August 4, 2022 Wilfred Joseph

The Oysterponds Historical Society Summer Benefit

Oysterpond Summer Benefit
People in and out of large tents enjoying the Festivities at the Oysterponds Summer Benefit

Orient is one of North Fork’s most exclusive and historical places. Settlers have been there since the 1640s.  The Oysterpond Historical Society (of which I am a Board member) holds this annual event.

From OHS’s website: “The Oysterponds Historical Society (OHS) was founded in 1944 to preserve the historical significance of Orient and East Marion communities that were still largely populated by direct descendants of the European settlers three centuries before. OHS founding members Mrs. Henry F.J. Knobloch, Mrs. Alma Knox, and Mr. George R. Latham were concerned about the gradual disappearance of Native American artifacts, documents, family records, tools, art, and other surviving evidence of the maritime, agricultural, cultural, and religious life of the early residents of this area.

Today, OHS maintains seven historically-significant buildings located in the heart of Orient, New York’s landmark historic district; cares for 8½ acres of grounds, including Poquatuck Park, a cherished community gathering spot; and actively manages a collection of over 60,000 items, including historical artifacts, documents, diaries, works of art, and archival objects dating from early Native American times all the way through the 20th century. Our archive, which is particularly strong in correspondence and diaries, is a rich and valuable resource regularly used by scholars, writers, genealogists, and students.”

Oysterpond Summer Event

Square Dancing under the tent featuring legendary caller Chart Guthrie and the Dance All Night Band.  Now, even if you’re not inclined to dance, the feel-good, toe-tapping music is a perfect backdrop for a festive celebration of summer!  There’ll be an exciting live auction of a handful of exceptional art pieces, but note that you must purchase a ticket and attend the event to participate.

Wine, beer, specialty cocktails; delicious food from Maple Tree Smokehouse BBQ; homemade sweet tea & lemonade; and bottled water.

Purchase your tickets NOW so that you don’t miss out.

Purchasing a non-member Summer Benefit ticket will automatically enroll you in a 1-year OHS membership!

  • Duration: Approximately 3 hours
  • When: Saturday, August 6, 2022; 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Poquatuck Park, Orient, NY (Map)
  • Tickets: $150 per person (members); $175 per person (non-members)
“Wilfred and Veda were just so accommodating and friendly.  Veda’s breakfast was delish every morning”.

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July 22, 2022 Wilfred Joseph
The Long Beach Bar (Bug Light) Lighthouse
Bug Light – This Lighthouse is one of the 8 Lighthouses here on the North Fork of Long Island
New York's Long Island is home to almost 20 lighthouses, most spread along the northern shore or up at the east end on the North Fork, also known as wine country! Touring the Lighthouses of Long Island is an excellent and romantic getaway.
No Long Island vacation would be complete without at least some time spent investigating the wineries of the North Fork. Long Island’s North Fork is home to nearly 40 wineries and has long been considered one of the best viticultural areas in the country.
Wineries, while one of the biggest draws to the area, are hardly the only North Fork attraction. Long before there were vineyards or a wine country to be enamored of, Long Island was primarily known as a port for its abundant fishing. Consequently, the Long Island Sound shoreline is dotted with lighthouses. 

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May 8, 2022 Wilfred Joseph

 

Romantic Getaways on Long Island North Fork

It's easy to understand why many people plan romantic Getaways on Long Island North Fork. The place is inherently romantic, especially the North Fork of Long Island in Wine Country. When was the last time you devoted a weekend to romance? When was the last time you went away with your one and only? Was it before Covid-19? Two summers ago? Isn't it time you had a romantic getaway to relax, rejuvenate, and revive your spirit at our Long Island NY Bed and Breakfast? Linger over a late dinner in nearby Greenport, and sleep the following morning. Wake up to the smell of brewing coffee and get yours outside your door.  Leisurely make your way downstairs to a romantic, three-course breakfast when you awake. Pamper yourself with spa services. Please arrange for a couple's massage at our unique partner spa. Hire a car to transport you to several award-winning wineries like Sparkling Pointe, close to our inn. You can do so much to reignite the flame and recreate the intimacy.  You could walk hand in hand along Rocky Point beach just down the road, go for a nice long bike ride to Orient State Park or sip champagne on the deck or garden. East Marion is just two miles east of Greenport and past the Lavender Farm. At this end of the Island, water embraces us on three sides, filling the air with that distinctive, salty fragrance. The rhythmic sound of lapping waves is never far from your ears. The area is not well populated. There are few people here--enough to justify excellent restaurants and wineries, but not so many to make it feel crowded. There are miles of sandy beaches to walk to and you can see the stars at night. Romantic Getaways on Long Island Celebrate a holiday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, or any holiday or long weekend is a  good time for a romantic getaway on Long Island. Make an excuse to be romantic and come out to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, babymoon or elopement. Take advantage of our Romantic Getaway, and treat your sweetie right. We'll also provide a coupon for dinner at either The Frisky Oyster or Noah's. Bring your sweetie here to pop the question. Come here to celebrate an anniversary. Plan a few days at our Long Island Bed and Breakfast to visit as many North Fork Wineries as possible. Or come to explore the North Fork of Long Island together, two people in love. Here's what you get when you choose Arbor View House for your Romantic Getaway.

