was already the area’s go-to resource for news about the Alive by the Bay festival series in downtown Bay Shore.

But now it’s official.

GreaterBayShore was just named Alive by the Bay’s official media sponsor for 2019.

The festival’s chief sponsor is Southside Hospital Northwell Health.

“We couldn’t do anything without Southside,” said Mike McElwee, who helps run the festivals for the Bay Shore Chamber of Commerce’s restaurant committee.

McElwee also said partnering with GreaterBayShore was a natural fit.

“Greater Bay Shore is such an integral part of our community. Not only do they keep people informed about all the amazing events happening, they’re always here to help local businesses and community organizations alike,” he said.

This year, Alive by the Bay happens on Tuesday nights. The dates for the 2019 festivals are July 2, July 16, July 30 and Aug. 13. The rain date is Aug. 20.

Throughout the summer, GreaterBayShore will be publishing “what to know” guides before each festival, photo coverage at each event, and look for our Instagram stories.

“We’ve had front-row seats to witness the growth of Alive by the Bay since the very first festival happened in July 2017,” said Michael White, publisher of GreaterBayShore. “It’s now something that so many people look forward to across the South Shore.

“We’re proud to be so involved.”

Of Southside’s involvement, McElwee said keeping people healthy isn’t all the hospital does locally. “The hospital sponsors events like this, that help build up Bay Shore,” he said.

He urges Alive by the Bay revelers to stop by the Southside Hospital Northwell Health vendor booth and ask about the Pink by the Bay initiative coming in October.

Click here to follow Alive by the Bay on Facebook, and to get in touch with the organizers.

prior coverage for 2019:

The Alive by the Bay dates for 2019 in Bay Shore are announced

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