Long Island Pirate Festival
June 14 & 15, 10am - 5 pm,
86 West Ave, West Sayville, NY,
Hosted by Ye Pyrate Brotherhood & the Long Island Maritime Museum -$7 per person , children under 5 FREE !!
Join us on Father's Day weekend ( in costume if ye wish) as a multitude of cutthroat pirates, privateers, buccaneers and gentlemen of fortune descend upon the folks at the Long Island Maritime Museum, in Sayville, NY. There will be Pirate sword fights, period music and sea shanteys, food, shows and lots of shore bound vendors ta pick up some plunder! Living history pirate encampments and black powder cannon demonstrations. And of course, roving bands of pirates!
Actitivities will include:
Opening Cannon and black powder weapons salvo 10:00AM
Free childrens activities, including 16th & 17th century games and Powder Money races.
Follow the story line as Long Island becomes the Tortuga of the North once again ( yes again)
See swashbuckling sword fights, using live steel weapons, by our many pirate crews
Twice Daily - Children and Adult costume contests - so come as ye AARRRGGGHHHHH.
Black Powder Cannon demonstration, at 4 bells of the afternon watch, by The Brigands and all the pirate crews. During the Golden Age of Piracy, cannon often made the difference between taking plunder or going away with an empty hand
Pirate Camps - see and talk with the living history crews from several ships, in the period carreening camp. The crews will be show ye what life were like ashore for men wanted for piracy and crimes against the Crown
Take time to explore the Museum itself, and immerse yourself in Long Island's rich Maritime heritage. Whaling, trade, rum-running and yes, piracy are all a part of our history and the Museum does an award winning job of presenting it. One of only seven maritime museums on the East coast.
Listen to music from the Golden Age of Piracy ( 1680-1740) and beyond, from some of the best Pirate bands and sea shanty groups along the Eastern seaboard. Songs of plunder, the high seas, rum and, of course, pretty wenches will be roarin' to the skies!
Entry ticket raffle, must be present to win, 5:30PM
Closing cannon and black powder weapons salvo. 5:30 PM
Costumes are encouraged, be it only yer eyepatch, tricorn hat or come in full privateer regalia!!
Pirate Crews: Valhalla Pirates, Ye Pyrate Brotherhood,
Scuppers Pirates, Pirates of the Drunken Ferret, The Zeewolves,
The Devil's Chariot , The Hostel, Cascabel & Braise,
The Midnight Rose, Strong Swords , Sea Rats Atlantic
The Brigands, Strike the Bell, Pirates for Sail,
Eyal Aari, The Fathom Band and the Bawdy Buccaneers
Karli Bonne, Bangers and Mash, King of Hearts,
and The Crimson Pirates
Fyne Goods: Buried Treasures, Shire Attire, SPL Crafts,
Lindell Impressions, Essential Therapies, Faerie Taylor, Art of Warbunkle
Strong Swords, 18th Century Games, Hickory Arms, Star Treatments,
Silvermane, Big Horn Trading, Dragon's Paradox,
Long Island Lighthouse Society, Huntington Lighthouse Preservation,
Knightshade Leather, Sundara Entities, SUS Jewels, Stone & Bone Trading,
Mountain Rouges, Henna Rising , The Sayville Chamber of Commerce,
Planet Amazonian Imports, and lot of food vendors !
Be sure and stop by at the the booths of Pyrate's Way Magazine, Pirates Realm, and Pyrate.com.
Come join the hostilities.... er, we mean fesivities !!
PLEASE NOTE: we have obtained a special discount rate at the Hilton-Garden Hotel, Bohemia, of $99.00 per night, 631 738-7800, and mention the Long Island Pirate Festival.
Camping is available at the Heckscher State Park, only minutes away from the Museum. Book soon, it is a very popular campsite.
Weapons Policy: All edged weapons and PERIOD flintlocks are to be peace tied. Participants wishing to fire at the salvos must have their weapons checked by the Black Powder Marshall.
Vendors: Karen ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Music: Dan ( email@example.com )
Security: George ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Webmaster: AL ( email@example.com )
Promotions: Karen Gaconnier , L.I. M.M.