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Life's A Beach: Long Beach and Boardwalk

  • Aug 11, 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    ...glorious day: weather, people, beach...let's do it again before the summer is out_like soon.

    4 · August 11, 2013

    • Karyn

      yes but can we do it on a Saturday? Pleeeze? With sugar on top? :)

      1 · August 12, 2013

  • Jane

    Great day, thanks Kev!

    1 · August 12, 2013

  • AmerikaG

    What a wonderful day to spend at the beach! Really enjoyed a lazy day in the sun. Even the jellyfish wanted to hang out with us!

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Dan

    A great time! Thanks again, Kevin,

    August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I got called into my office at the last minute. My apologies for missing.

    August 11, 2013

  • kiamesha

    Good morning everyone, unfortunately I have to cancel for today's beach event. It's a beautiful morning so I know you guys will enjoy the beach !

    August 11, 2013

  • sara

    am sick. have to cancel

    August 11, 2013

  • Karyn

    Hey all...won't be able to make this today, as I had made a prior commitment. I hope this is early enough that someone can move off waitlist and go. Have a sunshiny day! PS...would be great to go again this month but could we do it on a Saturday?

    August 11, 2013

  • JohnO

    Up all night w/ tooth issue, sorry but I need to cancel.

    August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any one going from babylon station? I would love a ride

    August 10, 2013

  • Sunshine M

    Hi. Im signing up late. I am long beach-goer for years. Already have my annual pass. Any one from the astoria area? Is there a rain date?

    August 8, 2013

    • Keri-Dean S.

      Hey sunshine, I am from Briarwood and I will be taking the train from Jamaica station if you want to meet up and go. I went to the last one it was pretty fun

      August 10, 2013

  • Jean M.

    Anyone has equipment for flick n sticks ?

    August 9, 2013

  • Jean M.

    Folks got some cool games idea, will bring a beach volleyball

    August 9, 2013

  • JohnO

    Hi, I'll be taking the LIRR from the Woodside Station which leaves at 8:57 AM (the same train as the 8:45 AM from Manhattan). If any other Queens folks want to meet up in Woodside, give me a holla.

    August 7, 2013

  • Jenn T.

    Missed last event due to some medical issues buy am aiming to be at this one fgor sure....
    Anyone taking lirr and leaving from atlantic ave brooklyn and would like to meetup

    August 6, 2013

  • D.Lily

    Would love to get on the list. This will be my first event with the group

    August 6, 2013

  • Tiffany

    Looks like Im the wait list. Does this apply for the beach? Id love to come hang with everyone :)

    August 6, 2013

    • Lori

      By Saturday people start changing plans; even on Sunday morning. Join us!

      August 6, 2013

    • Tiffany

      Ive been confirmed :) Is there a contact I can reach day of to find everyone?

      August 6, 2013

  • camille m.

    I have lived in NYC for almost 20 years.I only recently discovered Long Beach. I love it. I go whenever I have a free Sunday or Saturday. It is a perfect getaway. I would love to join your group and meet like-minded people however that weekend I am not free. Please keep me posted when you meet again for Long Beach Meetup — Camille

    July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yoo, Alpha...

    July 20, 2013

    • alpha

      Yoo, Matthew..

      July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be taking the LIRR. Looking forward to a great day!

    July 20, 2013

  • Karyn

    What time are we to meet at the LIRR Long Beach Station? And is there a point person's cell # available to coordinate where our group is located on the beach? Thanks :)

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Tracey

    Love LB!

    July 20, 2013

  • Jenn T.

    Missed last one last minute due to a bad allergy attack. God willing I'll be at this one for sure

    July 20, 2013

  • Cynika D.

    Looking forward to meeting you guys!

    July 20, 2013

  • Robin

    All night $4 drinks at Biddy Mulligans afterwards! Great find by Jamie, Janet, and Eddie at the last event.

    1 · July 18, 2013

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