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Bed and Breakfast and Beach, Oh My!

Roll up, roll up! Shorecrest, the only BandB with not just one but TWO private beaches has an offer you won’t want to miss through May 16th 2013.

Our ‘ May Getaway’ two night special for $499 includes $20 gift certificate towards dinner for 2, complimentary discount card to 24 local wineries with free bottle to take home, plus exclusive use of our two private beaches, one on the Long Island Sound and the other on the inlet. Add a massage for our special May Getaway rate of $100 per person. View the map on our website under the ‘Area Attractions’ tab to see how conveniently we are located for wineries, villages and ferries – as well as the beach!

To book, visit our online reservation calendar; choose your arrival date (through May 16th) and select any 2 nights in the drop down menu.  Click ‘Specials and Packages’ to ‘Add’ your May Getaway pricing.

Celebrate Winterfest with Shorecrest Getaway Specials

February 9 marks the beginning of Jazz on the Vine, the theme for the sixth consecutive 2013 Long Island Winterfest. This year it will go on for 6 weekends, from February 9 to March 17. In most cases, admission prices includes a glass of wine and a chance to win a gift basket of Long Island wines, not to mention an afternoon of great jazz performances.

Long Island Wine country will be hopping this winter with swinging jazz music and special events and offers. Our vineyards and wineries provide the perfect venue and backdrop to the cool sounds provided by the over 140 groups that will be featured during Winterfest. Sipping wine and listing to this amazing live music will be the pinnacle of your romantic east end get away.

But best of all… Winterfest coincides with Shorecrest’s Winter Romance getaway package. It’s $475 for a two nights stay and runs through April 2013. It’s good for any room and the package includes:

• A 2 night stay at Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast plus:

• $20 towards dinner for two at one of our favorite restaurants, either the Frisky Oyster, First and South or Noah’s in Greenport

• 2 x $50 gift certificates towards a one hour aromatherapy massage for each guest (non refundable and use optional)

• Our exclusive discount card to 24 wineries including free tastings

• A private wine class or in room champagne picnic.

Here is an example of the MANY performances in just one weekend:

February 16, Saturday

3:00            Pellegrini Vineyards- Spherical Flamenco Jazz Trio with Emma Larson

3:00             Palmer Vineyards- Mike Engle Vibratrio

3:00             Macari Vineyards & Wintery – Monday Michiru

4:30             Waters Crest Winery-  Pearl Street Band

4:30            Raphael- Amina Figarova presented by Tanger Outlets

4:30             Duck Walk North-Morris Goldberg & Ojoyo

6:00            Martha Clara Vineyards- Matt Marshak Band

7:00            Live at the Indigo

February 17, Sunday

2:30             Pellegrini Vineyards- Jack Morelli Trio

2:30            Jamesport Vienyards- Adam Kromelow Trio

2:30            Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyards- The Natalie Fernandez Quartet

4:00             Bedell Cellars- Richie Siegler Latin Jazz

4:00             Raphael- Bakithi Jumalo Band

4:00             Lieb Cellars- Joseph Carter III Group

 

Events, Things to Do and How to ‘Beat the Heat’ Vacations on Long Island’s East End

As the summer heats up the thoughts of city and urban dwellers inevitably  turn to beach vacations and cool ocean breezes. For those of  you who still haven’t made plans for a summer getaway there are still rooms available at the Shorecrest BandB June through Labor Day, including July 4th week and the following weekend, where you can relax on our own private Long Island Sound beach or launch your paddle board or kayak from our second Shelter Bay Inlet beach, both just steps from the Inn.

For families or groups looking for a house to rent together, we still have some weeks available through July, August and September at our four water front 3 /4 bedroom rental houses: two in Southold on the LI Sound and Inlet; one on the Lake in East Marion with sandy bay beach access, and one on the Great Peconic Bay in Aquebogue. All newly renovated with air conditioning and all modern conveniences. Check out our property rental website www.shorecrestpm.com for more details and visit the online reservation calendar or call 631 765 1570 for availability. We look forward to hearing from you.

