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Marine & Outdoor Recreation Expo This Sunday

Thousands Expected to Attend Record Breaking Event

Don’t forget, this Sunday, Oct. 2, State Assemblyman Joseph Saladino will be hosting his sixth annual Marine and Outdoor Recreation Expo from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jones Beach West End Boat Basin alongside the Short Beach Coast Guard Station in Wantagh.  Saladino’s free event is expected to attract over 4,500 children and families, and provide them with the opportunity to kayak, canoe, fish and receive lessons from the pros.

Each year Assemblyman Saladino utilizes this venue to introduce children, families and enthusiasts of all ages to fishing, marine education, and other outdoor recreational activities.  This year’s event also includes marine life touch tanks, solar and renewable energy demonstrations, environmental conservation exhibits, arts and crafts, New York’s largest fish-shaped cake, Coast Guard and Police Boat tours and live music by a group that performs at some of Long Island’s most popular clubs and restaurants.

A whole host of local organizations are expected to attend. They include: Long Island Rock and Roll Band “The “Rockin’ 45’s,” Paddy the Clown, Coastal Conservation Association of New York, Long Island Maritime Museum, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Jones Beach Lifeguards, Montauk Surfcasting Association, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, American Red Cross, SUNY Farmingdale, Fire Island Lighthouse, and Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops.

The Jones Beach West End Boat Basin is located alongside the Short Beach Coast Guard Station, Wantagh. Directions are as follows: Take the Wantagh Parkway South past the tollbooths, turn right onto Bay Parkway (parallel to Ocean Parkway), follow the signs toward Theodore Roosevelt Nature Conservancy, bear left at fork and continue to single booth at T.R.N.C. and park in that lot, and walk across the street (south) to West End Boat Basin.