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Spring on the North Fork of Long Island

April 23rd, 2010 by wilfredjoseph

Spring in Long Island North Fork Wine Country happens to be the perfect time of year for a romantic getaway.  After a long winter of being inside, those first few glorious weeks of spring are just perfect for getting out and enjoying nature and the countryside.  The excitement mounts as the daffodils and tulips bloom and the gardens stir after a winter’s rest.  The grass is now green and the leaves are ready to pop open on the trees.  This is truly a refreshing time of the year and is Mother Nature’s rebirth of nature.

Birds that migrated for the winter are back and their excitement can be heard in the early mornings.  It sounds as if they are as happy as the rest of us that spring on Long Island has returned and summer is just around the corner.  The once vacant beaches are now awaking with activity as couples stroll hand in hand enjoying the feel of sunshine on their faces and the mesmerizing sound of the ocean as waves break at their feet.

Elaborate plans are not needed to enjoy spring on Long Island.  It just happens!

Golfing on Long Island North Fork

March 23rd, 2010 by wilfredjoseph

Spring is in the air and it is time to enjoy golfing on Long Island!  The Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast has put together a special package to satisfy the needs for those that golf and those that would rather enjoy a spa!  Join the Arbor View House for a two night Long Island getaway through June and take advantage of their Spa and Golf Package.

What is included in the Spa and Golf Package?  The golfer in the family gets a half day of golfing at the Island End Golf and Country Club.  The Island End Golf and Country Club is a 6,700 yard course in Greenport a short distance from the B&B.  Their signature par 3 16th hole is on a bluff overlooking Long Island Sound and the view is beautiful.  The four-start rated course has it all and the greens are among the finest on Long Island.

For the non-golfer in the family, do not worry as the Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast has it covered.  Relax in the comforts of a half day spa service and settle in to a welcoming massage, followed by a body scrub, and wax.  Just feel the stress of daily life melt away!

East End Arts Council of Long Island

February 22nd, 2010 by wilfredjoseph

Are you an artist or just enjoy art?  The East End Arts Council of Long Island celebrates the arts and works with well-known and yet-to-be discovered arts.  The East End Arts Council presents art, music, dance, and theatre throughout the East End of Long Island.   They feature ten gallery exhibits per year and a new exhibit opens every four to six weeks.  Their gift shop also features original work of local craftspeople, as well as hand-pulled prints, original etchings, and fine art posters.  

The gallery is located in the historic Davis-Corwin House and admission is free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.  Black and White is a member’s show focusing exclusively on black and white art.  It opened on January 15th and will continue to run through February 26th.   The Body in Motion will depict bodies in the process of moving and will be an eclectic combination of man, beasts, and other displays of bodies in motion.  It will open on March 5th and continue through April 9th.  Also, be sure not to miss the reception on March 5th, from 5-7 P.M.  The entire exhibition schedule for 2010 has been published and can be viewed on their website.    

In additional to their gallery, additional exhibit spaces can be found at Riverhead Town Hall and the Rosalie Dimon Gallery within the Jamesport Manor Inn.  Currently, Allan Bull & Carol C. Young art is exhibited at the Jamesport Manor Inn.  This exhibit started on February 5th and continues through May 5th.  An upcoming reception is scheduled for February 21st, from 3-5 P.M.  Riverhead Town is exhibiting Dolores Castrucci Earth Paintings through March 1st. 

Enjoy the arts and your stay with the Arbor View Bed and Breakfast!

Greenport's Winterfest Gallery Walk

February 17th, 2010 by wilfredjoseph

Greenport’s Winterfest Gallery Walk is scheduled for Saturday, February 27th.  Visit Greenport for an afternoon and evening of gallery hopping, gallery talks, music, and refreshments.  Normally the gallery walks are held throughout the summer and fall, but Winterfest is a special occasion and so is this gallery walk.  Artists will be on-hand to speak about their art and personally answer any questions you may have regarding their art and techniques.    

The line-up of galleries is impressive and includes deCordova Studio & Gallery, Gallery M, The South Street Gallery & Framers, Winter Harbor Gallery, Terrace Joyce Gallery, Greenport Art and Design, and Studio E Gallery.  Each gallery will host a featured artist and demonstrations and presentations will be done according to the artists’ specialty.  Gallery visitors will enjoy a variety of sculpture, computer graphics, painting, watercolors, crafts, and demonstrations.  

Greenport’s Winterfest Gallery Walk will be held from 2-9 P.M.  The complete 2010 schedule is now available and will be held the third Saturday of the month during their normal season June through November.

Greenport's Winterfest Gallery Walk

February 17th, 2010 by wilfredjoseph

Greenport’s Winterfest Gallery Walk is scheduled for Saturday, February 27th.  Visit Greenport for an afternoon and evening of gallery hopping, gallery talks, music, and refreshments.  Normally the gallery walks are held throughout the summer and fall, but Winterfest is a special occasion and so is this gallery walk.  Artists will be on-hand to speak about their art and personally answer any questions you may have regarding their art and techniques.

