There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don’t know.-Bierce

July 6, 2009

nablo09.90x33It’s amazing to me how many things we pass by each day, while we remain completely oblivious to everything around us.  I wish I had more hours in every day…it’s not just about trying to get more things done (though that would be a perk), but I see so many places and things I’d like to check out just driving from one place to another.  Ice cream parlors, farmers’ markets, street fairs, the list goes on.  Hence, I live vicariously through you–my readers.  I love getting feedback when you check out something I’ve posted here!  Keep it coming!

For a good cause

The Cemetery Restoration Committee of Patchogue presents a “Chinese Auction in the Village” on Friday, July 10 at the Patchogue Fire Department. Doors open at 6:00PM. Entrance Fee–$5 per person and includes 25 tickets, coffee/tea and dessert. Extra sheets (25 tickets) are $3 each or 2 for $5. Food/refreshments will be available for purchase.  50/50 raffle–donate an old cell phone and receive 5 free 50/50 tickets. All proceeds to be used for the restoration and upkeep of the cemeteries located on the corner of West Main Street and Waverly Avenue in Patchogue Village. For advance tickets sales and information please call (631) 475-3478 or (631) 758-5669 or visit them at

Wine me…

Every Thursday this summer, Raphael Vineyard will remain open until 10PM and feature live music in the tasting room. Admission is FREE, pay for your wine.

On Friday,  join F and W Wines in Central Islip at 4PM for a FREE tasting of selected Spanish wines. Cheese and crackers will be served.

Pop’s Wine and Spirits in Island Park will be hosting a FREE wine tasting event on Saturday, July 11, from 11:30AM to 3PM featuring a Santa Florentina Torrontes produced by La Riojana, one of Argentina’s largest wineries located in the Famatina Valley.

Also this Saturday…make your reservations NOW to Party for the Animals at Martha Clara Vineyards!  Click here for more info!

Castello di Borghese Vineyards is hosting a North Fork Green Drinks networking event to showcase Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Viticulture Program–a grape research and education program which serves the growing LI wine industry on Thursday, July 16 from 6-9PM  at the Castello di Borghese Vineyards. The evening will provide networking opportunities, especially for those interested in sustainability and “green” businesses, organizations and activities, and will feature wines and local food. There will be a cash bar for wine, opportunities to win fun wine-related door prizes and a raffle to win an all expenses paid “Wine Camp” experience for two, a 4-day adventure in wine country on the beautiful North Fork of Long Island.

Eat your vegetables…

funny-pictures-rabbit-sticks-his-tongue-outAnyone who knows me is aware of my obsession with farm stands.  I love the taste of garden fresh veggies as compared to store bought, and really, isn’t it kind of a fun date to go picking out veggies with your honey, then going home and opening a bottle of wine and cooking dinner together?  Let’s not forget, many also carry home-baked items as well!  Click here to view the most current list from Cornell Cooperative Extension! And by patronizing these businesses, you’re helping support local agriculture!

Of course, if you’d rather pick your own, you can do that too! Here’s the 2009 list of pick-your-own farms!

Rock me gently

The Great South Bay Music Festival–it’s one great show not to be missed…lots of amazing live bands and local performers such as Miles to Dayton, Steve Adelson, Caroline Doctorow, and the ElectrixClick here to find out about discounted tickets when purchased online! Don’t miss the fireworks on Saturday night!

All for now you kooky cats…I’ll be back in just a few days with lots more to see and do on the cheap!  Have something that should be here?  Let me know at!


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