Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Enjoy Fall’s Foliage

Enjoy Fall’s Foliage

October 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

    Autumn throws a big party before tossing its leaves like confetti, and there’s no better spot for leaf peeping than the water. Your favorite spots may put on a show in front of your boat, but if you want to get even closer to the shore, a kayak, canoe, or SUP lets you […]

Riverhead Country Fair

Riverhead Country Fair

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Celebrating the agricultural heritage of the town of Riverhead, the fair entertains visitors with great food, rides (amusement and pony), works of original artists and authors, and 300 competitions such as woodcarving, largest tomato, and tallest sunflower. The fair takes place on October 8 from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm just opposite the town docks. […]

Montauk Fall Festival

Montauk Fall Festival

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The annual Montauk Fall Festival is a family friendly weekend hosted by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce. It features Octoberfest foods, carousel rides, chowder, Long Island wines, and fresh local produce. On Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8 activities take place on the Green in the center of Montauk each day from 11:00 am […]

Oyster Festival

Oyster Festival

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The annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay claims to be the largest waterfront festival on the East Coast. Numbers aside, it’s the most enjoyable waterfront festival! This year’s event takes place Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 from 11:00 am through 6:00 pm (rain or shine). With tall ships, music, contests, midway rides, sports […]

Daylight Day Trips

Daylight Day Trips

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October’s days may grow shorter but our enthusiasm for a day aboard remains strong. If you want a zippy trip to a fun destination or an afternoon of tranquility, try one or more of these suggestions:   Greenport Though there’s plenty of bustle in the village, a day in Greenport also feels like a visit […]

Northport’s Great Cow Harbor Weekend

Northport’s Great Cow Harbor Weekend

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As summer draws close to its end, Northport residents and visitors take to the streets, the park, and the harbor to celebrate Great Cow Harbor Weekend. The annual Cow Harbor 10K Run for charity takes place Saturday, September 16. Hordes of runners compete for cash prizes starting at 8:30 am as even more spectators root […]

Stars and Stripes Festival

Stars and Stripes Festival

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The annual Stars and Stripes Fall Festival in East Rockaway is a highlight of late summer! The fun takes place alongside the Talfor Boat Basin Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17. The family-friendly festival features a band, DJ, food, carnival rides, face painting, and vendors. Stay for Saturday’s fireworks — they’ll fill the sky […]

Van Wyck-Lefferts Tide Mill

Van Wyck-Lefferts Tide Mill

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We live in a world where we can take automatic energy for granted. However, in Long Island’s agricultural past, water created energy to transform grains into flour. You could learn about this type of history in a book, a classroom, or on a website. Or you can visit the Van Wyck-Lefferts Tide Mill in Lloyd […]

Port Jefferson Village Cup Regatta

Port Jefferson Village Cup Regatta

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Graceful racing sailboats provide exhilarating entertainment as the annual Village Cup Regatta, hosted by the Port Jefferson Yacht Club, glide by on Saturday, September 9. Actor and local resident Ralph Macchio is ambassador for this friendly competition that raises funds for the John T. Mather Memorial Hospital Palliative Medicine Program and The Lustgarten Foundation for […]

Greenport Maritime Festival

Greenport Maritime Festival

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The annual Greenport Maritime Festival, hosted by the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation as a fundraiser, brings sea lovers, fun seekers, foodies, shoppers, mermaids, pirates, and history buffs to this exciting village. Activities take place Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24 at Mitchell Park, the marina, and locations throughout Greenport. Admission is […]

Sag Harbor American Music Festival

Sag Harbor American Music Festival

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Sag Harbor amps up its groove as the musical sounds of roots, rock, blues, Americana, pop, and more fill the village during the seventh annual Sag Harbor American Music Festival. Beginning with a showing of the concert film Legends of American Music on Thursday, September 21 and a performance by Jon Cleary on Friday, September […]

Montauk Seafood Festival

Montauk Seafood Festival

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Hungry boaters are drawn to the Montauk Seafood Festival for good reasons, including lobster rolls, chowders, raw seafood, sushi seafood crepes, Ahi tuna sliders, ceviche, and fish tacos! On Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 11 seafood stations from local restaurants will be serving up the freshest and tastiest seafood along with burgers, fries, corn, […]

PirateFest!

PirateFest!

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Yar, mateys! Arrr you headin’ to the PirateFest on Sunday, September 17? The Whaling Museum and Education Center, located at 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, is hosting a family-friendly day from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. Laddies and lassies can meet buccaneers, carousers, and rapscallions (also known as Ye Pyrate Brotherhood), take part in […]

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

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When you only have time for a short boat outing and a craving for fresh produce, honey, crafts, and baked goods, visit a farmers market within walking distance of the water. Some are open throughout the fall and some close earlier, so plan accordingly — you don’t want to miss Long Island’s bounty!   Thursdays […]

Seven Relaxing Spots

Seven Relaxing Spots

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  Seaside festivals, events, concerts, sightseeing, and dining are all fantastic parts of boaters’ summer routines. However, when the urge to just drop anchor (or raft up) and unwind hits, most of us head to a special spot. If you’re in need of an exceptional spot to chill out, we have seven suggestions. They aren’t […]

