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North Fork Escape: Candlelight Tour, Folk Art, & Christmas at the Show House 

If ‘Black Friday’ at the mall is not your idea of post-Thanksgiving fun, come to the North Fork this weekend; we’re the antidote to the alienating experience of mass shopping at big box stores.

On Friday you can rebel against crass commercialism by joining in a free, decades-old local tradition, the Southold Historical Society’s Candlelight Tour and Tree Lighting.  And all weekend, people who would rather give unique, hand crafted gifts made locally instead of whatever bits of plastic have been shipped from China to fill big box store shelves have several special shopping opportunities.

For example, all weekend you can shop the 23rd Annual Country Parlor Holiday Folk Art & Gift Show at the Hallockville Museum Farm for the best handcrafted gifts on the East End. Or enjoy a spectacular designer show house and ‘Best of the North Fork’ emporium set in a transformed 1835 manse, otherwise known as ‘Christmas at the Show House’.

While these rare events headline the weekend’s happenings, they’re not the only things going on. For a full list, check out on Wednesday afternoon to see the latest just as it’s published, or better still visit the site now and sign up for the free newsletter; that way you’ll be in the know just by checking your email.

Best of all, you can enjoy your stay at a discount. Visitors who wish to be properly pampered can take advantage of a Shorecrest special deal, while families wishing to bring the kids, or the dog, or people otherwise seeking a house instead of a B&B can scoop up a vacation rental at a special rate. Check out all the special discounts here.

The Candlelight Tour

Every year, on the Friday after Thanksgiving, the Southold Historical Society welcomes the public to a candlelit tour of the many historic buildings in its Maple Lane complex. At each location hosts in period dress welcome you and can explain the local history in as much detail as you wish.

The tour highlights  include Santa and his elves in old Pine Neck Barn and a blacksmith crafting nails and tools in the Blacksmith Shop. Crafty visitors can learn about traditional holiday arts including embroidery, rug hooking and knitting by watching demonstrations in the Ann Currie-Bell House. Kids who hang out by the old-fashioned cast iron stove in the Bay View Schoolhouse can make ornaments for the school tree.  Period music beckons from the cozy Thomas Moore House, providing a perfect background for exploring the beautiful, traditional decorations there.

Speaking of music, musicians in period costume wander the grounds, entertaining the crowd as it visits the many buildings, which also include a print shop, corn crib, icehouse and more.

No mall schlock here; these centuries’ old houses and workplaces are carefully and beautifully decorated, with no two alike. The tour is free, and runs from 3-6 pm. The tree lighting, including carols, is at 5 pm.

The 23rd Annual Country Parlor Holiday Folk Art & Gift Show

Set in Hallockville Museum Farm’s historic Naugles Barn, this event is the East End’s most unique fine folk art and craft show. It runs all day Friday and Saturday, and much of Sunday. The handmade crafts and gifts include tree trimmings, baskets, rugs, Santas, vintage and rustic home decor and gifts. And the organizers really do mean “hand made”: hand stitched, hand carved, hand hooked, hand woven and hand crafted! It’s hard to imagine a more powerful pushback against the Black Friday mass-produced plastic Christmas shopping experience than this deeply traditional shopping opportunity.

Holdiay Folk Art show Hallockville

Christmas at the Show House

A group of local designers has transformed the historic albeit staid Cutchogue Presbyterian 1835 manse into a beautiful showcase of holiday design and an emporium of local art, crafts, furnishings and goods. While there’s a small admission fee to the house—which goes to local charities—the experience of wandering the rooms and halls more than justifies having to buy a charity-supporting ticket.

North Fork long island Christmas shopping special designer show house emporium Cutchogue

What’s more, you’ll surely find a perfect gift or two (or dozen) from one of the many vendors. Check out the Facebook page or website for all the details. While this terrific event is open all weekend, unlike the events above, it will return for the two weekends thereafter. So come this weekend, and if you can’t get to the show house, come back again the following weekend and do it then.


Last Minute Holiday Gift of Shorecrest

Give the gift of Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast this holiday

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast garden after the snow storm

Still searching for that perfect last minute holiday gift? Give the experience of a stay at Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast and get a bonus towards a future stay for you too! For every $250 Gift certificate you buy (for use any time) receive an additional $50 voucher free towards a stay or service (must be redeemed by April 15th 2014 for weekend stays, or June 15th 2014 for weekday stays).

I am giving ‘experiences’ rather than ‘stuff’ to those on my list this year (and to myself too!) This holiday I have tickets for sports and theatre events to share with my family and friends, meals booked at favorite restaurants, and travel plans too. Our memories of great times spent together will last forever!

