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The Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson is a historical village located in the town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County New York. Prior to becoming a popular tourist spot, the Village was the largest shipbuilding center in Suffolk County in the 1800’s, The Village was incorporated in 1963 and since then it has grown into a place where good food, friendly people, and water front views can be found.
You can enter the village by driving off The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company Ferry from Bridgeport Connecticut.
The address for the ferry in Bridgeport is: 330 Water St # 2 Bridgeport, CT 06604-4923 (203) 384-9777
The address for the ferry in Port Jeff is: 102 West Broadway Port Jefferson, NY 11777
From the Long Island Expressway take Exit 64. Head North on Rte. 112 until the end (approx. 9 miles). Also be take note that Rte. 112 will become Rte. 25A at Nesconset Hwy. When you hit the intersection take a right at the blinking yellow light. Continue and until you hit Main St.
The Village is home to mostly foot traffic. To really see the unique shops and restaurants its best to ditch the car for the day and get out and walk around. But be aware in the spring and summer the village is full of visitors due to the warm weather, so it makes parking very limited. It’s best to arrive earlier in the day to beat the traffic.
Is a not-for-profit professional regional theatre that was founded in 1969, located in Athena Hall, a 140-year-old historic building on Main Street. Every year the Theatre has a Main Stage season of seven big productions, Second Stage season of small plays, Cabernet & Comedy night, and is home to a Children’s Theatre program. Acting classes are offered and tickets can be found online. What the theatre lacks in size it makes up for in talent.
Mather House Museum
Is the headquarters of The Historical Society of Great Port Jefferson for most of the year but during July and August the House is open to the public to view the small museum. Within the museum is the Mather House, craft house & museum shop, country store, marine barn & sail loft, tool shed, and the spinney clock museum. Each building holds a collection of antiques from the original village in the 1800’s. It is an informational tour for the curious local or uneducated tourist.
Is a popular place to enjoy the view of the Long Island Sound. The park is made up of a grassy dune lined with benches, picnic tables, and a play area for the kids. At the heart of the park is the Landmark Sculpture of four seamen holding the bones of a ship above their heads.
Is an upbeat nightclub that features live entertainment Thursday through Saturday night for the older generations. The entertainment keeps the crowd pleased and the people dancing, making for a great night on the town. Located above Starbucks on Main Street.
Rocket Ship Park
Is a safe fenced in playground area for the younger kids. The park offers two swing sets, a larger jungle gym for the energetic toddlers, and a smaller jungle gym for the babies, public basketball courts, and public tennis courts. The park closes at dusk, which is strongly enforced by the local police.
Skating on the Harbor
Is offered seven days a week from mid November to mid March by the Port Jefferson Village center in Harborfront Park. The outside rink is open for lessons and the public. This is a hot spot for bored local teens at night, and family bonding during the day. Skates rentals are offered. Call (631) 403-4357 for prices.