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Reader Feedback: New Summer Events

Patchogue Patch readers discuss summer activities they would like to see come to the Village.

In , Patchogue Patch readers discussed the kinds of summer events they would like to see come to Patchogue Village.

Below are some of the comments from the discussion. Feel free to add your own to the comments section below.

Kite flying festival at Shortfront Park.

Wet tee shirt and taco eating contests

NO! WE NEED CLASSIER EVENTS IN PATCHOGUE!! AN OLD FASHIONED FAIR, A CLAM BAKE, A SEAFOOD FESTIVAL. WE ARE A SHOREFRONT COMMUNITY! LOOK HOW UGLY OUR SHOREFRONT PARK IS! WE NEED PATCHOGUE PRIDE!! CLASS IT UP AROUND HERE!!! ENOUGH WITH THE DRUNK PEOPLE THROWING UP ON PEOPLE'S LAWNS! WHAT ABOUT A SEASIDE ART SHOW OR A RIVERFRONT FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS?

FIREWORKS!!!!!!

Lantern Festival at Shorefront Park

Something "wholesome" on Main Street would be a nice summer event. Something that families could attend without being subjected to drinking and drunks. An old car show in combination with summer foods (hot dogs, corn on the cob, seafood...), activities for kids and a nice craft fair. Alive After 5 was very nice the first year or two but now it is a mess. I will no longer attend with younger family members, because I don't like them to see the behavior of some of the people who are there. Also, I have seen the police needed several times at these events. Keep Alive After 5 for the drinking crowd but come up with some nicer festivals for families. BTW, parking was horrendous for the last Alive After 5.

Joseph LoSchiavo July 21, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Some kinda old fashioned boat show...... But on the other end of the spectrum , we need trade show conventions {vintage guitar shows, these are BIG} ect... Whatever trade show , we could tie it in to the Patch Theater.
Rich C July 22, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Patchogue is known for great antique stores. How about coordinating a large scale, once a year Long Island antiques show? Combine it with a Restaurant tasting event. There is room in the park for hundreds of vendors.
Louis Minafra July 22, 2012 at 04:25 PM
My wife and I enjoyed the pizza completion the first year, we found 3 restaurants that we had never ate at. You got a map of Patchogue and then went to each place where they gave you a free taste of something special, then you rated them and handed the map back to find out the winner. As far as we where concerned everybody was a winner. The next year the program was dropped, we talked the some of the places we went and they where surprised, they would of supported the event again. Get it back!
Louis Minafra July 22, 2012 at 04:29 PM
With Art one of main focuses in Patchogue's future, what happen to the Art show on main street, or South Ocean, now we have to go to the Hampton's or else where.
drew July 23, 2012 at 11:19 AM
a large scale art/craft show would be great on main street. also a taste of patchogue. octoberfest.
mike July 23, 2012 at 12:06 PM
I have very fond memories of the 4th of july fireworks,i wish we could do that again

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