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Jan Weekend Guide to Long Island’s East End

Hi-5! The weekend is here and if you live on the East End, then you already know there’s plenty to do this weekend. If you don’t, then here are some reasons you should head east this weekend.


Make a date with some bubbly. Sparkling Pointe hosts the 6th Annual Téte de Cuvée Grand Tasting. A panel of experts will lead the tasting of the top eight champagnes and sparkling wines. $125 per person. 6-8pm.

It’s always a good time for vino…
In Mattituck, experience the winemaking process at Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Tours & Barrel Tasting. You will have the opportunity to walk the vineyard with owner Barbara Shinn and learn what goes into the sustainable, organic and Biodynamic wine growing process. The tasting includes four wines. 1:30pm to 2:30pm. If you want to stay out of the cold, you can tour the barrel center starting at 2:30pm, and sample a selection of wine and cheese.

Head to the market…
The Riverhead Farmer’s Market runs through April 27th. The market offers a wide variety of local vendors that will make any foodie a return visitor. From local produce, chocolates and products, the market is a wonderful experience for the whole family. It’s open on Saturday’s through Apr 29, 2017 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm inside the Sweezy’s Building at 117 E. Main St. in Riverhead. Across from Suffolk Theater.

Look up and see the stars…
Stargazing Saturday, visit The Custer Institute & Observatory, the oldest public observatory on Long Island established in 1927. Doors open at 7pm – midnight.

Start your week by eating out and enjoying an exquisite selection of local restaurants at
Long Island Restaurant Week! It begins on Sunday, January 22 – January 29th.  You can experience a three course meal for $27.95. Several restaurants are participating, including local favorite Bistro 72.

Make plans for a day trip or make it an overnight stay at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Long Island East End. For information on room rates and reservations please call 631.548.1000.