Alliance Press Release
Fun and Thrills Ride Into the Fall at the One and Only ~ Coney
Coney Island Announces Fall Lineup of Events
CONEY ISLAND, September 26, 2014 — The fun and thrills of the 2014 summer season are
continuing into the month of October with an exciting lineup of family-friendly events and
activities at your favorite Coney Island attractions.
Kicking off Pumpkin Season is Luna Park’s Halloween Harvest. Luna Park will be open at
noon every Saturday and Sunday through October 26th for pumpkin painting and FREE
activities including trick or treating, daily entertainment, costumed characters, caricature artists,
balloon benders, magicians, and more! The park will have a pumpkin patch on site and for $5
visitors can paint a pumpkin at the painting station and bring it home.
In addition, Luna Park is hosting a series of contests with cash prizes. At any time Guess the
Weight of one of the largest pumpkins in New York City for a chance to win $1,000. On
October 4th, participate in the Pie Eating Contest from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM for a chance to win
$250. On October 11th, dress your dog up and stroll over to Luna Park for the Dog Parade. The
best-dressed dog will receive a super bag of goodies and $100 for their owner. On October
18th, put your carving skills to the test for the Pumpkin Carving Contest. Participants will have
three hours to carve their vision into a 10lb pumpkin and compete for cash prizes. Halloween
Harvest is fun for the whole family, so join Luna Park in Coney Island to celebrate Halloween for
the entire month!
Over Columbus Day Weekend, Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park and Luna Park will
be open. Also open for the weekend, in addition to the remainder of the year, are the New York
Aquarium, Applebee’s, Coney Island USA, Gargiulo’s Restaurant, Nathan’s Famous and
Tom’s Coney Island.
The fun continues on October 15th as the Brooklyn Bolts, Brooklyn’s first professional football
team since 1944, open their inaugural Fall Experimental Football League season against the
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Boston Brawlers at MCU Park. The Bolts are one of four teams in the FXFL, a developmental
football league for players, coaches and referees who are on the brink of fulfilling their NFL
dreams. The Bolts will play two additional home games in their six game season. On October
24th, the Bolts battle the Omaha Mammoths and on November 7th they face off against the
Florida Backtips. Get your tickets for as low as $20 to watch professional football right here in
Rounding out the month will be the Brooklyn Triathlon on Sunday, October 26th. Triathletes
are storming Surf Avenue and the Boardwalk. There are competition distances for everyone
regardless of age or fitness level. Register at www.brooklyn-triathlon.com/registration.
The fun never stops in Coney Island and many Coney attractions and restaurants are open
throughout the fall. To plan a trip to Coney Island and stay up-to-date on all Coney happenings,
make sure to visit ConeyIslandFunGuide.com, sign up for our weekly newsletter and follow us
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