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Dickens Festival

The 19th annual Dickens Festival, December 5th, 6th & 7th, 2014, an annual Village celebration of the author of A Christmas Carol, features costumed characters, decorated streets and shops, Victorian entertainment and food. This holiday festival offers many free or low-cost attractions.

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Many performances, an old-fashioned marketplace on East Main Street, carriage and trolley rides, a lantern-lit house tour of historic homes and a Grand Final Parade are sponsored by the Greater Port Jefferson Northern Brookhaven Arts Council.

Pictures from Previous Dickens Festivals



Dickens Map 2014

Events – 19th Annual Dickens Festival

Friday, December 5, 2014

2:00 PM
Scrooge – 1951 Film – Port Jefferson Library
5:00 PM • 6:00 PM
Four Lantern Dedications:
Village Hall • East of Schafer’s • Maritime Explorium
Suffolk County National Bank, E. Main
6:00 PM • 6:30 PM
Opening Ceremony – 1st Presbyterian Church
7:00 PM • 11:00 PM
Festival of Trees • Giant Snowman Build • Character Ice Skating
Port Jefferson Village Center – Ice Skating Ticket $
7:00 PM • 9:00 PM
Gold Coast Duo – Infant Jesus RC Church – Montfort Hall
8:00 PM
‘A Christmas Carol’ – Theatre Three • Tickets $
8:00 PM
‘The Nutcracker’ – Harbor Ballet – Port Jefferson High School – Tickets $

