Monday, May 23, 2011
Friday, May 14, 2010
Wed June 23rd at South Street Seaport (PAID) -- OYSTERs
Friday June 25th at Long Island City.. (FREE) -- All types of great food (samples included for free)
Tickets are on sale now..
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
It is widely known now that we are opening a beach on Governors' Island and at the South Street Seaport.
Here are some details.
The Governor's Island (WTB/GI) beach will have a sandy beach area plus a live music venue featuring live bands and other live acts Thurs - Sunday. Many nights will also feature DJs after the band. Come for the band, stay for the view and the DJ. There will be food but we are still working on the final menu. Governor's Island is expected to open the week of July 4th. We have a very special DJ set for July 5th.
The beach at south street seaport (WTB/SSS), will open the week of Memorial Day Weekend. This beach will have a sandy area for food and sunning but it will be smaller than the other locations. This beach will feature some interesting activities. We will have ping pong, Skee ball and Mini Golf (9 holes). We will have a lot of interesting food here, including some seafood. That will include a raw bar on the weekends but we are not planning serving any steamed bi-valves.
The beach at Long Island City (WTB/LIC) will have it's first event on April 18th and 26th with Melting Pot Global. We will have events every weekend in May. Our grand re-opening will be Memorial Day Weekend with a special Louie Vega event on Saturday May 23rd ($20 at the door / $10 in advance). We have DJ events every Thurs through Sunday and most Wednesdays as well. Typically the Thurs door fee will be $5, Friday and Saturday will be $10, and Sunday will vary up to $40. Sundays in July and August are FREE. Unless otherwise announced door fees start at 8pm; Sundays in June & Sept the fee and event starts at 1pm
Sunday, March 22, 2009
At WTB / LIC will have paid music events Thurs - Sunday for entire season (Memorial Day Wkd to Columbus Day Wkd).
Our WTB / LIC 2009 Grand Opening is Memorial Day Weekend
Our Water Taxi Beach Long Island City line-up is shaping up as follows:
Aint' Nothin' but A House Party w/ Jellybean Benitez May 3
Victor Franco & Friends
May 9, 16, 23, 30 - June 6, 13
System Audible Mother Love (Mother's Day), May 10
Chus and Ceballos May 17
Victor Franco and Friends plus special guest Louie Vega May 23
Boris May 31
Danny Tenaglia June 14
Sander Kleinenberg June 28
Rob's Big Gay Party, All Day Monday June 29
Victor Franco & Friends September 12, 19, 25, -
October 3, 10
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
There will be a door charge every Friday Saturday and Sunday and a few Thursday..
However our back and north beach will be open for free access (dogs and soda served)
We are expecting a fresh batch of Black Angus Dogs from Stahl-Meyer.. and as the nights get shorter and the fall air comes our way.. starting Sept 22 or later, if you bring a hoodie, jacket or sweater with you to WTB, you will get a ticket good for a free stahl-meyer black angus beef hot dog. Offer good while supplies last, subject to cancellation or change and limited to adults 21 or over (sorry kids). The ticket is good only on the same day it's given.
Besides free hot dogs.. we have lots of great music planned.. including..
718 Sessions on August 28th
Turntables on the Hudson on the 29th ($10 @ 8pm) and 31st ($10 @ 3pm)
The Martinez Brothers (THB) on Sept 7th ($20 in advance)
Sept 13th - Victor Franco opens for a very special Guest
Sept 20th - Ain't Nothin' but A House Party returns (door charge)
Tommi Sunshine on Sept 21st ($20 in advance)
Sept 27 th - Victor Franco and Friends
Oct 4th - Victor Franco spin's with Jellybean Benitez and Jellybeans' friends
Oct 11 - Victor Franco brings more friends
Oct 12 - Special last Turntables on The Hudson Event for 2008 ($10 @ 3pm)
Oct 13 - Special end of season event. Many special guests
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Things started off a bit rough but once Sleepy got here (or was that Boo?) everything was smooth..
We are talking about Sunday August 3rd.. Really nice weather, great tunes.. and well about a 10 minute wait at the bar. We try to keep it under 5 minutes but two bartenders flacked out....
Thanks to all who showed up..
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Did you dig his vibe? let me us know (firstname.lastname@example.org). We would like to have him back but would like to hear from you..
Monday, July 28, 2008
Gene Hunt (August 2)
The Twilite Tone & Duane Harriott (August 9)
My Cousin Roy (August 16)
EFDEMIN (August 23)
A Spectral Night With Osborne, Ryan Elliott and Marcel Wavve
(Tanner Ross of Dirtybird and Freerange) (August 30)
Junior Boys (Sept 6)
Every Friday, Turntables on the Hudson. $10 8pm to 2am.
