The Working Waterfront at the Tobay Beach Boat Show
On September 28th and 29th, Long Island Traditions
and the New York Marine Trades Association are hosting a ‘Working
Waterfront’ festival at the 2013 Tobay Beach Boat Show. The festival
will celebrate Long Island’s treasured maritime traditions through a
wide range of events.
Demonstrations by decoy carvers, trap
builders, net menders, clam diggers, storytellers and maritime folk
artists will educate festival goers on the crafts central to our
maritime history and cultural traditions. Storytelling sessions
featuring fishermen, baymen, duck hunters, and other tradition
bearers will engage attendees of the festival. A clam shucking
contest, homemade Manhattan clam chowder contest and boat tying
contest are open to public participation for a variety of exciting
prizes. For those interested in learning to fish, a free beginner’s
fishing workshop for both kids and adults will be present at the
Adult admission to the Tobay Beach Boat Show is $10, which includes
admission to the ‘Working Waterfront’ festival, and will take place
at the Tobay Beach Marina in Massapequa.
For contest registration, questions, forms and
information please contact Long Island Traditions at (516) 767-8803
or by email at
For festival information please contact Long
Island Traditions at (516) 767-8803 or the New York Marine Trades
Association at (631) 691-7050.
This festival is funded in part by the National
Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council of the Arts.