Category Archives: Events & Activities

Commemorating The Wreck of the Mexico at Long Beach (1837) [October 20th]

The Long Beach Island Landmarks Association (LBILA) will commemorate the loss of the 115 passengers and crew members when the ship Mexico wrecked on January 2, 1837, just two hundred yards off of Long Beach. The victims – most of them Irish immigrants – froze to death on the deck of the ship, within sight of the land of their dreams. The unveiling of a plaque near the spot where they perished will help us remember this terrible tragedy. Joining the LBILA are many local historical societies and community groups who want to share their connection with those who died that day. 

For the past 20 years, the AOH of Nassau County and Historical Society of East Rockaway and Lynbrook have sponsored an annual ceremony at the victims’ gravesite in Lynbrook.  The LBILA is pleased to host this year’s ceremony with the unveiling of a historic plaque on the boardwalk. Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 11 AM. On the boardwalk at Lincoln Blvd. in Long Beach, N.Y.

 

Rally! Bring Back the Bus [Tuesday, May 1st at 6:30pm. City Hall]

Call to action! Pre-City Council meeting rally – Meet at 6:30 and we’re bringing it into the City Council Meeting at 7pm.

Stand in solidarity with WORKERS, DISABLED, LOW-COME, COMMUTERS, CAR-LESS, DISADVANTAGED and ALL RESIDENTS and visitors on the barrier island who were affected by the CRUEL drastic bus cuts – people were denied their RIGHTS to a public meeting. RALLY and DEMAND our bus services be restored immediately.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION should never be on the chopping block!!!

Adding insult to injury, the city has been using the municipal bus illegally for private charters at taxpayers expense, while everyday bus riders are left on the curb – ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

BRING SIGNS!
#bringthebusback #mobilityrights #transportationequity

View Event here: Rally! Bring Back the Bus

Kennedy Plaza Farmers Market: May 5th is Opening Day!

Welcome to the 2018 Farmers Market Season! Long Beach welcomes Local Farmers and Food Artisans to its community and visitors throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons. This is our 10th Anniversary Season and we are celebrating all season long!

Our several vendors include items like: fresh vegetables, bread, fish, iced teas, local beers, oils & tapenades, and baked goods. Cheeses, Vegan and gluten-free items available, too! The Kennedy Plaza Farmers Market runs Saturdays and Wednesdays from 9am -2pm. (Wednesdays will begin May 19th)

Join us for Opening Day on Saturday, May 5th. The Farmers Market is central to “Long Beach Life,” as a community hub, and favorite Beach community event. Help us begin our 10th Anniversary season and enjoy the tastes of Local Long Island.

Saturday, May 5 at 9 AM – 2 PM
Kennedy Plaza Farmersmarket
1 W Chester St, Long Beach, New York 11561
facebook.com/kennedy.farmersmarket