Greenport Maritime Festival 2022

Three-Masted Ship
Three-Masted Ship Similar to the Amistad
Here we are. It is hard as it may be to believe that summer is almost over don't fret, though; that only means it's almost time for The Greenport Maritime Festival 2022. The 33rd annual return of this popular, Long Island North Fork event is scheduled for September 24th and 25th, 2022, in Greenport Village. The East End Maritime Festival is an annual tradition here on Long Island's North Fork. The weekend-long celebration of local maritime heritage is by the East End Seaport Museum. The highlight of the weekend is the Tall Ship Amistad that will be in the port.

Greenport Maritime Festival 2022

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Poster of various pictures representing the Greenport Maritime Festival 2022

The Tall Ship Amistad - September 24th and 25th
The Amistad that will be in Greenport is a replica of the original ship built and launched in 2000 at the Mystic Seaport Museum Shipyard.  the Amistad had a very significant contribution to the fight for freedom of African Slaaves in America.
In 1839, Mende (the people of Sierra Leone) captives from Sierra Leone took control of the ship transporting them to slavery, the Amistad. Unable to navigate back to Africa, the ship was captured and towed into the port of New London in Connecticut. The Mende were faced with slavery or execution, and their cause was taken up by many residents throughout Connecticut. 
U.S. Circuit and District courts ruled in favor of the Mende. This case was then appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court and in 1841 this court agreed with the lower court decisions and the Mende captives were ordered freed. 

Folks come from all around Long Island area to attend the festivities, with proceeds going towards the East End Seaport Museum. In fact, the entire weekend serves to help fund the important works that the East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation has planned for the next year. Other highlights for this year's Maritime Festival include the popular Opening Day Parade, Live Music, The Merry Merfolk, Food, Beer, Wine and More. Another big draw will be the Ice and Classic Boat Exhibit. Beautiful, hand-crafted, vintage and modern wooden boats will be on display along with East End boat builders and restoration experts demonstrating their expertise and skills.
There will be a special festival tour of the Bug Light Lighthouse

Greenport Maritime Festival 2022 Schedule

Friday, September 23, 2022

Friday Night Kick-Off: Each year, the Maritime Festival kicks off with a gala to benefit the East End Seaport and Marine Foundation.

Land & Sea Gala – VIP 5:30pm / General Admission 6:30pm-9:30pm

Saturday, September 24, 2022

10:00 am Maritime Festival Opens

10:00 am -1:00 pm      US Coast Guard Tent (knot tying demo, fire extinguisher demonstration)

10:30 am – 4:30 pm    Captain Kidd’s Alley (Crafts/Treasure Chest/Mitchell Park)

11:00am                     Maritime Festival Parade (Broad & Main to Front & 3rd)

Noon                          Merry Merfolk Contest Judging (Mitchell Park)

12:00 pm -2:00 pm Children’s Games on the Green (Mitchell Park)

1:30 pm                    F/V Illusion – Working Fishing Boat (Commercial Dock)

2:00 pm                   Kayak Races   Setup and registration (Waterfront)

3:00 pm                   Kayak Races Begin

4:30 pm                  2 Hour Bug Light Cruise & Tour (register at East End Seaport Museum)

5:00pm                      Festival Closed

The Bug Light Lighthouse
The “Bug” Light is the Long Beach Bar Lighthouse

 Sunday, September 25, 2022

10:00 am                  Maritime Festival Opens

10:00 am -1:00 pm   US Coast Guard Tent (life ring toss demo, May Day call demo, line splicing lesson, waist inflation demo)

10:30 am – 4:30 pm Captain Kidd’s Alley (Crafts/Treasure Chest/Mitchell Park)

11:30 am                   F/V Illusion – Working Fishing Boat (Waterfront)

12:00pm – 2:00 pm    Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demonstration

1:00 pm                     Storytime by Miss Vicky from Floyd Memorial Library (Mitchell Park)

1:00pm – 2:00pm      Snapper Fishing Contest (ages 8 and under) – RR/Commercial Dock

2:00pm – 3:00pm      Snapper Fishing Contest (ages 9-16)

5:00 pm                     Eastern Long Island Hospital “Dream Green” Raffle Drawing (Mitchell Park)

                                  Festival Ends

The Land and Sea Gala after-party will be held at Claudio’s Greenport Village, Long Island, NY

Visit www.eastendseaport.org for tickets and more details.

East End Maritime Festival Lodging
Treat yourself to a stay at Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast whenever you visit Long Island’s North Fork. We offer our guests off-site spa services, unbelievably comfortable accommodations, and three-course, gourmet breakfasts. Make Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast your Greenport Village getaway headquarters!

“The room was immaculately clean and cozy and the bed was like sleeping on an abundance of clouds! I absolutely recommend this Bed and Breakfast as it made our getaway from home that much more intimate and special” Tunisia B, NYC

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