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Fundraising underway for another Midnight on Main St. in Patchogue

Fundraising for the third annual Midnight on Main St. bash on New Year’s Eve in Patchogue Village is now underway.

The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce is looking to raise $20,000 to help make this year’s New York City-style event on Main Street even bigger than last year, when an estimated 5,000 people showed up for the count-down.

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To accommodate families and local businesses, the countdown actually happens at 9 p.m., with the centerpiece being a massive, LED-lit New Year’s Eve ball made by North Star Signs & Neon Inc. in Patchogue.

In prior years the ball has been raised, instead of dropped, culminating in a fireworks display from Fireworks by Grucci of Bellport. A Grucci show is scheduled for this year as well.

The party itself, with music and dancing for kids and adults, starts at 8 p.m. on Dec. 31 on East Main Street at the Capital One Plaza.

Check back at for updates leading up to New Year’s Eve.

Photo: Last year’s Midnight on Main St. countdown at the CapitalOne Plaza on East Main Street. (Benny Migliorino/Benny Migs Photo)

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