One hundred years ago the Long Island Rail Road came to Port Washington after the trestle had been built between Manhasset and Great Neck. Port Washington invited and entertained thousands of visitors from all over Long Island for the occasion.
On Saturday, June 27, between 11 a.m. and noon on the Haven Avenue side of the railroad station, the 100th Anniversary Celebration will take place. The station will be decorated in colorful buntings, provided by the LIRR, similar to what happened 100 years ago. For this special occasion, again similar to the celebration of 1898, refreshments and entertainment will be provided on June 27. And again, similar to 100 years ago, the entire community is invited to attend the festivities.
In addition, at 10:30 a.m. Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington will hold a dedication ceremony for a new plaza garden on Main Street in front of the LIRR station.
Also from 1-3 p.m., Residents is setting up a special children's park at Landmark on Main Street featuring music and events. Free ice cream and food will be served. The only requirement is that you must bring a child with you.
Mark you calendars now. Don't miss this great day of celebrations.