For many New Yorkers, Coney Island (otherwise known as the People’s Playground), is more than the beach, the boardwalk or the amusement park. It is home and the site of fond childhood memories.
Back in November, the Brooklyn Museum premiered its newest exhibit, Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008. Containing photographs, films clips, art and artifacts from Coney Island’s past, this exhibit, takes the visitor back in time. The multi-media exhibit is a feast for the eyes, the ears and the memories.
I grew up near Coney Island and have many happy childhood memories there. As an adult, I go to Coney Island to play, to relax and to remember.
I highly recommend this exhibition.
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008 will be at the Brooklyn Museum until March 13th, 2016. The Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, NY.