Sag Harbor Gets Ready for Fourth Annual HarborFrost

HarborFrost is now in its fourth year
HarborFrost is now in its fourth year

The streets of Sag Harbor will be filled with ice carvers, music, fire dancers, frosty plungers and other such hardy souls this weekend, as the whaling village embarks on its fourth annual HarborFrost celebration, designed to kick the winter blues and boost the village’s business district in the dead of winter.

The festival, sponsored by the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce and The Sag Harbor Express, begins Friday night, Feb. 7, with the second annual Frost Ball at Muse in the Harbor restaurant from 6 to 10 p.m., with dancing to a DJ and an open bar and unlimited hors d’oeuvres all night long.

Tickets to the Frost Ball are $65 for Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce members and $75 for non-members. For more information, call Christine Mazzeo at 631.918.3097.

Most of the action happens throughout the day on Saturday, beginning with a free screening at 10 a.m. of the film “Row Hard, No Excuses” at the American Legion Hall on Bay Street.

There will be free events around town all afternoon, including live music, a treasure hunt with the Neo-Political Cowgirls dance troupe beginning at 12:30 p.m., promotional events at businesses throughout town and ice carving at Long Wharf at noon and at the Civil War Monument at the corner of Main and Madision streets at 2 p.m.

Musical acts include Alfredo Merat at Xavier Salon at noon, Leroy Klavis on acoustic guitar at The Corner Bar at 12:30 p.m., jazz with Jane Hastay & Peter Weiss at Muse in the Harbor at 1:30 p.m.,  Alfredo Merat at Il Cappuccino at 2:30 p.m., Mariann Megna at Sag Harbor Fine Arts Center at 3:30 p.m. and Robert Bruey at The Cuddy at 4:30 p.m.

There will be a frosty plunge ($20) at Windmill Beach at 2 p.m. to raise money for the Pierson High School theater and arts programs and Sag Harbor’s Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

The afternoon concludes with a free performance by The Fiery Sensations fire dancers at Long Wharf at 5:30 p.m. and a Grucci fireworks display over the harbor at 6 p.m.

Charlie Canavan will lead a culinary stroll throughout the village on Saturday from 1 to 5:30 p.m., beginning at Il Capuccino, at 30 Madison Street and continuing to LT Burger, Page, The Cuddy and Muse in the Harbor. The cost is $40. For information and reservations call Mr. Canavan at 631.379.2169.

Throughout the weekend, Bay Street Theatre will be hosting a tribute to The Beatles in honor of the 50th anniversary of their first trip to the states in 1964, including an evening of live music in tribute to The Beatles on Saturday at 8 p.m. and a screening of their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show on Sunday at 7 p.m.

Pierson High School will stage three performances of “A Chorus Line” on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. and on Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. ($7).

Events wind down Sunday with a pancake breakfast at the village’s main firehouse on Brick Kiln Road ($10 adults/$5/kids) from 8 a.m. to noon and a hike in Mashashimuet Park at 10 a.m.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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