Coney Island Labor Day 2017

Kid doing a back flip at Coney Island

I originally was going to use this blog to show photos from another Forest Hills family portrait, but then I thought, nah, I would rather share some Coney Island street photography from my visit there on Labor Day.  Summer may be over, but I’m hanging on to the memories.

First off, you should know that I have been a huge fan of Coney Island since I arrived in New York City. My first trip to Coney Island, about 15 years ago, was coincidentally Mermaid Day Parade day. As a new resident of NYC I didn’t know about the Mermaid Day Parade, and just thought every day must be like this down at Coney.

I’m a bit more aware of iconic NYC parades now, and always try to work my schedule around the annual event. Most of the time, however, work interferes and I have a wedding scheduled for the same day. This year it rained all day and I elected to skip it, sadly.

Coney Island amusement park ride

But I made up for lost time on Labor Day and spent many hours walking the boardwalk. The weather was mild and the light was glorious. It seemed like everyone was out enjoying themselves and the good vibes definitely show in these pictures.

Enjoy the photos, and I hope each of you had a great holiday weekend.  Feel free to share how you spent your Labor Day in the comments. I’m always looking for recommendations for next year!  And if you’re interested in some Coney Island street photography tips, then hop on over to my personal blog and check out this week’s article.

PS. To all my friends and family down in Florida, stay safe as Irma approaches. I wish the best for all of you — and to everyone in Texas as well. Even to this native Floridian, this has been a rough year hurricane-wise.

This website tells you anything and everything you need to know about Coney Island — www.ConeyIsland.com

People on the Coney Island boardwalk

Kid doing a back flip at Coney Island

Man with boombox on the Coney Island boardwalk

Kid on razor scooter on the Coney Island boardwalk

Kid on the beach at Coney Island

Kids posing for a photo on the Coney Island boardwalk

Lovers taking a selfie on the Coney Island boardwalk

Lovers on a bench at the Coney Island pier

Lovers lounging on the Coney Island pier

Three older women on the Coney Island boardwalk

Old man with walker playing music on the Coney Island pier

Shirtless man playing maracas on the Coney Island pier

Kid in the surf at Coney Island

Girl in the ocean at Coney Island

Coney Island beach scene

Coney Island beach scene

Fishermen on the Coney Island pier

Girl in pink fishing on the Coney Island pier

Woman in sunglasses on the Coney Island pier

Two men on the Coney Island pier

Woman with white turban talking into her phone on the Coney Island pier

Woman wearing a hat on the Coney Island boardwalk

Woman sitting on the Coney Island boardwalk railing

Kid asleep on his father's shoulder at Coney Island

Mother and child wearing sunglasses on the Coney Island boardwalk

Kid with sunglasses dancing in front of a Coney Island hot dog stand

Large man riding the Coney Island Wonder Wheel

Lovers embracing at a Coney Island arcade

Coney Island carnival worker petting dog

Woman sitting in front of carnival games at Coney Island

Shadows of tourists on the Coney Island boardwalk

If you would like to see more travel photos from my personal portfolio, then please visit my website — www.Kelly-Williams.com

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