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The Calendar: Bellport Day is Saturday

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Saturday is Bellport Day in — where else? — Bellport. The street festival kicks off at 11 a.m.

Chris Hane, president of the Bellport Chamber of Commerce, which runs the event, said the 2015 installment will feature a stretch of South Country Road in the village that’s closed to traffic.

“This year we’re doing something we’ve never done before; we’re closing the road so the festival could happen right there on Main Street,” Hane said. “This has been a way for the business district to give back to the community. And it’s a way of getting people down into the village to see what Bellport has to offer. We have so many good restaurants, shopping, and a big arts community. We just want to have a good time.”

There’s also going to be a trolley that brings people back and forth between Main Street and Bellport Bay.

A stage for bands will be set up in the street near the Bellport firehouse. South Country Road/Main Street will be closed to traffic starting at 9 a.m., from New Jersey Avenue to Station Road/Bellport Lane.

See the flyer below for more info.

Check back at greaterpatchogue.com for photos.

Also on Saturday, the staffers at Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Company are hosting a fundraiser Saturday evening for their beloved co-worker, Desiree Vermeulen, who is recovering from a debilitating stroke she suffered in May.

And the show Billy Elliot has bee running at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Check the GreaterPatchogue.com calendar for more events, or add your own!

mike@greaterpatchogue.com

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About the author: Michael White

Michael White is a Bellport resident, longtime newspaper reporter and editor, and the owner of greaterpatchogue.com. Email him your story ideas or tips: mike@greaterpatchogue.com