OCTOBER 3, 2016


Join us on the way
to Oyster Bay
for the


The Oyster Festival, the East Coast's largest waterfront festival with more than 200, 000 attendees, returns this October for its 32nd year, offering a fun mixture of new activities and old favorites that are certain to entertain the entire family.  

The Oyster Festival
is a project of the Oyster Bay Rotary Club and funded by the Oyster Bay Charitable Fund. The Oyster Festival offers a fun mixture of new activities and old favorites that are certain to entertain the entire family including live entertainment, and Historic Fireboat John J. Harvey's fabulous water displays.


There are top-notch artisans, pirate shows, midway rides,
and the iconic oyster eating and shucking contest.
 

And of course...the Food Court, where volunteer chefs and culinary pros work side by side, cooking and serving dozens of unique oyster, clam and other seafood concoctions along with traditional festival fare. Profits from all FOOD COURT sales directly support 25 participating local charities while proceeds from carnival rides and merchandise sales is donated to additional charities  
supported by the Rotary throughout the year.

Admission is FREE.  MOST activities are FREE.  
A family-friendly event, the Oyster Festival remains Alcohol-FREE and Pet-FREE.

We can accommodate a limited number of guests for the trips to and from Oyster Bay
Here's the schedule..
8:30AM - Friday 14 October
Free public trip from Pier 66 (West 26th St) Manhattan to Oyster Bay NY  
-The festival does not start 'till the following day-
(We are within walking distance of the Long Island Railroad) 
Please check the website the day before for any weather related information.  

Saturday & Sunday 15-16 October
Visit us dockside at the OYSTER BAY OYSTER FESTIVAL 
 
10:30AM - Monday 17 October
Free public trip from Oyster Bay to Pier 66 (West 26th St) Manhattan

(We are within walking distance of the Long Island Railroad
)  
 
PLEASE NOTE:
-The trips to and from Oyster Bay are 4+ hours long, there are no intermediate stops, and there is limited shelter on board in inclement weather.
-The Festival itself is on Saturday and Sunday;
our trip days are Friday and Monday  
 
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Some fabulous images of our escorting the tall ship Wavertree
from Staten Island's Caddell Dry Dock and Repair Company, back to her South Street Seaport berth.
  © COPYRIGHT 2016 HAL WEINER NPPA

  © COPYRIGHT 2016 MONICA FREDRICKS
 
 

Join us! As a volunteer or a passenger on one of our FREE trips.  

Check the online schedule  http://fireboat.org/calendar.php regularly.  

(They sometimes pop up unexpectedly.)

Here's looking forward to seeing you aboard Matey.  

 

 

The Editor

 
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