Who's Going to Jones Beach 8/22/2013?

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Who's Going to Jones Beach 8/22/2013?

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And yes he is double dosing us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Whos' Going TO Jones Beach 8/22/2013

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Jones Beach gets two shows and they are both middle of the week? That kind of blows.
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Re: Whos' Going TO Jones Beach 8/22/2013

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drunkpirate66 wrote:Jones Beach gets two shows and they are both middle of the week? That kind of blows.
Yes it does -most of us would take a Saturday show instead of 2 shows BUT thank goodness my boss understands and I will be at both :wink:
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Buffett did a Monday - Wednesday once in June after years of Thursday - Saturday shows on Labor Day for Great Woods. It was still fun but nowhere near as awesome. The Monday show was actually more crazy because people took long weekends. The Wednesday show felt like a Chesney tailgate or something that year. I think I napped.
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Re: Whos' Going TO Jones Beach 8/22/2013

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The last time I missed a Jones Beach show was 1993. That was the last time, in fact the only time, he did 2 shows at the beach and I only went to the first one. I wasn't going to make the trip back to LI this year, now I might have to think about it.

edit: Just in case, I booked a room at the Best Western in Massapequa Park for 8/19-8/23.
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Any suggestions for those looking to take a bus to jones beach?

Always do camden but I am getting married that week this year?

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance
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LIPH wrote:The last time I missed a Jones Beach show was 1993. That was the last time, in fact the only time, he did 2 shows at the beach and I only went to the first one. I wasn't going to make the trip back to LI this year, now I might have to think about it.

edit: Just in case, I booked a room at the Best Western in Massapequa Park for 8/19-8/23.

Going to do the same thing, this sounds like a long weekend in the making. I'd just do the Thursday show if my travel buds can make it as well.
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ScarletB wrote:
LIPH wrote:The last time I missed a Jones Beach show was 1993. That was the last time, in fact the only time, he did 2 shows at the beach and I only went to the first one. I wasn't going to make the trip back to LI this year, now I might have to think about it.

edit: Just in case, I booked a room at the Best Western in Massapequa Park for 8/19-8/23.

Going to do the same thing, this sounds like a long weekend in the making. I'd just do the Thursday show if my travel buds can make it as well.

"Dope slaps self" I have tickets for something at Tanglewood that Sunday, so there goes the long weekend plan.
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Re: Whos' Going to Jones Beach 8/22/2013?

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FinsUp6835 wrote:Any suggestions for those looking to take a bus to jones beach?

Always do camden but I am getting married that week this year?

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance
Do you mean renting a bus, like a party bus, or going by public transportation? Until 3 months ago I lived on LI and I always just drove to the beach so I've ever gone by bus. I don't know about a party bus, though I'm sure it's possible. You can get to Jones Beach using public transportation - take the Long Island Railroad to the Freeport station where you can get a bus to the beach. Since I've never done it, I'm not sure how often the buses run or how late the last one leaves the beach to get back to the train station. The LIRR runs 24 hours a day so it wouldn't be a problem getting a train at night, but you might have to wait an hour or more depending how late you got back to the station. The down side of this is there are good sections of Freeport and bad sections of Freeport. The train station is not in one of the good sections.
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Re: Whos' Going to Jones Beach 8/22/2013?

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We are switching our annual bus trip from Great Woods to Jones Beach. Someone mentioned that you need to get there before 6 am to ensure a spot in the lot. I'm hoping that since there are 2 shows, and they are mid-week, we can get there around 10:30 or so and be able to park.
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The lots at Jones Beach used to open at sunrise but the last couple of years, due to budget cuts in the state park system, some of the lots don't open until 10. Even if they open earlier, you shouldn't have a problem getting a spot, you just might have to park at the far end of the lot instead of close to the theater. And unlike most venues, they don't tell you where to park. You drive into the lot and park wherever you want to park.
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LIPH wrote:The lots at Jones Beach used to open at sunrise but the last couple of years, due to budget cuts in the state park system, some of the lots don't open until 10. Even if they open earlier, you shouldn't have a problem getting a spot, you just might have to park at the far end of the lot instead of close to the theater. And unlike most venues, they don't tell you where to park. You drive into the lot and park wherever you want to park.
Awesome. Thanks for the intel Larry.
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For any out of towners coming to the show, Jones Beach is a state park and you have to pay to park. Last year it was $10 for cars, I don't know if they charge extra for buses or RVs. You can't pay at the lot. When you're driving to the beach you'll be on either the Meadowbrook Parkway or the Wantagh Parkway. Both parkways have toll booths as you're approaching the beach. You pay the parking fee there and they give you a ticket that you have to show the attendant when you get to the lot.
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LIPH wrote:For any out of towners coming to the show, Jones Beach is a state park and you have to pay to park. Last year it was $10 for cars, I don't know if they charge extra for buses or RVs. You can't pay at the lot. When you're driving to the beach you'll be on either the Meadowbrook Parkway or the Wantagh Parkway. Both parkways have toll booths as you're approaching the beach. You pay the parking fee there and they give you a ticket that you have to show the attendant when you get to the lot.

