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August events at the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast and North Fork Long Island



This last week got away from me once again; I’d intended to post far more information about events going on but between my summer neighbors who come to visit and enjoying my guests company I’ve been too  busy having fun. Time just flies but I am taking a couple of hours to catch up now.

Guests gather with the Innkeeper for a 'photo momento' of a great visit

Talking of guests, a group of charming young men that just visited last weekend sent me this  photograph taken of us all standing on my front steps – don’t we look as though we are about to break into song? They were only here a short time but loved their stay and managed to see a lot, driving out to Orient State Park after breakfast  on Saturday before sampling  the wines of 6 different vineyards and then taking the ferry from Greenport to Shelter Island for an early evening tour and dinner at Planet Bliss where the food was pronounced ‘delicious’. You can reach Planet Bliss at 631-749-0053 for exact hours & reservations.  Thanks Perry, Shawn, Darryl  and Johnnie for taking the time to share and sending the photos. I’ve been meaning to start a ‘guest  photo gallery’ and this will be a great star!.

The weather has continued to be glorious; the whole of the last weekend and most of last week the temperature was in the 80’s f with a gentle breeze. This was perfect for the many outdoor events that were available to be enjoyed in the Vineyards, farms, parks and towns of the North Fork.

The East End Arts Council continues to sponsor wonderful musical and art events in conjunction with wineries and other local and regional businesses. On Saturday evening I attended a BNY Mellon Winepress event concert at Castello Di Borghese winery in Cutchogue to listen to Hugh Prestwood and Friends. Members of the East End Arts Council were invited to a pre concert reception where Noah of Noah’s restaurant in Greenport prepared delicious appetizers.  I especially loved the goat cheese and beetroot ‘squares’ drizzled with his mom’s home-made honey  and pine nuts – yum, try it when you next visit Noah’s.  Noah’s is one of my favorite restaurants in Greenport and one I always recommend to my guests. I love the ‘small plate’ menu and they offer 3 and 5 ounce glasses of wine so you can conveniently pair different  wines with the various dishes you might wish to sample.

Hugh Prestwood

During the pre concert reception Castello di Borghese served their Pinot Noir 2006 Estate and Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Reserve which were both outstanding. The Shorecrest  Bed and Breakfast offers an exclusive discount card to guests of the BnB and rental properties which includes up to a 15% discount on quantity purchases of Castello Di Borghese wines and also a $5 discount off their ‘Wine Makers Walk’ tour. The tour takes you through the vineyard to their wine production facilities where you will learn about their Pinot Noir and other wines and get to taste them at various stages of development. Back in the tasting room after the tour you will taste the finished products. I’ve taken the tour and enjoyed it immensely. It is scheduled for Thursday  and Sunday afternoons at 1pm during August at a cost of $20, or $15 with your Shorecrest discount. Advanced booking required by calling the vineyard at (631) 734-5111.

The 'Subdudes' play at the NoFo Rock and Folk Festival

Also on Saturday and Sunday the NoFo Rock and Folk Festival, again sponsored in part by the East End Arts Council   was held at Peconic Bay vineyards in Cutchogue. The quality of the musical acts was outstanding and again beautiful weather blessed the event. There was a small village of tents set up in the fields amongst the vines where the concert was hosted housing vendors with lots of interesting wares and delicious food and drink, but apart from the music, the highlight of the event for me was learning to use a Hula Hoop! I’ve been attempting to do this since the 1950’s and finally learned how with the experienced help of  Amy Gabrielson, a Hula Hoop expert. She was there with the weighted hoops that she makes herself, and explained that getting the right size is very important. Maybe I can get Amy to come by for pre- breakfast Hula Hooping exercise on the beach. Low impact and great for the abs. Perhaps this could become a Shorecrest specialty as the NoFo Rock Festival will during future North Fork summers! Be sure and make a note on your calendar for next year so you don’t miss this fun event.

Woody Mann will be playing at Wine Press concerts on the North Fork

Hear Toby Walker at Duck Walk Winery

Also keep an eye out for future Winepress events this year. The next one is on August 14 featuring Woody Mann & Toby Walker at Duck Walk North Vineyard

You can bring the picnic dinner, blanket or chair and they’ll provide Grammy and Award Winning artists, wonderful wines and a spectacular setting, at a very reasonable cost.

The concert is from 6-8pm, rain or shine under the festival tent. They are also offering a Recession price roll-back, with tickets at only $15 per person in advance, $20 at the gate. Children under 12 years are admitted free.

You can save $5 per ticket if you buy online in advance with a credit card at eastendartscouncil.ticketleap.com  or call the winery, Duck Walk North, Southold at (631)765-3500 x104 or Duck Walk South, Water Mill (631) 726-7555 x104.

Duck walk also conducts tours of their facility, but please call for availability or to make an appointment.

More upcoming Events in August at the wineries

Castello Di Borghese Vineyard

Route 48 (Sound Ave) and Alvah’s Lane; P.O. Box 957
Cutchogue New York 11935

Saturday, August 7, 2010, 6:30pm
Comedy Night with Paul Corrigan

Head over to Borghese vineyards for an  evening of comedy and wine with XM Radio funnyman Paul Corrigan.  This fun evening is $15 at the door (cash only please).

Sunday, August 8, 2010, 2-4pm

Glenn Jochum in Concert

Glenn Jochum is a concert mainstay on the East End of Long Island, New York,
and has been playing for the past decade at local vineyards, street fairs,
restaurants, and  cafes.    Glenn will be performing a special concert under
the tent at Borghese Vineyard.  The concert is free.

