Playing with sand at Tanger Weekends Summer Festival

A piece of the beach came to Tanger Outlets Sunday with the Tanger Weekends Summer Festival. 

The family-friendly event included a live sand sculpting demonstration by Sand Sculpt USA, All Natural Arts. Professional sand sculptor Andy Gertler and his team also set aside sand to teach children all the tricks for building a great sand castle.

The event brought together different Long Island vendors like Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, The Children’s Museum of the East End and The Big Black Food Truck.

Keep an eye out for the final event in the series this fall.

Emma Shea, 8, of Mount Sinai learns how to build a sand castle. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Children practice building sand castles. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

The Children’s Museum of the East End supplied more activities for kids. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Nine-year-old Michael Casciole (left) and 4-year-old Matthew Ormond build a sand castle together. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

The back of the sand sculpture halfway through the day. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

The completed front of the sand sculpture, which displays an underwater scene. (Credit: Michelina DaFonte)