Santa Parade in Port Jefferson Village

It was a beautiful and chilly day on a Saturday afternoon on November 26th, 2016 for our Annual Santa Parade in our Village of Port Jeff!! The parade started at 3pm at the Long Island Rail Road station on Main Street and ended at Santa’s Workshop, inside of the Drowned Meadow Cottage at the corner of Barnum Ave. and West Broadway. Check out some of our photos below from the parade. Also, check out our live video on our Facebook page (click here).
If you weren’t able to make it to our parade, be sure to be there next year!

Holiday Shopping Crawl in the Village of Port Jefferson

Join us on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for our Holiday Shopping Crawl. Shop throughout the Village of Port Jefferson, north of the Long Island Railroad. All businesses are included: retail, professional, and services.

Start your shopping crawl with a FREE CUP OF COFFEE at STARBUCKS, 201 Main Street… and end your shopping, or make 3 purchases at three different businesses, and get a FREE BEVERAGE at TOMMY’S PLACE, 109 Main Street. Must show receipts.

Download the flyer, click here…

Port Jeff Village Holiday Shopping Crawl

Holiday Shopping Crawl 2016 Port Jeff Village

Gardens & Landscapes Of Port Jefferson 2016

Welcome to our 2nd Annual “The Gardens & Landscapes of Port Jefferson”
Sponsored by the Times Beacon Record News Media In Celebration of Our 40th Anniversary 1976-2016.

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WHEN: Saturday, July 9th, 2016 (Rain or Shine)
TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
PURCHASE TICKETS:  Please Click Here for our Eventbrite ticket sales
CALL: 631-473-1414


Woodland Delight – Virginia Armstrong
Walk along guided pathways among the oak trees. View an abundance of assorted lilies, azaleas, hollies, rhododendrons, rose bushes, hostas, cotoneaster, hydrangea and more. Walk to the side patio surrounded by additional plantings.

Gated Pathways – Joanne & Peter Lasso
Enter this garden through either of 2 hidden pathways or the driveway. Focus on the large holly tree in the front with a variety of shade loving plants below. Follow pavers to the side garden and protected back patio. Continue your walk on the guided pathway with its border gardens back to the front of the house.

Borders Galore & More – Charlotte Duff
Enjoy the large perennial street border with its mixture of daylilies and assorted perennials. Follow the property’s outline with various rhododendrons and ferns. Continue through the patio area to gain access to the front of the home to see the large ‘garden island’.

Landscape Perfection – Bari & Chris Carley
Evergreen shrubs fill large island plantings along flowering annual pathways and front lawn specimen evergreens. Small retaining walls support raised beds give way to additional plantings. The backyard includes tiered decks leading to an in-ground pool surrounded by cypress and assorted perennial shrubs planted on retaining walls.

Rambling Garden – Timothy & Constance Byrnes
Start your walk in the front yard and view the sculptured gardens that wrap around the property’s perimeter and lead you to the side lawn gate and spacious backyard. As you enter, you will be greeted by a wraparound porch, in-ground pool and patio. Large defined plantings, potted annuals and planted retaining walls support an assortment of shrubs and perennials.

A central walkway welcomes you, as you view miniature boxwoods and take note of the large island plantings. Hostas create an outline that frames adjacent woods. Statues and archways give the visitor pleasant distractions which adds to the character of this garden’s balance.

This beautiful home situated on a cul-de-sac welcomes the visitor with formal gardens, but there is so much more. Enter the backyard where you will observe a deep water Koi pool and water fall. A large in-ground pool with expansive garden borders and lawn area is surrounded by layered plantings accented with sprawling stone walls.

View the great lawn that features island plantings that contain a mixture of perennials emphasizing single trees. The back yard gives way to an in-ground pool with various planters. Plantings of Cannas and blueberry add the right mixture to highlight the surrounding decks and welcoming patio furniture.


Many Thanks to our Partners: The Port Jefferson Music Academy, A Cake In Time and the Suwassett Garden Club with their contribution of music, ice=coffee, mini cupcakes & docents.

Port Jefferson GreenFest 2016

SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2016  •  1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Port Jefferson Village Center

Welcome to our Annual Green Fest of Port Jefferson Village Sponsored by the Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce and Co-sponsored by the Times Beacon Record. This fest will draw in hundred from all over Long Island who want to become more environmentally conscious.

