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NYC Public Beaches Open for Summer This Saturday — And 4 Boroughs Get a Party First

New York City's public beaches will officially open this Saturday until Sept. 12 -- and four celebrations on the sand are planned to help kick off summer

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With Memorial Day weekend fast approaching many are ready to welcome the unofficial start of summer by heading to the beach.

New York City runs 14 miles of sand across more than a half-dozen public beaches: Coney Island and Manhattan beaches in Brooklyn; Midland, Cedar Grove, Wolfe's Pond and South beaches on Staten Island; Orchard Beach in the Bronx; and Rockaway Beach in Queens. All of them will officially open this Saturday with lifeguards on duty daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Sunday, Sept. 12.

But some sandy locations are going to start the celebration a few days early.


Wednesday, May 25
Orchard Beach -- Section 9, Boardwalk
10 a.m.

Wednesday, May 25
Wolfe’s Pond Beach -- Intersection of Cornelia Ave. & Chester Ave. 
1 p.m.

Thursday, May 26
Coney Island -- W. 10th Street and Boardwalk
12 p.m.

Friday, May 27
Rockaway -- Beach 17 Street and Boardwalk
11 a.m.

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