BayFest 2010: Volunteers Wanted!

As the May 16 date of the 19th annual BayFest celebration approaches, organizers are getting together to put the finishing touches on the program…

… and they NEED YOUR HELP!

Bay Improvement Group, the people behind BayFest, has two final meetings scheduled just days before the festival. The meetings are on Tuesday, May 4, and Wednesday, May 12. BIG is looking for volunteers to help visitors enjoy and celebrate the Bay, from working behind tables to helping set up equipment, and being smiley representatives of our neighborhood. Though it’s not required to attend the meetings to be a volunteer, BIG is also hoping to hear your input on some last-minute details.

Now in its 19th year and completely free, Bayfest is an all-day celebration of Sheepshead Bay. Held along our piers, BayFest offers a festival of continuous music and fun to bring the community together and raise New Yorkers’ awareness of the treasure by the bay.

Among the festivities are live music, amusement rides, the historic Dreamland Bell, the Coney Island Hospital Bloodmobile, arts ‘n’ crafts, FDNY displays on land and sea, sailing demos, and raffles and giveaways.

Volunteers receive free t-shirts and food for their help. Not to mention the appreciation of thousands of attendees!

BayFest meetings will take place May 4 and May 12 at Golden Gate Inn (3867 Shore Parkway) at 8:00 p.m.

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