Port Jeff Recreation

The Recreation Department strives to provide leisure-time activities and events to all populations. From seasonal youth programs in village facilities and fields, to Senior trips and luncheons, Recreation staff provides ongoing program development in response to participant profiles. Enjoy a spring hike, try country couples dancing, or relax in village parks.

The Village Center provides a unique venue for a variety of educational and cultural events and recreational activities.

Four function rooms each offering a unique view of the Village and harbor, are available for rental throughout the year. Beautiful vistas and stunning sunsets add special ambience to private parties and corporate events. Local hotels and restaurants, as well as the ferry to Bridgeport, CT, are within walking distance to the Center.

Special events in the village are co-sponsored by a myriad of not-for-profit partners and include the Antiques & Garden Weekend, Green Fest, Harvest Fest, Dickens Festival and more.


The Long Island Explorium is housed in the beautiful historic Chandlery Building in Port Jefferson village.  

Visitors to the Explorium will enjoy fun and interactive hands-on exhibits all aimed at fostering the
understanding and love of STEM.

Our vision is to be a leader in STEM discovery, learning and innovation that will shape the
intellect, social values and principles of future generations.

Through play children OF ALL AGES can learn to make sense of the world around them. Play helps
children to develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the
self-confidence required to engage in new experiences and environments.

Contact Info

Phone: (631) 331-3277
Long Island Explorium at Port Jeff Harbor
101 East Broadway
Port Jefferson, NY 11777

lisecLong Island lisec_logo-400x200Seaport and Eco Center

In keeping with its Mission Statement, Long Island Seaport and Eco Center (LISEC) is focused on the conservation of Long Island Sound and preservation of Long Island’s maritime heritage. It supports and sponsors projects and activities to raise awareness of the area’s nautical history and the environment, while lisec_2educating our youth and keeping alive the spirit of community involvement.

Currently LISEC is heavily involved with its ever expanding wooden boat restoration and building activities housed in the Bayles Boat Shop, located in Port Jefferson’s Harborfront Park. Its involvement with Adopt-A-Beach, Shellfish Restoration, Go Green Events, Using the Sound and Harbor as a Learning Laboratory are part of its ever expanding outreach.


P.O. BOX 750

Greater Port Jefferson Historical Society

historical_society-252x300The Historical Society of Greater Port Jefferson was founded in 1967. Its purpose is to discover, preserve and disseminate knowledge about the history of the Greater Port Jefferson area. Public meetings with historical presentations are held throughout the year. An annual fund raising auction is held in the fall and an Antiques and Gardens Show and Sale is held in the spring. The Society also prepares annual exhibits and displays in the Mather House Museum. Our photographs and documents are available to researchers by appointment.

The Port Jefferson Historical Society resides at the Mather House Museum.  Inside you will find information about Long Island History and the shipbuilding industry that once flourished on these New York shores.  The museums consists of the main home of John Mather with antiques, furniture, paintings by William Davis of boats, boat building and ship yards of the Bayles and Willse family. The outbuilding consists of a country store, butcher and barber shop, sail loft, diorama, ship models, ships tools, and clock building with clocks from a local persons’ years of clock collecting.  Also featured are the gardens surrounding the property, containing an herb and perennial garden.  There are exhibits of toys, dolls, quilts. You may do research of local areas like Port Jefferson Station and Mt. Sinai, NY through maps, documents, genealogy and walking tours. Each fall we have an outdoor country auction.

P.O. Box 586 or 115 Prospect Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
(631) 473-2665

chamber_7Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce


pjcc-logo-copyWhether you are on a day trip or visiting for several days, you’ll find our village rich with historical culture, unique boutiques and shops, excellent restaurants, elegant lodging and an ambiance that characterizes Main Street, USA.

Have breakfast with us, stroll the water front, welcome the day. Our merchants will be happy to assist you with a smile. Visit the Historical Society, enjoy fine dining, experience our live theater and exciting nightlife.

We are proud to share our village, because it offers so much – a balance of shops, culture and history. Experience the charm of hanging flower baskets, outdoor dining and friendly faces.  Welcome to beautiful Port Jefferson!


