Fun Family in the Village of Mastic Beach.
Village of Mastic Beach is the location of three wonderful family events. The Blue Claw Crab Festival August 30th, Fall Harvest Festival September 19th and Not So Scary Halloween October 30th.
AUGUST 25, 2015, VILLAGE OF MASTIC BEACH, N.Y.: School may be starting, but the outdoor fun in the Village of Mastic Beach isn’t stopping anytime soon. Some of the Village’s best annual alfresco festivals take place the last week of August until Halloween. These FREE family favorites like the Blue Claw Crab Festival, the Fall Harvest Festival, and the Not So Scary Halloween show that the Village of Mastic Beach isn’t just about summer fun.
The Blue Claw Crab Festival is this Sunday, August 30th at Bob DeBona Memorial Marina One. Hosted by the Mastic Beach Property Owners Association (MBPOA). The “Crabfest,” situated on Narrow Bay, is one of the Village’s biggest and longest running festivals. Considered the last hurrah of summer before the kids return to school, the Crabfest is a great place to eat seafood while sitting by the bay.
Village of Mastic Beach Mayor Maura Spery stated, “This festival is near and dear to my heart because I helped to create the event. It is a fabulous day on the bay that you just can’t miss.”
Crabs, crab cakes, shrimp, and clams are some of the delicious offerings. Vendors are on hand selling all sorts of handmade items and yummy delights. Bands will be playing all day. Entertainment includes dancing, raffles, and games for all the kids, big and small. Parking is available at the MBPOA Clubhouse located at Neighborhood and Orchid Drive and bus is provided by the Montauk Bus Company to shuttle to the event. With the help of local sponsors like Bay Gas, Mastic Seafood and GrandAm Trailers the Blue Claw Crab Fest is always a fun-filled day in Mastic Beach.
The Fall Harvest Festival hosted by the Pattersquash Creek Civic Association (PCCA) is on September 19th located on Neighborhood Road. This block-party closes down the main street and celebrates all things fall. The festival is the perfect place to grab a candied apple and chrysanthemums. Vendors will be selling everything you can imagine. With a chill in the air and the leaves just beginning to change colors, the Village ofMastic Beach is the perfect backdrop for an early autumn stroll.
Village Trustee, Elizabeth Manzella said, “I love this festival. The apples, the vegetables, and flowers are just magnificent. It is always so festive and great for the kids. I bring my grandchildren every year. The Harvest Fest welcomes and celebrates fall in the Village—my favorite season in Mastic Beach.”
The last Friday in October the Mastic Beach Property Owners Association opens its doors to neighborhood children under the age of 12 for the Not So Scary Halloween Party. The goal is to keep the kids safe for Halloween while having tons of fun. Food, candy, pumpkins, crafts, face-painting, and games provided by local politicians and business people make this event happen for the little ones.
Deputy Mayor Bruce Summa said, “This is one of my favorite events. I always volunteer at this event because it’s great for the kids. Sometimes I face-paint or serve popcorn whatever they want me to do. I bring my four-year-old niece every year; she absolutely loves it.”
“The Village of Mastic Beach always has such wonderful free events,” said, Mayor Maura Spery. “It is such fun to check out the vendors and eat such an assortment of terrific food! The civics put on these events and do such a great job. These events show what this Village is all about—bring the community together.”