Public Hearing for Ocean Beach Fare Increase is May 3rd

A Public Hearing will be held at City Hall, 1 West Chester Street, Long Beach, New York, on May 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

  • FAMILY PLAN: $80 (up from $60)
  • RESIDENT INDIVIDUAL: $60 (up from $40)
  • NON-RESIDENT INDIVIDUAL $110 (up from $80)
  • RESIDENT SENIOR CITIZENS: $20  (up from $15)
  • NON-RESIDENT SENIOR CITIZENS: $45 (up from $30)
  • DAILY ADMISSION: $16 (up from $12)
  • ECONOMY 10 PASSES: $130 (up from $80)

Personally, I am not a fan of these increases, particularly the daily admission at $16. Seems a tad high to me and will force more people to visit the beach on the off hours when lifeguards aren’t on duty.

RFP for bayfront water services: Sunset cruises, water taxies, etc.

Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 9.50.42 AMThe city just put a RFP out for bayfront water services. I love the idea of a water taxi, but I’m not sure where it will go. The Nautical Mile in Freeport, I guess? Back and forth to Pop’s in Island Park? Maybe a connection to Point Lookout?

Sunset Cruises. Let’s face it, that’s another name for a booze cruise, right? 😉  I’m actually not opposed to that. What I would really love is to be able to walk to a fishing party boat that doubles as a seal watching vessel. Of course I can always take the LB Water Taxi to Freeport or Point lookout for those services. I can go on and on with this topic. Ah, life is fun. Read for more info:

Link: Operation of Bayfront Water Services at City of Long Beach Recreation Complex

Objective

The City of Long Beach is seeking proposals from qualified vendors capable of operating a seasonal water service located in the City of Long Beach adjacent to the City’s Recreation Complex along West Bay Drive. Such services may include, but are not limited to, sunset cruises, water taxi operations and other water related activities.

The primary purpose of the bay front water services is to provide City residents and visitors with services that will build upon the identity of the City of Long Beach as a recreational destination and encourage residents and visitors to utilize the many amenities available in the City. The City views bay front water services as a prime link in the City’s efforts to continue to promote the economic development of the City. The successful proposer will be required to provide a centralized point of information for water services relative to the various businesses, restaurants, and historic and cultural assets of the City.

The City of Long Beach will be selecting one (1) proposer from this solicitation to both furnish and install a floating dock, and operate the water services. The contract period for this solicitation is five (5) years. In order to effectuate a successful operation, as part of the contract, the City will allow the successful proper to rent for a monthly fee the Gazebo Offices located thereat for ticket sales and restrooms for its patrons and staff.

Race2Rebuild: To Help Move Hurricane Sandy Recovery Forward for Long Beach. Saturday, April 30th

12809609_1059897210733997_3948649973772961905_nRace2Rebuild Partners with City of Long Beach, Optimum Community, Bob’s Discount Furniture for Long Beach Event
Athletes and Volunteers to Help Move Hurricane Sandy Recovery Forward for Long Beach, NY. Saturday, April 30th at 8AM.

  1. Fundraise for R2R Team Long Beach on  More Than Sport here:https://www.morethansport.org/team/r2r-long-beach
  2. Sign up to rebuild or as a race volunteer on April 30 here:
    https://events.com/r/en_US/registration/race2rebuild-long-beach-long-beach-april-10858
  3. Register to race April 30 here:
    https://events.com/r/en_US/registration/race2rebuild-long-beach-long-beach-april-10858

13061935_10209601388058680_3712856888762102045_nNEW YORK, NY (April 26, 2016) – Nearly three and a half years after Hurricane Sandy devastated the homes and lives of New York and New Jersey residents, Race2Rebuild today announced its next Race2Rebuild event to be held on April 30, 2016 in Long Beach, NY with Optimum Community and Bob’s Discount Furniture as presenting sponsors, in partnership with the City of Long Beach, Rebuilding Together Long Island, UMCOR, BeachFit Long Island and 1156Run.

Continue reading Race2Rebuild: To Help Move Hurricane Sandy Recovery Forward for Long Beach. Saturday, April 30th

Today we painted Roosevelt to Franklin. Tomorrow, The world!

paintWith a group of around eight, plus two city workers who supervised as well as helped, we were able to paint all the curb ends from Roosevelt to Franklin, south of Park Avenue. It leisurely took us just over two and a half hours.

Our next painting day will be Wednesday, May 4th at 9am. We will meet at Lincoln and E. Walnut. Event page: Volunteer Curb Painting, Part 2

A special thanks to Eastholme Civic Association and Police commissioner Michael Tangney for making this happen. Also, major thanks to LB Streets and to the wonderful residents who came out to paint! THANK YOU, ALL!
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Opening Day of the Long Beach Farmers Market: May 4th!

Come and Join us at Kennedy Plaza in Long Beach for the Opening Day LI Greenmarket for 2016! We are kicking off an exciting upcoming season and want all our friends and neighbors to be there. Our first day will celebrate the start of our Summer season!

Our food producers and farmers sell the most wonderful local foods. Come find cheeses, milk, grass-fed organic meats, breads, maple syrup, seasonal vegetables, and so much more! Mark your calendars for Wednesdays and Saturdays, May 4- November 23rd. Plan on joining us for the #KnowRealFoodLI Cooking Demo series and other exciting upcoming events.

Bring your friends, family, and neighbors to meet your farmers and get to #KnowRealFoodLI. See you there, Market Friends!

Wednesday, May 4 at 9am – 2pm
Kennedy Plaza Farmers market
1 W. Chester St, Long Beach, New York 11561
http://www.ligreenmarket.org/

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7th Annual Miles for Mothers 5k Run/Walk and Kid’s Fun Run. May 7th on the Boardwalk!

MilesForMothers2016Head-webOn May 7th, we will be hosting our Miles for Mothers 5K/Kids Fun Run/One Mile Walk. This event is a very important fundraiser that keeps the organization alive and is for everyone, providing fun for the whole family. Women and mothers of all ages and at any athletic level—from beginners to avid runners—are welcome. Dads and children can cheer mom on OR run along side her. We welcome all moms groups… there’s strength in numbers!

Enjoy great music, face painting, shopping among a wide selection of amazing vendors (maybe for that perfect Mother’s day gift!) while basking in the cool beach atmosphere and enjoying a little food… it’s a perfect family fun day not to miss!

We have great local support from our friends at Skudin Surf, DJ Chef, Long Island Bagel Cafe and a wide array of other local businesses.

The event is on May 7th on the Long Beach Boardwalk @ Laurleton Blvd.

Event Schedule:

  • 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM    Registration/Check-in and Same Day Packet Pick-up
  • 9:00 AM     5K Run/Walk begins
  • 9:30 AM     Kid’s Fun Run/Walk
  • 10:00 AM  Awards and Raffles

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
www.mom-mentum.org/2016-mile-for-mothers.html

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