2001-08-11 / Sports

Beach Blast At Fort Tilden

Beach Blast At Fort Tilden

Beach Blast At Fort Tilden

The Fort Tilden Beach Party starts on Saturday, August 11th at 6pm on the Beach at Fort Tilden.  During the day, the Rockaway Beach Volleyball Championships will be taking place on the adjoining beach.  These matches are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  An Old Boys vs. Young Boys rugby match is scheduled for 4 p.m.

A bus will be leaving NYC from the Red Lion Pub (Bleecker & Thompson) at 3pm and arriving at the Beach approx. 4pm.  Another bus will be leaving Coppersmiths (52nd and 9th Ave) at 5pm and arriving at the beach at 6pm. Rockaway Bus Pick-ups will be: Connolly's (Beach 95th Street) at 5:00 pm, Irish Circle (Beach 102nd Street) at 5:15 pm and

Jameson’s Pub (Beach 129th) at 5:30 pm. Please don't drink and drive.

Mayoral candidate Mark Green was invited and is expected to speak about the upcoming mayoral race and solutions to the problems that concern the Rockaways.  Scheduled time is 9:00 pm.

The V.I.P. Section is filling up quickly and we have expanded the menu. Andy Israel and Company will serve Lobster, Mussels and Clams along will Burgers and Franks. We are only buying 65 lobsters and 48 have already been claimed, via RSVP. For info on the lobsters, Contact RockawayRugby@aol.com

The rugby club will ship chairs back

to the clubhouse after the event, if you're unable to bring them home. We are NOT responsible for any lost chairs. This is a courtesy. 

We constructed a 14x7 portable bar for this area.  Bud and Bud Light beer will be served. Along with ice, cold tap beer, a limited amount of Frozen drinks will be served, first come first served.

Water, soda and non-alcoholic beer will also be available.  VIP's will get a souvenir cup and T-shirt. Picnic tables will be set up for the barbeque. This section will be fenced off and will be next to the stage. This perk will be an additional $25.00 just to cover VIP expenses. "Mikey G" is scheduled to bartend if he comes off the injured reserve list.

There are two beer truck stations with 50 kegs:  Bartenders/B-B-Q chefs are Matt Donahue, Tom B., Pat B., Celly Sainbre, "Head" Frank, T.J., Dan G. Pete H., and Adam Lynch.

The Volleyball League will be lending the volleyball nets and balls for a

Mini tournament organized by Oakie O'Connor. Teams of four are encouraged to sign up early with Oak at Oakie@RockawayRugby.com

A bikini contest is in the works.  Organized by Tyrone and Tom. The D.J./bands schedule; D.J. starts at 6pm, Matt Grogan, Solo guitar playing James Taylor, Neil Young, Van Morrison etc. 7pm, Carey Groove (cover band) 8pm, Plastic Holiday (alternative rock funk band) 10pm and Jam Session @ 11pm.

To enter the beach party, go past the rugby field and onto the beach. If you do drive, follow parking instructions from the attendants stationed in the lot.

Two buses will be available to bring you back to the Rugby Clubhouse in Rockaway Park.  There is a Post Party at the Clubhouse 12 mid to ?? with D.J. These buses will depart for N.Y.C. at 3pm. Come and experience the biggest event of summer '01. 

The Rockaway Rugby Fisheads

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