Island Park opens beach season with tunes


The Village of Island Park opened Masone Beach on June 29, marking the start of the 2024 summer season. The beach came alive with the sounds of Captain Jack, who entertained the crowd with classic Billy Joel hits.

Mayor Michael McGinty, along with the Village Board, welcomed Congressman Anthony D’Esposito to join in the festivities. The evening created a fun atmosphere to kick off the season.

“We recite the Pledge of Allegiance and we sing the National Anthem not just to show our patriotism, but to truly remember,” McGinty said before the recitation of the Pledge and the singing of the Anthem. “Remember those who have given their lives for our safety and liberty, those in our Armed Forces and first responders.”

McGinty also expressed gratitude for Congressman D’Esposito’s support of the Village.

“We are grateful that our hometown Congressman always makes sure to support all that is happening in our Village,” he remarked about Island Park native Congressman Anthony D’Esposito, who consistently finds time to engage with the community and support local events.

With the summer season officially underway, the Village of Island Park looks forward to a series of exciting events and activities at Masone Beach and throughout the entire community.

A detailed lineup can be found on the Village Website, Facebook, Village Hall as well as a copy being mailed to each resident. The Island Park Library is hosting its outdoor event series at the Library respectively. Details can be found on the Library website and newsletter.