Weather Doesn't Daunt Festival Goers
Between 170,000 to 175,000 people came to enjoy Oyster Festival 2003. They came over the two-day period to look at the Oyster Bay waterfront and to eat a variety of foods served by local nonprofit groups. Many came by car, but many took advantage of the LIRR suggestion to ride to the festival. Len Rothberg, festival promoter said those tickets bought in Jamaica and beyond entitled riders to a coupon for three free oysters and a free tour of the tall ships, that cost visitors another $3. "About 1,000 people took advantage of the coupons. They were not available at nearby stations," he said. The trains coming from Mineola were full of visitors. Leaving the festival one man said the festival was very well organized this year.
Oyster Fest Sponsors Tell Why
There are always wonderful stories to tell about the Oyster Festival. This year was no exception as sponsors chatted, at the opening event, the sponsor's reception held Thursday evening, Oct. 16 on the Tall Ships Pier.
Ocean to Sound Relay Benefit Race
The firm of Farrell Fritz, P.C. and the Greater Long Island Running Club joined forces with 101 teams of eight runners each on Sunday, Sept. 13, as the 18th annual Farrell Fritz, P.C. Ocean to Sound 50 Mile Relay from Jones Beach State Park to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Beach in Oyster Bay raised funds for the Arthritis Foundation and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
October 26 'Run for Their Dreams' Benefit
October and cross country running are almost synonymous for most runners, and the Long Island Hotels Run for Their Dreams 8 Kilometer Cross Country Run is a perfect way for local runners to get in the swing of things. The date is Sunday, Oct. 26, the place is Bethpage State Park, and runners from all over Long Island and beyond can look forward to an exhilarating morning of running through the beautiful (and runner friendly) cross country trails that abound in the park.
Lots of Ways to View the Oyster Festival