02/08/17 4:11pm
Michael Heller

A scene from the 2013 HarborFrost. (Credit: Michael Heller, courtesy)

At first, several people thought it was a crazy idea.

After all, who in their right mind sponsors an outdoor winter festival, complete with fireworks, in a famous summertime resort?

Sag Harbor, that’s who — and ever since the first successful HarborFrost back in February 2011, this village by the bay has made it an annual tradition. (more…)

02/23/16 2:43pm
Grucci fireworks fired off from the end of Long Wharf ended the day with a bang as part of HarborFrost 2014. (Credit: Michael Heller/ Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce Courtesy)

Grucci fireworks fired off from the end of Long Wharf ended the day with a bang as part of HarborFrost 2014. (Credit: Michael Heller/ Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce Courtesy)

While most communities hunker down in the winter, the people of Sag Harbor are celebrating the season this weekend with the annual HarborFrost Festival.

The festival was created in 2011 to encourage local residents as well as visitors to come out and enjoy Sag Harbor when most people are thinking of hibernating.

“We say, ‘hey, it’s cold, but come to Main Street and support the local businesses, support the restaurants,'” said Lisa Field, president of Sag Harbor’s Chamber of Commerce.  “It’s been a real success!”

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