Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sag Harbor American Music Festival

Sag Harbor American Music Festival

September 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Sag Harbor amps up its groove as the musical sounds of roots, rock, blues, Americana, pop, and more fill the village during the seventh annual Sag Harbor American Music Festival. Beginning with a showing of the concert film Legends of American Music on Thursday, September 21 and a performance by Jon Cleary on Friday, September […]

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

September 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

When you only have time for a short boat outing and a craving for fresh produce, honey, crafts, and baked goods, visit a farmers market within walking distance of the water. Some are open throughout the fall and some close earlier, so plan accordingly — you don’t want to miss Long Island’s bounty!   Thursdays […]

Circle Long Island by Boat: A Different Adventure Every Day

Circle Long Island by Boat: A Different Adventure Every Day

April 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Did you know a boat trip around Long Island is about 250 nautical miles and can be completed in less than two weeks? If you’re a local boater who plans a big adventure to Block Island each summer, change things up and take an engaging and entertaining backyard boat vacation with the fun itinerary of […]

Page Restaurant

Page Restaurant

March 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  No matter what your day is like before you turn into Page, it’s going to get better. Located a short walk from nearby marinas in one of Long Island’s most charming harbor villages, Page is writing the book on what I seek while dining out. I enjoy restaurants with interesting features, and Page has […]

HarborFrost in Sag Harbor

HarborFrost in Sag Harbor

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Why escape the cold when you can celebrate it in scenic Sag Harbor? On Saturday, February 25, fire and ice combine at HarborFrost. There’ll be musical cool licks and hot jams performed at different venues in the village, shops and restaurants will be offering sizzling promotions, and sculptures of ice will arise throughout the Main […]

Don’t Do What I Did!

Don’t Do What I Did!

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

My wife Ronni and I started boating later than many, as I was 50 when I purchased a used 21′ Cuddy from a fellow teacher. With age comes wisdom, and it did not take us long to realize we needed a safe boating class. Luckily, the United States Power Squadrons® had a 10-week class (within […]

Sag Harbor American Music Festival

Sag Harbor American Music Festival

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Sag Harbor emits vitality all summer, and that intensifies as the sounds of jazz, folk, pop, rock, Americana, and global music fill the village during the annual Sag Harbor American Music Festival. The festival runs from Thursday, September 29 through Sunday, October 2. Local and national performers appear outdoors and at Old Whalers Church, […]

Delicious Docking and Dining

Delicious Docking and Dining

January 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Being out on the water sure works up an appetite. But there’s no need to cut a great day on the water short when it’s time for a meal — we’ve shared many delightful places to dock and dine that are nearby favorite boating locations. In 2015, our reviewers visited these restaurants: ALure Chowder House […]

A Day at the Museum

A Day at the Museum

November 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When you live a boating lifestyle, you welcome every opportunity to be on the water. But when the weather’s too brisk, browsing through a maritime museum will do the trick! Long Island has many seafaring and nautical-leaning museums, and all of them are worth a visit. Check out our list: American Merchant Marine Museum   […]

Il Capuccino Restaurant

Il Capuccino Restaurant

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

You just know when you enter that this place serves good, old-fashioned Italian food. It has the traditional look of raffia-covered Chianti bottles hanging from the ceiling and checkered tablecloths brightening up every table. The owner, Jack Achille Tagliasacchi, comes from northern Italy. He brought his recipes with him and has been serving them here […]

Who’s Going Where This Summer?

Who’s Going Where This Summer?

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

We’ve all heard (and maybe used) the word “dreamboat.” Then there’s “dream destination,” the phrase on the lips of many boaters we encountered during the winter. They were happy to share the places they long to visit by boat once the weather warms. Will you nod your head in agreement with one or more of […]

Canine Mates Come Aboard

Canine Mates Come Aboard

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When the whole family is ready to go out on the water for a fun-filled day, are the furry members also in tow? They certainly can be, as long as you take simple precautions to keep them safe. Starting cruising companions out early is helpful. Gabrielle Stroup, a photographer and office manager at the North […]

Hungry Boaters? Not on our Watch!

Hungry Boaters? Not on our Watch!

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Billys by the Bay 2530 Manhasset Avenue Greenport 631-477-8300 www.billysbythebayrestaurant.com   Captree Cove Restaurant 3500 East Ocean Parkway Bay Shore 631-587-3447 www.captreecoverestaurant.com/   Dynasty of Port Washington 405 Main Street #3 Port Washington 516-883-4100   The Fifth Season 34 East Broadway Port Jefferson 631-477-8500 http://thefifth-season.com/   Flynn’s 1 Cayuga Street Ocean Beach Park Fire Island […]

3 Coves for Autumn

3 Coves for Autumn

November 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

      Fall days may be shorter, but that’s no reason to stop boating. Take advantage of a sun-drenched day by taking a short-ish trip to a welcoming cove. The southeast part of Coecles Harbor is a wonderful place to drop anchor. Known as Cedar Island Cove, this is one of the protected areas […]

Sag Harbor American Music Festival

Sag Harbor American Music Festival

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

      Sag Harbor transforms into the music capital of Long Island when the Sag Harbor American Music Festival takes place on Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27.  Whether you are a music aficionado or simply enjoy tapping your toes and swaying your hips while being out and about in a beautiful village, […]

Circling Long Island

Circling Long Island

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

An engaging and entertaining summer boat vacation is practically at your doorstep. A trip around Long Island is 250 nautical miles (which is not much more than visiting Block Island), and it can be completed in less than two weeks. While your pauses may vary, we’ve put together a fun itinerary of harbor-side stopovers. You can start this trip from any harbor and reverse our directions, depending on your starting point.

