Chamber of Commerce

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333 Bayville Avenue
Bayville, NY 11709

Ph. 516.628.3000
Fax 516.628.3991
P.O. BOX 113   BAYVILLE, NEW YORK  11709                                                                              THEBAYVILLECHAMBEROFCOMMERCE@GMAIL.COM

The Bayville Chamber of Commerce is proud to have once again hosted this year’s
Annual Bayville Waterside Festival that was held at Ransom Beach overlooking beautiful
Long Island Sound on September 13th and 14th.  The event took on an Oktoberfest
theme for the first time and featured numerous arts, crafts and assorted vendor exhibit
booths including local artisans and businesses.  The food and beverage court featured
fresh clams and oysters courtesy of the North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association as well as
delicious offerings from Gooseberry Grove including German menu items and beer.  The
festival featured live musical entertainment by  “The Pamela Betti Band” with special guest
Richie Cannata from the Billy Joel band on Saturday.  Their day was shortened after a set
and a half by wet weather but it was a great performance while it lasted.  Saturday night
was basically a wash-out but local classic rock artists “6Gun5” managed to squeeze in a
set between the raindrops as did our resident German Polka band, the Chris and Ronnie
Polka Experience.  On Sunday the weather was perfect as was the music as Lewd
Buddha, veterans of numerous large music festivals including the latest Woodstock
Festival, entertained young and old and all in between.  Sunday's attendance was
exceptional and leads us to thank the exceptional efforts that made the event possible.  
Special thanks to the Town of Oyster Bay Department of Parks for their tremendous
contributions towards making the 14th Annual Bayville Waterside Festival and Oktoberfest
a success.  Also, Nassau County needs to be thanked for supplying a band shell when
there weren't any left.  Thanks go out to Frank Chiffriller of FX Promotions Inc. for
organizing and coordinating all of our participating vendors this year.  And of course the
utmost appreciation to all the chamber businesses that generously donated their time,
efforts and goods to allow the festival to take place.  This year, we had several specific
music sponsors that allowed us to bring more acts to the event.  We thank North Shore LIJ
Glen Cove Hospital, The Bebry Family, The Pinkerton Family and Copa di Vino for
generously contributing to the festival's music.  We look forward to next year and the goal
of making the Bayville Waterside Festival and Oktoberfest even better.

                                                                                    Chamber Treasurer, Rich
                                                                              Valicenti, enjoying an
                                                                               Oktoberfest moment...