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Press Release
October 16, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Take the LIRR to Annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay On Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20
Special Package Offers Discounted Rail & Voucher for Oysters & Kiddie Slide

MTA Long Island Rail Road is offering a specially-priced travel package for seafood lovers  heading to the annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay, L.I. this weekend as well as extra train service and special bus service to get you to and from Long Island’s largest waterfront fair.

The package includes discounted round-trip rail from Penn Station vouchers for three free oysters on the half-shell for adults and free admission to the Slide for the children.

The package is also available from all stations on the Oyster Bay Branch and the Port Jefferson Branch.

On Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, the LIRR is adding three eastbound trains to its schedule, which will be leaving Jamaica for Oyster Bay at 11:52 AM, 1:52 PM and 3:52 PM. It will also add four westbound trains from Oyster Bay, departing at 1:17 PM, 3:17 PM, 7:17 PM and 8:06 PM.

A second discount package is available for those traveling west on the Port Jefferson Branch. That package includes discounted round-trip rail tickets to Syosset, shuttle bus service to the Oyster Festival plus vouchers for the three free oysters and the Slide ride.

At the festival, culinary pros and volunteer chefs work side by side, cooking and serving dozens of unique oyster, clam dishes as well as other seafood treats. Plus, you will find traditional festival fare, a fun mixture of live entertainment, tall ships, top-notch artisans, pirate shows, midway rides as well as traditional oyster eating and oyster shucking contest.

Here are the prices of the special discounted rail packages for the Oyster Festival:

Zone

Stations

Adults

Children (5-11)

1

Penn Station, Atlantic Terminal,
Woodside, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills,

$19.25

$3

 

 

 

 

3

Jamaica

$13.75

$3

4

New Hyde Park, Mineola

$6.25

$3

7

Carle Place, Hicksville, Albertson, Locust Valley

$6.25

$3

9

Cold Spring Harbor, Northport

$6.25

$3

10

Kings Park, Port Jefferson

$11.75

$3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For More Information:

For a full schedule of events, visit the Oyster Festival website at www.theoysterfestival.org. For more information about LIRR service for the festival or about the Railroad’s popular Getaway Packages, please go to the LIRR’s website at www.mta.info/lirr  or call the Long Island Road by telephone via 511, the New York State Travel Information Hotline say: Long Island Rail Road when prompted.