The Coney Island "Truobadour"

Often known as the Troubadour and the bard of Coney Island, Songster, Amos Wengler has, for the last couple of decades, provided the soundtrack for this world-famous fabled piece of land known as Coney Island. World famous himself, Amos can be seen every year at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on the big stage strumming his guitar and crooning out his love for Coney Island. He’s also a presence at almost all of Coney Island’s events, especially those that are meant to save his beloved land. He’s also been a long-time Coney Island Polar Bear and even has a song for that. He’s a can’t-miss at the Mermaid Parade every year, which he has a catchy diddy for that too. more information on songs, Coney Island and other video's check out Myspace or Youtube under Amos Wengler.

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Friday, July 8, 2011


The B&B Carousell, which is in the process of being restored, is slated to be back in action in Coney Island in a couple of years. Three years ago the 89-year-old Bishoff & Brienstein Carousell was transported to Ohio for the restoration work following the city’s purchase of the historic ride for $1.8 million in 2005. A Brooklyn Eagle article about the carousel noted the following: “The B & B Carousell dates from 1919 and is 45 feet wide and 20 feet tall. In addition to its 50 horses, the carousel features two dragon-themed, four-seat chariots, a 66-key band organ, a brass ring machine, and original carved, painted rounding boards, mirrors and scenery panels.” A rep from the Coney Island Development Corporation says that restoration is still ongoing and “it is expected to return to Coney Island in the late spring of 2013.” You can see a short video of the work being done to the B&B here.
Photo by Spatch.

Monday, March 22, 2010


The Mermaid Parade- 1989

World famous Amos Wengler sings his smash hit - The Mermaid Parade on the boardwalk at Coney Island way back in 1989. This is the "Theme Song" for the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade. This is from the documentary film Mermaids on Parade by Terry Murphy.

July 4th "Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest"

Amos Wengler the "Truobadore" of Coney Island is a yearly guest of Nathans to perform at their famous "Hot Dog Eating Contest". His famous song "Hot Dogs" is a sing along crowd pleaser.