Lower East Side Photography Walk on Sunday, April 13



Sunday, April 13th

30 Lower East Side galleries will be hosting specialty photography exhibits on Sunday, April 13th. This particular weekend also coincides with the AIPAD Photography Show, an internationally revered gathering of photography from all around the world. See the LES website for a list of participating galleries.





Taste North Fork!

Beach Sun SetBring a date this Veteran’s Day weekend to enjoy the best of the North Fork of Long Island’s local produce, seafood and wine.

A Free “Taste North Fork” Shuttle Service will run every 45 minutes from 10 am – 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday (November 9 – 10), and 10 am to 2 pm on Monday (November 11). Passenger pick-up service will also be available from the Mattituck LIRR Train Station, the Cross Sound Ferry Terminal (see select times below) and Tanger Outlet 2 (Office Max) Parking Lot. Program Shuttle Stops are marked (S)

Activities in Greenport, Riverhead, Southhold and Cutchogue are all featured on the site. Below, see the action in Greenport Village.

On November 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Greenport Village will showcase the best of the North Fork with food and wine events, classes, demos, and other activities surrounding the culture, beauty, and traditions of the North Fork. (S)
www.greenportvillage.com – Taste Greenport – Featuring special events at our local shops, galleries, restaurants, Mitchell Park & Marina. Stroll the village streets and harbor in one of America’s prettiest historic maritime towns, and richest agriculture/aquaculture centers. Meet the Chefs, Farmers, Vintners, Baymen, Historians, Artists, and Musicians of the East End’s North Fork on Long Island. Tastings, Flights, Pairings, Demonstrations, Classes, & Events: Malt & Mollusks Event, Oysters & Finely Crafted Local Ale; Land & Sea Dinners With Local Chefs, Farmers, & Vintners; Cooking Classes With Master Chefs, Kids Cooking Classes, Holiday Wine & Spirits Tastings, Book Signings, Family Events, Demonstrations On Candle Making, Canning, Herbal Remedies, Yarn Spinning & Dyeing With Natural Local Flora, and Much More. 

Numerous vineyards have special events to celebrate the weekend. For example, Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard will host “A Salute to our Veterans!” including a barbecue, a red, white and blueberry shortcake bar, discounts (TBD) for veterans and live music all three days. 

See the site for specials at local inns and spas, Atlantis Maritime World and much more, as well as transportation information.


Remembering Hurricane Sandy

On the first anniversary of Sandy, Kings County Distillery and BDG 92 will host New York magazine photographer, Pari Dukovic’s exhibition of his work documenting the storm.

Sales will benefit the Brooklyn Recovery Fund

October 11 – November 2

Free and Open to the Public, Fridays and Saturdays | 12 – 6pm


Hurricane Sandy

Thinking of Joining An Online Dating Site?

7How to take a good profile photo from Qnary:

“As you know, your digital identity matters. We’ve discovered that the best way to improve others’ impression of you is to have a recent, well lit photo that shows your entire face and highlights your personality.You’ll look more natural if someone else snaps the photo. If you must take it yourself, be sure to use a camera with a timer to get the most relaxed pose. 

All photos should have a professional look and feel. Photos that are too posed are difficult to take seriously. 

These tips can help you come up with one great photo that you can use across all of your social media profiles. 

If you need additional help taking the perfect picture, just let us know!”



Baby Boomer Volcanographer

Mick-crew-2-530x352Mick Kalber “wanted an adventure. I had visited a friend on the big island and fell in love with the place and wanted to find another line of work,” so he moved to Hawaii‘s Big Island thirty years ago and started filming volcanic eruptions. His work as a “volcanographer,” his designation for his new career, has been seen in movies, documentaries and on television. 

Previously a TV news photographer, Kalber’s first video was of Kilauea‘s eruption.

“I’d never seen anything remotely like that! The landscape looked like the moon … and here was incandescent liquid rock doing what rock is not supposed to do … jetting into the air nearly as high was any building in the world … the sight boggled the mind!”

From an article by David Henderson, co-founder and publisher, BoomerCafe:


3 Easy Steps to Photos that Endure Time

Claire-me-in-Estest-Park-Version-2_Snapseed-350x262Having spent a wonderful, busy Christmas week with my adult children and extended family, I used my Droid for lots of fun photos. Unfortunately, the phone is “old” at 2 years and needs to be upgraded to an iPhone. The most pressing reason for me is that many of the photos had to be deleted in order to continue with my email correspondence while away from my computer.

In this mindset the article by David Henderson in BoomerCafe caught my eye. Enjoy reading about baby boomers capturing memories digitally.