Coney Island this week: Labor day events, music, Cyclones, Cosmos, & more

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Take advantage of the remaining days of summer by exploring everything Coney Island has to offer.

Here’s what’s going on in Coney Island this week:

Cyclones Baseball

When: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Where: MCU Park

The season is winding down, but there is still baseball to be played. The Cyclones are offering no-fee tickets for the remainder of the season as part of their “Fan Appreciation Week” special. The team will play at home on Wednesday and Thursday in a pair of doubleheaders. All tickets are $10 on Wednesday, and on Thursday fans will receive a free Brooklyn Bridge Ski Cap.

The Cyclones will also play at home on Friday and Saturday before hitting the road one last time.Friday is Country Music Night — and the last fireworks night of the season — and on Saturday there will be a Mr. Potato Head and Spongebob Squarepants promotion. 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,” an 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., plus Labor Day

Where:3059 West 12th St., at the entrance to Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park

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.

Hot 97’s On Da Reggae and Soca Tip 2017

When: Friday

Where: Ford Amphitheater

Check out live performances by Sean Paul, Busy Signal, Bunji Garlin, Charly Black, Kranium, Konshens, Kevin Lyttle, and Rupee.

Karaoke and Fireworks

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

Where: Riegelmann Boardwalk

It’s the final week of karaoke and fireworks 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.

Beard & Moustache Competition

When: Saturday, Sept. 2

Where: 1208 Surf Ave.

The 10th Annual competition is $20 for participants and spectators. Registration begins at 6 p.m., while judging and the show will begin at 8 p.m. For more information, check out Coney Island USA.

Cosmos soccer

When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. 

Where: MCU Park

The Cosmos will return home to face Jacksonville Armada FC at MCU Park on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. If you have been thinking about going to see the Cosmos, now is the time; they won’t return home again until Sept. 17. Buy tickets here.

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. However, the beach will soon be closing, so take advantage of the window of opportunity before it’s too late.

The 2nd Annual Coney Island Freestyle Funhouse

When: Saturday

Where: Ford Amphitheater

TKA, Judy Torres, George Lamond, Cynthia, Sa-Fire, Rob Base, Coro, Sweet Sensation, Black Sheep, Lisette Melendez, Soul Sonic Force, David (of Nice N Wild), Alisha, Fascination, Joe Zangie will highlight this second annual Labor Day weekned event in Coney Island. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 6 p.m.

El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico

When: Sunday

Where: Ford Amphitheater

El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico and special gust Luis Damon will perform at the amphitheater a day after the Freestyle Funhouse to cap off the Labor Day weekend festivities.

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