A View of the Waves, Set to Music, at New Pavilion in Brant Beach

Jun 20, 2018
Photo by: Margot Miller

Beginning June 24, local band Facedown will perform Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. on the 68th Street beach in Brant Beach. And there’s no better spot to take in the tunes than the brand-new wooden pavilion atop the dunes there, across the street from Long Beach Township’s municipal complex.

A few months ago the municipality began work to rebuild the existing walkway and observation deck, which was moved a little more than 100 feet east. Construction then began on the pavilion, designed to offer people an even closer view of the ocean, as well as some welcome shade and seating.

The wooden switchback walkway leads up to a wide footpath that runs parallel to Ocean Boulevard and the beach – and also provides a view of the bay – and then continues perpendicularly, over the dunes, toward the large, impressive pavilion.

“It’s a beauty,” Mayor Joseph Mancini observed.

“And it’s really great for seniors and individuals with disabilities,” Administrator Kyle Ominski said of the ADA-compliant structure.

At the moment, a number of benches and a couple of picnic tables sit underneath the pavilion’s roof, and soon, the township will also add Adirondack chairs. “We are waiting on chairs – 10 of them – to be delivered,” Ominski noted. “We will use a combination of the chairs, benches and tables once we have everything.”

The seating provides the perfect spot to sit and eat, or to just relax and watch the waves, or – on Sundays – to enjoy the music of Facedown.

As Commissioner Joseph Lattanzi said of the new pavilion, “I think it’s really going to add to our summer concert series.”

Facedown will perform on the beach from June 24 to Sept. 2.

For more information on Long Beach Township’s free summer events and activities, visit longbeachtownship.com. —J.K.H.

(Photo by: Margot Miller)
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