Category Archives: Events & Activities

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

Let’s celebrate Planet Earth before our current President destroys it with his oil drilling at national parks, opening oceans for oil rigs and appointing an oil lobbyist to run the EPA who just lowered mpg requirements so big oil can make $$$$ while the rest of the world is turning to renewable energies, for example China is spending three times more on renewables than the USA, essentially turning the USA into a third world nation, leaving the USA far behind when it comes to future technologies. We could have been leaders when it came to renewables, but our current admin is sending us back to the dark ages. [EARTH DAY CELEBRATION: April 22nd]

Private screening of Waves of Hope, From Long Beach with Love documentary on April 28th.

WAVES OF HOPE, FROM LONG BEACH WITH LOVE: The moving story of how a group of Hurricane Sandy survivors in Long Beach, NY came to aid their fellow Americans in Texas in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. Originally conceived as a small donation drive by the husband/wife team of Tim & Christina Kramer, their idea blossomed into a massive relief effort by the citizens of Long Beach and surrounding areas. In the end, five large truckloads of donated supplies were driven down to victims of Harvey in Texas and over $40,000 in gift cards were collected, which the Kramers and their Waves of Hope team personally handed out to victims of the storm who needed it the most. Join them on their journey as they bring joy to others in need on the crest of their wave of hope.

There will be a private screening  of the documentary at St. Mary of the Isle (315 E Walnut St, Long Beach, NY 11561) on April 28th. For tickets, please visit:

Waves of Hope USA is a grass roots nonprofit organization providing hand delivered relief after the first responders have moved on. 100% of their collections are hand delivered to the people who need them most. Please help Waves of Hope USA fund their next relief effort by donating today at

Check out the trailer:

Help build a Tiny House and raise money for Habitat for Humanity in Nassau County!

Help is needed to get funds for the Tiny Beach House buildable trailer. Please consider donating a few dollars to help make this dream a reality and to ensure that all future raffle funds can go entirely to the good work of Habitat for Humanity in Nassau County.

Please Visit:


About the Project:


Back in College, I spent Spring Break building a house for Habitat for Humanity and the mental imprint it made on me was permanent. Having a home is something many of us take for granted, especially in a culture where our housing footprints keep enlarging.  I work in the home design industry so in many ways I’m part of that, but my firm also creates designs that are as sustainable as possible and are part of an increasing movement to build greener structures. Micro-living and net-zero structures are both cornerstones of that movement and the Tiny Beach House brings both TOGETHER!

The Tiny Beach House project features a live tiny house build during the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Home & Garden Show on May 19th and 20th 2018. The Tiny Beach House will be erected primarily with salvaged construction materials/waste and will highlight sustainable building practices, resulting in a net-zero micro-model of green living.  Public tours will take place on Sunday May 20th so all Long Islanders can see how downsized greener living is just as comfortable and stylish, and can see how easy it is to build sustainably. After completion of the live 3-day public build and tours, the Tiny Beach House will be available to win in a national online forum, with all proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity in Nassau County NY.

We are asking for your one-time generous support of this project. Our gift-in-kind sponsors include SunPower by EmPower Solar, Prochillo Construction and Wolf & Wing Interior Design; however we are in need of capital contributions to cover fixed project costs such as the buildable trailer, the roof and plumbing.  Please consider contributing at the following levels to be listed as a sponsor:

Level 1: Tiny Beach House Friend $100

Level 2: Tiny Beach House Supporter $500

Level 3: Tiny Beach House Hero $1000

Our Tiny Beach House team will be deeply grateful for any size contribution you can make, and if you include your name, every single one of you will be thanked in our liner notes. It truly takes a village!!

– Amanda Moore
Wolf & Wing Interior Design, Co-Owner
Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, Board Member

Get Liz Treston Home! (I love Liz. Her Contractor took her money. Please help her get back home!!!!)

