Email Threatens Trouble for LGBTQ AA5 Event 599

Yesterday a threatening anonymous email was sent to Patchogue officials and LGBTQ Community members.  For those who are not already aware, the LGBT Network is partnering with Patchogue Village for Pride Month and the June “Alive After Five” event will carry a LGBTQ theme.  The e-mail, rife with homophobic language, threatens cryptic “trouble”, or “even a lawsuit” for organizers and participants of The Patchogue Chamber of Commerce Alive After Five event.  The author of the letter, which was signed “DISGUSTED Residents”,  states that “it is with great surprise and disgust that we read of plans to use the “Alive at Five” event in Patchogue as a platform for yet another barrage of homosexual perversion and filth”.

The hate mail was in direct response to an article posted by the Long Island Advance which announced the Alive After Five LGBT Pride event.  A copy of the article can be found here.

Following last weeks buzz about a local bar posting racist and homophobic posts and comments on social media,  this letter and its message have certainly grabbed the community’s attention.  These acts of hate remind us that people in our community face discrimination daily and highlight some of the ignorance and difficulties the LGBT community faces.  Some community members have organized protests, contacted officials, and posted messages of support across social media to stand in solidarity with the Patchogue LGBT community after these incidents.

LEFT: South Country Board of Education Vice President Jack Nix, who was personally named in the letter, writes a message of support. RIGHT: A copy of the anonymous letter sent to Patchogue officials.


The Patchogue Alive After Five LBGTQ themed festival will be held on Thursday, June 27th.  As of yesterday, officials say there are no plans to cancel the event or change the event themes.

Below you can also watch New 12’s coverage of the story.


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Main Street Road Work to Continue Tonight (5/20/19) at 7pm 46

Now that the roadway has been milled and repaved it is time to install the finishing touches.  The area will be striped and marked this week.  All road markings, parking spaces and numbering will be added to the newly paved strip (except for the crosswalk between Patchogue-Medford Library and the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts which has not been disturbed during the work)

Beginning this evening at 7 pm, Main Street will be closed from Ocean Avenue to Rider Avenue.  Similar to last week, work will start each evening at 7 pm and continue to 6 am.  Work is currently scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights but may continue through Thursday if rain causes delays.




Get Tickets for The 2019 Great South Bay Music Festival 277

Long Island’s largest and longest running music festival is coming back to Shorefront Park in Patchogue Thursday, July 18, through Sunday, July 21st.  The Great South Bay Music Festival , which is presented by King O’rourke, is proudly Celebrating it’s 13th Anniversary.  The four day festival will feature over 75 performers on four stages, in classic and contemporary rock, folk, punk, blues, indy, jam-band, reggae, and funk genres.

The Fest will kick off on Thursday with Long Islands own, Indy Rockers – Taking Back Sunday, who are touring to celebrate their 20th Anniversary.   Popular hometown group Glassjaw,  PA rock group The Menzingers, and Frank Iero & The Future Violents will also be performing on opening night.

Here is the current daily line up:

Thursday, July 18th

On opening night, there will be 10 acts performing on two stages.  As mentioned headliner acts include Taking Back Sunday, Glassjaw, The Menzingers, and Frank Iero & the Futures.

Friday, July 19th

Friday is rock-reggae themed with over 20 performers playing on four stages. The headlines include Slightly Stoopid, Sublime with Rome, SOJA, and Common Kings.

Saturday, July 20th

As usual Saturday is “Jam Day,” which features eclectic and diverse lineups, featuring 25 bands on four stages. The headliners include Lotus, Dweezil Zappa, Spafford, Reid Genauer’s Assembly of Dust, Pink Talking Fish, and the Englishtown Project.

There will also be a “Jambalaya Stage” to celebrate the 50th anniversary to the 1969 Woodstock festival. Those acts include Kiss the Sky, Who’s Next, Joplin’s Pearl, The Band Band, and Halfstep.

Sunday, July 21st

The final day of the festival will begin with a children’s concert. the afternoon will host  “Classic Rock Day” with 25 performers on five stages. Top acts include America and WAR.

Check here to see additional artists as they are released and to find out more about the acts listed above.


The Great South Bay Festival will also host multiple craft beer and wine tents, an artisan and craft market, and food court which will contain a diverse selection of gourmet food.

Tickets are on sale now.  Daily tickets start at $42.50 each. Children ten and under are free, except for the Sunday children’s concert.

For each ticket purchased, $1 will be donated to the Stony Brook University Cancer Center Fund.  Click here to purchase.


Festival Times:

Thursday, July 18: Doors are at 3:00 pm, till 10pm.

Friday, July 19th: Doors are at 3:00PM, till 11pm,

Saturday the 20th.: Doors are at 1:00pm, till 11PM,

Sunday the 21st: 11:00am doors for Great South Bay’s annual Kids Concert

Sunday Regular Fest Ticket holders: 1:30 Doors, till 10:00pm.




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