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Port Washington HarborFest

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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port washington harborfest 2It’s the 25th year for Port Washington’s HarborFest Dock Day and Craft Festival presented by the Town of North Hempstead and the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce.

The event takes place on Sunday, June 7 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the town dock and lower Main Street of Port Washington. It celebrates Port Washington’s nautical heritage on the waterfront of Manhasset Bay and is fun for all ages.

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port washington harborfest 4Come by boat and enjoy activities including Art in the Park, a craft show of over 100 vendors, fireboat demonstrations, a children’s fun park, the family fun stage and talent show, a model boat regatta at Baxter’s Pond, and a nautical exhibit in the Tugboat Museum. There will be live entertainment and nautical singers throughout the day and the Enviro-Expo will feature booths from environmental organizations.

Cruise aboard The Schooner SoundWaters or ride The Port Washington Water Taxi and get a tour of Manhasset Bay.

Admission to the HarborFest is free; there is a fee for cruises. A food court will feature local area restaurants offering specialties and tasty treats.

Manhasset Bay Marina ( offers transient docks and moorings for boats. Reservations are required — call 516-883-8411. There are 20 free mooring balls offered by the Town of Hempstead’s Town Dock on a first-come, first-served basis (you can stay for 48 hours). For transport to land, hail the Port Washington Water Taxi & Meyran Marine Service on VHF channel 9 or call 516-767-1691.

For additional information: call the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce at 516-883-6566 or email

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