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Port Wash, Oyster Bay solicit local shoppers

Human dreidels was just one part of the

Human dreidels was just one part of the first "Port Night Out." Credit: Handout

The chambers of commerce in Port Washington and Oyster Bay will be continuing their “shop local” campaigns by extending store hours and providing entertainment for shoppers.

Port Washington held its first “Port Night Out” on Dec. 1, and chamber president Bobbie Polay said the night was a success.

“Surprisingly, it went very well,” she said, referring to the windy and rainy weather that night.

Polay said the night’s success has encouraged more stores to participate in tonight’s Port Night Out. Carol Aesthetics will be staying open late and providing wine, cheese and fruit to shoppers. My Studio will be holding a free drawing for art supplies and selling discounted art lessons.

Polay also said Heidi Spellman Realty and Port Kitchen and Bath Co. got together to raffle off $300 in kitchen and bath hardware.

Food, drinks, jugglers, singers, Santa and even a jump-roper will be on hand to entertain shoppers in the mom-and-pop stores between Port Washington Boulevard and Manhasset Bay.

Oyster Bay’s first “Holiday Shopping Stroll” was held Dec. 2 on a very cold night. Chamber of Commerce president Michele Browner attributed a small turnout to the frigid temperatures.

Port Night Out runs until 9:30 p.m., and the Holiday Shopping Stroll is being held Thursday through 9 p.m.

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