Sunday, August 20, 2017

Seven Relaxing Spots

Seven Relaxing Spots

August 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  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

July 24, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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!

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  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 […]

Lloyd Harbor

Lloyd Harbor

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If your usual boating spots are in the areas from Smithtown to Oyster Bay, you’re going to appreciate the peacefulness and scenic views in Lloyd Harbor. This cove is located on the western side of the entrance to Huntington Bay, just northwest of Huntington Harbor. This popular anchorage fills up quickly. If you can’t raft […]

Circle Long Island by Boat: A Different Adventure Every Day

Circle Long Island by Boat: A Different Adventure Every Day

April 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Did you know a boat trip around Long Island is about 250 nautical miles and can be completed in less than two weeks? If you’re a local boater who plans a big adventure to Block Island each summer, change things up and take an engaging and entertaining backyard boat vacation with the fun itinerary of […]

Connetquot River

Connetquot River

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Located just off of Nicolls Bay, the Connetquot River is lined with gorgeous foliage, homes, restaurants, and marinas. Its typical tranquility ranks it among the nicest south shore areas to drop anchor and spend the day. Traveling to this south shore river can be a bit tricky, especially if the tide is slack and your […]

Pirates Cove

Pirates Cove

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  Though many refer to the area as Pirates Cove, some still call it Mount Misery. No matter what its formal name, everyone seems to understand where you’re heading when you tell Port Jefferson and nearby north shore boaters, “We’re going to the Cove.” Once you’ve dropped anchor in this calm water haven on the […]

Zachs Bay

Zachs Bay

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When boaters want to get away just far enough to relax, Zachs Bay is often their choice. It is an easy anchorage to reach from points east and west. Located just off the State Channel and east of Wantagh Parkway (where Sloop Channel meets the State Channel), the bay is well protected and usually very […]

Fire Island National Seashore

Fire Island National Seashore

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. Fire Island is one place with many destinations. Resort communities abound and natural wonders entice, but a major part of the island falls within the U.S. National Park Service’s protection as a national seashore. Boaters are a common sight in the Great South Bay on summer weekends. Many are flocking to Talisman, Sailors Haven, […]

City Island

City Island

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City Island in the Bronx is a popular spot for boaters looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of other areas of New York City. Bordered by the Long Island Sound on the south, Eastchester Bay on the west, and City Island Harbor on the east, this boater’s haven is located diagonally opposite […]

Fishers Island

Fishers Island

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. Though closer to Connecticut, Fishers Island is part of the Town of Southold in New York. The island is home to residents with long-term roots and those seeking a secluded retreat. Despite much of it being private, visiting boaters can enjoy a portion of the seven-mile-long, one-mile-wide island’s beauty and serenity. The trip requires […]

Shelter Island

Shelter Island

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. Shelter Island’s five harbors beckon boaters. Tucked in between the forks of the east end of Long Island, about one-third of the island is a nature preserve. Coming from the north, opposite Greenport, lies Dering Harbor, home to a fleet of classic wooden sailboats. It is protected from all winds except those from the […]

A Season in the Sun

A Season in the Sun

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Even though recreational boaters gripe about every missed chance to get out on the water, we did have a boating season with much more sun than rain. Mother Nature eased off her rollicking and roiling weather antics and we had fun exploring rivers, anchoring in coves, gazing at fireworks, flocking to festivals, rocking out to […]

Free Yourself from Cabin Fever!

Free Yourself from Cabin Fever!

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  My mother didn’t push her kids to play outside all year because it was healthier for us, but it turns out that being outside did as much for us as it did for her. Along with endorphin-enhanced vitality and sun-kissed Vitamin D, time spent outside yields mental and social benefits. It also frees us […]

South Fork Natural History Museum

South Fork Natural History Museum

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The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center (SOFO) in Bridgehampton is a year-round family-friendly destination. There are two floors filled with state-of-the-art, scientifically accurate exhibits including forests, ponds, and ocean habitats, a marine touch tank, terrariums, and aquariums featuring local wildlife, and an outdoors that boasts gardens, preserves, and a six-mile walking trail […]

SOUPer Bowl in Port Washington

SOUPer Bowl in Port Washington

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Boaters need to stay warm in winter, and nothing says warmth like soup! On Saturday February 4, from noon until 3:00 pm, the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 100 Fairway Drive in Port Washington, is bubbling over with soupy goodness. Hosted by the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce, the SOUPer Bowl offers two-ounce portions of […]

Have Fun Freezing and Fundraising!

Have Fun Freezing and Fundraising!

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Gather up your courage and throw off your flannels — plunge into cold (or downright icy) waters while raising funds for good causes. From now through March 2017 there are events scheduled in our area. Choose a location, sign up, gather pledges, and jump in! Many of the chilly events benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation and […]

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