Gov. Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer will join city officials to drive the final screws into the last board of the new tropical hardwood boardwalk at Long Beach Boulevard at 1 p.m. Friday.
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The brief event will precede a larger ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 3 p.m. at the same location, featuring the Long Beach High School Marines Marching Band marching the length of the 2.2-mile walkway, from Neptune Boulevard to New York Avenue.
“The [Long Beach High School] marching band will march the boardwalk for the first time in city history,” a city official told Patch. “Believe it or not, the schools tell us that the marching band has never marched on boardwalk before.”
Scott Mandel, president of the City Council, invited the entire community to the event via a city-wide phone call, the city said.Schumer continues to work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure federal funding for the boardwalk rebuilding project, which costs $44 million, the senator’s offices said.