I live on Long Island and one of my favorite places is the North Fork. This area is home to many of Long Island's wineries and now's the time to enjoy tasting new vintages. Here's a link to LI's Wine Country.
Forgotten New York
New York City has an incredible history in all facets of life. But sometimes it's the little things that bring back special memories of an era long gone. If you enjoy a little (or a lot) of nostalgia every now and then, Kevin Walsh has put together an incredible site of places in NY 'forgotten' until now. Click here and enjoy.
Singer / Songwriter Jim Dawson has been making music since the seventies. He regularly performs throughout the NYC area. Visit his website here: http://www.jimdawson.com/
Have you ever had chestnuts that have been roasted on an open fire? They can be very tasty, but it needs to be done right. Yes, all you need are the chestnuts and roaster (you should have Nat playing as well), but there needs to be a little preparation.
Here's a great article from the site Art Of Maniless to get you started. And no, manliness is not required - or even encouraged. Someone will get burned!