02/08/17 4:11pm
Michael Heller

A scene from the 2013 HarborFrost. (Credit: Michael Heller, courtesy)

At first, several people thought it was a crazy idea.

After all, who in their right mind sponsors an outdoor winter festival, complete with fireworks, in a famous summertime resort?

Sag Harbor, that’s who — and ever since the first successful HarborFrost back in February 2011, this village by the bay has made it an annual tradition. (more…)

02/23/16 2:43pm
Grucci fireworks fired off from the end of Long Wharf ended the day with a bang as part of HarborFrost 2014. (Credit: Michael Heller/ Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce Courtesy)

Grucci fireworks fired off from the end of Long Wharf ended the day with a bang as part of HarborFrost 2014. (Credit: Michael Heller/ Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce Courtesy)

While most communities hunker down in the winter, the people of Sag Harbor are celebrating the season this weekend with the annual HarborFrost Festival.

The festival was created in 2011 to encourage local residents as well as visitors to come out and enjoy Sag Harbor when most people are thinking of hibernating.

“We say, ‘hey, it’s cold, but come to Main Street and support the local businesses, support the restaurants,'” said Lisa Field, president of Sag Harbor’s Chamber of Commerce.  “It’s been a real success!”

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02/17/16 6:01am
Kofi Baker (Credit: Bay Street Theater, Courtesy)

Kofi Baker, son of Cream drummer Ginger Baker, will perform with Corky Laing of “Mountain” at the Bay Street Theater on Feb. 26. (Credit: Bay Street Theater, Courtesy)

Although the latter half of this winter has blanketed the East End with snow and some nasty arctic temperatures, the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is turning up the heat with fantastic music offerings celebrating rock-a-billy, Latin Dance and tributes to some classic rock and roll icons. (more…)

01/21/16 6:05am
Winemaker Roman Roth and chef Brian Cheewing inside Wölffer Kitchen in Sag Harbor. (Credit: Randeed Daddona)

Winemaker Roman Roth and chef Brian Cheewing inside Wölffer Kitchen in Sag Harbor. (Credit: Randeed Daddona)

Painted the color of drawn butter, the textured ceiling at Wölffer Kitchen is evocative of the pleasing swirl chardonnay makes when poured into a glass.

This is no accident, said Roman Roth, who consults on the Sag Harbor restaurant’s wine list and is partner and winemaker at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in nearby Sagaponack. With the addition of its cork walls, this is an establishment where subtle intention reigns.

“All wine has texture and life,” Roth said. “It’s not cookie-cutter stuff.” (more…)

12/30/13 11:36am

nancy atlas

This winter, Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theatre will welcome one of the East End’s favorite rockers joined by some of the most influential artists with “Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas and special guest” every Friday in January and February. The sessions kick off this Friday, Jan. 3, with Atlas and special guest Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Dickey Betts’ sideman Andy Aledort (Jan. 10) and storied funk and R&B keyboardist Danny Keane (Jan. 17), are also slotted to join Atlas this month. (more…)