About Us

The Bay Shore Beautification Society, a subcommittee of the Award-Winning Bay Shore-Brightwaters Summit Council, is a volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the beauty and pride of our community.  A few of our accomplishments include:

Planting and maintaining the garden at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Main Street

Underwriting the new garden at the Bay Shore Middle School entrance

Constructing a national award-winning Community Reflection Garden on Main Street

Displaying 530 flower baskets along Main Street, side streets, and the railroad station

Decorating the town for the winter season with 550 wreaths (provided by BID), ribbons, bows and roping with help from the Bay Shore High School Interact Club

Organizing the annual community-wide “Light the Night” luminary event

Organizing the annual Winter Fest at Dr. King’s Park

Organizing the annual Pumpkin Fest at Sagtikos Manor

Organizing the annual  Haunted Garden event in the Reflection Garden

Planting over 130 tree surrounds with liriope grass along Main Street

Purchasing twelve new trash pails for Main Street

Weeding and maintenance of Main Street

Planting a fir tree at the Band Shell; decorating and lighting for the winter season

Sponsoring the annual fundraising luncheon in June

Initiating the “Nominate your Neighbor” program which recognizes well-maintained homes

Conducting the Street Garden Contest to recognize gardens viewable from the street

Burying overhead communication wires at the Band Shell and Reflection Garden

Planting gardens at the railroad station in collaboration with the Community Forum

Planting gardens throughout the town

Applying for, and receiving grants from local and state legislatures for Bay Shore projects

Increasing pride and real estate values by keeping our community clean and attractive.