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?
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.