Music And Shucking At HarborFrost

Richard Lewin
2019 HarborFrost.

Sag Harbor celebrates a decade of keeping things extra cool in the off-season. HarborFrost returns on Saturday, February 29, in the beloved South Fork whaling village.

The free, daylong event begins at 10 AM with a hike from Mashashimuet Park. And this year there’s a fresh take on the elements of fire and ice which end the day. Due to the reconstruction of Long Wharf, the traditional fireworks display has been replaced with a new kind of light show.

“We all thought, what’s HarborFrost without fireworks? But people came together and came up with the idea to do a drone laser light show,” said Lisa Field, president of Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Baron’s Cove is sponsoring the cost of the show, which will light up the harbor sky at 6:15 PM. The laser light show adds a technological twist and ushers in the new decade. “We want to keep the excitement and the momentum going for HarborFrost,” said Field.

Baron’s Cove will also be hosting oyster-shucking champion Paddy McMurray at 1 and 6 PM. McMurray will show off his shucking skills as guests enjoy his labors with raw bar favorites and chowder. There, Tom and Lisa Band will be performing live. Other live events include Jake Lear, the Second Hands, Mudmilla and Marcello, and Alfredo Merat. The HooDoo Loungers will play at Bay Street Theater, tickets available for purchase.

Foodies will enjoy a lineup of culinary activities, such as the Sag Harbor Hysterical Society’s Culinary Stroll for $50 per person — all monies go toward a local charity. Or, enjoy an Oyster Crawl, also $50, and bottomless soup bowls ($10 adults, $5 kids). Other event highlights include the Frosty Plunge at 2 PM, with a donation to the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance; face painting at White’s Apothecary; Ice Breaker Sailing Regatta at Breakwater Yacht Club; and, of course, the Fiery Sensations fire dancers.

It’s a family fun day for all ages, interests, and appetites. This is a rain or shine event. Learn more at

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