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East End Seaport Museum and the Village of Greenport hosted the 24th annual Maritime Festival this weekend.
The festival featured ship tours, artisan craft vendors, live music, pirate shows, boat races, children’s storytelling, contests, demonstrations and exhibits. Lighthouse tours to ‘Bug’ Light will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
New events this year, both in Mitchell Park, included the children’s Little Merfolk contest and an oyster shucking demonstration and exhibit.
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | The 24th annual Greenport Maritime Festival parade was held Saturday.
The East End Seaport & Maritime Foundation and the Village of Greenport hosted the 24th annual Maritime Festival Saturday under sometimes cloudy, sometimes sunny skies.
Thousands flocked to the Village to enjoy antique boat displays, craft vendors and the traditional parade. Local restaurants offered up food and drink, and pirates roamed the streets.
Over two dozen mermaids and mermen took part in a Little Merfolk costume contest which was won by seven-year-old Kaitlyn Heath of Southold.
The festival continues with fireworks at 9 p.m. tonight and a full day of activities on Sunday.
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KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | The Corso family’s home in Cutchogue was the host for the ELIH fundraising gala Saturday.
Eastern Long Island Hospital held its annual North Fork Bounty fundraising gala at the Corso Family residence in Cutchogue Saturday.
Local restaurants and vineyards were the culinary sponsors for the event and offered some of the finest food the North Fork has to offer.
A luxury raffle and silent auction was held after guests finished dinner.
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Bryan Knipfing of Shelter Island Heights won the May Mile 5K in Greenport Saturday morning in 17 minutes 57 seconds.
For the eighth consecutive year, Peconic Landing celebrated Older Americans Month with a May Mile and 5K race/walk on Saturday morning in Greenport.
Despite predictions of stormy weather, hundreds turned out for the event, which benefits the Greenport Fire Department.
Shelter Island Heights resident Bryan Knipfing crossed the finish line first with a time of 17 minutes 57 seconds in the 5K. 10-year-old Tommy Vine of Brooklyn was the first female finisher in 22:41.
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTOS | A performance by a troupe of pirates was one of the highlights of the first day of Greenport’s Maritime Festival.
Hundreds of people flocked to Greenport for the first full day of the annual Maritime Festival. After the kick-off parade and the traditional blessing of the waters, visitors enjoyed tours of the U.S. Coast Guard barque Eagle and the privateer Lynx, a display of classic, ice and small boats, a pirate show and children’s activities.
The festival continues on Sunday with a dory race, a snapper fishing contest and the popular chowder contest.
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