24th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting ContestConey Island
New York, NY
It’s time again to pick up a pail and shovel and head to Coney Island for their annual sand sculpting contest. Now in its 24th year, the competition finds individuals and families teaming up to create gritty architectural masterpieces. And while, the castles are being formed by sand dabblers, four invited professional artists are also creating sculptures. One year, actor Vincent D’Onofrio and his family crafted their way to a top price with a pirate-inspired work. Going down on the Boardwalk near Wonderwheel Park, the Astella and Brooklyn Community Services-produced afternoon also features music, and food a plenty. Proceeds from the day go toward broad-based relief efforts to assist Brooklyn residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. For more details visit the website. Happy building!