It is GOING TO BE on May 6th. We'll meet at the Long Beach train station between 12:42 and 1. If you're coming at another time or if you're a 'maybe', just find us by exiting the train station, crossing East Park Street, and going down on of the side streets about 3 or 4 blocks until you reach the beach. If there's more than one group of crazy looknig people there, walk up to each group and ask if they're noders, and continue until you find us or someone locks you up.
These are driving directions to the Long Beach train station, which is where we'll meet, and is a few blocks from the beach...
From Manhattan, Westchester, Queens, Bronx or Northern New Jersey- Long Island Expressway or Grand Central Parkway East to Meadowbrook Parkway South. Meadowbrook Parkway South to Exit M-10 (Long Beach – Loop Parkway). Loop Parkway to end. Bear Right onto Lido Boulevard east. Lido Boulevard through Lido Beach into Long Beach. At Long Beach border, Lido Boulevard becomes East Park Avenue.
Straight on Park Avenue, into downtown Long Beach, LIRR station is on the right.
From Staten Island, Southern New Jersey or Brooklyn
Verrazano Bridge- Belt Parkway east to Sunrise Highway exit. Sunrise Highway east past Green Acres Mall through Valley Stream, Lynbrook and Rockville Centre. Right onto Long Beach Road south all the way to Long Beach bridge.
After crossing bridge, continue straight until major intersection (East Park Avenue). Right onto Park Avenue – 5 traffic lights, LIRR station is on your right.
From Manhattan, Westchester, Queens, the Bronx, or Northern New Jersey- Throgs Neck Bridge. Clearview Expressway. Long Island Expressway East to Van Wyck Expressway South. Nassau Expressway to the end. Atlantic Beach bridge. Through Atlantic Beach. At Long Beach border – Nevada Avenue – you are on Beech Street. At New York Avenue make left until Park Avenue. Right onto Park Avenue – LIRR station will be on your left.
From Staten Island, Brooklyn, Southern New Jersey-
Verrazano Bridge to Brooklyn Queens Expressway. Long Island Expressway East and continue as above to Van Wyck Expressway.
Take the LIRR
, though, and I'll meet you at the station- Long Beach is the last station on the Long Beach line. Weekend trains arrive at Long Beach at 12:42, 1:42, 2:42, 3:42, etc. So, if you can, be on the 12:42, and we'll all meet in the train station. It really isn't too far from NYC (though it seems that way)- an hour and $4.75 off peak from Penn Station
. There are also Nassau
buses that stop at the Long Beach train station, for those coming from elsewhere in Long Island.
So, I imagine we'll need a community type effort (as I'm broke). You know, one of you brings music, another a picnic blanket or two, a bunch of people bring different food and drink. I actually have a kite, somewhere. /Msg me, or post a write up here, with presumed RSVP
and contribution and I'll add it to a list to be compiled here.
? dmd's phone number is 732-236-4555, and mine is 516 432 0725 (before 11 please I live with old people). Call and we'll help with transportation or whatever we can.
dmd writes: Those coming from PA and South/Central NJ are welcome to carpool with me from New Brunswick.
Who's coming so far:
- me- I'll bring a kite and a bunch of sandwiches
- Infinite Burn- a frisbee, a beach ball, chips, sunblock, a drag queen (can't have a get together without one!)
- Phyllis Stein- plastic plates and cups and a picnic blanket
- Cloud9- a hibachi
- Crux- ska CDs and junk food
- Kit Lo- theatre/cabaret CDs, MREs
- Chihuahua Grub- booze ("and brains"), and the exhumed bones of Robert Moses
- Cow of Doom
- The Custodian (maybe)
- randir- an aerobie or two, a blankie, bubbles, two cameras, rollerblades
- novalis- soda and a pan or two of brownies
- Lith (maybe)
- GangstaFeelsGood- CDs and maybe a bass guitar
- dead (maybe)
- supermancan (maybe)
- Chris-O (maybe)- a guitar
Alright, this is what we still need people to bring: a bonus set of D batteries (that's all for now).
For those curious as to who Robert Moses is,
will do until someone can create a proper writeup.
UPDATE 07/16/06 (i.e. wayyyyy post-facto): 2006-07-06@17:37 dmd says re the Robert Moses memorial Everything Long Beach party and picnic of doom please add a link to http://flickr.com/photos/3e/sets/582947/