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Pick your event for week 3 of Live on the Vine with these sample clips

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Week three of the Long Island East End 8th annual Winterfest, Live on the Vine starts on Friday. And again we’ve made it easy for you to find the exact performances you want to attend by listing the schedule and including YouTube video clips of each performer. This way you can know beforehand if the music is right for you. As an extra special bonus, the weather looks like it is going to be agreeable this weekend, so you can attend your events without fear of snow or rain! To further help you enjoy the weekend and the entire 6 week run, Shorecrest is offering a 10% discount on a two nights stay, plus a complimentary bottle of champagne or wine with your stay. Receive 20% off on a three night stay! Both specials include $25 off a massage.

FRI. MARCH 6

BAKITHI KUMALO
HOTEL INDIGO – BISTRO 72
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25 Riverhead, NY 11901
Music Type: Jazz World
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

 

ROBERT BRUEY
AT JASON’S VINEYARD
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 1785 Main Rd, Jamesport, NY 11947
Music Type: Singer / Songwriter
Covercharge: advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: no

MUNDO CLAVE
AT MACARI VINEYARDS & WINERY
1:30 pm – 3:30 am 150 Bergen Ave. Mattituck, 11952
Music Type: Latin Jazz
Covercharge: $20 at the door
advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: included in “at the door” price

XNY
AT BEDELL CELLARS
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 36225 Main Road Cutchogue, NY 11935
Music Type: Indie Rock
Covercharge: $30

RICKY ROCHE
AT BAITING HOLLOW FARM VINEYARD
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 2114 Sound Avenue P.O. Box 245, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933
Music Type: Covers
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

KERRY KEARNEY BAND
AT JAMESPORT VINEYARD
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 1216 Main Road, Rte. 25 Jamesport, NY 11947
Music Type: Blues
Covercharge: $20 at the door
advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: included in “at the door” price

PAMELA BETTI
AT DUCK WALK VINEYARD
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 44535 Main Road Southold, NY 1197
Music Type: Blues
Covercharge: advance sales $15 (does not include wine)

FRED RAIMONDO & CAROLINE DOCTOROW
AT COFFEE POT CELLARS
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 31855 Main Rd Cutchogue, NY 11935
Music Type: Americana Folk
Covercharge: $15 at the door
advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: no

Shown here without Caroline Doctorow

Shown here without Fred Raimondo:

MARK ANDERSON & DEREK GERARD
AT A LURE
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 62300 Main Road Southold, NY 11971
Music Type: Jazz
Covercharge:
No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no
Video not available

JUST GROOVIN
AT MARTHA CLARA VINEYARDS
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 6025 Sound Avenue Riverhead, NY 11901
Music Type: Pop
Covercharge:
$25 at the door advanced sales $20
Free glass of wine included: Yes

COLD SPRING HARBOR
AT HOTEL INDIGO – BALLROOM
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25 Riverhead, NY 11901
Music Type: Billy Joel Tribute
Covercharge: advanced sales $20
Free glass of wine included: no

JEFF LEBLANC
AT HOTEL INDIGO – BISTRO 72
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25 Riverhead, NY 11901
Music Type: Singer / Songwriter
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

RAY ANDERSON & STEVE SALERNO
AT HARMONY VINEYARDS
7:00 pm 169 Harbor Road, St. James, NY 11780
Music Type:Jazz
Covercharge: 2 drink min. No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

ANDREW NEU
AT RAPHAEL WINERY
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 39390 Main Road, Rte. 25 Peconic, NY 11958
Music Type: Jazz
Covercharge: $20 at the door
Free glass of wine included: Yes

DANNY KEAN
AT JASON’S VINEYARD
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 1785 Main Rd, Jamesport, NY 11947
Music Type: Blues, Soul
Covercharge:advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included:no

DAVID CLARK PRES. SONGS IN THE ATTIC – A BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE
AT BEDELL CELLARS
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 36225 Main Road Cutchogue, NY 11935
Music Type: Billy Joel Tribute
Covercharge: $30
Free glass of wine included: no

