Boardwalk boogie: Coney Islanders quietly dance off at silent disco

Bust a move: Councilman Mark Treyger joined in at Friday night’s silent disco at Coney Island.
Photo by Erica Price

It was a funky shh-indig!

Coney Islanders grooved to secret tunes at a “silent disco” held on the Riegelmann Boardwalk last Friday night, but the hushed scene couldn’t mask its rousing success according to the councilman who organized the event.

“The Silent Disco on the Boardwalk was quietly met with resounding approval,” said Councilman Mark Treyger (D–Coney Island), who worked with NYC Parks to put the free dance party together. “The sharp dance moves and exuberant smiles left no doubt about it.”

Silent beats: D.J. Kharizma laid down the tracks at the event.
Photo by Erica Price

Approximately 100 attendees donned wireless headphones instead of dancing in front of loud party speakers. Deejays transmitted Hip Hop, R&B, electronic dance music, Latin and Top 40 tracks over the air into the headphones, according to Sound Off, the company that produced the event and provided the wireless technology that made the party possible.

Treyger said the silent disco was a chance for Coney Islanders to let loose and have fun. And he said the event was so well received that it may shimmy back into Coney Island in the future.

“Based on the response, this Silent Disco could be the start of a new Coney Island tradition,” he said.

Noise-canceling: Attendees enjoyed the night’s music through wireless headphones.
Photo by Erica Price

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