New-look Skate Park Festival scheduled for July 27

Mayor David Nyce (left) listens to skater Justin “Bo” Pollack on his idea for the skate park. (Cyndi Murray photo)
Mayor David Nyce (left) listens to skater Justin “Bo” Pollack on his idea for the skate park. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Greenport Village’s new-look Skate Park Festival will be held Sunday, July 27, board members announced Monday.

Hoping to reignite interest in the long-neglected skate park, board members decided to take over the annual festival, which up until now had been run by private organizers.

During Monday’s work session, Trustee George Hubbard announced the date, along with some other details about the festival, which is expected to be more family friendly.

The festival will not feature any competition, just music, food and a free lessons for younger skaters from longtime Greenport skaters Justin “Beau” Pollack and pal Andrew Semon, who are teaming up with the village to help organize the event.

“It is very cool to see the young people want to take over this festival and add their ideas,” Mayor David Nyce said. “It is nice that it is starting to grow into that.”

The festival will be held on a Sunday between noon and 5 p.m. to encourage more families to benefit from the park.

“Everyone is excited about what we’re talking about it,” Mr. Hubbard said. “I think it is going to be a good thing.”

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Correction: An earlier version listed an incorrect date for the festival as July 22.

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