The Great South Bay YMCA is an integral part of the Bay Shore Community. In 1991, the Y opened its 55,000 square-foot health, aquatic, recreation, and chid-care community center. As a testament to its success, only seven years later, an 11,000 square-foot addition, the Martha and William Entenmann Pavilion, was dedicated. True to its motto, “We build Strong Kids, Strong Families, Strong Communities,” the Y offers hundreds of programs, including child-care, teen, summer and holiday day camps, aquatics, health enhancement, sports, recreation and cultural arts.

Begun over one hundred years ago, the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library has served the community and grown with it over the years. The library has become a thriving community center for residents of all ages and now serves a sophisticated suburban population with varied taste and a diversity of interests. In addition to traditional offerings, the library provides programs, workshops, meeting rooms for all local organizations and a kaleidoscope of cultural, as well as educational, opportunities.

The Bay Shore Community Band Shell, located by the water in Dr. George S. King Park in the center of Main Street, brings our community together throughout the year for special events and activities such as summertime concerts, holiday celebrations, award ceremonies and parades.