A little bit of everything can be found on the North Fork this summer. Get fresh, Brooklyn-style slices of pizza to enjoy while looking out over Greenport Harbor. Walk the streets to check out new art at galleries and studios, and pop into businesses open late. Some established businesses have found new homes in different parts of town, in some cases rebranding to offer something new and different. As always, there is plenty to explore on the North Fork. Here’s a peak into what’s new and happening now…
Greenport Gallery Walks
On the first Friday of the month, now through December, visitors strolling the streets of the Village of Greenport can pop in to various art studios and galleries from 6 to 9 p.m. Along with partnering businesses, these spaces will stay open late to showcase rotating works, artists, and projects all while celebrating local culture. The self-guided tour takes place along Front, Main, and South Streets. Participating shops will also remain open late with some offering Gallery Walk promotions.
Ray Design Shop Finds New Home
Vintage and modern glass, paintings, drawings, photographs and printed frames, decorative objects for the home, midcentury designs, and more is what you’ll find inside Ray design shop. Formerly tucked away at 213 East Front Street, they have found a new home at 15 Front Street in Greenport, the former location of the North Fork Art Collective. This new central location, with its bright, open, design-centric look, adds a little diversity to one of the busiest parts of town. While the collection remains largely the same, added space has allowed for 145 works on walls and 125 items on shelves organized by various themes. Find locally-inspired art, like a collection of 62 vintage posters of the Greenport Theatre, the Sky-Way Drive-In Theatre, and other vernacular event posters promoting Greenport’s Halloween Parade, Turkey Dinners, and the random dance at the Sea Shell Inn.
Pizzeria Baccano Opens at Claudio’s
The Claudio’s empire has added a new offering to their lineup. Helmed by ten-time world pizza champion and owner of Williamsburg Pizza, Nino Coniglio, Pizzeria Baccano is now open adjacent to the waterfront property. Fresh, New York style slices and pies will be served up, straight from the new state-of-the-art Italian Cuppone ovens. Using the highest quality ingredients, Claudio’s guests will be able to order Brooklyn round pies and slices as well as Nino’s signature Grandma Square and Sicilian style pies and slices. Flavors and toppings include Margherita, clam, Mike’s hot pepperoni, onions, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, cremini mushrooms, and Ezzo cup-and-char “OG” pepperoni.
Blue Cantina Pops Up at The Blue Inn
Basso Cicchetti e Specialita once served up charcuterie, cheese, and wine in Greenport’s Stirling Square, until this past February when its lease expired. Now, the owners have reimagined what they hope to offer the North Fork with Blue Cantina at The Blue Inn in East Marion. The casual space on the outdoor patio serves up comfort food with a twist, like authentic tacos and salsa, jumbo shrimp pepperoncini, pulled pork sandwiches, lobster rolls and Italian sausage heroes. For drinks, enjoy ice-cold draft beer, wines by the glass, and, coming soon, craft cocktails at the Tiki bar.
NEW LISTING IN GREENPORT!
Circa 1890 Grand Victorian just steps from 6th Street Beach. Relax on your wrap-around porch in this magnificent home featuring 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, gourmet eat-in kitchen, family room with fireplace, formal dining, living room, main floor ensuite bedroom, hardwood floors, master bath with fireplace and bay window, plus four additional bedrooms on the second floor. Gunite pool and pool house. This gorgeous property is listed with Scott Bennett of Douglas Elliman Real Estate for $1,325,000. You can reach Scott at (631) 298-6143 or by emailing him at [email protected].