Baymen Celebrate Pride Day


The weather surely cooperated, and the people showed up in droves for the daylong “Hampton Bays Community Pride Day” celebration on Saturday, May 15.

This was the third year running for the annual event, which began as a marker for the district’s centennial celebration on May 17, 2008. This year, more than 300 people were in attendance.

Live music, food, games for the kids—including bouncy slides and “jousting” with giant inflatable tubes—a 5K race, vendors and a dunk tank manned by Hampton Bays administrators were all enjoyed from the morning through the afternoon.

Local restaurants, including Oakland’s, which served up delicious crab cake sandwiches and chowder, and Scotto’s Pork Store, which satisfied appetites with steaming hot pizza slices and assorted sandwiches, were also on hand. Various Hampton Bays school groups and merchants also set up displays for the event. And Last Chance Animal Rescue Fund brought along several adoptable pets.

Many runners also turned out for the third annual “Hampton Bays 5K,” which was held in the morning before the event.