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Jones Beach at 90

Jones Beach State Park, designed as a grand seaside castle resort for ordinary folk, opened 90 years ago Sunday — forever changing Long Island and igniting many a love affair with the sea and sand.

North Brunswick, NJ residents Aliel Botello, 7, and
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North Brunswick, NJ residents Aliel Botello, 7, and sister Aylin, 4, enjoying the obstacle apparatuses on the playground at Jones Beach Saturday July 27, 2019. Jones Beach celebrates 90th birthday

Valley Stream residents Richard Vega playing shuffleboard with
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Valley Stream residents Richard Vega playing shuffleboard with son Liam, 6, in the evening hours at Jones Beach Saturday July 27, 2019. Jones Beach celebrates 90th birthday

Special guest Danni Christian, and Johnny Nale not
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Special guest Danni Christian, and Johnny Nale not in this photo, lead are the first act to the Aerosmith tribute the band Last Child with a pack house at the Boardwalk Bandshell at Jones Beach Saturday July 27, 2019. Jones Beach celebrates 90th birthday

White Plains resident Kayla Andrade washing sand and
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White Plains resident Kayla Andrade washing sand and sea water out of her hair at the outdoor shower at Jones Beach Saturday July 27, 2019. Jones Beach celebrates 90th birthday

A boy enjoying the water park at Jones
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A boy enjoying the water park at Jones Beach Saturday July 27, 2019. Jones Beach celebrates 90th birthday...

People getting their exercise in at Sunrise before
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People getting their exercise in at Sunrise before the day gets into it triple digit feel level at Jones Beach Saturday July 20, 2019. Jones Beach 90th anniversary

People getting their exercise in at Sunrise before
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People getting their exercise in at Sunrise before the day gets into it triple digit feel level at Jones Beach Saturday July 20, 2019. Jones Beach 90th anniversary

Jones Beach worker Jack LalPadula getting the volleyball
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Jones Beach worker Jack LalPadula getting the volleyball court ready for a tournament at Jones Beach Saturday July 20, 2019. Jones Beach 90th anniversary

The sun rises over Jones Beach on July
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The sun rises over Jones Beach on July 20. 

The sun rises over the lifeguard stand at
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The sun rises over the lifeguard stand at Jones Beach Saturday July 20, 2019. Jones Beach 90th anniversary

Jones Beach worker Jack LalPadula getting the volleyball
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Jones Beach worker Jack LalPadula getting the volleyball court ready for a tournament at Jones Beach Saturday July 20, 2019. Jones Beach 90th anniversary

Early beachgoers look over the water at Jones
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Early beachgoers look over the water at Jones Beach on July 20.

People trying to handle the large wave while
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People trying to handle the large wave while cooling off at Jones Beach Saturday July 20, 2019. Jones Beach 90th anniversary

Volleyball tournament just east of the central mall
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Volleyball tournament just east of the central mall at Jones Beach Saturday July 20, 2019. Jones Beach 90th anniversary

Folks sitting under their umbrellas while watching the
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Folks sitting under their umbrellas while watching the volleyball tournament just east of the central mall at Jones Beach Saturday July 20, 2019. Jones Beach 90th anniversary

Beach goers entering the beach via the central
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Beach goers entering the beach via the central mall at Jones Beach Saturday July 20, 2019. Jones Beach 90th anniversary

The crowds at Jones Beach on July 20.
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The crowds at Jones Beach on July 20.

The crowds getting large to the day goes
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The crowds getting large to the day goes at Jones Beach Saturday July 20, 2019. Jones Beach 90th anniversary

Crowds entering the beach from the central mall
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Crowds entering the beach from the central mall at Jones Beach on July 17.

The base of the flagpole at Jones Beach
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The base of the flagpole at Jones Beach on July 17.

The West Bathhouse Pool at Jones Beach Wednesday
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The West Bathhouse Pool at Jones Beach Wednesday July 17, 2019. 90th anniversary of Jone Beach State Park.

There are sun tanning lotion dispenser on the
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There are sun tanning lotion dispenser on the boardwalk at Jones Beach Wednesday July 17, 2019. 90th anniversary of Jone Beach State Park.

Jones Beach concession stands and restaurant at Jones
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Jones Beach concession stands and restaurant at Jones Beach Wednesday July 17, 2019. 90th anniversary of Jone Beach State Park.

Crowds entering the beach from the central mall
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Crowds entering the beach from the central mall at Jones Beach Wednesday July 17, 2019. 90th anniversary of Jone Beach State Park.

The West Bathhouse Pool at Jones Beach Wednesday
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The West Bathhouse Pool at Jones Beach Wednesday July 17, 2019. 90th anniversary of Jone Beach State Park.

Promenade overlooking the West Bathhouse Pool at Jones
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Promenade overlooking the West Bathhouse Pool at Jones Beach Wednesday July 17, 2019. 90th anniversary of Jone Beach State Park.

Gift shop at the central mall Jones Beach
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Gift shop at the central mall Jones Beach Wednesday July 17, 2019. 90th anniversary of Jone Beach State Park.

WildPlay zipline and adventure park at Jones Beach
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WildPlay zipline and adventure park at Jones Beach Wednesday July 17, 2019. 90th anniversary of Jone Beach State Park.

The Boardwalk Cafe at the central mall at
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The Boardwalk Cafe at the central mall at Jones Beach on July 17.

Two-year-old Carmine Turchi running through the sprinkler with
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Two-year-old Carmine Turchi running through the sprinkler with his grandfather Carmine Turchi at Splash Pad Park at Jones Beachon July 17.

Beach shop at Jones Beach Wednesday July 17,
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Beach shop at Jones Beach Wednesday July 17, 2019. 90th anniversary of Jone Beach State Park.

People come to the boardwalk for exercise at
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People come to the boardwalk for exercise at Jones Beach Wednesday July 17, 2019. 90th anniversary of Jone Beach State Park.

Umbrellas at the shoreline at Jones Beach Wednesday
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Umbrellas at the shoreline at Jones Beach Wednesday July 17, 2019. 90th anniversary of Jone Beach State Park.

WildPlay zipline and adventure park at Jones Beach
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WildPlay zipline and adventure park at Jones Beach on July 17.

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