Every Saturday, Victor Franco, 2pm to 8pm, FREE
Every Saturday NIGHT, The Beach Party, $5 (til 3am)
Thursday, August 07, 2008 - DJ Victor Franco 6pm to Midnight FREE
Sunday, August 03, 2008 - Sleepy & Boo FREE
Sunday, August 10, 2008 - Singer Song Writers, curated by Tom Goss, Free
Sunday, August 10, 2008 - DJ Chris Meyer (80's Underground), Free
Thursday, August 14, 2008 - DJ Swamy 6pm to Midnight FREE
Sunday, August 17, 2000 - Jellybean Ain't Nuttin' But A House Party FREE
Thursday, August 21, 2008 - DJ Kid New York 6pm to Midnight FREE
Sunday August 24, 2008 - System Audible FREE
Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 718 Sessions - Danny Krivit Door Charge $20
. . . . . . .Free BBQ Chicken to the 1st 100 People (Aug 28th)
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
We also take reservations for private events, which occur when the beach is open but in a private section. They start at $4,000. Here is a look at what you would get if you had 15 people and worked within the min. spending level.
Private wait staff
Your own section of reserved tables (3 - 4 tables)
Private security, retired NYPD, for your area
6 Bottles of Champagne (Laurient-Perier Brut or Grand Sc.)
(Champagne is the only bottles we allow on the table)
Shrimp Cocktail (fresh jumbo shrimp)
Fire Roasted Lobster tails (1 per person -- no shell, live maine lobster)
Prime Aged mid-west T-bone/Porterhouse Steak (1 per person approx 1.5 lbs+ each)
(these are the best in NYC)
Griled Asparagus, Mushrooms and Summer Squash
House cut fries
Fresh Brooklyn Biscuits - deep fried
Italian cookies + Italian chese cake or other cake
Choc or Vanilla Ice Cream
We also have an entire Organic & Vegan Menu available.
Everyone must 21 or older with valid and proper ID. It is illegal in NY State to serve someone to the point of intoxication. A bar plan doesn't include the ability for people to drink until they are drunk. Regular and legally required cut offs are strictly enforced
Friday, July 18, 2008
We are very please to announce that on July 27th Jellybean and his Ain't Nuthin But A House Party will hit Water Taxi Beach. Please join us for Free.
Monday, July 14, 2008
However, since Gary created a stereo image by sounding the tent with 32 separate speakers. That meant speakers and sound went off in all directions and we had to keep the volume lower than many of the DJs liked. It sounded great with 30 or 50 people in the tent. But, when a few hundred people where in there, the sound of their voices often seemed louder than the music.
With the The Beach Party approaching and the audience for Turntables On The Hudson growing we felt (mid June) we needed to do something quick to make things better. Of course, anything we would have tried would just be an expensive experiment.
Promoter Benny Soto who has been coming by this summer to help us taste test our now award winning hamburger made a suggestion that we create a wall of sound all facing the same direction.
Gary asked if we were a) willing to give up the great stereo image we had and b) if we were worried it might create too much sound all going in the same direction. We then consulted with Al Fierstein; Al designed the limits on the system so that we could avoid spilling out sound out into the community.
Al like Gary has been involved with the sound of night clubs for more than several decades. There were a lot of emails back and forth among our experts and with many of our DJs, promoters and friends.
In the end, Gary was right that the over all quality of the sound decreased, while at the same time, we were able to make more than a 10 db increase in the sound level on the dance floor.
Al explains, "The flush-mounted speaker wall provides the equivalent of one very large directional speaker array. In most systems, bass sound diffracts around the back of the cabinets and not only is wasted, but also goes in unwanted directions, such as toward the neighbors. With the flush-mounting arrangement, this “rear sound” is not lost and adds to the sound pressure in front of the wall.
Also, because the speaker wall is a long line, it acts like a “line source”. As opposed to a point source, where the sound spreads out and quickly gets dissipated, a line source focuses sound to provide greater bass impact at longer distances. This increases the sweet spot area of the [tent] floor."
The end results was almost too good to believe, although we lost a lot of pure audiophile quality, we BOTH lowered the sonic impact with our neighbors while at the same time making over all system, including the bass sound much louder.
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
First come, first serve, good while supplies last.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
You can buy tickets with the following link Click Here
Drinks & Food:
Our bar is open selling beer, wine and tropical drinks at our regular prices. Water will be a $1. Soda and water from the Food Court will be $1. At the food court we will have burgers, dogs, fries, soy dogs, and Schnack slaw. We will have a chicken BBQ on the beach.