Liz Treston was one of the first people who contacted me regarding this blog sooooo many ago. She has always been one of my biggest supporters, but most importantly a person who has inspired me with all the work she has done for our Long Beach community. Like so many of us, her home was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. With rebuilding, she faced added costs of making her house accessible. Unfortunately her contractor took off with her money. Please help this wonderful lady get back home! There’s a fundraiser on March 24th at the Knights of Columbus (970 W. Beech Street, Long Beach, NY). If you can’t make the event, you can always help by donating directly to:
About: Get Liz Treston Home!
Liz has a C6 spinal cord injury and lives in Long Beach, NY. Her home was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy and now, more than 5 years later, she is still not home!
After FEMA declared her wheelchair accessible house “substantially damaged”, meaning that the cost of repairs would be more than half the appraised value and demanded that she either elevate or rebuild, Liz finally found a contractor to do the work in the summer of 2016. Now her contractor has taken $100,000 and disappeared, leaving the house undone and uninhabitable. Lack of Accessibility:
“Finding a place where I can rent in Long Beach was — and still is — very difficult,” said Liz. She has been living in different rental homes in the West End of Long Beach for more than a year while her Wyoming Avenue home is being elevated. LIz has lived in three different rentals, struggling to find wheelchair-accessible buildings while she rebuilds.
“During the summer, I had a rental where I took a shower outside because I couldn’t get into the bathroom.”

Get Liz Treston Home Fundraiser Saturday, March 24th 3pm-6pm @the Knights Pub in the West End.

Ticket available via cash or check in advance $60, or at the door $75. Space is limited!
Some of the breweries donating their time and frosty beverages so far are The Long Beach Brewery, Flying Belgian, Lithology, Montauk and Sixpoint.
Tax- deductible donations are through NYC Spinal, a chapter of United Spinal Association- a 501(c)(3).

The League of Women Voters of Long Beach and the Long Beach Public Library will co-sponsor a candidates’ forum on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Long Beach Public Library.

The League of Women Voters of Long Beach and the Long Beach Public Library will co-sponsor a candidates’ forum on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Long Beach Public Library.  Candidates for Nassau County Legislature – LD#4 and the Long Beach City Council have been invited to attend.  This forum will be recorded and posted online at the LWV-Nassau County website:

Long Beach Update: October 20th Edition

Long Beach News & Not News:

  • The Herald has their update on the Civic Forum. (find me in one of the photos live blogging on my phone!) [LB HERALD]
  • and ya wanna know more about the Green Candidates? [LB HERALD]
  • Project 11561 reported that the Vans Store on Park Avenue is going out of business. 
  • I got this email from AAA saying Long Beach won a safety award:

When a Joke Goes Bad: 

  • [I posted this joke on facebook and nobody laughed]   2 million NY State Comfort Grant brings a Poang chair to Kennedy Plaza for a  safer, stronger, resilient and more comfortable Long Beach 

Election 2017

  1. Meet Leah Rosensweig-Tozer, Republican Candidate for City Council [LINK]
  2. Meet Joseph Naham, Green Party Candidate for City Council [LINK]
  3. Meet John Bendo, Democratic  Candidate for City Council [LINK]
  4. Meet Christopher Jones, Republican Candidate for City Council [LINK]
  5. Meet William Haas, Republican Candidate for City Council [LINK]
  6.  Meet Runnie Myles, Write-In Candidate for City Council [LINK]
  7. Hopefully we will meet Allison Blanchette (working on it)
  8. Hopefully we will meet Scott Mandel (working on it)
  9.  Hopefully we will meet  Chumi Diamond (I’m waiting for a response)

Long Beach Events:

—Weekly —

—October Events—

  • Pop-Up Bicycle Safety & Law. Also Meet Allison Blanchette, who will be there (and is running for City Council) 
  •  October 27th: East School Carnival!
  • October 30th: league of Woman Voters Candidate Forum @ The Long Beach Public Library

—November Events—

  • Election day [November 7th]. Buy popcorn.

—January 2018 Events—

  • Anthony’s Birthday

—July 2018 Events—

  • will be 10 years old on July 2nd, 2018

—September 2018 Events—

  • September 18th is Hug-a-Blogger day. (I’m trying to turn this into a thing)

Basement Blogging:

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2017 Long Beach Election Update

Sorry for all the political stuff. I know it’s not for everybody, including me.

Tonight [Monday, October 16th] we have the MEET THE CANDIDATES forum. See the flyer below.  Below that you will find the Q&A I received from most of the candidates. Below that is an update to the Election bracket, showing you who is officially running for Long Beach City Council. Don’t forget, Election Day is November 7th. HOW FUN! 

  1. Meet Leah Rosensweig-Tozer, Republican Candidate for City Council [LINK]
  2. Meet Joseph Naham, Green Party Candidate for City Council [LINK]
  3. Meet John Bendo, Democratic Candidate for City Council [LINK]
  4. Meet Christopher Jones, Republican Candidate for City Council [LINK]
  5. Meet William Haas, Republican Candidate for City Council [LINK]
  6.  Still waiting for Runnie Myles, Allison Blanchette,  Scott Mandel & Chumi Diamond