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North Fork Long Island Memorial Day Weekend Events by Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast

Visitors to Greenport on Long Island on Memorial Day weekend, beginning Friday, May 25th, will be treated to a variety of entertainments.

Tall Ships

This is a fantastic chance to see some of the world’s most beautiful ships under full sail. The ships will arrive on Friday the 25th and will stay until departure on Tuesday May the 29th. While the ships are docked in Greenport, all visitors are welcome to step aboard and chat with the members of the ships crews. The overwhelming beauty of the ships on the move in full sail is magnificent, being able to step aboard and chat with the crew is the hypothetical icing on the cake.

c/o Tall Ships America

Some of the ships you can expect to see in port are:

  • The Pride of Baltimore
  • The Pride of Baltimore II
  • Picton Castle
  • The H.M.S. Bounty
  • John J. Harvey Fireboat
  • The Lynx
  • Unicorn

These boats are part of the Tall Ships Challenge Race Series that originates in Savannah, Georgia. Once the vessels depart from Greenport, they are headed to Newport, Rhode Island, and then onto Halifax and Nova Scotia. The ships are commemorating the bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812.

Visitors who want to tour the ships and interact with crew members will be able to do so from Saturday, May 26th until Monday, May 28th from 10am until 6pm. There is no charge for children 12 and under, adult tickets are $7, and senior or veteran tickets are $5. The Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast Inn will offer free Tall Ships tickets to those who stay over for the three night Memorial Day weekend. While visiting the ships don’t forget to check out the vendors in town and on Front Street. They will close each day at 6pm. Also, remember to bring your camera!

Long Island Wine Country Spring Passports

While enjoying your stay on Long Island during Memorial Day weekend 2012, take the time to enjoy the 2012 Long Island Wine Country Spring Passport event. This event began on March 31st and runs through June 2nd. Long Island wine aficionados can pick up their passport for free at any one of the following participating wineries.

  • Anthony Nappa
  • Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard
  • Bedell Cellars
  • Castello di Borghese Vineyard & Winery
  • Clovis Point
  • Comtesse Therese Winery & Bistro
  • Corey Creek
  • Croteaux
  • Diliberto Winery
  • Duck Walk Vineyards North
  • Duck Walk Vineyards South
  • Empire State Cellars
  • Gramercy Vineyards
  • Harbes Family Farm & Winery
  • Jamesport Vineyards
  • Jason’s Vineyard
  • Lieb Family Cellars
  • Macari Vineyards & Winery
  • Martha Clara
  • Old Field
  • Palmer
  • Peconic Bay
  • Pellegrini
  • Pugliese
  • Raphael
  • Roanoke
  • Sannino Bella Vita
  • Scarola
  • Sherwood House
  • Shinn Estate
  • Sparkling Pointe
  • Suhru
  • T’Jara
  • Waters Crest
  • Wolffer Estate

Those who visit at least ten of the wineries that are participating in this event will receive a complementary tasting of a listed featured wine along with the purchase of any in-house tastings. Visitors should have their passports stamped at the wineries after purchasing a minimum of one bottle of that winery or vineyard’s featured wines. Visitors who have ten stamps on their passports will receive:

  • A chance at winning great prizes that include a fabulous East End Experience and more.
  • The experience of delightful wines and new wineries to visit.
  • 2 tickets for admission for the price of one to the 2012 Taste of Summer event at the Fairgrounds Barn in Old Bethpage Village.

To take advantage of your prizes you must:

  • Turn in your stamped passport at one of the participating wineries before June 1st, 2012.
  • Mail it to LIWC before May 28th, 2012.
  • Bring your stamped passport to the 2012 Taste of Summer event.

North Fork Long Island Events by Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast for April 16th – 22nd

If you are visiting Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast this week there are a few entertaining events you may want to check into.

Long Island Opera Night – Thursday April 19th

At East End Arts in Riverhead visitors can enjoy a Night at the Opera on Thursday, April 19th beginning at 6:30 pm at 133 East Main Street. (631) 727-0900

Lead by Joy Berta, Long Island Opera Executive Director, this event will be a Master Class Seminar presentation on the nature of Opera in addition to a showcase of repertoire from up and coming LI Opera performances. It is an eye opening experience to discover this powerful art form and all of its intricate and timeless relevance to modern life and music.