CORNED BEEF CHAOS
AT WATERS CREST WINERY
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 22355 Rte. 48, Unit 6 Cutchogue, NY 11935
Music Type: Non musical event
Covercharge: 40
RSVP
Free glass of wine included: no

DENICE GIVEN & CONRAD TAYLOR
AT BAITING HOLLOW FARM VINEYARD
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 2114 Sound Avenue P.O. Box 245, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933
Music Type: Rock
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no
Video not available

NIGHTINGALE JAZZ BAND
AT SPARKLING POINTE
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm 39750 County Road 48 Southhold, NY 11971
Music Type: Jazz
Covercharge: $20 at the door
advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: Yes

GEORGE TEBBIT
AT A LURE
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 62300 Main Road Southold, NY 11971
Music Type: Acoustic pop, Singer / Songwriter
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

We make it easy for you to decide which Live on the Vine Winterfest event to attend!

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The second week of the 8th annual Winterfest, Live on the Vine starts on Friday and sorting through the almost 20 performances this weekend could be a daunting task, but we’ve made it easy for you by listing the schedule and including YouTube video clips of each performer. This way you can know before hand if the music is right for you. To further help you enjoy the weekend and the entire 6 week run, Shorecrest is offering a 10% discount on a two nights stay, plus a complimentary bottle of champagne or wine with your stay. Receive 20% off on a three night stay! Both specials include $25 off a massage.

FRI., FEBRUARY 27

JAY SCOTT
HOTEL INDIGO – BISTRO 72
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25 Riverhead, NY 11901
Music Type: Rock, Singer / Songwriter
Covercharge:No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

SAT., FEBRUARY 28

Q & A WITH WINEMAKER & VINEYARD MANAGER
AT WATERS CREST WINERY
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 22355 Rte. 48, Unit 6 Cutchogue, NY 11935
Music Type:Non-musical event – Q&A w/Winemaker
Covercharge: $45 RSVP
Free glass of wine included: no

SHECKY & THE TWANGTONES
AT HERON SUITES
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 62300 Main Road, Southold, NY 11971
Music Type:, Retro surf, Rockabilly
Covercharge: advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: no

ALEX SIPIAGIN
AT MACARI VINEYARDS & WINERY
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 150 Bergen Ave. Mattituck, 11952
Music Type:, Jazz
Covercharge: $20 at the door, advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: included in “at the door” price

JAY ROWE
AT RAPHAEL WINERY
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 39390 Main Road, Rte. 25 Peconic, NY 11958
Music Type: Jazz
Covercharge: $20 at the door
Free glass of wine included: Yes

BRANDY HART BAND
AT JASON’S VINEYARD
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 1785 Main Rd, Jamesport, NY 11947
Music Type:, Covers, Hit / cover band, Pop, Rock, Soul
Covercharge: advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included:no
Music samples available on their website: http://brandyhar8.wix.com/hart-and-soul#!music/c1x9v

SOUTHBOUND
AT BAITING HOLLOW FARM VINEYARD
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 2114 Sound Avenue P.O. Box 245, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933
Music Type:, Blues, Covers, Rock
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

JACK MORELLI QUARTET
AT PELLEGRINI VINEYARDS
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 23005 Route 25 Cutchogue, NY 11935
Music Type: Jazz
Covercharge: $20 at the door
Free glass of wine included: Yes

MILES TO DAYTON
AT DUCK WALK VINEYARD
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 44535 Main Road Southold, NY 1197
Music Type: Rock
Covercharge: advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: no

ROB EUROPE
AT A LURE
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 62300 Main Road Southold, NY 11971
Music Type:, Blues, Jazz, Rock
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

LYDIA SABOSTO
AT HOTEL INDIGO – BISTRO 72
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25 Riverhead, NY 11901
Music Type: solo
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

MAMBO LOCO
HOTEL INDIGO – BALLROOM
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25 Riverhead, NY 11901
Music Type:Latin Jazz
Covercharge: advanced sales $20
Free glass of wine included:no

SUN., MARCH 1

KATIE PEARLMAN
AT JASON’S VINEYARD
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 1785 Main Rd, Jamesport, NY 11947
Music Type: Singer / Songwriter
Covercharge: advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: no

WILL DONATO
AT RAPHAEL WINERY
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 39390 Main Road, Rte. 25 Peconic, NY 11958
Music Type:Jazz
Covercharge:$20 at the door
Free glass of wine included:Yes

PAUL EFFMAN
AT BEDELL CELLARS
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 36225 Main Road Cutchogue, NY 11935
Music Type:, Jazz
Covercharge: advanced sales $20
Free glass of wine included: no

THE SECOND HANDS
AT JAMESPORT VINEYARD
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 1216 Main Road, Rte. 25 Jamesport, NY 11947
Music Type:, Folk, Indie, Rock
Covercharge: $20 at the door,advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: included in “at the door” price

CRAIG ROSE
AT BAITING HOLLOW FARM VINEYARD
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 2114 Sound Avenue P.O. Box 245, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933
Music Type: Tribute
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

DANNY KEAN & FRIENDS
PELLEGRINI VINEYARDS
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm 23005 Route 25 Cutchogue, NY 11935
Music Type:R&B, Soul
Covercharge: $20 at the door
Free glass of wine included: Yes

FUERZA FLAMENCA DUO
AT SPARKLING POINTE
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm 39750 County Road 48 Southhold, NY 11971
Music Type: Flamenco
Covercharge: $20 at the door, advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included:Yes

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Video samples help you decide which Live on the Vine event to attend

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This week the 8th annual Winterfest, Live on the Vine starts on Friday and there is a total of 22 performances occurring this weekend alone! As the annual event gains momentum, it is attracting top shelf entertainers such as the Smithereens, 10,000 Maniacs and Stanley Jordan to name a few. Whether you are just going to one, or are planning on hopping from one to another all weekend, we have put together the weekend’s schedule of events and included a video clip of each artist to help you decide which event you would like to attend. To further help you enjoy the weekend and the entire 6 week run, Shorecrest is offering a 10% discount on a two nights stay, plus a complimentary bottle of champagne or wine with your stay. Receive 20% off on a three night stay! Both specials include $25 off a massage.

FRI. FEB. 20
VINNY ST. MARTEN & SEEING EYE DOGS
Venue: HOTEL INDIGO
1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25 Riverhead, NY 11901
7:00 pm – 1:00 am
Music Type: Soul
No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

SAT. FEB 21
TONEKATS
Venue: BEDELL CELLARS
36225 Main Road Cutchogue, NY 11935
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Music Type: Acoustic duo
Covercharge: $20 at the door
Free glass of wine included: no

GIL PARRIS
Venue: RAPHAEL WINERY
39390 Main Road, Rte. 25 Peconic, NY 11958
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Music Type: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Covercharge: $20 at the door
Free glass of wine included: Yes

MICHAEL JAZZ TRIO
Venue: MACARI VINEYARDS & WINERY
150 Bergen Ave. Mattituck, 11952
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Music Type: Funk, Jazz, R&B
Covercharge: $20 at the door
advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: included in “at the door” price

BRANDY HART BAND
Venue: JASON’S VINEYARD
1785 Main Rd, Jamesport, NY 11947
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Music Type: Covers, Hit / cover band, Pop, Rock, Soul
Covercharge:advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included:no
Music samples available on their website: http://brandyhar8.wix.com/hart-and-soul#!music/c1x9v

RICKY ROCHE
Venue: BAITING HOLLOW FARM VINEYARD
2114 Sound Avenue P.O. Box 245, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Music Type: Covers
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

BARREL TASTING WITH WINEMAKER JIM WATERS
Venue: WATERS CREST WINERY
22355 Rte. 48, Unit 6 Cutchogue, NY 11935
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Music Type: Non-Musical Event – Wine Tasting
Covercharge: RSVP
Free glass of wine included: Yes