Martha Clara Vineyards

6025 Sound Ave Riverhead NY 631 298 0075 www.marthaclaravineyards.com

STUMP TRIVIA on Thursday nights at Martha Clara

Ongoing events:


Winemaker’s Carriage Tours
Horse Drawn Carriage tours and wine tasting with the winemakers.
A minimum of 5 people required; $30 per person / $20 for Wineclub members
Tour is by appointment only. Call 631 298 0075 or book through Shorecrest BnB concierge services for our guests and special discounted price.

Trivia Night with STUMP TRIVIA
Every Thursday evening Starting August 5th
at 7pm in the tasting room.
Thursday night Bingo was a hit, but it was the luck of the tiles! Test your brain as you taste the wine. A good time will be had by all!

August events at Martha Clara:
Fri August 6th
8pm Singles Mingle – Mardi Gras Dance Party
Mardi Gras themed Music & Dancing w/dj Phil
21 years old & over – $10 in advance +tax / $15 at the door +tax
Purchase tickets online by August 5th

Sat August 7th
11am Vines & Canines Vineyard Walk
Bring your dogs down to Martha Clara Vineyards and enjoy a walk through the vineyard
with winemaker Juan E. Micieli-Martinez

2-5pm Live Music – Keith Maguire (Classic Rock)

7pm Sunset Sails Wine Cruise
The HIT Sunset Sails Wine Cruise is back and ready to sail again!
A 1.5 hour sail on the beautiful scenic Mattituck Inlet & LI Sound with Captain Bob and the winemakers from Martha Clara Vineyards. Wine will be served along with light hors d’oeuvres.
Visit www.marthaclaravineyards.com for tickets and details

Sun August 8th
2-5pm Live Music – George Tebbitt

Ospreys Dominion

44075 Main Rd.,Peconic Long Island, NY 11958 • Toll Free: (888) 295-6188 • Local: (631) 765-6188

Ospreys Dominion  offers live music throughout the year. Below is their calendar for August:

August 6 – The East End Trio 6:00-9:00 PM

August 7 – The Lone Sharks 1:30-5:30 PM

August 8 – Below Average WB 1:30-5:30 PM

August 13 – Sara Kessler 6:00-9:00 PM

August 14 – Sahara 1:30-5:30 PM

August 15 – Nina et Cetra 1:30-5:30 PM

August 20 – George Tebbit 6:00-9:00 PM

August 21 – The Lone Sharks 1:30-5:30 PM

August 22 – Goombas 1:30-5:30 PM

August 27 – Woody Mack 6:00-9:00 PM

August 28 – The East End Trio 1:30-5:30 PM

August 29 – Lost Time 1:30-5:30 PM

For more details visit their website www.ospreysdominion.com/events

44075 Main Rd.,Peconic Long Island, NY 11958 • Toll Free: (888) 295-6188 • Local: (631) 765-6188

Corey Creek Vineyards, 45470 Route 25, Southold

Moonlight Mondays & Twilight Tuesdays
June – October 2010, Mondays & Tuesdays from 5-9pm and back by popular demand, Corey Creek Wine Bar will host late night Monday & Tuesday tastings. Come enjoy live music on Mondays & twilight tastings on Tuesdays from 5-9pm.

Live Music at Corey Creek and Bedell Cellars in August

Sunday, August 1st Joe Allegue Bedell Cellars

Saturday, August 7th Nina Et Cetera Corey Creek

Sunday, August 8th Old School  Bedell Cellars

Saturday, August 14th East End Trio Bedell Cellars

Sunday, August 15th Joe Allegue Corey Creek

Saturday, August 21st Dan Donnelly Corey Creek

Sunday, August 22nd Mike Taylor Bedell Cellars

Saturday, August 28th Dan Donnelly Corey Creek

Sunday, August 29th Joe Allegue Corey Creek

For an interactive map showing the location of all the vineyards on the North Fork with links to their websites visit the Area Attractions page on the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast website.

Shorecrest looks forward to welcoming you to the North Fork soon!

Next Posting – 10 top favorite things to do in Southold and exploring the North Fork!

Shelter Island, a Nature Lovers’ Delight

Shelter Island is just a short Ferry ride from the village of Greenport, NY is a great place to watch birds and for biking.    Just a short walk up the hill from the North Ferry dock you will find a Mobil station which provides bicycle rentals.   Shelter Island is ideal for biking and we recommend a visit to Mashomack Preserve as it is a nature lovers’ delight.

Mashomack Preserve is considered one of the richest habitats in the Northeast.  The preserve contains 2,039 acres, which is about 1/3 of the island.  Among the riches to be found are tidal creeks, oak woodlands, fields, and freshwater marshes.  The preserve is often referred to as the “Jewel of the Peconic” and is edged in white by 10 miles of coastline.  Mashomack Preserve is open 9 A.M. to 5 P.M., March through September, and 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. October through February.

For those seeking birds, you will not be disappointed.  Many birds are year around residents of Shelter Island and the list is long.  It includes Cedar Waxwing, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, American Goldfinch, Northern Cardinal, Mourning Dove, American Robin, House Finch, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, and Carolina Wren.  Migrating birds throughout the Spring and Fall include Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Purple Finch, Indigo Bunting, Canada Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Palm Warble, Black-throated Green Warbler, and others.  Lastly, there are the Summer visitors.  They can be a mixed variety but Scarlet Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, Common Yellowthroat, Eastern Phoebe, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Great-crested Flycatcher, Black-and-white Warbler, Piping Plover, Least Tern, and Osprey.  I think that covers the birds, but let us know if we missed any!

Make sure to put Shelter Island on your list of places to visit when you are enjoying Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast!

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