Wow. Just found another maritime festival near Long Island this weekend. It’s on Staten Island, at the Noble Maritime Collection, and is called the Atlantic Salt Maritime Festival. I can’t go to this festival, but I do want to go to the Noble Collection next time I’m near.
I understand that the reconstruction of Henry Hudson’s Half Moon (also known as Halve Maen) will be there, as this is the quadricentennial of Hudson’s exploration of his eponymous river.
The Long Island Maritime Museum‘s Seafood, Craft, and Music Festival (also some info here) takes place this coming weekend in West Sayville, NY. Check it out if you’re in the neighborhood. My wife and I, and her family, went in 2003, and enjoyed it lots. There was good food and good music.
I know it was 2003 because we brought along a bump in her belly, and we all went to the festival just after we’d told her family. One of her sisters bought a onesie there for the bump, and that was the first gift anyone got for him. So I remember the festival fondly.