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Days of Dickens Past
Port Jefferson Library – All Day
Stop by, warm up and view the fun that was had by all.
Refreshments will be served.
9:00 AM • 12:00 PM
How Boats Are Built – Bayles Boat Shop, Harborfront Park
10:00 AM • 5:00 PM
Chocolate Extravaganza – Christ Church Episcopal
10:00 AM • 3:00 PM
Fair & 22nd Annual Cookie Walk – First Methodist Church
10:00 AM • 1:00 PM
Masonic Child Identification Programs – Masonic Lodge
10:00 AM • 9:00 PM
Festival of Trees – Port Jefferson Village Center – 2nd floor
10:00 AM • 12:00 PM
Santa Reads The Night Before Christmas, shares gifts with the children
departing for Santa’s Work Shop at 12:00 PM
Graceful Rose Restaurant
11:00 AM • 4:00 PM
St. Nicholas’ Inn Soup & Lunch – Christ Church Episcopal
11:00 AM • 5:00 PM
Gingerbread University comes to the Dickens Festival
Harbormaster’s Building Ticket $
11:00 AM • 5:00 PM
Dickens Alley – Historic East Main Street
11:00 AM
‘Barnaby Saves Christmas’ – Theatre Three – Ticket $
12:00 PM • 4:00 PM
Horse & Carriage Ride ($2) – Begins at Island Christian Church
12:00 PM • 4:00 PM
Carriage Ride with Oreo ($2) – Begins at Island Christian Church
12:00 PM • 5:00 PM
Roasted Chestnuts for Sale $ – Christ Church Episcopal
12:00 PM • 12:20 PM
Janice Bruckner – Christ Church Episcopal
12:00 PM • 12:20 PM
My Father’s Custom, A Dickens Holiday – First Methodist Church
12:00 PM • 10:00 PM
Spectacular Gingerbread House Contest – Masonic Lodge
12:00 PM • 12:20 PM
Artesian Guitar Quartet – Port Jefferson Village Center – Harbor Cove
12:00 PM • 12:30 PM
Holly Jolly Dickens Christmas – Port Jefferson Village Center – Skip Jack
12:00 PM • 5:00 PM
Artisan Square – Graceful Rose Restaurant
12:30 PM • 4:30 PM
Santa’s Workshop – Drowned Meadow House
12:00 PM • 7:00 PM
Reed Family Christmas Train Project/Toys for Tots – 109 Main St
12:40 PM • 1:00 PM
Janice Bruckner – Christ Church Episcopal
12:40 PM • 1:00 PM
My Father’s Custom, A Dickens Holiday – First Methodist Church
12:40 PM • 1:00 PM
Artesian Guitar Quartet – Port Jefferson Village Center – Harbor Cove
1:00 PM • 1:45 PM
Port Jefferson Elementary Select Choir
Jessica Pastor and Lisa Stanzione, Directors
First Presbyterian Church
1:00 PM • 1:45 PM
Port Jefferson Middle School Wind and Brass Ensemble
Edward Pisano, Director
First Presbyterian Church
1:00 PM • 1:30 PM
Songs of the Season – Robin Greenstein – Island Christian Church
1:00 PM • 4:00 PM
Village Dickens Weekend Port Jefferson Historical Society
Museum open for tours & Consignment Shop
1:00 PM • 1:45 PM
Christmas Carol Radio Show – Port Jefferson Village Center – Sail Loft
1:00 PM • 1:30 PM
Holly Jolly Dickens Christmas – Port Jefferson Village Center – Skip Jack
1:00 PM • 5:00 PM
Dickens Festival At The Maritime Explorium
1:15 PM
Great Wizard of the North Magic Show – Masonic Lodge
1:20 PM • 1:40 PM
Janice Bruckner – Christ Church Episcopal
1:20 PM •1:40 PM
My Father’s Custom, A Dickens Holiday – First Methodist Church
1:20 PM •1:40 PM
Artesian Guitar Quartet Concert
Port Jefferson Village Center – Harbor Cove
1:50 PM • 2:20 PM
Songs of the Season – Robin Greenstein – Island Christian Church
2:00 PM • 2:45 PM
The Logan Family – Cello, Viola, and Vocal Selections
