28th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest Returns Saturday

CONEY ISLAND – A beloved summer tradition returns to Coney Island Beach on Saturday—the 28th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest.

Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest via Facebook

Presented by the Alliance for Coney Island, Brooklyn Community Services, NYC Department of Parks & Recreationand Astella Development Corporation, thousands head to the beach each summer to check out this family-friendly event where competitors unleash their inner Michelangelo and create some impressive works of art out of sand. Sculptors of all ages and skill levels are invited to dig deep and compete in four categories:

  • family
  • individual adult
  • group adult
  • people’s choice

The fun kicks off at 12pm. Participants can register at the tent located on the boardwalk between West 10th and West 12th Streets where they’ll be assigned a sand dune and equipped with a beach pail and water to create their masterpieces. Judging will take place  at the end of the four-hour event.

28th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest
Saturday, August 18, 12pm to 4pm
Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk (between W10th & W12th Streets)

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Pamela Wong

Pam was a staff reporter at Bklyner, covering North-Western parts of Brooklyn between 2016 and 2019. She also writes about art at arthag.typepad.com.


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