04/27/17 1:23pm
The dining room at Baron's Cove. (Credit: Annette Hinkle)

The dining room at Baron’s Cove. (Credit: Annette Hinkle)

Long Island Restaurant Week runs through April 30, and one of the few South Fork restaurants taking part is Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor. This is one of the village’s newest eateries and it offers fine water views as well as Chef Matty Boudreau’s creative Restaurant Week three-course prix fixe menu for $28.95.

Among the offerings are appetizers such as Buffalo shrimp or a butterhead salad with blue cheese crumbles and red onions, along with entrees such as rock shrimp torchio pasta dish or a grilled nine-ounce teres major steak (a tender shoulder cut of beef) served with a spicy horseradish sauce. For a dessert, choose from mango pudding or a brownie with ice cream … yum! (more…)

04/26/17 6:03am
Shelter Island was recently named one of the top 20 places to live by the coast by Coastal Living magazine. (Credit: Katelyn Knapp)

Shelter Island was recently named one of the top 20 places to live by the coast by Coastal Living magazine. (Credit: Katelyn Knapp)

Well, it’s official! Shelter Island has been named one of the top 20 places to live by the coast.

The title was bestowed upon our little corner of the universe by the esteemed editors at Coastal Living magazine, and Shelter Island shares the honor with 19 other enjoyable seaside destinations, both in the United States and abroad. (more…)

04/26/17 6:01am
The piece will be on display during 'John Graham: A Modern Maverick' at the Parrish Art Museum.

The piece will be on display during ‘John Graham: Maverick Modernist’ at the Parrish Art Museum.

An upcoming exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum — “John Graham: Maverick Modernist” — will be the first comprehensive retrospective in 30 years of the provocative artist’s work. The show will be on view from May 7 through July 30 and will feature 60 paintings as well as a selection of important works on paper from Graham’s influential four-decade career. (more…)

04/20/17 10:35am
Alastair Whitehead (bass), Darryl Poulsen (guitar), Frank Evans (banjo) and Adrian Gross (Mandolin) are the Slocan Ramblers. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Alastair Whitehead (bass), Darryl Poulsen (guitar), Frank Evans (banjo) and Adrian Gross (Mandolin) are the Slocan Ramblers. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Folk music, like home cooking and regional accents, is one of those cultural traditions that has a way of taking on the flavor of where its makers settled.

In North America, our traditional music is a derivative of the Scottish and Irish fiddle folk tunes that immigrants brought with them hundreds of years ago. But as these populations settled on this side of the Atlantic, how that music grew and morphed as songs were handed down to successive generations depended largely upon where the players settled. 

For that reason, though the language of North American traditional music shares the same cultural identity, what we hear as audience members depends on whether we’re listening to music from the Canadian maritime provinces or the hills of Tennessee. (more…)

03/17/17 6:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Celtic fiddler Katie McNally

COURTESY PHOTO | Pianist and mandolin player Neil Pearlman and Celtic fiddler Katie McNally.

Musically speaking, this will be an active weekend on Shelter Island with the Presbyterian Church slated to host not one, not two, but three very different concerts in the days ahead.

First up on Friday, March 17 is a good dose of folk music with fiddler Katie McNally and pianist Neil Pearlman who play traditional tunes from Scotland and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church and is presented by Sylvester Manor Educational Farm. (more…)