Orchard Beach prepares for busy summer season

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New York City's Park Department is getting ready to kick off the unofficial start to summer this weekend.

Orchard Beach is one of nine beaches that will open for the season starting Memorial Day weekend.

Officials expect thousands of visitors to soak up the sun at the beach.

Orchard Beach continues to undergo a multimillion-dollar renovation to improve the waterfront and music pavilion.

Officials tell News 12 that the beach will have a concert series, salsa and outdoor movies.

Lifeguards will be on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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