The line-up of galleries is impressive and includes deCordova Studio & Gallery, Gallery M, The South Street Gallery & Framers, Winter Harbor Gallery, Terrace Joyce Gallery, Greenport Art and Design, and Studio E Gallery.  Each gallery will host a featured artist and demonstrations and presentations will be done according to the artists’ specialty.  Gallery visitors will enjoy a variety of sculpture, computer graphics, painting, watercolors, crafts, and demonstrations.

Greenport’s Winterfest Gallery Walk will be held from 2-9 P.M.  The complete 2010 schedule is now available and will be held the third Saturday of the month during their normal season June through November.

A new Greenport Restaurant: Noah’s Opens in Greenport, Long Island North Fork

January 28th, 2010 by wilfredjoseph

Noah Schwartz is a native Long Islander and a graduate of New England Culinary School. He worked for over seven years in California’s wine country and then made his move to long Island North Fork Wine Country.   He spent several years at the Sea Food Barge and when that closed he took the opportunity to open his own restaurant.  He has experience in opening restaurants and this one is very special to him, as it is his own. Noah’s in Greenport.  Noah will bring to Noah’s, a culinary experience enjoyed in California and he is already receiving positive feedback from his customers.  Recent reviews had customers raving about the scallop ceviche and pomegranate ribs.  The sardines were quite a surprise and totally delicious as is the  Pulled Duck from the Crescent Farms in Aquebogue.  There are so many Oyster dishes  so that you’d think that he’d call the place Noah’s Oysters. Even though the menu is mostly fresh seafood, Noah is a master with Steak which  is done with Manchego Cheese and rich crispy onions, yummy.

The concept at Noah’s is to offer “small plates” at the top of his menu ranging from $6 to $15.  Thus, allowing his guests to sample multiple smaller plates and enjoying a variety of dishes.  The menu also features 2-3 oz. wine pours to accompany the small plates.  Of course, to balance this he will also have snacks on the menu beginning at $3.  Truly a delightful way to dine!

We have eaten there several times and recommended Noah’s to guests  who rave about the selections and love the ambiance and personal service. What we love the best are the small plates giving us more choices and the opportunity to sample several dishes.  Noah’s Restaurant is now the newest and  hottest restaurant in Greenport.

Call for reservations at 631-477-6720 tell them Wilfred from Arbor View House Bed & Breakfast sent you.

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Coming soon- Noah’s new expansion.

Greenport Tea Company for Tea Lovers, on the North Fork of Long Island

January 14th, 2010 by wilfredjoseph

Greenport Tea company

Tea lovers unite and add the Greenport Tea Company to your list of places to stop when shopping in Greenport, Long Island.  Once a tea lover, always a tea lover and Greenport Tea Company has everything that you need to enjoy a great cup of tea.  Zagat calls them the “gem” of an afternoon tearoom and says they bring a “touch of England” to the bay.  This is easy to do since one of the owners came from England and knows how to serve a great cup to tea.

The shelves of the Greenport Tea Company are filled with over 50 jars of tea, all dedicated to the pleasure of steeping and drinking first-rate loose-leaf tea.  They even have a dessert tea called Sweet Endings, which was blended by the owners and has scents of caramel, chocolate, and vanilla.  Perhaps you may wish to have a little lemon curd or enjoy High Tea for two?  Once you have tried their tea and returned home, fear not!  They offer on-line shopping on their website and you can replenish your supply of tea or enhance your tea brewing accessories.

At any time during the year, but especially during the winter months, this is a delightful way to spend an afternoon in Greenport on the North Fork of Long Island.

We at Arbor View House also serve tea in the afternoon for our guests.  Come join us here and at the Greenport Tea Company.

Ice Skating in Greenport, Long Island

January 5th, 2010 by wilfredjoseph

Now that the Holidays are over, it may be time for a romantic winter getaway to Greenport, Long Island and enjoy ice skating.  During your romantic getaway we encourage you to visit Mitchell Park which is located on four acres along the waterfront of the Village of Greenport.  Mitchell Park is described as the “jewel” of the Village of Greenport and includes an observation deck and harbor walk and also offers a 60 slip marina.

While activities at Mitchell Park vary according to the season, this is the time of year to enjoy ice skating!  When I think of ice skating, I envision the romance and grace of skating and just how truly beautiful it is to watch and enjoy.  The ice skating rink at Mitchell Park is open daily and they offer skate rentals for guests without skates.  Also, if you have not been skating in a long time or have never skated before, they also offer private lessons.

After an afternoon or evening of skating, return to the Arbor View House to enjoy some afternoon delights along with a relaxing aromatherapy bath and cozy fire.  Or, take advantage of your romantic escape with a couples massage.  Then slip into your fluffy bathrobe and cuddle in for the evening.  You will have to agree that this is romance at its finest!

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