Friday, June 15, 2018

Folly Freedom Fish Fry - July 1

Sun. July 1 - 6 to 10 pm, 2225 Mosquito Beach Rd, Charleston, SC 29412

Anuncio de Fish Fry en español en la parte inferior de la página

Bringing buses back to Lowcountry Beaches will be the goal of a Freedom Fish Fry fundraiser planned by Best Friends of Lowcountry Transit, Inc. at the Island Breeze at historic Mosquito Beach on Sol Legare Island on Sunday, July 1st from 6 to 10 pm.  Island breeze is located at 2225 Mosquito Beach Rd, Charleston, SC 29412. Sol Legare Island and Mosquito Beach are off Folly Road between James Island and Folly Beach.  Tickets can be purchased before the event for $15 or 2 for $25 plus taxes and service charges at online. Purchasers will get an Afro-carribean fish fry dinner, participate in drawings for door prizes, enjoy music and take part in creative community building activities.  A vegetarian option will also be available. Tickets at the door will be $20 each.

Dinner (image left) will consist of fried fish, beans and rice, Jamaican cabbage salad and sweet fried plantains with lemonaid or tea. Those wanting fortified refreshment can order a "Bus to the Beach," a rum punch in our colors of red, green and gold.  

There will be music on the backyard stage by Sharon Robles, Marc Kruza and others. We hope to fill in the artistic decoration in the blank spaces on the Bus to Beach banner pictured above. Everyone will have the chance to make a bus to the beach button commemorating the event.

You can have a try at designing the regional transit system of your dreams with our wooden train parts and new 12 by 15 foot map of the Lowcontry. In the event of rain, Island Breeze has a large indoor event space we'll hold our activities in.

Event organizer Skyelynn Landry says the goal of the fundraiser is to improve bus service along Folly Road, to improve transit connections to Folly Beach and Mosquito Beach, and to begin work on a Folly Ferry service connecting downtown, James Island, Sol Legare Island and Folly Beach. The event will also help support repairs to the Sol Legare Community center and increase awareness of the culture and community on the Island.

Later on July 14, the organization will present the second Bastille Day at the Beach to raise awareness about the importance of returning public transit to Charleston area beaches. CARTA ended its last, badly managed and poorly promoted beach service when it stopped operation of the Island Flex Bus to IOP and Sullivan's in 2013.

Printable, PDF flyers for the Freedom Fish Fry are now available for download

For more information call (843) 870-5299 or see the event page at

Anuncio de Fish Fry en español

La recaudación de fondos “Freedom Fish Fry”, organizada por Best Friends of Lowcountry Transit, Inc., tiene como objetivo llevar los autobuses a las playas del Lowcountry.  Esta recaudación de fondos se llevara a cabo el domingo 1 de julio, de 6 pm a 10 pm, en “Island Breeze”, en la histórica Mosquito Beach en Sol Legare Island, ubicada al 2225 Mosquito Beach Rd, Charleston, SC,  29412.

La isla Sol Legare y Mosquito Beach están ubicadas en Folly Road, entre James Island y Folly Beach. Los boletos se pueden comprar antes del evento por $15 cada  uno, o dos boletos por $25,  más los impuestos y cargos por servicios aplicables ( Cada boleto incluye una cena afrocaribeña de pescado frito, sorteos de premios, música, y la participarán en actividades creativas de desarrollo comunitario. El costo de los boletos en la puerta es de $20 cada uno.

El organizador del evento, Skyelynn Landry, dice que el objetivo de la recaudación de fondos es mejorar el servicio de autobús a lo largo de Folly Road, para así mejorar las conexiones de tránsito entre Folly Beach y Mosquito Beach, como así también para comenzar a trabajar en un servicio de ferry “Folly Ferry” que conecte el centro de Charleston con James Island, con Sol Legare Island y con Folly Beach. El evento también recaudara fondos para las reparaciones al centro comunitario de Sol Legare, y aumentará la toma de conciencia respecto de la cultura y el desarrollo comunitario en la isla.

A continuación, el 14 de julio, la organización presentará el Día de la Bastilla en la playa, que tendrá como objetivo la toma de conciencia respecto de la importancia de devolver el transporte público a las playas de Charleston. El último servicio de playa mal gestionado y mal administrado por CARTA tuvo lugar en el 2013, cuando CARTA detuvo la operación del Island Flex Bus para IOP y Sullivan's.

Para obtener más información, llame al (843) 870-5299 o visite la página del evento



  1. Would love to go but the bus doesn't go past the barrel!?!?

    1. Unfortunately the bus doesn't go out to Mosquito Beach now, or Folly, or a lot of places. We're trying to work out rides for everyone. Return to this post for details.