First Presbyterian Church
2:00 PM • 2:20 PM
Antiquity Quartet – Christ Church Episcopal
2:00 PM • 2:20 PM
Holiday Sing-a-long with Denise Romas – First Methodist Church
2:00 PM • 4:00 PM
Mother Goose in the Reading Room – Port Jefferson Library
2:00 PM • 3:00 PM
Miracle Off Main Street – Port Jefferson Village Center – Harbor Cove
2:00 PM • 2:30 PM
Holly Jolly Dickens Christmas – Port Jefferson Village Center – Skip Jack
2:15 PM • 3:00 PM
Christmas Carol Radio Show – Port Jefferson Village Center – Sail Loft
2:30 PM • 4:30 PM
Cartoon versions of ‘A Christmas Carol’ play in the Activity Room.
Port Jefferson Library
2:40 PM • 3:00 PM
Antiquity Quartet – Christ Church Episcopal
2:40 PM • 3:10 PM
Songs of the Season – Robin Greenstein – Island Christian Church
2:40 PM • 3:00 PM
Holiday Sing-a-long with Denise Romas – First Methodist Church
3:00 PM • 3:45 PM
Brookhaven Flute Choir – Mark Q. Barton, Director
First Presbyterian Church
3:00 PM
‘A Christmas Carol’ – Theatre Three • Ticket $
3:00 PM • 3:30 PM
Holly Jolly Dickens Christmas – Port Jefferson Village Center – Skip Jack
3:00 PM
‘The Nutcracker’ – Harbor Ballet – Port Jefferson High School • Tickets $
3:20 PM • 3:40 PM
Antiquity Quartet – Christ Church Episcopal
3:20 PM • 3:40 PM
Holiday Sing-a-long with Denise Romas – First Methodist Church
3:30 PM • 3:50 PM
Toot Sweet Flutes – Island Christian Church
3:30 PM
Great Wizard of the North Magic Show – Masonic Lodge
3:30 PM • 4:15 PM
Christmas Carol Radio Show – Port Jefferson Village Center – Sail Loft
3:30 PM • 4:30 PM
Miracle Off Main Street – Port Jefferson Village Center – Harbor Cove
4:00 PM • 5:00 PM
The Messiah – First Presbyterian Church
North Shore Chamber Choir – Jeffrey Schneider, Music Director
4:00 PM • 4:30 PM
Christmas Story Reading – Christ Church Episcopal
4:00 PM • 4:30 PM
Holly Jolly Dickens Christmas – Port Jefferson Village Center – Skip Jack
4:00 PM • 5:30 PM
Holiday Concert – Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
4:10 PM • 4:30 PM
Toot Sweet Flutes – Island Christian Church
4:30 PM • 8:30 PM
Lanternlight House Tour • Ticket $
Call 631–473–1414 • Reserve Tickets Early!
4:40 PM • 5:00 PM
Songs of the Sea with Alan Short
Port Jefferson Village Center – Skip Jack
4:50 PM • 5:10 PM
Toot Sweet Flutes – Island Christian Church
5:20 PM • 5:40 PM
Songs of the Sea with Alan Short
Port Jefferson Village Center – Skip Jack
5:30 PM • 6:00 PM
Toot Sweet Flutes – Island Christian Church
5:30 PM
Scrooge: The Inside Story by Mrs Dilber – Masonic Lodge
6:30 PM • 7:10 PM
Christmas Jazz – Island Christian Church
7:00 PM
7th Annual Christmas Variety Show – First Methodist Church
7:00 PM • 8:30 PM
Deanna Monaco & Friends Holiday Jazz Concert
Port Jefferson Village Center – Harbor Cove
7:00 PM • 8:00 PM
Anchored Faith – Danielle Hammarth
Port Jefferson Village Center – Skip Jack
7:30 PM • 8:10 PM
Christmas Jazz – Island Christian Church
7:30 PM • 9:30 PM
Fezziwig’s Dance Party – 1850s Dance Band Dance All Night $
Masonic Lodge
7:30 PM • 8:15 PM
Christmas Carol Radio Show – Port Jefferson Village Center – Sail Loft
8:00 PM
‘A Christmas Carol’ – Theatre Three • Ticket $
8:00 PM
‘The Nutcracker – Harbor Ballet – Port Jefferson High School • Tickets $

