Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A Season in the Sun

A Season in the Sun

February 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

SOUPer Bowl in Port Washington

SOUPer Bowl in Port Washington

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Oyster Festival

Oyster Festival

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The 33rd annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay promises a good time to all on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 from 11:00 am through 6:00 pm (rain or shine). With music, contests, rides, and artisans showcasing their work, you’ll have lots to see, hear, do, and buy at the festival. However, you‘ll likely […]

Sag Harbor American Music Festival

Sag Harbor American Music Festival

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. Sag Harbor emits vitality all summer, and that intensifies as the sounds of jazz, folk, pop, rock, Americana, and global music fill the village during the annual Sag Harbor American Music Festival. The festival runs from Thursday, September 29 through Sunday, October 2. Local and national performers appear outdoors and at Old Whalers Church, […]

Freeport Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade

Freeport Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade

January 31, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Homes and businesses aren’t all that dazzle and twinkle during the holiday season. Freeport’s waterways will be all aglow on December 3 during the Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade. Vessels registered to participate in the parade (there is a fee) will meet behind E. B. Elliot’s on the northern end of Woodcleft […]

Oh, the Places We Went!

Oh, the Places We Went!

January 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

What a year it was for boating — Mother Nature was stingy with rain, though when she let loose in 2015, she sent a bucketful all bunched together. The result was numerous days during boating season with weather just right for exploring rivers, anchoring in coves, watching fireworks, attending festivals, rocking to the music, gazing […]

Tall Ship Visits Greenport

Tall Ship Visits Greenport

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. To heighten awareness and generate excitement for this year’s America’s Cup competition, the 139-foot schooner America will sail into Greenport Village and be on display Wednesday, June 8 through Friday, June 10. America is a replica of the vessel that beat a British ship in 1851 and started the America’s Cup tradition. Transient slips […]

Jones Beach Air Show

Jones Beach Air Show

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. Boating to the Jones Beach Air Show at Jones Beach Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 has become a wonderful tradition marking the unofficial start of the season. The show runs from 10:00 am through 3:00 pm each day. This year’s spectacular aerial show features both military and civilian performances. Among those scheduled […]

Connetquot River Boat Parade and Fireworks

Connetquot River Boat Parade and Fireworks

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Ho-ho-holiday lights and sights include the dazzling Christmas Boat Parade on the Connetquot River! On Saturday, November 26, festively lit and decorated boats start at View restaurant at 5:30 pm and proceed to the Snapper Inn (and then back again). As happy as you’ll be watching the parade, festooning your boat with the lights and […]

Port Jefferson Boater’s Maritime Festival

Port Jefferson Boater’s Maritime Festival

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. What’s more fun than a day in Port Jefferson? A day enjoying the maritime village when it hosts the Fifth Annual Port Jefferson Boater’s Maritime Festival! The event takes place throughout the village on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm daily. Transient docking is available at the […]

Montauk Music Festival 2016

Montauk Music Festival 2016

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. Montauk fills with music as the 7th Annual Montauk Music Festival gets its groove on Thursday, May 19 through Sunday, May 22. Dance to the beat of live music at almost every restaurant and bar in Montauk. Musical acts at 40 venues include alternative, rock, folk, pop, Americana, reggae, blues, jazz, bluegrass, flamenco, rap, […]

Patchogue Boat Parade

Patchogue Boat Parade

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The holiday season glows bright when the Christmas Holiday Parade of Boats heads down the Patchogue River on Sunday, November 20. Now in its 23rd year, this enjoyable, family-friendly event has a preview on Saturday, November 19 starting at 5:00 pm. Visitors will feast their eyes on vessels decorated in this year’s (optional) theme of […]

Port Washington HarborFest 2016 Craft Fair

Port Washington HarborFest 2016 Craft Fair

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The combined harbor festival and craft fair takes place on Sunday, June 5 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the town dock and along lower Main Street in Port Washington. Celebrating Port Washington’s nautical heritage and the work of talented artists and artisans, thousands of people of all ages gather on the waterfront of […]

Pirate Festival

Pirate Festival

December 28, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If it’s a pirate’s life for ye (at least for a weekend), boat to West Sayville, me hearties! That’s where you’ll discover a treasure — the Long Island Maritime Museum’s Pirate Festival, taking place on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19. The museum has free transient tie-up space on their east bulkhead available on […]

Freeport Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade

Freeport Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade

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On December 11, cover yourself in many layers from head to toes, but leave your eyes uncovered. That way, you’ll be able to enjoy all the dazzling sights of the Freeport Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade. Boaters and non-boaters alike will be oohing and aahing as the festive boats — both private […]

