On Sunday August 27, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio during the borough president’s weekly Summer Concert Series event at Orchard Beach. During the visit, the two discussed plans for the forthcoming renovation of the historic Orchard Beach Pavilion. Borough President Diaz, Mayor de Blasio, Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie have combined to provide $50 million in capital funding towards those renovations.