Monday, July 28, 2008

The Beach Party

The Beach party is set for the rest of the season...

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)

August DJs

We have a great line-up this August.

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

July 27th

We were opening for great things today weather wise.. but while it looks like several waves of rain are coming this way..

We are open RAIN or Shine!!..


Water Taxi Beach Mgmt.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

VIP Treatment

At Water Taxi Beach people often ask about getting reservations. Basically we dont' take them, except for our Friday night chicken BBQ.

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
Private bartender
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


Water Taxi Beach has had a number of interesting DJ artists play on Sunday's since April 27th. While the Sunday's in May and June, Sept and Oct have door charges, every summer Sunday in July and August are FREE.

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

Sound System part II

As we reported earlier in the season that we hired Gary Stewart Audio to build us a system that could play high fidelity music outside without impacting on our neighbors in Queens or Manhattan. The system sounded fantastic with amazing separation and clarity. The results were remarkable and beyond our expectation, the system was also affordable..

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

Chicken BBQ

We did free 1/2 BBQ chicken last Sunday (July 6th) and it was a lot of fun so we are doing it again tomorrow (Wednesday July 9th). We open at 4pm, we will have the chicken ready by 5pm. We have three cases of chicken, that's about 240 1/2 chickens.

First come, first serve, good while supplies last.