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4th of July on the North Fork of Long Island

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.

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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!


The Mattituck Strawberry Festival and Father’s Day on the North Fork

The month of June has a lot of great events coming up and we don’t want you to miss out! Father’s Day is this weekend and everyone out east is celebrating. Instead of giving him a tie or a golf club, why not take Dad to a winery this weekend?  You can even bring the whole family and enjoy the strawberry season at it’s prime! The 59th annual Mattituck Lion’s Strawberry Festival will be held from June 13th-16th. There will be live music, rides, over 120 vendors for the craft fair, and a wide variety of strawberry desserts! Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast is celebrating the abundance of strawberries by serving them in granola yogurt parfaits or mixed with other fresh fruits. Yum!


SPARKLING POINTE Vineyard & Winery
June 16, 2013

Located just a couple of miles from Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast Sparkling Pointe winery is celebrating Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, from 2 – 5pm with a Cheers for Dad Father’s Day Barbeque featuring gourmet barbeque food from The Kitchen by Waterside Caterers, Port Jefferson Brewing Co. beer, Sparkling Pointe wine, and live jazz music by The Alexander Clough House Band. Tickets are $40 per person, $35 for Signature Wine Club members and $10 for children.  Tickets include a glass of Sparkling Pointe wine or Port Jefferson Brewing Co. Beer; logo Port Jefferson Brewing Co. pint glass; gourmet BBQ food; and unlimited non-alcoholic Birch Beer.  Tickets available at


59th Annual Strawberry Festival – June 13th-16th, 2013

dsc_3830dsc_4148Bring your family and friends to one of the North Fork’s best summer festivals in the height of the strawberry season.

“By late June on the North Fork the strawberry crop is reaching its peak and bursting with flavor. On Father’s Day weekend, at the peak of the strawberry harvest, the Mattituck Lions Club brings the community together for a special weekend of fun and purpose. Whether you’re here year-round, are a seasonal resident or are drawn here by the Festival, you’re in for a wonderful time while raising money for local non-profits.

Dig into the strawberry shortcake, sample the strawberries dipped in chocolate, try the strawberries any way you like them. Head over to the rest tent to enjoy live music.  Then find out what over 100 arts and craft vendors have available for sale.

Cheer as the new Strawberry Queen is crowned.  Experience the midway rides. Taste foods from around the world. The fun keeps going after the sun sets, so bring lawn chairs and enjoy the fireworks on Thursday and Friday.” –

If you can manage a quick mid week getaway Shorecrest still has a couple of rooms available on the 12th and 13th with a 20% discount on a 2 night stay, 10% on one night – to use towards the price of your ticket!



There will also be a wide assortment of musical acts and entertainment! See the schedule below and make sure to check out the website for more details:

Thursday June 13th

5:00PM – Hulling Night under the big tent – volunteers wanted for one the quintessential North Fork events
6:30 – 10:30PM – Carnival and Midway Open

Friday June 14th
6:30PM – 10:00PM – SOUTHBOUND;
9PM – Fireworks

Saturday June 15th
11:30AM – 3:00PM – MILES TO DAYTON;
3:00PM – Strawberry Festival Queen Coronation
4:00PM – 6:00PM – ROB EUROPE;
6:30PM – 10:30PM – WHO ARE THOSE GUYS;
9PM – Fireworks

Sunday June 16th

11:00AM – 11:50PM – ROBERT BRUEY;
12:00PM – 12:50PM – LIZA COPPOLA;
1:10PM 1:10 – 2:00PM – DON BRACKEN
3:30pm – 4:45PM – SECOND HANDS;

The Shorecrest BnB is fully booked on June 14th and 15th but we do have our Studio Cottage  available to rent on the Shelter Bay side of Southold Hamlet just a 13 minute drive away  from the festival. Visit our reservation calendar to see photos and rates for the BnB rooms, rental houses and the Studio Cottage. 

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Things to do in Southold, Long Island N.Y.

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


Long Island’s North Fork offers a dark night sky with next to no light pollution also known as perfect star gazing qualities. Whether your’e a local looking to get a glimpse of saturn’s rings or star deprived city dweller this is a great experience. “The Custer Institute and Observatory is Long Island’s oldest public observatory (est.1927). Open to the public every Saturday evening from dark until midnight, our staff of volunteers will give you a tour of the facilities and the night sky through our powerful telescopes. Custer has frequent lectures, classes,concerts, art exhibits and other special events. Consider our observatory for your next meeting or theme party.”
Southold Indian Museum:
1080 Main Bayview Rd  Southold, NY 11971 (631) 765-5577
This museum focuses on the archaeology and natural history of the area and indian tribes that once called Southold home. They have a wide variety of relics, pottery, and other various historical items. “Our museum is dedicated to study and education surrounding archaeology and natural history. It is owned and operated by the Incorporated Long Island Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association.”  For details and events:
Sunday Lectures: Programs are scheduled from 2:30 – 4:30 PM. Minimum requested donation is $5 for adults and children of 14 years and older; includes access to museum exhibits and refreshments…FREE for members.
The Old Field Vineyard:
59600 New York 25  Southold, NY 11971 (631) 765-0004
“Established in 1974 by Chris Baiz, is a family owned and operated vineyard. After years of producing fruit for sale, The Old Field started making wines, first with its 1997 Pinot Noir, and now Merlots, Cabernet Francs, Chardonnays, Blush de Noir, and newly released Blanc de Noir sparkling wines. THE OLD FIELD, an agricultural area just one mile east of the village of Southold, had been actively farmed by native Americans for at least five hundred years prior to the arrival of “the first European settlers” in 1640.
For details, events, and wine purchases:
One Woman Vineyards: 
5195 Old North Road Southold, New York  (631)-765-1200 
This beautiful and quaint vineyard offers a wonderful star gazing wine tasting Saturday night event. It is something you won’t experience anywhere else, a definite “must” for travelers and townies alike. “For Claudia Purita, sustainability and self-reliance have always been a way of life. Growing up on her family’s farm in Calabria, Italy, Claudia assisted in growing vegetables and wine grapes and raising small animals from very young age. At her father, Domenico’s, side she learned to value the land and the fruits that it provides. After moving to Long Island and spending several years in the restaurant industry, Claudia decided it was time to “return to her roots.”
Horton Point Lighthouse: 
3575 Lighthouse Rd  Southold, NY 11971 (631) 765-5500


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:

There are multiple parks and public beaches where you can enjoy the summer weather and pack a picnic with your friends and family. 

Memorial Day Weekend on the North Fork of Long Island


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:

Saninno Vineyard 1-5pm on the patio

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.
Free Admission

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, for more info

“Cabaret & Wine ” with Marguerite Volonts @ Castello di Borghese Vineyard

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,

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

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:

Saninno Vineyard 1-5pm on the patio

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

Live Music: Hoodoo Loungers @ Osprey’s Dominion 1pm-5pm

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,

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,