ROB EUROPE
Venue: JAMESPORT VINEYARD
1216 Main Road, Rte. 25 Jamesport, NY 11947
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Music Type: Blues, Rock
Covercharge:$20 at the door
advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: no

ROBERT BRUEY & JEAN – PAUL VEST
Venue: COFFEE POT CELLARS
31855 Main Rd Cutchogue, NY 11935
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Music Type: Singer / Songwriter
Covercharge: $15 at the door
advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: no

RED WHITE & BLUES BAND
Venue: PELLEGRINI VINEYARDS
pm 23005 Route 25 Cutchogue, NY 11935
4:00 pm – 6:00
Music Type: Blues, R&B
Covercharge: $20 at the door
Free glass of wine included: Yes

THE LUCKY TONES
Venue: A LURE
62300 Main Road Southold, NY 11971
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Music Type: Jazz
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

AMY HELM
Venue: HOTEL INDIGO, BALLROOM – 631-369-2200
1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25 Riverhead, NY 11901
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Music Type: Americana, Roots
Covercharge: $35
pls. contact Hotel for tickets
Free glass of wine included: no

RAY ANDERSON & STEVE SALERNO
Venue: HARMONY VINEYARDS
169 Harbor Road, St. James, NY 11780
7:00 pm
Music Type: Jazz
Covercharge: 2 drink min.
No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

ALEX CLOUGH
Venue: HOTEL INDIGO
1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25 Riverhead, NY 11901
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Music Type: Jazz
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

SMITHEREENS
Venue: SUFFOLK THEATER
118 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
7:00 pm
Music Type: Rock
Covercharge: $49

SUN. FEB. 22

PERFORMANCE BY CHEF TOM SCHAUDEL AND MIKE DORIO
Venue: WATERS CREST WINERY
22355 Rte. 48, Unit 6 Cutchogue, NY 11935
3:00 am – 5:00 am
Music Type:Variety
Covercharge: advanced sales $20
RSVP
Free glass of wine included: no
Music samples or video not available

FUERZA FLAMENCO DUO
Venue: BEDELL CELLARS
36225 Main Road Cutchogue, NY 11935
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Music Type: Flamenco
Covercharge:$20 at the door
advanced sales $20

ALEXANDER ZONJIC
Venue: RAPHAEL WINERY
39390 Main Road, Rte. 25 Peconic, NY 11958
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Music Type: Jazz
Covercharge: $20 at the door
Free glass of wine included: Yes

BRYAN GALLO
Venue: JASON’S VINEYARD
1785 Main Rd, Jamesport, NY 11947
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Music Type: Singer / Songwriter
Covercharge: advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: no

DENICE GIVEN & CONRAD TAYLOR
Venue: BAITING HOLLOW FARM VINEYARD
2114 Sound Avenue P.O. Box 245, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Music Type: Rock
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no
Music samples or video not available

THE DAYS BENEATH US
Venue: A LURE
62300 Main Road Southold, NY 11971
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Music Type: Acoustic pop
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

COUNTER CLOCKWISE
Venue: SPARKLING POINTE
39750 County Road 48 Southold, NY 11971
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Music Type: Classical, Fusion
Covercharge:$20 at the door
advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: Yes

Romantic Valentine getaway on the North Fork

What can you do for your Valentine that’s more romantic than planning a get-away to Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast in the heart of North Fork’s wine country? Spend the weekend touring over 50 wineries, dining at our world class restaurants and coming back to enjoy your bedroom at our luxuriously appointed B&B where you will wake up to a delicious home cooked breakfast.

And if this were not enough, receive a 10% discount on a two nights stay, plus a complimentary bottle of champagne or wine with your stay. Receive 20% off on a three night stay! Both specials include $25 off a massage.

Many of the wineries have live music, but if wine is not your thing, check out the growing artisanal brewing scene on the east end. Greenport Harbor Brewing Company on Carpenter Street in Greenport, recently opened a newer, larger, second location on the Main Road in Peconic, which hosts regular performances by local musicians.

