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!
Wed – Fri 2 – 6pm Sat – Sun 12 – 6pm
City Lore Gallery will be closed November 26th – 29th for Thanksgiving.
Help us advocate
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.
CITY LORE HAPPENINGS
Find out What’s in Store at City Lore!
Learn about A Reverence for Words: Understanding Muslim Cultures Through the Arts a summer scholars institute for teachers
Check out City Lore’s upcoming events!
Visit the City Lore Gift Shop for unique souvenirs!
Read Sense & the City’s Top 29 Cool Things to Do in New York
Explore the exhibit of Poetic Voices of the Muslim World
Learn about City Lore’s 2012 People’s Hall of Fame
Watch our new video highlighting a POEMobile tribute to the poet Sekou Sundiata.