09/23/17 9:08pm

On a beautiful, sunny day in Greenport, another huge crowd turned out for the East End Seaport Museum & Maritime Foundation’s 28th annual Maritime Festival.

See photos from the parade below. (more…)

09/23/17 9:54am

The 2017 East End Seaport Museum’s Land & Sea Gala held at the Greenport Yacht & Shipbuilding Company.

The 28th annual East End Maritime Festival in Greenport kicked off Friday night with the Land and Sea Gala.

More than 20 local restaurants served up tastes accompanied by liquid refreshment from local wineries and beverage producers. The Maritime Festival continues Saturday and Sunday. See more photos below and check back for additional coverage from Saturday’s events. (more…)

09/20/17 6:04am
The East End Maritime Festival runs this weekend, Sept. 23, 24 and 25. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The East End Maritime Festival runs this weekend, Sept. 22, 23 and 24. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Some might argue that harvest is the best time on the East End.

With plenty of fall festivals, pumpkin picking, corn mazes and more, it certainly is often the busiest season.

Here are 9 festivals and events for fun on the North Fork this autumn. (more…)

09/24/16 4:37pm
The Land and Sea gala kicked off the East End Maritime Festival. (Credit: Kysten Massa)

The Land and Sea gala kicked off the East End Maritime Festival. (Credit: Kysten Massa)

The 2016 Maritime Festival kicked off with a Land and Sea Gala on the waterfront at the Greenport Yacht and Shipbuilding grounds in Greenport Friday night.

Hundreds of people enjoyed tastings from nearly two dozen local restaurants, North Fork wineries, spirit producers and Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. while listening to live music on a picture perfect evening. The event included raffles and a photo booth sponsored by northforker.

The festival continues on Saturday and Sunday. [Click here for the Greenport Maritime Festival 2016 schedule] (more…)

09/22/16 9:09pm
East End Maritime

A scene from the 2015 Maritime Festival. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The East End Maritime Festival comes to Greenport Village this weekend, with music, entertainment, kayak races, fair vendors, lighthouse tours and more.

The three-day event kicks off with the Land & Sea gala on Friday night (click here for tickets). The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25.

A schedule of events is as follows: (more…)

09/22/16 6:04am
Captain David Berson will serve as Grand Marshal of the East End Maritime Festival parade. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Captain David Berson will serve as Grand Marshal of the East End Maritime Festival. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

It would be romantic, but ultimately inaccurate, to say Captain David Berson was drawn to sailing as part of some existential quest for meaning. The truth is that a life on the water is a future his father, a New York City chemist, often fantasized about but wasn’t able to realize.

“He always had dreams of going out to sea, but living through the Depression and taking care of his parents, he never had a chance to,” said Capt. Berson, grand marshal of this weekend’s East End Maritime Festival in Greenport. “But he instilled his pipe dream in me.” (more…)