The East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation in Greenport will kick off the 2019 season on Memorial Day weekend with a new exhibit celebrating local maritime heritage. “Snapshot,” a community participation event, will display photos and memorabilia from the 1950s and ’60s, focused on local waterways.
Museum Chairman Paul Kreiling has been curating historical items that many longtime community members have loaned him from their families’ personal collections, evoking both nostalgia at the shared maritime past and pride in communal roots.
Opening weekend will include a cocktail party for members on Friday, May 24, from 5 to 7 PM. The museum, on Third Street, will be open during the weekend from 11 AM to 6 PM on Saturday and from 11 AM to 4 PM on Sunday.
Art in the Parks: Reflections will return this summer with a new exhibit, “Riverhead Rocks,” in Grangebel Park.
The semi-permanent exhibit, which will be on the western side of the park near the Mermaid Statue, will feature three-dimensional letters spelling RIVERHEAD that hold rocks. Community members are encouraged to paint colors, designs, patterns, inspirational messages, and images on the rocks with fluorescent paint that will glow under black light in the park this summer.
To learn more about paint night schedules, visit www.ArtintheParkReflections.com.
Street Painting Festival
East End Arts will host the 23rd Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival on May 26 from 12 to 5 PM in downtown Riverhead.
The festival will feature live music, theater, drumming, dance, art demonstrations, performances, fine arts and crafts, and more. For information visit www.eastendarts.org.