Friday Happy Hour
Running a little short on cash this week? Why not check out one of the many FREE Summer Concert Events available all over Long Island (like this one:)
Yet another weekend comes to Long Island hand-in-hand with a heat advisory. There’s a high of 93 degrees expected tomorrow with super-mega humidity to boot, leaving us in that 100-104 degree “real feel” zone. If heading to the beach or lounging on a pool raft is what you’re planning for the heat of the day, enjoy! After you’ve had enough, come to Tasting Under the Stars from 6-10pm at One Woman Wines in Southold. Are you a white wine fan? I hear the Grüner is awesome.
There might be some isolated thunderstorms on Sunday, but the weather IS supposed to be a little cooler. Instead of braving the bay to head to Fire Island, consider checking out one of my favorite events on the North Fork: The Wine, Beer, and Oyster Festival with Blue Point Brewery at Jamesport Vineyards. 11am Saturday begins the second of three such events this summer. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, and there is plenty of room on the sprawling vineyard to catch some vitamin D and listen to the band play.
Admission is free (EDIT: I’m actually not so sure about this because of what I’m seeing here), but keep in mind that no outside food or drink is permitted, so bring plenty of cash for lunch and beverages. I attended with my boyfriend last year; he’s not much of a wine drinker, so he enjoyed the Blue Point tent (as did I – Blue Point Toasted Lager is one of my favorite draft beers). After we had our fill of the festival, we stopped at the Lobster Roll Northside on the way home and shared one of the biggest lobsters I have ever seen. That’s what I call a Sunday Funday!
If you like the Jamesport East End Series of wines (the ones with the shellfish on the labels), you should know that 10% of sales are donated to S.P.A.T., the Southold Project for Aquaculture Research to promote local shellfish restoration.