The Moriches Bay Project (MBP) will hold its Bayside Fete—the first large, in-person fundraiser the environmental nonprofit has hosted since the COVID-19 pandemic—on Saturday, May 21 at the Moriches Yacht Club, located at 134 Union Avenue in Center Moriches, from 5-8 p.m. This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the organization’s founding.
The Bayside Fete is MBP’s most significant fundraising effort for the year and is key in helping to continue its mission of improving water quality in Moriches Bay through oyster farming, an initiative that was launched in 2012, with a commitment to stock the bay with one million oysters. Funds raised from the Bayside Fete will also aid MBP in its commitment to educate the public about the importance of clean water through workshops and school programs.
The Bayside Fete will be held on the sprawling lawn at Moriches Yacht Club, with beautiful Moriches Bay serving as the backdrop. Festivities will include live acoustic music, a caricaturist, food prepared by Justin’s Chop Shop of Westhampton, a popup market featuring locally made goods, and local wine and beer.
“The Bayside Fete is MBP’s biggest fundraiser of the year and allows the community to be a part of the solution by helping to put oysters in our bay one oyster at a time, while enjoying a fun night,” said MBP co-founder and president Laura Fabrizio. “Thanks to our generous donors, MPB is projected to put more than 750,000 oysters in Moriches Bay this year—that’s super impactful, considering that one oyster alone filters more than 50 gallons of water a day!”
Tickets to the Bayside Fete are $125 per person; corporate sponsorships are also available. For more information, please visit MorichesBayProject.org., or call 631-599-1864.
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