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Opening Reception for Boardwalk Renaissance: How the Arts Saved Coney Island

Nov 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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In the early 1980s, at Coney Island’s lowest point, an odd assortment of passionate young artists were drawn to Coney Island with the dream that their art might return this legendary honky tonk neighborhood to its glory days. Featuring costumes and other artifacts from the first Mermaid Parade, along with a life-size recreation of the “arthouse carnival ride,” the Spookhouse (complete with a hand-painted car from the original ride), and art inspired by the house under the roller coaster, the exhibit captures the vitality of the art scene of the 80’s and 90’s.

Details

Date:
Nov 5, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Website:
http://citylore.org/event/boardwalk-renaissance-opening-reception/

Organizer

Abby Ronner
Phone:
2125291955
Email:

Venue

City Lore Gallery
56 East 1st Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Phone:
2125291955
Website:
http://citylore.org/