Almost 2,500 oysters were consumed this past weekend at the Shelter Island Historical Society’s third annual Oyster Festival. About 250 guests filled up Haven’s Barn on Saturday night to enjoy live music, a raffle, wine and food.
“It’s just a lot of fun,” Nanette Lawrenson, the executive director of the historical society said. (more…)
Walking through Greenport Village, several bars and restaurants might catch your eye before you notice Brix & Rye. Located on the basement level of Stirling Square, the establishment is practically hidden from the village that surrounds it.
Anyone who has made the trip down the staircase into the bar, however, has surely taken notice of the exposed brick and dim lighting that combine with classic cocktails and live music to create a unique atmosphere.
They’re also sure to remember the man fixing their drink. (more…)
Last year’s fireworks show over the Peconic Bay, where it can be seen by spectators on Shelter Island and the North Fork. (credit: Beverlea Walz)
In 2015, Shelter Island residents nearly went without a tradition of more than 50 years: the Shelter Island fireworks display.
The event, which typically takes place the weekend after July 4, was canceled last March by the Chamber of Commerce, which said the show had become too costly to continue.
A small group led by Brett Surerus and other Shelter Island residents then banded together to raise the funds necessary to put on the show. By doing this, they officially took over as the event’s organizers.
They call themselves Shelter Island Fireworks Inc., and they want everyone to know that fundraising will allow the show to go on once again, in its 59th year, on Saturday, July 9. (more…)