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Brooklynites raise cash, ride coasters at Luna Park’s charity day

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Brave soul: Gravesend resident Cashel O’Sullivan prepared to take the first ride of the year on the beloved coaster.
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Almost-summer fun: A juggler entetained the crowd at Luna Park’s charity day on Saturday.
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Almost-summer fun: Youngsters took a spin on the Electro Spin.
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Almost-summer fun: Entertainers regaled onlokoers and attendees.
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Call them coasters for a cause.

Thrill-seeking Brooklynites hit the rides at Coney Island’s Luna Park on April 6 before it officially opens for the summer season to raise money for Children of Promise NYC, an organization that serves children of incarcerated people.

The April 6 event marked the unofficial start of summer for one attendee, who took the very first ride of the year on the world-famous Cyclone.

“It’s sort of symbolic to me as the end of the winter,” said Gravesend resident Cashel O’Sullivan.

The event was part of the park’s second annual charity day, and featured free rides on the Electro Spin, the Luna 360, and the park’s other amusements for guests who donated $10 to Children of Promise NYC.

A spokeswoman for the park said it had not finished calculating how much money the event raised by press time, but said the donations would go to Children of Promise NYC’s teen program, which convenes youngsters ages 14 to 18 in after school and summer camp programs to help them prepare for college and their careers.

Luna Park officially opens for the season Sunrday, April 14, at 11 a.m.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at jmcshane@schnepsmedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.
Updated 5:56 pm, April 10, 2019
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