Here it is: Walking Tours of Sag Harbor!
To download your FREE APP with 9 available tours, please select:
For Android phones:
We have to date:
Three Historical/Architectural Tours (SHHS, SHCD, and AAQ/SPLIA),
Literary Sag Harbor,
Eastville Community: Unique Diversity,
Kids' Walking Tour of Sag Harbor (complete with Treasure Hunt!),
Sag Harbor in Wartime,
& Vanished Sag Harbor
Walking Tours available at present, and will soon be adding
Captains, Mates, and Widows and Wild Sag Harbor!
We have also produced, for parents and children without smartphones, a paper version of the Kids' Walking Tour that they can pick up at the Windmill or at other friendly stops on the various tours (as well as the Wharf Shop).
After you download your app, simply click on the tour of your choice for a quick download, and off you go. Thank you again for your continued support, and we hope you and your family and friends enjoy this new Sag Harbor adventure!
– Sag Harbor Partnership
We are also pleased to announce that we have helped design and have funded the printing of 2 brochures: One is a Sag Harbor Cultural District Walking Tour and guide, a free brochure for visitors and residents. The map includes QR codes for smart phones, locations and hours, and descriptions of each participating institution.
The second is a printed version of our Kids’ Walking Tour and Treasure Hunt! of Sag Harbor for parents and children who don’t have smartphones or tablets to use for our free app.
The Sag Harbor Cultural District includes Bay Street Theater & the Sag Harbor Center for the Arts, Canio's Cultural Cafe, Christ Episcopal Church, Eastville Community Historical Society, First Presbyterian (Old Whalers') Church, John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor Custom House, Sag Harbor Historical Society, and the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum.
The Kids’ Tour and Treasure Hunt will take parents and kids to the John Jermain Memorial Library, the Firemen’s Museum, Annie Cooper Boyd House, Custom House, Whaling Museum, Old Whalers’ Church, and Old Burying Ground.
Please visit as many museums and cultural institutions as you like, and enjoy the wealth of history and exciting cultural climate of Sag Harbor. Look for these brochure at participating institutions and supportive businesses!
Our first projects were in support of Traffic Calming in the Village of Sag Harbor, and the exciting Preservation of our Historic Waterfront. To this end, we are raising money to help these two great propositions, while working directly with Village officials to determine need and direction.
Traffic calming has long been a difficult issue in the village. We have been encouraged by specific proposals and referenda to slow down our too-fast traffic, especially after accidents in recent years. A small fund-raiser was held at Estia’s Little Kitchen in November 2013, and another at the end of March, 2014, that raised several thousand dollars that will go directly to working with project traffic calming experts on the possibility of installing bump-outs and other clever and aesthetic measures to intelligently slow down drivers. We are targeting areas identified by residents in a workshop in February 2013, and are focusing on Main and Jermain Streets. Our Traffic Calming Fund will support the amelioration of 19 critical intersections being redesigned and safeguarded from reckless driving, and will be formally offered to the Village Board of Trustees.
Please take a look at our work! You will need Adobe Reader to access these files, which are all pdfs.
The initial report:
The April 8, 2014 presentation by Michael King of Nelson/Nygaard to the Village Board of Trustees:
The memo about how to incorporate planters into the designs
The final presentation of Nelson/Nygaard, showing all the intersections under consideration:
Finally, all 19 intersections:
UPDATE: We are working with the Fire Department and Police Department to modify plans in hopes of achieving key intersections.
We will continue to meet with Village Officials to make sure everyone is satisfied with our pilot program.
We were thrilled to learn that a proposal that dates back to the 1990s to create a waterfront park on village-owned land next to the Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge was revived by Bruce Tait, head of the Harbor Committee, under the mandate of the Village’s Lower Waterfront Revitalization Plan. Plans for Sag Harbor Cove Park were presented at a November 2013 Village Board of Trustees meeting, and we and the Sag Harbor Village Board enthusiastically responded to this wonderful idea for our community. Our fund for supporting this project is the Preservation of Our Historic Waterfront Fund.
A recent article in the Sag Harbor Express describes this great new initiative.
We are undertaking fundraising for the John Jermain Memorial Library as part of our Historic Building Fund. We will specifically raise funds for its historic terrazzo floor, and we welcome you to join us at Back Page for a cocktail party benefitting our new app that will be a self-guided tour of the living history of Sag Harbor!
Our General Fund is for use of minimal administrative costs and looking into grant funding for the village, and of course investigating future projects that can be of benefit to the community.
Your donations are tax-deductible. If you are sending a check for either of these projects, please send to Serve Sag Harbor, PO Box 182, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. You may denote in the memo line which project you’d prefer to support, if either, and we will keep you updated on future projects.
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