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About The Friends of Mitchell Park

The Friends of Mitchell Park, a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was founded in 2008 to support cultural, artistic and educational events in Mitchell Park, a 4-acre green oasis on the waterfront in Greenport Village on the East End of Long Island, NY. We operate with the  cooperation and support of the Village of Greenport. Learn more about Mitchell Park. Visit the Greenport Village website.

Mitchell Park Carousel Greenport NY

Photo Credit: Chris Francescani, Suffolk Times

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Events

Not all events in the park are sponsored by the Friends of Mitchell Park. Check with the Northfork Patch, the Northforker, the Greenport Village website or other local event information sources for additional information. Below are current and upcoming events sponsored or supported by the Friends of Mitchell Park.

See all our past events (including ones completed this year) here.

FREE CAROUSEL RIDES

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Come to the park for free carousel rides for children 12 and under. Then visit the farmer's market!

THE SKY PIANO HAS BEEN INSTALLED IN THE PARK!

The Friends of Mitchell Park installed a piano on June 24 in the Village of Greenport’s Mitchell Park, inviting the public to play and enjoy music while overlooking the harbor.
“Sky Piano” was donated by the Friends of Mitchell Park (FOMP), a nonprofit organization that supports events and programming open to all at the park in the center of the village.   
The all-volunteer effort was initiated by FOMP Board member Bob Mills when he suggested the board consider finding a piano to place in the park for members of the public to play. Fellow board member Poppy Johnson offered to donate her instrument and paint it. The Village supported collaborating on the creative project.

“We’re excited to receive this musical gift,” said Greenport Mayor Kevin Stuessi. “The Village is always looking for ways to encourage active engagement with the park, and the piano felt like a natural opportunity together with our new farmer’s market, also supported by Friends of Mitchell Park.”

Johnson painted the piano with whimsical clouds dotting azure skies. “I  was inspired by the first work of art I ever bought, ‘Left Turn Sky,’ by Fluxus artist Geoff Hendricks, who painted blue skies on all sorts of objects,” Johnson said. “I love clouds, I find them both beautiful and funny.”  

The Kimball upright piano was moved and installed by Doug Gregg, Classic Piano Doc, who also donated his professional tuning services. The Wm J Mills & Co (established in Greenport in 1880) custom made and donated the Sky Piano’s canvas cover to protect it from the elements.

Mitchell Park joins thousands of public parks and spaces around the US and internationally in making a piano available for the public to play and enjoy in the heart of our village’s business district, said FOMP board president Diane Mulvaney. 

The FOMP and Village of Greenport have collaborated on several projects, most recently, updates to the park’s public restrooms, and placement of a new sign at the park inviting organizations and individuals to apply for FOMP program funding, and to support programming through charitable donations.

Chris Ripley (Gene Casey and the Lonesharks drummer) was the very first to play the Sky Piano

Dances In The Park

Greenport's favorite summer event is back for another year! Join us in Mitchell Park, 115 Front Street, Greenport NY every Monday in July and August, 7:90 - 9:30PM, bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy the music.

For an additional treat, come to the Battle of The Bands on September 2, 2-9PM.

Many thanks to the generous organizations that donated to the Friends of Mitchell Park to bring you this always-popular event.

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Tai Chi In The Park

We're back for the 9th year! Beginning Saturday, May 4 we will have Denise Gillies back as our leader for Tai Chi. We will meet Saturdays, 9AM - 10AM on Saturdays until October 26.

Rain cancels, we will update here. 

Band Concerts

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Come to Mitchell Park on Friday evenings at 7:30 to enjoy the Greenport Band! Independence Day through Labor Day.

Apply For Funding

We accept applications to fund performances and events in the park that are open to the public. The Village is responsible for approving any events, and we disburse funds for approved events only . Those who are looking for financial support to put on such an event are encouraged to approach the Friends of Mitchell Park any time with your ideas and we can offer suggestions and help. Go to our Request Funding page for more details, and contact us via email on our Contact Us page.

Donate

We Have Three Ways To Make Charitable Donations

We are a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. You can make a tax-deductible, secure online donation with a credit card, with a PayPal account, or by sending us a check. Include a note if you wish your donation to be earmarked for a specific purpose.  Find out how to donate here.

In The News

Camera Obscura Is Back!

Thanks to volunteers, the Camera Obscura in Mitchell Park is available for tours. See more information on the Village website

 

 

Camera Obscura, Mitchell Park, Greenport NY

Photo Credit: Julia Vasile-Cozzo, Northforker

Contact

To contact us, go to our Contact page by clicking here.

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