Friday, June 23, 2006

Coney Island Roundup: Friday Night Fireworks Are Back; Parachute Jump Lights Up July 7

Coney Fireworks

One of Gowanus Lounge's favorite ways to end the week is to head down to Coney Island to catch the Friday night fireworks. The fireworks start up again tonight (Friday, 6/23) and continue every Friday night until Labor Day. (They start between 9:00 and 9:30 right now.) So, head on down to Coney, take a seat in the sand and watch a nice fireworks display every Friday night this summer.

Meanwhile, still our hearts, the Parachute Jump is going to be lit up as of July 7. We reported a couple of months ago on the lighting plans, and have been watching for an announcement. The Daily News reports both the date and the details:
The amusement mecca’s tallest structure will be lit by 17 flood lamps, 150 light fixtures and 450 LED lights in a display that will be seen from as far away as Long Island...Manhattan artist Leni Schwendinger designed six lighting schemes for the 277-foot landmark, including a red, pink and amber sequence that will last through the summer. On weekends, pulsing white flood lights and a red LED strobe will dance along the Boardwalk.

The Parachute Jump will be illuminated from dusk until midnight May through October. The remainder of the year it will be lit from dusk until 11 p.m.


Reminder (not that you don't already know): Mermaid Parade on Saturday. Starts at 2:00.

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