Christina Sun of East Marion holds a flashlight for the shuckers.
The 2015 Maritime Festival kicked off with a Land and Sea Gala on the waterfront at Greenport Yacht and Shipbuilding grounds in Greenport Friday night.
Hundreds of people enjoyed tastings from dozens of local restaurants and wineries while listening to live music on a picture perfect evening. The event included raffles, a slideshow of Greenport’s shipbuilding past and a photo booth.
The festival continues on Saturday and Sunday.
[Click here for the Greenport Maritime Festival 2015 schedule]
First and South’s cheesy puffed pastry stuffed with ground beef and topped with serrano sour cream.
First and South’s Scott Leventhal and Brooke Pollock.
Grace and Grit’s Stephanie Coleman restocks tasting plates.
The oyster shuckers.
Greenport artist Isabelle Haran-Leonardi with her husband Bill Leonardi.
Live music from Points East.
Kelsey Cheslock, marketing coordinator for Sparkling Pointe.
From left: Judee von Seldeneck of Philadelphia, Alison Byers of Cutchogue and Laurada Byers of Philadelphia at Friday’s Land and Sea Gala in Greenport. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)
Greenport Yacht and Shipbuilding owner Steve Clarke with Ruth Shank. Mr. Clarke donated the use of his land for the gala.
Maritime Festival Grand Marshal Pat Mundus, second from left, with friends.
The entrance to the gala was lit with fairy lights and decorated with pumpkins and flowers.
East End Seaport Museum’s Mary Herrick shuttles guests to the party.
From left: Herman Demerciyan, Julie Flores, and Rhiannon Symonds of the North Fork Smoked Fish Company.
Some of the many raffle prizes.
Melvin Scarberry of Shelter Island buys raffle tickets from volunteer Devon McLaughlin.
From left: Paul Romanelli, Debbie and Don Griffin, and Terri Romanelli.
Lind Sund and Michael O’Rourke in the photo booth.
The event’s organizer Ashley O’Neil, left, with First and South partners Peter Pace and Sarah Phillips Loth.
Southold Police Chief Martin Flatley presents Paul Drum with a proclamation naming him “Chief for a Day.”
The path to the gala.