March 21, 2013
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Coney Island's Coming Back!

Less than five months after Superstorm Sandy, Coney Island is on its way back!

Come down to Coney Island this weekend and celebrate the opening of the Amusement district! Nathan's Famous will be celebrating their reopening on the Boardwalk with an official hot dog eating qualifying round for the Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest on Saturday, March 23rd at 1pm.  Sunday, March 24th, marks the official opening of the Amusements with the blessing of the rides at Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park at 11am and free rides on the Wonder Wheel ALL DAY!  The annual egg cream christening of the Cyclone Rollercoaster follows at noon and the first 100 riders on the Cyclone ride free.  This is a day not to be missed!

You can also spend a day on the Boardwalk! Tom's Coney Island is open daily from 9am - 5pm weekdays and until 7pm on weekends.  Brooklyn Beach Shop, Nathan's Famous (Boardwalk Location), Coney's Cones, Lola Star, Ruby's, Paul's Daughter, and Coney Island History Project are all open too! Spend your spring in Coney!

Something's always happening in Coney Island, so don't forget to check out the latest on the Coney Island Fun Guide Events Calendar!

  Events This Weekend  

March 23 | 1pm 
Nathan's Famous Official Qualifying Round
Boardwalk btw. W. 10th & W. 12th St.
Come see the first ever qualifying contest held in Coney Island for the Hot Dog Eating Championship on July 4th.

March 24 | Starts at 11AM
Annual Blessing of the Rides & Free Wonder Wheel Rides All Day
Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park
Join us for the 29th Annual "Blessing of the Rides" with Pastor Debbie Santiago as we officially reopen Deno's.

March 24 | Noon
Annual Egg Cream Christening of the Cyclone Rollercoaster
Cyclone Rollercoaster
Join us for the opening of the Cyclone Rollercoaster and Luna Park!

March 24 - April 3 | Noon - 8PM weekdays, Noon - 10PM weekends
Spring Break at Luna Park & Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park 
Luna Park & Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park
Enjoy Spring Break in Coney Island, we'll be open daily for rides and fun.

  Upcoming Events  

Weekends till Memorial Day, Noon to 6PM
Deno's Wonder Wheel Park is Open!
Deno's Wonder Wheel Park
Deno's will be open every weekend until
Memorial Day!                                                

Weekends till Memorial Day, Noon to 8PM
Luna Park is Open!
Luna Park
Luna Park will be open every weekend
until Memorial Day!


Saturday, May 18th
Brooklyn Half Marathon
Coney Island Boardwalk
Come cheer on thousands of runners at the 
Coney Island finish line!


Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 to 27th
Coney Island Beach Opens for Swimming
Coney Island Beach
Come swim at Coney Island beach when
it officially reopens!


  More Coney Island Happenings  

#ConeyRecovers: support neighborhood recovery efforts ConeyCam: View a live image of Coney Island's skyline!

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