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Days of Dickens Past
Port Jefferson Library – All Day
10:00 AM • 5:00 PM
Chocolate Extravaganza – Christ Church Episcopal
10:00 AM • 7:00 PM
Festival of Trees – Port Jefferson Village Center – 2nd floor
11:00 AM • 4:00 PM
St. Nicholas’ Inn Soup & Lunch – Christ Church Episcopal
11:00 AM • 3:30 PM
Sunday Brunch with Santa and his Elves -Graceful Rose Restaurant
Reservations suggested, limited availability
11:00 AM • 4:00 PM
Dickens Alley – Historic East Main Street
11:00 AM • 5:00 PM
Gingerbread University comes to the Dickens Festival
Harbormaster’s Building Ticket $
11:30 AM • 1:00 PM
Dickens’ Brunch – Danfords Hotel & Marina
12:00 PM • 4:00 PM
Roasted Chestnuts for Sale $ – Christ Church Episcopal
12:00 PM • 12:45 PM
Christmas Carol Radio Show – Port Jefferson Village Center – Sail Loft
12:00 PM • 12:30 PM
Mountain Maidens: Holiday Songs of all Nations – Island Christian Church
12:00 PM • 4:00 PM
Spectacular Gingerbread House Contest – Masonic Lodge
12:00 PM • 4:00 PM
Horse & Carriage Ride ($2) – Begins at Island Christian Church
12:00 PM • 4:00 PM
Carriage Ride with Oreo ($2) – Begins at Island Christian Church
12:00 PM • 12:45 PM
Scrooge: The Inside Story by Mrs Dilber
Port Jefferson Village Center – Harbor Cove
12:00 PM • 12:30 PM
Holly Jolly Dickens Christmas – Port Jefferson Village Center – Skip Jack
12:00 PM • 4:00 PM
Santa’s Workshop – Drowned Meadow House
12:00 PM • 4:00 PM
Artisan Square – Graceful Rose Restaurant
12:00 PM • 4:00 PM
Reed Family Christmas Train Project/Toys for Tots – 109 Main St
12:20 PM • 12:40 PM
Bob Westcott, guitar – Christ Church Episcopal
12:50 PM • 1:20 PM
Mountain Maidens: Holiday Songs of all Nations – Island Christian Church
1:00 PM • 1:30 PM
North Shore Suzuki School String Ensemble – Leslie Fayette, Director
First Presbyterian Church
1:00 PM • 1:20 PM
Bob Westcott, guitar – Christ Church Episcopal
1:00 PM • 1:20 PM
Serenade Duo – First Methodist Church
1:00 PM
Great Wizard of the North Magic Show – Masonic Lodge
1:00 PM • 4:00 PM
Annual Holiday Open House – Port Jefferson Historical Society
Refreshments and Mulled Cider
1:00 PM • 1:45 PM
Scrooge: The Inside Story by Mrs Dilber
Port Jefferson Village Center – Harbor Cove
1:00 PM • 1:30 PM
Holly Jolly Dickens Christmas – Port Jefferson Village Center – Skip Jack
1:00 PM • 5:00 PM
Dickens Festival At The Maritime Explorium
1:15 PM • 2:00 PM
Christmas Carol Radio Show – Port Jefferson Village Center – Sail Loft
1:30 PM • 3:00 PM
Dickens’ Brunch – Danfords Hotel & Marina
1:40 PM • 2:10 PM
Port Jefferson Middle School String Orchestra – First Presbyterian Church
Christian Neubert, Director
1:40 PM • 2:10 PM
Mountain Maidens: Holiday Songs of all Nations – Island Christian Church
1:40 PM • 2:00 PM
Serenade Duo – First Methodist Church
2:00 PM • 2:30 PM
Christmas Story Reading – Christ Church Episcopal
2:00 PM • 2:30 PM
Holly Jolly Dickens Christmas – Port Jefferson Village Center – Skip Jack
2:00 PM • 3:00 PM
Miracle Off Main Street – Port Jefferson Village Center – Harbor Cove
2:20 PM • 3:05 PM
Port Jefferson High School String Orchestra – Michael Caravello, Director
First Presbyterian Church
2:20 PM • 2:40 PM
Serenade Duo – First Methodist Church
2:30 PM • 3:00 PM
Coventry Carols by Danielle & Kiana Hammarth – Island Christian Church
2:30 PM
Great Wizard of the North Magic Show – Masonic Lodge
2:30 PM • 3:15 PM
Christmas Carol Radio Show – Port Jefferson Village Center – Sail Loft
2:30 PM • 4:30 PM
Cartoon versions of ‘A Christmas Carol’ play in the Activity Room.
Port Jefferson Library
2:50 PM • 3:10 PM
Bob Westcott, guitar – Christ Church Episcopal
3:00 PM • 3:30 PM
Serenade Duo – First Methodist Church
3:00 PM • 5:00 PM
Mother Goose in the Reading Room – Port Jefferson Library
3:00 PM
‘A Christmas Carol’ – Theatre Three • Ticket $
3:00 PM • 3:30 PM
Holly Jolly Dickens Christmas – Port Jefferson Village Center – Skip Jack
3:00 PM
‘The Nutcracker ‘ – Harbor Ballet – Port Jefferson High School • Tickets $
3:15 PM • 3:45 PM
Port Jefferson High School Chamber Choir – Katie Bernius, Director
First Presbyterian Church
3:30 PM • 4:00 PM
Bob Westcott, guitar – Christ Church Episcopal
3:30 PM • 4:30 PM
Cindy Lopez Jazz Duo – Port Jefferson Village Center – Sail Loft
3:30 PM • 4:30 PM
Miracle Off Main Street – Port Jefferson Village Center – Harbor Cove
4:00 PM • 5:00 PM
The Long Island Symphonic Choral Association (LISCA)
Dr. Thomas Schmidt, Director – First Presbyterian Church
4:00 PM
Great Wizard of the North Magic Show – Masonic Lodge
4:00 PM • 4:30 PM
Holly Jolly Dickens Christmas – Port Jefferson Village Center – Skip Jack
4:30 PM
The Passing of the Lantern of Life
5:00 PM
Giant Puppet Parade
Begins at Theatre Three
5:45 PM
Closing Ceremony – Village Hall
7:00 PM
‘A Christmas Carol’ – Theatre Three • Ticket $
All Weekend
• Ice Skating at The Rinx – Ticket $
Port Jefferson Village Center
• Dickens Street Character Short Plays
See Schedule on flip side of this program
• Dickens Urchins & Carolers
• Trolley Ride Around Village
• Jitney to remote parking

