I Love This Village!
I like to keep you posted on what’s happening in our village so you can stay tuned and tell your friends and neighbors about our wonderful Village.
Port Jefferson….A Destination for a Day…..or a Lifetime!
Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson
The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
Work has begun down at the Crystal Brook Hollow cul de sac where Terry Contracting is beginning work on the seawall, beach revetment, and road repair. Plantings and finishing touches will be done prior to the harsh weather. the Village is still waiting for final FEMA and SEMO approval to begin the restoration projects at East Beach.
In the interim, the Department of Public Works will begin to connect Suffolk County Water to the restroom facilities at West Beach where we are abandoning the old well so we can upgrade the bathrooms and showers for next season. Stay tuned!
The Village has hired American Repair Service Corp to restore the red phone booths at Arden Place & Main and Thompson & East Main Streets. American will power wash, repaint and restore the Dickens phone booths and the Village will begin utilizing them as information booths with an internal billboard. The booths will have solar powered lights that will turn on at dusk and off at dawn and the current “telephone”signage will be replaced with www.portjeff.com.
Our red booths will be “shimmering” just in time for Dickens!
At the September 24th, 2012 Board Meeting, the Mayor and Trustees awarded the second road repair project to Kings Park Industries. Beginning this fall and into next spring, new drainage and road reconstruction will begin on Old Post from California to Main Street; Thompson Street, from Belle Terre Road to East Main Street; Winston from the East Beach traffic circle to Crystal Brook Hollow; and Arlington and Beach Streets.
Of course our own Department of Public Works will continue to pave smaller stretches of road within the Village. For any road concerns, please call the DPW at 631-473-4733.
Sept. 24 – Nov. 5
Guest Speaker: Professor Margot Palermo, Business Honors Program Director, Stony Brook University
Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY
Tickets: $5 Sold at the door. Doors open around 6:30 PM
The Historical Society of Greater Port Jefferson
25th Annual Country Auction
Mather House Museum,
115 Prospect Street, Port Jefferson Village, NY
Outdoor Antiques Auction under a tent on the museum lawn (rain or shine).
FREE Parking at The School Lot, High Street.
Lunch available on Premises.
Preview starts at 9 a.m.
Auction starts promptly at 9:30 a.m.
Graduates from the Class of 1962 gathered at Earl L. Vandermeulen High School on Friday, Sept. 14 for their 50-year reunion. The three-day event began with a greeting and tour of the high school given by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Bossert and Facilities Director Fred Koebel. Festivities continued Saturday night with a dinner at the Port Jefferson Village Center and concluded with brunch at Schafer’s Restaurant on Sunday morning.
Over 50 people attended and a great time was had by all!!
Greater Port Jefferson – Northern Brookhaven Arts Council in
Cooperation with the Inc. Village of Port Jefferson presents
ANNE P. TUTTLE
“A Life in Art”
On exhibit now through November 13th at the Gallery in the PJ Village Center
BREAST CANCER VICTORY DAY 2012
September 29th – Train arrives at 10:30am
A Taste Of Port Jefferson
5th Annual International Taste of Port Jefferson
Port Jefferson Village Center101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson Village overlooking the Harborfront Park and Harbor. Sample an abundance of food, desserts, wine tasting, raffles, music and more. Over 30 local restaurants and eateries will be participating.
Tickets are $40 per person.
The Maritime Explorium is hosting a day of family fun and education in Port Jefferson at the Harbor area adjacent to the Village Center. From noon to 4 PM on Saturday, September 29th, the public is invited to take part in a series of free events. You will learn a lot.
Explore a touch tank of marine animals courtesy of Stony Brook Yacht Club, with Chris Magdison. Join Eileen Gerle, Town of Brookhaven West Meadow Beach Ranger and educator in creating some wonderful fish prints. Take a shore walk with educator Kathy O’Sullivan and discover interesting things about shells, rocks and beach plants. Visit the Bayles Boat Shop and see the boats being built. Find out how you can join Coastal Steward Dave Johnson’s oyster restoration project and beach cleanups. Meet Bill Wise Chairman, Director of the Marine Science Research Center (SOMAS) at SUNY Stonybrook.
Added excitement will be provided by the Port Jefferson Library explaining the environmental research tools available there. The Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council will have related poetry readings, and the LINPI, Long Island Native Plant Initiative will share information about native ecotype plants.
Being the hosts and organizers of this event, Port Jefferson’s Maritime Explorium will also give free admission on Saturday to their creative museum. Visitors there can design and build a water filtration system if they like or build a biome. With a $5 donation they can even release a baby Horseshoe Crab into the harbor. For further information, contact [email protected].
If you wonder why the event is called Estuary Day, Port Jefferson Harbor is an Estuary which is defined as an ecosystem with open sea water which enters to the rhythm of the tides and is diluted by freshwater flowing from rivers and streams. You’ve learned something already.
“Fall has arrived!
Behold the changing leaves, and enjoy the crisp breeze.
Let your eyes take in the bursts of color.
Transformation is afoot and hope is in the air.”