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With Memorial Day mere weeks away and Spring melting into Summer on June 20, it’s time to
look ahead to what’s in store for visitors to South Beach when Boardwalk Days at South Beach
2016 kicks off its season on June 22nd.
Last year’s programming included presentations by artists and performers working with Staten Island Arts; a free Sunday Boardwalk Concert Series; ice sculpting demonstrations and free weekly fireworks displays on the beach.
This summer’s programming will provide even more opportunities for family fun:
● The Sunday Boardwalk Concert Series encores with performances under the Gazebo each week, from June 26th through Sept. 4th, and featuring a greater variety of musical styles. Check this website for performers, dates and times.
● The everpopular fireworks displays return every Wednesday at sundown beginning June 22nd.
● Also beginning June 22nd, visitors can enjoy childfriendly entertainment, fitness and sporting events, giveaways and a DJ spinning tunes under the Gazebo all leading up to the Fireworks Display.
● Over the course of the summer, there’ll be several movie nights, courtesy of the NYC Parks Department, as well as a number of special events.
● Look for new menu items and weekly specials at the Boardwalk Grill, which will debut Fit & Fresh choices, including fresh salads and yogurt smoothies.
A new addition to last year’s events calendar was “GiveBack Wednesdays,” a program that offered local nonprofit organizations an opportunity to expand their reach into the community and meet their neighbors in the casual, relaxed atmosphere of the boardwalk. This year, a greater number of nonprofits will be setting up information tables on the boardwalk, taking advantage of this new avenue for getting their message out, enabling them to connect with those who might need their services in the future and others who might be seeking opportunities for volunteering. Be sure to check this website for a listing of GiveBack participants and the dates they’ll be greeting visitors on the boardwalk.
Boardwalk Days At South Beach is a collaborative effort with South Shore Kiwanis Club Charitable Foundation, which has assisted the events committee in maintaining the program since the summer of 2014. Among the sponsors making programming possible this season are: NYC Bancorp; Richmond County Savings Bank; Con Edison, Northwell Health, Nissan of Staten Island; YMCA; The Vanderbilt South Beach, South Fin Grill and Boardwalk Grill.
We invite prospective sponsors to meet with us to find out how they, too, can become a part of this exciting time on a reinvigorated South Beach. Information on sponsorships can be found out on this website.
Please feel free to email Sandra Zummo at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information
Click photos below to see some of our favorite memories from this past summer!
The Vanderbilt at South Beach opened its doors to diners with Summer Wednesdays at the Vanderbilt, featuring specially-priced meals served family-style in the catering hall. In support of the Give Back Wednesdays program, a portion of each week’s proceeds were donated to that week’s featured non-profit(s). After dinner in the ballroom with its waterfront views, diners returned to the boardwalk to enjoy the free weekly fireworks display.
Reservations to be accepted online only.
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The mission of Boardwalk Days at South Beach, in collaboration with South Shore Kiwanis Club Charitable Foundation, is twofold:
To bring Staten Islanders back to a reinvigorated South Beach Boardwalk by creating exciting weekly events and staging a host of spectacular special events on and around the boardwalk throughout the year to promote an environment where individuals and families can gather to enjoy the beach, the breeze and each other’s company;
To foster a greater connection among the borough’s residents, businesses and non-profit agencies. By inviting local nonprofits to engage with the community, dispense information about their organization and recruit volunteers to their cause as part of a “GiveBack Wednesdays” program, we provide an opportunity for them to connect one-on-one with their neighbors and local business owners in an easygoing atmosphere, where information can be shared and awareness raised, all to the betterment of the Staten Island community.