Water Taxi Beach Will Open at South Street Seaport on Memorial Day

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The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party isn’t the only late-breaking summer-fun news — Community Board 1 has approved Water Taxi Beach for booze at its South Street Seaport location (at Pier 17) and official word is, the 18,000-square-foot beach will open on Memorial Day weekend (the Governors Island location will open July 4). According to the press release that just landed in our hot little hands, “Food and beverages will be available at a fish shack that will serve fish and chips, steamers, clams, and daily specials. Recreational opportunities will include a nine-hole miniature golf course, Ping-Pong tables and Skee-Ball.” Free table tennis? YES! No need to join that new $600-a-year Ping-Pong club. Plus, live music Thursday through Saturday nights, and an evening shuttle between Fulton Ferry Landing and the two new locations. Something tells us the Hamptons are going to be even over-er this year.