The weekends are always all the rage but now with summer in full swing you can find something to do every night of the week on the North Fork of Long Island. We wanted to say “Happy Monday” by posting a few of the events happening every Monday until the end of the summer.
First & South Pig Roast – 100 South Street, Greenport NY 5PM (coordinating with Dances in the Park)
Begins @ 5pm every Monday! Go early because it is first come, first serve. The pork is fresh & local from Wells Farm. The price is $18 to stay or to -go! Pig and a Blanket! We provide the pig and you provide the blanket. Dinner includes a personal portion of pork and 2 fresh seasonal sides! The bar is open all night, sponsored by Greenport Harbor Brewery, Fire Island Beer Company & Brooklyn Brewery!
Dances in the Park – Mitchell Park, Greenport NY 7:30-9PM
Alure Surf & Turf Dinner Special 62300 main road, southold, ny 11971
Starting at 5pm – $34.95 Three-Course Surf and Turf Menu (Includes salad, lobster, steak and local corn followed by strawberry shortcake). Regular menu available.
Moonlight Mondays, Grill Nights & Live Music – Corey Creek Vineyard 45470 Rte 25, Southold, NY 11971
Location: Corey Creek Vineyards
Time: Mondays 5-9pm
Details: Join us every Monday for live music, late night tastings and excellent family food. Fresh-off-the-grill BBQ by Custom Catering and Oysters by Twin Forks Oyster. Relax in our cozy tasting room while you enjoy live music. There is a $5 cover to attend this event, which runs nonstop through the end of the season, rain or shine!
It’s the middle of summer and almost all of our beach houses are booked! We know you want to get away to the North Fork of Long Island and relax at the beach, stroll through the vineyards sipping a glass of white wine, pick fresh blueberries from the farm stand down the road and enjoy your summer. There is nothing like getting away and feeling like you never left home. It’s a beautiful thing to spend a week or more in your new “home away from home”. Lucky for you it is also extremely well decorated with a unique beach house feel but all the amenities a 5 star hotel would provide and more. Kayaks, private beaches, bikes, farmer’s markets and many more treasures that will keep you and your friends or family occupied while you visit us on the North Fork. Be sure to check out our events calendar as well to see all the local activities going on.
The Southold Studio. Southold, N.Y.
Newly renovated private detached and spacious self catering studio with queen bed, kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave , seating area with desk, TV and bathroom with shower. Floor to ceiling west facing windows open onto private patio overlooking lawns and inlet of Shelter bay. A few steps walk to community sandy bay beach with boat ramp and just five minute drive to Greenport and Southold villages. Shorecrest BnB concierge services available to guests of the Southold inlet studio including winery discount card to 24 local wineries, maps and guides.
$325 – $375 per night shoulder season. Special Holiday and High Season rates plus minimum nights apply
Memorial Day weekend – $375-$395 per night
May 27th to June 20th – $325 – $375 per night
June 21st to July 25th – $345 – $395 per night
July 26th to September 1st – -$375 – $425 per night
September 2nd to October 31st – $325 – $375 per night
The Lighthouse Cottage. Southold N.Y.
Two bedroom completely renovated cottage with open plan living room/ kitchen and large family room. Walk to private beach Just steps away;kick back with a local bottle of pinot in the beautiful sunroom, barbecue in the backyard or cook your favorites in the all new kitchen and dine al fresco on the patio, dining room or eat at the counter and entertain the cook. One bedroom has a queen bed, the other two twins, both with ceiling fans and window air conditioning units. The large full bathroom is also brand new with stone and marble tile, a cathedral ceiling and skylight. The living room is bright and airy with a cathedral ceiling, ceiling fan, and open format; perfect for relaxing or entertaining. The kitchen with granite bar, new cabinets, tile and stainless appliances opens into the living room for the perfect gathering place. The dining room seats 6, but you also have the choice of eating at the bar! A french door leads the way from kitchen to the spectacular sunroom, where you can spread out on the wicker sectional and take in the scenery… or continue on to the new patio or grab a good book from our loaner library and head for one of our adirondack chairs beneath the oak trees. Listed nightly rates for July and August are based on a one week minimum stay. There will be an up charge on the nightly rate for a stay on less than one week. A cleaning fee of $125 and taxes are in addition.
We wanted to keep our guests informed about some of the new places popping up on the North Fork. The summer season brings the North fork to life. Here are some big updates & upcoming events.
Kontokosta Winery: Kontokosta is Greenport’s first winery and the only winery on the North Fork that is actually on the Sound. You can see the Sound from the tasting room. If you feel so inclined you can even walk to the endge of the bluff and look out onto the beach and the Sound. It is trully a relaxing and beautiful way to drink wine. We are so happy to welcome them to the North Fork. Aside the the view the entire building is made from repurposed materials and runs on wind power!