Whether you come for the views of sprawling fields blanketed with pristine snow or the waves crashing along the icy beaches of our coastline, the wineries, the beer, the food, the music or the intrinsic romance of a Bed and Breakfast stay, book soon so you and your honey can say you’ve had the “best Valentine’s Day ever!”

 

Shorecrest’s private label vintage served in the Rose room

Shorecrest’s private label vintage served in the Rose room

Shellabration & Holiday House Tour

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This weekend, visitors to the North Fork can party and feast at Shellabration in Greenport, take a spectacular holiday house tour, shop hand crafted gifts or simply enjoy a heavenly light show–the Geminid meteor shower. And those are just a few of the options…

Best of all, you can be pampered while you visit if you stay with us at the Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast. Check out our specials.

Shellabration

Saturday and Sunday from noon to four, the restaurants of Greenport have teamed up to delight you with culinary creations crafted from the bounty of the Peconic Bay–oysters, scallops, clams–paired with the best of our vineyards. For example, First and South is matched with Bedell, while the Frisky Oyster cavorts with Sparkling Pointe; 14 delicious pairings in all. Take the restaurant walk, sample and sip to your heart’s content.

Saturday at 5, join Greenport as it lights its Christmas tree in Mitchell Park; enjoy carols, cocoa and more. Shop late; the stores will be open past 6, so you can keep meandering and have many delightful opportunities to duck out of the nighttime cold. History buffs are in for a treat on Sunday, as the Little Red Schoolhouse on Front Street will be open during the restaurant walk–noon to four–displaying local artifacts, while hosts share tales of Greenport then and now, and the authors of Greenport in Postcards sign books. Full details here.

The Cutchogue Holiday House Tour and Tree Lighting

Want a more Christmas-themed festivity? Saturday offers something really special: The Cutchogue Holiday House Tour and Tree Lighting. As www.GoNorthFork.org puts it:

“Four beautifully decorated homes welcome guests to enjoy wine tasting, appetizers /desserts provided by a vineyard and a restaurant. AlAlso visit two historical houses and take a farm tour; enjoy local merchants offering specials on the day.  Homes include Sannino Vineyard Bed and Breakfast, The Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast, the private home of designer Connie Cross, and Shades of Gray Cottage.

Additional stops are Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm, the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Society, 8 Hands farm and the Designer Showcase House & Emporium. End at Cutchogue Village Green with Christmas carols, lighting of the Christmas tree and refreshments. 11 am – 4 pm. Note, tickets are necessary; details here.

While you’re in Cutchogue, another must do is the Holiday Open House at the  Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild. Shop original art by local artists and handcrafted gifts; enjoy refreshments. Details.

Christmas at Hallockville

Sunday step back in time and enjoy old-fashioned Christmas fun at the Hallockville Museum Farm. Hallockville explains: “Celebrate the season the old-fashioned way with guided tours of historic homes decorated for the season, holiday music and special exhibits, children’s activities and event a special guest from the North Pole!

The Hallock Homestead will be decorated in the style of a Victorian Christmas, complete with antique toy displays, mince meat tarts baking in the wood stove and costumed interpreters. The Cichanowicz Farmhouse will depict a Depression-era Polish farming family’s Christmas traditions. Plus craft demonstrations, holiday shopping, homemade baked goods and more!” 12-3:30 pm. Details here.

Santa in Southold

Are you visiting with your kids? If so, Saturday you can find Santa at the Southold Historical Society’s Holiday Fair. Shop for gifts and cards from vendors carefully screened to ensure only the best hand-made items would be for sale. The Railroad Museum of Long Island shows off an elaborate model train display; kids can get their faces painted, do crafts, and receive a small gift from Santa,plus a free photo with him. Enjoy a bake sale and cafe, participate in a raffle with prizes donated from local merchants, farmers, and local artists. Details here.

Geminids

While much more is happening this weekend–full listings at GoNorthFork.org–visitors escaping the bright lights of the big city have one more very special treat in store: The Geminids. As Southold’s Custer Observatory explains: “the “Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak.” Here where the skies are dark, you can really see the show. (Clouds permitting of course.) Learn more here.

