2017-06-21 / Front Page

Saladino officially kicks off summer season in ToBay

Locals enjoy a day at the beach celebrating the end of school

Youngsters from East Lake Elementary School in Massapequa celebrate the end of school and beginning of summerYoungsters from East Lake Elementary School in Massapequa celebrate the end of school and beginning of summerTricia Pflaun, Ann Marie Banushi and several other mothers from East Lake Elementary School in Massapequa were following a time-honored tradition today when they took their children down to Tobay Beach to celebrate the end of school and the beginning of summer.

There too, were Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joe Saladino and Town Board members and officials who used the opportunity to officially kick of the 2017 summer season.

“We are here to enjoy the beach and water park,” said Flaun. “It’s a beautiful day.”

“The kids really love it, and it is a tradition,” said Banushi.

“We have turned this beach around and it is a world class beach,” said Saladino. “I invite all of the residents of Oyster Bay to come down to Tobay and enjoy the new restaurants, concession more, sand and sun.”

A new Latin restaurant, the Mango, opened this year, owned and operated by the Carlyle Catering Group, as well as the Crazy Oyster at Tobay, and a concession stand that offers food fare that won’t break the bank. The Carlyle Catering Group won the bid for catering at the beach, a bid that will result in a significant increase in the money going into Town coffers this year, said Saladino.

Town beaches are open 7 days a week beginning tomorrow, and will remain open through Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 4. Residents can purchase beach stickers with a copy of driver’s license and a vehicle registration. They cost $60 for the season. For more information, contact the Town’s Parks’ Department at 516-797-4110. Or go to www.oysterbaytown.com.

The restaurants are open in the evening, and beach passes are not required to eat there.

“There is truly something for everyone,’ said Saladino, who was joined by a group of youngsters at the event near the newly refurbished water park. 

Oyster Bay Town Clerk and former Massapequa Park Mayor James Altadonna put it this way: “Welcome all of our residents to Tobay; come down and put your toes in the sand, lay down a beach blanket and enjoy it all.”

Oyster Bay Supervisor Joe Saladino and other officials announce the official opening of ToBay beach.Oyster Bay Supervisor Joe Saladino and other officials announce the official opening of ToBay beach.Youngster enjoys the water part at ToBay beachYoungster enjoys the water part at ToBay beach

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