• Champagne-Award-Winning North Fork and chocolate truffles! valued at $150
• Breakfast-Scrumptious three-course each day!
• Fresh Flowers-Specially arranged in your room!
• Dinner Coupon-for the Frisky Oyster or Noah’s in Greenport valued at $150
• Empress aromatherapy bath-our six senses-aromatherapy bath, with rose petals, special essential bath oils, bath salts, bath soap, candlelight, and music, valued at $165

Only $549

BOOK YOUR STAY HERE

• You may add- Couple’s Massage or other Spa Services at a local spa; a VIP wine tour; or a Self-guided wine tour Call for Pricing

Plus, all the amenities that come with a typical stay- great concierge service, Living and Room Fireplaces; Private Jacuzzi tubs; Private Deck, High-Speed Wireless Internet, HDTV, and Streaming Movies

Requirements
  • Available Year-Round
  • Must Stay for at least three consecutive nights
Couple enjoying a Romantic Long Island North Fork Getaway
Loving Young Couple in an Embrace with Eyes Closed


October 6, 2017 Wilfred Joseph

Long Island Wine Country VacationThere’s never a bad time to enjoy a Long Island Wine Country vacation and historic Greenport Village makes for the perfect North Fork home base.
Long Island’s North Fork is wine country, with some 3,000 acres of vines, vineyards, and tasting rooms. This happy fact alone makes Long Island’s North Fork the perfect place to get away from it all. Greenport is located in the heart of Long Island’s wine country. This makes the historic, Long Island village a naturally convenient home base for visiting our many wineries.



September 25, 2017 Wilfred Joseph

Long Island Spirits craft distillery on Long Island's North ForkLong Island Spirits is Long Island’s pioneering craft distillery. The proud makers of LiV Vodka, Long Island Spirits is a farm-to-bottle, hand craft distillery located on the North Fork, in the heart of Long Island’s acclaimed wine region.
Long Island is known for its wines and having some of the best viticultural areas in the country. We’re also making a name for ourselves in the craft beer scene with excellent breweries like Greenport Harbor Brewing. Did you know Long Island is also home to a distillery?
Long Island Spirits, located in Baiting Hollow, NY, is Long Island’s first craft distillery since the 1800’s. The company was founded in 2007, here on Long Island’s North Fork, right in the heart of the wine region. Long Island Spirits was 100th distiller in the U.S. to receive a distilled spirits plant license. Now, only ten years later, there are more than 1,250 in the country.



July 25, 2016 Wilfred Joseph

Splish Splash Waterpark in Long IslandLong Island’s Splish Splash Waterpark, located in Calverton, NY is a fun and affordable way to beat that summer heat! Open May through September every year.
With more than 96 acres of attractions, Splish Splash Waterpark is a no-brainer for those craving some refreshing fun in the sun.
Splish Splash has been rated the third best park of its kind in the U.S. by The Travel Channel. One look at what they have to offer will tell you why (even though it’s #1 in our book).



June 27, 2016 Wilfred Joseph

The Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center LogoYou’ll feel like you’re walking on the bottom of the ocean when you visit the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center in Riverhead, NY!
The Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center is a unique and expansive aquarium unlike any other you will ever visit. Amazing, interactive experiences found nowhere else are offered on a daily basis. These include such opportunities as a Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Interactive Salt Marsh, a Submarine Simulator, and hundreds of exhibits.



May 27, 2016 Wilfred Joseph

North Fork Long Island Golf CoursesNorth Fork Long Island golf courses run the gamut from 9-hole to 18-hole, par 3 to par 73. One thing is for sure – if you’ve come to the North Fork to golf, you’ll have a wide variety of courses to choose from!
Here on Long Island’s North Fork, golf is a year-round sport, provided there’s no snow on the ground and the weather is cooperating. Most visitors to our shores wait for mid-April, however, after all the seasonal courses reopen, and keep at it through September.



July 17, 2015 Wilfred Joseph

Enjoy A Long Island Lighthouse Cruise!
See historical lighthouses like the Long Beach Bar (Bug) Light on a Long Island lighthouse cruise!
What better way to explore the historic lighthouses of Long Island’s East End than with a Long Island lighthouse cruise with the East End Seaport Museum?
Many people don’t realize it but Southold, New York, located on the North Fork of Long Island, has more lighthouses than any other town in the United States: eight, with seven offshore, including the Plum Island light, Orient Point, Latimer Reef, Little Gull, Race Rock, Horton Point, North Dumpling, and the iconic and oft-photographed Long Beach Bar Light – more commonly referred to as the Bug Light.