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Valentine and Winterfest celebrations on North Fork, Long Island

February 11th, 2011 by Marilyn Marks

Heart shaped rocks collected by family and guests found walking the Shorecrest Long Island Sound Beach

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast is celebrating the weekend before Valentine’s day with great offers when you come to stay at the only BandB on the Long Island Sound. Choose from a free wine class or champagne picnic with a two night stay or discount on massage for one or two in our spa porch. We have packages which include dinner and a wine tour and always check our website for last minute cancellations when we offer a ‘Procrastinators special’. Visit our reservation calendar or call us at 631 765 1570 to plan your East End getaway.

Jazz on the Vine is the theme for this years Long Island Winterfest event which kicks off this weekend with the first of a three event series of one-hour talks presented by the East End Arts Council at locations in Greenport, Southampton and Riverhead.

The series launches at 1pm on Saturday February 12 at Brecknock Hall in Greenport with internationally renowned saxophonist David Liebman; author, scholar and pianist Dr. Lewis Porter and hosted by trombonist Ray Anderson. They will be discussing the recordings of John Coltrane in ‘Trane’s Travels: Giant Steps to Ascension’, and demonstrating musical examples by performing them in the elegant surroundings of Brecknock Hall.

Wineries throughout the North Fork will be hosting musical talent each weekend. Below is a calendar of the events taking place.  For maps of the locations visit the Area Attractions page of the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast web site and click on the Vineyards map page tab; to learn more about the musicians who will be performing visit the East End Arts Council musicians page for a complete list of performers and links to their own websites:

Saturday February 12th:

1.30pm – Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard – Nick Demopoulos Trio

3 pm – Bedell Cellars Jazz on the Half Shell

3pm – Laurel Lake Vineyards Carloz Jimenez

4.30pm – Sherwood House Vineyards  - Lobenstein Solerno

4.30pm – Raphael – David Liebman and Lewis Porter

Sunday February 13th

2pm – Castello di Borghese – David Amram Quartet

2pm – Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard – Dan Aran Trio

3.30pm – Osprey’s Dominion – Carl Burnett

3.30pm – Clovis Point – Julian Waterfall Pollack

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