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Fifth Week of Jazz on the Vine Promises Music, Romance and Fun

March 8 begins the fifth week of Jazz on the Vine, the theme for the sixth consecutive 2013 Long Island Winterfest. In most cases, admission prices includes a glass of wine and a chance to win a gift basket of Long Island wines, not to mention an afternoon of great jazz performances. Even though it has been extended, there are only a few weekends left, so make sure you plan on coming out soon or you will miss some amazing music performed in the romantic ambience of our beautiful east end wineries.

The term “Jazz” in Jazz on the Vine is used in the loosest of ways and includes traditional, modern and ragtime jazz as well as show tunes and standards from the classic American songbook.  Our vineyards and wineries provide the perfect venue and backdrop to the cool sounds provided by the over 140 groups that will be featured during Winterfest. Sipping wine and listing to this amazing live music will be the pinnacle of your romantic east end get away.

But best of all… Winterfest coincides with Shorecrest’s Winter Romance getaway package. It’s $475 for a two nights stay and runs through April 2013. It’s good for any room and the package includes:

• A 2 night stay at Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast plus:

• $20 towards dinner for two at one of our favorite restaurants, either the Frisky Oyster, First and South or Noah’s in Greenport

• 2 x $50 gift certificates towards a one hour aromatherapy massage for each guest (non refundable and use optional)

• Our exclusive discount card to 24 wineries including free tastings

• A private wine class or in room champagne picnic.

Here is an example of the MANY performances in coming up this weekend:

March 9, 2013, Saturday

3:00   Raphael- The Trevor Davison Quartet, presented by Hamptons.com

3:00   Palmer Vineyard- Dida Pelled

4:30            Castello di Borghese- Steve Adelson Stick-Tet

4:30            Raphael- Alex Sipiangin

6:00             Wolffer Estate- Mike Freeman Zona Vibe

7:00             Hotel Indigo-Live at the Indigo

February 24, Sunday

2:30            Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard- Paula Atherton

2:30             Diliberto Winery – Josyane Monaco

2:30             Palmer Vineyards- Iris Ornig

4:00            Raphael- Eliana Marcia & Band Azul (presented by Hampton Jitney)

4:00            Lieb Cellars- Don Miller’s String Theory

4:00            Bedell Cellars- The Rare Groove Band

Third Week of Jazz on the Vine & Man, the Joint is Jumpin’!

A Winter Wonderland at the Shorecrest Inlet Beach

February 22 is the third week of Jazz on the Vine, the theme for the sixth consecutive 2013 Long Island Winterfest. This year it will go on for 6 weekends, and because of the snowstorm the first week, there is talk that it will be extended another week to make up for the week we were snowed out! In most cases, admission prices includes a glass of wine and a chance to win a gift basket of Long Island wines, not to mention an afternoon of great jazz performances.

Long Island Wine country will be hopping this winter with swinging jazz music and special events and offers. Our vineyards and wineries provide the perfect venue and backdrop to the cool sounds provided by the over 140 groups that will be featured during Winterfest. Sipping wine and listing to this amazing live music will be the pinnacle of your romantic east end get away.

But best of all… Winterfest coincides with Shorecrest’s Winter Romance getaway package. It’s $475 for a two nights stay and runs through April 2013. It’s good for any room and the package includes:

• A 2 night stay at Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast plus:

• $20 towards dinner for two at one of our favorite restaurants, either the Frisky Oyster, First and South or Noah’s in Greenport

• 2 x $50 gift certificates towards a one hour aromatherapy massage for each guest (non refundable and use optional)

• Our exclusive discount card to 24 wineries including free tastings

• A private wine class or in room champagne picnic.

Here is an example of the MANY performances in coming up this weekend:

February 23, Saturday

3:00            Harbes Family Vineyard- Ahmad Ali

3:00             Macari Vineyards & Winery- Jazz on the Half Shell

3:00            Pellegrini Vineyards- Danny Kean & Friends

4:30            Castello di Borghese- Steve Adelson Stick-Tet

4:30            Raphael- Alex Sipiangin

6:00             Wolffer Estate- Mike Freeman Zona Vibe

7:00             Hotel Indigo-Live at the Indigo

February 24, Sunday

2:30            Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard- Paula Atherton

2:30             Diliberto Winery – Josyane Monaco

2:30             Palmer Vineyards- Iris Ornig

4:00            Raphael- Eliana Marcia & Band Azul (presented by Hampton Jitney)

4:00            Lieb Cellars- Don Miller’s String Theory

4:00            Bedell Cellars- The Rare Groove Band

Greenport and North Fork Events Near Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast

Summer dances on Mitchell Park Boardwalk

If you are planning a stay on the North Fork of Long Island this summer, you couldn’t pick a better located spot to enjoy all we have to offer than the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast. There are many activities, events and places to see, all close by Shorecrest on  Southold’s North Shore overlooking the Long Island Sound, only 5 minutes drive from the village of Greenport . Take a look at some of the coming events.

