Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Coney Events: Coney Island Now, Then & Forever

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A historic puppetry musical mayem spectacle to unfold in Brooklyn.

Come experience the thrill of Coney Island and the pleasure of Victorian Toy Theater with Magic, Music and Mermaids on a winter afternoon in the warm and cozy Historic Chapel at Green-Wood!

Coney Island–Now, Then & Forever, is an exciting multi-media show that celebrates the history and legends of Coney Island here at Green-Wood. Combining music, Victorian Mermaids, hand-carved marionettes and storytelling, these shows will bring life and depth to many of Coney’s legendary showmen

We're working with the brilliant Theresa Linnihan, director of The Puppeteer's Cooperative and this show will take place over three weekends at the lovely and cozy Green-Wood Chapel (history is everywhere here...the Chapel was built in 1911 by the same firm that built New York's Grand Central Station and that's the same year the bell plunged into the water", says Gene Ritter, diver who found the Dreamland Pier Bell and who will have the bell as part of this wonderful event.

Coney Island Now, Then & Forever
Saturdays: January 9, 16, 23
Sundays: January 10, 17, 24
Two performances each day: 1:00PM & 3:00PM
at a National historic landmark–Est. 1838
Main entrance is located at 500 25th Street (on 5th Avenue) in Brooklyn.
For more info, call 718.768.7300 or visit on-line at greenwoodcemetery.org

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