Favorite Escapes

Favorite Escapes

April 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Most of us have a pair of comfortable jeans we love to wear, a favorite restaurant that feels welcoming and relaxing, and a movie we’d gladly watch over and over. Most boaters also have a favorite spot to visit, so we asked readers to share the spot they’d choose over all others. If it’s a […]

Sag Harbor: A Day of Arts and Culture

Sag Harbor: A Day of Arts and Culture

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The 300-year-old village of Sag Harbor has become a sanctuary for culture and the arts. This charming town lures visitors with its quaint shops, dozens of eateries, and lackadaisical ambience. Sag Harbor is alsoa great destination for a breezy, artsy afternoon.

Theater

Theater

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

If you enjoy live theater and are always looking for new places to visit by boat, why not combine the two activities? We’ve compiled a list of theaters that are accessible by boat and nearby vessel lodging. All that you need to do is check the schedule of plays and musicals, buy tickets, and reserve […]

Walking Towards the Light

Walking Towards the Light

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Though Bob Allen doesn’t live in the past, he frequently experiences what it was like living in an early-20th-century lighthouse. Allen is a third-generation lighthouse keeper. His father and grandfather kept the Cedar Island Lighthouse for 17 years, and now Allen owns and maintains his own lighthouse in Long Beach. A member of the […]

The Bell & Anchor

The Bell & Anchor

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Entering The Bell & Anchor as the sun begins to set, you’ll see sunlight reflecting off the water, silhouetting a man behind the bar. That man is restaurateur David Loewenberg, who offers his hand in welcome. The subtle tones and textures of the décor (overseen by David’s wife, Sarah) are welcoming as well. We’re escorted […]

Dog-Friendly Seaside Locations

April 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Babylon Village: Dogs must be leashed. There are dog runs at Rotary Path and Whaler’s Cove. Poop bags are offered at Argyle Memorial Park. Blue Point and Bayport: Dogs must be leashed Port Jefferson Village: Dog-friendly: Pooper-scooper bags throughout the village. Dogs should be leashed. East Hampton: Dogs must be leashed and are not allowed […]

First Mate Turned Fashionista

First Mate Turned Fashionista

September 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

You’re on your annual summer cruise with a few other boats. Someone says, “I love that outfit— it’s the one you wore in Branford,” and you glower. You know you didn’t bring enough clothes, but how can you when the hanging lockers are full of tools and extra lines? If the cruise budget is strained […]

Sag Harbor HarborFest

Sag Harbor HarborFest

September 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

. If you’ve never taken in the Sag Harbor’s Annual HarborFest, you are truly missing out on a wonderful family fun experience.  This festival, a celebration of the village’s rich whaling and nautical heritage, takes place Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16.  The day begins with a parade followed by activities on the Long […]

Boating & Biking

Boating & Biking

January 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Some of Long Island’s most beautiful spots are not just reachable by boat. There are harbors, parks, and villages that make wonderful places to explore by bicycle.

Don’t Do What I Did!

Don’t Do What I Did!

November 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

My wife Ronni and I started boating later than many, as I was 50 when I purchased a used 21′ Cuddy from a fellow teacher. With age comes wisdom, and it did not take us long to realize we needed a safe boating class. Luckily, the United States Power Squadrons® had a 10-week class (within a year of passing the class I was an active member, eventually becoming a District Safety Officer and teaching).

Veg Fare by the Sea

Veg Fare by the Sea

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Imagine boatloads of vegetarians and vegans wandering our waterways seeking dockside dining. Mostly, they find eateries with monikers incorporating “seafood,” “fish,” or “crab.”

The Joys and Challenges of Boating with the Family

The Joys and Challenges of Boating with the Family

Like anything else in life, boating with your children is multi-faceted. There are pros and cons to boating with the kids in tow.

Routes to Sea a Show

July 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For routes from Oceanside, Freeport, Merrick, Amityville, Babylon, Bay Shore, Oakdale/Sayville, Patchogue, Morriches Bay, Shinnecock Bay, Little Neck Bay, Manhasset Bay, Hempstead Harbor, Oyster Bay Harbor , Huntington/Northport Harbors, Smithtown Bay, Port Jefferson Harbor, Mt. Sinai Harbor and Mattituck  to  Sea A Show  click on the following link: www.boatingtimesli.com/navtooljuly.htm

Boat Mentoring

Boat Mentoring

January 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Boat Mentoring – National Women’s Sailing Association and the Breakwater Yacht Club in Sag Harbor