Celebrate Bayfest Next Sunday

The 18th annual Bayfest is hitting the streets of Sheepshead Bay this Sunday, May 17th. Bay Improvement Group, the festival’s organizer, is promising a bigger event than last year’s, and hopefully the weather will be more accommodating than 2008’s mid-day showers.

The completely free, all-day celebration of Sheepshead Bay kicks off at noon and features the badass musical stylings of “Legendary Lead Guitarist of Supergroup Vanilla Fudge Vince Martell“… also known as this guy:

Bayfest performer Vince Martell

(Yes, it’s the same joke I made last year. Sorry, but that guy’s look just throws me into fits of giggles every time I see it. That’s not to disparage him… he’s a fantastic performer and Bayfest will be a great show.)

Martell will be playing alongside Peg Pearl & Friends and Greg Bravo of Steam.

In addition to the music, other great entertainment is planned, including:

  • Amusement rides, face painting, cartoon characters & arts ‘n’ crafts
  • FDNY Fireboat Display
  • Wildlife talks & demonstrations by organizations like the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, NY Aquarium & the Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Sailing demonstrations and views of historic sailboats
  • 50-50 Raffle

Be sure to bring your family out, because it’ll definitely be a fun Sunday.

Also, to those interested, BIG sent out a request for volunteers last month, and they may still be in need. If you’re interested, visit the BayFest website, email bayimpgrp@aol.com
or call 718-646-9206.

(Have an event in Sheepshead Bay that you want to promote? Send us an e-mail and we’ll post about it!)


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