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 admission.

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 2020 is now posted on this site.

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.

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Concerts by the Shore Cancelled 2020

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Big Band Dances

The OBPPC holds dances every Wednesday during the Spring (April & May) and the Fall (September & October)

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History of Ontario Beach Park

The Ontario Beach Park Program Committee (OBPPC) is dedicated to providing and expanding family

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Photo Gallery

PHOTOS FROM Family Day at Ontario Beach Park Saturday, July 21, 2018 and many more…

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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LATEST UPDATES ON EVENTS SPONSORED

BY THE ONTARIO BEACH PARK PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Update posted on April 29, 2020

CONCERTS BY THE SHORE SERIES

AT ONTARIO BEACH PARK CANCELLED FOR THE SUMMER OF 2020

The 2020 season of “Concerts by the Shore” at Ontario Beach Park has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. 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 extremely disappointed to cancel this summer favorite, but in the interest of everyone’s safety, we knew we had to make this decision. 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 April 17, 2020

Ontario Beach Park Program Committee Announces Cancellations!

The Spring Big Band Series held on Wednesday evenings in April and May in the Roger Robach Community Center as well as the Kite Flight scheduled for Sunday 3rd have been cancelled due to the covid 19 outbreak.  Also the June Concerts by the Shore series will unfortunately need to be cancelled as well. The committee is coordinating closely with County and City officials as we make decisions related to the remainder of the summer events.

Check this website at www. ontariobeachentertainment.org for the latest updates.

THE 2020 BIG BAND SCHEDULE

 THE 2020 BIG BAND CONCERT CANCELLED FOR APRIL & MAY BECAUSE OF THE COVID 19 OUTBREAK.

GO TO THE BIG BAND ICON ON THIS PAGE TO SEE & PRINT THIS YEAR’S  FALL SCHEDULE FOR SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER

IMPORTANT NOTICE

CANCELLING ALL BIG BAND DANCES FOR APRIL & MAY

We are aware that many of you have been distracted during this unprecedented time with the developments regarding the CORONAVIRUS outbreak throughout the World and the United States.  It has finally come to the Rochester area.

We have cancelled all Big Band Dances for April and May 2020. I will keep everyone updated as we move forward. Be safe and well and remember, once we are through with this crisis, events that bring the community together will be even more critical.

Keep healthy, be positive and save your energy for a busy summer.

Jim Farr,
OBPPC Chairman

THE 2020 CONCERTS BY THE SHORE IS ON THIS SITE

JUNE CONCERTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING EVERNTS IN JULY & AUGUST 2020 WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THIS WEB SITE.

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PAST EVENTS

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:

PROFESSIONAL:

1ST Place:  Hose 22 Firehouse Grill-Nikol Ristuccia’s Team

 

 

2nd Place:  University of Rochester’s Harvest Table Catering-Ryan Dalton, Executive Chef

 

AMATEUR:

1st Place:  The Frederick Douglass R-Center

 

 

2nd Place:  Monroe County BOCES-Chief Mirabella

 

 

 

OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

  • 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.

 

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Polar Plunge 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.

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