Upcoming events announcement
The Village of Patchogue passed a resolution to approve the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce’s Family Fun Night events during Monday’s board meeting.
After discussion between the chamber and trustees Susan Brinkman and Thomas Ferb regarding Family Fun Night and limiting Main Street closures, a plan was formulated. Brinkman said the first Family Fun Night will be held on July 7 with no Main Street closure by limiting the event to the Roe Walkway. The second event will be larger, with a Main Street closure from 4-10 p.m. on Aug. 11.
“As a mother, it is so important to have these events. The chamber has done such a magnificent job,” she said.
The idea in the future, she explained, is to eventually host Family Fun Night in the freshly revamped walkway down onto Terry Street. She hopes to see Terry Street closed with a pathway made to connect the road to the Roe Walkway. The furtherance of the walkway, she added, would allow an expanded footprint. She said she plans to work with the village’s Department of Public Works to design a permanent walkway connecting Terry Street and the Roe Walkway with the possibility of an artistic raised barrier and some plantings — while removing the least amount of parking spaces.
During the meeting, trustee Lori Devlin also said the second Arts on Terry event has been scheduled for June 4 and in addition to Artspace, the Patchogue Arts Council has also partnered with the Patchogue-Medford Library, which will host happenings in the Roe Walkway. The theme, she said, will be coordinated with a series of events called the Summer of Love.
Lastly, David Kennedy, executive director of the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce, told the board that after a sit-down with the Suffolk County Police Department and village officials, ideas have been proposed to ease traffic during Alive After Five®. He said soon a meeting would be held to formulate a plan. “We have a lot of ideas. There will be some important changes made in response to the concerns,” he assured.
Approved upcoming chamber events include: St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Mar. 19; Alive After Five®, July 6 and 20, Aug. 3 and 17 with an Aug. 24 rain date; St. Liberata Italian Festival, Sept. 16; Chili & Chowder Festival, Oct. 21; Halloween Happenings, Oct. 31; Dia de los Muertos, Nov. 4; Small Business Saturday and the Village Christmas Parade, Nov. 25; Holiday Boat Parade, Dec. 18 for the preview and Dec. 19 for the event; Menorah Lighting, Dec. 12; and Midnight on Main, Dec. 31. Also, the annual passing of the sash for the St. Patrick’s Day parade will be held on Feb. 26 at the BrickHouse Brewery from 1-4 p.m., with live music, drink specials and an Irish soda bread contest.
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