Dancing in the Park

On Monday, August 20th and Tuesday, August 28th the evening will light up in Mitchell Park and Marina as attendees enjoy the Dances in the Park Annual event. Although this event originally began as a brief three or four nights of music, this year the event has run for a full nine weeks. Dancing begins at 7:30pm.

  • On August 20, 2012, X-Cession will play for dancers.
  • August 28, 2012 will see Lone Sharks taking over the tunes for park dancers.

 Bug Light Excursions

If you are staying at the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast you may enjoy a Bug Light Excursion trip. On this trip you will explore the lighthouse and be privy to the lighthouse keepers view. Visitors are given 45 minutes to explore the lighthouse, view special exhibits, take pictures and listen to the narration of the lighthouse’s history. The Peconic Star II will ferry visitors to the lighthouse in a short 15 minute trip.

Bug Light Excursions happen from 4:00pm to 5:30pm on September 22nd and September 23rd.

Prices – Museum members, Southold Town residents, and members of Groups with 10+ participants should register at the Member Rate of $30 per person.  Non-members pay $35 per person.  Child/Teen – $25.

Meet at the museum by 3:30 PM to get boarding pass.  The Peconic Star will depart promptly at 4 PM.

 

Tall Ship sails on the 80 foot schooner Sound Waters

Join us in Greenport on Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm as the day trip sails out of Mitchell Park Marina. Come on board with your partner or your family on this 80′ schooner for an unforgettable afternoon sail. The ticket price is $25 per person and Evening sunset sails allow attendees to bring their own dinner and drinks to enjoy as they watch the sun set , for $35. For more information or reservations call 203-406-3335.

Events, Things to Do and How to ‘Beat the Heat’ Vacations on Long Island’s East End

As the summer heats up the thoughts of city and urban dwellers inevitably  turn to beach vacations and cool ocean breezes. For those of  you who still haven’t made plans for a summer getaway there are still rooms available at the Shorecrest BandB June through Labor Day, including July 4th week and the following weekend, where you can relax on our own private Long Island Sound beach or launch your paddle board or kayak from our second Shelter Bay Inlet beach, both just steps from the Inn.

For families or groups looking for a house to rent together, we still have some weeks available through July, August and September at our four water front 3 /4 bedroom rental houses: two in Southold on the LI Sound and Inlet; one on the Lake in East Marion with sandy bay beach access, and one on the Great Peconic Bay in Aquebogue. All newly renovated with air conditioning and all modern conveniences. Check out our property rental website www.shorecrestpm.com for more details and visit the online reservation calendar or call 631 765 1570 for availability. We look forward to hearing from you.

It is mid June and the number of activities on and around the East End of Long Island increase as the summer progresses. Below is detailed information on a few of them; for a more comprehensive list of activities around Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast, the North Fork, Southold, Shelter Island, Greenport and the North Fork Vineyards, check the Events Calendar on this blog.

East End Events through June 2012

Southampton, June 23rd

LaughNYC PRESENTS: A Night of Wine & Comedy

On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 at 8:00pm, the Hampton’s House of Gardens at 534 North Magee St in Southampton presents a night of great wine and hilarious comedy. Visitors can expect superb Wolffer Estate Wine to enjoy that is sold on premises and the comedic headliner is Ricky Valez! Also making a comedy stand will be Brian Jian, Paul Corrigan from XM Radio, and Adam Lucidi. This is an adult’s only event. The doors will open at 6:30pm and tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door.

For reservations and info  Call 631-471-6335

Dancing in Setaukeet – ongoing on Monday evenings

Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes

Head to the Setauket Neighborhood House at 95. E. Main Street in Setauket on June 25th, and July  9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th for Ballroom and Latin Dancing classes. Class times are as follows:

7:00pm – Tango II
8:00pm – Swing II
9:00pm – Advanced International Cha – Cha

Classes are $15 per person per class or $12 per person if classes at paid in full at or before your first lesson. For more information call Patty at 516.909.1686

East Hampton, theater through June 30th

The John Drew Theater at Guild Hall presents LUV by Murray Schisgal

Tuesdays through Sundays, June 7th through June 30th at 8pm visitors can enjoy LUV, directed by Lonny Price. This hilarious hard-luck story is presented by special arrangements with Samuel French, Inc. Tickets for Prime Orchestra is $85 or $80 for members, Orchestra seating is at $50 or $48 for current members, and balcony seating is available for $40, or $38 for Guild Hall members.