It is mid June and the number of activities on and around the East End of Long Island increase as the summer progresses. Below is detailed information on a few of them; for a more comprehensive list of activities around Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast, the North Fork, Southold, Shelter Island, Greenport and the North Fork Vineyards, check the Events Calendar on this blog.

East End Events through June 2012

Southampton, June 23rd

LaughNYC PRESENTS: A Night of Wine & Comedy

On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 at 8:00pm, the Hampton’s House of Gardens at 534 North Magee St in Southampton presents a night of great wine and hilarious comedy. Visitors can expect superb Wolffer Estate Wine to enjoy that is sold on premises and the comedic headliner is Ricky Valez! Also making a comedy stand will be Brian Jian, Paul Corrigan from XM Radio, and Adam Lucidi. This is an adult’s only event. The doors will open at 6:30pm and tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door.

For reservations and info  Call 631-471-6335

Dancing in Setaukeet – ongoing on Monday evenings

Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes

Head to the Setauket Neighborhood House at 95. E. Main Street in Setauket on June 25th, and July  9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th for Ballroom and Latin Dancing classes. Class times are as follows:

7:00pm – Tango II
8:00pm – Swing II
9:00pm – Advanced International Cha – Cha

Classes are $15 per person per class or $12 per person if classes at paid in full at or before your first lesson. For more information call Patty at 516.909.1686

East Hampton, theater through June 30th

The John Drew Theater at Guild Hall presents LUV by Murray Schisgal

Tuesdays through Sundays, June 7th through June 30th at 8pm visitors can enjoy LUV, directed by Lonny Price. This hilarious hard-luck story is presented by special arrangements with Samuel French, Inc. Tickets for Prime Orchestra is $85 or $80 for members, Orchestra seating is at $50 or $48 for current members, and balcony seating is available for $40, or $38 for Guild Hall members.

This event is located at the Guild Hall at 158 Main Street in East Hampton. Call ahead of time to be ensured of reservations. 631-324-0806 or check for tickets online at GuildHall.org

Keep an eye on our blog and events calendar for more details on ‘Things to Do’ on the East End and North Fork of Long Island.

The Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast Events Calendar – Your Most Up-to-Date Guide to Things to Do on the East End of Long Island, New York

At Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast in Southold, New York, keeping up with local events is imperative to our guests ultimate comfort and experience on Long Island. For this very reason, we keep a regular scheduled list of events available to our guests and views here on our BnB blog.

Long Island Events Calendar

If you check over to the right of this page where the arrows point, you will see that the top arrow shows Next Event, which indicates the events that are going on in the Southold area of Long Island currently.  Click on the More Info tab to see a more robust listing. The arrow pointing down shows you the Upcoming Events listed in our area along with the date of the event. Use these helpful tips to help you plan your trip to the North Fork of Long Island at the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast Inn.

A map on the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast site will show you all of the local entertainments to be found here.

North Fork Entertainment

There are many things to do while staying over in the North Fork, Long Island area.

Arts and Culture

The Arts in Southold Town

The folks of North Fork and Shelter Island enjoy participating in the appreciation of  The Arts in Southold Town. The priority of The Arts is to reach and help to stimulate as many as possible to visit and participate in a great and reliable arts feature in the community.

Visit The Arts in Southhold Town – Phone: 631 734-6320

The North Fork Community Theater

The North Fork Community Theater has been an integral part of the North Fork community for over 50 years.

Visit North Fork Community Theater – Phone: 631 734-6320

Dining

North Fork Table and Inn

Try the North Fork Table and Inn for some delectable Long Island fare. Don’t forget The Lunch Truck too that sells exquisite food created by Chefs Fleming and Hayden from 11:30 to 3:30, 4 days per week, closed Tuesday thru Thursday

Visit the North Fork Table and Inn or the Lunch Truck – 631.765.0177

A Lure Restaurant

Welcome to A Lure where the food is fresh, fantastic and what Long Island dining is all about. Visit their location on Long Island during your next visit to Shorecrest BnB.

