In just a few short weeks Coney Island welcomes the opening of The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk; a major new outdoor live entertainment venue. The 5,000-seat covered open-air venue — the first of its kind in the Tri-State area — will host a mix of concerts, family shows, sports, comedy, and multicultural events, and become the new permanent home of the free Seaside Summer Concert Series.
The Amphitheater is located on Coney Island’s famed boardwalk and incorporates the Childs Building, built in 1923 as one of the first large-format stand-alone restaurants in the country. The building is now designated as a New York City Landmark and is currently undergoing a full restoration after decades of neglect. The stage, which will be housed inside of the Childs Building with 50-foot tall doors opening to the Amphitheater during the summer, will also have the ability to serve the interior of the building during the winter months.
“America’s Playground is getting ready to welcome its greatest attraction yet!” said Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President. “From its very first performance this summer, the Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk will be a must-visit destination for fun-seekers in search of top-flight entertainment from near and far. I am excited that I will get to serve as host of the Seaside Summer Concert Series at this new and exciting venue, which will have a positive impact on the holistic growth of the Coney Island community for years to come.”
Visit www.coneyislandlive.com for a full list of upcoming concerts.