Life's A Beach: Long Beach and Boardwalk

  • July 14, 2013 · 9:45 AM
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Who says I don't listen to my my meetup members? A good friend and regular attendee said one of his favorite events from last summer was our beach day in Long Beach, Long Island and could we do it again. Well, this one is for you.

If you don't know, now you know ...

There is no need to spend hours commuting to the beaches in Eastern Long Island or New Jersey for a nice day at the shore, sleep in a bit and let's spend the day playing in the sand and surf of one of the area's little known secrets -- Long Beach and Boardwalk. Here we can enjoy the ambiance of a seaside resort just a short ride from NYC's Penn Station. This area was hard hit by Sandy last fall with most of its 3 mile long boardwalk destroyed, but it's now full steam ahead with the waterfront recovery. Let's go and spend a few bucks there to continue helping this community and boardwalk return to the terrific place it once was.

We'll meet outside the Long Beach LIRR station on the corner of Park Place and Park Avenue and then walk four blocks to the beach together. Please have all your lunch and drink purchases taken care of before we meet up so we can head straight to the beach without delay.

The important stuff ...

  • Bring your beach essentials -- swimsuit, towel, sunblock, water, and a game or two (cards, frisbee, etc.).
  • Bring money for beach admission ($12.00), unless you purchase the combination train and beach access ticket.
  • Bring lunch and drink. You can purchase lunch near the beach but it'll be a bit of a walk.
  • Rain or other non-beachy weather cancels the meetup. Definitely check your email the morning of the meetup just in case.
  • No Flakes Allowed! Please only RSVP if you seriously plan to attend.
  • Sorry, no guests allowed.

Mass Transit Directions/Meeting Point ...

Take the Long Island Railroad 8:45 AM train from Penn Station to the Long Beach station. It is a 57 minute ride and you'll arrive at 9:42 AM. Fare is $21.00 for a combination round trip and beach access ticket, otherwise it is $8.25 each way plus $12.00 beach access fee. NOTE: you can can also catch this train from Jamaica, Queens at a slightly later time.

Please post if you are catching the train so people can coordinate meeting at the train station to ride together.

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  • Muriel H.

    It was a beautiful beach day although I was a bit hesitant at 1st since I had done the bike tour day before but I am so glad I went and hung out with new friends. Thank you Kevin; looking for the next one!

    2 · July 17, 2013

  • Kevin

    Great day at the beach, my friends. Mother nature gave us a break and I thank all that came out to enjoy the day -- glad to have seen old friends and make many new ones. Look for the next beach day soon.

    2 · July 15, 2013

  • Jim

    Great idea, Kevin, and a great beach day. Thanks for putting it together.

    2 · July 15, 2013

  • bianca

    Nice group of people. Good planning. Beat the crowds and for sure good call on the weather. Love the beach.

    2 · July 14, 2013

  • jesus

    ouchhhhhhhhhhhh!!

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Liz

    Shout out fellow athletes if you're feeling the burn....as in sun burn

    2 · July 14, 2013

    • Robin

      Ouch here too!

      2 · July 14, 2013

  • Kevin

    For those that don't know me I am the devilishly handsome fellow wearing a blue T-shirt and olive green shorts. I am here BTW.

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone leaving from Penn station on the 845 train as well??

    July 13, 2013

    • Rohit P

      ... So i am the only one who missed

      July 14, 2013

    • Thea

      I'm also I'm train car 7489

      July 14, 2013

  • Thea

    I will be at Jamaica LIRR station in the enclosed area, wearing my meetup pin if anyone wants to meet for the train

    July 14, 2013

    • Thea

      Just got on in Jamaica

      July 14, 2013

  • Natalie L.

    I won't be able to fix my bike in time :(. Hope to catch the next one!

    July 13, 2013

    • Kevin

      Natalie, it is unusual for me but this isn't a biking Meetup. Everyone is getting the train or driving so come along, we haven't seen you in a while!

      July 13, 2013

    • Natalie L.

      How silly of me, I didn't even read the description. I changed my RSVP already and had a few things come up...hopefully I can make it next time. Have fun!

      July 14, 2013

  • Jean M.

    Bringing a batt and a gloves need a ball though anyone has ?

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Kevin, Just to clarify, there's a per person entrance fee that I can pay when I buy my train ticket?

    July 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Got it thx

      July 14, 2013

  • Dan A

    Which enterance to beach will you be next to?

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone coming from uptown?

    July 4, 2013

  • Kevin

    I'll be driving out of Staten Island and along Southern Brooklyn/Queens if anyone wants to hook up with me for a carpool.

    June 19, 2013

    • Suzanne G.

      Is there room for me too. I live in Bensonhurst on 85th st.

      July 13, 2013

    • Kevin

      Suzanne, check your email.