Huntington Harbor Parade of Lights

Huntington Harbor Parade of Lights

November 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

There are incandescent songs such as You Light Up My Life sung by Debby Boone, Spotlight by Jennifer Hudson, Ray Of Light by Madonna, and Heartlight by Neil Diamond. Then there’s the Huntington Harbor Parade of Lights, glowingly sung by participating boaters who want to keep the Huntington Lighthouse burning brightly. This fun and fundraising […]

Connetquot River Boat Parade and Fireworks

Connetquot River Boat Parade and Fireworks

November 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

On the water or along the shore, you won’t want to miss the lights and sights of the Connetquot River Boat Parade. On Saturday, November 28, festively lit and decorated boats start at the View restaurant at 5:30 pm and proceed to the Snapper Inn (and then back again). As much fun as it to […]

Patchogue Christmas Boat Parade

Patchogue Christmas Boat Parade

November 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Ho-ho-holiday cheer commences as the 22nd Christmas Holiday Boat Parade heads down the Patchogue River on Sunday, November 22. This traditional event actually starts the day before with voting for the best decorated boats on Saturday, November 21 from 5:00 until 8:00 pm. There are two locations in Patchogue to view the parade, which begins […]

Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson

Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson

November 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Port Jefferson is an enticing destination during the warmer months, but it’s also appealing to stroll around this seaside village in nippy weather while sipping a warm beverage and soaking in festive holiday cheer.  As if even more incentive was necessary to visit, characters will be reenacting Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in December. […]

Port Jefferson Travels Back in Time

Port Jefferson Travels Back in Time

November 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Port Jefferson trades its bustling water-centric activities for holiday festivities at the 21st Annual Charles Dickens Festival. On Saturday December 3 and Sunday December 4, the village transforms into a scene that would make Charles Dickens feel right at home and characters such as Scrooge and Father Christmas. Singers will carol, magicians will amaze, and […]

Fire Island Dance Festival

Fire Island Dance Festival

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. With the Great South Bay serving as its stunning background, the annual Fire Island Dance Festival is an amazing boating destination. Hosted by the entertaining Tituss Burgess, this year’s festival takes place at Fire Island Pines on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17. The entrance to the Pines harbor is directly due south […]

Northport Art in the Park Festival

Northport Art in the Park Festival

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Along the harbor in Northport Village Park is always a spectacle. On Saturday, July 9, the spectacle becomes a family-friendly festival of fine arts, crafts, music, dance, and poetry. The jewelry, art, photography, and crafts will be displayed and available for purchase starting at 10:00 am. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists and […]

Great South Bay Music Festival

Great South Bay Music Festival

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. Boat to Patchogue for the annual Great South Bay Music Festival taking place Thursday, July 14 through Sunday, July 17. The crowd at Shorefront Park will be rocking, rolling, dancing, and singing to the sounds of Third Eye Blind, Blues Traveler, Graham Nash, Aztec Two-Step, and Lena and the Happy Clam Band, plus about […]

Paddle Battle LI

Paddle Battle LI

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. Forget leisurely paddling — get ready to paddle as fast as you can along the Peconic River in Riverhead on Saturday, July 30! 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 at the same time. […]

Montauk Fall Festival

Montauk Fall Festival

October 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. There are so many things to do, hear, and taste at the Montauk Fall Festival. Hosted by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, it takes place on the Village Green on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. It’s understandable that visitors to this seaside village will […]

Blues on the Bay

Blues on the Bay

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. Long Island’s oldest and largest blues festival, known for years as the Cedar Beach Blues Music & Arts Festival, keeps its groove going as Blues on the Bay. There’ll be cool music on two stages, tasty food, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, and other fun happenings on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2. […]

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! Over 25 seafood stations from local restaurants will be serving up the freshest and tastiest seafood (as well as burgers, fries, corn, and sweet treats) on Saturday, […]

Port Jefferson Village Cup Regatta

Port Jefferson Village Cup Regatta

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Racing sailboats provide the thrilling entertainment as the seventh annual Village Cup Regatta takes place on Saturday, September 10. Actor and local resident Ralph Macchio will be one of the sailors taking part in this friendly competition raising funds for the John T. Mather Memorial Hospital Palliative Medicine Program and The Lustgarten Foundation for pancreatic […]

25th Cedar Beach Blues Music & Arts Festival

25th Cedar Beach Blues Music & Arts Festival

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. The 25th Cedar Beach Blues Music & Arts Festival, Long Island’s oldest and largest blues festival, gets its groove on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18. Attendees will enjoy great music, delicious food, and activities for all ages at the event’s new location on the grounds of the Long Island Maritime Museum in […]

Northport’s Great Cow Harbor Weekend

Northport’s Great Cow Harbor Weekend

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Northport is a quaint village that keeps ties to its past. Come Great Cow Harbor Weekend, however, that past pulsates all over the place! Whether it’s a myth or fact that cows once grazed alongside the harbor, the locals cling to the name of yesteryear and dub their end of summer celebration Great Cow Harbor […]

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