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North Fork Community Theatre Fall Season

North Fork Community Theatre kicks off new season with Pulitzer-Prize winning play “Rabbit’s Hole”

North Fork Long Island Theatre production of 'Rabbit Hole'

North Fork Long Island Theatre production of 'Rabbit Hole'

The North Fork Community Theatre located in Mattituck, Long Island, New York
is thrilled to be presenting the East End premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire’s
Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Rabbit Hole”, opening Friday, November 6 and
running Fridays through Sundays through November 22.

The North Fork Theatre is only fifteen minutes from Shorecrest, your Long Island North Fork  Bed and Breakfast and we are offering a special package with your weeekend stay. Visit the specials and packages page on The Shorecrest reservation calendar to book your stay

“Rabbit Hole”, which premiered on Broadway in 2006 and is soon to be a major
motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, tells the story of Becca and Howie,
the perfect couple who had the perfect life until a random accident
threatens to tear them apart.  An improbably funny and powerful play,
“Rabbit Hole” ultimately addresses questions of hope, faith and redemption.
What happens when, in an otherwise perfect world, our worst nightmare comes
true?

Helmed by Michael Manuelian, director of last season’s critically-acclaimed
production of “Proof”, the production features Hans Butler, Kyle Cranston,
Laura Jones, Patrice Keitt, and Claudine Varriale-Vollmers and is produced by Deanna Andes.

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Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor Features the Long Island Film Festival

The Long Island Film Festival is scheduled to happen at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on November 13th.  Gather your friends and join in an evening of films and talkbacks at the Bay Street Theater.   The films begin rolling at 4 P.M. and continue until 8:30 P.M. and will feature over 15 different directors including Bob Read, Keith Oncale, Shawn Washburn, Bryan Sansivero, Dan Zani, Alexa Barrett, and many others. 

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

4 P.M. – 6 short films featuring “The Making of the Nutcracker”; “Break”; “Shadows of Kings Park”; “Pirates”; “East Side Gang”; and “Ceasar and Otto in the House of Dracula”.

5:15 P.M. – “Once More to the Cabin”

6 P.M. – “The Popcorn Man”

6:30 P.M.  – 4 Short Films – “Die Weibe Lile”; “Crimson Awakening”; “Kids Mgmt”; and “Perpendiular Thinking”

7 P.M. – “Forieann Cadladh” and “An Ranger”

7:30 P.M. – “Handbook of Relationships”

8 P.M. – “Goyband” – the night’s feature comedy

Admission is $12.00 and tickets can be purchased in advance.  Also remember to reserve your room at the Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast.  They will be featuring a special weekend package for guests that will be attending the Long Iland Film Festival.  Call the Shorecrest Inn directly for details at 631-765-1570. 

Custer Observatory on the North Fork

If you enjoy star gazing, then a visit to the Custer Observatory should be on the top of your list!  The Custer Institute and Observatory is Long Island’s oldest public observatory where you can view the heavens through their powerful telescopes.  The Custer Institute is open to the public every Saturday evening from dusk until midnight and offers a variety of interesting lectures, concerts, and special events from watching meteor showers to learning how to use telescopes.  Plan to join them for an evening of watching the skies or enjoy a performance.  Their current schedule through the end of November includes: 

Saturday, October 24 at 8 P.M. they will host the Orionid Meteor Shower Party.  The meteors from this shower originate from Halley’s Comet and seem to radiate from the constellation Orion.  The shower peaks on October 21 and 22nd and will average about 30 meteors per hour.  Join them in watching the Orionids streak across the night sky.  

Friday, November 6 is open mic night with Liza Coppola.  If you are interested in becoming a performer or just want to have a little fun, this is the place to be.  A great time will be had by all and who knows, you may just see a star of tomorrow! 

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Fall Jazz and Wine Dinner on the Northfork

Diliberto Winery on Long Island will be holding their first Annual Harvest Wine Dinner on September 12th.  The theme for the dinner will feature Italian Regional foods and will be held from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. There will be a charge of $15.00 per person and Wine Club Members can attend at no cost. 

Also, Jazz Under the Stars was so successful this Summer that Diliberto Winery has decided to also extend it for the month of September!  So, on Friday evenings, pack a picnic and join them from 6 to 9 P.M. and watch the sun go down on the vineyard.  Guests will enjoy a delightful mix of folk rock, jazz, and soul sung by Jeanine Cullen.  Additionally, as a special celebration, all guests will receive a complimentary glass of their 2007 Rose in celebration of their grandaughters’ first birthday. 