Or if you come off Ocean Parkway you pay as you go into the lot :) -Easiest in and out off that road
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LIPH wrote:The last time I missed a Jones Beach show was 1993. That was the last time, in fact the only time, he did 2 shows at the beach and I only went to the first one. I wasn't going to make the trip back to LI this year, now I might have to think about it.

edit: Just in case, I booked a room at the Best Western in Massapequa Park for 8/19-8/23.
Us too! Not sure which show we'll do yet!
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fabduo wrote:
LIPH wrote:For any out of towners coming to the show, Jones Beach is a state park and you have to pay to park. Last year it was $10 for cars, I don't know if they charge extra for buses or RVs. You can't pay at the lot. When you're driving to the beach you'll be on either the Meadowbrook Parkway or the Wantagh Parkway. Both parkways have toll booths as you're approaching the beach. You pay the parking fee there and they give you a ticket that you have to show the attendant when you get to the lot.

Or if you come off Ocean Parkway you pay as you go into the lot :) -Easiest in and out off that road
Really? I tried paying on my way into the lot one year and they wouldn't let me.
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Hmmmm. Have got some air miles I can use to get into LaGuardia.

If I zip in on Wednesday & bug back out on Friday any suggestions as to itinerary/logistics (transportation/accommodations/etc.) other than day of the show?
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Dr.Corona wrote:Hmmmm. Have got some air miles I can use to get into LaGuardia.

If I zip in on Wednesday & bug back out on Friday any suggestions as to itinerary/logistics (transportation/accommodations/etc.) other than day of the show?
The Best Western in Massapequa Park is probably the most reasonable hotel you can find. There's a Marriott in Uniondale (right next to the Nassau Coliseum where the Islanders play) that's a much quicker trip to the beach but I'm sure it's a lot more expensive. If you fly into LaGuardia I would suggest renting a car unless you can get someone to pick you up when you get there and take you back when you're leaving. A cab from LaGuardia to Massapequa Park would probably be at least $75 each way. A cheaper, but roundabout, way to get to the hotel would be to take a cab from the airport to Penn Station, it was about $30-$35 the last time I did it 2 years ago, then take the LIRR to Massapequa Park, the Best Western is just a little down the road from the train station. If you rent a car, it's probably about 45 minutes from LaGuardia to Massapequa Park, unless you have the bad luck to get stuck in rush hour traffic. Then it could take twice as long.
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Re: Whos' Going to Jones Beach 8/22/2013?

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LIPH wrote:
Dr.Corona wrote:Hmmmm. Have got some air miles I can use to get into LaGuardia.

If I zip in on Wednesday & bug back out on Friday any suggestions as to itinerary/logistics (transportation/accommodations/etc.) other than day of the show?
The Best Western in Massapequa Park is probably the most reasonable hotel you can find. There's a Marriott in Uniondale (right next to the Nassau Coliseum where the Islanders play) that's a much quicker trip to the beach but I'm sure it's a lot more expensive. If you fly into LaGuardia I would suggest renting a car unless you can get someone to pick you up when you get there and take you back when you're leaving. A cab from LaGuardia to Massapequa Park would probably be at least $75 each way. A cheaper, but roundabout, way to get to the hotel would be to take a cab from the airport to Penn Station, it was about $30-$35 the last time I did it 2 years ago, then take the LIRR to Massapequa Park, the Best Western is just a little down the road from the train station. If you rent a car, it's probably about 45 minutes from LaGuardia to Massapequa Park, unless you have the bad luck to get stuck in rush hour traffic. Then it could take twice as long.
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Re: Whos' Going to Jones Beach 8/22/2013?

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No :lol:

And let me just throw this out there for consideration. Do not, under any circumstances, stay at any of the hotels in the vicinity of JFK airport. You can thank me the next time you see me.
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