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WFMU Invades Coney Island

Join WFMU for fun, sun, rides, freaks, fireworks, and a live broadcast of "Downtown Soulville" with Mr. Fine Wine on the boardwalk at Wonder Wheel Park!

The plan:

6-7pm - Meet fellow FMUers at the Coney Island USA Freak Bar (Sideshows by the Seashore - 1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th St, Brooklyn) for a drink and to pick up discount passes for the Wonder Wheel.

7-8pm - Run wild: check out the Sideshow, ride the Wonder Wheel or Cyclone, swim in the ocean, eat a hot dog or 10!

8-9pm - Soul dance party on the boardwalk at Wonder Wheel Park (Boardwalk & Denos D. Vourderis Pl - W. 12th St)! Live broadcast of "Downtown Soulville" with Mr. Fine Wine on the decks.

9:30pm - Fireworks show on the boardwalk.

10pm onward - Check out the burlesque show, belt out some tunes during boardwalk karaoke, toss a few back with the locals at Ruby's Bar, get in on more rides.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Fine Wine was brilliant as the fireworks display. The evening was a rave. Imagine the multiplying crowd of dancing passerbys had Fine Wine played right up to the fireworks.

    July 24, 2011

  • gary

    Great MeetUp, but Fine Wine should have played a longer set. He was attracting quite a crowd on the boardwalk.

    July 24, 2011

  • anne

    that was awesome, what a beautiful night, thanks!! assfreaks was wonderful too!

    July 24, 2011

  • Carol Z.

    I loved being greeted by the cheerful Gaylord Fields :) On what was the hottest July 22nd in NYC's recorded history, it was great to be lured to the ocean by this nice combo of events. WFMU-ers grooved on the boardwalk in front of Mr. Fine Wine's live spin of soul tunes -- and by that I mean enthusiastic dancing took place! Great free fireworks. (If anyone wondered, they didn't start right at 9:30pm because they have to wait for the Keystone Park ball game to end, first.) I hope this meetup gets repeated.

    July 23, 2011

  • John D.

    Here are some photos (on flickr) of the Coney Island Meetup -

    1 · July 23, 2011

  • Michael C.

    WFMU and freaks are a natural pairing!

    July 23, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Superfun dancing on the boardwalk, meeting and re-meeting FMU people!

    July 23, 2011

  • Jenn

    That was uber fun! Drinks, dancing and fiireworks - can't beat that with a baseball bat!

    July 23, 2011

  • Kurt G.

    check out the coney island graphic minnesota jeff made for my show this week:

    1 · July 22, 2011

  • Carol Z.

    Unless there is a separate boardwalk karaoke courtesy of WFMU, the one operated by Deno's Wonder Wheel every Friday on the boardwalk gets full up with singers pretty early. Swing by there at 7 or 7:30 and put in your song request if you want to belt out a tune.

    July 18, 2011

  • Caroline C.

    sounds great...I might be going away that weekend though. Will definitely go if I'm around. Hope you have another one!

    June 30, 2011

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