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Events: Irish Fair Approaches!

Can you hear the bagpipes calling?

2009 Photo Gallery

The 29th annual Great Irish Fair of New York is slated for September 18 and 19 at KeySpan Park, Coney Island. at the Brooklyn Cyclones Park in beautiful Coney Island for a two-day celebration of Irish heritage with great music, food, dancing, family activities.

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Chinar Closing and Moving to Coney Island

Jhans Chinar is closing and moving to coney island.

The restaurant which was famous in Russian community needed more space. That concern was echoed by all of the reviews.

Do you know what this means!?!

More Parking at Keyfood! Very Exciting!

Keyspan Park No Longer Keyspan Park

National Grid, formally known as Keyspan, is dropping the Keyspan from Keyspan Park.

Their original contract/deal, according to the daily news, was supposed to last until 2020 but they ended the deal earlier, with no one talking about how much the split was worth.

What will this mean for the now Nameless Park and […]

Coney Island Great Irish Fair 2009

The 28th Annual Great Irish Fair of New York was this last weekend and of course we attended. There was a decent Gerritsen Beach crowd there.

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Buckley’s Staff

Crowd watching MacTalla Mor

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Events: Brooklyn Great Irish Fair Approaches

Can you hear the bagpipes calling?

The 28th annual Great Irish Fair of New York is slated for September 19 and 20 at KeySpan Park, Coney Island. at the Brooklyn Cyclone’s Keyspan Park in beautiful Coney Island for a two-day celebration of Irish heritage with great music, food, dancing, family activities.

Admission is […]

Coney Island: Astroland Rocket Gone

Via the Coney Island Message Board All Pictures and video by Capt_Nemo

Coney Island is being torn apart. The amusement park Astroland closed in September, and its rides have been moved to storage—except for its 70-foot-long silver rocket ride. The rocket, which debuted in 1962, once took riders on a three-minute mock trip […]

The Great Irish Fair Of New York This Weekend!

The Great Irish Fair

Join us on Saturday September 20th and Sunday September 21st at the Brooklyn Cyclone’s Keyspan Park in beautiful Coney Island for a two-day celebration of Irish heritage with great music, food, dancing, family activities and all around good craic.

The Great Irish Fair is a family-friendly event that attracts […]

Events: Irish Fair Approaches and Has New Website!

The Great Irish Fair

Join us on Saturday September 20th and Sunday September 21st at the Brooklyn Cyclone’s Keyspan Park in beautiful Coney Island for a two-day celebration of Irish heritage with great music, food, dancing, family activities and all around good craic.

The Great Irish Fair is a family-friendly event that attracts […]

Coney Island Mermaid Declares Hunger Strike to Protest City Plan

Savitri D aka 2008 Queen Mermaid is in the middle of her 4 day hunger strike. It is all to bring attention to the upcoming Coney Island Community Scoping Meeting and the new Coney Island developments.

She is fasting to draw attention to a destructive city scheme to reduce the compromised 60 acres […]

Nathan’s Raises Prices by 9.2%

Via the Coney Island Message Board

Been to Coney Island yesterday, because I had a day off from work, and wanted to eat lunch at Nathan’s. To my surprise, Nathan’s has raised their prices once again. This summer, a hotdog will cost you $2.95 plus tax making the price of 1 hotdog $3.20 […]

B&B Carousell Historic Sign Obliterated with Paint Roller

[Top Image the Gowanus Lounge. Bottom photo courtesy of Captain Nemo, Coney Island Message Board]

Reposted from the Gowanus Lounge. Check it out!

While the B&B Carousell itself was saved and will someday reappear as part of the city’s planned Steeplechase Plaza, the sign for it that has been on Surf Avenue since […]

Brooklyn’s Aquarium Coup D’état Sleeps with Fishes

Reposted from The Gowanus Lounge

Call it one of the most short-lived coup attempts in Brooklyn history. “A plan floated Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz for the city to take control of the New York Aquarium is dead in the water,” Jotham Sederstrom reports in today’s Daily News. On Thursday night, during his […]

Irish Fair this weekend!

The Great Irish Fair is back. And in Coney Island. Where it belongs. The fair will be held this Saturday and Sunday, in the parking lot of Cyclones Stadium KeySpan Park, and this year it’s being run by Marty Cottingham who did so much to save Holy Name School and to help turn around Bishop Ford High.

And this time instead of Catholic Charities, the proceeds will be going to Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens to build up the technological infrastructure like science labs and computer rooms to make the parochial schools competitive with the city’s best private schools.

There is always great bands playing along with great food and drinks. There is also usually rides and games for the kids.

If you remember the 2006 Great Irish Fair was canceled by Margaret Keaveney, director of communications for Catholic Charities. She had said that a lack of organizers and volunteers caused the group to re-think its efforts.

We here at GerritsenBeach.Net are going to go to the fair, but just as an excuse to drink Guinness.

Printable Schedule

Saturday, September 22 2007

VIP/Cultural Tent Time Main Stage Time
Mass 10:00 – 11:15 Pipers After Mass
Breakfast 10:30 – 12:00 Finton Stanely 11:30 – 12:00
Johnny & the Club Men 12:00 – 1:15 The Rivermen 1:00 – 2:40
Emigrant Eyes 2:40 – 3:10 Step Dancers – Buckley’s 2:40 – 3:10
Finton Stanely 2:30 – 3:45 Dermot Henry 3:10 – 3:50
Step Dancers 3:45 – 4:15 The Canny Brothers 3:50 – 5:05
The Rivermen 4:15 – 5:30 Black 47 5:30 – 7:00
    Pipers 7:00 – 7:30

Sunday, September 23 2007

VIP/Cultural Tent Time Main Stage Time
Mass 11:00 – 12:00 Pipers 12:00 – 12:30
Sr. Beata 12:15 – 1:30 Garavogue 12:30 – 2:00
The Rivermen 1:30 – 3:00 Step Dancers – O’Malley 2:00 – 2:20
Step Dancers 3:00 – 3:30 Dermot Henry 2:20 – 2:55
Emigrant Eyes 3:00 – 5:00 Andy Cooney 3:00 – 4:30
Step Dancers 3:45 – 4:15 Pipers 4:30 – 4:50
The Rivermen 4:15 – 5:30 The Canny Brothers 4:50 – 5:40
    2U Band 6:00 – 7:30

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The Great Irish Fair Is Back!

Scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23rd 2007 in the Brooklyn Cyclone’s Keyspan Park parking lot.

There is always great bands playing along with great food and drinks. There is also usually rides and games for the kids.

If you remember the 2006 Great Irish Fair was canceled by Margaret Keaveney, […]

The New Coney Island will now NOT include housing

via The Gowanus Lounge

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All but till now the Coney Island development plans from Thorr Equities always had housing in it. A 500 foot glass tower to be a bit more accurate. Now, Developer Joe Sitt & Thor Equities are “shelving plans to build housing in Coney Island and will go ahead with his redevelopment plan as a mix of amusements and retail”

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