The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization whose function is making Port Jefferson Village a better place to live and to conduct business. It accomplishes this goal by encouraging, fostering and stimulating commerce, trade and business finance, as well as promoting the cooperation and friendly exchange between its members and the community at large.

The Chamber holds monthly meetings (4th Tuesday of each month) at member businesses as a venue for networking, education about relevant business concerns and updates on area happenings.

Phone Number: 631-473-1414
Fax: 631-474-4540
Email: info@portjeffchamber.com

Screen Shot 2016-06-20 at 3.38.07 PMGreater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council

The Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council’s mission is to support artistic activity in the Northern Brookhaven area embodying music, film, theater, literature, dance and visual arts and all educational and cultural endeavors as they relate to the arts.

This mission is accomplished by coordinating our efforts with arts organizations, artists, local municipalities, schools, art galleries, libraries, theaters and other such organizations within the community that share our common goal.  The GPJAC serves the entire Northern Brookhaven area of Long Island from the North Shore down to Route 25. We serve a community of approximately 215,000 people consisting of all age, socio-economic and racial groups.

Street Address: 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 204, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-0204
631-473.5220 – Phone / 631.473.7144 – Fax

Cumsewoque1The Port Jefferson Harbor Education & Arts Conservancy

The Village Center and Port Jefferson Harborfront Park have become an exciting part of our lives, providing a vibrant space for recreational, social, and educational functions, as well as exhibits and annual events. To ensure that the Village Center lives up to the dreams and expectations that drove its creation, the Port Jefferson Harbor Education and Arts Conservancy (The Conservancy) was formed. This volunteer organization, with its not-for-profit status, raises funds and secures grants.

The Conservancy will continue its funding efforts to increase knowledge and appreciation of local history, cultural arts, marine life, recreational sports, and educational experiences. It will enrich the lives of individuals, families, and friends as they visit the Village Center and Harborfront Park. Join the adventure! It’s all about you.

Port Jefferson Conservancy
PO Box 664
Port Jefferson, NY 11777


Business Improvement District

BID_Logo-400x400The Port Jefferson Business Improvement District was founded in 1998 pursuant to Article 19-A of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York. The B.I.D. Board of Directors oversees and implements an annual budget of approximately $30,000. The funds are raised through tax assessments from the over 300 members of the district.

Our goals this year are the same as our founders were in 1998:

“to promote the district as a good place to live, work, and shop … to improve the overall appearance and quality through architectural improvements, landscaping, redevelopment, decoration, signage, lighting, and improved sanitation.”


P.O. Box 275
Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Historical Archive

The Archive was established when the Village’s community center was built creating a dedicated space within the center where Port Jefferson’s historical records would be scanned and saved into a digital archive.

At the helm of this unprecented project and initiative is Village Historian, and volunteers from The Port Jefferson Harbor Education & Arts Conservancy and the public at large.

The Archive is open to the public and welcomes visitors by appointment to deposit historic files and photos to be added to the ever growing database of archived images and files, and to also search the archive database for images or files for projects, articles and or research. The Archive is a Village treasure and it can now be searched online by visiting the Village History page on this website.

Recreation & Parks Staff

  • Trustee Liaison: Stan Loucks
  • Recreation Director: Renée Lemmerman rlemmerman@portjeff.com
  • Programs & Event Planner: Jake Anderson janderson@portjeff.com
  • Programs & Event Planner: Gina D’Amaro gdamaro@portjeff.com
  • Recreation Aide/Bus Driver: Maggie Loschiavo mloschiavo@portjeff.com
  • Graphic Designer/Gallery/Archive: Sue Orifici, sorifici@portjeff.com
  • Seniors/Trip Coordinator: Betty Ann Marangiello
  • Village Center Building Managers: Bob Hodum, Jim Reynolds, Dennis Baade, Nicholas Schiereck, Ron Carlson
  • Village Center Receptionists: Betty Ann Marangiello, Pat Doohan, Joan Murray, Ruth Gately
  • Village Center Maintenance Foreman: John Van Gelder
  • Village Center Maintenance: Martin Badyna
  • Village Historian: Chris Ryon