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The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Fall 2022 Newsletter 
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
Hello Partners,

Our summer season closed with our annual new member wine & cheese reception at the Chamber office. Was an excellent opportunity for our new members to meet our board of directors and exchange pleasantries. We invited fall to arrive with cooler weather and sunny days! September brought back our 8th Annual Dragon Boat Race Festival with 23 competing racing teams. 250 medals were given out and the day was well received by many! The Village’s Harvest Festival once again presented itself on a warm brilliant day September 22nd. The annual chowder crawl was missed this year, but the pet costume parade was a well-attended favorite! 
 
The Chamber completed the 2 grants we received from PSEG with the replacement of a very old tired bench in front of the Chamber with a new steel shiny black bench along with the new perennial landscaping done in the front of the Chamber by ‘Wild in Port Jeff’. Additionally the Chamber was able to coordinate the painting of the Chamber building and shed with the reimbursement from PJ Government. We are proud of our historic building and grounds!   
 
For the month of October we celebrated our self-guided fall Artwalk, with 21 participating businesses and featuring 15 local artists! This event promotes are walkable Village and helps support our artistic community. The Port Jefferson Night Herons help with the organization of this event. With that in mind we created a new welcoming outdoor mural with the partnership of the PJ Business Improvement District and PJ Village. Located on the south wall at 326 Main Street, this mural represents four iconic images that represent our Villages history: an image of a Setalcott Native Indigenous American Indian, a wooded schooner (our Village’s history is ship building}, our deep water harbor, and an Osprey known for their large nests in our local area. The Muralists were Linda Mendell-Alfin and Rick Daly. Please stop by and admire!
           
We welcome the expansion of 2 of our Chamber Partners businesses, Hair, Lash & Brow and The Healing Center @ Port Jeff Salt Cave as well as 3 new businesses, Salon Zarra in Traders Cove, The Bar Method Port Jeff Village-Main Street/Harbor Square Mall and Lifestage, Inc. at The Performing Arts Studio on E.Main St.
 
The holiday season approaches with the 26th Annual Charles Dickens Festival, December 3rd & 4th and the Festival of Trees for the month of December at the PJ Village Center. 30 theme decorated trees will be joined by a new experience, the ‘Yuletide Tree Works’ also presented on the second floor of the Village Center. Our Santa Parade is November 27th and the route changes a bit by finishing at the PJV Center where Santa will entertain photo ops for children of all ages! New this year is a special tree lighting ceremony sponsored by the PJ BID November 30th rain date December 1st at the corner of Main Street and the Broadways. The Village is decorated with a display of wreathes, garlands, snowflakes, lights and our businesses are ready for holiday shoppers!
 
Happy Thanksgiving and have gratitude for what you do have!
Be well and safe,
Thank you,

Mary Joy Pipe, President – Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
Owner of The East End Shirt Company * Proud Member of our Chamber since 1979
WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON AND WHAT WILL BE HAPPENING!!!
Stony Brook University has achieved its highest-ever rankings from U.S. News & World Report in its publication. Stony Brook, recently named as a flagship in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is ranked the #1 public university in New York State without tying with another university, #77 among national universities — a significant jump of 16 places from a year ago — and moved up seven spots to #31 among public universities.

Port Jefferson Village was nominated for the Bethpage Best of Long Island 2023 contest in the Best Downtown Category.
 
Special Event: (mostly) TRUE THINGS Storytelling Show
Date: Saturday Nov. 12
Time: 7 pm
Location: The Performing Arts Studio, 224 E. Main St., Port Jefferson, NY
Tickets: $15 online, $20 at the door (cash only) 
Ticketing link: www.lifestage.me/events
Complete information about the show is on our website www.lifestage.me/Events
(mostly) TRUE THINGS is a game wrapped in a storytelling show that features true stories, with a twist. People who are experienced, award-winning comics and storytellers as well as those who are new to the stage but have a great tale to tell are included in our line-up of 4 storytellers who share a true story - but 3 of them include subtle little lies. The stories are fascinating, range from heartfelt to hilarious and are all wildly entertaining. The audience gets to question the storytellers, then votes for the person they think told it with no lies at all. There are prizes involved, if you can believe a thing like that. Stories in this show told by:

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UPCOMING EVENTS

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
are held the 4th Tuesday of the month, meetings alternate between am and pm

Farmer's Market
Farmers Market 10-2 pm 

Month of October
Self-Guided Fall Art Walk

Paint Port Pink - Mather Hospital

November 6-13th
Restaurant Week

November 30th
NEW BID Tree Lighting
6pm Intersection of Main St. & Broadway

Month of December
Festival of Trees
FREE PJ Village Center 2nd floor 

November 27th
Santa Parade 3pm
Main Street to PJ Village Center

Santa Visit
3:30-6pm PJ Village Center

December 3rd & 4th
26th Annual Charles Dickens Festival Lower PJ Village

January 28th & 29th
Ice Festival
Mac & Cheese Crawl!! 
Rain Date: February 4th & 5th

GMM’s 

November 15th
The Bristol at Mount Sinai
8am

December 13th
Holiday Party at Theatre Three
7-9 Cost $35

BOD

November 10th 
Off in December
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Salon Zarra
Tom Carlton
7 Traders Cove
Port Jefferson , NY 11777
Phone: 631-509-0544
 
The Bar Method Port Jeff Village
Theresa Livingston
134 Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 631-576-6258
 
Lifestage, Inc.
Jude Treder-Wolff
224 E. Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 516-848-5069
 
PHOTOS
August New Member
Wine & Cheese Reception
  
 Member Reception
Saranto, Christine & Suzanne
Reception Food Presentation
Dragon Festival
Opening Ceremony
Dragon Lady Performers
VIPS & Monks
Dragon Festival-Lions
New Bench Installed
Pre-New Landscaping
New Landscaping
Muralists Working
NEW Mural  
Harvest Festival
Skeleton
Band at the
Harvest Festival
Costume Dog Parade
Fetch Banner
Brody
King, Queen & Prince
Chihuahua All in Pink
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Port Jefferson, NY 11777
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