Greenport Village Holiday Festival will run through the season

11/16/2010 8:00 AM |

Greenport Village is celebrating this year’s Christmas season in a big way, with a Holiday Festival that begins right after Thanksgiving and continues through New Year’s Eve.
The festival will offer a wide range of special events for adults and children alike — many of them free. In addition to the highlights listed below, there will be an ongoing exhibit and sale of affordable small artworks at South Street Gallery; a series of films at the East End Seaport Museum; historical, architectural and B&B tours of the village; craft events for kids; painting of storefront windows; and holiday promotions, including free refreshments, at numerous local businesses.
The fun begins Saturday, Nov. 27, with a free Theatreworks presentation of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” at the Greenport School auditorium at 2 p.m. The official lighting of the village tree in Mitchell Park, with caroling and refreshments, starts at 5 p.m.
A holiday pet parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 4, 1:30 to 3 p.m., and the Railroad Museum of Long Island will host an open house Dec. 4 and 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Holiday choral concerts at Brecknock Hall on Sunday, Dec. 5, 4 and 8 p.m., will feature the music of the season. Also on the 5th, the menorah will be lit in Mitchell Park at 5 p.m. to welcome Hanukkah.
Santa will appear at the Little Red Schoolhouse on Saturdays, Dec. 11 and 18, from 1-3 p.m., where items will be collected for food pantries and The Wish Factory.
On Sunday, Dec. 12, the traditional Christmas parade with Santa begins at 1 p.m., ending with festivities at the firehouse. At 4 p.m. on the 12th, Floyd Memorial Library will host a dramatic reading of Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory.”
Winter games will take place in Mitchell Park on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. and on the 28th Floyd Memorial will host a hot dog and family movie night featuring “Despicable Me.”
The festival — and the year — wrap up Dec. 31 in Mitchell Park with a New Year’s Eve party in the carousel building starting at 10 p.m. (fee: $25). At midnight in the park, the anchor will be raised to greet 2011 and there will be a spectacular fireworks display.
For a complete list of all Greenport Holiday Festival events, visit



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  • “Under regulations from the state Office of General Services, the village must provide land-based services to its mooring customers, including parking for their vehicles; a dingy dock to run them back and forth to their boats; restrooms and shower facilities; trash receptacles; and pumpout facilities” (quote)

    What this article does not mention is the above quote is only the opinion of Brewer’s marina not necessarily NYS law. The Village in fact has pump out facilities, (land based and a boat), also provision for a dinghy dock, ample parking, bathrooms (porta-johns), and a trash container is readily available at Village owned property adjacent to the Brewer property. Before the Village divests itself of one of the few profit making assets, and burdens the taxpayer with the lost revenue they should think about the Village as a whole and not any special interest group.

  • Clearly Brewers is trying to get their hands on a valuable asset that the town owns. Its seems like a pretty straight forward business decision.. improve the mooring fields, continue to provide services and charge a reasonable rate. If Brewers takes this over.. they wont be doing it at a loss… thats for sure. So why can’t the town?