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...