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Jean Butler of Suffern, Avery and Larissa Cleary and John Baxter, all of Mattituck. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

If there is a better way to spend a Memorial Day Weekend Saturday with your family on the North Fork, we’re not sure what it could be.

The New Suffolk Waterfront Fund held its annual Chowderfest on Saturday, when hundreds of people gathered on the waterfront for live music, barbecue, kid’s game, and, of course, tastes of different varieties of chowder.

The main attraction was made by a group of volunteers at the Taste of the North Fork commercial kitchen in Cutchogue. Selections included Manhattan, corn, New England clam and seafood chowders.

The event is perennially one of two major fundraisers for the organization, the other being Art, Oysters and Champagne, typically held at the end of summer.

“This fundraiser is a good one because it’s also a friend raiser,” said New Suffolk Waterfront Chair Pat McIntyre. “It’s a good, family thing. And it’s one of our signature events.”

And with tickets costing only $25 per adult and children 12 and under being free, it’s also a cost effective way to have fun and contribute to a good cause.

The New Suffolk Waterfront Fund is the non-profit organization that owns, manages and maintains the land at the edge of New Suffolk.

See more photos from the event below.

The New Suffolk Waterfront Fund held its 9th annual Chowderfest on Saturday. (Credit: vera Chinese)
Jane, 5, and Claire Levelis , 10, of Garden City with Alexander Milman, 5, of Hoboken, N.J. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Stephen, Patty and Steve Felice of Cutchogue. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Russell McAleavey and Sommer Constabile of Astoria. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
The band “Who Are Those Guys?” performed at the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund Chowderfest on Saturday.
Volunteer Nan Endemann hands Terry Kelly of Southold a cup of New England clam chowder. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Volunteer Lauren Grant and New Suffolk resident Bill Grella. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Joe Mascia of Mattituck, Patricia and Brad Philipps of Yonkers and Joanne Mascia, also of Mattituck. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Jean Butler of Suffern, Avery and Larissa Cleary and John Baxter, all of Mattituck. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
A scene from the 2017 New Suffolk Waterfront Fund Chowderfest. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Oliver Milman, 2, of Hoboken, enjoys the children’s games. (Credit: Vera Chinese)