Beautiful photo of Deno's Wonder Wheel and the Parachute Jump by Jim McDonnell. #DYK both became official NYC Landmarks on the same day in 1989 -- today, May 23rd! This Memorial Day, May 25th, is the Wheel's 95th Birthday. The first 95 riders will receive a commemorative pin as a gift: https://www.facebook.com/events/870152079725243/
#FlashbackFriday photo of Memorial Day 2014 on Coney Island Beach! We're kicking off summer today at Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park--all rides open at 12 noon. From today, Coney can be your beach amusement park getaway every day of the week. Deno's will be OPEN DAILY through Labor Day as will the beach!
Last 10 days to catch our Spook-A-Rama Cyclops at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford! The splendid "Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland" exhibit closes May 31. Next stop on the tour is the San Diego Museum of Art, where the show runs July 11-Oct 13, before coming to the Brooklyn Museum from Nov 20, 2015 – March 13, 2016. Photo of Wonder Wheel Park's Stacy Vourderis visiting Cy at the Wadsworth earlier this year.
It's Fleet Week New York this week! Once again we look forward to welcoming soldiers, sailors and flyers to Coney Island this Memorial Day Weekend. Our heartfelt thanks to all who serve and have served our country.Throwback to #FleetWeek 2011 of Musician 3rd Class Tommy Stanley of the Navy Band singing with schoolkids. #FleetWeek2011 #ThrowbackThursday
The first 95 people who ride the Wonder Wheel on Memorial Day, the Wheel's Birthday, get a gift of a 95th Year Souvenir Keepsake Collectible Pin! Birthday cake and mini-cupcakes will be distributed to riders at the exit while supplies last. (Check out the event page for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/870152079725243/) On Monday, May 25, as well as Sunday, May 24, Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park opens at 11:00AM. The park will open 12 noon on Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23.