Water will be $1
Beer is $6
Drinks range from 6.50 to 12.00
The full set of prices is on our menu page.
Our regular weekend menu and prices will apply.
VIP pass holder will get an open bar until 10pm. They will also get a special surprise buffet in the tent including roast meats, a pig and BBQ'd seafood.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
This year the barge which is normally at 34th St, will be relocated to 20th st, which will change the viewing angle but should still give us stunning views. There are no refunds for these tickets unless the firework display itself is canceled.
You can buy tickets with the following link Click Here
The link above was broken but is now fixed.
Ticket is for admission only. Our menu for July 4th includes:
Hot Dogs $3
Burgers $5 (normally $5.50)
Water $1 (normally $1.50)
Food Counter Soda $1 (normally $1.50)
All virgin drinks $5 except water (which is $1)
Frozen Drinks $7, $8, $12
Mid shelf $10
Top shelf $12
Bottles of Moet White Star $90
Plastic "glass" of Moet is $14
This event is not recommended for children under 16 (or anyone with hearing problems) because of the loud noise. This event is not recommend for anyone who would have health problems being in close proximity to the fireworks.
Friday, May 23, 2008
We are pleased to reveal for our grand opening our new GSA Out Door system. GSA typically designs systems for Nightclubs. The system they designed and custom built for us, was designed to be community friendly.
The system is very clear and extra clean, meaning the sound that we create doesn't have a lot of static and noise in it; we didn't want to waste our sonic output on sound we didn't need. Water Taxi Beach is NOT a club and this isn't a club system; it doesn't get very loud and it has been limited based on testing within the community (15 locations) so that the sound you hear at the beach, stays at the beach.
The system includes two speakers on the beach, two DJ monitors, two tweeter arrays, eight coaxial speakers and eight sub woofers. The system has a time delay so that the sound on the beach matches the sound in the tent. The system uses Crown Amplifiers.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Now, if you are thinking about coming to the beach for a burger, please understand that a) we only make them on weekends and b) we only grind a small amount of meat each day, so supplies are limited, please come early if you want a burger!!
Now, some important thanks.. to our pit crew today.. Robbie and Miguel and to Andy for holding down the fort while we were cooking (and eating up a storm in Astoria!!). Thanks for George Motz for his help in designing the burger for us. Also, Pat... we love your MEAT!! For those in the know, all the great burger shops in NYC use meat from Pat LaFrieda.
While most use the most excellent Pat LaFrieda blend (Chuck & Brisket) we just get whole chucks and grind our own, fresh just before service... which is what we did tonight.
Monday, March 17, 2008
The Cuisine of Queens & Beyond
Tuesday - May 20th, 6-9 p.m.
Astoria World Manor - 25-22 Astoria Blvd., Astoria NY
Who will win the title? Best Burger in the Boroughs
Join us for a culinary feast as you sample food and beverages from the top restaurants, gourmet shops, pastry shops, wines and beers …while you cheer on your favorite burger as some of the best known burger places in the boroughs compete for the title of Best Burger of the Boroughs!
Competing for the title…
Brgr - 287 7th Ave., New York City
Resto - 111 E 29th Street, New York City
Farm on Adderley - 1108 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn
67 Burger - 67 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn
Harry’s at Water Taxi Beach - 2 Borden Ave., LIC
Joe’s Bestburger – 39-11 Main Street, Flushing
Coals - 1888 Eastchester Road, Bronx
Chef Terrance Brennan
Tony Tantillo, CBS2 HD Food Expert
and Kelly Choi, producer and host
of Eat Out New York on NYC TV,
who will also be filming the event
for her show.
For Tickets Call: 718-777-7918 -- All books by our guests will be available for sale and will be autographed. The burger cook-off will take place within the timeframe the food and wine event. Price of ticket includes all. Plenty of seating and parking available. Close to N & W Train (Astoria Blvd. Stop). Plenty of Taxi’s and close to GC Parkway & Triborough Bridge. *No refunds.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
For the 2008 season, this is going to change. There will be two different ways to take a water taxi to the beach.
There is the Hop on/ Hop Off service. This is regular scheduled ferry service that will run through the summer. This service runs 7 days a week.
It typically starts mid morning and end about 7 or 8 pm. In 2007 the service arrived at
E. 34th St, the fare is $5
- From any other location, the fare is $10
- $20 buys an unlimited one day pass
- $25 buys an unlimited two day pass
On Friday nights from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, there will be a special shuttle that will run continuously from
It will start approx. at 9:15 pm. It will end at midnight on Friday and 1am on Saturday. The round trip fare is $10.