Coney Island Memorial Day weekend guide: Smorgasburg market, art and more

Hordes of sunbathers and amusement ride freaks will descend on Coney Island this Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of the summer season for the “people’s playground.”

While most people will be headed to the classic rides, to grab a bite to eat at Nathan’s or to catch the plentiful rays, there’s a bunch of new things to do and see this weekend.

We’ve rounded up some of the highlights here, from the Smorgasburg food market to a new exhibition at the Coney Island History Project.