Island Beach Concession Stand Opens June 8; Managed by Abilis for the 4th Year 

Abilis, the nonprofit organization providing services and support to more than 800 individuals with special needs and their families, and the Town of Greenwich, are pleased to announce that Abilis is back for its fourth year operating the Island Beach Concession stand.

Joe Champagne, Cafe & Concession Manager; Sophia, Concession Team Member; Liam, Concession Staff; Sydney, Concession Staff; Andrew, Concession staff. Contributed photo


Abilis will be staffing and managing the concession stand, serving up favorites such as burgers, fries, hot dogs and lots of frozen treats and refreshing drinks and snacks. The Island Beach Concession Stand opens to the public on Saturday, June 8.

“We are really excited to be back for our fourth summer managing and staffing the Island Beach Concession stand,” said Amy Montimurro, CEO and president of Abilis. “The opportunity to serve the community while providing a meaningful and inclusive employment is a huge win for everyone involved. Our Abilis community members love taking the ferry out to Island Beach to work at the concession stand, prepare the food, interact with co-workers and serve the customers with support from the Abilis job coaches. It’s a wonderful way to spend the summer and we are so happy the Town and the community have put their faith and business with Abilis to run the stand.”

The concession stand offers beach favorites like hot dogs, hamburgers/cheeseburgers, french fries, chicken strips, Mac bites, sandwiches, salads, wraps, bagels and baked goods and of course a variety of ice cream, popsicles and candy. Beach visitors can also find picnic items like BBQ charcoal, sand buckets, shovels, toys and more. The Island Beach Concession Stand is open seven days a week June 8 through August 31 and then on weekends in September through September 15.

The Island Beach Concession stand closes each day 30-minutes before the last ferry leaves for Greenwich Harbor.

View the Island Beach Ferry Schedule on the Town of Greenwich website.

Updates and menu specials will be shared on the Island Beach Concession social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram at @islandbeach.concession.

Abilis is a 501c3 non-profit organization that supports more than 800 individuals with disabilities and their families from birth through the senior years. Founded in 1951, Abilis is a leader in providing meaningful support to the community in Fairfield County, Connecticut, in towns including Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Westport and Wilton.

The organization has a long-standing reputation for individualized, high-quality supports. For more information, visit, or follow on Facebook @Abilis, Inc., Instagram @abilis_us or Twitter @Abilis.