05/04/19 6:00am
Brahms and Schoenberg String Sextet performed at Castello di Borghese Vineyards on April 27 during the first of seven Rites of Spring concerts . (Credit: Rites of Spring)

The Rites of Spring Music Festival is back with a series of performances showcasing the beauty and history of the East End. 

Now in its fourth year, Italian-born pianist Paolo Bartolani founded the Rites of Spring music festival as a way for people of all ages to enjoy classical contemporary music through immersive concerts at non-traditional venues. 

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04/27/19 6:01am
Melissa Hyatt at her studio in Mattituck. (Credit: David Benthal)

Watercolorist Melissa Hyatt draws inspiration for her paintings and prints from the salty air and coastal charm of the North Fork. There is a softness to her calming seascapes that reflects both life on the water and the fluidity of the medium. Her Southold home and studio are close to the beach, where she often walks her golden retriever, April, collecting sea glass and other talismans of nature that inspire her pastel-colored artwork.

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04/24/19 11:30pm

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May is a mile marker on the North Fork. It is a distinct turning point when so much of what makes this area special returns to life. Farm stands are stocking a variety of fresh produce, flowers are blooming and the impending Memorial Day holiday heralds the excitement of summer. 

May begs for adventure and exploration — and there are plenty of ways to chart your course. 

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04/17/19 5:55am
Reclaimed barnwood counters finished with lavender colored paint are among the upgrades at the East Marion flower farm. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

We’re weeks off from blossoming fields of lavender, but you can get an early taste of the beauty to come at Lavender by the Bay’s newly redesigned farm stand.

The popular East Marion lavender farm enlisted White Flower Farmhouse owner and designer Lori Guyer to reimagine the existing 800-square-foot farm stand into a welcoming space representative of the North Fork. 

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