While the beaches of Long Island are certainly busier during the summer months, much activity still takes place along our coastline during the winter. Here are some fascinating activities taking place along the water’s edge this January:
The Storm Beach on Fire Island
On Saturday January 12th, at 1 p.m. learn about how recent Hurricane Sandy affected Fire Island. Sandy significantly transformed the landscape of Fire Island. Join this short outdoor program to compare the new landscape to what you may remember. Learn how the island has changed & how the park is responding to the challenges of a dynamic landscape. Dress for the weather & walking on sand. Rain/Snow Date: Sunday, January 13th.
We have scoured the web for all the fun New Year’s Eve events on our end of Long Island – so you don’t have to! The events we’ve found are unique – some are family friendly, some are cuisine-oriented. But all of them offer something more subdued and quiet than what you will find in the city! Check out these North Fork New Year’s Eve events:
New Year’s Eve Under the Stars at Custer Observatory
Join in the celebration at the Custer Institute and Observatory in Southold. Enjoy music by Ahmad Ali & Friends and dance under the stars. Buffet-style food and beverages will be available as well as a champagne toast at midnight. December 31, 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. The cost is $30 for adults ($25 for members and guests), $15 for students, and $5 for children.
Long Island Aquarium Fishes and Wishes New Years Event
December 31, 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Bring the kids for the annual Fishes & Wishes Celebration! There will be plenty of food and great fun plus entertainment. Kids are invited to their very own Winter Wonderland, which includes unlimited Submarine Simulator rides, animal encounters, Ray Bay feeding, face painting, crafts, and more.
Ring in the New Year with an evening that includes:
Champagne & Sparkling Cider Greeting
Live DJ & Entertainment
Mock-Midnight Champagne & Cider Toast (10:30pm)
Dinner Buffet (Beer & Wine Included)
Dessert & Ice Cream Bar
Children 3-12 & Seniors 62+: $49.00 (Members: $39.00)
Adults: $85.00 (Members: $75.00)
Children 2 & Under: FREE
10% fff groups of 10 or more
Reservations required – call 631.208.9200, ext. H2O (426). Restrictions may apply.
New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Dinner at Jamesport Manor Inn
If you’re looking for a quieter evening consider an elegant dinner in the historic Jamesport Manor Inn. An American-Mediterranean fushion eatery, the Jamesport Manor Inn will serve a three-course dinner for $60 per person. One appetizer option is pickled Peconic Bay oysters with English cucumber, dill and caviar. Dinner choices include goat cheese pan-roasted organic chicken with maple acorn squash puree, and peppermint creme brulee is one offering for dessert. Find the chef’s full prix fixe menu here, and call 722-0500 to make reservations.
New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Dining at Comtesse Therese Bistro
Comtesse Therese Bistro, which doubles as a French bistro and winery, is serving a prix fixe dinner on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31. Executive chef Arie Pavlou will serve dishes including wild mushroom Brie en Croute, smoked duck, and chocolate truffles. The $65 dinner includes a Champagne toast. Call 779-2800 for more information.