Andrew Rowsom, owner of Preston’s and co-owner of Glory, and Captain David Berson standing on Preston’s Dock in Greenport. (Credit: Rachel Young)
Learning he had been named grand marshal of next month’s Maritime Festival was beyond humbling for David Berson, who conducts daily tours of Greenport Harbor on his solar-powered boat Glory and provides no-cost educational programs to local children.
So you can imagine how Berson felt when he was told area filmmaker Tony Bettler had been commissioned by officials at the East End Seaport Museum & Maritime Foundation, which hosts the annual Greenport festival, to create a short documentary about his contributions to the community.
“Even my inbred New York City cynicism was overwhelmed with the honor,” the Bronx native and longtime Greenport resident, 67, said last week at Preston’s Dock, the Main Street site his 30-foot vessel has long called home. “And the honor is not mine. I’m just the antenna. I’m a reflection of everybody that’s doing good work out here.”(more…)
What is it about a photo booth that makes people want to tilt their heads and stick out their tongues?
The northforker sponsored photo booth was a big hit at A Land and Sea Greenport Gala on Friday night, with duos, trios and quartets of friends cramming into the tiny space for a silly keepsake from the bash. (more…)