A Different Kind of Summer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Babylon unfortunately was forced to modify or cancel many of the the original plans that were made for the 2020 summer season.  As a result, Supervisor Schaffer, Deputy Supervisor Martinez and the Town Board joined with the Parks & Recreation Department to create A Different Kind of Summer to see that our residents are still able to experience some of the great entertainment options that our area has to offer and keep busy during the warm summer months. 

Drive-In Summer Concert Series

The Town of Babylon has announced that it will be hosting drive-in concerts. The concert series will begin on Wednesday, July 22nd with The Lords of 52nd Street. These concerts are being held in a drive-in format due to COVID-19, which has caused the Town of Babylon to modify many of the plans that it had in place for summer 2020. 

***UPDATE: LOCATION CHANGE - These drive-in concerts will now be held at OVERLOOK BEACH.***

These shows are open to Town of Babylon residents only. Attendees must display a Town of Babylon beach sticker or driver’s license with an address within the town to gain entry. All shows begin at 8PM with gates opening at 6PM. Attendees must remain in their cars throughout the show. If attendees need to leave their vehicle in order to use the restroom or dispose of trash, they must wear a mask. 

Upcoming Concerts:

August 5: Shadows of the 60s- Tribute to Motown

August 12: Desert Highway - Tribute to the Eagles

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Drive-In Movies

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This summer, the Town of Babylon is hosting drive-in movies for its residents at Overlook Beach. Entry to this event is restricted to residents only and requires a Town Beach Sticker or driver’s license with an address within the Town of Babylon. Attendees are asked to wear masks and socially distance should they have to leave their car for any reason. Movies begin after sunset at approximately 9:00 PM. Gates open at 7:00 PM (no entry before 7PM). 


Children’s Art Classes

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We are happy to announce that we will be offering children’s art classes this summer at Phelps Lane. Participants will be taught by a local art teacher. Each child will take home a canvas painting. 

** Students should bring a smock or an old t-shirt.

Participants will be required to wear a mask. All brushes and surfaces will be sanitized between classes. Children will be socially distanced in the classroom.

Eligibility: Town of Babylon residents, ages 6 - 14 years old.

Registration: To register, please visit this page. Town issued User ID and Password is needed to register online. If you need a User ID and Password, please call our office at 631-893-2100.

Price: $25/class

Program Dates: Pick one date, or all four. Please note that space is limited and may be filled.
Tuesday, July 14
Tuesday, July 21
Tuesday, July 28
Tuesday, August 4

Times:
Ages 6 - 8: 3pm - 4pm
Ages 9 - 11: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ages 12 - 14: 6pm - 7pm
*Each class is limited to 10 participants.

If you have any questions about summer art classes, please call the Parks Department at 631-893-2100.


Outdoor Music Lessons

The Town of Babylon Parks Department is happy to announce that we will be offering outdoor music lessons this summer! Lessons will begin the week of July 6 and run for 5 weeks. Individual music lessons are offered to beginner, intermediate, and, in some cases, advanced music students. Instruction is offered on most band and orchestra instruments, and electric keyboards. Voice lessons are also available. Each lesson will be a half hour per week for five weeks, and will take place at a scheduled time between 9 am and 3:30 pm.

Please Note: This summer piano lessons and guitar camp will not be offered. Drum lessons will take place on drum pad only.

Eligibility: Town of Babylon residents, ages 6 – 19. Age is determined as of July 1, 2020. Please bring parent’s license and tax/utility bill.

Fee: $50.00

Lesson Location: Phelps Lane Picnic Area

Registration: Please call the Music Department at 631-893-2115. Space is limited and may be full. 

NOTE: Students must provide their own instruments (except keyboards), and be prepared to purchase sheet music, if required


Martial Arts

The Town of Babylon, in conjunction with Estrada Martial Arts Academy, will offer summer and fall introductory specials in Taekwondo and Self-Defense, Korean Swordsmanship, and Traditional Korean Archery.

Korean Swordsmanship: Develop precision of mind and body through cutting, sparring, fluid forms and meditation.

Traditional Korean Archery: The only school on the east coast to offer this historical archery style!

Taekwondo/Self-Defense: Learn the art of kicking and punching while building confidence, focus and fitness.

Registration Dates

Summer Program and Fall Promotion Registration
July 6 - July 31, 2020; Mon/Wed/Fri 2 pm; - 4 pm

Summer Classes Run: Monday, August 3, 2020 - Friday, September 11, 2020
Fall Classes Run: Monday, September 28, 2020 - Friday, November 6, 2020

Price:
Two classes a week:
Residents $135.00
Non- Residents $155.00

The Summer and Fall programs is a 6 weeks introductory course.

All first time students receive a school uniform and a school face mask.

Due to COVID-19 classes will be on Zoom. As guidance from NYS evolves, classes may move to in person.

Please visit www.estradamartialarts.com for registration information and COVID-19 guidance.


Yoga on the Beach

YogaWithGene.com and the Town of Babylon are thrilled to announce the 7th year of Yoga on the Beach at Cedar Beach! Classes are taught by certified yoga instructor Eugene Feis, who holds certificates in Dharma Yoga (200 hour RYT) and Barkan Yoga (500 hour RYT). Each 75-minute class will include breathing (pranayama), meditation, and asana poses, concluding with a deep-healing resting pose (shavasana). Whether you are a beginner or advanced student, you can benefit from either or both classes. Yoga is a challenging, effective, and safe workout that will transform the way your body looks, feels, and performs! Beginner and advanced students are welcome. Both men and women are welcome. Please dress in layers and bring a yoga mat, towel or sheet, water, sunscreen, and a hat. Classes are held rain or shine. There are no refunds. Yoga on the beach will be resident ONLY this summer. All participants will need to purchase a 2020 TOB Beach Pass.

Eligibility: Residents, ages 16 and older.
Registration: Online registration is available for residents. To register, click here.

Fee: Residents:
6 Classes $72
12 Classes $120

Dates: Saturdays & Tuesdays, July 7 - September 26

Times:
Saturdays: 8 am - 9:15 am
Tuesdays: 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Location: Cedar Beach, Ocean Parkway