This event is located at the Guild Hall at 158 Main Street in East Hampton. Call ahead of time to be ensured of reservations. 631-324-0806 or check for tickets online at GuildHall.org

Keep an eye on our blog and events calendar for more details on ‘Things to Do’ on the East End and North Fork of Long Island.

Events Near Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast This Weekend June 1st, 2nd and 3rd

There are many entertaining events going on around the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast on the North Fork of Long Island this weekend.

North Fork Community Theatre Presents “The King and I”

Head over to the North Fork Community Theatre for a rendition of The King and I on June 1st at 8:00pm. Directed by Laura Jones with Nancy Deegan as the musical director. The production of The King and I wraps up this weekend with performances on June 1st and 2nd at 8:00 PM and one finale show at 2:30 PM on Sunday June 3rd.

“The Salt of Life” Screening at WHBPAC

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is presenting ‘ The Salt of Life’, a 2010 sleeper hit wherein a retiree is burdened with a spendthrift mother, a daughter with a slacker boyfriend, and a romantically disinclined wife. When the main character tires of seeing his aging cohorts snagging gorgeous young women, he displays his best manners in an effort to pump up the spice in his love life.

Show times are Friday, June 1st and Saturday, Jun 2nd at 7:30pm and on Sunday, June 3rd, at 1:00pm and 4:00pm. For more information call 631-288-1500

2012 Peconinic at Norwest Farm

The Peconinic Land Trust is now collecting stories from supporters on what motivates each of them to support conservation efforts. Join them on Saturday, June 2nd at Northwest Farm, 1046 Union Avenue, from noon to 4:00PM to enjoy the hayrides, equestrian demonstrations, Trust store, silent auctions, and more.

The cost of admission is an entree or side dish that can be shared by 6 to 8 people and you are encouraged to use local ingredients when possible! Desserts, raw bar and beverages are provided. Please contact Robin Harris at 631.283.3195 ext. 19 to RSVP.

18th Annual East End Hospice North Fork Pig Roast

One of the most anticipated and family friendly charity events on Long Island’s North Fork, the East End Hospice’s Annual North Fork Pig Roast is here again. This year’s pig roast will take place at Pindar Vineyards in Peconic on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012. Feel free to join this annual tradition that provides a little something for everyone. Expect to meet great people, enjoy great food, and have a great time listening to the live music and dancing to it if you please. There will be raffle prizes for the benefit of East End Hospice. Adult tickets are $25 and it is $10 for children’s tickets. Please call 631-288-7080 to purchase tickets or for more information.

North Fork Long Island Events by Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast for April 16th – 22nd

If you are visiting Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast this week there are a few entertaining events you may want to check into.

Long Island Opera Night – Thursday April 19th

At East End Arts in Riverhead visitors can enjoy a Night at the Opera on Thursday, April 19th beginning at 6:30 pm at 133 East Main Street. (631) 727-0900

Lead by Joy Berta, Long Island Opera Executive Director, this event will be a Master Class Seminar presentation on the nature of Opera in addition to a showcase of repertoire from up and coming LI Opera performances. It is an eye opening experience to discover this powerful art form and all of its intricate and timeless relevance to modern life and music.

The Old Field Vineyards Sustainable Agriculture Tour – Saturday April 21st

Whether you plan to begin your own home sustainable garden or are considering doing so for your own dining establishment, this is a fantastic place to begin your tour of the knowledge it takes to implement sustainable practices in your garden or on your farm. The tour cost $14 per person and last around an hour and a half. This price also includes the tasting of six still wines.

The tour begins at 11:30 am and will be at 59600 Main Road in Southold. (631) 765-0004

Custer Institute Saturday Evening Stargazing – Saturday April 21st

Weather permitting, every Saturday night, the Custer Observatory in Southold on the North Fork of Long Island holds a stargazing event. However, this week the Lyrid Meteor Shower will make viewing the night sky a bit more extra exciting! This meteor shower actually will be occuring in our night sky from April 16th until April 25th, but on Saturday night, the peak of the shower arrives, so do not miss your chance to star, and meteor gaze at Custer Institute this weekend! Suggested donation $5 for non-members, $3 for children. Stargazing time will run from 7 pm until Midnight or later. Members are free. For more information call (631) 765-2626

