Mark your calendars: Northport Village spring and summer events approved

Village by: Chrissy Ruggeri, February 22, 2023

Summerfest concert series last summer in Northport Village Park. Photo courtesy of Northport Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

Correction: Please note the times for the Northport Chamber of Commerce Family Nights and Summerfest Concert Series have been adjusted.

As spring and summer approach, the Northport Village board has approved several annual and some new community events, including the following:

Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice of Suffolk 23rd Annual 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, May 13 at 8:30am (Kids Fun Run) and 9am (Adults Start Time)
Starts on Main Street, Northport Village
Register here.

Blessing of the Fleet and Northport Maritime Day
Saturday, June 3 at 10am
Northport Village Dock and Park

Northport Running Club Downhill Mile
Saturday, June 3 at 9am
Starts at Brosnan Building, north to Main Street and finishes at Skippers
Register here.

Northport-East Northport School District 62nd Annual Art and Music Festival|
Sunday, June 4 from 7am-5pm
Northport Village Park

Northport Village Pride in the Park
Saturday, June 17 in the afternoon
Northport Village Park

Northport High School Pre-Prom
Thursday, June 22 from 4-6pm
Northport Village Park

Seymour’s Boatyard Centennial Celebration Concert
Saturday, July 1 from 7:30-10pm
Northport Village Park Gazebo

Northport Chamber of Commerce Family Nights
Tuesdays July 11 and July 18 from 6:30-9:30pm
Main Street, Northport Village

Summerfest Concert Series
Wednesdays August 2, August 9, August 15 and August 23
Northport Village Park Gazebo

YDA (Youth Directions & Alternatives) Movie in the Park
Thursday, August 3 from 8-10pm
Northport Village Park

Northport-East Northport Drug & Task Force Movie in the Park
Friday, August 18 in the evening
Northport Village Park

Northport-East Northport Drug & Task Force Overdose Vigil
Thursday, August 31 in the evening
Northport Village Park

At the February 21 Northport Village board meeting, the Northport Arts Coalition (NAC) requested to hold Friday night concerts in the Village Park gazebo from June 30 through September 1, from 6-10pm. Mayor Donna Koch was unwilling to approve the request, indicating that it was unfair to occupy the gazebo every Friday night when there may be a wedding ceremony or other requests.

The concerts, called “Happenings on Main Street,” have been held in the park on Fridays for over a decade, but were originally located at the patio area near the park entry. When the concerts were moved to the gazebo to allow for social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic, they drew in more people, NAC Executive Director Amy Connor explained to the board, which is why they’d like to continue using the larger space going forward. The board plans to continue their discussion of the request at the March 7 meeting.