Visit A Lure Restaurant – 631 876-5300

Heritage Sites

Custer Institute and Observatory

Enjoy the beauty of the vast open night sky from the Custer Institute and Observatory. Long Islands oldest public observatory has many special events throughout the year.

Visit the Custer Institute and Observatory -  631-765-2626

Wineries

Corey’s Creek Vineyards

Corey’s Creek Vineyard offers a tasting room and gift shop in an open airy, barn-like structure with glass doors that open to an outdoor deck. When staying at Shorecrest BnB check out Corey Creek.

Visit Corey Creek Vineyards – 631- 765-4168

Duck Walk North Vineyard

Creating award winning, distinctive wines on the North Fork, Duck Walk North Vineyard is another nearby winery option.

Visit the Duck Walk North Vineyard – 631- 765-3500

Hamptons Restaurant Week

Join us in the Hamptons for the 10th annual Hamptons Restaurant Week extravaganza. The Hamptons Restaurant Week is presented by Long Island Restaurant & Marketing Hospitality Group and is focused on organizing and encouraging businesses on the East End of Long Island to provide bargain priced meals at some of areas top restaurants.

During Hamptons Restaurant Week, all participating restaurants will offer a three course prix fixe for $19.95 and/or $24.95 until closing, with the exception of Saturday evenings when the offer ends at 7pm.

While the East End of Long Island is famous for many things such as vacation destinations, wineries, golf courses and Bed & Breakfast Inns, it is also famous for its premier dining establishments.

Running from March 18th to March 25th visitors to Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast can visit one of many nearby restaurants for some of the finest dining in New York.

Participating Restaurants

  • Comtesse Therese Bistro (631) 779-2800
  • Touch of Venice Restaurant (631) 298-5851
  • noah’s (631) 477-6720
  • North Fork Oyster Company (631) 477-6840
  • Jamesport Country Kitchen (631) 722-3537
  • Jamesport Manor Inn (631) 722-0500
  • Legends Restaurant (631) 734-5123
  • Vine Street Cafe (631) 749-3210
  • La Maison Blanche (631) 749-1633
  • Bayview Inn & Restaurant (631) 722-2659
  • North Fork Table & Inn (631) 765-0177

Head to Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast Inn and find out why a getaway on the North Fork of Long Island to find out exactly why visitors continue to return season after season and year after year. Participating establishments will offer their own unique variety of a three-course prix fixe menu with the exclusion of Saturday evenings after 7pm. Some of the perks of Hamptons Restaurant Week include:

  • Restaurants will offer their course menus for either $19.95 and/or $24.95
  • Visitors to the participating establishments can try discounted bottles of wine from local vineyards for $19.95 or $24.95
  • Participating vineyards will offer tasting room discounts with up to 15% off of bottles of their select wines, 20% off cases, or a flight of five tasting wines for $5
  • The campaign also includes discounts at lodging properties and local vineyards

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast Special for Winterfest & Jazz on the Vine, the North Fork of Long Island’s celebration of wine and music.

The North Fork of Long Island celebrates wine, winter and music again this year with the Winterfest festival and JAZZ ON THE VINE. From February 11 to March 18 visitors to the North Fork will be able to enjoy 6 great weekends of truly exceptional jazz performances in winery tasting rooms. Good times for music and wine lovers!
Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast has created a special two night stay package for our guests during the festival and through April 15th. Included in your stay is a $25 gift certificate towards dinner for two at either the Frisky Oyster or Noah’s, two of our favorite Greenport restaurants, a $50 gift certificate towards a one hour aromatherapy massage for each guest, our exclusive discount card to 24 wineries including some free tastings, and a private wine class or champagne in room ’ picnic’. At these rates you might consider a family re-union or friends getaway!
Speak to us about other activities in the area. To select your dates and choose a room visit our website www.shorecrestbedandbreakfast.insideout.com. To book on line click on the ‘check availability’ link or call Marilyn at 631 765 1570

