Strollers along Bay Walk Waterfront Park in can now take in some local maritime history.
The village has recently installed the Bay Walk Nautical Art Museum. Along with the Town of North Hempstead, the village will hold a dedication ceremony for the museum, the Port North Pier and the park on Sunday at 11 a.m.
The project, said Port North Mayor Bob Weitzner, is 15 years in the making.
“Remember this is not just a museum,” he noted. “It is a nautical art history tour of Manhasset Bay in Port Washington and serves as a teaching device for both children and adults alike to stroll down the Bay Walk and discover our rich history, learn about the artists and what materials they used to create their art.”
The park extends for about two-thirds of a mile along Shore Road overlooking Manhasset Bay. The pier features a fishing dock, and nautical access from Manhasset Bay. The museum is believed to be the first of its kind in Nassau County. It features the works of local artists who contributed their time and expertise to assist the village and town with the project, recognizing the region’s nautical history.
Weitzner said he is “very excited to finally acknowledge the accomplishments of all those who assisted” the village and town in making the “the Bay Walk a reality.”
“Town Supervisor Kaiman and I look forward to seeing everybody there,” he added.