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December 6th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards
Christmas in Cutchogue kicks off with a fun-filled, hour long magic show at the Cutchogue Fire Department with cookies, candy canes, cider, hot cocoa and other holiday treats.
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August 16th, 2013 by Katie Pate
Enjoy a late summer day on the water, learning about the historic and beautiful lighthouses of Long Island on the Long Island Lighthouse Cruise.
The Eco-Lighthouses Cruise, sponsored by the East End Seaport Museum, will take place on Saturday, August 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This will be a unique guided tour exploring the relationship between light-keepers and their marine environment. During the cruise, you will see around seven lighthouses up close. Lunch will be provided during disembarkation at the “Bug Light,” where you will also tour the lighthouse.
These summer lighthouse cruises are a perfect opportunity to take panoramic photos of the Long Island shore and enjoy stunning views. The trip is narrated by Ted Webb, a local expert on maritime history and/or Bob Allen, the great grandson of the last lighthouse keeper of Bug Light. These two men will share the family stories and history as well as the legends and possible haunting of several of the lighthouses.
The excursion is $95, $85 for senior or military.
The East End Seaport Museum sponsors several other cruising events throughout the summer and fall. Some of the other tours you can take include:
See more information about pricing and tickets on the East End Seaport website. Keep in mind: Tickets for cruises often sell out in advance, so make sure to get yours early!
The Arbor View Bed and Breakfast is a clean, welcoming and award-winning lodging choice in Long Island Wine Country. We look forward to being your hosts.
July 18th, 2013 by Katie Pate
Do you need take a weekend to enjoy the glorious summer weather? Have you planned a trip to the seashore of Long Island? A summer in New York is simply incomplete without a weekend on the waterfront! Long Island Weekend Getaways are just what the doctor ordered. Come and join in on our North Fork Summer Winery Events and enjoy both beautiful Long Island beaches and the best wine country on the Northern seaboard.
When you come to the North Fork, your trip is easy and simple to plan. Our bed and breakfast is within walking distance of beach access and a short drive from dozens of wineries. Along with many options for guided wine tours, the summer is a great time to check out the many outdoor, music-filled events taking place along vineyards up and down Long Island. Here are a few we are looking forward to:
Friday Happy Hour at Raphael Vineyard and Winery, 39390 Route 25, Peconic. Stop on your way into town on Friday at the winery for live music and half price glasses of wine. 5 – 8 p.m.
Bossa Nova Friday Nights at Sparkling Pointe Vineyards & Winery, 39750 County Road 48, Southold. Live Bossa Nova music by Hypno Smoothie, accompanied by wine and tapas. Featuring local farm stand, Surrey Lane, with fresh local produce available for purchase. 6 – 8 p.m.
Live Music at Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Ave, Riverhead. On Saturday August 3rd enjoy live R&B and smooth soul music from 1-5 p.m. at the Martha Clara Vineyards. Free admission – rain or shine!
Live Music at Clovis Point, 1935 Main Road, Jamesport. On Sunday August 4th enjoy country & folk rock with Joe Chojnacki of The Switch from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
This list is just a small sampling of the wide array of events, music and entertainment that is available throughout North Fork Wine Country during the summer. There is something for everyone, happening all week long. Make Arbor View House your comfortable and convenient lodging choice, in the heart of Long Island wine country.
June 1st, 2013 by Katie Pate
By the end of June on the North Fork of Long Island, the strawberry crops are reaching their peak. These little red berries are so full of flavor they seem ready to burst with ruby-red juice.
On Father’s Day weekend, at the peak of the strawberry harvest, the Mattituck Lions Club hosts a very special celebration. The Mattituck Strawberry Festival 2013 is the 59th annual festival in village that has just seen the Mattituck firemen’s barbeque. The festival offers a delicious, healthy and wholesome way to experience the North Fork of Long Island and raise money for local non-profits. Join in the fun, June 13-16, 2013, also the weekend of Wilfred’s birthday.
