Log In   ·   Become A Member

The Great Hamptons Rubber Duckie Race To Bring Fierce Yet Friendly Competition To The East End

Nicole Barylski

The afternoon's pièce de résistance - the Rubber Duckie Race - will have Shinnecock Bay dotted with the adorable brightly colored, lovable species. (Courtesy Photo)

On Saturday, September 17th, rubber duckies will be leaving the bathtub to headline the Hampton Bays Civic Association's Fifth Annual Hampton Bays Family Fun Day and Rubber Duckie Race at CowFish in Hampton Bays.

The afternoon's pièce de résistance - the Rubber Duckie Race - will have Shinnecock Bay dotted with the adorable brightly colored, lovable species. In the end, challengers should hope that they'll be serenading their plastic partner with lyrics from Ernie's (yes, as in Ernie of Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street) ode to his bath companion, Rubber Duckie.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in addition to the friendly competition, attendees can jump sky high in the Bouncy House, learn about the animals that call the Quogue Wildlife Center home and interact with the wildlife, stop by the Art Table to get their creative juices flowing - drawing supplies and papers for artwork and origami will be available - and it's also where competitors will come up with the theme for their prized racing ducks and finalize their vision, have their mind blown as a magician enchants the crowd, alter their appearance with a fun design at the face painting station, take an educational boat tour with the Peconic Bay Keeper, listen to live music from Charles Certain and Certain Moves, support Hampton Bays Civic Association by bidding on items featured in Granny's Attic Chinese Auction (which showcases "gently used" items such as kitchenware, artwork, tools, linens, books, toys, games, and more) or the Silent Auction, take a chance on the "Year of Fine Dining" Raffle Drawing, and, since it's all about the duck, help decide who was the master artist by voting for the best Decorated Duck.

The event supports Hampton Bays Civic Association. (Courtesy Photo)

Year after year, attendees exclaim, "WOW!!! My family had a great day!" notes Hampton Bays Civic Association Vice President, Maria Hults.

Since watching the exciting race and enjoying all the Family Fun Day activities can be exhausting, guests can take a break to refuel with specially priced Grilled Cowfish burgers, hotdogs, and veggie plate, free soft drinks, half price adult beverages, cotton candy, snow cones and more.

Admission is $5 for individuals and $15 for families. The entry fee for the Rubber Duckie Race - which includes the purchase of a "Purebred Racing Rubber Duckie" - is $50. Attendees will receive a wristband so they can come and go as they please. As parking at Cowfish is limited, attendees should park at the Hampton Bays High School (88 Argonne Road East, Hampton Bays), and the Rumba bus will shuttle them to CowFish for free.

Hampton Bays Civic Association is committed "to promoting the prosperity, welfare and civic advancement of the community of Hampton Bays by united effort and action in every possible lawful manner."

For more information, visit www.hbcivic.org.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
What color is a firetruck?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
Bridgehampton National Bank
For over 100 years Bridgehampton National Bank has been the East End's hometown bank. Many success stories...one bank, BNB!

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff. Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.

D+J Concepts is known for a high-end cutting edge approach to design.
D+J Concepts is known for a high-end cutting edge approach to design with a balance between functionality and imagination. We skillfully and tastefully transform ordinary spaces into classic modern styles, which are understated, and luxe. We’re known for our modern transitional style incorporating antiques and modern elements for an unexpected edge.

Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field. Trusted, experienced and successful, Andrea has solidified herself as the go-to broker of the Hamptons and a wholehearted advocate for her clients. A pioneer in the real estate industry on the East End of Long Island, she is driven by her passion for the business. Andrea is based in the Bridgehampton office of Brown Harris Stevens as a licensed real estate associate broker and consultant. Formerly, a principal partner and Senior Director at Brown Harris Stevens, Andrea now assists in developing their corporate strategy for the Hamptons region, advising other brokers and sales associates, as well as being one of the top producers and listors.

The Hamptons-NY
The Hamptons Apparel and Accessories Collections pay respect to the rich history found at every beach, dock, main street and village that makes up The Hamptons. We designed this for YOU and everyone you know that loves The Hamptons.