HarborFrost Brings Chilling Excitement to East End

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Sag Harbor Cinema. Photo, Doug Kerr

Winter is here.

It may be the time of year with unfavorable single-digit temperatures, manicured lawns covered with snow and more hours of darkness than light, but if there is something worthwhile to come from this particularly chilly winter, it is HarborFrost.

And it could not come soon enough.

For the third year in a row, Sag Harbor will become a wintry weekend hotspot. The festival is filled with round-the-clock, family-friendly activities that will flood the village’s streets.

HarborFrost has quickly become an event that captivates Long Islanders hoping for a reprieve from the winter doldrums. Here’s a rundown of what’s happening. For a more detailed calendar, check out The Scoop.

Friday, February 8

Noon Deed Transfer of Long Wharf

6–10 p.m. The Frost Ball at Muse

8 p.m. Showing of My Little Chickadee

The first HarborFrost Frost Ball at Muse in the Harbor will jumpstart the winter break festivities this year. All ticket holders score an open bar, all-you-can-eat hors d’oeuvres, entry to a 50/50 raffle and chances to win a door prize. Purchase tickets online here. Incidentally, Muse will be offering its own appetizing weekend deals—a list of three-course meals for only $30.

However, the Frost Ball is not the only show in town that night. The famous Bay Street Theatre will be viewing the blithe comedy My Little Chickadee.

Saturday, February 9

10 a.m.–2 p.m. Fair Food Market 

10 a.m.–2 p.m. Free Coast Guard Film and Discussion at Bay Street Theatre 

12–5 p.m. Live Music ‘Round Town 

12 p.m. Ice Carving at the Long Wharf 

12 p.m. Coast Guard Boat Tour 

12–1:30 p.m. Cold Water Rescue Demo 

12–4 p.m. Cartoons at Bay Street Theatre

1–5:30 p.m. Culinary Stroll, Il Cappuccino

1 p.m. Ice Breaker Laser Sailboat Ragatta 

1:30 p.m. Frosty Plunge at Windmill Beach

2 p.m. Ice Carving at the Civil War Monument 

2–4 p.m. Zima: Treasure Hunt at the Civil War Monument 

3–5 p.m. Art Walk, Grenning Galley

5:30 p.m. Fire Dancers at the Long Wharf 

6:15 p.m. Fireworks by Grucci at Long Wharf

7 p.m. Quiz Show Fun ‘Raiser at Stella Maris

8 p.m. Mardi Gras at Bay Street Theatre

Saturday wastes no time in beginning the day’s smorgasbord of activities. First on tap is the Farmers Market. Later that afternoon, Main Street will be awash in melodies for five hours of live music.

The day is sure to be eventful with over 15 organized activities scheduled, including the always popular ice carving and treasure hunt. For those more warm blooded or daring, try an arctic dip in the Frosty Plunge at Windmill Beach, where you can find Dan’s Papers own Kelly Laffey braving the elements.

A special fireworks show put on by Grucci sets the mood before the night culminates with the Mardi Gras Party at Bay Street Theatre.

Sunday, February 10

8 a.m.–12 p.m. Pancake Breakfast at the Main Firehouse

10 a.m. Hike for HarborFrost at Mashashimuet 

2 p.m. Concert: Suzy on the Rocks at the Christ Episcopal Church, East Union Street 

2–5 p.m. “High Tea & Thrift Fashion Fundraiser” at the American Hotel 

Sunday begins early, wearing off any lingering Saturday hangover with the traditional pancake breakfast. All proceeds benefit the Sag Harbor Junior Fire Department. Fuel up, then hit the trails at Mashashimuet Park.

Or, enjoy some “high tea and thrift fashion” at The American Hotel with the Dominican Sisters Family Health Service (DSFHS).

When was the last time you danced in church? Sag Harbor’s own Sue Vinski (vocals) Dan Koontz (keyboard, vocals) and Bruce Beyer (drums)—Suzy on the Rocks—invite you to do just that. Come hear what all the buzz is about when the Hamptons’ favorite party band gives this free concert.

It’s always encouraging when a community comes together to show support for one another. All are invited to see what local organizations, the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce, shop owners and great restaurants have to offer.

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