9th Annual Coney Island Children’s Halloween Parade

by Denise Marie

PRESS RELEASE:

CONEY ISLAND, October 26th, 2018 – The Alliance for Coney Island, in partnership with Councilman Treyger, State Senator Savino, and parade sponsors Paul’s Daughter, Applebee’s Grill & Bar, Liberty Coke and CBS’s new prime-time show “God Friended Me” present the 9th Annual Coney Island Children’s Halloween Parade on Tuesday, October 30th 2018.

This annual event brings a day of “spooktacular” family fun and entertainment for children to celebrate Halloween and participate in a costume contest showing off their creativity. Welcoming children 14 years of age and younger, they can enjoy a wide variety of activities including face painting, bounce houses, caricature art, magic shows and of course, the official Coney Island Halloween Costume Contest. Participants will he judged in the following categories for their chance to win great prizes: Best Group Costume, Most Creative Costume, Funniest Costume, Best Handmade Costume and lastly, Best Overall Costume. Beginning at 4pm, participants can register at the MCU Park located at 1904 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224. Media outlets are not only welcomed to revel, but are also encouraged to interview, photograph and video the day’s activities.

WHO: Alliance for Coney Island
WHAT: 9th Annual Coney Island Coney Island Children’s Halloween Parade
WHERE: MCU Park, 1904 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224
WHEN: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | 4PM – 6:30PM
PRESS TIME: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | 4PM – 6:30PM

Alliance for Coney Island

The not-for-profit Alliance for Coney Island, Inc. is a private-public partnership dedicated to continuing the year-round revitalization of Coney Island. The Alliance represents local businesses, nonprofits, and the community, with support from the New York City Council, the Brooklyn Borough President and New York City Economic Development Corporation. More info at www.AllianceforConeyIsland.org.

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Coney Island Neighborhood Rallies Together to Raise Awareness of Need for Ferry Service

by Denise Marie

PRESS RELEASE:

CONEY ISLAND, October 3rd, 2018 – This morning, Coney Island businesses, residents, community leaders, a representative from State Senator Diane Savino’s office, and Community Board 13 held a press conference calling on the City to commit to studying their community for ferry service and to raise awareness of EDC’s open portal to submit Coney Island as a location to study.  Currently, Coney Island residents, businesses and visitors have the longest average commute to Manhattan out of any outer-borough location that is not currently served by ferry service.

With the NYC Ferry passing in the background, the press conference held on the Boardwalk united the voices of many Coney Islanders in bringing the City’s attention to the area and the needs of the community with over 50,000 residents, hundreds of businesses, and more housing development on the way.

The community urges local residents and all New Yorkers to submit Coney Island to the open portal at the below link before it closes on October 15th to make sure the City knows how critical a study for Coney Island ferry service is:  https://www.nycedc.com/resources/studies/2018-ferry-feasibility-study or www.allianceforconeyisland.org/ferry-service.

“This morning’s rally illustrated the demands of the Coney Island community and the critical need for transit alternatives for our growing neighborhood.  Our residents have long commutes on a daily basis in addition to the many new residents that will arrive in the coming years. It is essential that City Hall and EDC acknowledge the demand and need in Coney Island and officially commit to studying the area for ferry service,” said Alexandra Silversmith, Executive Director of the Alliance for Coney Island.

“Ferry service to Coney Island will allow the City of New York to realize the full potential of the public-private partnerships that underlie the economic growth in the area—and meet its responsibility to the residents of the area who deserve reliable transportation alternatives,” said Jon Dohlin, Chairperson of the Alliance for Coney Island and Vice President and Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society.

“Coney Island is in need of ferry service and better transit access.  We are a growing community and need to better service our local residents, neighborhood and visitors. ,” said Eddie Mark, District Manager of Community Board 13.

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Celebrate Autumn in Coney Island with Fall Friendly Activities

by Denise Marie

PRESS RELEASE:

BROOKLYN, NY, September 26, 2018 —  The summer may be behind us but the fun isn’t stopping in Coney Island. With a line-up of fall friendly activities, visitors can still enjoy a variety of events and attractions in the famed amusement district.

