New York is a vibrant city. You probably have heard, it never sleeps. And as Frank said again and again: "If you can make it here you can make it anywhere."

It's a concrete jungle where dreams are made. More than 8.5 million people from all over the world call the Big Apple home, and another 60 million or so visit it every year.

That happens for a good reason: no matter what you love or which are your interests – art, food, architecture, photography, shopping, sightseeing, theater, music, romance, adventure, exploration – New York is the place where you can find it all and much more.

It's a new surprise on every corner, every day. It's a dream in every heart. Just have your eyes and sensibility open. In New York you can learn a new thing every single day. In New York you can make your dream come true. So, why not give it a try?

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!

Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks

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
Open Everyday
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!

Summer Nights, Movie Nights

Summer Nights, Movie Nights

Museum of Ice-Cream Pop-up

Museum of Ice-Cream Pop-up