The Tall Ships are on their way! The stately high-masted ships participating in the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE Atlantic Coast 2012 races have begun traveling up the Eastern Seaboard this week in commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. Several ships will make port at Greenport Village’s waterfront for a three day family festival over Memorial Day weekend, May 26 through May 28.
Specially priced advance tickets are now available on line at www.greenportvillage.com
Discounted tickets are availabe for $7 for online orders through May 15.
Saturday, May 26: Captain's Reception - 5pm-8pm @ Brecknock Hall
Saturday, May 26: 9-late @ Downtown Greenport
Sunday, May 27: 10am-late @ Downtown Greenport
Monday. May 28 (Memorial Day): All Day @ Everywhere
While the real stars of this three day festival are the magnificent ships, there will be lots more to do and see in Greenport. On the waterfront, Mitchell Park will be bustling with special events and activities to keep children and their parents entertained all weekend long. Restaurants and merchants will offer an assortment of foods and beverages to please every palate; musical concerts will be held on stages and street performers will display their many talents throughout the harbor. The East End Seaport Museum is presenting a nautical exhibit, “Art of the Sailor,” where a variety of sailing-themed tattoos will be provided for pirates and buccaneers. Play games at the carnival, take a ride the antique carousel and enjoy a dazzling display of fireworks. Be sure to sign up for the Captains Dinner at the historic Brecknock Hall mansion on Saturday, May 26 – call Peconic Landing at 631-477-3800
Tall Ships America provides a unique educational experience for young people interested in sail training. While at port, enjoy the rich selection of programs that all conform to Tall Ships America’s credo: Adventure and Education Under Sail. Coordinated by Tall Ships America
in collaboration with local organizers, the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® fleet will be hosted at festivals in four major ports of call: Savannah, Ga. (May 3-7), Greenport, N.Y. (May 24-28), Newport, R.I. (July 6-9) and Halifax, Nova Scotia (July 19-23) Between ports, the vessels can compete in four offshore races.