The competition for summer weekend destination has been fierce: while Rockaway added a skate bowl and a (still forthcoming) palm-tree paradise, Coney Island leveled up with a Smorgasburg and some murals. Coney’s latest gambit? A freaking trapeze school. That’s right: Trapeze School New York, which has an outdoor rig at Pier 40 in Hudson River Park, is adding another location in Coney.
Starting this Friday, July 3, it’ll be open seven days a week throughout the summer, according to a press release from Thor Equities, which owns the lot at Stillwell Avenue and Wonder Wheel Way, right across from the Coney Art Walls.
The school will be offering not just classes for ages six and up, but also party packages. Between this, the Eldorado bumper cars, the Coney Island Laser shows, and the Sunday Sessions at the Art Walls, you could be looking at the most turnt-up birthday party ever. (If you’re a budding aerialist who’d rather keep it local, don’t forget the Muse’s new location in Bushwick, and — for the more experienced — House of Yes’s imminent reopening.)
Biederman Redevelopment Ventures, which oversaw the redevelopment of Bryant Park, is working with Thor Equities to beef up the summer programming at Coney, in case you want to know who to thank for some of this. Adjacent the trapeze school, fruit-infused lemonade vendor Lizzmonade is also opening a stand on Friday, adding to its existing ones at Brooklyn Pier 1 and the Brooklyn Pop-Up Pool.