Living in Port Washington

Learn about kids activities & outdoor activities, playgrounds, things to do,
great eats and more!

Sports:

  • PYA – Port Youth Association
    Glen Lane
    PYA is a local not for profit that introduces kids to sports through parent coaches. Many sports are offered through the PYA platform but they are best known for their Flag Football, Lacrosse, and Baseball programs.
  • PAL – Police Athletic League
    325 Main Street
    PAL fields and courts are located on Port’s waterfront. Best known for their baseball and softball programming, the PAL also offers many other programs including basketball, Books and Balls, and series to help kids keep active without organized sports.  

Soccer:

  • Port Soccer Club
    Port Soccer Club offers professional training for all ages and levels through their intertown program, winter murals, camps and clinics, and travel programs.

Dance:

  • Berest Dance Center
    12 South Washington St
    Owned by nationally recognized and internationally known mother and daughter Olga Berest and Heather Berest, the dance center offers 100+ classes for both fun and professional training in a supportive environment.
  • Dance Arts
    1019 Port Washington Boulevard
    Starting at the age of 2, Dance Arts focuses on Creative Movement before introducing students to different styles of dance.  The school is known for their shows at the end of each school year. Featuring glamorous costumes with punchy music, kids look forward to performing!
  • DanceWorks
    DanceWorks offers the only competitive dance team in Port Washington, in addition to classes for all levels.

Tennis:

  • Port Washington Tennis Academy
    100 Harbor Road
    Featuring 17 indoor courts, all Har-Tru clay except for four hard courts, as well as an indoor ¼ mile track, Your kids will love fueling up after their lessons at the The Tennis Academy’s complimentary snack bar including  cookies, coffee, tea and fresh bananas.
  • Sporttime Roslyn
    1 Landing Road, Roslyn
    Sporttime offers 7 indoor courts for adults and kids, a pro shop and locker rooms. The organization is located near Diane’s Bakery in Roslyn, about 10 minutes from Port Washington.Outdoor courts are available at Manorhaven Park and Schreiber High School (not during school hours).

Ice Skating:

  • Port Washington Skating Center
    70 Seaview Boulevard
    Whether you’re looking to learn how to skate, play hockey or just have some fun with the family, the Port Washington Skating Center is a smaller rink with an upper deck viewing area. Family run and operated for years, your kids will feel welcome from the moment they step foot inside.

Library:

  • Port Washington Public Library
    One Library Drive (516) 883-4400
    Port’s award winning library offers programming for every age group. From story time in their recently built Children’s room to a separate Teen center,  Adult education to Career Coaching, online book rentals to virtual events and so much more, the library prides itself on being the hub of knowledge for Port residents.

Playgrounds:

  • Pine Street Playground
    Features two playgrounds, one for small children and the other for older kids, in an enclosed area, a small basketball court, small baseball/softball field and paved walkways suitable for scootering or learning how to ride a bike.
  • Blumenfeld Family Park aka Landmark Park
    232 Main Street
    Located just off Main Street across from the Library, this park features swings, two playgrounds including monkey bars and swings, a large field, benches and tables suitable.
Parks & Recreation:

  • Sands Point Preserve
    127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point NY 11050 (516) 571-7901
    The Sands Point Preserve on the original Guggenheim Estate, offers a a 216-acre park with historical mansions and the Phil Dejana Learning. The non-profit, provides year-round educational and cultural programs, tours, fitness activities and private events. The Preserve offers beautiful hiking trails and tons of activities for families and adults. It is a great place to spend an afternoon, has some amazing water views and a dog run.
  • Parent Resource Center (PRC)
    232 Main Street (516) 767-3808
    A wonderful non-profit organization for families and kids! The organization offers classes, tons of events for the kids and Moms Nights Out, Parent University, book club and so much more. Completely parent run, and a must for families with young children. I am on the board and just love being a part of it.
  • Baxter Pond
    1 Central Drive
    For a quiet little spot, Baxter’s Pond sees lots of action—from bundled up volunteers planting spring bulbs,
    to strolling couples, fleets of handmade sailboats, and the occasional night heron.
  • “Bar Beach” aka Town of North Hempstead Beach Park
    175 West Shore Road (516) 869-6311
    Enjoy an afternoon at the shore, walk, ride or roller blade on the promenade along the waterfront, or get active at their basketball and shuffleboard courts. Then, barbecue on one of their grills and enjoy a picnic with your family or friends.
  • Growing Love Community Garden
    Manorhaven Preserve, Manorhaven Boulevard
    (entrance located directly behind Our Lady of Fatima Parking lot)
    The Growing Love Community Garden started as a way to connect the community to healthy food, nature and each other. Now, you will find community members supporting one another, improving the environment and offering events for aspiring gardeners and opportunities to connect with nature.
  • Inspiration Wharf
    Manorhaven Blvd (516) 767-4618
    Inspiration Wharf is located on the water in Port Washington, NY. The Wharf is the home of Atlantic Outfitters, Port Sailing School, Long Island Boat Rentals, Angler Fishing fleet, Salt Cave, Ice Cream Shop, Dynasty Restaurant and more.

