Guide: What to know before heading to Alive by the Bay in Bay Shore


This summer marks the return of the Alive by the Bay series in downtown Bay Shore.

The events are organized by the Bay Shore Restaurant Committee.

Here are things to know before you go:

  • Alive by the Bay is set for June 28, July 12, July 26 and Aug. 16, all Tuesdays from 5-9 p.m.
  • Main Street is closed from just west of Shore Lane to Smith Avenue. Road closures begin at 4 p.m.
  • Shore Lane, Fifth Avenue, and Ocean Avenue will remain open for vehicles to access the Fire Island ferries to the south. No side roads are closed. Police, crossing guards and security officers will be on hand to assist pedestrians while keeping vehicle traffic flowing.
  • The bands set up at three main stages. One is near the Boulton Center at 37 West Main Street. Another is near where Third Avenue meets East Main Street. The other is on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Main Street.
  • Public restrooms will be located on Main Street at the corners of Maple Avenue and Fourth Avenue.
  • The children’s area at Alive by the Bay will be located in the park at the bandshell, in the center of Main Street. There you’ll find bounce houses, face-painting, ice cream trucks and other activities for the kids.
  • Restaurants and bars will have expanded dining on Main Street for each event.
  • The western end of the festival is where you’ll find vendors and food trucks.
  • The Alive by the Bay festival series in made possible in large part because of the generous sponsorship of South Shore University Hospital and Teachers Federal Credit Union.

Check back with GreaterBayShore for our photo coverage from each Alive by the Bay date.

Top: Scene from an Alive by the Bay date in 2019. (Credit: Michael White)