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5th Annual Long Beach International Film Festival Announces Opening Night Film

unnamed2016 Lineup Celebrates LGBT and New York Centric Films and Filmmakers

Long Beach, NY (August 1, 2016) – The 5th Annual Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) recently announced the highly anticipated lineup of films at this year’s milestone event, which runs August 3 – 5 in the City of Long Beach, New York. This year, the festival will highlight New York centric films and filmmakers as well as LGBT themed films. Continue reading 5th Annual Long Beach International Film Festival Announces Opening Night Film

Moody’s UPGRADES Long Beach NY’s GO rating to Baa1 from Baa2; POSITIVE Outlook going forward (Estimated Savings $200,000)

PRESS RELEASE: The City of Long Beach has reached another significant milestone on the road of fiscal recovery; Moody’s Investor Services has again upgraded the rating of Long Beach bonds to Baa1, from Baa2. In February 2015, Moody’s had upgraded the City’s credit rating to Baa2 from Baa3. Additionally, the City will be placed on a positive outlook for the future. This is the eighth consecutive positive credit action by Moody’s since 2012.

“This has been a long time coming,” stated City Council President Len Torres. “Dating back to January of 2012 when this administration first took office, our team has worked diligently to reverse years of financial mismanagement from the previous administration, and this is yet another sign that we are moving in the right direction.”

“Another ratings upgrade from Moody’s clearly validates this administration’s commitment to strong fiscal management,” said City Council Vice President Anthony Eramo. “While this is certainly another major step forward, we still have much work left to do as we continue along the road to recovery.”

“The City’s long-term fiscal recovery plan and consecutive balanced budgets provide the foundation for this credit upgrade,” said City Councilwoman Eileen J. Goggin. “Strong fiscal management is a cornerstone of this administration, and together, we will keep moving forward, one step at time.”

“This City Council is thrilled to see yet another bond upgrade, along with a positive ratings outlook,” commented City Councilman Scott J. Mandel. “Having been part of this administration from the beginning, it is extremely rewarding to see our tough choices & positive improvements recognized and the City rewarded for them. Reversing years of the previous administration’s mismanagement has been no easy task, but we are proud to have again been acknowledged for our efforts.”

“It is a significant achievement for any municipality to receive consecutive bond rating upgrades the way our City has,” said City Councilwoman Anissa Moore. “This report from Moody’s is an objective measurement of the work done in the past four years, and I am proud to be part of this incredible team as we continue the progress.”

“This administration has prepared four consecutive balanced budgets, and three consecutive budgets that live within Governor Cuomo’s tax cap,” stated City Manager Jack Schnirman “This year’s budget is also the second in a row to provide relief to our taxpayers as we all recover from Superstorm Sandy. We are excited to announce that Moody’s Investors Service has again praised us for turning around the City’s finances after inheriting a fiscal crisis. I am so incredibly proud of the work that our team has done in earning a series of credit-positive actions in the past four years, and we look forward to continuing the progress.”


Candidates Launch New Website Outlining Common Sense Platform

unnamedReformLongBeach.com Calls for Transparency & Respecting Taxpayers

Long Beach, NY – Candidates Angelo Lomonte, Catherine Quinn, and Brian Higgins announced this week the launch of their new website, www.ReformLongBeach.com, in order to highlight their platform and lay out common sense solutions to improve quality of life in Long Beach. In the meantime, their opponents, incumbent politicians Len Torres and Anthony Eramo, are having to defend their failed policies of seeking tax breaks for wealthy developers, raising taxes and fees on residents, and politics as usual at City Hall.

“For too long politicians like Len Torres and Anthony Eramo have disregarded taxpayers and worked for themselves, not our community,” said Higgins. “We’re taking our message of respect for residents and common sense solutions for a better City right to voters – and seeing tremendous support.”

ReformLongBeach.com also highlights a few of the challenges facing Long Beach, has background on the candidates, and gives residents the ability to communicate with Lomonte, Quinn, and Higgins to share their ideas for a better Long Beach.

Angelo Lomonte, Catherine Quinn, and Brian Higgins are independent leaders running to bring honesty and transparency to City Hall. Pledging to freeze taxes, stop over-development, end political corruption, Lomonte, Quinn, and Higgins will reform Long Beach to improve the quality of life for Long Beach residents.


BLOG DISCLAIMER: I’ll be posting whatever candidate media release that’s sent to me. I want to do my best in maintaining seabythecity as an independent blog, so if your political party has something you wish for me to post, please send it in. – Anthony

2015 Long Beach International Film Festival Kicks-off September 24-27 Bringing World of Film to Long Beach, Rockville Centre

LONG BEACH, NY – The Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) will be celebrating its 4th Anniversary as they bring a fresh line up of exciting films from around the world to Long Island.Taking place September 24-27th primarily in the City of Long Beach, NY the event will once again branch off into Rockville Centre as well. There are also three new screening venues to expand its film programming – along with filmmaker’s lounges and after parties at local restaurants and hotels.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano stated, “The Long Beach International Film Festival continues to provide an opportunity for filmmakers to come and see the types of filming locations Nassau County has to offer. Whether it’s our beaches, mansions, suburban areas and, of course, Gold Coast Studios and Grumman Studios, Nassau County is becoming the Hollywood East of the film and television production industry.”

Over 4,000 festival goers came out to support the festival’s “Taste on the Beach” and “Shorts on the Beach” August 7th, that offered a preview of films and cuisine that September’s event will bring. LBIFF is ramping-up for its premiere events, films, industry panels, red carpets, and parties September 24th-27th.