Eat strawberry shortcake, nibble strawberries dipped in chocolate, try strawberries any way you like them! Enjoy live music and find out what over 100 arts and crafts vendors have in store for you.
Get in on the small-town fun as the new Strawberry Queen is crowned and take a ride on the Ferris wheel in the Midway. Taste foods from around the world, along with as-local-as-you-can-get strawberries. The fun keeps going after the sun sets, so bring lawn chairs and enjoy the fireworks display Friday evening.
Other fun activities include:
• Coloring Contest Display
• Local Business Vendors
• Games of Chance
• Tourist Information
• Strawberry Pie
• Used Eyeglass donation center
Here are some of the artists performing at the Festival. See the full lineup on the Strawberry Festival website.
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Just 20 minutes up the island from Mattituck is our bed and breakfast. Enjoy the stunning and scenic region around Greenport, where our B&B Inn is located. We are within walking distance from the ocean and at the heart of Long Island wine country. Come and stay with us, celebrate Wilfred’s birthday and enjoy unparalleled hospitality!
November 11th, 2012 by Katie Pate
As the weather gets colder, many of us are drawn to the movies. The theater provides a place to escape from the dark and murky atmosphere outside.
Along that same train of thought, a live stage play might be just the right activity for a chilly November night! There are two upcoming performances I want to share with you. One a comedy, the other a romantic tragedy. Make a night of theater a really romantic event with a stay at our Long Island bed and breakfast after the show.
Presented by the Guild Hall and The Naked Stage on November 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the John Drew Theater (158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY). FREE ADMISSION!
The Best Play Ever… Seriously! Is the story of Harris Fynneman, a neighborhood mailman and the “village idiot,” who awakens one morning after a drunken black out to discover he has written the best play ever… Seriously! Unfortunately, no one, including himself, believes this. With the help of his wife and a suspicious professor, Harris journeys to discover the terrifying truth behind his unintentional encounter with genius.
Presented by the Guild Hall and The Naked Stage on December 11 at 7:30 p.m.at the John Drew Theater (158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY). FREE ADMISSION!
Definitely one of my top three favorite Greek myths, the story of Eurydice and Orpheus is one of ego, all-engulfing love and the underworld. This performance is a re-telling of the ancient Orpheus myth from the female perspective of Eurydice.
The play follows Eurydice as travels into the Underworld, where she meets her father. In the Underworld, Eurydice re-learns language and memory until she has to make her ultimate decision – whether to follow Orpheus back to the land of the living.
This is going to be a very interesting bit of theater which I would love to see. On a side note, if you like the Orpheus story, there are two films I would also recommend: ‘Black Orpheus’ (or ‘Orfeu Negro,’ in Portuguese), a Brazilian film from 1959 and ‘Orfeu,’ a 1999 re-make of the 1959 film. The earlier film is highly acclaimed and the later very entertaining. Both are choked full of wonderful samba music and dance.
September 1st, 2012 by
Greenport has a long, proud maritime history. From the late 1700s to about 1859, the town was a major whaling port. During both World Wars, Greenport’s shipbuilders were busy supplying craft for the US Navy. And the town’s fishing industry has been going strong since the mid-1800s. Such a rich cultural heritage deserves a big celebration and Greenport does just that every year with its fall Maritime Festival.
Downtown Greenport comes alive with free, family-friendly events and activities. Enjoy the 23rd Annual Greenport Maritime Festival with fireworks, the delicious clam chowder contest, a show of beautifully crafted wooden boats, and whale boat and kayak races. There will also be a fun parade with everything from classic tractors to marching bands. At Greenport’s waterfront Mitchell Park, ride the antique carousel, listen to live music and peruse the tents with food, drink, crafts and more. Be on the lookout for roving pirates, too. (The Kings of the Coast Pirate Show will be at noon, Sunday.) Greenport’s shops will be open and the East End Seaport Museum will have special events and exhibits in honor of Greenport’s maritime history.
