Compiled by Andrew Wroblewski
NEW SPOT: After a fire destroyed its Northport space last spring, Clipper Ship Tea Company is gearing up to reopen, but this time in Huntington. The new space is located at 297 Main St., where the folks behind Clipper Ship have been busy over the past couple of months with renovations and preparing and organizing hundreds of different types of tea, along with teaware and accessories. Clipper Ship is expected to open June 25, according to a post to the tea company’s website.
BARBECUE FESTIVAL: Kick off the summer with barbecue fare prepared by some of the country’s most talented chefs during the Cue Autism Celebrity Chef BBQ and Music Festival this weekend. The festival will honor Chris Savino, a Manhasset resident who has been an advocate for children’s health, safety and welfare from his early days on Wall Street. Along with barbecue food, there will also be custom cocktails and one-of-a-kind experiences for auction. The fun kicks off Sunday, 1 p.m. at Oheka Castle (135 W Gate Drive, Huntington). Tickets start at $150 (ages 11-20 are $100). Visit Popearth.wixsite.com/cueautism for tickets or more information.
NOW OPEN: be(Cause) Lifestyle Boutique, a unique bohemian lifestyle brand store featuring local artisan and women-owned products, along with coffee products and pre-packaged baked goods, is now open in East Northport. The remodeled boutique at 396 Larkfield Road is the product of Stacey Wohl, former owner of Cause Café in Northport. The new boutique features antique fixtures with a warm, inviting feel designed to bring in customers not only for shopping, but to engage in artisanal, empowerment and cause-related programs in a set-aside meeting and workshop space. In addition to its homespun products, be(Cause) sells furniture and assorted home goods. For more info, call 631-266-2025 or visit Facebook.com/BeCauseLifestyleBoutique.
CATERED BARBECUE: Skip the charcoal and let Radio/Radio cater your next barbecue. The Huntington village eatery can offer up pulled pork, grilled chicken, sides like pineapple salsa and coleslaw, and more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, including costs.
LIVE MUSIC FRIDAYS: Each Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. there’s live music at Jewel Restaurant (400 Broadhollow Road, Melville). There are also complimentary passes hors d’oeuvres from 5-7 p.m. Jewel also has happy hour on Fridays from 5-7 p.m. at the bar with drink specials. To keep up with who’s performing each Friday, log on to Jewel’s Facebook page. Call 631-755-5777 for reservations.