Celebrating winter with fire and ice at HarborFrost

We may be spoiled right now with spring-like weather, but we still have a little more than three weeks of winter left – and, for Sag Harbor, that can only mean more time to celebrate this (usually) cold season at its annual HarborFrost, held on Feb. 25. The fest highlights two extreme elements, fire and ice, featuring attractions ranging from ice carving demos to fire jugglers and fire dancers.

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There’s a 100th birthday party going on and a camellia fest, too

The Camellia House at the Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay just turned 100-years-old; wow! And, to pay tribute to this milestone, a birthday party celebration is being held at this year’s Camellia Festival, showcasing the camellia blooms of more than 200 camellia shrubs and trees and featuring an array of activities throughout the arboretum’s grounds, on Feb. 19.

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Shop for all that’s unique ‘til you drop – at one historical stop

As I’m sure you know by now, I love shopping at artisan craft fairs or holiday boutiques, especially when it’s local and held at spirited and picturesque location. So, if you’re like me and do shop your gifts from local holiday craft shows, then you’re in luck because the Deepwells Holiday Boutique takes place in an 1845-Greek-Revival-style farmhouse – all decked out for the holidays – on Dec. 3, 4, 10 and 11.

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An apple fest this Sunday keeps boredom at bay

While things like pumpkin-spiced lattes and snuggly sweaters are coveted during the fall, the season’s ripe-for-picking fruit – apples – are high on our favorites list, too! So, set your GPS for the Sherwood-Jayne Farm in East Setauket, the site for the 27th annual Apple Festival, held from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., on Sept. 25.

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