Alive After Five
They say Thursday is the new Friday, and the little town of Patchogue has really bought into that concept. Its series of Alive After Five Thursday after-work street fairs are among Long Island’s largest and are regularly voted its best – and June 27th is a great time to get your ( hopefully long) weekend started right.
Each Alive After Five event highlights a specific community in Patchogue that allows the town to thrive. June’s event celebrates Pride Month an the LGBT Community; there are other celebrations scheduled July 11, July 25 and August 8 that will highlight women in the arts, celebrate the town’s unique cultural diversity, and honor the armed forces, respectively. Every event shares live music, food trucks, arts and crafts vendors (over 90 are expected for this year’s events) plus carnival games and face painting for the little ones. The whole family can enjoy live art demonstrations or dance together in front of the festival’s seven live band stages.
As the name implies, Alive After Five starts at 5 pm, and ends about 9:30. The event is free. Street parking is available but can be tight, so a free shuttle runs from the St. Joseph’s College and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parking lots from 5 pm to 11 pm. More information can be found at the Greater Patchogue Chamber website (https://patchogue.com) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org