To introduce you to this event and the enormity of it, it is first necessary to understand the influences that created the need and excitement for such an event. In today’s society, “Green” is the newest movement of our time.  Everyone everywhere is becoming more conscious of our environment, and wondering how to protect and guard it for future generations. Al Gore received incredible accolades and numerous awards for his film An Inconvenient Truth depicting global warming. What is going on in the environment is affecting everyone, and the answer today is to “Go Green”, become environmentally and eco-friendly, and to start reducing our carbon footprint.

Please read more at the Port Jeff Greenfest website here,


Easter Parade and Egg Hunt

Easter Parade Port Jeff 2015Join us for our Easter Parade and Egg Hunt in Port Jefferson Village! Old-Fashioned ‘Easter Bonnet’ Walking Parade. All walkers welcome and wear your Easter best!

WHEN: Sunday, March 27th, 2016
TIME: Parade starts at 12:00 noon
WHERE: Parade will begin in front of Theatre Three on Main Street and finish at the Port Jefferson Village Center at the Harbor

WHERE: Great Lawn at the Harborfront & Children’s Park
TIME: Approximately 12:30 pm , after the parade ends at the Port Jefferson Village Center
FOR: Ages 2 – 5 yrs. old & 6 – 8 yrs. old ONLY
All Children Will Receive a Treat!

**No Rain Date, Cancellation only with a continual down-pour
For more info, please call 631.473.1414 or email us at:

The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce & Innovation Toyota, Middle Island

Homes of Harbor Hills Lantern Light Tour

SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, December 12th, 2015  •  4:30 – 8:30pm

Purchase 3 tickets and get 1 FREE by December 1st.

Tour selective upscale, grand homes, decorated for the Holiday Season
Tickets:  $25.00
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online.

Seasonal Cheer Gathering & home Tour at the Port Jefferson Country Club at Harbor Hills – Lombardi’s on the sound
Tickets:  $45.00
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online. 

Or Call 631-473-1414

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8th Annual A Taste of Port Jefferson

Join us for another year of our local and tasting event at the Port Jefferson Village Center on Saturday, October 24th, 2015 from 12 noon – 4 pm. Again, this year our VIP Judges will vote on the Best Table Display, Best Creative Dish, Best Food/Drink Presentation, and Best Dessert. AND, we are doing something new… the public gets to vote for the best food, drink, and dessert!!  Visit the website for more details and see what restaurants, desserts, wines, and beers will be there! Remember, come hungry!!

Our Dragon Boat Race Festival Was Another Grand Event!!

Our 2nd Annual Port Jefferson Dragon Boat Race Festival was another spectacular event. There were more teams, a total of 22 teams, more food vendors, and new, live entertainment!

The final Championship team went to the PJ Dragons of Pirates Cove! Congratulations!!
2nd Place: Bad to the Bone – St. Charles Hospital
3rd Place: NYCB Dragons
4th Place: Skeleton Crew – Mather Hospital

Check out the website for photos and more information at

Final WINNERS-PJ Dragons of Pirates Cove

The Gardens & Landscapes of Port Jefferson

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Snaden's Garden Smiling girls Betts Garden cropped Kito's Garden Nan's full porch Birdhouse Flower Cart Archway Wayne Helmer's herb gardenWe welcome you to our First Annual “The Gardens & Landscapes of Port Jefferson”, sponsored by the Times Beacon Record Newspaper in celebration of summer & their 40th Anniversary.
Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 11:00 am – 4:00 pm  •  Click here to purchase your tickets on Eventbrite.
There are 9 Gardens to visit throughout Port Jefferson. As you visit each garden you’ll get to experience the beautiful flowers and plants. Each garden has a unique design that fits well with the historical homes and location.

At selected gardens there will be watercolorists from the Night Heron Artists.


Garden 1: Nature’s Palette
110 California Ave.

