Events: Shaggy, Coney Island organ grinder…

THURSDAY: SHAGGY/TK WONDER AT THE PROSPECT PARK BANDSHELL 7:30PM,  KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE BALLET AT 7 PM. SATURDAY: CELEBRATE HISTORIC CONEY ISLAND FROM 1PM-6PM BY ATTENDING  THE 3RD ANNUAL HISTORY DAY PRESENTED BY DENO’S WONDER WHEEL PARK AND THE CONEY ISLAND HISTORY PROJECT AT THE NEW CONEY ISLAND HISTORY DAY FESTIVITIES INCLUDE LIVE RAGTIME AND DIXIELAND MUSIC BY THE BANJO RASCALS, OLD TIMEY ORGAN GRINDERS PLAYING HAND-CRANKED ANTIQUE MUSICAL ORGANS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, PROFESSOR PHINEAS FEELGOOD’S WORLD OF MAGIC, HUMANTOON/STREET SORCERER KEVIN C CARR, AND THE ALWAYS AMAZING LADY CIRCUS, WEST 12TH STREET  DREAMLAND  PEDESTRIAN PLAZA OFF THE BOARDWALK.  ALSO ON HISTORY DAY, THERE WILL BE A   PRESENTATION ABOUT MECHANICAL STREET ORGANS AND THE HISTORY OF ORGAN GRINDERS BY BAND ORGAN BUILDER AND RESTORER BOB YORBURG  AT THE HISTORY PROJECT. ADMISSION TO THE EXHIBIT CENTER IS FREE OF CHARGE. DRESS IN 1920’S GARB AND GET ONE FREE RIDE ON THE WONDER WHEEL. TEST YOUR CONEY ISLAND I.Q. AT THE CONEY ISLAND HISTORY TRIVIA CONTEST AT 2:45PM WITH  HISTORIAN AND AUTHOR CHARLES DENSON. PRIZES INCLUDE RIDE PASSES FOR  DENO’S WONDERWHEELPARK AND SOUVENIR POSTCARDS.  WWW.CONEYISLANDHISTORY.ORG   EVENTS@CONEYISLANDHISTORY.ORG. ORGAN GRINDER LOLA AND MASTER BOB, ORIGINALLY FROM  BADEN-BADEN, GERMANY AND NOW BASED IN THE WASHINGTON, DC AREA, WILL APPEAR ON THE DREAMLAND PLAZA STAGE AT 3PM. “HE’LL PERFORM GERMAN MORITATEN, 19TH CENTURY STREET BALLADS OF BROKEN HEARTS, MURDER AND MAYHEM,” SAYS LOLA. “AND, OF COURSE, THE MOST FAMOUS MORITAT OF THEM ALL, ‘MACKIE MESSER,’ GANGSTER RAP FROM 1920S BERLIN. PLUS OTHER FUN SING-ALONG SONGS IN ENGLISH, LIKE THE BALLAD OF ANNE BOLEYN.

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