Friday Night Lights
Coney Island State of Summer
If there is a place that changes dramatically during Summertime is Coney Island! The usually deserted Beach area where NY residents seldom would go for leisurely and peaceful off-season walks by the water, comes to a new life starting late April to late September.
On a July Friday, the Luna Park is bustling with kids, families, couples and groups of friends. New Yorkers from all 5 boroughs will reach this popular Summer Destination to enjoy the different rides, eat cotton candy, check-out the street-arts and watch the Fireworks!
Yes, every Friday Night in July and August, Coney Island offers Free Beach / Boardwalk Fireworks at 9:30 pm. You can decide to line-up on the Boardwalk, maybe while enjoing a Nathan's Hot Dog, or perhaps you are right on the beach with your chair and a cool drink in your hand.
A Perfect Coney Island Experience:
If you are looking to just catch the Fireworks and some Fun, I would recommend arriving in Coney Island around 4 or 5 pm that way you will have plenty of time to enjoy the Rides, eat at one of the popular local eatery and then catch the Free Fireworks.
Instead, if you want to make a date out of it, you can easily spend a whole day in Coney Island and don't get bored, between the Beach, the Aquarium, the Rides, the local Eateries and the Coney Island Museum, there is plenty to do to fill your day till 9:30pm. One thing I recommend is bringing plenty of Sunscreen for the day (it gets hot) and something to wear at night because it can get surprisingly chilly after sundown by the beach!
Whether you decide to spend just your evening, or a full day, don't miss Coney Island on a Summer Night and her Friday Night Lights!
Places to Visit in Coney Island
The New York Aquarium
602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Open Sunday to Monday 10AM to 6/7 PM
Great for Young & Adults alike - check-out the New Shark Experience.
Coney Island Museum
1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11224
Open Selected Days -- June 14th through Labor Day, Wednesday through Saturday, 12pm - 6pm, Sunday, 2pm - 6pm
Great to learn more about Coney Island History.
Coney Art Walls
3050 Stillwell Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Great to admire some local arts, graffiti & maybe snap a 'Gram-worthy pic.
Coney Island Luna Park
1000 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Open Daily April to October
The Main Attraction here!
Nathan's Famous - Coney Island
1310 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Open Daily 10AM to 11PM / 12AM
Local eatery famous for its Hot-Dogs
Paul’s Daughter - Coney Island
1001 Riegelmann Boardwalk, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Open Daily 11AM to 11PM
Historic Local Eatery right on the Boardwalk
And remember these are just few of the places you can visit in Coney Island!