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All About Maritime – Reasons to love Greenport

By Rachel Bosworth - September 18, 2019
Land and Sea Gala

The Village of Greenport is a multi-faceted area. It brings together different cultures and communities, is rooted in its maritime history that is an integral part of the modern day, and has grown to attract not just swells of visitors each season, but has also become a desirable place for first and second homeowners. It is a unique walking village with top restaurants and bars, shopping for all ages, and a working waterfront. In the summer, boats fill the docks of Mitchell Park Marina and beyond. In the fall, the Maritime Festival celebrates the past, present, and future of a fishing village. Winter celebrates shellfisheries and in spring, it starts all over again. From this weekend’s activities to North Fork real estate offices that have found a home in the village, Greenport is the place to be. If you’re out and about, we would love to see how you enjoy Greenport. Tag us in your photos at @northforkrealestateshowcase

Land and Sea Gala

Kicking off the celebration of Greenport’s working waterfront is the Land and Sea Gala. Taking place on Friday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenport Yacht and Shipbuilding Co., this fundraising gala gathers all of those with a love of Greenport’s maritime history and a shared goal of driving it forward. Guests will enjoy tastes and sips from various local vendors in the active shipbuilding yard. The evening will also feature raffles and a live auction with fabulous prizes. Proceeds support the restoration of Bug Light and the East End Seaport Museum. 

Participating vendors include American Beech, Andy’s, Anker, Avelino, Backyard Brine, Braun’s, Bruce & Son, Claudio’s, Ellen’s on Front, First and South, Fishers Island Lemonade, The Frisky Oyster, Green Hill Kitchen, Industry Standard Kitchen, Lenz Winery, Lucharitos, Macari, MattiTaco, The Merchant’s Wife, Noah’s, North Fork Table, Olive Branch Café, One Woman Wines, Port, Pugliese, Southold Fish Market, Stirling Sake, and The Real McCoy Rum. Get tickets here.

Maritime Festival 

The 30th annual East End Maritime Festival is taking place this weekend in the Village of Greenport. Locals and visitors alike will flock to the streets to celebrate the area’s maritime history while trying bites and drinks from local establishments, crafts and activities for families, and ongoing events. The Merry Merfolk Parade starts the weekend on Saturday at 11 a.m. where are all are encouraged to don festive maritime attire. Attendees can take one-hour cruises on the Mystic Whaler, watch kayak races, view the US Coast Guard helicopter rescue demonstration, and much more.

On Sunday, a beloved Greenport event returns. The ChowderFest chowder contest will feature more than a dozen chowders from different local chefs. Clam chowder and other chowders will be the categories in which ticketholders can vote on. Tickets also include a beer from Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. and a non-alcoholic beverage.

Buying Greenport

The Village of Greenport has grown to become one of the most desirable areas to own a home on the North Fork. Several firms have found success with offices right in the heart of the walking village, taking advantage of all the area itself has to offer. On Front Street, Douglas Elliman Real Estate and Town and Country sit across from Mitchell Park. Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty is just steps away from the docks near the Claudio’s compound. Century 21 Albertson Realty neighbors other shops across from Stirling Square. Independent brokerage Kapell Real Estate has an office just as you enter town. With agents working diligently on behalf of buyers and sellers, they have become embedded in the community that has made Greenport a sought-after area. After walking around and discovering Greenport for yourself, pop in to learn more about how you can make this special place your home.

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