Friday, April 10, 2009

Coney Events: Coney Island History Project History Day Event

This Easter Sunday, hop on over and ride the Cyclone Roller Coaster and upon exiting pay a visit to the grand Coney Island History Project's exhibition center snuggled under the coaster itself. The Coney Island History Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to reserve the vastly colorful history of our wondrous Coney Island through personal accounts, images, and artifacts. It also strives to encourage appreciation for today's Coney Island and for the protection of it's unique character for the future. The exhibit will be open April 12, from 12-5 pm for the season's first History Day Event.

From the CIHP press release:

During our History Day event, the first of which was held in 2005, the public is invited to record their personal memories and share their photographs and other memorabilia. Selected interviews and visual material are accessible at our online archive. Charles Denson and Amanda Deutch will be doing interviews from 12-5pm on April 12 in our professional recording studio.

The CIHP exhibition center will open for the 2009 season on Memorial Day Weekend with a new exhibition "Coney Island Icons". Located on Surf Avenue just east of West 10th Street, the center is open free of charge on weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For additional info, contact the History Project at or 718-266-0012.

No comments: