Introduction to Patchogue, New York
Patchogue, New York, in Suffolk county, is 12 miles E of Brentwood, New York and 50 miles E of New York, New York. The village is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan statistical area. About 11,919 people live in Patchogue.
The Village of Patchogue was named after the Patchogue Indians, who inhabited the area before European settlers arrived. According to another theory, the village's name was derived from an Indian term that meant "where they divide in two." Patchogue was officially incorporated in 1893. In its early years, it developed into a center for manufacturing lace and then as a summer resort town.
Patchogue and nearby Attractions
- Fire Island National Seashore
- Long Island Maritime Museum
- Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum
- Connecticut River State Park
- South Haven County Park
- Bellview Beach
Things To Do In Patchogue
The Village of Patchogue has a riverfront and a natural harbor that serve as recreational and commercial areas. The Great South Bay Music Festival, which is held in July, is an interesting local celebration featuring a wide variety of activities. The village offers excellent provisions for recreational activities that can be enjoyed in the local parks.
John F. Kennedy International Airport is less than an hour’s drive away.
Patchogue Higher Education
The local institution for higher education is Saint Joseph's College, while Suffolk County Community College and Dowling College are a few miles away.