08/02/19 5:55am

An audience member applauds a performer at the first poetry jam event at Kate’s Cheese Co. (Credit: Mahreen Khan)

Greenport’s artistic community has a new outlet with a poetry series that kicked off late last month at Kate’s Cheese Co. The emphasis is on building that community. (more…)

07/29/19 6:00am

Marisa Striano of Spirit’s Promise is helping to heal people through her equine programs. (Credit: David Benthal)

When Marisa Striano purchased a rundown horse farm and former bed-and-breakfast on Sound Avenue in Riverhead nearly a decade ago, her intent was to make a positive difference in the world.

Unnerved by the stresses and pain consistently splashed across the news, the Long Island native, who holds a degree in psychology from Massachusetts’ Stonehill College, sought to combine her clinical and equestrian background to foster hope and healing. (more…)

07/24/19 5:55am

Palmer Vineyards will be the setting for a No Faux Mindful Beauty & Wellness workshop this weekend.

Health and beauty from the inside out is the mission of holistic wellness company No Faux Mindful Beauty & Wellness. Owner and Wading River resident Mariela Amato is a certified yoga instructor, meditator and makeup artist advocating wellness through mindfulness, movement and toxin-free beauty and skincare treatments. (more…)

07/18/19 2:00pm

Julia King performs at Porto Bello in Greenport. (Credit: Madison Fender)

Music may set the mood, but the venue sets the stage.

Whether you’re looking to enjoy live music with a glass of local wine at the vineyards, over a meal at a top-notch restaurant, or are in search of a real-deal concert experience, these five North Fork venues will suit any vibe. (more…)

07/15/19 6:00am

Points East at their Northforker July photo shoot at Treiber Farms in Peconic. (Credit: David Benthal)

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Family band Points East — which is made up of brother/sister duo Brian and Heather Cummings and their dad Keith — developed its own brand of Americana meets Indie folk sound organically over the years. From casual jam sessions at family gatherings to widely seen performances at local vineyards, restaurants and festivals, the trio continues to gain recognition.   (more…)