Long Beach International Film Festival Co-founders Craig Weintraub and Ingrid Dodd at Taste on the Beach in August 2015. Over 4,000 festival goers came out to support the festival’s “Taste on the Beach” and “Shorts on the Beach” that offered a preview of films and cuisine that September’s event will bring. Photo by Len Marks.
Long Beach International Film Festival Co-founders Craig Weintraub and Ingrid Dodd at Taste on the Beach in August 2015. Over 4,000 festival goers came out to support the festival’s “Taste on the Beach” and “Shorts on the Beach” that offered a preview of films and cuisine that September’s event will bring. Photo by Len Marks.

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New Performing Arts Space in Long Beach, NY? [This just showed up on the wire]

I’ll try to find out more, but this just showed up on PRWEB:


Ribbon to be Cut on New Performing Arts Space in Long Beach, NY

gI_85156_1452303_10201810950068360_1585262493_nThe ribbon will be cut to welcome the official home and performing arts space for J-Bird Music for the Arts, Inc. at The Long Beach Hotel, Long Beach, New York. J-Bird Music for the Arts, Inc is a 501-c 3 spearheaded by Joanne J-Bird Phillips. Long Beach, NY (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 On the heels of the The 2nd Annual “Long Beach ROXX NY” Rock Music Festival upstairs in the auditorium of the Long Beach Public Library, in late October, 2013, another great accomplishment is to be achieved by NY Arts Advocate/AFM Local 802 Musician, Joanne J-Bird Phillips. Her mission is to raise funding to support Performing Arts programs in high schools in the New York State education system. J-Bird Music for The Arts Inc. is very proud to be approved by the NYS Department of Education. To help support this mission the Long Beach Hotel will be housing the Official Home and Performing Arts Space for J-bird Music for the Arts, Inc. The ribbon cutting will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 11 am at the Long Beach Hotel, 405 East Broadway, Long Beach, NY 11561 and refreshments will be served. An after party and video shoot will be held at 2 pm at the Park Sports Bar and Grill, 20 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY 11561.

Comment on the proposed South Shore Blueway Plan [Public Invite!]

The South Shore Blueway Draft Plan public release marks the final stage in a region-wide, community planning effort to establish a water trail for nonmotorized boats on Nassau County’s south shore.

The Plan – designed by Going Coastal, Inc. and Cameron Engineering and Associates, LLP – to be a blueprint for the development, implementation, maintenance and use of the South Shore Blueway Trail, identifies access points and gaps where further water access is needed to complete the trail. There is a 30-day public comment period through November 21

The proposed South Shore Blueway Trail Plan, trail map and launch site design concepts are available on the project website www.southshoreblueway.com. The public is invited to share their comments both online and during a community discussion November 14, 6:00 pm at Freeport Village Hall Conference Room, located at 46 N. Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520. Participants at the public meeting will have the opportunity to ask questions or provide comments on the proposed plan. During the 30-day comment period, which concludes on November 21, people can also submit questions and comments to info(at)southshoreblueway.com.


Panera Bread’s Island Park Opening to Support Sandy Relief (Opens Monday, Oct 14th!)

Island Park, NY (October 7, 2013) ― On Monday, October 14, Panera Bread will open in Island Park’s Barnum Landing Shopping Center. To jumpstart its goal of community involvement, the bakery-cafe is pledging 10% of its first day sales to the Long Beach, Island Park and Oceanside Hurricane Relief Funds.

“This area was definitely one of the hardest hit during hurricane Sandy and now, nearly a year later, there’s still much work to be done to restore homes and get the community up and running,” says Greg George, Vice President of Operations for Panera. “We are committed to helping the communities we serve and we look forward to making a positive difference.”

Starting Monday, October 14, Panera Bread will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7AM to 10PM Monday through Saturday and 7AM to 9PM on Sunday.


Try Hockey For Free [LB Ice Arena]

03The City of Long Beach and USA Hockey present Try Hockey for Free Day on Saturday, November 2nd, from 11:00am-12:30pm.  Everyone is welcomed to come down and enjoy a free clinic, where our professional staff will teach skaters the basics of hockey.  The only thing required is a helmet.  We recommend you bring your own gloves (does not have to be hockey gloves), knee pads, elbow pads, and a stick.  Skates will be provided.  Come down and try the greatest sport on earth.
To register for Try Hockey For Free, go to www.tryhockeyforfree.com and click on the Long Beach Arena.
If you have any question or concerns, please feel free to contact us
LB Ice Arena Management
City of Long Beach Ice Arena
150 West Bay Drive Long Beach, NY 11561

Flag Football Underway [News Release]

The new flag football program started this past Monday on the Recreation fields.  There were 40 boys and girls participating in the Pre-K and Kindergarten clinic.  The clinic focuses on following directions, agility, and basic football skills.  We also had approximately 60 boys and girls from grades 1 through 6 working on drills and getting ready for league play.  There is still time to sign up for the program.  The clinic meets for the next seven Mondays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  League play is slated to start games on Sunday, October 6.  Games will be played at 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Don’t delay, sign up today.  Visit www.longbeachny.gov/rec to download an application.

(Photo: Flag Football grades 1 through 6)



City of Long Beach and area residents are invited to pay tribute to the victims of the September 11th attack and “remember” at several events scheduled on the barrier island on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

Please join the City at a Remembrance Gathering at 8:00am at the Recreation Center Parking Lot (Magnolia Boulevard and the Bay). City Officials, Clergy from the community and Long Beach Veterans will gather to take a moment to remember those lives lost on 9/11.

County Legislator Denise Ford will hold her annual service at the Virginia Avenue Garden of Remembrance, located on Virginia Avenue and West Beech Street at11:00am.

At 7:30 pm the Long Beach Fire Department will hold a ceremony to pay tribute to the victims and honor the first responders, firefighters, police, rescue and military service men and woman.  The ceremony will take place at the monument located on the center mall at West Park Avenue at Lafayette Boulevard.

All are welcome to attend these events.