This years program includes over 70 performances at 20 participating wineries:

Schedule of Events for Long Island Jazz on the Vine during Winterfest

Saturday, February 25:
1:30 – Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard – Tessa Souter
3:00 – Martha Clara- Mike Pride’s FROM BACTERIA TO BOYS
3:00 – Palmer Vineyards – Will Sellenraad
3:00 – Sherwood House – 58th & Ninth
4:30 – Peconic Bay Winery – John Davis Quartet
4:30 – Raphael – New Mo Swing
- presented by Tanger Outlets

Sunday, February 26:
2:00 – Clovis Point – Eri Yamamoto Trio
2:00 – Jamesport Vineyards – Mark Gatz Trio
2:00 – Pellegrini Vineyards – Danny Kean & Friends
3:30 – Laurel Lake Vineyards – Randy Napoleon
3:30 – Bedell Cellars – Rory Stuart Quartet
- presented by Hampton Jitney

Saturday, March 3:
3:00 – Martha Clara Vineyards – Sazon Mix
3:00 – Palmer Vineyards – Amy Cervini Quartet
3:00 – Sherwood House – Bryan Campbell
4:30 – Macari Vineyards – Nelson Riveros Ensemble
4:30 – Pellegrini Vineyards – In The Moment
4:30 – Duck Walk Vineyards North – Amy London

Sunday, March 4:
12:30 – Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard – Paula Atherton
- presented by Long Island Rail Road
2:00 – Waters Crest – East End Jazz
2:00 – Sparkling Pointe – Holli Ross
- presented by Elegant B&Bs of the North Fork
3:30 – Peconic Bay Winery – Alex Sipiagin Quartet
3:30 – Bedell Cellars – Chiemi Nakai/Afronaughtica
- presented by Hamptons.com
4:00 – Raphael – All That Jazz! All Star Super Band

Saturday, March 10:
2:00 – Sannino’s Bella Vita Vineyard – Dennis Raffelock
3:00 – Laurel Lake Vineyards – Monday Michiru
3:00 – Palmer Vineyards – Dan Aran Trio
4:30 – Duck Walk Vineyards North – Ojoyo
4:30 – Ospreys’ Dominion – Rare Groove Band
4:30 – Raphael – Shenole Latimer Quartet
- presented by Next Stop Magazine

Sunday, March 11:
12:30 – Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard – Dara Tucker
1:00 – Wolffer Estate – Jarrett Cherner
2:00 – Macari Vineyards – The Curtis Brothers
2:00 – Martha Clara Vineyards – Roosevelt Dime
3:30 – Pellegrini Vineyards – Ray Anderson
4:00 – Bedell Cellars – Lauren Kinhan

Saturday, March 17:
1:30 – Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard – Oscar Peñas Ethereal Ensemble
3:00 – Clovis Point – Dwayne Kerr
3:00 – Duck Walk North – The Avengers
4:30 – Pellegrini Vineyards – Shan Kenner
4:30 – Jamesport Vineyards – Jack Morelli Trio
4:30 – Bedell Cellars – Heather Hardy

Sunday, March 18:
2:00 – Martha Clara Vineyards – Philip Dizack Quartet
2:00 – Sherwood House – Ahmad Ali
2:00 – Sannino’s Bella Vita – Lobenstein/Salerno Duo
3:30 – Raphael – Mambo Loco
3:30 – Sparkling Pointe – Bakithi Kumalo Band

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast Special for Winterfest & Jazz on the Vine, the North Fork of Long Island’s celebration of wine and music.

