October 8, 2016
Gilbert Park, Brightwaters, New York
Can you describe the different races and courses?
Paddle Out starts at Gilbert Park in Brightwaters, New York. It is a 3 mile paddle out into the Great South Bay of Long Island and back to Gilbert Park.
What kind of paddling settings and conditions will racers face?
Setting is in the Great South Bay of Long Island.
What makes your event great? What will paddlers love about coming to your event?
You’ll enjoy being part of this event because besides taking place on the beautiful Great South Bay of Long Island, your participation will help to break the silence for pregnancy and postpartum depression awareness and provide support for New York State moms, dads, and families in need through the benefiting charity, the Postpartum Resource Center of New York.
Where can people get paddle gear like PFDs and Hydration packs?
Are there paddleboard rentals available and if yes, where? Contact info?
Where can people buy groceries?
Stop & Shop – Bay Shore Commons, 533 E Main St, Bay Shore, NY 11706. Wild By Nature – 478A Union Blvd, West Islip, NY 11795
Where can people stay? Do you have a hotel you can recommend and contact info?
There are a number of hotels in the area. One is the Residence Inn Long Island Islip/Courthouse Complex –Address: 7 Court House Dr, Central Islip, NY 11722, which is about a 20 minute drive from the event site.
What great local restaurants can you recommend?
There are many restaurants serving a variety of fare in Bay Shore, NY, which is right next to Brightwaters. Some popular restaurants include: The Lake House, Tula Kitchen, Tullulah’s, Swept Away, Local Burger, Aji 53, Salt & Barrel, Pico Tequila Grill, Kumo Sushi, Chowder Bar, Milk & Sugar Cafe, SIAM Lotus Thai Restaurant, The Southside Hotel, Verde Kitchen & Cocktails, Aria Melanie on the Lake, and many others.
Where is the best coffee in town?
Coffee shops can be found in Bay Shore, NY (next to Brightwaters) – Cyrus: Chai & Coffee Company 1 Railroad Plaza, Bay Shore, NY 11706; Bay Shore Bean, 47 E Main St, Bay Shore, NY 11706…Good coffee can also be found at local Dunkin Donuts, 7-Eleven Stores, McDonalds and Starbucks (Islip, NY)
Does your event benefit a charity and if so, can you tell us about them?
Proceeds benefit the Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Inc. Since 1998, the Postpartum Resource Center of New York is the nonprofit IRS recognized 501(c)(3) organization in New York State representing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders support and education. https://postpartumny.org/ — https://postpartumny.org/soundsofsilence/