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


  • Five-time Billboard Award-winning media personality Valerie Smaldone is a theatre, food, lifestyle and entertainment enthusiast. She is a celebrity interviewer, accomplished voice-over artist and actress. Recent appearances on episodic tv include Law and Order, Criminal Intent, The Other Two (on HBO Max), Tommy, Manifest and Blue Bloods. She is an audiobook narrator and producer. A live event emcee, moderator, and "Voice of God" at events and award ceremonies, Valerie has joined The Story Plant Entertainment Company and is currently working on a film and Broadway play. Visit her website at

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