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#84 – Sunken Meadow’s Seafood Fest Returns

Enjoy an evening of song, sand and delicious seafood.

Warm nights and cool breezes can only mean one thing; the return of Sunken Meadow State Park’s Seafood Fest at the Beach.

For the 6th straight year, friends and families can gather at Governor Alfred E. Smith/Sunken Meadow State Park each Wednesday and enjoy a meal, music and the beach.

For $25 dollars, a diner can feast on half lobster, steamed mussels, clams, corn, peel & eat shrimp and potatoes. To quench your thirst, there is a beer and wine bar.

There is also an a la cart menu which includes fried clams, popcorn shrimp, pizza, chicken fingers, burgers, hot dogs, fries, soft drinks and of course, ice cream.

Kathy Lilly, general manager of Lessings food service and hospitality company, explains what makes the Seafood Fest so special. “It is very family friendly. You can sit at one of the 45 tables to eat, or head down to the beach.” 

“It’s nice for the kids,” she said. “There are hula hoops and giveaways for the children.”

Along with the food and the beautiful beach, there is dancing and live music from such local bands as Los Dos, who on this year’s inaugural night, entertained everyone with acoustic, classic and modern rock.

“I have been coming every Wednesday for six years. I look forward to it. It is the high point of my day," said Kings Park resident Lisa Froehlich.

The Fest is held every Wednesday at from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the main concession stand, located at field 1. The toll booths close at 4:00 p.m. on weekdays, so parking is free.

Since tables are limited, reservations are recommended for the Seafood Fest Dinner. Without a reservation, which is free, it is first come, first served. The Seafood Fest runs from now until Sept. 7.

With all it has to offer, Sunken Meadow State Park’s Wednesday waterfront dining makes our 100 Things To Do In Kings Park list.

Category: Food, outdoors, live entertainment, family
Price: $
Season: Wednesdays, beginning June 1 through Sept. 7.
Note: Reservations recommended for Seafood Fest dinner. Call (631) 269- 6850.

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