The Blessing of the Fleet will take place on Manhasset Bay on June 22 (Photo from the Port Washington News Archive)

Port Washington News Calendar For June 19-June 28

Thursday, June 20
Art Lecture: John Singer Sargent and Fashion
3 p.m. (Port Washington Library, Lapham Room) Join Professor Thomas Germano for a lavish exploration of the art of John Singer Sargent (1864-1925,) the greatest portraitist of the Gilded Age, and his relationship to fashion featuring portraits and costumes from the Gilded Age. Visit to register.

Port Promenade
5 p.m.-10 p.m. (Main Street from Library Drive to Central Drive) The ultimate block party returns packed with family fun, music, and games and activities for all ages includes a kid’s messy zone, lawn games and corn hole, mini golf, touch-a-truck and more. And of course, outdoor dining and live entertainment fill the air. Free parking on side streets and in LIRR lots. Check the Try Port First app for updates and entertainment schedules.

Friday, June 21
SMART Technology Van
10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Port Washington Adult Activities Center, 80 Manorhaven Blvd.) he Town of North Hempstead’s Project Independence presents the SMART Van (Senior Mobile Access to Resources and Technology). Senior residents can learn to increase their technological literacy. Call 311 or 516-869-6311 for more information.

Sousa Bandshell Concert

8-10 p.m. (Sousa Bandshell, Sunset Park) The Sousa Bandshell presents Country Line.

Saturday, June 22
Port Washington Farmer’s Market
8 a.m.-12 p.m. (Town Dock, 347 Main St.) All-organic farmers’ market with produce and other artisanal food products plus a café.

Blessing of the Fleet 2024
11:25 a.m.-1 p.m. (Town Dock) traditional opener of the boating season and a salute to all who have perished on the waters, civilians and service men and women of our country. Sponsored by the Manhasset Bay Sportsmen’s Club.

Sunday, June 23
A Juneteenth Celebration: Live Soul, R&B, and Gospel Music
3 p.m. (Port Washington Public Library, Lapham Room) Celebrate Juneteenth with a captivating musical show combining gospel, jazz, R&B, and soul. Don’t miss this meaningful tribute to history, resilience, and artistic expression. For more details, visit Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Comedy Night
7 p.m. (Jeanne Rimsky Theater, Landmark on Main Street) Comedy Night with Fred Rubino and Friends. Get ready for an unforgettable musical experience from a special guest presenter. This show is a guest presenter event. The Landmark box office does not sell tickets to this show. To purchase tickets, please visit or contact Gene DiNapoli at 917-567-5842 / [email protected]

Monday, June 24
Afternoon on Broadway: A Celebration of Cole Porter
3 p.m. (Port Washington Public Library, Lapham Room) Join award-winning stage and film director Stephen Nachamie as he celebrates the life and music of the legendary Cole Porter. Visit to register.

Wednesday, June 28
Smartphones for the Perplexed
2:30 p.m. (Port Washington Public Library, Hagedorn Room) Learn how to maximize your smartphone or tablet with PWPL staff experts. Bring your device and get tips and tricks for getting the most out of your technology. This class is perfect for adults with limited experience. Visit to register.

Friday, June 28
Virtual Sandwiched In: Being Prideful and Openly Queer in LGBTQ+ Literature
12 p.m. (Online) Join LGBTQ+ literary scholar Dr. Andrew Rimby in exploring LGBTQ+ authors’ themes of coming out and liberation in their work. For more details, visit Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Visit to register.

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