Summer Fun from NYC to the North Fork

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If you are looking to flee the city or are in the North Fork vicinity (an absolutely divine part of eastern Long Island) you will definitely want to get to Duck Walk Vineyards, where the fabulous diva, Cristina Fontanelli, will sing classic arias and present colleagues who will join her performing operatic and Broadway favorites. The setting is simply beautiful. You can enjoy a picnic dinner on the grounds of the winery, and then go inside the vineyard to hear the concert and enjoy more wine in the comfort of the vast tasting room.

Summer Fun from NYC to the North Fork

July 13 at 7:30, Duckwalk Vineyards North, 44535 Main Road, Southold. A special evening of wine, food and amazing song and music with Cristina Fontanelli and her Fabulous Friends.
Cristina Fontanelli and Friends

Staying in town, or perhaps migrating there to enjoy a city weekend is also a great option.

Summer Fun from NYC to the North Fork

A new show about the legendary Oscar Hammerstein, revered as Broadway royalty, will make its debut at the gorgeous new performance space, the Green Room 42 at the Yotel on 42nd and 10th. Oscar’s grandson, Oscar Hammerstein III, will present his new show, Oscar on Oscar, including music and performance, and storytelling about Oscar’s passionate commitment to human rights and political activism, and the little known fact that J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI maintained a massive file on the iconic lyricist and librettist. What a special way to spend a Saturday night in New York.

Oscar on Oscar, hosted by Oscar Hammerstein III, will play at 7 PM and 9:30 PM, July 13 at the Green Room 42. Oscar On Oscar

Summer Fun from NYC to the North Fork

You can hear interviews with Cristina Fontanelli and Oscar Hammerstein III, and more conversation and news about theatre and food Saturday morning on “Bagels and Broadway with Valerie Smaldone” on WNYM-AM, 9-10. “Bagels and Broadway” the only theatre and food oriented radio show in New York, heard on radio, online ( Alexa and podcast: Bagels and Broadway Podcasts


  • Valerie Smaldone

    Valerie Smaldone is a 5-time Billboard Magazine Award winner and is well known for her unprecedented success holding the #1 on-air position in the New York radio market on 106.7 Life-FM, an iHeart station. She has hosted, produced, and created several award-winning nationally syndicated programs featuring in-depth interviews with stars like Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Elton John and Mariah Carey among others. Her radio talk show "Bagels and Broadway" highlighted theatre and food personalities. She is an accomplished interviewer and voice artist heard on commercials, narrations, promos and audiobooks, as well as a sought after live announcer. Most recently, Valerie produced and directed a film, The Thursday Night Club, featuring pop diva Gloria Gaynor in her movie acting debut. She is one of the creators and producers of a docu-series, Divine Renovation, starring Erik Estrada, on streaming networks soon.

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