From September 26th to September 30th, Celebrate Chol Hammoed Sukkot at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park. Enjoy over 20 rides including the world famous Wonder Wheel and over 16 kiddie rides. The park will have a Sukkah located inside the boardwalk entrance of the park and offer guests a variety of Kosher food, desserts and beverages for purchase. Luna Park will also be open to the public on September 26th and 27th and all weekend long from 11-7pm.

One of Spotify’s most listened to playlists is coming to Brooklyn. On September 29th, Chance the Rapper will headline the RapCaviar Live Tour with support from up and coming artists like Sheck Wes, Tierra Whack and DJ Spin King at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk. Tickets are still on sale at Livenation.com

Halloween Harvest returns to Coney Island starting Saturday, September 29th and every weekend from 12-6pm until October 28th. Halloween Harvest at Luna Park offers guests many great fall activities without having to leave NYC. From picking your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, face painting, arts and crafts and this year’s new addition – Tillie’s Tractor Race where children get to race mini tractors through a hay racetrack. Visit LunaParkNYC.com for a full line up of weekly entertainment.

On September 30th, visitors to the Coney Island Brewery can drink and shop from the comfort of their outdoor beer garden. From 12pm-6pm the Community Market will feature local jewelers, artisans, tarot card readers and more.

On Sunday, October 14th, the dogs get to have some “HOWL-oween” fun too! Luna Park will be hosting the annual Halloween Dog Parade and Costume Contest at 11am. Get your pups ready for their chance to win some great prizes. Entrance to the event is free, but you must register your pup at lunaparknyc.com.

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from October 14th to October 28th Coney Island USA will deliver an experience not for the faint of heart. Guests will take a self guided tour through the Kensington family house for a 4D experience where you will experience sights, sounds and smells that will leave you afraid of the dark. Open to ages 14 and over only, See if you are brave enough to walk through The Rooms. For hours of operation and ticket pricing, visit www.coneyisland.com.

Coney Island is going pink on October 21st for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Brooklyn. Starting at 10am, walkers can enjoy some pre-event festivities inside MCU Park. Each year, the breast cancer walk is an opportunity to unite communities to honor breast cancer survivors and help raise funds to find a cure.

Rounding out the Halloween Festivities is the 9th Annual Children’s Halloween Parade and Costume Contest on Saturday October 27th.  From 11am-2pm, the Alliance for Coney Island will host this free family-friendly event inside MCU Stadium where guests can enjoy a day of games, magic shows, bounce houses, face painting, caricature art, trick-or-treating and more. The official Coney Island Costume Contest will include categories of Most Creative, Funniest, Best Handmade, Best Group and Best Overall Costumes. The first 1,500 children will also receive a trick-or-treat bag full of goodies and a 2-hr wristband to Luna Park. The event is open to all children 14 years of age and younger in costume accompanied by an adult.

In addition to all the fun events this September & October, Coney Island businesses are open and ready for you! Shop at Lola Star, Brooklyn Beach Shop, Coney Island Beach Shop and Surf & Stillwell for any holiday gifts or souvenirs. All eateries are open and serving delicious meals and treats including Applebee’s Grill & Bar, Coney’s Cones, Coney Island Brewery, Gargiulo’s Restaurant, Kitchen 21, Nathan’s Famous, Paul’s Daughter, Ruby’s, Tom’s Coney Island, and Williams Candy.

To plan a trip to Coney Island and stay up-to-date on all Coney happenings, make sure to visit ConeyIslandFunGuide.com, sign up for our weekly newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, @ConeyIslandFun.

The not-for-profit Alliance for Coney Island, Inc. is a private-public partnership dedicated to continuing the year-round revitalization of Coney Island. The Alliance represents local businesses, nonprofits, and the community, with support from the New York City Council, the Brooklyn Borough President and New York City Economic Development Corporation. More info at www.AllianceforConeyIsland.org.

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