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ImagineConey Exhibit Opens February 3

imagine coney island brooklyn new york historic preservationOver 350 ideas to reinvent Coney Island have been submitted from around the world to the MAS initiative ImagineConey.

These ideas, together with results of two public workshops and a charrette – an intense design workshop – will be on display at the MAS Urban Center Galleries from Wednesday February 4 through Wednesday, March 11. Join us at the exhibit opening on Tuesday, February 3, 6.30 – 8:00 p.m.

To supplement the exhibit, MAS is also holding two public programs:A Serious Business: The Future of Amusements in an Urban Economy, on Wednesday, February 11, 6.30 – 8:00 p.m., at which a panel will discuss the future of amusement parks in New York; and Imagining Coney: Bold Ideas, Technicolor Dreams, and Fanciful Concepts, on Tuesday, February 17, 6.30 – 8:00 p.m., when the public’s submissions to ImagineConey from around the world will be presented.  Call 212-935-2075 to RSVP for both programs.

Last week, the City certified their ULURP application, beginning the rezoning process for Coney Island. On January 14, the MAS outlined next steps for Coney Island, including shaping the zoning to allow for sufficient space for outdoor amusements. To read more, click here.

ImagineConey Public Program Series

Tuesday, February 3, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
OPENING! Imagine Coney: Bold Ideas for Coney Island’s Future
Exhibition opening (on view Wednesday, February 4 – Wednesday,March 11, 2009)
Gallery Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, and Sat: 11 am – 5 pm. Closed Thurs and Sun
Free, but reservations encouraged. RSVP online or call 212-935-2075.

Wednesday, February 11, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
A Serious Business: The Future of Amusements in an Urban Economy
A panel of experts discuss the future of urban amusement parks in New York’s recession-era economy. $15, $12 MAS members. Purchase tickets online or call 212-935-2075.

Tuesday, February 17, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Imagining Coney: Bold Ideas, Technicolor Dreams, and Fanciful Concepts
A review of over 300 ideas submitted from around the world by the general public and professional designers. Free, but reservations required. RSVP online or call 212-935-2075.