Old-fashioned fun is baa’ck at Sunday’s Sheep to Shawl Festival

It’s that time of year to give our wooly friends haircuts so that they’ll be more comfortable in the heat of summer. And, not only do they get haircuts, but we get to join in for what has become an annual celebration at Huntington Historical Society’s Sheep to Shawl Festival, on May 21, at the Dr. Daniel W. Kissam House Museum.

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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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