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This is a tale of three Patchogues. There’s the one known as a convenient place for boaters on the south shore to keep their boats and reach multiple water-accessible restaurants, the one recognized for being part of  Fire Island (Davis Park), and then there’s a third Patchogue — a mainland village located a short walk from five marinas.

patchogue 2In the past few years the Village of Patchogue has morphed into a great place to visit. With over 100 businesses operating in the village, there are many shops to explore and restaurants to enjoy. It’s also home to Patchogue Theatre, a live performing arts theater with almost 1,200 seats. The theater operated as a vaudeville and burlesque house in the 1920s and was then a movie theater before being abandoned. It’s been rebuilt and restored to its original grandeur, with plenty of modern amenities added, including an up-to-date sound system.

patchogue 4The village hosts many annual activities, including street fairs, family fun night, festivals, and a boat parade. Check the Chamber of Commerce site below for specific dates and times. Shorefront Park is a great place to picnic or play ball and during the summer is home to weekly concerts. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department for additional information.

Tasty water-adjacent dining can be found at Off Key Tiki Bar, Harbor Crab, The Oar Steak & Seafood Grille, Dublin Deck, and On The Waterfront, all on the Patchogue River. The Beach House Restaurant is on Swan Creek and the Tiki Bar at Sunset Harbor is on Mud Creek.  There’s a microbrewery, Blue Point Brewery Company, also located just off the Patchogue River.

From the Great South Bay you can enter one of three rivers to get to Patchogue. Transients are welcome at Morgan’s Swan River Marina (631-758-3524), Sunset Harbour Marina (631-289-3800), Island View Marina (631-447-1234), West Bank Marina (631-475-1723) and Frank M. Weeks Yacht Yard (631-475-1675).  Always call for availability before heading out.

 

For a different type of day trip experience, The Swan River Schoolhouse, located nearby on 31 Roe Avenue in East Patchogue, was built in 1858. It has furnishings and schoolbooks used by students 150 years ago.

For more information: www.chamberofcommerce.com, http://www.patchoguevillage.org/Parks.htm, http://www.patchoguetheatre.org,

greaterpatchoguehistoricalsociety.com, and http://boatingtimesli.com/NY/category/restaurants/

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