William Haagenson and Holly Byrne of the Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District; Linda Herman and Veronica Isaac of PSEG Long Island; and Annette Oestreich and Cindie Levitt of the Greater Port Washington BID. (Photo: PSEG Long Island)

PSEG Long Island grant lights up snowflakes in Port Washington

PSEG Long Island recently gave a grant of $10,000 to the Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District.

The money funded the purchase of 15 giant lighted snowflakes that are hanging up and down Main Street in Port Washington for the holiday season.

“We are pleased to provide this beautification grant to support shopping, dining and tourism in Port Washington’s downtown,” Veronica Isaac, manager of Customer and Community Partnerships at PSEG Long Island, said in a company statement. “This grant was created for business groups to support their members with items to help them thrive. These beautiful snowflakes enhance the aesthetic of this robust downtown and will hopefully brighten the holidays for shoppers and visitors.”

The PSEG Long Island Chamber Outdoor Commerce and Beautification grants are aimed at supporting local businesses, shopping and dining and downtown improvement projects in local business districts. Since 2020, nearly $375,000 has been distributed across Long Island and the Rockaways. 

“The Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District is honored to receive the Outdoor Commerce and Beautification grant from PSEG Long Island,” Holly Byrne, executive director of the Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District, said in the statement. “This grant has allowed us to complete our inventory of holiday light fixtures, which will be used now and for years to come. The snowflake lights along the commercial corridor brighten the winter nights and celebrate the season for Port Washington residents and visitors alike.”

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