Upcoming Long Island Restaurant Week April 22nd – April 29th

Upcoming this week is the award-winning Long Island Restaurant Week where area restaurants host Prix Fixe menus for eight solid days! The LI Restaurant Week spring campaign is kicking off on Sunday, April 22nd and ends on Sunday, April 29th.  Area establishments that participate offer three-course Prix Fixe fare for $24.95 all night, except for Saturday nights when the offer ends at 7 pm. Some participating establishments near Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast are:

  • Claudio’s Restaurant – (631) 477-0627  – Greenport
  • Gurney’s Inn Sea Grille Restaurant – (631) 668-2345 – Montauk
  • Jamesport Manor Inn – (631) 722-0500 – Jamesport
  • noah’s – (631) 765-8476 – Greenport
  • North Fork Oyster Company – (631) 477-6840 – Greenport
  • North Fork Table & Inn – (631) 765-0177 – Southold

This event encourages those with an appreciation for many foods to try even more they may not usually choose as a valuable meal for their money. Positive dining experiences are what the top-notch North Fork Long Island restaurants specialize in and they want you to sample all the locale has to offer.

The North Fork Table & Inn Restaurant, Southold

A world class restaurant in Long Island wine country.

On Main Road in Southold, opposite Old Field vineyard and due south of Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast is to be found one of the top restaurants on Long Island, and the New York area, the North Fork Table & Inn. Quite a few of my guests of late have been visiting the North Fork specifically to eat here; the restaurant has itself become a destination amongst lovers of good food. It is easy to understand why. Some friends and I took advantage of their prix fixe menu during last month’s Long Island Restaurant Week and were delighted as usual. Food, ambience and service left nothing to be desired.

And my friends, guests and I aren’t the only ones to be impressed. The Suffolk Times Review reported this week that The North Fork Table has just been given a score of 29 out of 30 in the recently published ‘Long Island Restaurant Survey’ 2011-2012 rankings. The survey included 901 restaurants reviewed by 6,217 diners.

The cuisine has been described as ‘dynamic American fare that is fully devoted to providing the highest standards in culinary excellence’. Inspired by homegrown organic produce, award winning North Fork artisanal cheeses, and the freshest of seafood (as is only possible when the fishing fleet docks less than a mile away on Southold and Peconic Bays), North Fork Table & Inn has all the attributes needed for drawing such a consistent crowd of admirers.

Add a wine list highlighted by many acclaimed and awarded Long Island wines, dining at the North Fork Table is an experience any restaurant patron and food aficionado is sure to enjoy as their reviews attest:

“A world-class gem on the North Fork. Food is exceptional: creative, local, beautifully presented. Service is outstanding: quiet, professional, unobtrusive, extremely knowledgeable. Ambiance is what you expect with food and service of this quality: simple, beautiful space, casual elegance, serene. And, in keeping with the setting and the ambiance, our birthday celebration was acknowledged without disturbing other diners. A truly beautiful experience.”

“Best food experience in my life. Excellent service!”

There are a variety of menu plans to choose from depending on what time of the day you are visiting the restaurant and  based on seasonal options. Some current menu choices are a $68 3-Course Prix Fixe menu and the Chef’s Tasting menu for about $30 more including wine paired with your dishes.

Menu options and opening hours

      Lunch is available in the restaurant on Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 2:30pm. You can check out the 2011

lunch service menu

      and

lunch tasting menu

      here.

Dinner is served from 5:00pm until 10:00pm Friday and Saturday evenings and from 5:00pm until 9:00pm Sunday, Monday, and Thursday. These links will take you to a sample dinner menu and sample dinner tasting menu.  Children 12 and under can enjoy a 2-Course Prix Fixe meal for $28.

Visitors should plan ahead as reservations are commonly taken one month in advance during high season. I can usually find my guests a table however if I have a few days notice. The restaurant  is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Lunch Truck Service

Only the North Fork Table could come up with such gourmet food served from a truck. The best fast food stop I’ve ever come across, the lunch truck is open for service from 11:30 to 3:30 7 days a week. The ‘sublime stylings of Chefs Fleming and Hayden meet astounding, quick lunch convenience, head on’ with their lunch service menu.
If you don’t have time to come in and sit, but must eat on the move, this is a great option.
The North Fork Table is one of my top recommendations to guests when they ask for dining suggestions and I am delighted to have such a splendid culinary attraction as a neighbor; just remember to save room for breakfast!

I look forward to welcoming you to the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast and to enjoy the epicurean delights of beautiful Southold soon!

And my guests aren’t the only ones to be impressed. The Suffolk Times Review reported this week that The North Fork Table has just been given a score of 29 out of 30 in the recently published ‘Long Island Restaurant Survey’ 2011-2012 rankings. The survey included 901 restaurants reviewed by 6,217 diners.

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