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THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016
The Rockaway Times
CURRAN’S
SUPERIOR MEATS
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advance for pick up.
We here at Curran's would like to
wish all a Happy Memorial Day.
God Bless our troops .
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Beaches Open Saturday
By Katie McFadden
We did it. The long winter, al-
though it was a mild one, is be-
hind us and it’s time for Rock-
away to spring back to life. The
unofficial start of summer is
here. Despite ongoing board-
walk construction, beach sea-
son starts this weekend and
many will be open to the pub-
lic.
On Friday, May 27 at 1 p.m.,
local elected officials, as well
as Parks Commissioner Mitch-
ell Silver, will gather at Beach
94th Street to announce the of-
ficial opening of the beach for
the 2016 summer season.
According to the Parks De-
partment, 80 percent of the
boardwalk will be open by Me-
morial Day, which includes
the latest section from Beach
39th to Beach 61st Street. The
opening of Beach 106th to
Beach 126th is still delayed
until sometime in July. “We
will continue to push forward
work on the new, resilient
boardwalk as quickly as possi-
ble while ensuring the safety of
residents, visitors, and work-
ers,” a spokesperson for Parks
said. Due to the delay, beach
access and swimming will be
limited in these construction
areas. Starting Memorial Day
weekend, Beach 108-109th
will be open for swimming, as
well as Beach 115th to Beach
117th. “The remaining areas
will open for swimming once
construction is complete in
July, in order to ensure the
safety of swimmers, as life-
guards must have ready access
to the street in the case of an
emergency,” the spokesperson
said. However, swimming will
be available throughout the
rest of the beach, according to
Parks. Lifeguards are on duty
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting
Saturday, May 28.
Surf ’s up this summer! There
is a slight change to designated
surfing beaches this summer.
The surf beaches from Beach
87th to Beach 91st remain the
same. The surf beaches in the
Beach 60s are shifted slight-
ly and will be located at Beach
67th to Beach 69th. The surf
schools are permitted to op-
erate in this area, but it is also
open topublic surfing.This year
there’s a new designated surf-
ing beach from Beach 110th to
Beach 111th, but access to this
area is limited until July due to
boardwalk construction.
With the beach opening
comes concession season.
Many of the concessions had a
soft opening on Friday, May 20,
but they’ll be in full swing this
holiday weekend. DredSurf-
er Grill returns to Beach 17th
Street, serving up burgers, hot
dogs and Caribbean special-
ites. Rippers’ burgers and fries
are back up for order at Beach
86th Street. Beach 97th Street,
the largest concession, is back
with favorites such as Low
Tide Bar, La Fruteria, Uma’s,
Breezy’s BBQ, El Palenque, La
Cevicheria, the Bolivian Llama
Party, CitySticks and Boarders
Surf Shop. Beach 97 has a full
music lineup to kick off the
holiday weekend. They’ll have
Djs on Friday night. On May
28, Solshyne will play some
groovy tunes at 6 p.m. Wine
With Sue rocks out on Sat-
urday, May 29 at 6 p.m. and
Deejaymaine will spin some
tunes on Monday, May 30.
Beach 106th is home to Ven-
ezuelan fare at Caracas and
this year they welcome Broth-
ers, serving juices and healthy
lunch and breakfast items.
Big Squid will play at Caracas
on Friday, May 27 at 6 p.m.
With Beach 67th turning into
a surfing hotspot, more ven-
dors will be available. Rock-
away Brewing Company will
sell beer, plus there will be
rotating food vendors. Board-
ers will rent out surfboards
and small vendors like By the
Beach Cocos, MooSkyBlue
and Top Pops will also be in
the area. Up in Riis Park, Riis
Park Beach Bazaar will debut
some of its new vendors, in-
cluding local favorites, Whit’s
End and Cuisine by Claudette,
plus much more.
Happy Summer 2016!