Russell McAleavey and Sommer Constabile of Astoria at Chowderfest. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
The annual New Suffolk Chowderfest is returning to the waterfront Memorial Day weekend. Now in its 11th year, the family-friendly event hosted by the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund draws hundreds to the small hamlet to kick off the summer season.
“We’ll have 35 gallons of chowder this year,” said New Suffolk Waterfront Fund chair Patty Lowry. “Everyone can enjoy it while taking in the most beautiful water views on the North Fork.” (more…)
Champagne on the waterfront. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)
The New Suffolk Waterfront Fund is bringing back its biggest fundraiser of the year after a one-year hiatus.
Moonlight and Country returns to the New Suffolk waterfront on Saturday, July 28. The evening features music, a special live auction and a country-themed dinner prepared by Southold catering company Grace & Grit. Expect a comfort food menu of Southern barbecue, corn bread, slaw and pie.
“It always ends up being a very homey type of event,” said NSWF board member Linda Auriemma. “It is a lot of friends from New Suffolk, and of course new people, which we’re always happy to have.” (more…)
Artist Garance in her New Suffolk studio. (Credit: David Benthal)
Beauty and humor are at the heart of Swiss-born artist Garance’s work.
Her vivid canvases tell stories of her experiences and mood. The same can be said for her studio — a 6,000-square-foot former supermarket in New Suffolk.
An eclectic menagerie of lighthearted ornamental trinkets is visible from every vantage point in the space. Each piece represents a life well lived. Reclaimed finds from the local recycling center and yard sales are painted with imaginative patterns and multi-color plastic ribbons replace doors, lightly brushing against your shoulders as you walk from room to room.
“Like they have in Italy,” Garance explained. “Color is the most important thing in life.”(more…)