Museum:

  • Science Museum of Long Island
    1526 North Plandome Road
    The Science Museum of Long Island is a not-for-profit science activity center located on the Leeds Pond Preserve and offers enrichment workshops for children on weekdays and during school vacations.

Theater:

  • Landmark Theater
    232 Main Street (516) 767-1384
    Home of the Jeanne Rimsky Theater and Doctors’ Gymnasium
    Landmark on Main Street is a not-for-profit community center that brings live entertainment to our community. This intimate theater hosts small theatrical productions, lectures and concerts with established artists like the Indigo Girls and up and coming performers.Downstairs: Doctors’ Gymnasium, indoor basketball court and teen center, outdoors offers a playground, swings and water splash pad (weather permitting) in a scenic park setting.

Farmers Market:

  • Local Harvest
    Farmers Market: June to October from 8am – 12noon at the Town Dock.
Pools:

  • Manorhaven Pool
    158 Manorhaven Boulevard
    (516) 767-4618
    A great town pool recently renovated with outdoor seating on a beautiful waterfront. The pool offers lap lanes, zero entry, a separate toddler pool and programming including lessons, a spirited swim team and early morning lap swimming.

Yacht Clubs:

Waterfront:

  • Kostal Paddle
    kostalpaddle@gmail.com
    158 Manorhaven Boulevard (Manorhaven Park)
    175 West Shore Road (Bar Beach)
    Explore the shore from the water with an instructor or rent one of Kostal’s fleet of SUP boards and Kayaks. Or, enjoy SUP Yoga on Fridays – an invigorating combination of SUP and yoga!
Fishing:
  • Atlantic Outfitters
    405 Main Street, #2
    (516) 767-2215
    Full service fishing shop, boating and fishing apparel, kayak rentals and sales, paddleboard rentals, sales and
    rowboat rentals (no motors) and fishing rod rentals.
  • Angler Fleet
    Inspiration Wharf, 405 Main Street
    (718) 659-8181
    Public Fishing Trips & Private Charters
  • Town Dock Park
    Main Street, Port Washington
    (516) 869-6311
    The Town Dock provides residents with an opportunity to moor boats. Seasonal moorings permits are available on the website, under Park Forms and Applications.
Port Washington is home to an eclectic mix of cuisines including Japanese, Chinese, Italian, French, American and more!

While you’re checking out the neighborhood, try one of Port Washington’s favorite waterside options:

Seafood:

  • Louie’s
    395 Main Street
    (516) 883-4242
    This quintessential waterfront restaurant is known for its cocktails, fresh seafood and of course, it’s beautiful waterfront view.

Ice-cream:

  • Douglas and James (aka Sweet Treats on the Wharf)
    405 Main Street
    (516) 708-1706
    It wouldn’t be summer without a scoop of Douglas & James homemade ice cream – voted Best Ice cream and Best Milkshake on Long Island! Take it to go and enjoy their homemade treats at the Town Dock.
Roadside Shack:
  • Butlers Flat (open summers only)
    86 Orchard Beach Boulevard
    (516) 883-8330
    Inspired a roadside shack, Butlers Flat is a dockside clam shack in Capri Marina West offering sandwiches, salads and beverages. A top spot to watch one of Port’s brilliant sunsets!

Bagels:

Pizza:

  • So many delicious choices! Salvatore’s (Coal brick oven), Gino’s (Naple’s style pizzeria & italian restaurant), Carlo’s (“best regular slice”), Pepe Rosso 24 (thin crust brick oven style), Bellissimo (regular) and Franks  (sweeter, airy crust, best known for their soups, subs — and latkes!)
Asia:

Takeout:

  • Eat Offbeat
    A favorite service that delivers authentic ethnic meals conceived and prepared by refugees in New York.
Hardware Stores:

Paint Stores:

  • Benjamin Moore
    81 Main Street, entrance is on Irma Avenue
    Open Monday – Saturday 8am – 5pm & Sundays 9am – 5pm
  • Sherwin Williams
    59 Shore Road
    Open Monday – Friday 7am – 7pm, Saturdays 8am – 5pm, & Sundays 9am – 5pm
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