Long Island Maritime Museum Seafood Festival
So much focus can be put on Long Island’s amazing vineyards that the region’s largest culinary contribution can often be ignored---seafood! Not so after you check out the Long Island Maritime Museum’s Seafood Festival, August 24 and 25.
The Seafood Festival is a gathering that appeals to all ages, celebrating the bounty of the ocean in an environmentally-friendly way. You’ll be able to chow down on lobster rolls, oysters, clams, crabs, and the raw bar of your dreams provided by Claws Raw Bar and Blue Island Oyster company, as well as a number of other amazing local seafood restaurants. You can sip a glass of wine and sway to live music from rock and blues bands while you feast, while the kids enjoy a choice of crafts, face painting, and fun activities with a pirate theme.
Best of all, Seafood Festival benefits the Long Island Maritime Museum. Whether you’re a serious sailor or get seasick out on the big drink, it’s well worthwhile. Wander through the historic Bayman’s Cottage to get a taste of a sailor’s life, or check out the 1888 Priscilla Oyster Sloop, a stunning boat which was recently designated a National Landmark. The museum also offers a wide variety of lectures, children’s programs, and sailing classes throughout the year, making it the perfect destination for anyone who loves the seafaring life.
The Long Island Maritime Museum Seafood Festival takes place on August 24th and 25th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Admission is $10 and covers all live music and children’s entertainment; food and drink are extra and the event is cash only, so make sure to stop at the ATM beforehand. Those looking to park should go to The Baymen Soccer Field Parking Area, located at the corner of Cherry Avenue and Tariff Street in West Sayfield, where a free shuttle will take you to the event. Shuttles will also run from the Sayville train station to the festival.