Suzie Q Here with the Buzz Around Stony Brook Village

The Buzz around Town with Suzie Q                                                               July 20, 2018

I hope you are all enjoying how wonderful summer has been so far…especially in my favorite Village! The flower boxes in bloom… the American flags…events galore, the farm stand and so much more.

Speaking of the farm stand, I just reserved my spot for “How to Create an Organic Garden” with Heart Beet Farms at the Cultural Center this Wednesday, July 25 at 1 pm. It’s part of the 55 + Club series of great events.  Gardening season will soon be over so don’t miss the tips and tricks!  Plus I understand the organization’s Youth Corps harvested their own beet greens and kale, and are preparing Orecchiette Pasta with Greens, Mozzarella and Crispy Chickpeas, as well and a Beet Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette for all to enjoy at this event.  Sounds so delicious!  Heart Beet Farms will also be in the Village selling lots of veges and more each Saturday now through October 13 in front of Crazy Beans. 

I came down to the “Motorcycles through Time” exhibit at the cultural center over the weekend!  The exhibit was always a wow but there are so many new pieces and new bikes to see it really is amazing.  They have over 35 bikes there, from a 1902 Rambler to a 2018 Can-Am Spyder, as well as the same type of motorcycle Elvis owned – a “ 1975 Rupp Centaur.” Another not-to-be-missed event …and it is open 7 days a week 10 am to 5 pm until summer’s end! While I was there I see that registration is now open for the Walk for Beauty on October 21 benefitting breast cancer research.  It’s a 4K/6K Walk and a 10K Run.  I just registered and you can do it too right here:

It’s really been great weather for a Discovery Wetlands Cruise also so I took advantage and surprised mom and dad for their anniversary.  The sights and sounds you see through the harbor into the wetlands are truly breathtaking.  They loved it and booked a few more on their own including the next photography cruise on August 25.  My dad is such a camera enthusiast and Camera Concepts here in the village gives a class prior to the cruise and then will critique your photos afterward on an enormous high definition TV screen inside the gazebo.  How great is that!  My uncle recently took the cruise and loved it.  He has a way with words so I’ll share his comment – “It’s a great mix of education and entertainment, while learning useful and creative photo techniques and having fun doing it!”

I love the very special alfresco dining choices here like the hidden garden at Pentimento, the new deck at Sweet Mama’s, patio dining at Three Village Inn and of course the outdoor courtyard by the serene waterfall in Inner Court with a great lunch from Robinson’s Tea Room or Crazy Beans!

I’m off now to get some shopping done but want to share one last bit of “buzz” – There will be a Harbor Jazz Festival — on the Village Green – on August 18th starting at 11 am.  Check the Jazz Loft website…. and put that on your calendars! 

Ciao for now…Suzie




Suzie Q

July 2018

I’m sorry I haven’t been telling you the latest buzz around the village! I’ve been so busy with graduations, birthday parties and barbecues but now 4th of July is upon us and I came down to my favorite village to pick up some things for summer.

I stopped at Madison’s Niche to grab myself a nice beach bag and cover up before going over to Cottontails to buy my niece some toys for our next trip to the beach. While I was thinking of it I gave the Crushed Olive a visit for some of their delicious barbecue sauce and oils for grilling. Brew Cheese had everything I needed to complete the meal with a beautiful cheese platter and unique craft beers. While walking across the Inner Court I noticed that Heartbeet Farms has an organic farm stand set up every Saturday morning and they’re even having a talk on July 25th for the 55+ Club on organic gardening at the Cultural Center.

Whenever I’m in town I always check in at the ECC to see what’s happening. This weekend on July 7th the Motorcycles through Time exhibit starts with over 30 bikes on display from 1902 to the present day. I can’t wait to learn fun facts about pre-WWII Motorcycles!

How excited I was to discover that the next night the Sunday Summer Concert Series on the Green begins. This year is extra exciting because they have three performances in one night. This Sunday it’s Ava Della Pietra, 13 years old (direct from Broadway!), Sara Caliguiri who’s 15 years old and a finalist from Long Island’s Got Talent contest and the famous NY’s Most Dangerous Big Band.

I understand from the WMHO folks they had their big gala last week and that two tickets for Getting the Band Back Together are available if you’d like to purchase them. The donation if fully tax deductible because WMHO is a 501(c)(3) and the minimum donation is only $140.00. Give them a call for more information!

Have a Happy 4th of July!

Ciao until next time.

Suzie Q