The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce and Sag Harbor Express will present their annual HarborFrost celebration this weekend on Long Wharf and across Sag Harbor with ice sculpting demonstrations, fire dancing, fire juggling and fireworks by Grucci highlighting the sixth winter festival. With warmer than usual weather gracing the East End over the last month, the water off Windmill Beach is clear for the Frosty Plunge, which costs $20 to enter and benefits the Sag Harbor Ambulance Corp. Registration is at noon at the windmill, with the plunge set for 1 p.m.
Live music around town is presented by The Sag Harbor American Music Festival, with the Sag Harbor Hysterical Society hosting its annual Culinary Stroll beginning at noon at Baron’s Cove. Here is a complete schedule of events.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26
The Ultimate Classic Rock Experience, Bay Street Theater
Revisit the glory days of the 60s and 70s rock and get firsthand accounts from two influential musicians. Corky Laing of Mountain (Mississippi Queen and Silver Paper) and Kofi Baker, son of the legendary drumming icon Ginger Baker. Sample hits from both Mountain and Cream then seize the opportunity to join in on a Q&A with two incredible drummers. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27
1 p.m. (Noon Registration)
Frosty Plunge, Windmill Beach
What better way to celebrate our beautiful surroundings this HarborFrost weekend than by participating in the Frosty Plunge. Stop by Windmill Beach at noon to register and join your friends and neighbors in the annual plunge into the frigid, but invigorating, waters of Sag Harbor. The $20 entrance fee will benefit the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Ice Carving by Ice Melodies, Long Wharf
The Long-Island based ice carving company Ice Melodies makes its debut at HarborFrost to carve beautiful ice sculptures on Long Wharf. Master carver Richard Daly is a national award-winning ice carving artist and creates a unique and personal experience. With over 200 ice carving competition titles won, including five Gold Medals at the U.S. National Ice Carving Championships, Ice Melodies strives for perfection with every sculpture. Also look out for Eskimo ice carvings throughout the village business district in front of select offices and storefronts.
Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Culinary Stroll, Starting at Baron’s Cove
Sample some of Sag Harbor’s finest foods on this casual stroll through the village sponsored by the Sag Harbor Hysterical Society. The tour starts at Baron’s Cove at noon with stops along the way at the American Hotel, LT Burger and Muse in the Harbor. $45 includes dining specialties at each stop, with entertainment along the way provided by local rockers. Cash bar. The tour ends just in time for guests to make their way to Long Wharf for the fireworks.
Arts and Crafts Fair, Dodds and Eder
Get inside and let the little ones warm up during the afternoon hours as Dodds and Eder, The Wharf Shop, The Sag Harbor Youth Committee, Barefoot Kids Camp, Our Sons and Daughters School, Bay Burger, Stella and Ruby, The Rainbow School and others host simple games, crafts and activities. Live music with Nancy Remkus on guitar, singing songs from her new CD “Songs for Growing” as well as many Morning Program favorites. Drop off not permitted.
Vendors on the Wharf, Long Wharf
Enjoy tasty treats and receive information from some of the area’s most important non-profits, programs and organizations. The Wellness Foundation, which empowers children and adults with the information, tools and inspiration they need to adopt healthy lifestyles, will distribute information, as will Our Sons and Daughters School about its children’s programs and Waldorf education. The LGBT Network, which operates community centers for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community will also be on hand. Baron’s Cove will provide food and drink for all, and Wolffer Estate Vineyard will offer a special tasting experience of its 96-point International Winemaker Challenge Rated Diosa 2013 out of an illuminated ice sculpture.
2 p.m. (1 p.m. skipper’s meeting)
Ice Breaker Sailing Regatta, Breakwater Yacht Club
Hosted by Breakwater Yacht Club and Community Sailing Center, where sailors and guests are welcome to enjoy refreshments and fireworks after the regatta. There will be a skipper’s meeting at BYC at 1 p.m. with racing to follow at approximately 2 p.m. The entry fee is $15 per person. For more information (or if you are looking for a boat) contact Marty Knab at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sean Elliot at email@example.com.
Starting at 2 p.m.
Bake Sale, Long Wharf
Pierson High School’s Robotics Team 28 will host a bake sale to raise money for their competition at Hofstra University in March. The team hopes to inspire many generations to come in science, technology, engineering, and math related fields
Live Music With Dave Kellan Trio, Baron’s Cove
Over the last seven years Dave Kellan has rocked the country spanning coast to coast. Since 2000, he has released four independent full length LPs of original material and one on the way. His 2003 album, “Truth of the Matter,” showed an intelligent mix of rock, jazz, folk and blues. In 2005, Kellan won four review awards (best solo artist, best blues and rock songwriter, blues band deserving wider recognition) at the Review ceremonies in Saginaw, Michigan and in 2006 he won best male vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and instrumentalist! Kellan’s fourth CD “Rounder than the Sound” is now available and features special guests Larry McCray and Verve Pipe drummer Donny Brown. The tracks show an array of Kellan’s catchy style.
