The 2022 Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce Community Expo returned to BBP on the evening of Wednesday October 19th at the Bayport Flower Houses to great success after a four-year hiatus. The event featured over fifty tables that included local businesses, elected officials, civic and nonprofit organizations, clubs, sports, and the school district.
Crowd favorite Eric the Reptile Guy was on hand to showcase his assortment of exotic slithering side-kicks, leading snake parades every 30 minutes throughout the Expo to the delight of visitors big and small. Students from Bayport-Blue Point High School provided live music and face painting for the event.
The Community Expo, a long standing BBP tradition dating back to 1990, is the brainchild of Gazette founder Tom Reid, who loved the idea of having the entire town under one roof to help neighbors connect with each other. The logistics surrounding such a feat, however, is an enormous undertaking and would not be possible without the hard work and generous commitment of Seth Needelman of the Fish Store, the Auwaerters of the Bayport Flower Houses and the Chamber of Commerce's small business committee–Lenore Ringer-Prezioso, Amy Auwaerter, Jennifer Shanahan, Sara Kuhar, Stacy Ianson, and Kate Berube.
Check out our scenes from the day in the gallery below:
Photos by Kate Berube/Bayport-Blue Point Gazette