Coney Island this week: Toby Keith, 1st Annual Music Festival, and more

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The summer will be winding down before you know it, so make sure you take advantage of it while it lasts. Here’s what’s going on in Coney Island this week:

Cyclones Baseball

When: Monday at 7 p.m.

Where: MCU Park

The Cyclones will hit the road on Tuesday, but not before the final game of their homestand on Monday night. Get to MCU Park as they face the Lowell Spinners at 7 p.m. — weather permitting (rain is indeed in the forecast). The Cyclones won’t return home until they begin a three-game homestand on August 16.

Ferry advocacy at City Hall

When: Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Where: City Hall 

City Council Member Mark Treyger will call on City Hall to bring ferry service to Coney Island. For more information, check out his Facebook post.

Toby Keith

When: Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Where: Ford Amphitheater

Toby Keith will descend upon Coney Island for a performance at the Ford Amphitheater at 8 p.m. on Wednesday. He will perform as part of The Interstates and Tailgate Tour. There are still tickets available and you can buy one for as low as $25. Click here for more information.


Coney Island Museum

When: Wed. thru Sat. from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun. from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: 1208 Surf Ave.

Head to the Coney Island Museum to check out “Five Cents to Dreamland: A Trip to Coney Island,” a new exhibit presented in conjunction with the New York Transit Museum to showcase historical collections. Plus, the museum is highlighting parts of its Permanent Collection.

Coney Island History Project

When: Times vary

Where: Under the wonder wheel

Check out the exhibit center on Saturday and Sunday for free. “Neptune Revisited: Terra Cotta Relics from the Childs Building, Last of Coney Island’s Boardwalk Palaces” is currently featured. It includes selections of pieces from the Childs Restaurant Building. They also offer also walking tours for $20, which includes a free visit to the exhibit center.

Karaoke and Fireworks

When: Karaoke at 7 p.m. on Friday; fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Where: Riegelmann Boardwalk

Weekly karaoke and fireworks will highlight Friday night festivities in Coney Island. As always, make your way to the boardwalk by Deno’s Wonder Wheel for some karaoke at 7 p.m. on Friday night and then stick around for fireworks, which usually shoot off at around 9:30 p.m.

Coney Island’s 1st Annual Music Festival

When: Saturday from 1:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Surf Ave. and Stillwell 

The first annual festival will feature DJ Toro, DJ Finesse, Majestik, DJ B’Nice, and more performers. There will be food, vendors, and games, according to the festival’s website. There will even be salsa dance lessons and zumba.

Sunset Yoga

When: Saturday from 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Where: 1855 Riegelmann Boardwalk

Head to the beach for sunset yoga on Saturday from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Instead of charging a flat fee, host Dolores Natividad is asking for donations. Read more about the event on its Facebook page.

Coney Island Beach

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

Where: Coney Island Beach

Coney Island Beach is one of the few beach spots in the city accessible by train, and it’s always a popular for all New Yorkers. If it gets too crowded, feel free to walk a bit further east to find a spot closer to Brighton Beach. Remember, the beach will only be open for another month, so now is the time to get there before it’s too late.

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