THE CITY LORE GALLERY

Boardwalk Renaissance: How the Arts Saved Coney Island

Coney Island comes to the LES with City Lore’s newest exhibit. During the 1980s a diverse group of artists were drawn to Coney Island, seeking inspiration from its festive past. They combined Coney Island’s honky tonk aesthetic with the avant garde, bringing a renaissance to the boardwalk. 

Featuring costumes from the first Mermaid Parade, a genuine Spookhouse car and more!

Gallery Hours:
Thurs – Fri  2 – 6pm
Sat – Sun 12 – 6pm
and by appointment. 

The exhibition is open through May 8th. 

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Keep the Grassroots Growing

Join City Lore in preserving the things we love about New York-places that matter, street performers, folk artists, community gardens, ethnic social clubs, Coney Island, and the New York City accent. 

Learn about NYC’s grassroots culturesSupport what’s distinctive about New York and track how the city is doing with the People’s City Report Card.

Support local landmarks and cherished sites –Defend places endangered in the ebb and flow of New York City’s rapidly changing cultural landscape through our Place Matters program.

Street performers in New York City – Find out the dos and don’ts of street performing in our Know Your Rights online guide.

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