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Life's A Beach: Long Beach and Boardwalk

  • Jul 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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  • AmerikaG

    I haven't had such a relaxing enjoyable day in ages. Thanks @Kevin for putting together another first classes meetup

    2 · July 14, 2013

    • Jean M.

      True Kevin is the man! Thanks bro

      1 · July 14, 2013

    • Keri-Dean S.

      I totally agree, it was a very good and enjoyable day

      1 · July 14, 2013

  • Magaly

    I won't be making it out today. i had a sleepless night of tossing and turning.

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry! a friend surprised me by coming in and wants to come too. we'll be there, but you said no guests, so we won't be hanging out with you guys. I'm sorry! next time tho for sure!

    July 14, 2013

  • Jenn T.

    Unfortunately being a woman sometimes hinders some of us to enjoy such events :( But hope to catch the next one if done

    July 13, 2013

  • Ruth H.

    I would like to drive out and meet the group if possible will have room in my car if anyone is interested weather permitting

    July 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Ruth, where are you driving from? Thanks! Siobhan

      July 13, 2013

  • Ronica

    Change of plans...hope you guys have a great time! ;D

    July 12, 2013

  • Mary

    Why would there be no spots left and a waiting list? Can't anyone go to the beach and meet up there? Are you taking the 8:45am or 9:45am train? Thanks, Mary

    1 · July 10, 2013

    • nazmul

      i was going to the beach anyway and walk the board walk. if i couldn't join. if you guys are on the same boat let me know. :)

      July 10, 2013

    • Mary

      If I decide to go, (might have to work) I will be at Penn station before 9:45am to catch that train to Long Branch. I hope we can all sit near each other on the beach. It would be nice to meet everyone going. Regards, Mary

      July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I'm doing a course and they have now included Sunday :-( Can't go now.

    July 10, 2013

  • Keri-Dean S.

    Hey guys and ladies, I am going to catch the 9:08 am train leaving Jamaica station. Anyone want to ride with?

    July 10, 2013

  • Lori

    I will be departing from Jamaica station.

    July 8, 2013

  • Liz K.

    Yeah, I am thrilled.
    I will be at Penn-station @ 8:15

    My # is[masked] if you want to meet there.

    Liz

    July 8, 2013

  • Liz K.

    Hi Kevin,
    Hope I can still join you.
    I think it is great that you organize this.
    I usually go to Long Beach by myself.
    It sounds like so much fun to go as a group.
    Cheers Liz

    July 8, 2013

  • Magaly

    Hi. I'm currently on the wait list but if allowed to attend, I'll be taking the train from Atlantic terminal in Brooklyn.

    June 18, 2013

    • Jenn T.

      Hi Cynthia. You're more than welcome to join me. If you want to inbox me your cell, so we could be in touch via call or text :)

      July 7, 2013

    • Jenn T.

      Hi Cynthia. Magaly hasn't gotten back to me as of yet but you're more than welcome to ride in with me if you like :) we can exchange cell numbers and be in contact via call or text :)

      July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live near Long Beach, so I am always open to joining.

    July 1, 2013

  • Magaly

    Hi Jenn,
    If I go via Atlantic Terminal, I have to change trains at Jamaica Station but the info on the LIRR site still has me getting into Long Beach at 9:45, just around the same time the other group gets in. Going via Brooklyn works for me because I can walk to Atlantic terminal from where I live. I'll do a little more research and let you know what I decide to do

    July 1, 2013

    • Jenn T.

      Atlantic terminal is easier for me as well. Didn't look into it but if you find that it's better please let me know.

      July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful

    June 19, 2013

  • amogh

    Looking forward to have a fun time this sunday..

    June 17, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Catching the train. Heading from Brooklyn

    June 17, 2013

  • cindy

    Looking forward to it

    June 17, 2013

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