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5/13/2019 - Huntington, Boating Council Co-Sponsor Waterfront Festival and Safe Boating Week Activities May 18-24

May 19 Waterfront Festival Highlights Event-Packed Week

Boating safety at the start of the boating season is the theme of the seventh annual Safe Boating Week May 18-24, 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 19, from 10:00 AM through 5:00 PM at Mill Dam Park in Halesite. Dealers and vendors selling boat supplies, nautical décor, crafts, and more will keep it nautical, but there’ll be food, music, and fun for all. Go by boat to the festival — Mill Dam Park is across the street from the Huntington Town Marina. Transient moorings and docks are available at Willis Marina and West Shore Marina.


Huntington Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci said, “The Town of Huntington is committed to promoting boating safety I encourage all of our residents to take advantage of the many learning opportunities offered throughout Safe Boating Week, which will provide useful throughout the boating season.”


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 18


Courtesy Vessel Inspections

US Coast Guard Auxiliary & Neptune Sail and Power Squadron.

Call for appointment and location:

Huntington - USCGA - Len – (631) 786-5904

Northport - USCGA - Gene – (631) 424-2001

Neptune Sail and Power Squadron - Don – (631) 271-8762


FREE NYS Safe Boating Course

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington

Sign up at

8 hours total to complete class for boating certificate


Sunday, May 19


7h Annual Waterfront Festival

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Mill Dam Park, Halesite


Monday, May 20


NEW! Understanding Marine Salvage Recovery

7:00 PM

Presented by Captain Mike Langenbach, SeaTow Huntington

Lecture and Q&A

Ketewomoke Yacht Club

75 New York Avenue, Halesite, NY

Call Captain Mike to reserve your spot – (631) 427-0437


Tuesday, May 21


FREE Suddenly In Command Class

7:00 PM

Harbor Boating Club

Call: 631-424-2001


Wednesday, May 22


Know Your Knots

6:00 PM

An introductory or refresher hands on workshop

West Marine Huntington

56 New York Avenue, Halesite, NY

Space is limited. Reserve your spot by visiting the store. First come, first served



Hurricanes and Superstorms -The Aftermath and Lessons Learned

Presented by Maritime Historian and published author Edward A.T. Carr

8:00 PM

American Legion Hall- Mill Dam Rd and New York Avenue, Halesite

Doors open at 7:30-Cash Bar

All Welcome