2016 Greenport Maritime Festival
The Ice & Classic Boat Exhibit at the 2016 Maritime Festival will be much like last year’s. We will exhibit on Saturday and Sunday September 24 & 25. You’re invited! Please pass this onto anyone else you may know who would like to show a boat or iceboat. Volunteers from last year are heartily welcomed back and new folks are always sought out. Thank you!
We will have two floating docks with free dockage. Space is limited and will be assigned to the first classics applying. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday dockage is offered. Please bring some printed information for spectators to learn about and appreciate your boat. Dressing ship is festive and always appreciated. “No Boarding” signs and lender ensigns are available. Please let us know if you would like to attend.
Exhibitors with boats on trailers are assigned approximate spaces ringing the flagpole lawn in Mitchell Park for ease in maneuvering. Smaller dinghies, kayaks, or canoes will fill the center area since they can be carried. Iceboats will be placed in the lawn adjacent to the Marina office. Please bring printed information for spectators to learn about and appreciate your boat, even if it’s only basic info. The Village roads close to vehicles on Saturday at 0900, so exhibitors are encouraged to deliver boats on Friday if possible or early Saturday a.m. Vehicles must be out of the park by 0830. Please let us know if you would like to attend. There will be a boat placement diagram posted on the flagpole. Please check your spot before unhitching your trailer. We’ll be there Friday afternoon and Saturday morning to help and provide info.
A night watchman is assigned to the Park and floating docks on Friday and Saturday nights. Your boat or iceboat and gear will be safe. The Festival closes at 5 p.m. on Sunday, when the roads will start to open again for vehicles to retrieve boats. In summary: Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. there is no vehicle access to Mitchell Park on Village roads - Front & Main Streets are pedestrian only.
The Land & Sea cocktail party reception is the kick-off event Friday evening under a tent at Greenport Yacht and Shipbuilding on Carpenter Street. Tickets are available at www.eastendmaritimefestival.org
The complete Saturday/Sunday Maritime Festival schedule is online at www.eastendmaritimefestival.org
Iceboat entries, coordination, and volunteering call or email Mike Acebo, 631-477-9594, email@example.com
Classic boat entries, coordination, and volunteering call or email Pat Mundus, 631-786-2734, firstname.lastname@example.org