Thursday, February 25, 2010

Venue needed for 3rd Annual Long Island Pirate Festival

Ye Pyrate Brotherhood has put out a plea to help find a venue for the 3rd Annual Long Island Pirate Festival (2010, this year).

From their email:

We regret to announce that as of this date, we have been unsuccessful in obtaining a venue for the 3rd Annual Long Island Pirate Festival. We have searched and contacted numerous venues, to no gain. The venue would have to be grassy, have the ability to be fenced, have parking and of course be a reasonable price. 2 venues we were working on are most likely going to be closed by June, a third has never gotten back to us. We don't want to settle or compromise just for the sake of having the festival this year.

We appreciate everyone's kind words, support and encouragement.



Saturday, September 19, 2009

Y'know what day it be? It be Talk Like A Pirate Day!

T'day be Talk Like a Pirate Day me hearties! So put on your best Robert Newton voice and keep the wind at yer backs!

And don't ye forget, the Second annual Long Island Pirate Festival is going on today and tomorrow, Sept. 19th and 20th.

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

2009 Long Island Pirate Festival

The 2nd Annual Long Island Pirate Festival is scheduled for September 19th and 20th, just in time for Talk Like A Pirate Day! Here Is the info:

SEPTEMBER 19TH & 20TH, 2009
Bald Hill, Farmingville NY
Details are coming, times are Sept 19th 10am-8pm
Sept 20th 10am-6 pm
$10.00 at gate, children under 5 free
(get $1.00 off gate fee with canned good for Island Harvest Food Bank)
$3.00 parking fee to benefit need based scholarship
for vendor info contact email:

[thanks Lucky Lacey]


Friday, June 5, 2009

June 5th - 7th: the Blackbeard Pirate Festival in Hampton, Virginia

More festival news, if you are going to be near Hampton, VA on June 5th, 6th, or 7th, the 2009 Blackbeard Pirate Festival is going down on the downtown Hampton waterfront.
In addition to a sprawling encampment of authentically decked-out buccaneers, the big dockside party features a constant schedule of living history skits played out in the downtown taverns and streets as well as on the decks of the ships moored in the Hampton River. Turn topage 6 for event information, plus a look at some of the attractions the festival has recently introduced to win the hearts of families blessed with little kid pirates.


Visit the Blackbeard Pirate Festival site for more details including directions and scehdules.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

2009 John Levique Pirate Days, June 12-14

The 2009 John Levique Pirate Days festival is coming to John's Pass, Florida (Near st. Petersburg / Tampa) on June 12, 13, 14, of 2009. There will be all kinds of events for kids, grown-ups and families including a pirate ball, costume contests, a Sea Traders Market, stage entertainment, a pirate ship invasion and sea battle and much more (check their schedule for times and details).

Click here for more info


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Jeff A. Menges: Oceans Of Imagination

Artist and Pirate Shack friend Jeff A. Menges has a show of his work on display at the Northport Public Library. His work will be up all this month. He gave a lecture tonight (sorry I didn't post before the lecture), hitting on such points as his influences and how his works progress. His work is great and there are a few portrait paintings of ships in the show that have never been published, so this is your chance to see them. If your near Northport its a fantastic opportunity to see these works.

The library address is: 151 Laurel Ave, Northport, NY 11768

Previously on The Pirate Shack: The Art and Work of Jeff Menges

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

The 2009 Gasparilla Pirate Festival(s)

If you're reading this, you might have missed the 2009 Gasparilla Pirate Festival. More accurately, you missed the Gasparilla Extravaganza on January 24th, but fear not, The Gasparilla Pirate Fest actually occurs on February 7th, which promises to be more fun considering that it will have a pirate invasion, it is also not nearly as alcohol-free as the previous Extravaganza. So if you're near Tampa on the 7th, go on the account and stop by!


Thursday, December 25, 2008

It's a Pirate Christmas!

I found out about It's A Pirate Christmas a bit after the fact. Oh well, there's always next year...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

A Plethora of Pirate Festivals

I found a list of a great many number of pirate festivals. In fact, this site seems dedicated to just that. You can even search by location (in other words, by state) and you can email your festival in to be listed.


