With Memorial Day Weekend right around the corner, the Town of Babylon is excited to announce the completion of the “Cedar Beach Gallery” at Cedar Beach. The gallery, designed by local students, consists of numerous nautical-themed murals painted on both sides of the tunnel that runs under Ocean Parkway and connects Cedar Beach to Cedar Beach Marina.
The project, which began last October, was a joint effort initiated by the Parks Department in collaboration with the Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts, Inc. (BACCA) and the Town of Babylon Local Development Corporation (LDC) to bring much needed beautification to the tunnel. Local artist Ron Becker, who serves on the BACCA Advisory Panel, played a key role in facilitating the partnerships with local high schools. Students from Amityville, Babylon, Deer Park, North Babylon, West Babylon and Wyandanch high schools participated in both phases of the mural painting.
“BACCA is grateful for the opportunity to work with the Town of Babylon and artist Ron Becker with the support of the Town of Babylon LDC to provide a wonderful opportunity to high school artists to showcase their talent in this collaborative effort,” said BACCA Executive Director Liz Mirarchi. “It was inspiring and amazing to watch the young artists collaborate and bring their original designs to fruition, under the guidance of their art teaches,” added artist Ron Becker.
“This artwork is a wonderful addition to the Cedar Beach facility,” said Deputy Supervisor and Parks Chairman Tony Martinez. “Cedar Beach is a busy hub where many of our residents spend much so much time throughout the summer season, and I am so grateful to BACCA and all of the talented local students who participated. I know many people will enjoy admiring the artwork as they hit the beach this summer.”
To view slideshows of the artwork, please visit or "Cedar Beach Gallery" webpage.