Oyster Fest Goes Virtual Amid Pandemic

Close up Fresh Oysters and many kinds of fresh oysters served in round tray with slice lemon and spicy sauce.
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The sprawling carnival atmosphere of The Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay, one of the largest annual events on Long Island, is being replaced by remote events due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Instead of an outdoor food court, stage, rides, and other activities at the waterfront Theodore Roosevelt Park overlooking Oyster Bay Harbor, this year the festival will be celebrated as Oyster Week, featuring a massive online auction, restaurant week, gofundme campaign, and Halloween drive-in movie night, with the annual shucking and eating contests streaming online.

“Instead of booths and stages and tents, you can enjoy Oyster Week in the comfort of your home,” the organizers said.

Oyster Week will run Oct. 16-25. with local restaurants offering hot deals for takeout, curbside pickup, and limited on-site dining. There will also be an online auction, streaming music performances, and a drive-in movie at the park on a first-come, first served basis starting at 5 p.m. Oct. 23.

For more details, visit theoysterfestival.org

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