Shelter Island BBQ @ The Pridwin: Every Wednesday night until Labor Day the Pridwin hosts a BBQ Cookout like no other. They feature live music and an all-you-can-eat cookout menu. You can take the Shelter Island Ferry over or go by boat because they have dock space but it is first come, first serve. If you plan on going just call ahead so there’s enough food for everyone! (631-749-0476)
Moonlight Mondays & Twilight Tuesdays @ Corey Creek Vineyard: It’s a great feeling when you don’t have to leave the vineyard at 5PM or you can actually stop by a vineyard after work. Corey Creek Winery offers two late nights during the week of great food & Live music til’ 9PM. They have a BBQ by Custom Caterers on Monday and a rotating food truck on Tuesdays.
Provisons + Ingredients & The Winemaker’s Studio: This little shop is a must visit located next to The Winemaker’s Studio (also a must visit). Stock up on locally grown foods, meats & cheeses to take home with you. After you’re done stocking up for the summer wander next door to The Winemaker’s Studio by Anthony Nappa Wines and try out some exquisite local wines created by local winemakers & vineyards.
Guests of Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast are drawn to the North Fork of Long Island, and this particular small section of it in particular, as much for the outstanding restaurants as the many excellent wineries and farm fresh produce. In featuring many of them in the annual event Dan’s Taste of Two Fork’s has become a landmark happening for the community and a showcase for the culinary genius of top chefs from NYC to the very eastern tip of Long Island. This year the event was hosted by Bobby Flay and located in Sayre Park in Bridgehampton. We want to show our support by mentioning in our blog our hometown Chefs from the villages of Southold and the nearby Greenport, where my friends and fellow BnB owners can be found on many an evening enjoying the wonderful fair they offer in their outstanding restaurants.
NOAH’S (Greenport, NY): One of my favorites, and famous for their small plates and raw bar, Chef Noah Schwartz created crabbed stuffed devil eggs for Taste of Two Forks.
MAIN at The Square (Greenport, N.Y): Chef Keith Luce served NoFo’ Duckling Summer Rolls!
NORTH FORK TABLE & INN (Southold, NY): Top rated by Zagat and one of the jewel’s of Southold, The North Fork Table and Inn’s chef, Gerry Hayden prepared Rock Shrimp Ceviche!
FIRST AND SOUTH (Greenport, NY): Chef Taylor Knapp created Chocolate Covered Pork Rinds!
OLD MILL INN (Mattituck, NY): Old Mill Inn offered Mini-Mango/Jalapeno Cornbread Crabcakes w/Lemon Caper Sauce!
THE FRISKY OYSTER (Greenport,NY): Another favorite of mine (every guest I send there is thrilled) Chef Robby Beaver served Oyster’s Friskafella! Of Course!
Aside from the restaurants and extremely talented Chefs who participated, many of our local vineyards were also present serving wine! They Included: Castello di Borghese, Jamesport Vineyards, Lenz Winery, LIEB Cellars, Macari Vineyards, Martha Clara Vineyards, Mattebella Vineyards, One Woman Winery, Palmer Vineyards, Pindar, Raphael, Scarola Vineyards, Sherwood House Vineyards, Sparkling Pointe Vineyards & Winery, Suhru Wines, Waters Crest Winery
The 4th of July weekend calls for a perfect getaway to the North Fork.
Rent one of our studios or houses for the entire week and lounge at our two private beaches. Our lighthouse cottage is still available for that weekend! Check out the calendar for other availabilities, they’re filling up fast so hurry! After spending some time on the beach you should head over to the wineries. Many of the vineyards will have live music on 4th of July and every Sat. & Sun. Click here to check our availability and book!
Martha Clara vineyard will have live music on July Fourth. Two Man Acoustical Jam, winners Of The 2012 Battle of The Bands at Hecksher Park. This acoustic duo plays all forms of Rock, Pop, Party and Blues from the 60’s to now. Rain or Shine! Free Admission. Additional cost for wine and food.
They also have a Vines and Canines educational walk. Bring your dog down for an educational walk through the vineyard! A donation of a non-perishable dog or cat food item is required and will be donated to local shelter.
Fireworks! Fireworks! Fireworks!
Greenport Fire department will be setting off fireworks on July 3rd and July 6th at 10pm in honor of the Fourth of July!
There will be a July Fourth Concert and Fireworks from 6:30-10:00pm on the Peconic River waterfront in Riverhead. There will also be live music by Brady Rymer. A great event to take the family to while your enjoying your stay!
This June morning was perfect weather for a walk on the beach and through the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast gardens. Sitting by the waters edge on the Long Island Sound beach in Southold, listening to the sound of the waves lapping gently on the shore and the birds calling was so relaxing and beautiful I made a short video to share with you. You can see it on the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast Facebook Page. Enjoy, and please come visit soon.
We may not get the same amount of press as our neighboring town Greenport but we have a lot of unique attractions to offer as well. Not many towns can say they have an Indian Museum, Planetarium, Lighthouse and Vineyards in the span of 11 square miles. Come and explore our small and beautiful getaway.
Custer Institute Observatory:
1115 Main Bayview Rd Southold, NY 11971 (631) 765-2626
“Located On a cliff in Southold, off of Lighthouse Road (according to the plaque on the structure, the location is: Lat 41° 05′ 06.5″ N Long 72° 26′ 44.0″ W).58 feet; foundation is granite; tower and quarters are brick/granite with a cement wash painted white with black lantern and copper dome; original optic was a Third Order Fresnel; present optic is VRB-25 (1999), one green flash every ten seconds. The tower contains a 29-wooden-step staircase and two ladders of 11 steps each.” For a detailed history please visit their site: http://www.longislandlighthouses.com/hortonpt.htm
There are multiple parks and public beaches where you can enjoy the summer weather and pack a picnic with your friends and family.