There will be even more wooden boats this year, all handcrafted beauties that are worth a long look. Scenic cruises on Saturday and Sunday will give visitors a chance to visit the Long Beach Bar “Bug” Lighthouse. (It’s called the “Bug” because of the original lighthouse’s long insect-like legs.)
Like last year, the Saturday evening cruise will stay out in time for the evening’s fireworks display. For more information and a detailed schedule of events.
Our North Fork Long Island B&B is only minutes from the Maritime Festival in Greenport, NY. Arbor View House will be just the right place to stay while you enjoy Greenport’s heritage fest, the wineries of the North Fork and the natural beauty of our area.
June 29th, 2012 by
During your stay at our Long Island Wine Country bed & breakfast, don’t miss out on the local Independence Day celebrations. Southold and Greenport will be hosting fun 4th of July events.
Southold, NY 4th of July Parade 2012
At noon on Wednesday, July 4th, the Southold Village Merchants will have their 15th Annual 4th of July Parade. Arrive before the festivities to get a good spot and enjoy a good old fashioned 4th of July parade. Wave a flag as the marching bands, classic cars, floats and red, white & blue riders on horseback pass by to cheers and applause. The route will start at Boisseau Avenue and continue to Tucker Lane Route 25. For more information, call (631) 765-4100.
2012 Greenport Carnival and Fireworks
Only five minutes from the inn, Greenport’s annual Carnival will offer a wide range of fun events, rides and games from July 3-7. The Greenport Carnical is open every evening from 6-11 p.m. at Moore’s Lane. Get on the carousel and have that once-a-year elephant ear or your favorite forbidden carnival treat! It’s a worthy cause too; the event raises funds for Greenport’s 7th Relief Hose Co. & Phenix Hook & Ladder Co #1.
There will be spectacular fireworks displays not only on the 4th of July, but also on Saturday, July 7th at 10 p.m. Arrive a bit earlier to the rear of the Green Port High School grounds at 720 Front Street if you want to watch the fireworks up close. Whatever spot you choose, bring your picnic blanket and goodies to enjoy with the show. If the merriment of a 4th of July crowd isn’t your style, you can always watch the fireworks as you stroll the nearby beaches.
Before the evening events, you can arrive during the day to experience downtown Greenport, NY. The fine seafood restaurants will be open and quaint stores beckon with antiques and unique arts and crafts.
After all the excitement of the North Fork 4th of July, you’ll love returning to your comfortable bed at our Long Island, NY accommodations.
April 5th, 2012 by
The Tall Ships 2012 are coming to Greenport on the North Fork of Long Island over Memorial Day Weekend.
This is an extraordinary occasion–a chance to see some of the most glorious ships in the world under sail. The ships will arrive on Friday, May 25th and depart on Tuesday, May 29. While they’re docked in the Village of Greenport, visitors are invited to step on board and speak with members of the crew.
It’s magnificent to simply see the ships. Being able to tour them is, as they say, icing on the cake.
We’re looking forward to Memorial Day Weekend at our North Fork Long Island Bed and Breakfast, which is about five minutes from the Village of Greenport. You can bike to Greenport from Arbor View House in about fifteen minutes; that’s a good option during busy times like Memorial Day Weekend with the Tall Ships in town.
There will be vendors in town and Front Street will be closed each day until 6 pm.
Come see the Pride of Baltimore II, a reproduction 1812-era topsail schooner and the Goodwill Ambassador of the State of Maryland.
Come see the Picton Castle, a three-masted, square rigger tall ship based in Nova Scotia.
Come see the H.M.S. Bounty, a movie-star of a ship and a relic of the famous ship that was mutinied off the coast of Tahiti in 1789.
Come to the North Fork of Long Island to see the Tall Ships over Memorial Day Weekend. Stay at our Bed and Breakfast near Greenport while you’re here. Guests will receive 4 tickets (per couple) to Tall Ship events.