North Fork Escape: Candlelight Tour, Folk Art, & Christmas at the Show House 

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If ‘Black Friday’ at the mall is not your idea of post-Thanksgiving fun, come to the North Fork this weekend; we’re the antidote to the alienating experience of mass shopping at big box stores.

On Friday you can rebel against crass commercialism by joining in a free, decades-old local tradition, the Southold Historical Society’s Candlelight Tour and Tree Lighting.  And all weekend, people who would rather give unique, hand crafted gifts made locally instead of whatever bits of plastic have been shipped from China to fill big box store shelves have several special shopping opportunities.

For example, all weekend you can shop the 23rd Annual Country Parlor Holiday Folk Art & Gift Show at the Hallockville Museum Farm for the best handcrafted gifts on the East End. Or enjoy a spectacular designer show house and ‘Best of the North Fork’ emporium set in a transformed 1835 manse, otherwise known as ‘Christmas at the Show House’.

While these rare events headline the weekend’s happenings, they’re not the only things going on. For a full list, check out GoNorthFork.org on Wednesday afternoon to see the latest just as it’s published, or better still visit the site now and sign up for the free newsletter; that way you’ll be in the know just by checking your email.

Best of all, you can enjoy your stay at a discount. Visitors who wish to be properly pampered can take advantage of a Shorecrest special deal, while families wishing to bring the kids, or the dog, or people otherwise seeking a house instead of a B&B can scoop up a vacation rental at a special rate. Check out all the special discounts here.

The Candlelight Tour

Every year, on the Friday after Thanksgiving, the Southold Historical Society welcomes the public to a candlelit tour of the many historic buildings in its Maple Lane complex. At each location hosts in period dress welcome you and can explain the local history in as much detail as you wish.

The tour highlights  include Santa and his elves in old Pine Neck Barn and a blacksmith crafting nails and tools in the Blacksmith Shop. Crafty visitors can learn about traditional holiday arts including embroidery, rug hooking and knitting by watching demonstrations in the Ann Currie-Bell House. Kids who hang out by the old-fashioned cast iron stove in the Bay View Schoolhouse can make ornaments for the school tree.  Period music beckons from the cozy Thomas Moore House, providing a perfect background for exploring the beautiful, traditional decorations there.

Speaking of music, musicians in period costume wander the grounds, entertaining the crowd as it visits the many buildings, which also include a print shop, corn crib, icehouse and more.

No mall schlock here; these centuries’ old houses and workplaces are carefully and beautifully decorated, with no two alike. The tour is free, and runs from 3-6 pm. The tree lighting, including carols, is at 5 pm.

The 23rd Annual Country Parlor Holiday Folk Art & Gift Show

Set in Hallockville Museum Farm’s historic Naugles Barn, this event is the East End’s most unique fine folk art and craft show. It runs all day Friday and Saturday, and much of Sunday. The handmade crafts and gifts include tree trimmings, baskets, rugs, Santas, vintage and rustic home decor and gifts. And the organizers really do mean “hand made”: hand stitched, hand carved, hand hooked, hand woven and hand crafted! It’s hard to imagine a more powerful pushback against the Black Friday mass-produced plastic Christmas shopping experience than this deeply traditional shopping opportunity.


Holdiay Folk Art show Hallockville

Christmas at the Show House

A group of local designers has transformed the historic albeit staid Cutchogue Presbyterian 1835 manse into a beautiful showcase of holiday design and an emporium of local art, crafts, furnishings and goods. While there’s a small admission fee to the house—which goes to local charities—the experience of wandering the rooms and halls more than justifies having to buy a charity-supporting ticket.

North Fork long island Christmas shopping special designer show house emporium Cutchogue

What’s more, you’ll surely find a perfect gift or two (or dozen) from one of the many vendors. Check out the Facebook page or website for all the details. While this terrific event is open all weekend, unlike the events above, it will return for the two weekends thereafter. So come this weekend, and if you can’t get to the show house, come back again the following weekend and do it then.

 

North Fork Vacation Rentals

Shorecrest Properties has some great deals for North Fork vacation rentals this summer.

