West End Beaches
Closed September 2
The Labor Day Weekend fireworks show sponsored by the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce will feature fireworks that will be shot right from the beach at Beach 116 Street, rather than from a barge off the shore. For that reason, the beaches from Beach 115 Street to Beach 117 Street will be closed all day on September 2. Residents and visitors are urged to stay away from those beaches during the day because workers will be setting up explosive devices, readying them for the 9 p.m. show.