October 16, 2012 admin

While the summer has come to a close on the island, the cool weather and colorful foliage associated with harvest season makes this a great time to take a trip to Long Island wine country!
One winery in particular has several great events and tours coming up at the end of this month and in the beginning of November. Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, located at 1375 Peconic Ln. in Peconic, NY, about a 10 minute drive from our Long Island Inn, has both entertaining and educational opportunities for you to learn and experience Long Island wine.
VIP Vine to Wine Tours. Saturday & Sunday at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Be a part of the most comprehensive wine tour in the region, at the first custom winemaking center on the North Fork. Mini viticulture and winemaking lesson also includes wine tasting, cheese plate and special discounts. $20 per person, Reservations Required- Call to reserve: 631-734-8282.
Psychic Event at the Jamesport Manor Inn. November 3, 12 p.m.

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The Sannino Vineyard

Join the North Fork Bed & Breakfast Association as they host a Psychic Event at Jamesport Manor Inn. The event includes:

  • a three hour group psychic reading by TV personality Jim Fargiano
  • an introduction by Kerriann Flanagan Brosky, author of Ghosts of Long Island, photographer and patch blogger
  •  three – course lunch
  • a raffle with the following prizes: a private reading by Jim, his cd and signed book and a weekend stay at the NFBBA member BnB of your choice.

Tickets are $125 and can be purchased directly from the Sannino Bella Vita winery. Call (631) 734-8282
Winemaker for a Day: VIP Blending Session. November 18th, December 16th, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
With this exclusive session for two, you and your guest will create a custom bottle of wine as you learn about life as a vintner.
Owner and winemaker, Anthony Sannino, will lead you on a tour of the winery and provide you with an overview of the winemaking process. Throughout the experience you will enjoy Long Island varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and more.
To create a lasting memory of the day, you will make your very own custom blend while enjoying lunch. All is included for $150 per couple. Reservations Required- Call to reserve: 631-734-8282
 
 



October 4, 2012 admin

Long Island’s oldest astronomical observatory is open every Saturday from dusk until midnight. Free and open to the public, enjoy a guided tour of the sky offered by observatory staff. The powerful telescopes will give you a view of the sky you rarely get to see and it’s wonderful to have an informed guide to answer your questions.
Instead of looking up at the sky and wondering, “Which star is that?”…now you’ll know!
The Customer Observatory also has a museum and library with informative exhibits and reference materials for the avid stargazer.

Stargazing Programs at the Custer Institute and Observatory

Custer Observatory hosts a variety of fun and educational events. The next one at the observatory is the weekend of October 19-21. The observatory will have it’s 34th Annual Astronomy Jamoree which coincides very nicely with the upcoming Orionid Meteor Shower. The download a PDF for the full event program and registration details.
Located at 1115 Main Bayview Road, there is bound to be a gathering of cosmophiles there for almost any celestial event. Visit the website, www.custerobservatory.org, for celestial events dates and a daily a clear sky forecast so you can look ahead to your Long Island vacation and know which nights will be your best bet for a clear view of the stars.

Planning a Long Island Romantic Getaway?

Try something a little different from the usual dinner and a movie. The Custer Institute and Observatory is a place to put a sense of wonder into your hearts as you look up at the big sky and it’s uncountable stars…
The Custer Institute is a 12 minute drive from the Arbor View House, a premier Long Island bed and breakfast and spa. We have 13 years of experience as one of the best bed and breakfasts in Long Island. Along with a stunning location, we offer three course gourmet breakfasts and great concierge services, all included with the cost of your stay.


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