Anna and Elsa from Frozen, Sag Harbor Variety
Come say hello to the sisters from Disney’s hit movie Frozen who have left Arendelle to experience HarborFrost!
3 – 4 p.m.
Live Music with Ludmilla Brasil, Grenning Gallery
Ludmilla is a delightful Brazilian import and over the past 20 years has developed a solid musical reputation, working with renowned MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) artists worldwide. Carefully selecting her repertoire, she finds new meaning in the music of such great composers as Tom Jobim, Carlos Lyra and Edu Lobo, adding her unique sassy, sultry style. Since 1998 Ludmilla has received a tremendous reception performing in the New York area, accompanied by Marcello Pimenta. Together, they give an exciting high-energy performance that is truly unforgettable. Sponsored by the Sag Harbor American Music Festival
Live Music with Heather Unplugged, Romany Kramoris Gallery
Composer and lyricist, singer-songwriter Heather with backup vocals and guitar by Peter Band. Recent years have been spent developing their own edgy musical style, built on vocal duet harmonies, minimal guitar, and banjo. The lyrics come from Heather’s many years of diverse music genres and her deep roots from her hometown Shelter Island.
3 and 4 p.m.
Amazing Fire Juggling by Keith Leaf, Long Wharf
Keith Leaf’s happy, good time, family-friendly, comedy juggling show is great fun for all ages. Keith takes fire juggling to a whole new level so watch in amazement at two separate shows on Long Wharf.
Live Music with Leroy Klavis, The Corner Bar
Remember open mic night at The Corner? Cal behind the bar, Billy Joel’s band members sitting in? Where is Ellen Potz anyway? What a voice! Singer/ songwriter Leroy Klavis reprises some of your favorites, as well as new originals. Sponsored by the Sag Harbor American Music Festival
Live Music with Jake Lear, Buddhaberry
“Take the intensity of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s scorching guitar technique and apply it to Bob Dylan’s stark, earnest songwriting, and what you have is the music of Bluesman Jake Lear,” writes Elmore Magazine. Lear , who was born in Vermont, was raised on Blues and country music and spent the last three years playing to thousands on Memphis’ renowned Beale Street, honing the hard-hitting Blues on which he is building a growing national reputation. Sponsored by the Sag Harbor American Music Festival
Live Music with Robert Bruey, Harbor Books
Known for his unique fingerstyle guitar playing and earthy soulful voice, Robert Bruey paints with words, imbuing his songs with imagery that enables listeners to visualize his stories as he sings them. Robert’s live performances are moving and intimate and his recently released ‘Carousel’ CD has received much positive acclaim. Sponsored by the Sag Harbor American Music Festival
Open House, Breakwater Yacht Club
Come see all that the Breakwater Yacht Club has to offer with a HarborFrost Open House at Sag Harbor’s own community sailing center. Discover membership options, meet members and staff and enjoy the HarborFrost Fireworks display over the harbor!
Hot Soup, Old Whalers’ Church
Warm up for HarborFrost! The First Presbyterian Church, 44 Union Street, will be serving up hot soup to eat in or take out. Price is $2. There will be a variety of different flavors provided by members of the congregation and community. For more information call 631-725-0894.
Fiery Sensations Fire Dancers, Long Wharf
As the sun begins to set, The Fiery Sensations will perform their sizzling and electrifying show at Windmill Beach near Long Wharf. The Fiery Sensations are the Hamptons’ premier fire troupe. Each year they bring heat to HarborFrost, always offering and awe-inspiring and unforgettable show.
Fireworks by Gucci, Long Wharf
The world-renowned pyrotechnic artists are back in Sag Harbor again this year to light up the sky with their extravagant and unique fireworks display. “This is really the perfect setting and time for a performance,” said Phil Grucci, President and Creative Director of Fireworks by Grucci. “Winter skies are a crisp blank canvas on which to paint striking, warm images. These images will be reflected on the harbor below, creating a kaleidoscope of color and designs.”
Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks, Bay Street Theater
Long Island Music Hall of Famer provides your rock-a-billy fix with original hits and upbeat takes on the classics. The dance floor is calling and you won’t be able to stay in your seat! Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Hike for HarborFrost, Mashashimuet Park
After breakfast meet at Mashashimuet Park for an easy-paced two-mile hike. See Round Pond and Fore and Aft Pond and take a walk on the old railroad spur trail used long ago to transport ice from the ponds to New York City and Sag Harbor. Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt.