A bustling Greenport Village during the 2015 Tall Ships festival. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Take mom shopping in Greenport on Saturday, May 7 for the first-ever Mom-a-thon, a pre-Mother’s Day sidewalk sale full of food, fun and deals.
Sponsored by the Greenport Business Improvement District, local merchants and village officials hope to draw visitors in the same tradition as the annual Greenport Maritime Festival and last year’s Tall Ships Festival.
“We’re trying to enliven the business district for the coming season and kicking it off with this Mother’s Day event,” said Caroline Waloski, BID Promotion Liaison and owner of The Sirens’ Song Gallery in Greenport. (more…)
Jackson Parpan rides the slide at Veterans Beach Park. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
One day early this spring my two-year-old son Jackson woke up and asked me a question about how he was going to spend his day.
It was a Monday morning, so my wife and I were headed to work and him to daycare, but something else was on his mind.
“I go park?,” he asked, his voice quiet and optimistic.
“You have to go to school today,” I responded.
“NO,” he said loudly, and with concern. “I GO PARK.”
Playgrounds are the little man’s latest obsession, following in the footsteps of animated Disney films, binkies and Pirate’s Booty. When our boy is into something, he really goes all in. I once watched “The Incredibles” 10 times in a week.
With winter over and summer on the horizon, I recognize the television sets must be turned off. So we’ve started filling our time at the many great parks the North Fork has to offer. Jack can’t get enough. (more…)