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Thanksgiving Events at Prime

Prime Restaurant along Huntington Harbor

Prime – An American Kitchen and Bar, 117 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY;[631] 385-1515;, presents the following Thanksgiving weekend events:

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., diners may celebrate with a la carte menus and seasonal specials in the well-appointed dining room overlooking Huntington Harbor. Or, diners may call on the services of Prime’s accomplished chefs, and their state-of-the-art kitchen, to cook a complete take-away dinner for 10-12 people at $299 plus tax. The dinner package, with reheating instructions, may be ordered up to Thursday, November 17 with pick-up on Thanksgiving Day from 9:00 a.m.  It includes a 20-pound turkey with all the trimmings such as apple chestnut croissant stuffing, sweet potato puree with brown sugar, string bean casserole, whipped potatoes, caramelized onion soup, apple pie and traditional cheesecake, cornbread and biscuits.

On Friday, November 25, from 6:00 p.m., Prime welcomes public and private guests to its top viewing spot for the second annual Huntington Harbor Parade of Lights,  Organized as a fun evening and fundraiser by and for The Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society (, dozens of holiday lighted vessels — sail and power, commercial and recreational — decorated by individuals, clubs and organizations parade through Huntington Harbor.

Free to the public will be access to Prime’s Boardwalk where the Huntington Harbor restaurant’s signature blend of hot chocolate will be on sale alongside Lighthouse hats and t-shirts to benefit the Lighthouse Preservation Society.

Tickets to a VIP viewing area, a few steps up on Prime’s Porch, will be sold via for $65 with $10 to be donated to the Lighthouse Preservation Society.  Included in the ticket price, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., under the covered and heated outdoor area, are passed hors d’oeuvres plus a Prime signature hot chocolate and cocktail.

Especially for this event, Prime’s 300-foot dock will be accessible to boaters with a limited number of slips. Reservations must be made by calling Prime at (631) 385-1515 to purchase a Prime boaters card that is redeemable for food, drinks and services.  Docking costs on this day range from $75 for boats up to 24-feet to $200 for boats over 50-feet.

Other viewing sites are the Huntington Yacht Club, the start and end point for the parade, and the Halesite Fire Department.

On Sunday, November 27, from 5:30 p.m., Prime welcomes those who live and work in the community to its second annual Tree Lighting on Huntington Harbor to benefit The Clark Gillies Children’s Emergency Care Center at Huntington Hospital and with this year’s guest of honor Clark Gillies.

Against the scenic backdrop of Huntington Harbor will be a winter wonderland of lights, festive caroling, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and, warm hot chocolate and seasonal cookies.

The highlight of the evening will be the illumination of a 20-foot balsam fir adorned with 20,000 white lights by guest of honor, Clark Gillies, former New York Islander and NHL Hall-of-Famer.  Joining him on the platform will be Robert Mottola, Vice President of Development and Community Relations at Huntington Hospital, and, Michael Bohlsen. Mr. Gillies represents the evening’s charity of honor, The Clark Gillies Children’s Emergency Care Center at Huntington Hospital. The facility was named in honor of Mr. Gillies’ Foundation which provided financial support to help build the state-of-the-art center.  The Tree Lighting will raise awareness and funds for the pediatric services including a donation from the Bohlsen Family Foundation.

ABOUT The Huntington Harbor Lighthouse Preservation Society, Post Office Box 2454, Halesite, NY 11743 (631) 835-8792 or The 501-3c non-profit organization is responsible for ongoing restoration of the Huntington Harbor Lighthouse, a 1912 Beaux Arts style building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is dedicated to keeping the unique structure open to the public for educational purposes. The Huntington Harbor Parade of Lights was established in 2010 as a fun evening and fundraising event involving dozens of holiday lighted vessels — sail and power, commercial and recreational — decorated by individuals, clubs and organizations. Every dollar raised by the society goes directly to the Lighthouse’s preservation and is tax-deductible. For press information about the Huntington Harbor Parade of Lights, contact Pamela Setchell, President, Huntington Harbor Lighthouse Preservation Society (631) 835-8792.

ABOUT Huntington Hospital’s Clark Gillies Children’s Emergency Care Center (270 Park Avenue, Huntington NY 11743
(631) 351-2000 or Staffed by Board-certified pediatric emergency physicians and registered nurses, and, backed by the resources of the full-service Huntington Hospital, the Center provides an extremely safe, secure environment for the diagnosis and treatment of childhood illness and injuries. The Center is a self-contained area next to the hospital’s main Emergency Department, which is a State-designated Level II Trauma Center staffed and equipped to offer emergency life-saving procedures. This provides the staff with easy access to trauma facilities, diagnostic imaging, and advanced lifesaving equipment. The Center contains five beds and shares four trauma bays with the main Emergency Department. It contains all the age- and size-appropriate equipment they need to meet children’s emergency resuscitation and medical needs. During daytime hours, the Center functions as a typical pediatric emergency room, ready to respond to any medical emergency involving children from birth through age 19. Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m., when most pediatricians’ offices are closed, extra, dedicated staffing helps ensure that even relatively minor problems are managed swiftly and efficiently.

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