      July 13, 2013

  • Jane

    Hey Kevin, any thoughts on the weather so far?

    July 13, 2013

    • Kevin

      We are gonna make a go of this.

      1 · July 13, 2013

  • Kevin

    People, this event is still on for tomorrow. Although it might not be the sunniest day tomorrow, the heat is supposed to be oppressive which will be great to be in the water. Please note the meeting time and location as I will be there as indicated. If you have any problems you can contact me at[masked] but note, I will not be answering my mobile after 10:00 AM so I can enjoy the beach with you guys without distraction.

    July 13, 2013

  • Dave B.

    Not feeling so great - I hope this opens up a space for someone on waitlist

    July 13, 2013

  • Albert C.

    Sorry, I will not be able to catch the early train on Sunday so I thought it best to open the spot up for anyone else who may be on the waiting list. I'm still going, but not til later! Enjoy

    July 13, 2013

  • Jessi R

    Hi I'm trying to un-RSVP. I can no longer attend my friend wanted to come with me but it says no guests allowed... Sorry can't make it

    July 13, 2013

  • pamela

    How will I know if I made it from the waitlist? Really want to go...

    July 13, 2013

  • Patricia S.

    Have to fly. Sorry to miss out ;(

    July 13, 2013

  • Eddie

    I'll be driving from Fresh Meadows queens..If anyone wants to carpool :)

    July 10, 2013

    • Jean M.

      How's it going eddie do you still have a spot open ?

      1 · July 12, 2013

    • Eddie

      Yes jean your the last one.. union turnpike main st 845

      July 12, 2013

  • bianca

    Hi I live in roslyn long island. Is anyone else going from long island and wants to carpool?

    July 12, 2013

  • mary

    unable to join you guys this wknd, bummer!

    July 11, 2013

  • bianca

    Hi Eddie I live right off shelter rock rd and would love to carpool.

    July 10, 2013

    • Eddie

      I don't know where shelter rock is..

      July 11, 2013

  • Dan A

    Id be driving from valley stream to carpool... If only I wasn't on the wait list. Lol

    July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ohhhh, I can't make this :-(

    July 10, 2013

  • Tara Francesca M.

    I cannot attend. I have to study for a major test.

    July 9, 2013

  • Malika

    Hi, I won't be able to make this event, but am interested in going to longbeach in the future. Will there be another one soon?

    July 8, 2013

    • Kevin

      Most likely.

      July 9, 2013

  • Dan A

    Looking forward to it

    July 8, 2013

  • Jamie A.

    I'm also taking the train but from queens as well. :)

    June 18, 2013

    • Jamie A.

      how about we meet at jamaica station at around 8:50?

      July 4, 2013

    • Jody

      8:50 sounds good to me. See you there

      July 5, 2013

  • Christine N.

    sorry Jamie & Nadia i have to sub a class that day for weekend classes at my job. :-(

    July 1, 2013

  • bianca

    I live in long island. I may drive depending on parking. If anyone else lives in the area, we carpool.

    July 3, 2013

  • Abhishek A.

    @kevin
    Is it possible to bring in 1 guest?

    July 1, 2013

  • moji

    I'm going to be taking the lirr out of bk, unless someone's driving! No problem donating for gas!

    July 1, 2013

  • Christine N.

    Any other queens ppl want to meet on Jamaica and ride in together

    June 19, 2013

    • Jamie A.

      Ill ride in with you guys

      June 19, 2013

    • Christine N.

      Cool Jamie, you will meet Nadia and I at Jamaica. We will talk time and etc

      June 20, 2013

  • Nadia

    Are you sure the train to Long beach passes the Laurelton stop? I'm coming from Queens as well was looking to meet ppl at Jamaica station.

    1 · June 19, 2013

    • Christine N.

      You know Nadia I may be wrong lol, I'll meet u on Jamaica and we can ride in together.

      June 19, 2013

    • Christine N.

      let's see who else can meet with us?

      June 19, 2013

  • Christine N.

    taking the train from Laurelton station of LIRR any one want to meet?

    June 19, 2013

  • Dave B.

    Alisha: I am taking the LIRR. Are you coming from Manhattan?

    June 18, 2013

    • Alisha

      Yes I will be traveling from Manhattan.

      June 18, 2013

    • Christine N.

      who is coming from Queens on the train?

      June 19, 2013

  • Alisha

    Who else is taking the train?

    June 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I was going to take 845 from Penn

      June 19, 2013

    • Alisha

      That's what time I planned on catching the train as well. Not sure what I'll be wearing that day but I'll update so we can ride together.

      June 19, 2013

  • Patricia S.

    Sounds like fun !

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Love love love the beach and games!

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • Christine N.

    cant wait

    1 · June 17, 2013

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