09/24/15 4:00pm
At last year's first-ever Paul Drum Fundraiser Breakfast, guest of honor Paul Drum with mermaid Priscilla Kavanagh. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Paul Drum, the guest of honor at last year’s first-ever Paul Drum Fundraiser Breakfast, with mermaid Priscilla Kavanagh.  (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Eat breakfast with a pirate or a mermaid this Sunday at the second annual “Paul Drum Breakfast Fundraiser: A Mermaid and Pirate Experience” in Greenport.

Dubbed a “fun”raiser, the event benefits the Paul Drum Nautical Education Program, an organization that teaches children boating safety via Coast Guard Auxiliary members, as well as ecological theories and practices. It also offers nautical-themed educational lectures.

Drum, 30, is a popular local personality who works at the Greenport restaurant Front Street Station, which is owned by his mother, Sharon Sailor, and grandfather David Sailor. (more…)

09/24/15 10:54am
A scene from the 2014 Greenport Maritime Festival. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

A scene from the 2014 Greenport Maritime Festival. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The 2015 Greenport Maritime Festival returns this weekend with a kayak derby, pirate and mermaid breakfast and an opening day parade.

Don’t miss the blessing of the waters at 11 a.m. or the Little Merfolk Contest at noon.

See the events below. (more…)

09/15/15 6:19am
The 2015 Maritime Festival Grand Marshal, Captain Pat Mundus.

The 2015 Maritime Festival Grand Marshal, Captain Pat Mundus. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Pat Mundus enjoys hanging out on her porch in Greenport during warm summer days, but she feels more at home when she’s out on the water.

The 58-year-old local charter boat company owner grew up in Montauk with her parents and two sisters. They spent most of their time on boats, a lifestyle she credits to her father, Frank Mundus, the famous sport fisherman who inspired the character Quint in the book and movie versions of “Jaws.”  (more…)

09/09/15 10:43am
Mermaid Elizabeth Sweigart gets a kiss from Charles Marks at the kissing booth at the Land and Sea gala during the Greenport Maritime Festival in 2014. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Mermaid Elizabeth Sweigart gets a kiss from Charles Marks at the kissing booth at the Land and Sea gala during the Greenport Maritime Festival in 2014. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Have you ever wanted to hang around Greenport Village wearing a flipper and a pastel wig? Well here’s your chance.

The Merry Merfolk parade, which will feature a mermaid princess and dozens of her followers, will float down Greenport’s Main Street on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m.

Now in its third year, the parade is a part of the Greenport Maritime Festival. The event is open to people of all ages who wish to dress as merfolk. However, registration is required as participants are capped at 60. (more…)