Widgets Magazine

First Annual Greenport Mom-a-thon!

Greenport celebrates Moms on Saturday May 7th with a Pre-Mother’s Day sidewalk sale. The whole village is participating, creating a window shopping mecca for affordable gifts for moms (and grandmas, aunts, sisters, cousins, pals too!) The event's centerpiece is a raffle, and the basket of prizes will be the best gift for mom ever. Entering is easy: a $10 or more purchase gets you a raffle ticket. Shop in multiple stores, enter multiple times. The prize list keeps growing, and may be divided into multiple prize baskets...

The prizes currently include—and these are just some, with the merchant listed first with their contribution:

Clarke's Garden and Home........................................Lavender Scents, Soaps, Lotion

Greenport Wines & Liquor.........................French Rose Wine

Kessie........................................................Cheeseboard

Gallery 429................................................Mother of Pearl Bijou Ring Box

Doof Pot....................................................Hand Painted Italian Ceramic Pitcher

Sweet Indulgences......................................Perfumed Soap and Soap Dish

The Sirens' Song Gallery...........................Mermaid Coffee Mug & Box of Note Cards

One Love Beach........................................Gold Charm Necklace

Nova Constellatio......................................Giclee Print of Cherry Blossom Painting

Vines & Branches......................................Fig Balsam Jam and Triple Berry Vinaigrette

Mercantile North Fork................................Silk Screened Kitchen Towels

Impulse......................................................Gift Certificate

Calypso......................................................Gift Certificate

Di Angela Leather.......................................Gift Certificate

Burton's Books............................................Gift Certificate

The shopping starts at 11 am; the raffle drawing is at 5 pm, in front of 29 Main St—Impulse.  Impulse is also where you’ll be able to ogle the prizes all day. You don’t have to be present to win.

But it’s not just shopping and the raffle. For example, stop by Special Effects for a Cream Tea, with scones and biscotti paired with tea. The antique carousel in Mitchell Park will be open too.

This special event is organized by the Greenport Business Improvement District (BID), which is an elected board of diverse business owners & renters chosen by their peers and the Village's elected officials to establish long term growth and management tools for our downtown area where all businesses, residents & visitors can harmoniously enjoy the assets of Greenport Village.

The BID thanks the Village of Greenport for supporting this event.  I’d also like to thank the BID Event Committee members, who are all volunteers.

The next BID event will be the Great Greenport Smoke Out (date TBA), a contest between chefs with a smoked theme: fish, pork, beef, vegetables, whatever. It will be fundraiser, involving tickets, with money going to the Village for improvements/beautification.

For more information: www.greenportvillage.com.