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Stony Brook Happy Harbor Day

September 23, 2023, 11 am3 pm.

Saturday September 23rd


11AM – 3PM


Long Beach Boat Ramp Launch


555 Long Beach Rd


St James, NY 11780




Games & activities for kids


Food Trucks and Ice Cream!


The Village of Nissequogue and The Friends of Stony Brook Harbor, a coalition of neighbors from Head of the Harbor, Nissequogue and Stony Brook, will host Happy Harbor Day to raise awareness of the beautiful, yet fragile Stony Brook Harbor.


The event, which will be held just past the boat launch at Long Beach in Nissequogue on Saturday, September 23rd , from 11 am to 3 pm, marks the return of Harbor Day after a 15-year absence.


In addition to a variety of environmental and marine science experts who will make presentations, there will be aquarium touch-tanks for young attendees as well as carnival games, all with a nautical theme. Two bands will perform, The Mondays, and The Royal Yard, which specializes in songs called “sea shanties”.




Some of our guest speakers will be John Turner of Four Harbors Audubon Society, Dr. Jeffrey Levinton of Stony Brook University, Dr. Malcom Bowman of Stony Brook University, Anna McCarroll of The Stony Brook Yacht Club Mariculture Program.


A community-wide art contest, open to all kids, kindergarten to 12th grade, will also be a feature of Harbor Day. The theme of the competition is, “save our happy harbor”


Concluding the day will be the presentation of the Dr. Larry Swanson Environmental Award to former Assembly

man, Steve Englebright.







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