pARTy til the Cows Come Home, East Northport Festival and 9/11 remembered all this weekend

The East Northport Fire Department will host a 9/11 ceremony and candlelight vigil this Sunday, September 11 at its headquarters.

9/11 Ceremony and Candlelight Vigil
Sunday, September 11, 9:45am and 8pm
East Northport Fire Department Headquarters
September 11, 2001 marked the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil. Almost 3,000 people lost their lives in three coordinated attacks. Those lost included 343 firefighters and 71 law enforcement officers. The East Northport Fire Department has vowed to “Never Forget” that tragic day or the lives lost. This year, members of the East Northport Fire Department (ENFD), along with members from neighboring fire departments and community members, will come together to remember the attacks and pay tribute to the lives lost.

After 21 years, the ENFD encourages everyone to always remember and continue to pay tribute to the brave men and women who lost their lives in the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and on Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.

This year's ceremony is scheduled for 9:45am. A candlelight vigil will be held at 8pm at ENFD Headquarters, located at 1 Ninth Avenue in East Northport.

East Northport Festival
September 9-11, hours vary
John J. Walsh Memorial Park, East Northport
The highly anticipated East Northport Festival returns to John J. Walsh Memorial Park in just a few weeks! A family-friendly event with something for everyone including games, rides, live music, Sand City Brewery beer garden, craft show, a food truck festival within the festival, costumed characters and so much more! For all the details and hours, read this article or follow the Chamber on Facebook.

pARTy til the Cows Come Home Reception
Saturday, September 10 from 3-5pm
The Firefly Artists, 162 Main Street, Northport
It’s The Firefly’s “Last Moo-Rah” at 162 Main Street; the event is also being dubbed as a “Moo-ving Celebration” as the artists get ready to move permanently into their new gallery down the road at 90 Main Street. pARTy til the Cows Come Home is a juried exhibition celebrating and complementing the Great Cow Harbor Day Weekend held annually in downtown Northport. Works featuring cows, and other farm life, as well as those honoring the Cow Harbor Race and festival will be considered. The exhibition will appear at The Firefly Artist’s old location at 162 Main Street from September 4 through September 25, with a reception on September 10 from 3-5pm.

Raúl Guerra, “Tales”
Through September 18
Haven Gallery, 50 Main Street, Northport
Spain-based artist Raúl Guerra is back for his third solo exhibition at Haven Gallery. “Tales” is a collection of seven works that depict well-known characters from folklore and fairytales in the artist’s quintessential style. Mermaids, goblins and recognizable characters such as Pinocchio (Italy), Medusa (Ancient Greece), the Queen of Hearts (England) and Kaguya-Hime (Japan), unite stories and dramatic personae from their worldly origins. Despite their supernatural details and cultural genesis, each narrative resonates and universally teaches children and adults alike, making their visages and accounts unforgettable. For more information and gallery hours, visit

Princess and the Goblins (graphite and color pencils on paper) is one of seven works by Raúl Guerra now showing at Haven Gallery in Northport Village.

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Northport Farmers’ Market
Cow Harbor Park parking lot
Saturdays, June 4 to November 19

Iconic Northport
Through spring 2023
Northport HIstorical Society, 215 Main Street, Northport
“Iconic Northport,” an exhibit now open at the Northport Historical Society features the history behind Northport's most iconic landmarks, businesses and traditions, including the LILCO stacks, the trolley tracks, Jones Drug Store and Cow Harbor Day. The museum’s first ever interactive exhibit, each icon has its own QR code that offers users a short video containing extra photos and interesting facts. There is also a selfie station, where visitors can become a customer of Jones Drug Store's old soda fountain.

Mystic Pizza, A New Musical
Thursday, September 15 through Sunday, October 30
John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport
Based on the classic 1988 movie starring Julia Roberts, Mystic Pizza charts the lives and loves of three unforgettable waitresses in the harbor town of Mystic, Connecticut. Featuring some of the best pop songs of the ’80s and ’90s such as “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “Addicted To Love,” “Small Town,” “Hold On,” and “Take My Breath Away,” Mystic Pizza has all the ingredients for a romantic comedy – with the works. For tickets and more Information, visit the theater website.

The Cow Harbor Race and Cow Harbor Day Parade
Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18
The 2022 Great Cow Harbor 10K Run, scheduled for Saturday, September 17 has reached its cap of 5,000 registrants. One of the most prestigious foot races in the country, the Great Cow Harbor 10K Run (recently announced as the USATF 10K National Championship) has been described by New England Runner as a "big race atmosphere in a small town on the Island; it's a winner! Who says those "rolling" courses can't be fun?" In addition to the live run, there will also be a virtual race and the 2K Fun Run. For more info, visit

A concert in Village Park and a lighted boat display at the dock are scheduled to start at 8pm that evening.

Cow Harbor Day follows on Sunday, September 18 with the festive, familiar and oh-so-popular parade beginning promptly at noon. Park activities and sidewalk sales will take place throughout the day. For more info on all the day has to offer, visit

The annual Cow Harbor Race and parade is quickly approaching next weekend, September 17 and 18, so save the date(s)! Photo credit Bruce Adams via

Northport Oktoberfest 2022
Saturday, October 1 from 12-5pm
Fire Department Fairgrounds, Steers Avenue, Northport
The Northport Fire Department’s annual Oktoberfest with beer, wine, German food, raffles and live music is back! This event has sold out each year, with no available tickets at the door. Purchase your tickets (before they’re gone) here.

It’s the third annual Northport Oktoberfest, benefitting the Northport Fire Department, and it will sell out. Get your tickets now. Photo via Facebook.