Coney Island this week: Lego Batman movie, back to school event, and more

Matt Tracy/Coney Island News

It’s time for another week of summer fun along Brooklyn’s southern coast. Here’s what’s going on in Coney Island this week:

Flicks on the Beach: The Lego Batman Movie

When: Monday at 8:30 p.m.

Where: On the beach near W. 10th St. and the boardwalk

Thankfully, there is no rain in the forecast for this week’s movie. Make your way to the beach for a free screening of “The Lego Batman Movie”. Music will begin at 7 p.m., performances will follow at 7:45 p.m., and the movie will start at 8:30. You’ll have plenty of time to get home from work in time for the movie.

Cyclones Baseball

When: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

Where: MCU Park

The Cyclones return home on Wednesday to begin a three-game series with the Aberdeen Ironbirds. Get any ticket to Wednesday’s game for only $10, then on Friday make it to MCU Park for Jackie Robinson night. Fireworks will follow after the game on Friday. To buy tickets or learn more information about the promotions, click here.

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: Sat. and Sun. from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: 3059 West 12th St.

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.

CHI Health Center’s Back to School event

When: Friday from 3-7 p.m.

Where: CHI Health Center, 2882 W. 15th St.

Flyers on the street are advertising this free event to support the local non-profit community health center. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 718-210-3110. Alternatively, visit their website here.

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.

Sand Sculpting

When: Saturday from 12-4 p.m.

Where: Surf Ave. at Stillwell Ave. on the beach

Sand sculptors of all skill levels are invited to participate in the 27th Annual Sand Sculpting Contest. There will also be music by 92.3.

Cosmos soccer

When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. 

Where: MCU Park

The Cosmos will return home to host Indy Eleven at MCU Park. The Cosmos have not played at home since their July 29 win over Miami FC. Buy tickets here.

Black Gay Pride Beach Day

When: Sunday from 12-8 p.m.

Where: Coney Island Beach and 21st St.

“Pride at the Beach” is the largest event of the pride weekend, according to the NYC Black Pride website. There will be DJs, music, and live performances.

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.

One Africa Music Fest

When: Saturday at 7 p.m.

Where: Ford Amphitheater

The One Africa Music Fest is another one of the key events at the Apthitheater this weekend. It’s

On Saturday, the One Africa Music Fest will take place at the Amphitheater at 7 p.m. Tickets are listedfor as low as $55. On Eventbrite, the event is described as the “Biggest African Concert to come to New York”

Coney Art Walls

When: Sunday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Coney Art Walls

The Coney Art Walls always have something going on — and this weekend is no different. DJ Eric Passin announced an event that will extend from midday until after the sun sets. As always, check out the food and drink options available there as well.

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