Thank You, Thank You!

The Community Thanks Our 2014 Supporters

Times Beacon Record Newspapers
Greater Port Jefferson – Northern Brookhaven Arts Council
Port Jefferson Village
Port Jefferson BID
Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce

Cablevision
Richard & Mary Morrison Foundation
The Bridgeport Port Jefferson Steamboat Company
Empire National Bank, Port Jefferson Station Branch
Port Jefferson Harbor Education & Arts Conservancy
Stony Brook Children’s Hospital
The Rinx
Tommy’s Place/Schafers
Salerno Brokerage
Gingerbread University
Panera Bread of Port Jefferson Station
Barker Aggregates, Ltd.
Suffolk County National Bank
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage,
Pt Jefferson/Mt Sinai Regional Office
Egan & Golden

The Village Way Restaurant
Riverhead Toyota
Accurate Court Reporting
Bove Industries
Danfords Hotel & Marina
Tritec Real Estate Company
Frey Family Foundation
Family Time Party Rentals

Command Center Sponsors:

Judy Sochinski • Director
Billie’s 1890 Saloon, Port Jefferson • Cornercopia Café, Port Jefferson
Dunkin Donuts, Port Jefferson • Fifth Season Restaurant, Port Jefferson
Gourmet Burger Bistro, Port Jefferson
Graceful Rose Restaurant, Port Jefferson
Island Christian Church, Port Jefferson
It’s All Greek to Me Pizzeria, Port Jefferson
Joey’s ZPita Cafe, Port Jefferson • Junior’s Spy Coast, Port Jefferson
King Kullen, East Setauket • La Bonne Boulangerie Bakery, Port Jefferson
La Parrilla Spanish Bistro, Port Jefferson
Mesita Coastal Cantina Mexican Restaurant, Port Jefferson
Old Fields Restaurant, Port Jefferso • Panera Bread, Port Jefferson Station
Pasta Pasta, Port Jefferson • Portside Bar & Grill, Port Jefferson
Ruvo Restaurant, Port Jefferson • Salsa Salsa, Port Jefferson
Schafer’s Restaurant, Port Jefferson • Stop & Shop, East Setauket
Strathmore Bagels, East Setauket • The Pie Pizzeria, Port Jefferson
The Rolling Pin Bakery, East Setauket
The Steam Room Restaurant, Port Jefferson
The Village Way, Port Jefferson • Tiger Lily Cafe, East Port Jefferson
Toast Coffeehouse, Port Jefferson • Tommy’s Place, Port Jefferson
Vincenzo’s Pizza, Port Jefferson • Walmart, E. Setauket
Wave Seafood Kitchen @ Danford’s Hotel & Marina, Port Jefferson

Special thanks to:
Arts Council BOD, Roseanne Braverman, Barbara Sakovich
Comsewogue HS/Mount Sinai HS Robotics Club Students
Comsewogue Honors Art and Drama Club
Arts Council Support Volunteers / Port Jefferson Rotary
James Stanko (traditional music)

And THANKS to all our fabulous
Dickens Street Characters of all ages.

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