BIG BAND DANCES
BIG BAND DANCES at the Roger Robach Community Center, 2nd floor. Handicap accessible. We have a series of Spring & Fall Entertainment. The Spring session is from April thru May. The Fall session is from September thru October. $2.00 donation.
Each night starts out with the Al Bruno Trio and plays from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Starting at 7:10 PM one of the Big Bands will play.
The Spring & Fall Schedule for 2021 will be posted on this site when available.
Providing Entertainment at Ontario Beach Park, Rochester, New York
The Ontario Beach Park Program Committee is an all-volunteer group that provides free family entertainment at Ontario Beach Park, Rochester, New York. They have been in existence since 1984. The committee sponsors The Spring and Fall Big Band Dance Series, Wegmans Concerts by the Shore, Annual Lakeside Winter Festival, Kite Flight, and Romancing the River.
LATEST UPDATES ON EVENTS SPONSORED
BY THE ONTARIO BEACH PARK PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Update posted on November 28, 2020
CONCERTS BY THE SHORE SERIES
AT ONTARIO BEACH PARK IS IN THE PROCESS OF SCHEDULING FOR THE SUMMER OF 2021
The 2021 season of “Concerts by the Shore” at Ontario Beach Park is in the process of being scheduled. However, the ongoing Covid-19 crisis may change the events. The series, sponsored by Wegmans and presented by the Ontario Beach Park Program Committee with support from Monroe County and the City, has been a summer staple at the beach for more than 30 years.
Jim Farr, Chairperson of the Committee stated, “We are hopeful that we will be able to return to the Summer Concerts by the Shore in 2021. We thank Wegmans for their continued support of family events at the Beach and look forward to bringing this series back next summer.”
For further updates on events going on at the beach and port, go to www.ontariobeachentertainment.org.
Update posted on November 28, 2020
Ontario Beach Park Program Committee Announces Big Band Series is being scheduled for 2021!
The Spring Big Band Series held on Wednesday evenings in April and May and the Fall Big Band Series held on Wednesday evenings in September and October in the Roger Robach Community Center as well as the Kite Flight scheduled is being set. However, because of COVID 19 outbreaks, this could change. The committee is coordinating closely with County and City officials as we make decisions related to all future events sponsored by the Ontario Beach Park Program Committee.
Check this website at www. ontariobeachentertainment.org for the latest updates.
THE 2021 BIG BAND SCHEDULE
For dances in April & May and September & October 2021
WILL BE ANNOUNCED ONCE IT IS CONFIRMED
34th Annual Lakeside Winter Celebration
Saturday, February 9, 2019
The 25th Annual Chilly Chili Challenge – February 9, 2019
The Ontario Beach Park Program Committee represented by Fred Amato, OBPPC Secretary, and Terry McEntree, presented plaques & case prizes for the winners:
1ST Place: Hose 22 Firehouse Grill-Nikol Ristuccia’s Team
2nd Place: University of Rochester’s Harvest Table Catering-Ryan Dalton, Executive Chef
1st Place: The Frederick Douglass R-Center
2nd Place: Monroe County BOCES-Chief Mirabella
- Lakeside Haven Family Restaurant
- Village at Unity
THE PEOPLES CHOICE:
The University of Rochester’s Harvest Table Catering-Ryan Dalton, Executive Chef
Thanks to Tracy Gugel and Fred Amato for the photos of the event.
Sunday, February 10, 2019
More than 2,000 winter enthusiasts dove into the icy waters of Lake Ontario to benefit the Special Olympics.
These events are organized by the all-volunteer Ontario Beach Park Program Committee and sponsored by the City of Rochester and Monroe County.