What to know before Thursday’s Virtual Alive After Five


Alive After Five 2020 will be coming to back yard patios, decks and great rooms near you this Thursday, July 2.

That’s because Alive After Five is going virtual.

June 25 was supposed to be the first AA5 event of the summer, but state COVID-19 containment regulations will not allow for street festivals.

So what is a virtual Alive After Five?

Since mass gatherings can’t happen in New York, revelers are encouraged to create their own little festivals at home with friends and family by ordering food and drink from village restaurants, and tuning into live musical performances being staged at Patchogue Theatre.

The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce has created this portal on its Alive After Five website for one-stop shopping.

There you’ll find the details and can order tickets for three virtual bar crawls:

The traditional Bar Crawl involves getting drinks and food delivered from The Cheese Patch cheese shop, The Better Man Distilling Co., BrickHouse Brewery and That Meetball Place.

The DIY Fun Crawl means building your own pizza, hot dog creations and pies at home.

Then there’s a Family Crawl with various snacks and drinks options.

Click here for the musical lineup and stream to stream tunes from local artists, all performing at the theater, from the comfort of home.

Alive After Five committee chair Jacqueline Routh previously described the at-home gatherings as “almost like New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, but in the summer.”