The Merry Merfolk Parade

The Merry Merfolk Parade

The Merry Merfolk Parade

The Merry Merfolk Parade

The Merry Merfolk Parade

The Merry Merfolk Parade

The Merry Merfolk Parade

The Merry Merfolk Parade

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The Merry Merfolk Parade

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sirens' Song Gallery, with the support of the Greenport BID, take pleasure in presenting The Merry Merfolk Parade. The beneficiary of this event is Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk Marine Program.

The Merry Merfolk Parade will take place during Greenport Maritime Festival on Saturday, September 23 at 11am.

A goal of the event is to raise awareness of marine habitat, specifically eelgrass meadows, where our local sea creatures reside. This essential habitat serves as nursery, spawning, and foraging grounds for a wide variety of finfish, shellfish, and merfolk!

Following the parade, there will be a best costume award ceremony in Mitchell Park in different categories. Awards for most creative, most frightening, most imaginative, most literary, etc. This year’s judges are Mary Bess Phillips, Village of Greenport Trustee, Al Krupski, Suffolk County Legislator, Chris Pickerell, Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program Director, and Nick Krupski, Southold Town Trustee.

Once awards have been distributed, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County will be holding a Marine Meadows Program Workshop in Mitchell Park, which will engage the public in CCE’s efforts to bring back populations of eelgrass to our local waters.

Participants will be able to help weave live shoots of eelgrass into burlap planting units, which will then be deployed by CCE Marine Program’s scientific divers off of Greenport Harbor following the workshop!

Sponsorships with marketing benefits are available for businesses and individuals seeking to provide donations in support of the work of Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program. Commemorative mugs have been developed and will be available for purchase online and at the event.

Advanced registration required. To register for this event, please CLICK HERE!


Fee

Free, Registration Required

Contact

Kimberly Barbour
Marine Program Outreach Manager
kp237@cornell.edu
631-727-7850 x 329

Location

Mitchell Park and Marina
115 Front Street
Greenport, NY 11944