Join us this Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of Luna Park with a walking tour of Coney Island’s remaining historic buildings. The guided tour will cover the Coney Island Historic District that we are urging the Landmarks Preservation Commission to create, as well as some of Coney’s existing landmarks.
Learn more about Coney Island’s rich history, the importance of preserving it, and what Save Coney Island is doing to protect what remains of this extraordinary heritage.
WHERE – In front of the Shore Theater, on the corner of Surf and Stillwell Aves
WHEN – Saturday, May 29th at 11:00 am
Join Save Coney Island for a stroll down Surf Avenue in which we will discuss Coney Island’s surviving historic buildings. Unfortunately, several of these buildings are threatened with imminent demolition. These include Henderson’s Music Hall, where Harpo Marx first performed with his brothers Groucho and Gummo, and the Grashorn Building, Coney Island’s oldest structure.
We will have historic pictures so we can see what the buildings once were; and a few brand-new renderings illustrating how these buildings could be creatively restored and reused.
This will be a great opportunity to find out more about the proposed Coney Island Historic District that we hope will eventually join Luna Park and other future amusement parks to form a spectacular 21st-century Coney Island that honors the area’s rich history.
Hope to see you there!