US Open

US Open

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Boaters attending the US Open at the Billy Jean King National Tennis Center have an advantage over those traveling by rail or car — they beat the double faults of traffic and parking! While other fans may be worn out by the time they reach the gates, boaters will be relaxed and ready to cheer […]

26th Annual Seafood Festival

26th Annual Seafood Festival

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As the last weekend in August arrives, boatloads of seafood lovers feel their taste buds tingling. That’s because the catch of the weekend of August 26 -27 is the Seafood Festival at the Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville. The festival begins at 10:00 am and ends at 7:00 pm on both Saturday and […]

Shakespeare in Greenport and Patchogue

Shakespeare in Greenport and Patchogue

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The Northeast Stage’s company transforms the outdoors into a grand theater, presenting William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors for boaters and others to enjoy. This fun farce of a play, filled with mistaken identity, slapstick, and groan-worthy puns, is presented free of charge in two locations. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday August 3-5, the tale […]

Northport Art in the Park Festival

Northport Art in the Park Festival

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The harbor in Northport Village Park is always a spectacle of boats, people, scenery, and other appealing sights. On Sunday July 9, the spectacle includes a family-friendly festival of fine arts, crafts, music, dance, and poetry. Jewelry, art, photography, and crafts will be displayed and available for purchase starting at 10:00 am. It’s a wonderful […]

Fire Island Dance Festival

Fire Island Dance Festival

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With the Great South Bay serving as the most beautiful of backgrounds, the annual Fire Island Dance Festival is an amazing boating destination. This year’s festival, hosted by the multi-talented Cady Huffman, takes place at Fire Island Pines on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16. The entrance to the Pines Harbor is directly due […]

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

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Young or old, there’s something splendid about seeing Lady Liberty from your boat. This former lighthouse is a landmark, a world-famous icon of freedom, and an accessible attraction for local boaters. When the weather’s balmy and the waters are placid, boaters can make a sightseeing trip to the Statue of Liberty from most Long Island […]

Great South Bay Music Festival

Great South Bay Music Festival

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The Great South Bay Music Festival takes place Thursday, July 13 through Sunday, July 16. The crowd at this annual event at Shorefront Park in Patchogue will be dancing, singing, and waving to the sounds of Eddie Money, 311, Zombies, Gov’t Mule, Oogee Wawa, Taking Back Sunday, Dave Mason, Aztec Two-Step, Lennon and Katie, The […]

Paddle Battle LI

Paddle Battle LI

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  Forget leisurely paddling — get ready to go as fast as you can along the Peconic River in Riverhead on Saturday, July 29! Participating paddlers race their kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards on recreational, elite, and sprint courses. They have fun and raise money for the United Way’s VetsBuild program and the Long Island […]

North Hempstead Beach Park

North Hempstead Beach Park

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North Hempstead Beach Park is tucked in the south part of Hempstead Harbor at Bar Beach — a usually calm place to drop anchor and enjoy a relaxing day. The Town of North Hempstead offers free concerts most Sundays in July and August at North Hempstead Beach. The stage faces the water, so most boaters […]

Take Me Out to the (Ball) Park!

Take Me Out to the (Ball) Park!

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  Whether the Mets win big or play small ball, a boat trip to Citi Field is a home run! You’ll avoid traffic snarls and won’t arrive late or have to leave early because of train schedules or delays. Flushing Bay is a deepwater harbor easily reachable from Long Island. Traveling from the south shore, […]

Pirate Festival

Pirate Festival

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Ahoy, mateys! Weigh anchor, hoist the mizzen, and head to West Sayville to discover a gleaming treasure! X will mark the spot where the Long Island Maritime Museum’s Pirate Festival parties hearty on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18. This family-friendly event will have everyone smiling like scallywags as energetic crews of roving plank […]

Port Jefferson

Port Jefferson

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Port Jefferson is an exciting village to visit by boat, as it offers plenty of entertainment, eateries, and interesting establishments a short walk from its beautiful harbor. Watch your approach to the harbor from the Long Island Sound — large ferries head between Port Jefferson and Bridgeport, Connecticut all day. Transients are welcome at Port […]

Playland Amusement Park

Playland Amusement Park

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Whether you still call it “Rye Playland” or by its proper name, this destination along the Long Island Sound has been fun since 1927, especially when you visit by boat. Moorings are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Pier Restaurant and Tiki Bar at the water’s edge of the park. The launch service […]

Port Washington Harborfest Craft Fair

Port Washington Harborfest Craft Fair

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For decades, boaters have been flocking to Port Washington to enjoy the celebration of the harbor, the nautical heritage of the town, and the work of talented artists and artisans. This year’s combined harbor festival and craft fair takes place on Sunday, June 4 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm at the town dock and […]

Riverhead

Riverhead

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    Riverhead is a destination you can boat to more than once and have a different experience each time. Want to see African penguins? Visit the Long Island Aquarium. Yearn to play golf? Make arrangements at the Indian Island Country Club. Love history? Visit a historic farm, a railroad museum, and more. Shopping? Of […]

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