Our Annual Special Events

Each year, the Parent Resource Center offers a variety of special events geared towards fun for the whole family!  Some of our signature annual events include our: fun and family friendly Outdoor Summer Concert Series; our annual Fall Preschool and Daycare Information Fair; our “Stepping Stones” Christmas Celebration; and annual Winter Party and Concert as well as our participation in the highly anticipated Port Washington Chamber of Commerce’s HarborFest.

Have volunteer hours to fill? We would love your help during our next PRC event!  Please contact our  Board Volunteer chair for more details.

Port Washington Chamber of Commerce’s Annual HarborFest 

Join your PRC friends at this annual day of outdoor fun, food, music and crafts which celebrates the life of our historical waterfront town!   Visitors enjoy a relaxed stroll among the booths and entertainment areas which are located along the scenic Town Dock in Port Washington, NY . This event – which typcially attracts over 12,000 people to our beautiful community – offers something for the whole family with:

  • Handmade Craft Fair
  • Art in the Park
  • Food Court
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Cruises on the Bay
  • Family Fun Stage
  • Envionmental Section
  • The Parent Resource Center’s Children’s Fun Park
  • Model Boat Regatta
  • Nautical Museum Exhibit

And when you volunteer to help the PRC with our booth for even just a part of the day, you will get exclusive HarborFest volunteer perks – including premium parking – along with other ways that we will thank you for participating in this hugely popular and renowned event!

The Annual PRC PreSchool & Daycare Fair

Held every Fall, local childcare providers, preschools and other educational centers are represented during a relaxed yet highly informative evening in the Landmark gym.  Focusing on children from infancy through preschoolers, families have the opportunity to personally meet administrators and teachers from schools in Port Washington and the surrounding area.  In addition to hosting this event, the PRC publishes informative Preschool Guides which are available for sale during the evening as well as throughout the year.  Please stop by our office if you’d like to purchase a copy.

Winter Concert

It may be cold outside, but it’s fun inside!  What better way to break up a cold winter weekend than joining us for our Winter Concert!  Kids can come dressed as their favorite princess or superhero and get ready to get down during our DJ dance party!  There are crafts and concessions and special appearances by Elsa and Captain America!

Annual Gala

The PRC is a nonprofit community center that offers a safe environment for families to learn, have fun and make friends.  Our Annual Gala is our biggest fundraiser of the year – and an amazing night out!  Every year we honor individuals that have gone above and beyond to help and support the PRC.  The night includes dinner, drinks, and entertainment and a chance to win fabulous raffle prizes donated by local businesses.  This year we will be hosting a Casino Royale themed gala on Friday, March 24th at the Village Club of Sands Point.  This event is not to be missed so book your babysitters and come dressed to kill!

Summer Concert Series

July is a time where the days are long, the nights are warm and everyone is looking to have a little more time outside to play.  What better way to end your day than at our Summer Concert Series!  One day a week in July we host children’s concerts on the lawn next to the Landmark building.  Every week a different musical act takes the reigns to get everyone singing and dancing. – babies, toddlers, preschoolers and beyond rock out to favorite songs.  Families come early to relax on blankets and enjoy pizza and snacks that are available for purchase.  It’s a fun, kid-friendly night out that’s enjoyed by all.  It’s easy to see why this tradition is a family favorite!

Halloween Bash

Get spooked!  Join your friendly neighborhood monsters for our annual Halloween Bash.  This year we featured a DJ Dance Party, photo booth, coloring wall, a prize for best costume, and more!  Come hungry as we always have pizza from local restaurants and sweets and treats donated by our volunteers available for purchase. So grab your costumes and join us for a day of Halloween fun!

But wait, there’s more!

That’s not all we’re up to!  We also have Open House events in our beautiful classrooms, we participate in Party in the Park, march in the Pride in Port Parade, host Sunday Fundays, run in the Port Washington Turkey Trot, host a Mom’s Retreat in the spring, act live elves when we host our Holiday Party for Outreach families, and help everyone get read for the season by organizing holiday movie events at local theaters!