Port Jefferson Village Hall has been open since 1967. Located right on West Broadway within full view of the harbor,…More the building houses many of the departments that help run Port Jefferson including the offices of the Mayor, Village court, code enforcment, Treasurer, Constable and Village Clerk. Throughout the month the Board of Trustees hold public meetings at Village Hall where the public can comment and where they may listen in when the business of the town is discussed. If you want to find out what's going on around town and within the village they have a Facebook page and a Twitter account in addition to their main website.</p>
In 2005 Port Jefferson opened its Village Center, situated on a corner of the new Harborfront Park. A spacious and…More sparse design in the renovated structure brings a modern touch to the historic building, first used as a ship's store as far back as 1898. Red brick starkly contrasts a glass and metal façade and white painted architectural details inside.</p>
<p>The Port Jefferson Village Center houses the offices of the Port Jefferson Recreation and Parks Department on the second floor. The Center is primarily for community and cultural events like concerts, classes, art shows and fitness programs. There's always something taking place that residents and non-residents alike can enjoy. From mid-November to mid-March, folks can ice-skate at The Rinx at Harborfront Park while taking in a view of the Long Island Sound. There are also rooms to rent for private affairs and corporate events of all sizes (although one room is temporarily occupied by the Children's Maritime Museum until construction on its usual home is completed).</p>
Island Christian Church 315 E Main St, Port Jefferson, NY11777 Around 1855 a Victorian church was built on the corner of East Main Street and Prospect Street. It was sold in 1861 to…More the Baptists and served as the First Baptist of Port Jefferson. The building itself was a landmark for captains in the late 19th century, who used the steeple as a point of reference when locating the customs house that used to sit in front of the church. Recently the Northport Baptist Church bought the building and renovated it, opening its doors in late 2010.
Open only during the summer and for school tours by appointment, the Mather House Museum is a complex of buildings…More and gardens. The main house was once the home of the Mathers, a family of shipbuilders who built the home around 1840. The Mather House now serves a dual purpose as museum and headquarters for The Historical Society of Port Jefferson.</p>
<p>On the grounds are several buildings that showcase artifacts from the 19th and 20th centuries. Among the collections are a craft house and museum shop, tool shed, country store, marine barn and sail loft and The Spinney Clock Museum. Next to the craft house is The Thomas Jefferson perennial garden, maintained by the Suwassett Garden Club.</p>
<p>The Historical Society's collection on-site includes ship models, historical books, vintage tools, vintage clothing, period furniture, antique toys and taped oral histories. There are also special exhibitions on occasion.</p>