Digital Discussion: Next Stop, Coney Island

Digital Discussion: Next Stop, Coney Island AprilApr 02 2022 12:00pm - 01:00pmOnline

Digital Discussion: Next Stop, Coney Island

Saturday, April 2nd

12:00 PM EST

Free Online Program

Coney Island is one of New York City’s most iconic destinations, visited by native New Yorkers and international tourists alike. First established as a secluded seaside resort, its reputation for natural and man-made delights eventually spurred demand for broader public access. This interest sparked fierce competition to increase the ease, speed and affordability of transport to Coney Island, which encouraged new development and an expanded array of attractions catering to a variety of tastes and budgets.



Join Educator and Experience Facilitator Joe Hartman for a digital discussion examining the relationship between public transit and the development of Coney Island. Explore how greater access via public transportation equalized a dream of fantasy and escape from New York City's sweltering summers.






Please Note: This event will take place online. Upon registration, all participants will receive two emails - one will be a receipt and the other will include a Zoom link with instructions on how to participate. We encourage you to download the Zoom app in advance for the best user experience.


All attendees are welcome. You will have the option to turn on automatic captions for this virtual program. Staff will share instructions for how to do so at the start of the event. Please email [email protected] with any questions.


Image: The Subway Sun, Vol. XXV, No. 9. The Subway Sun Collection; New York Transit Museum. 



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