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Greenport Maritime Festival, foodwise

Tall ships will again be part of the

Tall ships will again be part of the Greenport Maritime Festival in 2013. (May 24, 2012) Credit: Newsday / Bill Bleyer

The Greenport Maritime Festival, which runs through Sunday, Sept. 22, involves lots more than the tall ships docking at Mitchell Park Marina. Festivities also include a parade, live music, activities for the kids, local cruises, fireworks —  and, naturally, food.

Here’s how the food-related agenda looks so far: On Saturday and Sunday, an oyster shucking demonstration and exhibit will take place from noon to 6 p.m. in front of Mitchell Park on Front Street. Also, on Saturday, at 2 p.m., BBQ Bill’s will stage a watermelon and rib-eating contest on Front Street.

Local eateries will also be selling food in the food court, situated at Main Street and Central Avenue; local wineries will be selling their wares in Mitchell Park.

And should you want to eat somewhere else around town, here are some Greenport newcomers you may not yet have tried:

Blue Canoe Oyster Bar & Grill, 104 3rd St., Greenport, 631-477-6888

Bruce & Son Cheese Emporium & Cafe, 208 Main St Greenport, 631-477-0023

Lucharito’s, 119 Main St. Greenport, 631-477-6666

Salamander’s on Front, 38 Front St. Greenport, 631-477-3711

And the four establishments that comprise Keith Luce's The Square at 300 Main St., Greenport, 631-477-6840

Main, serving updated American classics, Nosh, a sit-down cafe, Prep, for takeout pizza and dogs, Meet, for local wines, breads, cheeses, cured meats and music into the wee hours.

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