Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

Truesdale Lake Summer Kickoff BBQ Party (TEA)

On Saturday, June 14th from 3PM-7PM, the Truesdale Estates Association (TEA)img4852b60689d4b will hold its 51st annual summer kickoff barbecue. The theme this year is “bring a friend.” Members and associates will receive invites in the mail with a “Bring-A-Friend Coupon” and are encouraged to share their secret summer place with a friend.

The kickoff party features fun for all ages including a jumpy castle for the kids. Of course there is a tasty barbecue manned by TEA veterans. There is also volleyball, sand castle building, soccer, swimming, music, and dancing. Members supply the after dinner treats.

The barbecue is an annual tradition that dates back to the founding of the TEA and the opening of the TEA beach in 1957. Rosemarie McCarthy, TEA Beach Chairperson says “The party is a great way to thaw out for the summer! New residents and associates meet the community for the first time, seasoned residents reconnect, and everyone enjoys the warm weather.”

The association features a beach area, a roped off swimming area, and a floating dock for open water lounging. A lifeguard is on duty during the week starting in June and on weekends starting Memorial Day. The season ends Labor Day weekend.

The party is an annual event and is open to homeowners with current TEA lake rights plus local residents who can join as associate members. All summer long the community is out on the lake swimming, boating, sailing, and lounging. At the end of the summer, the association holds a popular Lobster Bake where adult members toast the end of the summer and party well into the evening.

There are still spots left for associate members to join for this summer. Membership in the association is ideal for local families looking for a kid-friendly, low-key activity that spans the entire season. It is so close by it saves on gas too! If you are interested in joining as an associate member, contact Rosemarie McCarthy at 914-763-0881 or email The lake also has a website at which is a community resource and is open to contributions.

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