Great South Bay Society 17th Annual Bay Cleanup

8am Saturday, September 30th, 2023
Yacht Service Ltd, Ocean Ave Amityville.

We continue our efforts to clean the islands of the Great South Bay. The participants of this event have done a tremendous job over the years to clean up tens of thousands of pounds of debris from the islands. The refuse has gotten much smaller due to the efforts of so many individuals along with this annual event. We strive to carry forth the effort!

2021’s Annual GSBS Cleanup event began a new effort to help those receiving cancer treatments at NY Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. All proceeds go towards a specific fund, established in the memory of Ana Brice, to help patients with transportation and parking services. These services are necessary and are not always affordable for many patients nor are they covered by insurance.

Below is an excerpt from the bi-annual report from the hospital this past May.  

“As previously reported, transportation was found to be the greatest need for patients being treated at the infusion center. Often, a patient may not feel well enough to take public transportation or, to drive themselves to or from their appointment. A corporate LYFT account was created and continues to be utilized for this purpose. Parking vouchers are also being issued to help cover parking garage fees for patients who have their own method of transportation but still need financial assistance.
• Total amount dispersed (October 13, 2022 – April 10, 2023): $9,784
• Number of patients who have benefitted from the program: 30 (many of the recipients have benefitted numerous times)
• Total number of rides to the Medical Center: 122 Since the fund’s inception (late April 2022)

We thank you for your continued support in the GSBS Annual Bay Cleanup and for supporting those that are affected by a terrible disease and in need of financial help.



We will be doing our traditional cleanup. The event will start at 8am.

We will also be auctioning many local business’s gift cards and items. Additionally, a couple of liquor and wine baskets and a print by local artist Doug Zider.

There will be a 50/50 auction that participants need to be present for.

Doug Zider’s Print: 



You can sign up for the event below. No purchase is necessary, but we would love your support for our cause. The form is split up into different ways you can support us. You can purchase a shirt (which comes with 2 raffle tickets), purchase raffle tickets and/or make a donation. Choose 1 or choose all 3.

Here is the 2023 Shirt design:

Raffle tickets and shirts will be handed out at the event. Please let us know how many people are in the group that will be coming to the event so we can get a proper headcount.

We will email you details of the event when we get closer to the date.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Can’t make the event? Or would like to make an additional donation? You can use the form below to make a donation. Great South Bay Society is a 501c3 organization, donations may qualify for certain corporate matching programs.

Alternatively, you can mail donations here:

Great South Bay Society
132 Ocean Ave
Amityville, NY 11701