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast gift certificates come festively packaged, printed on an 8×10 sheet accompanied by our brochure, North Fork guide and winery tour map. We can guarantee delivery by Christmas Eve for all orders received by December 21st. All stays include our famously reviewed gourmet breakfast, our exclusive discount card to wineries, restaurants and local businesses, use of our two private beaches and gardens, and concierge services to help you enjoy your stay.

Create some wonderful memories this year for your loved ones and friends by giving the gift of the North Fork and a stay at the Shorecrest. Gift certificates can also be used towards a stay at any of our rentals houses. To purchase visit the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast website, click on the Specials tab and then Gift Certificates in the drop down menu – or call 631 765 1570. Happy Holidays, and we look forward to welcoming you to Shorecrest soon.

For last minute shoppers, a gift certificate for the experience of Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast beach in winter

North Fork Long Island Wineries: Live Music this Labor Day

Arl & Steve toast the sunset  '07 vacation 130Music and wine go so well together and Long Island North Fork wineries are hosting many great bands this Labor Day Holiday (August 29-September 1).

The last weekend of summer kicks off the beginning of our fall harvest season, for many locals a favorite time of the year on the North Fork. We at Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast especially love week days on the North Fork during September and October. The weather is mild, we have the beaches and walking trails virtually to ourselves and can always get a reservation in our favorite restaurants.

Shorecrest BandB is fully booked weekends through the beginning of October but we are offering discounts on two, three and four night stays mid week, Sunday through Thursday where availability allows. A delicious full course breakfast and our exclusive discount card to 24 local wineries is always included.
View from deck of North Fork Waterfront house

View from deck of North Fork Waterfront house

We also have availability at some of our vacation rental cottages and homes. Visit our website for more information and a link to our online reservation calendar for either BandB rooms or Rentals.

For those visitors looking to enjoy wine and music this week on Long Island’s North Fork, here are some of the venues with musical line ups:
2114 Sound Avenue, Baiting Hollow NY 11933
(631) 369-0100
Saturday, August 31: Tommy Keys 12-2pm, Acoustic Soul 2-6pm
Sunday, September 1: The Denice Given Band 2-6pm
Castello di Borghese Vineyard & Winery  <>
17150 County Rte 48, Cutchogue NY 11935
(631) 734-5111
Saturday, August 31: Jazz with Marguerite Volonts 2-4pm
1935 Main Rd, Jamesport
(631) 722-4222
Saturday, August 31: The Cutchogue Wonders 1:30-4:30pm
Sunday, September 1: The Mike Engle Jazz Vibratrio 1:30-4:30pm
31855 Main Rd, Cutchogue
(631) 765-8929
Friday August 30: Live and Local Songwriters Showcase featuring Eddie Ayala, Christine and Jim LoPiano of Martini Garden, Chris J. Connolly and Larrin Gerard.
Saturday August 31: Robert Bruey 2-5pm
Sunday September 1: Jay Scott 2-5pm
260 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11901
(631) 722-3416
Saturday, August 31: Danny Keys 1:30-4:30pm, Opera in the Vines with Belle Voci 7:30-9:30pm
3165 Main Road, Laurel NY 11948
(631) 298-1420
Saturday, August 31: The Earthtones 1-5pm
Lenz Winery <>
38355 New York 25, Peconic <,+Peconic&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89e8908356326af9:0xa5eb6fbb819b9266,38355+New+York+25,+Peconic,+NY+11958&gl=us&ei=tenmUf6IFc6ErAfJvIHQCA&ved=0CCwQ8gEwAA>, (631) 734-6010 <tel:631-734-6010>
Saturday, August 31: Home Groan 2-5pm
35 Cox Neck Road, Mattituck NY 11952 (631) 298-1942
Saturday, August 31: Jon Divello 2-6pm
6025 Sound Ave, Riverhead NY 11901
(631) 298-0075
Saturday, August 31: Keith Maguire 1-5pm
Sunday, September 1: The Sly Geralds Band 2-6pm
44075 Main Rd, Peconic NY 11971 (631) 765-6188 <tel:631-765-6188>
Friday, August 30: Sahara 5-8pm
Saturday, August 31: Lone Sharks 1-5pm
Sunday, September 1: HooDoo Loungers 1-5pm
5120 Sound Ave, Riverhead NY 11901
(631) 722-9463
Saturday, August 31: Something: Beatles Tribute Band 2-5pm
Sunday, September 1: Small Island 1-5 pm
37645 Main Road (Route 25), Peconic, NY 11958
(631) 734-6200
Saturday, August 31: Tommy Sullivan 1-5pm
Sunday, September 1: Tommy Sullivan 1-5pm
34515 Main Road, Cutchogue NY 11935
(631) 734-4057
Saturday, August 31: Chris Hurley 2-6pm
Sunday, September 1: Chris Hurley 1-5pm
39390 Main Rd, Peconic NY 11958
(631) 765-1100
Thursday, August 29: Noiz 6:30-10:30pm
Friday, August 30: Mambo Loco 5-10pm
1375 Mill Rd, Peconic NY 11958 >
Thursday, August 29: Bob Blatchley Acoustic 1-5pm
39750 County Road 48, Southold NY 11971
(631) 765-0200
Friday, August 30: Bossa Nova Fridays 6-8pm
Sunday, September 1: Alexander Clough House Band 2-5pm. Performing jazz standards & bossa nova classics every Sunday.


Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast – Last minute summer rentals and Mid Week BandB Specials.

Bed and Breakfast Specials
Take advantage of mid week discounts with 10, 15 and 20% discounts on 2,3 and 4 night stays midweek, Sunday through Thursday including August! After you select your dates click on the ‘specials and packages’ tab on the reservation calendar to select your special offer or call 631, 765 1570, we will be happy to help you with your reservation.
We are fully booked weekends in August but still have two rooms for Labor Day weekend and some availability Sunday through Thursday.
Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast surrounded by a sea of Black Eyed Susans in August

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast surrounded by a sea of Black Eyed Susans in August

View from deck of North Fork Waterfront house

View from deck of North Fork Waterfront house

BnB Availability:

August 14th to 23rd – 10% discount ($500) on one week or more 
September and October one full week during each month plus all week days only (Monday through Thursday). Visit our website to view rooms and availability calendar
Rental House Availability
Shorecrest Property Management has taken on a couple of additional rental houses to make a total of eight, offering a variety of rates and sizes, and we still have last minute availability for some of them. For available dates please see below; for more details on the individual properties please visit our website and click on the ‘Check Availability/ Beach House’.
North Fork Waterfront, Arshamomoque Pond, Southold
 Magnificent views, 90 feet of waterfront, spacious interior, completely new renovation throughout. Three bedrooms plus pullout queen sofa bed on enclosed sun porch, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8. Fully handicapped accessible throughout with extra wide wrap round decks and ramps.


Hashamomuck Waterfront
New on the rental market! Elegant post modern newly renovated architectural gem.
Two queen bedrooms and one with two twin beds, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps six.
 August 19th onward including for the weeks preceding and following Labor Day weekend.
10% DISCOUNT on listed price if booked within the next week.
Lighthouse Cottage
All newly renovated two bedrooms with one full bath, open plan kitchen/living room, dining room and huge sunroom. Short walk to sandy bay beach.
August , 16th to the 19th only for a long weekend. Full weeks and some weekends in September and October.
 Shorecrest Beach House
Overlooking the Long Island Sound with stunning views and all newly renovated, with 3 bedrooms on the ground floor and open plan second floor with two twin beds, large living room/dining area and 2.5 baths, this house sleeps 8 in beds.
Fully booked through September 22nd, availability opens up September 23rd through October 16th.
Mid week available 20th – 25th of October and then booked through November.
Peconic Bay Beach house
 Luxury accommodations in this newly built, waterfront four bedroom with 180 degree views of the Peconic Bay. Two spacious master bedroom suites, one queen and one room with two twin, this house comfortably sleeps 8. Amenities include spacious fully equipped modern kitchen, breakfast bar, open plan dining and living area and 4 full bathrooms.
September 10th 2013 onward for full weeks or long weekends.
Waterfront Studio cottage, Southold
 Single story self contained studio with kitchenette, full bath, queen bed, gas iron fireplace and indoor and outdoor seating areas with magnificent views across park like lawn to Shelter Bay and the inlet. Just steps to the private community beach. A tranquil, relaxing retreat.
Availaibility for long or short stays throughout August and the fall.
Orient by the Sea
Newly renovated three bedroom house with additional studio cottage on the grounds, a short walk to private beach. Sleeps 6 plus child.
August 19th through 29th and selected weekend and full week rentals throughout the fall. Midweek stays available all year round.
Hashamomuck Waterfront house in Southold

Hashamomuck Waterfront house in Southold

Lighthouse Cottage beach at sunset

Lighthouse Cottage beach at sunset