12/09/18 9:03am

Seiskaya Ballet’s Nutcracker. (Credit: Seiskaya Ballet)

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Sure watching holiday classics on TV is a fun way to celebrate the season, but it is nothing compared to the wonder of seeing it come to life on stage. Here are five memorable performances to catch on Long Island before the season ends. We also included a bonus show on the North Fork to check out, too.  (more…)

12/24/14 7:00am
A life-sized sculpture of Santa Claus climbing a ladder takes center stage in the winter wonderland that Kevin and Tammy Kruger start working on each November on Mechanic Street in Southold. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

A life-sized sculpture of Santa Claus climbing a ladder takes center stage in the winter wonderland that Kevin and Tammy Kruger start working on each November on Mechanic Street in Southold. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

There are people who love Christmas and then there’s Kevin and Tammy Kruger.

The Krugers, who have been decorating each holiday season for two decades, created a unique setting, using practically every inch of their property at 640 Mechanic St. in Southold. For that, they’ve earned the grand prize in our first Deck the Halls holiday decorating contest, which includes a $1,000 gift certificate courtesy of Riverhead Building Supply.

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12/22/14 1:00pm
Mulled wine is now available at Castello di Borghese. Or you can make your own with this recipe. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Mulled wine is now available at Castello di Borghese. Or you can make your own with this recipe. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Picture that it’s Christmas Eve and you’re sitting by the fireplace near a lit tree, feet up and cozy socks on.

Now complete that scene with a glass of mulled Long Island wine, a mixture of spices and red wine served warm or hot. (more…)

12/21/14 11:02am
Kalea Tepedino, 6, of East Moriches snaps of photo of Rich Daly.

Kalea Tepedino, 6, of East Moriches snaps of photo of Rich Daly. (Credit: Vera Chinese Photos)

Along with cutting down your own Christmas tree and choosing a festive wreath at a local farm stand, Sherwood House Vineyards in Jamesport might have created a new North Fork Christmas ritual. (more…)

12/15/14 11:00am

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It might not be Christmas just yet, but it’s already time to plan your New Year’s Eve. There are plenty of North Fork venues hosting bashes and offering specials.

Here is a list of some of the best ways to ring in 2015.

Check back as the big day approaches and we’ll add more events as they are announced. (Venues, email your event info to events@northforker.com.)

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