Long Beach Update: September 8th Edition

Long Beach & vicinity news/rumors/opinions:

  • Read about the Kramer family & volunteers kicking major major major ass with their hard work and donations for Harvey victims [LB HERALD]
  • Speaking of hurricanes, IRMA’s path is still unknown. Here is your best source of information: [www.nhc.noaa.gov]
  • Speaking of hurricanes, City Of Long Beach New York Fire Department is posting updates on IRMA on their facebook page [FACEBOOK]
  • I wish Long Beach did this: Patchogue bans window border lights in downtown businesses [NEWSDAY]
  • I heard some car drove off the Long Beach Bridge yesterday. The last thing I want to do is pressure myself to post all these ambulance chasing stories, so I have no idea how this panned out. I did hear a lot of sirens though. Nope. That did not happen. False Alarm. 

Election 2017:

  • Meet Leah Rosensweig-Tozer, Republican Candidate for City Council [SEABYTHECITY]
  • How about the other candidates? I’m working on it.

Resident’s Corner:

  • A painted fire hydrant on Monroe Blvd. Should we start a campaign to paint all of them funky colors? 
  • From Richard Boodman, CEO of the LB DOMS: “Committee beginning project renewal.Former famous LB artist and occasional fashion designer ( Herald July 2003) Ron La Bear is volunteering his creative genius. This is just the primer.” [This is in front of healing Oasis. If you see the artist, tell him Seabythecity sent ya.]
  • This next photo was sent in by a resident, who said, “this could explain some flooding issues on Park Avenue.” She took this photo near Baskin Robins. 

Long Beach Events:

(I know I’m missing a lot. Please contact me)

—Weekly and throughout the summer—

—September Events—

  • Shabbat on the Beach (September 8th, 6:30pm at Long Beach Blvd Beach) [link]
  • The Michelle O’Neill Foundation to Benefit Children with Cancer and Special Needs Volleyball XXI Fundraiser – Laurelton Beach, Long Beach NY September 9, 2017 [monfoundation.org]
  • 15th annual Long Beach Jazz Festival, Sept 14-17, at the Library and other venues. [More info at  ]
  • NY Fit Fest (September 17th) [link
  • Long Beach Oyster & Music Fest (Saturday, September 23rd at Long Beach Catholic Regional School. [info


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Long Beach Jazz Festival

This Thursday kicks off the 10th annual Long Beach Jazz Festival. Visit the official website for more information: www.longbeachjazzfest.com

2012 Schedule of Performances:

Long Beach Public Library-Auditorium 

Thursday, Sept. 20: 
7:00PM-Kerry Kearney
8:00PM-Bakithi Kumalo group (bassist from Paul Simon)

Friday, Sept 21:
7:00PM-Castle Magic(Santi Debriano, Harvie S, Essiet Essiet)
8:15PM-Chieli Minucci and Special EFX

Saturday, Sept 22:
11:15am-Long Beach High School Jazz Band
12:00PM noon–George Cables Trio

1:15PM-Edmar Castaneda duo-(harp)
2:30PM-Steve Adelson Stick-Tet (w/ Bryan Carrott, Frank Bellucci, Nydia “Liberty” Mata)
3:45pm-Charlie Hunter duo

5:00PM- Uppercut (Big Band)

Sunday, Sept. 23
11:30am-Mike Barnett Band
12:15PM-Onaje Allan Gumbs Group
1:15pm-Bob Culbertson

2:15pm-Frank Vignola duo
3:30PM-Oz Noy Trio
4:45PM-Dean Brown Band
followed by Dean/Oz annual jam


Thursday, Sept. 20-8:00pm–Allegria Hotel–Mike Lewis and Friends

Friday, Sept. 21-9:30pm–Lola’s–Steve Adelson Stick-Tet

Saturday, Sept. 22-7:00pm-LB Historical Society-Bobby Blues

Saturday, Sept. 22–7:00pm-dinner set -Sugo’s-Steve Adelson duo

Saturday, Sept. 22-9:30pm-Sutton Place-Dean Brown Band (Primo)

Saturday, Sept. 22–10:00pm- Lola’s –Lloyd Haber Group

Sunday, Sept. 23–5:00pm–Lola’s–Mike Barnett group

Sunday, Sept. 23–7:00pm-Allegria Hotel -LBJF All Star Jam

Long Beach Jazz Festival

The Long Beach Jazz Festival kicks off tonight at the library and continues thought the weekend. Bands are playing everywhere, so you might catch a show unexpectedly!!

Tonight’s show @ The Long Beach Library
6:45pm – NY’s Finest -NYC Police Dept. Big Band
8:15pm – Kerry Kearney Band  (blues legend)

Check out the full schedule at longbeachjazzfest.com.