Enjoy September on the Northfork with Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast and Diliberto Winery!

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor offers entertainment in a variety of styles.  I recently enjoyed an evening out at the theater and saw the production ‘Dinner’ with Mercedes Rheul.  It was so delightful and funny that I wanted to share with you their Theater and Comedy Club Series which are scheduled for the remainder of the summer season.

Theater Production –  Dames at Sea will be beginning on August 11th and will continue performing through September 6th.   Actors include Xavier Cano, Joyce Chittick, Stuart Marland, Kristen Martin, Laurie Wells, Patrick Wetzer, and more.  The New York Times says it is “A gem of a musical”.  Dames at Sea covers it all and the show must still go on!  A theater production company, a bad economy, and the main actor loses her home on opening night.  Dames at Sea theater production is sure to delight all theater goers.

Comedy Club Series – Robert Klein will be performing on August 31st at 8 P.M.  He has entertained audiences with comedy for over 40 years on Broadway, television, and film.  He has received two Grammy award nominations for “Best Comedy Album of the Year” and a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor.  This is sure to be an entertaining evening for all.

Janeane Garofalo and Al Madrigal will be performing on September 7th at 8 P.M.  and will close out the 2009 Comedy Series.   Janeane is best known for her film as “The Truth About Cats and Dogs”.  Al was the Award Winner for the 2004 HBO Aspen Comedy Festival and has been called “Dynamic” by the New York Times.  This dynamic duo is sure to deliver an evening of well needed comedy and laughter.

Diliberto Winery Features Music and Wine

During your visit to Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast, enjoy a North Fork summer evening in July with music and wine at Diliberto Winery.  Be sure to pack a picnic or enjoy takeout from one of the local restaurants.  Then sit back and enjoy your evening while sipping on one on their award winning wines.  This is surely a way to relax after a stressful week of work in the city. 

Live music will be provided on the patio at Diliberto Winery on the evenings of July 24th and 31st from 6-9 P.M.  Guests will enjoy a delightful mix of folk rock, jazz, and soul sung by Jeanine Cullen.  Jeanine Cullen is a gifted singer, songwriter, and musician and has performed in the past with wonderful reviews.

A stay at the Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast is always enjoyable, especially when accompanied by music, wine, and a visit to a local winery.

Wine Press 2009 Concert Series on Long Island

The East End Arts Council has again organized a stellar lineup for the Wine Press Concert Series for 2009.  What better way for our guests at the Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast to enjoy a Summer evening on North Fork.   In addition to a relaxing outdoor concert at a local winery, you will also be able to purchase the vineyards wines by the glass or bottle.  They only ask that you do not bring your own!  Rain or shine they are sure to please and this will become one of your memorable Summer events.

Remaining concert dates for this year are planned for:

 July 25th features Cat Ballou at Peconic Bay Winery.  This is a new group, but they have been involved in the local music scene for the past 10 years.  They offer their own versions of blues and jazz artists and played this winter during the Long island Winter fest Jazz on the Vine.

August 1st features Hugh Prestwood at Castello di Borghese Vineyard.   Hugh was inducted into the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2006 and has been writing songs for two decades.  He will be joined by other Nashville music talents such as James Dean Hicks and Richard Leigh.

August 15th features Matt Marshak at Laurel Lake Vineyards.   Matt does a lively show which includes blues, rock, soul, and jazz.  He is new to the contemporary jazz scene and has been named one of the best new smooth-jazz artists.  He was a hit with the audience during the Long Island Winterfest Jazz on the Vine.

Greenport East End Lighthouse Tour

One of the delights of the summer season is to be able to take a cruise on the waters of Long Island and enjoy viewing the many lighthouses.  Our favorite lighthouse cruise is on board of the “Peconic Star II”.  The first East End Lighthouse tour of the season is scheduled to depart on Saturday, June 27th at 3:30 P.M.  Guests will enjoy a cruise on the waters of eastern Long Island and Gardiner’s Bay.  

During the cruise, you will learn about the maritime history of the area, including that of Plum Island and Gardiner’s Island.  For those history buffs, the cruise will be following the routes of American and British war ships in their 1812-1814 naval engagement.  Additionally, one may remember that Gardiner’s Island is where Captain Kidd buried his treasure.  Perhaps it may be discovered!  

Five lighthouses will be viewed along the way including Orient Point, Plum Island, Little Gull Island, Race Rock, and Long Beach Bar lighthouses.  The cruise includes dinner and Long Island wine.    Cost per person is $95.00 and space is limited.  What better way to enjoy a summer afternoon!

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