Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Seal Walks at Cupsogue Beach

Seal Walks at Cupsogue Beach

November 30, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI) leads beach walks at Cupsogue Beach County Park on the following dates and times: Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 11:30 am Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00 am Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 11:30 am Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 9:00 am Sunday, January 14, […]

Polar Plunges

Polar Plunges

November 30, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Freeeeeeeeeeezing and Fundraising! Gather up your courage and toss off your parka as you plunge into cold (or downright icy) waters while raising funds for good causes including Special Olympics. Choose a location, sign up, gather pledges, and jump in — or stay toasty and just make a pledge. We won’t judge. See websites below […]

Annual Reenactment of the Flying Santa

Annual Reenactment of the Flying Santa

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Not all Santa stories involve reindeer. At the Reenactment of the Flying Santa at the Fire Island Lighthouse, Santa is delivered to his destination via a historic plane, much to the delight of the gathered children. The Flying Santa started in 1929 when the late Captain Bill Wincapaw brought packages of candy, toys, and other […]

West End Electric Light Parade

West End Electric Light Parade

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On Saturday, December 9 the annual Long Beach Electric Light Parade features a festive array of decorated floats, antique cars, fire trucks, and bicycles. The parade starts at 6:30 pm on Ohio Avenue and then heads east on Beech Street to New York Avenue. Hot chocolate will be available on the parade route, and area […]

Midnight on Main Street

Midnight on Main Street

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Patchogue puts on its party hats and cranks its noisemakers and tunes on Sunday, December 31. Though called “Midnight on Main Street,” the two-hour street party starts at the family-friendly time of 7:00 pm. When Patchogue’s version of the New Year’s ball drops at 9:00 pm, the sky will erupt in fireworks. Food vendors will […]

Greenport Shellabration

Greenport Shellabration

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Greenport Shellabration Stroll through the Village of Greenport on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 from noon until 4:00 pm and treat yourself to delicious local shellfish, wine, and beer! Wristbands are being sold as a fundraiser for the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Program, entitling wearers to a raw bar tasting of clams and […]

Annual Charles Dickens Festival

Annual Charles Dickens Festival

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Port Jefferson transports itself from a bustling harborside village into a Victorian wonderland at its annual Charles Dickens Festival. On Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, the village transforms into a scene that would make Charles Dickens feel right at home. Carols will warm hearts, magicians will amaze, Santa’s workshop will be open, carriage […]

Freeport Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade

Freeport Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade

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Freeport’s waterways will be ablaze on Saturday, December 2 during the Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade. Participating boats (there is a fee) will gather along Woodcleft Canal. Once underway, the route brings the glittering boats past Sea Breeze Park, down Randall Bay, and into the canal between South Long Beach Avenue and […]

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

October 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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

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

August 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

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