Shipwreck Cove Spray Park

The Shipwreck Cove Spray Park is opening on June 24th! Located on South Clinton Avenue at the beautiful Bay Shore Marina,  children will enjoy this popular mini- water park with a pirate theme, big and small slides, staircases and a rope bridge. The park’s hours are 10 AM to 5:45 PM, every day of the week until September 4th. For further information call the Town of Islip at 631-224-5404.


You are invited to attend a variety of FREE performances at the Band Shell on Main Street in Bay Shore. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and a smile. For further information, call (631) 665-7003.

Brown-Bag Lunchtime Concert Series

A music-filled afternoon… Bring your lunch, and sit at park tables overlooking Watchogue Creek.

Every Tuesday at 12:30 P.M., July 11th – August 29th…at the Band Shell

(Presented by the Bay Shore BID and the Islip Arts Council)

July 11 th -Jacks Watervall August 8 th -Lone Sharks

July 18 th -Steve Salerno Trio August 15 th -Mind Open/Chris Kove

July 25 th -Linda Ipanema & Dixie Cats August 22 nd -Karpenteers

August 1 st -HIGH TIDE Steel Drums August 29 th -Two of us


Magic Carpet Story Time

A summer treat for young and old… Drop in for stories, finger-plays, free cookies and ice-cream.

Every Wednesday at 10:30 A.M., July 5 th – August 9 th

(Presented by Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library)


The Symphonic Band of Bay Shore-Brightwaters Celebrating 20 Years!!


A summer evening filled with the classics, show tunes, pop music, and more… at the Band Shell

WEDNESDAYS at 7:30 P.M. – JULY 5th , JULY 12th , JULY 19th , JULY 26th We are very proud of this band of 50+ musicians, (teens to seniors). Our great conductor, Ted Scalzo, has moved to Texas. We shall miss him very much – We are pleased to welcome Joel Levy, renown musician, as he takes up the baton, with Terry Nigrelli, our great Cultural Arts Director at the Bay Shore Schools.


The farmers market heads back to Bay Shore with May 19 grand opening

The Bounty by the Bay Farmers Market is returning to Bay Shore’s Main Street Bandshell thanks to a wildly successful launch in 2016.

Beginning on May 19, the market will run every Friday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. through Sept. 29.

“The [market] was great last year, everyone loved it, and we had a wonderful turnout,” said Bounty by the Bay’s manager, Melissa Dunstatter.

Dunstatter, who owns Sweet Melissa 1932 Farm to Table Food Truck, manages nine other markets on the island.

“Its a great summer market,” she said of Bay Shore’s. “We get a lot of traffic, especially from those taking the ferries.”

The market is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Bay Shore.

“We are back by popular demand,” said Donna Periconi, the chamber’s president, saying the market has been so successful in large part “because we have a perfect venue.”

Continue reading this article at


Article Source:

Celebration of Women Luncheon

Please join us as the Bethel A.M.E. Church of Bay Shore presents the Celebration of Women Luncheon.  This event will honor many of the ladies who have dedicated themselves to the local community including our own Bay Shore of Commerce President Donna Periconi.


The Great South Bay YMCA celebrated 25 years at is West Main Street location last week at the Boulton Center, and photographer Jennifer Mercurio was there.

She captured the night in photographs.

Scroll through to see all 20 photos from Mercurio, a contributor and the owner of Lasting Impressions Photography at 126 East Main Street in Bay Shore.

View Photo Gallery Here >

Article Compliments of:

Funeral held for NYPD chief who died from 9/11-related illness

A final farewell is being held today for an NYPD officer who has died from 9/11-related cancer.

NYPD Deputy Chief James Molloy, of West Islip, was 55 years old when he died on Monday of brain cancer.

Molloy leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

Molloy’s funeral is being held at St. Patrick’s Church in Bay Shore.

View full article >>

Article courtesy of:

Public hearing held on Heartland Town Square proposal

BRENTWOOD – The Suffolk County Planning Commission heard from the public Wednesday about the massive project that would transform the former grounds of Pilgrim State Hospital in Brentwood into a mix of apartments, offices, shops and restaurants.

The Heartland Town Square would be developed on 451 acres of the former state hospital. The proposed $4 billion project has been debated for over a decade.

The project includes 9,000 apartments, 3 million square feet of office space and 1 million square feet of retail.

Donna Periconi, of the Greater Bay Shore Chamber of Commerce, says the project is too massive.

“This is an Island. We’re fragile. Our water is precious,” she says. “We are talking about traffic congestion and construction for the next 15 to 20 years.”

Developer Gerald Wolkoff has previously said that the project would bring 20,000 jobs to the Brentwood area. He says the affordable housing will keep young professionals on Long Island and put an end to the so-called “brain drain.”

“Projects like this will succeed and can succeed,” says Wolkoff. “The old version of suburbia is gone and pretty much dead and not working.”

The Suffolk County Planning Commission tabled a vote on the project until Feb. 1 due to the high turnout at the public hearing.

Article Compliments of:


Toast Coffeehouse is Coming to Bay Shore

The perpetually crowded Toast Coffeehouse is opening a third location — this time in downtown Bay Shore.

Toast owner and founder Terence Scarlatos is looking to open this spring in the vacant building that last housed Hemisphere at Gibson Street and Park Avenue South.

Scarlatos and his wife, Jennifer, opened the first Toast in Port Jefferson in 2002, then expanded into Patchogue in December 2015.

“I always felt the breakfast place becomes the center of a community, where people get that morning cup of coffee, something to eat, and start their day in the right mood,” Scarlatos said. “For me it’s always been about community and people, and filling a need.”

Each Toast location serves only breakfast and lunch and is made available for private parties in the evenings.

The existing locations are exceptionally popular.

It’s not atypical for people to wait up to 45 minutes midweek. Weekend waits can top 90 minutes, though staffers suggest people use the nowait app so diners can do something else until their table is ready.

Scarlatos said he thought the crowds would taper off in Patchogue after the initial buzz of Toast’s opening.

“But it just kept getting busier and busier,” he said. “We far exceeded our expectations. Our style and our menu were really well received. Then it became about maintaining our quality while doing high-volume cooking.”

In Patchogue, Scarlatos worked for about a year to transform a large antique store into a 4,000-square-foot West Coast-style coffeehouse, which is more like a diner than a Starbucks.

The building in Bay Shore is already outfitted for a restaurant.

“It doesn’t need a renovation,” he said. “Just some redecorating. It’s similar in size and the kitchen is a similar setup to what we have in Patchogue.”

The Bay Shore Toast Coffeehouse will have a full liquor license — think Bloody Mary bar — and a look that’s all its own.

But for those who have been to Patchogue or Port Jefferson, it will still feel like Toast.

And, he’s already familiar with the Bay Shore area.

Not only does Scarlatos — a Hauppauge native and 1991 St. Anthony’s graduate — have friends in Bay Shore, his uncle, the late Jack Hough, was the revered inspector at the 3rd Precinct from 1993 to 2000.

“I know the area well and, for me, Bay Shore was very similar to Patchogue, with the arts community and the Boulton Center and a strong chamber of commerce,” Scarlatos said.

“It’s just become a real walkable area, and that’s a great fit for Toast.”

Article Compliments of:

Bay Shore Marina

A national park is a park in use for conservation purposes. Often it is a reserve of natural, semi-natural, or developed land that a sovereign state declares or owns. Although individual nations designate their own national parks differently, there is a common idea: the conservation of wild nature for posterity and as a symbol of national pride.