5 Things You Didn't Know About Coney Island

July 24, 2018

An hour away from the constant hustle and grind of Manhattan, Coney Island graces many New Yorkers with memories and entertainment.

If you’re still thirsty for more about Coney Island after reading this, check out the different activities and tours to experience this magical place in person!

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    Arcadia Earth

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    Underwater worlds, mystical forests, and underground caves are just some of the few immersive adventures you will experience in this 18-room exhibition. The 15,000-square-foot pop-up uses virtual reality, technological art and interactive environments, to bring to light the grave impacts of humanity’s ecological footprint. The beauty of our Earth is majestically put into the spotlight through the various rooms in this art installations. As you look around the room, you will be awed to uncover that everything you see was created using recycled and biodegradable materials.
    Arcadia Earth

    718 Broadway, New York

    • Immerse yourself in this 18-room interactive Earth exhibit
    • Experience the merging of upcycled art and virtual reality
    • Absorb the artists’ messages through think pieces and video directives
    • Leave with plenty of Instagrammable photos to share with family and friends
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    42 positive reviews
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    Drunk Shakespeare - Mezzanine

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    Performing a full Shakespeare play is hard. Performing a Shakespeare play while wasted is just as hard, however, so much more entertaining! Sit back and watch as 1 person from this talented team of actors take at least 5 shots of whiskey, then try to act out, let alone remember, one of The Bard's master works. The result is exciting, hilarious, passionate, and totally unpredictable. Like Macbeth said, Drink, sir, is a great provoker -- and provoke they will! Prepare to be wildly entertained by professional drinkers with a serious Shakespeare problem.
    Drunk Shakespeare - Mezzanine

    711 7th Ave, New York

    • Experience the intoxicating thrill of live theater with Drunk Shakespeare
    • Watch actors take several shots and then try to perform a Shakespeare play
    • Laugh at liquor-inspired interpretations of classic characters
    • Indulge in libations of your own as you watch the performance
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    318 positive reviews
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    Color Factory

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    Welcome to Color Factory: Experience all 16-rooms inside this collaborative exhibit where you’ll celebrate a wider palette of razor-sharp reds, delicate pinks, thorny greens, and so much more. What to expect? Expressive wall guides along the 20,000 square foot path will help direct you through rooms filled with creativity, curiosity, and joy. Family-friendly games and activities designed to help you see that each color is more than a specific energy of light waves, but an emotion filled with history and wisdom. Dance your heart out on the illuminated dance floors. And as you dive into the giant ball pit (adults welcome) you’ll find that the colors seep through the exhibit, and into your heart -energizing you to keep exploring your life through an artistic lens. What’s unique? An unparalleled experience like no other, you’ll get the option to go completely hands-free (psst. that means your phone takes a back seat). Throughout the many photographic experiences, pictures will be taken for you and immediately transmitted to your email. An unexpected change to focus solely on your present surroundings. To sum it up... As you journey through this 16-room experience, you’ll be moved by all the ways the everyday presence of color upgrades and enhances our lives. Long after leaving you’ll be filled with a sense of wonder, pondering many of life's deepest questions, among others “What should I caption this photo?” Name on tickets must match at least 1 participant who will be attending event
    Color Factory

    251 Spring St, New York

    • 16 installations to invite curiosity, discovery & play
    • Connect with NYC in a unique, colorful new way
    • Engage all of your senses in unexpected ways
    • All ages are welcome. Children under 2 enter free
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    208 positive reviews
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    Holiday Lights & Movie Sites Tour

    Take part and spread holiday cheer by experiencing the lights and famous sites of New York City during the holidays. On this 2.5 hour bus tour, you will recognize some of New York City’s most notable holiday landmarks. Along the ride, your favorite holiday movie clips will play on bus screens. You will take in all these fantastic sights including the majestic Rockefeller Center, Bloomingdale’s amazing window displays, and Central Park in all of its holiday glory, among many others. Note:
    Holiday Lights & Movie Sites Tour

    60th Street and Broadway (outside Starbucks on Broadway) near Columbus Circle, New York

    • Experience New York City during the holidays with a guided bus tour of historic landmarks and hidden gems
    • Spot locations of your favorite holiday movies
    • Reminisce as holiday movie clips play along the way
    • Spread holiday cheer on this sightseeing adventure
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    Private Surf Lesson (90 min)

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    For a crime-fighting mutant turtle forced to live in the shadows, surfing the sewers of NYC might be the only option available. For everyone else, there's Rockaway Beach. Shredding waves at this hip Queens destination happens to be one of the great little-known recreational thrills available to those residing in the concrete jungle, and it all begins with a 90-minute private lesson. Kick things off with some footwork pointers on the sand, then paddle out alongside your instructor. Learn to read and catch the waves, pop up, and maintain your balance once you're standing. The typically gently rolling waves of Rockaway are perfect for a surfing neophyte looking to get his or her feet wet. Before you know it, you'll be wearing board shorts, bleaching your hair, and robbing banks in a dead-president mask. Watch out for crime-fighting mutant turtles.
    Private Surf Lesson (90 min)

    Beach 69th Street Beachfront Road, New York

    • Find a new hobby with an introductory surf lesson on Rockaway Beach
    • Master elements of footwork, paddling, and balance
    • Work at your own pace thanks to private instruction
    • Embrace a watersport that has a devout cultural following around the world
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    1 positive reviews
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    Private Surf Lesson (2 hr)

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    For a crime-fighting mutant turtle forced to live in the shadows, surfing the sewers of NYC might be the only option available. For everyone else, there's Rockaway Beach. Shredding waves at this hip Queens destination happens to be one of the great little-known recreational thrills available to those residing in the concrete jungle, and it all begins with a 2-hour private lesson. Kick things off with some footwork pointers on the sand, and then paddle out alongside your instructor. Learn to read and catch the waves, pop up, and maintain your balance standing. The typically gently rolling waves of Rockaway are perfect for a surfing neophyte looking to get his or her feet wet. Before you know it, you'll be wearing board shorts, bleaching your hair, and robbing banks in a dead-president mask. Watch out for crime-fighting mutant turtles.
    Private Surf Lesson (2 hr)

    Beach 69th Street Beachfront Road, New York

    • Find a new hobby with an introductory surf lesson on Rockaway Beach
    • Master elements of footwork, paddling, and balance
    • Work at your own pace thanks to private instruction
    • Embrace a watersport that has a devout cultural following around the world
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    1 positive reviews
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    Private Surf Lesson (1 hr)

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    For a crime-fighting mutant turtle forced to live in the shadows, surfing the sewers of NYC might be the only option available. For everyone else, there's Rockaway Beach. Shredding waves at this hip Queens destination happens to be one of the great little-known recreational thrills available to those residing in the concrete jungle, and it all begins with a 1-hour private lesson. Kick things off with some footwork pointers on the sand, then paddle out alongside your instructor. Learn to read and catch the waves, pop up, and maintain your balance once you're standing. The typically gently rolling waves of Rockaway are perfect for a surfing neophyte looking to get his or her feet wet. Before you know it, you'll be wearing board shorts, bleaching your hair, and robbing banks in a dead-president mask. Watch out for crime-fighting mutant turtles.
    Private Surf Lesson (1 hr)

    Beach 69th Street Beachfront Road, New York

    • Find a new hobby with an introductory surf lesson on Rockaway Beach
    • Master elements of footwork, paddling, and balance
    • Work at your own pace thanks to private instruction
    • Embrace a watersport that has a devout cultural following around the world
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    1 positive reviews
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    Group Surf Lesson

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    For a crime-fighting mutant turtle forced to live in the shadows, surfing the sewers of NYC might be the only option available. For everyone else, there's Rockaway Beach. Shredding waves at this hip Queens destination happens to be one of the great little-known recreational thrills available to those residing in the concrete jungle, and it all begins with a 2-hour group lesson. Kick things off with some footwork pointers on the sand, then paddle out alongside your instructor. Learn to read and catch the waves, pop up, and maintain your balance once you're standing. The typically gently rolling waves of Rockaway are perfect for a surfing neophyte looking to get his or her feet wet. Before you know it, you'll be wearing board shorts, bleaching your hair, and robbing banks in a dead-president mask. Watch out for crime-fighting mutant turtles.
    Group Surf Lesson

    Beach 69th Street Beachfront Road, New York

    • Find a new hobby with an introductory surf lesson on Rockaway Beach
    • Master elements of footwork, paddling, and balance
    • Work at your own pace thanks to a small student-teacher ratio
    • Embrace a watersport that has a devout cultural following around the world
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    1 positive reviews
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    BYOB Painting (Chelsea)

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    Ever find yourself strolling through a museum thinking I could do that, no problem? And then, upon making the attempt, do you find yourself at a loss as to how to even start? If you're looking to recreate famous works of art -- Monet, Picasso, or even Van Gogh -- in one easy sitting, check out this Painting Workshop. In a fun, stress-free environment, let loose with some wine or beer and a blank canvas. Learn the basics from an experienced instructor, such as how to mimic the strokes of your favorite artist. Recreate a masterpiece -- by the end of the night, you'll be amazed with what you've accomplished.
    BYOB Painting (Chelsea)

    39 W 14th St, New York

    • Learn step-by-step how to recreate a famous painting from Warhol, Van Gogh, Picasso and others
    • Relieve stress through a relaxing, social form of art
    • Put your creative twist on museum staples
    • Sip on your own wine or beer in this fun environment
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    104 positive reviews
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    Prison Break Escape Room

    The year is 1955. You've been wrongfully accused of a crime, and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Your new "home" is a cell that once belonged to an inmate who disappeared without a trace...or did he? Some claim he escaped. Others swear he was murdered by the infamously cruel warden. But no one actually knows...can you escape before you suffer the same fate? The Escape Game is America's #1 escape room experience for everyone from families to coworkers. Our innovative designs and highly trained game guides create unforgettable experiences for adventure seekers around the country. Your goal is simple: work together as a team, testing your wits and skills, to escape from a locked room. While the objective is simple, the game is challenging. Getting through the locked door will require finding clues, solving puzzles, and working together. Perfect for everyone from families to thrill seekers to corporate groups, our intensely energetic games and enthusiastic customer service will turn your hour of gameplay into a lifelong memory. Book today to see if you can keep cool under pressure and escape from the locked room in under 60 minutes.
    Prison Break Escape Room

    295 MADISON AVENUE, New York

    • Attempt to escape from prison before the warden even knows you're gone
    • Solve multiple puzzles and find clues to advance through the game
    • Use teamwork and communication to escape in under 60 minutes
    • The 'Prison Break' room can hold up to 8 players - Difficulty of 9/10
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