Even if you missed the Mermaid Parade (it was June 17, and a pretty soggy affair), there’s still plenty of reasons to head to seaside fun spot Coney Island. In addition to the Cyclone celebrating a landmark birthday (90!) with a free boffo block party, you’ll also find new rides, new eats, new art — and all the old sun and sand favorites, too. Click through to see what’s happening on, and along, the boardwalk!

For Amazing Murals, Good Grub and a Drink

Take in a free show of street art and graffiti at Coney Art Walls, organized by New York art dealer, curator and former head of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Jeffrey Deitch and Joseph J. Sitt. This year, the installation features 33 new wall projects, including works by Tats Cru, John Ahearn, Crash, Daze and Lady Pink. Many of the artworks feature eye-popping colors and shapes, perfect for capturing the attention of kids, and snapping some awesome photos. The art walls are integrated with Greenwood Beach, the surfside outpost of BK’s popular Greenwood Park beer garden and restaurant, between MCU Park and Deno’s Wonder Wheel. (Beer is served Thurs.- Sun., from 2 - 10 p.m., food from 3 - 10 p.m. on the same days.)

Coney Art Walls
1320 Bowery St.
Online: coneyartwalls.com

  • The Coney Island History Project
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What’s your favorite way to do Coney with the kids? 

—Cheryl de Jong-Lambert & Yuliya Geikhman