The 2019 dates for the Alive by the Bay summer festival series that started in 2017 in Bay Shore have been announced.

This year, July will be buzzing — with three festivals planned for that month by the Bay Shore chamber’s restaurant committee. Then there’s one more fest in August. The dates are July 2, July 16, July 30 and Aug. 13. The rain date is Aug. 20.

The primary event sponsor is Southside Hospital Northwell Health.

“We couldn’t do anything without Southside,” said Mike McElwee, who helps run the festivals for the restaurant committee.

Also, GreaterBayShore was recently named as the event’s official media sponsor:

GreaterBayShore named official media sponsor for Alive by the Bay

“This is our third year and we’re excited to make it the best year ever,” said Mc Elwee, an owner at Local Burger Co., T.J. Finley’s and The Penny Pub, all in Bay Shore.

Scroll down for some of our favorite photos from last year, taken by either by Nicholas Esposito, Michael White or Ethan Meyer.

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