Guest Blog by Mary Simmons, a Human Resource consultant for Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl and Associates . Utilizing over 20 years of HR experience, Mary assists large and small companies on Long Island with all their Human Capital needs such as recruiting, training and employee relations. Mary lives in Lloyd Harbor with her husband and three children.
My family and I feel very lucky to live here in the Five Harbor area! Being surrounded by beautiful water is one of the main reasons. We love to go water-skiing, fishing, paddle-boarding and have boat tie-ups with friends. And there is nothing better than taking a boat ride with the kids to Northport for an ice cream or to Centerport harbor for a bite at the Whales Tale. We never tire of the breathtaking views along the way of Huntington harbor and the Huntington Lighthouse. It is this love of the water and Long Island that inspired me to Co-Chair the 15th Annual Fall Benefit for The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum. This event will take place on Friday, November 18th at the Pine Hollow Country Club, a beautiful old Vanderbilt Gold Coast estate within in close proximity to the Five Harbor area in East Norwich.
Me and my children, as well as 14,000 other vistitors a year, have benefited from the Whaling Museum’s informational maritime exhibits and activities. The Whaling Museum, which opened in 1942, is on 25A in Cold Spring Harbor. It is all about Long Islanders, the sea and its resource told through the lens of Cold Spring Harbor’s heritage as a whaling port from 1835-1860. Their mission is “to save whales and the ocean- one child at a time”. The museum runs many educational programs for children such as “Ocean Science Sundays” and “Ocean Explorers Camp” that enrich their knowledge of the ocean and its largest inhabitant, the whale. The permanent exhibits at the museum explore and explain the whaling industry of the early 1800’s and its influence and importance to Cold Spring Harbor, the young United States and the world. Seasonal programs such as the “Haunted Whaling Museum” for Halloween make learning fun and exciting for children. These outstanding educational programs are all possible through donations and fund raisers for the museum such as The Fall Benefit.
From 7:00 – 10:00 PM on Friday, Nov. 18th, you will enjoy a fabulous evening complete with a raw bar, carving stations, DJ, piano player and open bar featuring a signature martini for the event…the Blue Harpoon! What a great way to spend time with neighbors and friends while supporting this unbelievable resource! Purchasing tickets is easy…just click here.
What to wear to the event? The Pink Link in Huntington has the answer and will go a step further. For those attending the event and shop through November 18th, the Pink Link will donate 20% off full price purchases to the Whaling Museum.
Hope to see you on the 18th!