The North Fork of Long Island celebrates wine, winter and music again this year with the Winterfest festival and JAZZ ON THE VINE. From February 11 to March 18 visitors to the North Fork will be able to enjoy 6 great weekends of truly exceptional jazz performances in winery tasting rooms. Good times for music and wine lovers!
Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast has created a special two night stay package for our guests during the festival and through April 15th. Included in your stay is a $25 gift certificate towards dinner for two at either the Frisky Oyster or Noah’s, two of our favorite Greenport restaurants, a $50 gift certificate towards a one hour aromatherapy massage for each guest, our exclusive discount card to 24 wineries including some free tastings, and a private wine class or champagne in room ’ picnic’. At these rates you might consider a family re-union or friends getaway!
Speak to us about other activities in the area. To select your dates and choose a room visit our website www.shorecrestbedandbreakfast.com. To book on line click on the ‘check availability’ link or call Marilyn at 631 765 1570

This years program includes over 70 performances at 20 participating wineries:

Schedule of Events for Long Island Jazz on the Vine during Winterfest

Saturday, February 25:
1:30 – Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard – Tessa Souter
3:00 – Martha Clara- Mike Pride’s FROM BACTERIA TO BOYS
3:00 – Palmer Vineyards – Will Sellenraad
3:00 – Sherwood House – 58th & Ninth
4:30 – Peconic Bay Winery – John Davis Quartet
4:30 – Raphael – New Mo Swing
- presented by Tanger Outlets

Sunday, February 26:
2:00 – Clovis Point – Eri Yamamoto Trio
2:00 – Jamesport Vineyards – Mark Gatz Trio
2:00 – Pellegrini Vineyards – Danny Kean & Friends
3:30 – Laurel Lake Vineyards – Randy Napoleon
3:30 – Bedell Cellars – Rory Stuart Quartet
- presented by Hampton Jitney

Saturday, March 3:
3:00 – Martha Clara Vineyards – Sazon Mix
3:00 – Palmer Vineyards – Amy Cervini Quartet
3:00 – Sherwood House – Bryan Campbell
4:30 – Macari Vineyards – Nelson Riveros Ensemble
4:30 – Pellegrini Vineyards – In The Moment
4:30 – Duck Walk Vineyards North – Amy London

Sunday, March 4:
12:30 – Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard – Paula Atherton
- presented by Long Island Rail Road
2:00 – Waters Crest – East End Jazz
2:00 – Sparkling Pointe – Holli Ross
- presented by Elegant B&Bs of the North Fork
3:30 – Peconic Bay Winery – Alex Sipiagin Quartet
3:30 – Bedell Cellars – Chiemi Nakai/Afronaughtica
- presented by Hamptons.com
4:00 – Raphael – All That Jazz! All Star Super Band

Saturday, March 10:
2:00 – Sannino’s Bella Vita Vineyard – Dennis Raffelock
3:00 – Laurel Lake Vineyards – Monday Michiru
3:00 – Palmer Vineyards – Dan Aran Trio
4:30 – Duck Walk Vineyards North – Ojoyo
4:30 – Ospreys’ Dominion – Rare Groove Band
4:30 – Raphael – Shenole Latimer Quartet
- presented by Next Stop Magazine

Sunday, March 11:
12:30 – Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard – Dara Tucker
1:00 – Wolffer Estate – Jarrett Cherner
2:00 – Macari Vineyards – The Curtis Brothers
2:00 – Martha Clara Vineyards – Roosevelt Dime
3:30 – Pellegrini Vineyards – Ray Anderson
4:00 – Bedell Cellars – Lauren Kinhan

Saturday, March 17:
1:30 – Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard – Oscar Peñas Ethereal Ensemble
3:00 – Clovis Point – Dwayne Kerr
3:00 – Duck Walk North – The Avengers
4:30 – Pellegrini Vineyards – Shan Kenner
4:30 – Jamesport Vineyards – Jack Morelli Trio
4:30 – Bedell Cellars – Heather Hardy

