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Category Archives: North Fork Art & Culture

Southport Historical Society Holiday Candlelight Tour

Christmas on the North Fork would not be complete without the Southport Historical Society’s Candlelight Tour.  This year it is scheduled for the day after Thanksgiving, on November 27th from 3-6 PM.  If you have never enjoyed the tour, then this is the year to begin.  This is noted as one of the most fun and entertaining events of the year for the Historical Society as each year a different group of local residents decorate the various areas of the Museum Complex in true Holiday style. 

Each period building will be expertly decorated and arranged for visitors.  No two buildings will be decorated the same and many Holiday themed objects from the Society’s collection will appear in displays.  Tour guides will be dressed in period costumes and will guide guests along the many buildings of the Southport Historical Society.  Of course, the Christmas decorations would not be complete without Santa and his elves and rumor have it that they will be found in the Pine Neck Barn!

 As guests stroll along the complex, musicians and chorus singers will be performing Holiday music which is sure to get everyone in the true spirit of the season!  The lighting of the Hamlet Christmas Tree is always an exciting part of the tour and it will happen at 5 PM in front of the Ann Currie-Bell House.  Finish the evening with a little shopping at the Treasure Exchange or the Museum Gift Shop and you will be on your way to a delightful Holiday Season!

Gallery Walk in Greenport on the North Fork of Long Island

The last Greenport Gallery Walk of the 2009 season will happen on Saturday, November 21st at 6 P.M.   Visit Greenport for an evening of gallery hopping, gallery talks and refreshments.   Gallery Walks are a wonderful way to spend an evening with family, friends, or a night on the town with the girls!  The whole village comes alive with restaurants and shops staying open late and a festive feeling radiates from all involved.

Eight of Greenport’s finest galleries including Siren’s Song, the Light Registry, Atellier Fine Art, Gallery M, Artist’s Gallery, South Street Gallery, and deCordova Studio will participate in the Gallery Walk.  Each gallery will host a featured artist and demonstrations and presentations will be done according to the artists’ specialty.  Visitors to the galleries will be sure to enjoy a variety of sculpture, computer graphics, painting, watercolors, and crafts

Siren’s Song Gallery will feature local artist S. Neil Fujita who is well known for his graphic design for the “God Father” and “In Cold Blood”.  He is a very special renaissance man and the gallery will be displaying 10 of his recent paintings.  This is just a sampling of what the local galleries will have to offer visitors. 

Sounds like an evening of fun to me!

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

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.