Get ready to eat, drink, and be merry. The 10th annual New Suffolk Chowderfest returns to Peconic Bay on Saturday, May 26, from noon to 3 PM.
The waterfront gathering offers not only a variety of locally-made chowders, but children’s activities and face painting, raffle prizes, a classic American barbecue lunch, beer and wine, and 50 varieties of perennials for sale.
Live music will be played by local neo classic rock band, Who Are Those Guys?
The festival serves as a fundraiser for the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of New Suffolk’s waterfront. All proceeds go toward the effort to preserve and improve the historic property, which stakes claim to being the home to the United States’ first submarine base.
Tickets are $5 for children six to 11, $25 for 12 and up, and free for children under five. They can be purchased at www.newsuffolkwaterfront.org or by calling 631-566-0806.
Parking for the event will be available at Wickham’s Fruit Farm in Cutchogue, and a shuttle will bring guests to the Chowderfest. A rain date is scheduled for May 28.
The New Suffolk Waterfront Fund was created in 2005 to purchase a three-and-a-half-acre property and prevent its development as a rack-and-stack boat storage facility, restaurant, and parking lot. For the past 11 years, the NSWF board has been responsible for the acquisition, management, development, and maintenance of this waterfront property and is comprised of volunteer members from the community.
The organization’s mission is to preserve and protect New Suffolk’s waterfront in ways that respect the property’s scenic beauty and maritime heritage, and to support recreational, educational, and commercial activities on the site that enhance community life while being environmentally sustainable.