May the Road Rise to Meet Ye 5k & St Patrick’s Day Parade 41

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be Sunday, March 17

Patchogue’s Parade is unique in that it starts with the annual running of the May the Road Rise to Meet Ye 5k at 11:55am with the parade following immediately.

Click Here to register for the 5k

Or download registration form

This years Grand Marshal is Paula Murphy. Paula is the Chair of our Foundations’ Beautification Committee, among many community endeavors.

The Parade runs along Main Street from Route 112 east to West Avenue.

If you are interested in entering the parade, click here for terms and registration form 

The parade is run by the Village of Patchogue Parks & Recreation Department.

 

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“March”ing into Spring 57

March is finally here, we have made it through the grueling gray days of February and spring is fast approaching. Mark your calendars, Spring will formally arrive at 5:58 pm on Wednesday, March 20th.  This year you can start celebrating spring on Long Island in the early days of March. With Easter being nearly a month later this year we are in for four weekends of St. Patrick’s Day parades and events followed immediately by Spring and Easter celebrations. A late Easter also means Egg hunts and bunny sightings will likely be much warmer than last year!  

 

Here is our list of March’s family entertainment options in Suffolk county. Click links below for event details, reservations and tickets:

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations – Various locations
All month
Across Long Island locals celebrate Irish heritage in grand style.

Ring of Fire and Miles of Tiles — Port Jefferson
Through March 24
These two new Long Island Explorium exhibits are designed to inspire childhood math fluency.

Trout Unlimited Fishing Clinic & Suncatchers — Oakdale
Saturday, March 10
Trout Unlimited  9:00 am – 12:00 pm
In this traditional March event, kids 3 and older can learn to fly fish at Connetquot River State Park with the help of Trout Unlimited experts.
Suncatchers  1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Discover interesting facts about the sun and why we cannot live without it. Then you will create a unique craft that will capture rays from the sun and transform them into many brilliant colors to brighten up your home. Please call Caleb Smith State Park Preserve for more information and reservations. (631) 265 – 1054

The Three Little Kittens — Port Jefferson
Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23; Sundays, March 3 (sensory sensitive), March 17
These three kittens may have to find their mittens—but what they really want is to be a singing trio. Teaming up with a show business hound (Barker Doggone), Lucy, Ricky and Ethel embark on an adventure with the well-meaning penguin Waddles Greenway to thwart a rascally rabbit Harry Hoppit. Together they learn that friendship is the greatest bond and that dreams really can come true.

Into the Woods In Concert — Patchogue
Friday, March 8- Saturday, March 9
Patchogue Theatre’s Broadway Series invites you to immerse yourself in the beautiful music of Stephen Sondheim with this Tony Award-winning musical “in concert” experience, directed by Grammy & Emmy Award-winner John McDaniel! Backed by a 15 piece orchestra, Into The Woods “In Concert” takes you on a journey through the popular tales of the brothers Grimm

Treasure That Trash — Stony Brook
Saturday, March 9-Saturday, March 30
Many artists from across Long Island will participate with their intricate masterpieces cultivated from a desire to preserve the environment while nurturing their passion for art. Works are created from common items such as recycled materials, beach trash, paint, wood, and more. (631) 689-5888

Historic House Tours — Connetquot State Park, Oakdale
Sunday, March 17
Step back in time as you tour the Main House of the South Side Sportsmen’s Club. A docent will discuss the history of the tavern and the high society Sportsmen’s Club which shaped Connetquot River State Park Preserve into what it is today. Reservations are suggested: (631) 581 -1072

Should the weather not yet be warm enough for you to play outside,  check out our picks for indoor activities.  

United Methodist Church Awarded Sacred Site Grant 103

The United Methodist Church of Patchogue was among 16 historic religious properties in New York to receive a Sacred Site grant from the New York Landmarks Conservancy. The New York Landmarks Conservancy awarded $65,500 in Sacred Sites Grants to the Long Island congregations to pay for damage assessments and repairs. Five churches across Long Island, many built back in the 1800s, will receive funds to restore their properties. These five grants were underwritten by new Conservancy supporter the Robert David Lion Foundation. The grants went to the United Methodist Church of Patchogue (1890), Bethel A.M.E. Church in Setauket (1909), St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Northport (1873), First Congregational Church in Riverhead (1836), and First Congregational Church in Southold (1803)

The United Methodist Church, located at 10 Church Street, received a $20,000 grant to help fund window, roof, masonry and waterproofing repairs. The building is a Romanesque Revival brick structure designed by Oscar S. Teale and built in 1889. It has opal stained-glass rose windows by Tiffany Brothers Studios. The church — the second-oldest Methodist church on Long Island — was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

“Long Island’s long history is reflected in its religious architecture. Religious buildings anchor communities providing a sense of history and place. They are among our most important landmarks,” said Peg Breen, President, The New York Landmarks Conservancy. “Preserving them also allows congregations to continue to offer social service and cultural programs to their communities.”

The New York Landmarks Conservancy is a private nonprofit that helps preserve significant architecture around the state. The conservancy has loaned and granted more than $50 million over 45 years, according to its website.

Since 1986, the Conservancy’s Sacred Sites program has aided more than 750 congregations across New York with grants totaling $12 million, according to a news release. These grants have contributed to more than $740 million in total restoration projects. The program is one of a few in the country aiding landmark religious institutions and the only one assisting an entire state.

 

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