Hurricane Dorian is proving to be a nightmare for forecasters as a few miles may make a huge difference in a slow dance with the coast. The Bahamas, Florida and the Carolinas are bracing for a killer hurricane, but on this 125th anniversary of Labor Day. In 1894, I took a short bike ride to attend Orchard Beach's Swan Song Concert Series.
I found live music and plenty of dancing, and as I walked for a while, I found a more quiet area. On Long Island Sound in Pelham Bay Park, NYC largest public park is where I live nearby. Orchard Beach is The Bronx's sole public beach, also known as "The Riviera of New York" when it was created in the 1930s.
This 115-acre, 1.1-mile-long beach contains a hexagonal-block promenade, a central pavilion, snack bars, food and souvenir carts, two playgrounds, two picnic areas, a large parking lot, and 26 courts for basketball, volleyball, and handball. Changing areas and showers are available.
This is just one of the reasons I call City Island, A Slice of NYC Paradise. NYC Parks maintains 14 miles of beaches. Beaches are open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day Weekend. A hidden gem in The Bronx. Some say it is 10 times better than Coney Island and right up there with Rockaway.
So if you're like me live on City Island because it's so close. The sand is beautiful with minimal rocks. The boardwalk always has live music and orchestras on weekends.
During beach season, lifeguards are on duty daily, until 6P. Swimming is prohibited when lifeguards are not on duty and in closed sections. Closed sections are marked with signs and/or red flags.
Bronx Summer Concert Series At Orchard Beach 2019 included Jose Alberto El Canario and many others. Here is a News 12 The Bronx story previewing the weekend. I moved to the area from Los Angeles to launch this 24-hour NYC news channel.
Bronx residents head to Orchard Beach to celebrate Labor Day weekend http://bronx.news12.com/Clip/14901579/bronx-residents-head-to-orchard-b…