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East End Planner: Maritime Festival, Fishing Tournament and More

Also this weekend, a tasting room opens on the North Fork and Amagansett residents search for the biggest clam.

It's late September, and that means one thing on the North Fork: Greenport's Annual Maritime Festival. The fall celebration of the port village's maritime history comes to life starting on Friday and runs through Sunday. But there's no shortage of things going on if the water isn't your thing.

Click on the links for more information on each event below, and to see what else is going on this weekend, click on the full calendars at North Fork PatchRiverhead PatchWesthampton-Hampton Bays PatchSouthampton Patch, and East Hampton Patch.

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MARITIME FESTIVAL, route: {:controller=>"events", :action=>"show", :id=>"greenport-maritime-festival-2012"} -->: This year's is capitalizing on the interest seen at Greenport's Tall Ships event over Memorial Day Weekend. , and Mitchell Park will be more full of boats and less vendors. The event starts with a cocktail reception on Friday night, and then kicks into full geat Saturday with its parade - led by a : is offering an evening wine cruise aboard the : Remember that super ‘70s catchy tune called “Ariel” — a one-hit wonder from singer-songwriter Dean Friedman? You can relive those carefree days with Friedman live aton Saturday at 8 p.m. You can get $20 tickets at Friedman’s official webpage www.deanfriedman.com or go to Sandpiper Ice Cream while you buy a cone. : : Owner of Port Jefferson bike shop The Bike Doctor, Rob Micheline, will be on hand for a BMX expo and competition at Stotzky Park. Admission is free, and the cost to enter the competition is $20. Hines Catering will provide food at the event. Proceeds will benefit the : East Hampton High School Homecoming is expected to be the biggest in many years thanks to the inaugural Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday morning and the big football game against Southampton on Saturday evening. In between, there will be a carnival and bonfire. : Residents compete to see who can harvest the largest clam from East Hampton waters on Sunday. Prizes are awarded to an adult and child who harvest the largest clam from each harbor. The largest clam from all the harbors will be awarded a plaque and prize, as well. Check out : Harbes Farm in Mattituck comes alive in the fall with 

Dave M. September 21, 2012 at 04:48 PM
I was in the Coast Guard and had enlisted friends stationed on the Eagle, so I had the opportunity to roam around the entire ship. It was magnificent and spotless. You could eat of the floor (deck) anywhere on the ship, thanks to the endless work of the cadets. The cadets also go up in the rigging to set the sails in all sorts of weather. That takes real guts. If you have a chance to go aboard, don't miss it. You'll be impressed.

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