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5/15/2018 - Huntington, Boating Council Co-Sponsor Waterfront Festival and Safe Boating Week Activities May 19-25

May 20 Waterfront Festival Highlights Event-Packed Week

Boating safety at the start of the boating season is the theme of the sixth annual Safe Boating Week May 19-25, jointly sponsored by the Town of Huntington and the Greater Huntington Council of Yacht and Boating Clubs.


The Safe Boating Week Waterfront Festival takes place Sunday, May 20, from 10:00 AM through 5:00 PM at Mill Dam Park in Halesite. This year’s Festival features live music by King Wellington, performing on the Town of Huntington’s Showmobile Stage, along with a variety of delicious food, Oyster Bay Brewing Company craft beers and wines. The Festival includes participation by boat dealers, displays by marine equipment vendors, fishing gear, nautical home decor, antiques, and the works of local artists and craftsmen. There will be fun attractions and amusements for children.


Huntington Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci said, “The Town of Huntington is excited to partner again with the Greater Huntington Council of Yacht and Boating Clubs to highlight Safe Boating Week and an exciting Waterfront Festival. As a coastal Town, we are committed to promoting boating safety, and I encourage all of our residents to stop by to enjoy the festival and take advantage of the many learning opportunities offered throughout Safe Boating Week.”


“We are very grateful for the community’s response to the concept of Huntington Safe Boating Week.  Through the Boating Council’s efforts and support of the Town of Huntington and our generous sponsors, the event has continued to grow and we have been able to offer more free classes to our boating community. We welcome all residents and their families to the Waterfront Festival which has become increasingly popular as the kick off to boating season and a venue showcasing local yacht dealers, artists and crafters,” said Jackie Martin, Executive Officer of the Greater Huntington Council of Yacht and Boating Clubs, and event chairperson.


Huntington’s Safe Boating Week includes a free eight-hour New York State Boating Safety course, courtesy vessel safety inspections by the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Power Squadron, as well as courses, lectures and seminars on a range of topics.


This is the schedule of Safe Boating Week activities:


Saturday, May 19, 2018


Courtesy Vessel Inspections

USCG Auxiliary and US Power Squadron

Call: 631-766-3708


FREE NYS Safe Boating Course

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington

To Register, Call Harbormaster's Office: 631-351-3255/3256

8 hours total to complete class for boating certificate



Huntington Community First Aid Squad

Reservations Required: Call 917-842-8771


Sunday, May 20, 2018


6th Annual Waterfront Festival

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Mill Dam Park, Halesite


Monday, May 21, 2018


FREE Basic First Aid (Certification Course)

5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Huntington YMCA

Limited Enrollment. Call: 631-421-4242 ext. 0


Tuesday, May 22, 2018


FREE Suddenly In Command Class

USCG Auxiliary

Harbor Boating Club

Call: 631-424-2001


Wednesday, May 23, 2018


“Gwendoline Steers: Anatomy of a Disaster” Lecture

Presented by Edward A.T. Carr, Huntington Director of Maritime Services, Historian and Author

American Legion Hall, 1 Mill Dam Road (Doors open at 7:00 PM)




Area clubs and organizations will be on hand to answer questions about boating activities and membership.


For more information about classes and boat inspections, visit or email