Northport NY

Northport, New York 11768

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Northport was settled by the Matinecocks, one of 13 Native American tribes of Long Island. Chief Asharoken sold the town to three Englishmen in 1656 for 7 quarts of liquor, 2 coats, 4 shirts and 11 ounces of powder. The area became known as Great Cow Harbor. Early settlers grazed cattle on the pastures around the harbor. Wooden shipbuilding became the community's primary industry, and in 1837 the village was being referred to as Northport. It was incorporated in 1894.

Northport is celebrating its 125th Anniversary as an incorporated village in 2019. There will be special events throughout the year all around the town.

Today, Northport has antique stores, restaurants, cafes, shops, and galleries in Victorian-era buildings. It feels like Main St. U.S.A in the Magic Kingdom. Main Street runs westward to the Northport Harbor, straight into the Northport Village Dock next to Cow Harbor Park and Northport Park, where opportunities for outdoor recreation abound.

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Cow Harbor Day starts with a 10k race. The parade celebrates the rich maritime history of the village. The September event features floats, high school marching bands, sports teams, and the Northport Trolley. Other community events are Northport Harbor Family Nights where Main Street is closed to cars, and there is music, sidewalk sales, outdoor dining, and antique car shows. Summerfest concerts are located at the Bandstand in the Heart of the Harborfront park and are enjoyed by all. The Farmers Market runs from June through November in the parking lot of Cow Harbor Park. The annual "Leg Lamp Lighting" from "A Christmas Story" is a well attended holiday tradition.

Northport has been home to John W. Engeman Theater since 2006. It is Long Island's only year-round professional theater, whose actors are from Broadway talents. They host main stage productions, children's theater, and special events. The Green Room Piano Bar and Lounge is located in the lobby and serves drinks before and after each performance. The theater is lovingly named in memory of the owner's brother and brother-in-law who was killed in Iraq.

LaMantia Gallery was established in 1990 and offers a wide variety of original paintings, mixed media, and sculpture by internationally renowned artists. They host many artist events. The gallery can be the venue for your next party. It is a unique space that can entertain 100 guests.

The Food Network's "American Diner Revival" with host Ty Pennington came to Tim's Shipwreck Diner in 2014. Hundreds of Northport resident volunteers helped renovate the diner and updated the menu. It was done as a surprise while Tim was away on a fishing trip in Montauk. The restaurant is the place for a home cooked meal in a friendly atmosphere.

Maroni Cuisine famously serves up Grandma Maroni's 100 Year Old Recipe Gourmet Meatballs in a Hot Pot. Their tasting menu is an adventure for your taste buds. They have received top ratings from Zagat.

Pumpernickels Restaurant has been serving authentic German food since 1973. The staff dresses in traditional German outfits and German music plays softly in the background creating an authentic, German dining experience.

Make a reservation for dinner or lunch at Robke's Country Inn. Long Islanders have been eating their delicious food since 1961. The breathtaking views of Northport Harbor will make for an unforgettable meal.

Sand City Brewery Co. is named to pay tribute to the industrial era of Northport from the late 1800s and early 1900s. The most notable sand mine was Steers Sand and Gravel. They named part of Northport "Sand City." The sand mined was brought to Manhattan to construct it's streets, bridges, and buildings. Stop by their tasting room for beer by the pint or by flight.

Resident students attend the Northport-East Northport Union Free School District. Movie Actress Edie Falco, best known for her role as Carmela Soprano graduated from Northport High School in 1981. Tony Award-winning Broadway and television actress Patti LuPone were born in Northport.

The Northport VA Medical Center mission is to honor America's veterans by providing exceptional care that improves their health and overall well-being. New programs provide treatment for traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide prevention and women Veterans, and more.

Northport NY indeed offers something for everyone.

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