photo credit: © Coney Island History Project/ Astroland Archives. All rights reserved.
APRIL 2009 UPDATE: By popular request, "The Astroland Archives Photography Exhibit: Back to the Future" along with new photos by Charles Denson and artifacts recently donated by Astroland's Albert family, will be on view when the exhibition center opens on Memorial Day Weekend for the 2009 Season. Sign up for our mailing list at www.coneyislandhistory.org for updates on upcoming free events or email events[AT]coneyislandhistory.org
Visit the Coney Island History Project’s Public exhibition center
under the Cyclone Roller Coaster at 824 Surf Avenue just east of W
FREE ADMISSION for One and ALL!
Summer 2009 Schedule:
Open weekends from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.
Hours are 1 to 6 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. Also open on Memorial Day and Labor Day, 1-6 p.m.
THE ASTROLAND ARCHIVES
Back to the Future
photo credit: Coney Island History Project/ Astroland Archives. All rights reserved.
Opens Saturday, August 2, 2008
The Coney Island History Project presents an exhibit of images and ephemera from the earliest days of Astroland, Coney’s space-age amusement park.
During the early 1960s the Albert family transformed a square block occupied by Feltman’s Restaurant, birthplace of the hot dog, into a futuristic amusement park that exists to this day.
The exhibit honors the Albert Family’s four-decade commitment to Coney Island and includes the original plans of the park and photographs of the construction of the Astrotower, Mercury Capsule Skyride, Diving Bells, AstroRocket, Water Flume, Cyclone, Space Orbit and the Astroland Restaurant, formerly Feltman’s.
Location: The Coney Island History Project's Exhibition Center under the Cyclone Roller Coaster, 1000 Surf Avenue, just east of 10th St., Brooklyn, NY 11224