Sunday, March 18:
2:00 – Martha Clara Vineyards – Philip Dizack Quartet
2:00 – Sherwood House – Ahmad Ali
2:00 – Sannino’s Bella Vita – Lobenstein/Salerno Duo
3:30 – Raphael – Mambo Loco
3:30 – Sparkling Pointe – Bakithi Kumalo Band

News from Shorecrest BandB: A Winter Wonderland photo diary of the North Fork of Long Island

The path to the Shorecrest inlet beach: a winter wonderland in a blanket of new snow

Always a fan of the great natural beauty of the North Fork, its open fields and miles of beaches, I am particularly enamored of its winter glory. The area is looking especially beautiful at present in its white winter coat of snow and offers great photo opportunities for the camera buff. I am equally fond of the local wildlife which, if not in hibernation might need some extra help during this kind of harsh winter weather. The birds at my feeder just outside my window are a constant source of entertainment as they brave the storm to supplement their winter diet.Over the summer we could hear the call of a red fox in the nights and spotted him a few times dashing across route 48 in the late evening or early morning hours. Now we know where he goes as we can spot his tracks in the snow from his nightly hunting forays. I hope he manages to find and make a meal of some of the sleeping voles that were eating my bulbs and perennial flower roots last spring! Gardeners quickly lose any sentimental feelings over pesky rodents, and anyway, I’m a big admirer of handsome Mister Fox.

Large amounts of snow can be a burden in an urban setting; and not pretty as soon as it turns from pristine white to a dirty gray color, then black, in a very short time.  Piled high on every corner, it makes getting around a chore in the city as I remember well from when I worked in Manhattan. But on the sparsely populated North Fork the snow remains white and pristine on all but the busiest main roads and its beauty a pleasure. Driving the back roads, visiting the creeks and vineyards or hiking the nature preserves and beaches, the stunning views just take your breath away.

If you want to regain that feeling of childhood, when a snow storm was a magical event that transformed the landscape and made everything beautiful, take a little break and come stay with us for a couple of days. We are only just over two hours from Manhattan and a less than fifteen minutes from the Orient Point Ferry. Visit the ‘Area Attractions’ page of our website to see our map and lists of things to do and see while you are here. Bring your Valentine , any time through the end of March, and be treated to a complimentary champagne picnic or wine class included in the cost of a two night stay. Visit our website and click on the ‘check availability BnB rooms’ for rates and calendar.

News updates from Shorecrest

Each winter I choose a couple of projects to improve the comforts and amenities of the BnB for my guests. This year I tackled extending the central heating and cooling system that serves the rest of the house to the west porch and improving the insulation of the storm windows. The result has been that guests have been able to sit out there, play chess, scrabble or just read on even cold days this winter. It is also now usable for far more days of the year for in house massage, and is large enough for either a single person or couple to receive their treatment. There is nothing so relaxing as a semi outdoor massage with natural daylight and a view of the gardens and water of the inlet beyond.

We are offering special stay packages with massage and/or wine classes included throughout the winter and early spring. Please visit our website to check availability, special offers and discount on massage with a two night stay or more.

Shorecrest waterfront houses available for summer rentals

Summer is coming and isn’t it time to think about a vacation for you and yours? If you are limited for time, traveling far by plane can cut so much time from your much needed holiday and so exhausting, you need another vacation to recover when you get back! Isn’t it fortunate then that there is so much to do on the North Fork for all ages and it is amazing that such an idyllic place could be just a short journey from large Metropolitan areas as Manhattan by road, train or bus and Boston and Connecticut via the Cross Sound Ferries from New London or Bridgeport. We are also only 45 minutes from Long Island’s McArthur airport and two hours from JFK or La Guardia for those coming from further away and who need to fly. Great for families with children and even pets, Shorecrest Property Management has four waterfront houses still with availability for rent this coming summer. Please visit our Property Management website  for photos and details and links to our reservation calendar for house prices and availability.

I look forward to welcoming you to Shorecrest and the North Fork soon!

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