Thursday, June 19, 2008

More Long Island Pirate Festival Photos

IMG_3647_1, originally uploaded by johnathaneric.

flickr user johnathaneric has posted some more great photos from the Long Island Pirate Festival. There is also a flickr group for the festival.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Rock Hall Pirate Festival: August 9 - 10

Captain Kathy of Pirates for Sail has informed me that they will be performing at the Rock Hall Pirate Festival in Rock Hall, Maryland.

Click here to visit the festival website.


Monday, June 16, 2008

Long Island Pirate Festival: Some Photos

The first two pirates we encountered

And regular tattoos

There were pillory stocks and mock decapitation



Pirate kid

Jack and Davy


Click here to see more photos.

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Video: Pirates For Sail - The Long Island Pirate Festival

Click here to go to the Pirates For Sail website.

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Some more Pirate Festivals

Summer is festival season, so here are some more upcoming events:

Shakespeare and Friends Renaissance Faire presents: The Age of Pirates.
June 7th - 8th, 2008
Crockett Spring Park
Rogersville, TN

Harborfest - Northfolk, VA
Norfolk's Town Point Park
June 6th - 8th

Speaking of events, I have ordered a shirt from Spreadshirt to promote this here blog at Long Island's own pirate festival. I'm thinking about opening a Spreadshirt store so you too can join in the fun. Stay tuned for updates.


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Shipwrecked Pirate Music Festival

From what I can tell, the Shipwrecked Pirate Music Festival may not be taking place on dry land or at sea, but you can still hear some music in cyberspace. Head on over to the festival's MySpace page for some pirate tunes. Incidentally, festival leader and scurvy pirate Captain Jim Lash happens to be a fan of the Pirate Shack on our feacbook page. Why not become a fan yourself?

Click here to go the Shipwrecked Pirate Music Festival.

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Long Island Pirate Festival

Its finally happening, a pirate festival on Long Island (my neck 'o the woods, err, sea). Ye Pyrate Brotherhood, a Long Island based re-enactment group is hosting the festival at the Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville. It will be June 14th and 15th, 10 AM to 6 PM, rain or shine. Their website states that there will be roving bands of pirates and encourages people to come in costume! They are calling it the Long Island's 1st Annual Pirate Festival. Yarrrrr!


Pirate News and Link Roundup!

Avast! Today be the last day of the Blackbeard Pirate Festival, featuring the Blackbeard's Crew re-enactment group in Hampton, VA.

Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah From Slave Ship to Pirate Ship is open in Philadelphia. It runs from May 31st to November 2nd, and its more of an exhibit than a festival. Click here to see the National Geographic page about the exhibition.

Why not spice up your next pirate ship or spanish fort diorama with a 10 foot life size fiberglass cannon from Largo Cargo? There's even a smoke option available. Great for creating your own pirate theme park ride scenery. (Or build your own cannon from foam if you have the time.)

deviantArt user mo013 has recreated the Pirates of the Caribbean (movie) logo in pencil (below). Great work!

deviantArt has lots of other great pirate artwork!

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Photos from The Million Pirate March

The Million Pirate March has posted photos to flickr. The march took place during the annual bay to breakers walk/run in San Francisco.


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Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Million Pirate March

Ahoy there, during today's 2008 Bay to Breakers footrace in San Francisco, there will be a Million Pirate March along the route! It will be a "celebration of rum, parrots and peg legs."

They have some useful info in their links section, including a downloadable Word document on how to build a pirate ship out of a shopping cart (why they didn't make a webpage out of it, I have no idea).

If their site is correct, there should be plenty of pictures and maybe videos too afterwards. Arrrrr. Click here to go to their site.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Ojai Pirate Faire

CIMG4392, originally uploaded by *bri*.

There is apparently an annual Pirate festival with lots of costumes an reenactment in Ojai (Lake Casitas?) California. The 2008 Festival is slated for September 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th. So mark your calenders! Combined with Talk Like A Pirate Day, we might as well make September into Pirate Month!

Update: A news article I found points to a festival that just happened. Am I talking about two different festivals?

Click here for more info
News about a previous festival

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