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Cosmorama Book Now Available for $10 in our 1208 Surf Ave. Gift Shop or online. Click here to purchase.
Artist and Museum Director Aaron Beebe's meditations on the installation in the Coney Island Museum. This small chapbook is a series of reflections on the 101st anniversary of the destruction of Dreamland in 1911, the significance of endings, and the art installation that commemorates the largest fire in New York City's history before September 11, 2001. Includes a key and map of the Cosmorama and of Dreamland Park
Museum is closed for renovations until the Spring of 2013.
the staircase to the second floor of our historic building at 1208 Surf
Avenue (near West 12th Street) brings you to a small but fascinating museum
of Coney Island memorabilia. The view from the windows overlooks landmark
rides like the Cyclone Rollercoaster, the Wonder Wheel and the Parachute
Jump. The museum itself is full of antiques and fun relics of old rides.
Island Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to interpreting
and preserving the history of Coney Island. Our collection is continually
growing and a walk around the gallery will give you a sense of the importance
of this place to the nation and the world.
several good reasons to pay a visit to The Coney Island Museum:
A TOURIST CENTER
or families spending a day at the beach need a clean bathroom, quality
souvenirs and a friendly, knowledgeable person to answer questions about
the neighborhood. We can help you with those things!
A PLACE TO HEAR A LECTURE OR SEE A FILM
the summer season the museum offers several programs like ASK
THE EXPERTS, a Sunday afternoon series featuring
Coney Island historians, and the CONEY
ISLAND FILM SOCIETY on Saturday Evenings. There are also occasional
for collectors and WALKING TOURS
available for groups of 20 or more.
Sign up for our email list and know
in advance about all shows.
A COOL PLACE TO RENT FOR A PRIVATE PARTY
it or not people have actually gotten married in the Coney Island Museum!
Did you know that Spike Lee rented the place for two weeks as an actor
holding area when he filmed HE GOT GAME in the neighborhood? Denzel Washington
was there! We have also been rented for rock videos and fashion shoots
by the likes of Herb Ritts! Please call for a price quote when you plan
your next party or special event.