“Long Beach City Council members have approved adding sunscreen dispensers on the boardwalk. City officials are adding the sunscreen dispensers using a three-year $90,000 grant from NYU Winthrop Hospital. Winthrop will pay the city $30,000 for the first two years to cover the cost of the sunscreen dispensers and $15,000 for the third year. Long Beach will also receive $5,000 each year for hosting the sunscreen dispensers. The resolution was approved during last week’s City Council meeting.”
Long Beach’s free summer concert series kicks off on Sunday July 3rd and runs through September 1st.
The popular series is free to residents and visitors and showcases a variety of musical entertainment. This year’s schedule includes everything from classic rock to big band and will include iconic favorites such as Alive n’ Kickin and Risky Business, Tribute Bands including Cold Spring Harbor and Bon Journey, local bands like T’Bazco Road and Killer Joe, and a Karaoke Night on Friday, August 18th! The series will also feature many new acts.
The concerts are presented four nights a week at rotating beaches: National Boulevard Beach on Mondays and Tuesdays; New York Avenue Beach on Wednesdays and Neptune Boulevard Beach on Thursdays. Larger concerts or special events concerts may take place on Long Beach Boulevard or Riverside Blvd. Make sure to mark your calendar for the Fireworks Extravaganza show on Friday, July 7th with music by classic party band New York Minute!
From the Long Beach city website: “Building on the success of years past, there will be an unprecedented variety of food options on the beach and boardwalk this summer — three new food trucks have been added to the Shoregasboard Food Truck Market at Riverside Blvd and the Boardwalk — adding to the diverse array of cuisine, including healthy options, and enhancing the local flavor.
In addition to the Shoregasboard Food Truck Market there will also be the beach and boardwalk carts, and the boardwalk concession buildings, complete with restrooms. As you stroll down the boardwalk, you will notice great food & snack options at Grand, National, Edwards, Lincoln, and Pacific Blvds, as well a state-of-the-art surf center at Riverside Blvd. These concessions will be able to operate on the boardwalk throughout more of the year, helping to extend the beach season.”
East End Volleyball will be hosting volleyball tournaments every Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through August 19/20. Memorial Day Weekend entry fee is only $10 per team. Entry fee for all other weekends vary – click here for more information. Prizes and merchandise will be up for grabs at each event and East End Volleyball is now offering a Loyalty Rewards Contest with an opportunity to win a trip to Atlantic City!