copy of our brand new Save Coney Island map! (while supplies last!)
Forward this to a friend! As always, thanks for your support!
Save Coney Island