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Bocce Ball League has been saved thanks to George Unrich from Top Notch Lawn Care in Island Park

The following was sent to me by the organizers of the Bocce League:
We have great news… Thanks to one our players from the team “Joanie Loves Bocce”, George Unrich from Top Notch Lawn Care in Island Park, the league and bocce park are back on track!
With all of the delays, we need your help. Please spread the word to everyone you know that the leagues are going forward for 2017 as originally planned.  We need all the teams to be signed up as soon as possible. If you are having trouble getting a full team together, we can still help form teams. Last year Stranger Danger won the Thursday night league as a team of strangers. This year their coming so big they are making 2 teams.
Go to and click on “2017 Bocce Standings” to see the registration we have so far and to sign up a team or individual for 2017
The plan is to start with  the first week of games on July 11th, 12th and 13th.

Pride on the Beach. So many events, including the 27th Annual Long Island Pride Parade

There are a ton of events going with Pride on the Beach, many being family-friendly. Below are some highlights. You can find the full schedule here:

  • PRIDE STAGE (June 7/8): Long Island Pride is thrilled to showcase the best local talent Long Island has to offer with 14 hours of entertainment by 17 hometown acts! Be sure to visit the Pride Stage to cheer on today’s up-and-comers and tomorrow’s superstars!
  • A Taste of Long Beach (June 9-11th): Enjoy Pride Weekend specials at participating restaurants, bars and other establishments across Long Beach!  Discover all the great food, drink and other specialties the City by the Sea has to offer.…
  • Pride Carnival (June 9-11th): Visit the Newton Shows Carnival to ride your favorite thrills and more!  Grab a bite on the midway or play your favorite carnival game.  Newton Shows is the oldest family-owned…
  • Family Fun Run (June 10th): Start your day with your family on the boardwalk with a fun run on the iconic Long Beach boardwalk.  This shortened course is not timed and easy enough for any member of the family to participate.  Awards and prizes to follow.  Please register online in advance of the event as space is limited.
  • Pride Beach Party (June 10th): Grab your friends, your towels, and your beach passes, and head to Long Beach for the best Pride Beach party!  Enjoy the beautiful sand and surf and plenty of dancing…
  • Pride Boat Parade (June 10th): Be part of the first ever Pride Boat Parade at Reynold’s Channel.  Pride on the Beach is happy to welcome the Knickerbocker Sailing Association and their rainbow adorned fleet of sailboats…
  • Pride Market Fair (June 11th): The LI Pride Market Fair will feature hundreds of exciting vendors, exhibitors and shops right on the beautiful Long Beach Boardwalk between Edwards Blvd. and Long Beach Blvd. IF THERE ARE ANY FOOD TRUCKS ON THE BOARDWALK, PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY HAVE TARPS UNDERNEATH!!
  • 27th Annual Long Island Pride Parade (June 11th): Rise with Pride with thousands of LGBT People and Allies celebrating Pride on Long Island.
  • Concert on the Beach (June 11th): Head to the beachfront at Long Beach Blvd for live music all afternoon! Music starts as the parade lands on the sand. Headliner Rachel Platten brings her chart-topping hits Fight Song…
  • Memorial Paddle Out (June 11th): The LGBT Network honors the victims of the Pulse Nightclub Massacre with a Memorial Paddle-out on the first anniversary of the tragedy.

Again, there’s just so much more than this. For the full events schedule, please visit:

Presale Tickets Available & New Events Introduced for the 6th Annual Long Beach International Film Festival

Long Beach, NY (May 17, 2017) – The summer heat and the Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) are sneaking up!  Festival organizers announced today that presale tickets are on sale for their 6th annual event which runs August 1-4 on Long Beach, New York’s pristine beachfront and at local theaters and the glamorous Allegria Hotel.  Get ‘em while they’re hot through as these special rates are only available until July 1Continue reading Presale Tickets Available & New Events Introduced for the 6th Annual Long Beach International Film Festival