If your’e planning a get together this weekend try these recipes out! We’ve compiled three unique Memorial Day Snacks you can “wow” you friends and family with!
Vanilla Rice Pudding via Delicioushappenings.com please click HERE to see their original post about this yummy treat.
2 cups water
1 cup Jasmine rice
4 cups reduced fat milk
1-1/2 cup cream
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped
Combine the water and rice in a rice cooker and cook until light and fluffy. Or…combine water and rice in large pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and let simmer until the rice is light and fluffy and the water is completely absorbed.
Place the milk, cream, and sugar in a large pot over medium high heat. Scrape the vanilla seeds from the vanilla bean and add both the seeds and the bean to the milk mixture. Add the rice and decrease the heat to medium low and cook until the mixture thickens, stirring constantly(approximately 30-35 minutes).
After the pudding has thickened, pour it into a large bowl and immediately lay plastic wrap directly on the pudding to prevent it from forming a layer of skin on top. Refrigerate 4-6 hours.
Red, White and Blue Sangria via dietsinreview.com please click HERE to view the original blog post!
One bottle sweet white wine of your choice (we used Sauvignon Blanc)
1/3 container of fruit juice concentrate (we used apple cherry)
3 oz. Driscoll’s blueberries, rinsed
3 oz. Driscoll’s raspberries, rinsed
1/2 pint of Driscoll’s strawberries, de-stemmed and quartered
Pour wine into large pitcher, then add fruit concentrate and stir. While it incorporates, lightly muddle your berries in a large mixing bowl until a bit of juice forms at the bottom. Then add fruit to the wine mixture and stir. Serve chilled.
Red, White and Blue Berry Trifle via Marthastewart.com Click HERE to view the original blog post and a very helpful video directions!
1 1/2 pounds raspberries (5 cups)
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup fresh orange juice (from 1 large orange)
10 ounces mascarpone cheese (1 1/3 cups)
1 1/4 cups cold heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
20 to 24 ladyfingers (from a 7-ounce package), broken into 1-inch pieces
3/4 pound blueberries (2 1/2 cups
It’s finally here! Memorial Day weekend is upon us! We’ve compiled a few of the events going on this weekend on the North Fork. Please also take a look at our calendar to get the full scope of everything that will be happening this weekend. Bring some smiles and good spirits with you this weekend. Enjoy!
SATURDAY MAY 25th 2013
Live Music @ the Vineyards:
Martha Clara Vineyard 2-6pm Live Music with Bobby Nathan Band
A five piece band covering a wide range of every genre of music including Blues, Soft Rock, Motown,
Southern Rock and Top 40 hits.
Live Music with Keith Maguire 1pm-4:30pm @ Raphael Vineyard –His influences range from Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Elton John, The Beatles, U2, & Billy Joel. Visit his website,keithmaguire.com for more info
Memorial Day Parade, Greenport, NY : the parade will begin at 10AM and head down historic Main st. and continue on to front st. For more info, www.greenportvillage.com
Making Jams & Jellies at home, Hallock Farm Museum Riverhead, NY: Begins at 10:30 at the Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue Riverhead, NY. For first timers and experienced jam makers, there is somethign to learn for everyone. $5 dollars for Hallockville members and $8 for non-members. Call 298-5292 or email email@example.com
Gather in “The Square”, Main st. Greenport, NY: A culinary experience with chef Keith Luce. For details call, 631-477-685292 , Check out this amazing articke in the Examiner, “Chef Keith Luce launches The Square on East End’s North Fork”
Greenport Farmers Market: The weekly market kicks off its 2013 season on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., behind the United Methodist Church.
SUNDAY MAY 26th 2013
Live Music @ the Vineyards:
1-5pm Live Music with Suffolk Horns @ Martha Clara Vineyard
This seven piece band consists of five horns, a full rhythm section, and five separate vocalists. Their music includes a combination of R&B, Funk, Classic Rock, Blues and Soul.Free Admission
Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival, East End Arts Council, Riverhead NY: From noon to 5pm along Main st. Riverhead. An arts and crafts show and sale, street painting festival, local musicians and activities for children including drum circle, face painting and crafts. FREE. for details, eastendarts.org
MONDAY MAY 27th 2013
Vines & Canines Educational Vineyard Walk @ Martha Clara –10am Vines & Canines Educational Vineyard Walk Bring your dog down for an educational walk through the vineyard! A donation of a non-perishable dog or cat food item is required and will be donated to local shelters.
Chowder Festival on the New Suffolk waterfront: Begins at noon and continues until 3pm. New Suffolk ave and first St. This is a family friendly event and offers a variety of plants, chowders, BBQ, live music and activities for kids. All proceeds go to the restoration of the new suffolk waterfront. For more details, newsuffolkwaterfront.org