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Outdoor dining on Main Street during Port Promenade 2023 (Contributed photo)

Port Promenade Brings The Ultimate Block Party To Main Street

Port Promenade will be held on the third Thursday in June and July from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., each in a different section of Main Street. Thursday, June 20 will be on Main Street between Library Drive and Central Avenue. The July 18 event will be on Upper Main Street between Port Washington Blvd and Mackey Avenue.

The popular street festival brings activities and games for families to complement the shopping, live music, and outdoor dining. The organizing committee is planning fun activities, including a mini golf course, lawn games, and a Kids’ Messy Zone. Live entertainment by local musicians will be featured each evening with opening acts performed by students from local training and instruction schools. Of course, attendees can enjoy dining al fresco at participating restaurants and eateries in each zone.

Donna Rice, president of Port Washington BID, says, “A lot has changed since we began Port Outdoors as an answer to the restrictions during the pandemic. But what started as a business recovery event has turned into a much loved, family favorite street fair. We are pleased to bring back Port Promenade again this year and invite everyone to come enjoy the ultimate block party—Port Washington style!”

Live music featuring local talent has been a mainstay for past events and this year promises to keep the tradition alive. The Landmark on Main Street recruits and organizes live entertainment and demonstrations each year.

Landmark on Main Street Manager of Community Affairs Amanda Kowalczuk says, “Landmark on Main Street is proud to be a part of Port Promenade, giving local talent the opportunity to perform for the community. Landmark’s commitment to making the arts accessible aligns with the mission of Port Promenade to unite the people and businesses of Port Washington, through shared activities and opportunities.”

The event is sponsored by Precision Work, Inc and the Port Washington BID and hosted by Landmark on Main Street, Port Washington Chamber of Commerce, and the Port Washington BID. Support from the Port Washington Police Department and the Town of North Hempstead make it possible.

Getting there is easy and free to attend. Take the LIRR to Port Washington and step right into the heart of the event. Free parking is available on side streets, municipal lots and at the LIRR lot. Fees for some activities may apply. The event is rain or shine. Updates and a full schedule of events for each date and a list of participating restaurants will be posted on the Try Port First App under Events or at www.portwashingtonbid.org/port-promenade.

—Submitted by the Port Washington Business Improvement District

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