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Kite Aerial Photography Coney Island

Kite aerial photography at last year’s kite festival in Coney Island. Photo © Ron Marcisak

The beach belongs to kite flyers this weekend! On Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27, from 9:30am – 5pm, you can go fly a kite or buy a kite and learn to fly it on the beach between West 10th Street and Stillwell Avenue. Professionals and amateurs will be flying one line, dual line, and quad line kites. The annual event is free and all ages are welcome to participate or spectate.

If you go, you’ll want to take photos of the colorful sea creature-shaped kites in the sky. In past years, we’ve seen a green octopus with flowing tentacles, a giant crab, schools of tropical fish, and a scuba diver. These photos were shot at last year’s festival by Ron Marcisak, one of the organizers of the New York Kite Aerial Photography Meet-up Group.

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Coney Island Beach at start of last year’s kite festival. Photo © Ron Marcisak

This weekend is also the Coney Island Hot Rod and Tattoo Show at Coney Island USA and the 34th Annual Great Irish Fair at MCU Park. The rides at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park and Luna Park are open weekends and holidays through November 1st.

Though the beach is now closed for swimming, sunbathing is allowed and encouraged. Says photographer Ron Marcisak of his photo shown below: “NO PHOTOS PLEASE. See the beach bag? Ironic?”

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Kite aerial photography at last year’s Coney Island Kite Festival. Photo © Ron Marcisak

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Kite Aerial Photography: Coney Island, Brooklyn.  Photo © Ron's KAP via flickr

Kite Aerial Photography: Coney Island, Brooklyn. October 2, 2010. Photo © Ron's KAP via flickr

On Saturday morning ATZ tweeted: Hope to see some KAP – Kite Aerial Photography – of Coney Island from this weekend’s Kite Flying Festival! We got our wish: flickr member “Ron’s KAP” uploaded this splendid aerial view of Coney’s amusement area from West 12th Street to West 10th. You can see Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, the new Luna Park, and the Cyclone Roller Coaster. We have a total of 59 rides now in Coney, including 19 in the new park. The rides of 12th Street Amusements and McCullough’s Kiddie Park can also be seen on 12th St.

According to the photographer, “The wind was out of the NNW to WNW from 4-8 (maybe 9) MPH and some gentle gusts throughout that range. The only thing that would lift my rig is the ITW Triton.”

Which one of these elegant rigs did Ron’s KAP send into the sky over Coney? Perhaps he’ll return tomorrow and show us! Sunday’s forecast: Breezy with highs in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph. In the photo below, American Kitefliers Association (AKA) members can be seen on the beach. Kite festival organizer Leucio Parrella’s red kite is aloft on the right.

The Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) pool on flickr has noteworthy aerial shots of Coney Island dating back to 2006, including shots of the Polar Bear Club.

Kite Aerial Photography: AKA Kite Festival at Coney Island.  Photo © Ron's KAP via flickr

Kite Aerial Photography: AKA Kite Festival at Coney Island. October 2, 2010. Photo © Ron's KAP via flickr

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