Grand Opening for LGBT Network of Hauppauge 172

Brookhaven Officials Attend LGBT Network Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

 Farmingville, NY – On May 31, Councilman Michael Loguercio (second from left), Town Clerk Donna Lent (center), Councilwoman Valerie Cartright (fourth from right) and Councilman Neil Foley (right) joined the LGBT Network of Hauppauge for the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at their new 15,000 square foot center located at 125 Kennedy Drive in Hauppauge. The new center will feature 7,500 square foot community space including:

  • A café and workforce development program for young people.
  • Meeting and conference facilities with the latest technology and audio-visual equipment.
  • Expanded health, human services and support programs including drop-in HIV testing 5 days a week.
  • A new initiative for LGBT-headed families, LGBT Immigrants and more.

The LGBT Network of Hauppauge will employ over 40 full-time people at this location, bringing new jobs and opportunities to Suffolk County.

Councilman Loguercio said, “Congratulations to all the folks involved in facilitating the opening of this wonderful community center, where everyone is welcome to visit and enjoy.”

Town Clerk, Donna Lent said, “The LGBT Network has been providing vital services to our community for over 25 years. I am very proud that Long Island is now home to the largest suburban LGBT center in the country and I emphatically thank this organization for continually growing and expanding their services and advocacy.”

Councilwoman Cartright said, “I am thrilled to see this incredible space open on Long Island.  This center brings opportunity and hope for thousands of Long Islanders in the LGBTQ community and will be available for use by the entire community. This Grand Opening was the perfect way to begin Pride month.”

Councilman Foley said, “Not only is this a safe place for young people of the LGBT community to come and express themselves with peers, but it’s also a valuable resource for friends and family members to learn more about what it means to be LGBT.”

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Patchogue Today to Judge the 26th Annual Christmas Boat Parade 98

Tonight is the Patchogue River Christmas Boat Parade preview party at Off Key Tikki from 5pm to 8pm. Come down and tour the docks at West Bank Marina at Off Key Tikki to view all the boats participating in the Parade. Pick a favorite and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award while enjoying food and drink specials.

Tomorrow, Sunday, November 24th, is Patchogue River Christmas 26th Annual Boat Parade. The Parade is the perfect ending to the weekend that kicked off Patchogue’s Holiday Season.  This year’s Parade is themed A Pirate Christmas! Approximately 30 boats from across Suffolk County are expected to participate.  The Boat Parade begins at 6pm and it will take vessels about an hour to travel up and down the river.   Riverfront Restaurants such as The Oar Steak & Seafood GrilleDrift 82Off Key TikkiHarbor Crab Co. and Island View Marina will have live music and themed specials.  There are also free public viewing areas where families can view the Parade.  Watch Hill Ferry Terminal on West Avenue and Town of Brookhaven Sandspit Marina on Brightwood Street are said to be two of the best locations.  It is recommended for families to arrive early and make sure to dress warmly.

Patchogue Today is honored to be judging the Boat Parade for the second year in a row. In addition to the Peoples Choice Award which will be decided on Saturday, judges will be tasked choosing winners in the following categories: Best Sound /Music, Best Lights, Closest to Theme, and Best Overall.  Grab your friends and family and come join us to celebrate another great Patchogue Holiday tradition.

Click here to see Highlights from last years Christmas Boat Parade.










































Anchor Real Estate Celebrates Grand Opening 36

Anchor Real Estate of Long Island, Inc. celebrated its Official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, November 20th. Owner Gina Ferraro was welcomed to the community by members of The Patchogue Greater Chamber of Commerce.

Attendees were treated to beverages and light snacks and a Holiday Market with items available from vendors such as handmade market co., One Hope Wine, Stella & Dot and Pampered Chef.

Anchor Real Estate of Long Island, Inc. is located at 83. E Main Street in Patchogue.

Here are a few photos highlighting the event.

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