Macy Gray, Rob Base of “It takes two to make a thing go right” fame, plus more coming to Pride on the Beach [June 21-23rd in Long Beach]

Pride on the Beach kicks off in Long Beach on June 21st. Along with great music acts like Macy Gray and Rob Base, there will also be a Parade, Pride Fair & Amusement Rides, Taste of the Beach and more!

For the full Pride on the Beach event listing, please visit:

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:

$775,000 for Downtown Resilient Connectivity for Park Avenue Phase 2 & $300,000 for Pride on the Beach!

The Regional Economic Development Councils have announced their awards. Long Beach will be a recipient of two of them. $775,000 for Downtown Resilient Connectivity for Park Avenue Phase 2 & $300,000 for Pride on the Beach! [LINK]

$775,000 for Downtown Resilient Connectivity for Park Avenue Phase 2

The City of Long Beach will design and construct improvements along Park Avenue to create complete streets and establish a more resilient downtown. Improvements, including permeable pavement utility strips, stormwater treatment, solar street lights, streetscape amenities and wayfinding signage, will mitigate stormwater flooding, revitalize the downtown, generate economic activity, and also enhance the quality of life in this commuter rail community by making it more pedestrian friendly.

$300,000 for Pride on the Beach!

The LGBT Network is partnering with the City of Long Beach to produce “Pride on the Beach,” a “3-day destination Pride celebration” leveraging Long Island’s beaches as a natural asset to stimulate out-of-state tourism.