Kiddie Beach Open Mic Night


Ice Cream U Scream’s Open Mic Night aka Beach Stock was a great success.

The yearly event is a fundraiser for Kiddie Beach, and hopefully a way to get some kids off the streets for a night.





Events: Open Mic Night at Kidde Beach


Open mic night at Kiddie Beach presented by Ice Cream U Scream is this Friday, September 9th, 7pm-11pm.

Last year was a success and a great fundraiser for Kiddie Beach

Kiddie Beach Opening Day Parade 2011

The Gerritsen Beach Property Owners, Kiddie Beach Opening Day Parade was Saturday June 11, 2011.

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Events: Kiddie Beach Parade Saturday


Saturday June 11th – Line up on Gerritsen Avenue folks to watch the Kiddie Beach Opening Day Parade!

Line up at 10:30 at Whitney and Gerritsen – Step off at 11:00am

Local businesses will be this years honorees. Every year, Kiddie Beach likes to honor people that exemplify our community spirit. This year some local businesses will be receiving a much deserved thank you.


Past Honorees

Past Opening Day and Parades

Prize Bingo Night to Raise Money For Kiddie Beach

The Gerrittsen Beach Property Owners  is holding a Prize Bingo fundraiser for Kiddie Beach Saturday March 26th upstairs at the Knights of Columbus.

Bingo night begins when the doors open at 7 p.m.

Events: Kiddie Beach Beef and Beer Fundrasier at Cort Club


There will be a Beef and Beer Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 19 7-10pm for Kiddie Beach from 7-10pm.

Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased at the door.

Rockband Night At Kiddie Beach


According to bountiful Facebook evidence, Kiddie Beach’s rockband night was a success.

Friday night’s Rockband Night in Kiddie Beach went off without a hitch. The weather was perfect. We had an good turnout. We were packed filled with bands the entire night.


Events: Official Rock Band Night at Kiddie Beach


Come one come all to Kiddie Beach for a night of Official Sponsored Rockband Night.

For those that don’t know…Think of Rockband as karaoke but with an entire of your friends playing instruments! If you don’t have a large group you can still play! Anywhere from 1 to 4 can play.

Lead guitar, bass guitar, drums and microphone.

For you technical people out there we will be using: an Xbox 360, hundreds of DLC, The AC/DC Track Pack, All Lego Rockband songs.

You may bring your own (non modded) instruments.

Tournament Play & Free Play
Friday August 20, 2010
Kids: $2 at the gate
Adults: $5 at the gate

Register for Kiddie Beach Basketball!

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Kiddie Beach Open Mic Night a Success


Kiddie Beach held it’s first ever Open Mic Night over the weekend. The event was organized by George and Patty Smyth of Ice Cream U Scream and Diane Sullivian of the Gerritsen Beach Property Owners Association. The event has been in the works for months and was in part designed to help curb local teen angst.

“I think everyone should really appreciate all the work that George did. He really worked with the kids, let them rehearse in his basement and he even closed down the ice cream store on a Friday night in the summer to do it.” said Maureen LaPorte who’s son participated in the night.


Kiddie Beach Opening Day Parade


Caitlin Sarubbi Leads the Parade Atop a "Good Human I SCREAM" Parade Car

There was nothing but sun and smiles this weekend as Gerritsen Beach kicked Kiddie Beachs’ Opening Day Celebration

The parade kicked off at Gerritsen and Whitney Avenues led by the Vollies, VWF Color Guard, Gerritsen Beach Community Marching Band, Stars Dancing Center, GBPOA, and lots of Gerritsen Beach beach goers in tow. The parade ended at the Lois Avenue entrance of Kiddie Beach.

I would like to think that although we have many parades in Gerritsen Beach throughout the year, I consider this parade one of the best and that it is somewhat of a “sponge parade”. Meaning that although it it starts off with only few dozen people at the start by the time the parade hits Lois Avenue there are at least a few hundred people.

This years honoree was Gerritsen Beach resident Caitlin Sarubbi – who notably competed this year in the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games.

Also Kiddie Beach dedicated the children playground to Liam James Walsh who suddenly and unexpectedly passed away a few years ago at the age of 6.

Like years past we took hundreds of pictures and if you need/want/desire a copy of pictures taken please email me at Otherwise here is the Photo Galleries:


Dan Foster as a Mermaid with the Octopus Named Lee (I hear he is as mean as can be!)

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Events: Kiddie Beach Parade Tomorrow


Tomorrow 11am Saturday June 5th – Line up on Gerritsen Avenue folks to watch the Kiddie Beach Opening Day Parade!

Line up at 10:30 at Whitney and Gerritsen – Step off at 11:00am

Caitlin Sarubbi will be this years honoree. Kiddie Beach likes to honor people that exemplify our community spirit. This year Caitlin Sarubbi couldn’t be more deserving. Caitlin for those of you who don’t know her, she was born with Ablepharon Macrostomia which left her visually impaired and with other facial deformities. Since then she has been accepted to Harvard University and competed in the 2010 Paralympics in Vancouver, BC for her skiing.

Check out her website

Past Honorees

Past Opening Day and Parades

Kiddie Beach Registration


Kiddie Beach registration is here!

Stop in at the Cort Club every Thursday in April and May Starting the April 15th from 7pm – 9pm.

To join Kiddie Beach or the GBPOA you must live with in Gerristen Beach which is from Whitney Avenue and The Point.

Opening Day June 5th

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Local Waters Closed Due to Sewage Spill

Via NY Daily News
Until further notice, swimming is not permitted at Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, Kiddie Beach and Kingsborough/Seagate Beach

The beaches will be tested daily to determine when they will be reopened.

Kiddie Beach Opening Day

Kiddie Beach opened its gates today to it’s members, they will be open only on weekends only until the end of June. Then open for the all week for the rest of the summer.

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The GBPOA honored and recognized Donna Davis, who is solely responsible and works almost “24/7″ on the community garden next to the library.




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