The Old Field Vineyards Sustainable Agriculture Tour – Saturday April 21st

Whether you plan to begin your own home sustainable garden or are considering doing so for your own dining establishment, this is a fantastic place to begin your tour of the knowledge it takes to implement sustainable practices in your garden or on your farm. The tour cost $14 per person and last around an hour and a half. This price also includes the tasting of six still wines.

The tour begins at 11:30 am and will be at 59600 Main Road in Southold. (631) 765-0004

Custer Institute Saturday Evening Stargazing – Saturday April 21st

Weather permitting, every Saturday night, the Custer Observatory in Southold on the North Fork of Long Island holds a stargazing event. However, this week the Lyrid Meteor Shower will make viewing the night sky a bit more extra exciting! This meteor shower actually will be occuring in our night sky from April 16th until April 25th, but on Saturday night, the peak of the shower arrives, so do not miss your chance to star, and meteor gaze at Custer Institute this weekend! Suggested donation $5 for non-members, $3 for children. Stargazing time will run from 7 pm until Midnight or later. Members are free. For more information call (631) 765-2626

Upcoming Long Island Restaurant Week April 22nd – April 29th

Upcoming this week is the award-winning Long Island Restaurant Week where area restaurants host Prix Fixe menus for eight solid days! The LI Restaurant Week spring campaign is kicking off on Sunday, April 22nd and ends on Sunday, April 29th.  Area establishments that participate offer three-course Prix Fixe fare for $24.95 all night, except for Saturday nights when the offer ends at 7 pm. Some participating establishments near Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast are:

  • Claudio’s Restaurant – (631) 477-0627  – Greenport
  • Gurney’s Inn Sea Grille Restaurant – (631) 668-2345 – Montauk
  • Jamesport Manor Inn – (631) 722-0500 – Jamesport
  • noah’s – (631) 765-8476 – Greenport
  • North Fork Oyster Company – (631) 477-6840 – Greenport
  • North Fork Table & Inn – (631) 765-0177 – Southold

This event encourages those with an appreciation for many foods to try even more they may not usually choose as a valuable meal for their money. Positive dining experiences are what the top-notch North Fork Long Island restaurants specialize in and they want you to sample all the locale has to offer.

Upcoming East Hamptons Events Listings by Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast

There are quite a few things to do in East Hampton coming up in the month of April. If you are a guest at Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast be sure to ask about activities that may interest you so we can point you in the right direction. Here are a few upcoming events you may enjoy!

Music at the East Hampton Bowl

On Saturday the 7th you can enjoy Karaoke Night beginning at 9pm. It alternates with Reggae Nights that begin at 10pm. Call ahead for more information.  (631-324-1950)

Location – 71 Montauk Highway, East Hampton

East End Classic Boat Society

On Saturday April 7th at the East End Classic Boat Society the boats will be on display allowing visitors to view the building and restoration of the smaller classic boats that the Society houses at the Community Boat Shop. The display runs from 9am until 2pm with no admission fee needed.

Location – East End Classic Boat Society 301 Bluff Road, Amagansett  (631-324-2490)

Jazzy Brunches Sundays

From Noon to 2:30pm every Sunday you can enjoy Jazzy Brunches with primary musician Klyph Black, guitarist, as well as various others who make their weekly appearances at Jazzy Brunches.

Location – The Living Room, 207 Main Street, East Hampton (631-324-5006)

Poetry Workshop

Every Monday at the East Hampton Library a poetry workshop is hosted from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Join in the fun any Monday evening you are visiting in the East Hampton area.

Location – East Hampton Library 159 Main Street, East Hampton  (631-324-0222)

Free Fridays

At the Guild Hall each Friday visitors can appreciate free museum admissions, free coffee, and free wifi connections. Come anytime between 11am and 5pm to relax and enjoy in an inspiring environment.

Location – Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton (631) 324-0806

Guild Hall presents The Met: Live in HD – Verdi’s La Traviata

Come see Natalie Dessay in a Willy Decker production on Saturday April 14th. Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, and Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium. Tickets are $22 for non-members and $20 for members on live screenings. Encore screenings are $18 and $20 respectively.

Location – Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, (631) 324-0806 or call 1-866-811-4111

REV 7 – East End Gospel Music at Clinton Academy

On Saturday April 14 come see an award winning gospel duo at the Season’s Last Session of the Cider House Series at 7pm. Bring in the Spring with husband and wife team Alan and Leah Cuffey. Admission fees are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors; and $8 for students. Beverages and snacks are provided complimentary.

Location – Clinton Academy Museum, 151 Main Street, East Hampton.  (631) 324-6850

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