Gardens come to life reflecting the view of an artist. Entering through a whimsical garden gate, visitors are greeted by an authentic French potting cart vignette. Fairies illuminate the numerous elevations that enhance the artist’s efforts to garner one’s imagination. A passion to work with nature’s bounty is evidenced by the beautiful moss rock gardens located throughout the property. Enjoy suffused combinations of cottage like flowers in symphony with perennial blooms enhanced by voluminous shades and textures of green plantings. Your visit continues as you enjoy hospitality refreshments at a beautiful pool side setting.

Garden 2 Border Garden with a Lemon Kick
204 Myrtle Ave.

As you walk up the Myrtle hill you can’t help but notice the 125 year old stone wall on top of which you will find our fanciful flower garden. The fragrant honeysuckle that adorns the fence, along the west side of the property, will catch your attention with its intoxicating scent. Look for the two horse shoes hidden among the blooms. In the urns, there are lavender topiaries. Don’t miss the 19th century porch with the bountiful flowering hanging baskets and enjoy a refreshing lemonade drink.

Feature Event 3: Gardens of the Heart
709 Main Street
(On-site parking lot on the corner of Main Street and Jones Ave)

Whispers beckon to an era gone by. A glorious profusion of magnificent plantings embellish the significance of one of the most beautiful Victorians in our beloved village. Garden elegance is further defined by the antique white wrought iron design elements garnered with white floral plantings throughout the patio. Enjoy refreshments as you meander through the property. Be sure to view the parlor.

Garden 4: Gateway to Garden Splendors
136 Tuthill Street

Climb the meandering stairs that greet you with potted annual urns. Go through the gateway and enter into an open porch area where you are greeted with container planters and handcrafted superior chocolates by ‘Chocology Unlimited’. Have a taste of chilled champagne and continue to enter into the secluded back yard with neat perennial borders and featured plantings.

Garden 5: High Tea on High
401 High Street

Shipbuilder Sylvester T. Wines house stands proudly in the heart of the P.J. Village. Built in 1855, this Pre-Civil War Italianate Victorian home is one of the few village houses to be found in the local, state and national registries for historic places.
The five levels of original walled-terraced gardens have been cared for with great love for both plant choices and their historic value to the Victorian garden. Experience 60 years of the Betts Family transforming this special quarter acre with the help of professional landscapers. View seven species of hydrangeas and hostas. While enjoying High Tea, you will be serenaded by the beautiful music of harpist Marilyn Levine.

Garden 6: The Mather House Museum Gardens
115 Prospect Street

The Thomas Jefferson Perennial Garden at the Mather House Museum was created and is maintained by the Suwassett Garden Club. The majority of perennial plants are appropriate for the age of the house. Today, modern varieties are used and annuals are added for color and interest. When the village celebrated the 150th anniversary of renaming Drowned Meadow to Port Jefferson in 1986, the Suwassett Garden Club named the garden in honor of this famous President and horticulturist.
The Wayne Helmer Herb Garden is located behind the main building, just off the kitchen – the usual place for an herb garden in early times. Wayne was the resident caretaker for the buildings as well as a beloved member of both the Historical Society and the Herb Society. Upon his death, the garden was created in his memory. A quiet stroll along its brick path will enliven your senses with its beauty and fragrance.

Garden 7: Side & Rear Perennial Abundance
108 Bleeker Street

You are greeted with neatly trimmed boxwood bushes that grow on the top of a stone wall that ushers you down a welcoming pathway of slate paver stepping stones leading you to a ‘secret’ garden. The gateway trellises beckon the visitor into a secluded sitting area adorned with perennials. Hidden are the niche garden of established container planters and pristine grass lawn area/patio that are surrounded by sun & shade loving plants.

Garden 8: Gardens Times Three
211 Grant Street

Situated mid-way up a steep hill you will come to a charming home on a flat piece of land. Enjoy not one but 3 garden types: fruit, vegetable and established perennial. Don’t miss the fruit and vegetable gardens at the very rear of the property.

Garden 9: The ‘Zen’ Experience
1 Frances Lane

This yard was designed as a functional ‘zen’ experience. A pergola and roof over the patio next to house creates outdoor rooms. The in ground pool and bocce court make family gathering centers as do the fire pit and hot tub. The pondless waterfall provides soothing tranquility while specimen plants such as Nookatensis and thread leaf maple provide accents to the landscape and the home’s architectural features.


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