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Photos: 6,500 crowd Main Street for New Year’s Eve

 

Cinemagraph by Benny Migliorino of Benny Migs Photo


An estimated 6,500 people flocked to Main Street in Patchogue on New Year’s Eve to ring in the new year NYC-style, complete with a countdown and a huge, LED-lit ball — along with Fireworks by Grucci.

Time Lapse: Click here to watch Patchogue ring in the New Year in 30 seconds

The glowing, color-changing ball was made by North Star Signs & Neon Inc. of East Patchogue.

The attendance Thursday night more than doubled the inaugural New Year’s Eve countdown event — called Midnight on Main St. — last December, which attracted about 3,000 people to East Main Street.

The crowd estimates were provided by the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce, which organized the event using donations from area business and a huge contribution from Blue Point Brewing Company.

Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri led the countdown, which actually happened at 9 p.m., not midnight.

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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