Port Dine & Shop extended two more weeks

Port Dine & Shop has been extended for two additional weeks. (Photo courtesy of the Port Washington BID)

Following weeks of success, the Port Washington BID and Port Washington Chamber of Commerce have announced that their Port Outdoors Dine and Shop event will be extended for two more weeks.

Originally scheduled to end on Wednesday, Oct. 1, the Town of North Hempstead has granted permission to hold the event, mean to gain business for Port-area small businesses, on Oct. 8 on middle and lower Main Street and Oct. 15 on upper Main Street.

The event creates traffic-free pedestrian malls in the two zones, allowing patrons to dine and shop outside while maintaining social distancing.

While the series was off to a rocky start, with the opening night event on Aug. 27 rescheduled due to rain delays, the BID says that the otherwise smooth events “have been very successful, bringing much-needed business to Main Street and an equally needed safe family outing for our residents.”

The upper Main Street zone comprises Port Washington Blvd. from Campus Drive to Main Street and Main Street from Port Washington Blvd. to Belleview Avenue near Carlo’s Pizza. Main Street is closed to traffic from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The middle and lower Main Street zone is from Central Drive to Shore Road, which is also closed to traffic from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Landmark on Main Street has organized local entertainment on the street for all Port Outdoors events.

Port Outdoors was also made possible by the Town of North Hempstead, event sponsor Precision Work and supporting sponsor Residents Forward.

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