10/07/16 6:01am
The Pridwin will host a scallop dinner to benefit the Shelter Island Lions Club. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The Pridwin will host a scallop dinner to benefit the Shelter Island Lions Club. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Looking for something to do on Shelter Island this weekend? We’ve got you covered.

Here are three events worth checking out. Or as always, you can visit our events page.

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06/10/16 6:20am
sylvester manor farmstand shelter island

The Sylvester Manor Farm stand (Credit: Charity Robey)

Looking for something to do on Shelter Island this weekend?  Shelter Island by northforker has got you covered.

Here are five events worth checking out. Or as always, you can check out our events page by clicking here.

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10/07/15 2:50pm
Plant and Sing will return to Shelter Island this weekend. (Credit: Beverlea Waltz)

Plant and Sing will return to Shelter Island this weekend. (Credit: Beverlea Waltz)

The crowds are gone, the weather is comfortable and Shelter Island is still hopping with activity. This weekend is a great time to sample the Island’s seafood, community activities and local traditions.

Here are five activities to check out.

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08/25/15 2:36pm
Many parts of Shelter Island are easily accessible to pedestrians (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Many parts of Shelter Island are easily accessible to pedestrians
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Most people who have never visited Shelter Island assume they need a car to traverse the island. But that is not entirely true. (more…)

07/23/15 6:31am
Sunset at Crescent Beach on Shelter Island (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Sunset at Crescent Beach on Shelter Island
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

If you’re lucky enough to be on Shelter Island during sunset, do yourself a favor and head to Crescent Beach. Located on the northern side of the island off Shore Road the beach faces northwest towards Southold and Greenport.

The long strip of sand is the perfect place to sit or stroll while watching Mother Nature’s nightly show as the sun turns a deep red before it dips below the horizon.

There are two establishments on the beach where you can watch the sunset while enjoying drinks or a meal.

The Pridwin Beach Hotel and Cottages offers fine dining and a great view of the sunset on their large balcony every evening. You can also catch the show sitting at their bar or during their popular Wednesday night cookouts.

The Pridwin Hotel balcony is a great place to watch the sunset (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

The Pridwin Hotel balcony is a great place to watch the sunset
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Further down the beach is Sunset Beach, a chic boutique hotel, with a restaurant and bar that both face the beach.

If you’re hitting the beach on your own, permit stickers on vehicles are required. While free to residents upon proof of residency, visitors can purchase permits for $35 per week, $75 per month or $200 for the season. No day permits are sold for Crescent Beach. (Visit the Town Clerk’s office in Town Hall, 38 North Ferry Road, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Saturdays during summer between 9 a.m. and noon).

Walking or riding a bicycle to the beach is free and bikes can be rented at Piccozzi’s Bike Shop in Shelter Island Heights (631-749-0045). If you’re dining or staying at the Pridwin or Sunset Beach, don’t worry about a permit, because you’re golden.

07/22/15 10:15am
Enjoy a glass of the Pridwin's housemade sangria

Enjoy a glass of the Pridwin’s housemade sangria

If you’re looking for a little evening activity on Shelter Island, head over to the Pridwin Hotel on Thursdays for Salsa and Sangria Night.

Each week, the hotel hosts a free night of salsa dancing with a dance instructor. At the same time, the Pridwin bar serves up its own housemade sangria. What began last year as a test run is now firmly entrenched at the site.

“The Pridwin is famous for its Wednesday barbeque, so Thursday was always a day that people wanted to relax, including the staff and our guests,” said James Gibson, guest experience manager at the hotel. “But we wanted to do something that was relaxed and fun, without the high pressure of the barbeque.” (more…)