We still have weeks available in July and August for some of our two, three and four bedroom houses sleeping  from 4 to 8,  some overlooking water and all  walk to or close to beaches and some PET FRIENDLY! All our homes are newly renovated or updated, well maintained and spotless! Plus we offer exclusive discounts and free offers to local businesses and wineries, maps and guides and local knowledge to help you plan your visit to the North Fork.

Mother/Daughter waterfront cottage in Southold, with detached studio, sleeps 5-7. Stunning views and sunsets from your living room and patio, steps from private Shelter Bay sandy beach. New on market –   July 4th week available! $3400 per week in July, $3800 per week in August – take $400 dollars off if you book any week or more by July 1st . PET FRIENDLY

Mother daughter Southold beach on Shelter Bay

Mother daughter Southold beach on Shelter Bay

Mother daughter in Southold

Mother daughter in Southold

 

 90 feet of waterfront in Southold, kayak from your dock, with private beach rights. Luxury all new renovation spacious 3 bedroom with pull out sofa in one of 3 living areas, master suite, two large full baths and one half bath, outside shower. A couple of weeks still available in July and August. PET FRIENDLY

North Fork Waterfront inlet beach

North Fork Waterfront inlet beach

 

 

 Orient by the Sea, 3 bedroom with detached studio, large fenced in yard in safe quiet community. Private beach, ball field and play area minutes from Orient State Park and the Cross Sound ferry. Sleeps 7 in beds, inflatable mattress for two more permitted. Some weeks available in August. July sold out

Orient by the Sea garden studio

Orient by the Sea garden studio

 

 Southold 2 bedroom, 1 bath, beautifully renovated with enormous sunroom, all new open plan kitchen, patio and outdoor dining, steps to private sand beach and short drive to Goose Creek. Some weeks left in July and August. PET FRIENDLY

2 bedroom cottage large sunroom/den with dining area

2 bedroom cottage large sunroom/den with dining area

 

 

 Cutchogue 2 bedroom in the heart of wine country. Newly renovated with pull out sofa in living room, sleeps 6, 1 full, 1 half bath, outdoor dining and barbecue, views of inlet, kayak launch and lovely sandy shelter bay beach close by. A great deal at $2500 per week in July and August. PET FRIENDLY

Cutchogue wine country welcome wreath

Cutchogue wine country welcome wreath

Call Shorecrest Properties, 631 765 1570 to book today!

 

 

 

 

“Coast” into the center of Southold’s shopping district

The front of "Coast" in the heart of Southold's shopping district.

The front of “Coast” in the heart of Southold’s shopping district.

This is the third in a series of articles I am writing about a group of stores in Southold town and the second store I am blogging about. This blog is about the boutique store “Coast,” which is located one store west of Beckwith on Main in the heart of Southold town. As the name implies, this adorable little store focuses on the seashore and beach and all things associated with it. Think beach glass, driftwood, pictures of the seaside and sea creatures of all kinds. A shelf of open-mouthed fish jugs in at least 8 different colors caught my eye as I walked into the small but well-appointed space. I overheard another patron saying “I have never spent so much time in such a small store!”  It seems proprieter Maggie Merrill specializes in rustic signs on driftwood and will custom create them to your order. She also sells on etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/CoastalEffects, has a nice Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/coastaleffects, Pinterst http://www.pinterest.com/coastaleffects/coastal-effects-on-etsy/site and Tweets https://twitter.com/coastaleffects.

I think if I had wandered into this store after a great day on the beach, I would go into a fresh salt air and sun kissed skin induced buying spree! Maggie was so sweet, very helpful and accommodating. The shop offers the perfect accouterments for a beach themed room, a great accent or just a momento of your weekend at the beach on the North Fork.

Even though it's a small store, Coast is packed with items that will make you reminisce about your days by the shore.

Even though it’s a small store, Coast is packed with items that will make you reminisce about your days by the shore.

If you can't find the driftwood sign that you are looking for,  you can have them custom made.

If you can’t find the driftwood sign that you are looking for, you can have them custom made.

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