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35th Hallockville Fall Fest; Music on the Lawn Benefit; Wine & Chocolate

Photo credit Linda Burke; picture from last year's fall fest. Hallockville Museum Farm's Fall Festival is a don't-miss North Fork institution. Two days of incredible craft, agricultural events, family fun, live music, food and more.

Bridge Lane hosts four bands on its beautiful grounds for a good cause, with wine & food trucks.

Laurel Lake Vineyards teams up with North Fork Chocolate for a delicious tasting, Charnews Farm teaches autumn herbs. Palmer vineyards welcomes fall by hosting six hours of live music by Journey and U2 tribute bands. Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island continues its Second Sunday Summer Strings series, and much more.

The Highlights

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Festivals and Charity Events

The 35th Annual Fall Festival at Hallockville; Music on the Lawn at Bridge Lane, Apple Picking Fest at Harbes Orchard.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Wine & chocolate at Laurel Lake, a book signing and tasting, autumn herbs & the usual tours and tastings.

Live Music

Dozens of shows all weekend. Palmer vineyards hosts a six hour music fest, as does Bridge Lane.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Interesting talks on birds and boat building; 9/11 Fireboat documentary and chat

History

Tour Hallockville Museum Farm, Sylvester Manor, the Old Field Vineyard, or explore our many museums and other buildings.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Enjoy our beaches, parks, and dark skies. Stargaze at Custer and One Woman Wines

Festivals and Charity Events

Saturday

  • Bridge Lane: "Music on the Lawn" Benefit Concert, Mattituck. Lieb Cellar's Bridge Lane tasting room hosts six hours of music by four local bands (Julia King, The Second Hands, Kim Vogels, Cassandra House), all to benefit the Women's Fund of Long Island (WFLI). WFLI works to improve the lives of Long Island’s women and girls and to bring awareness of their unmet needs through impactful grantmaking, young women’s leadership programming and education and awareness activities. WFLI has its finger on the pulse of the important and often unknown issues that impact our region’s women and girls. Local food trucks (Noah’s on the Road, Whole Le Crepe, North Fork Food Truck) join the fun too. 2-8 pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: 35th Annual Fall Festival, Sound Avenue. A North Fork tradition! Celebrate the rich folk arts and agricultural traditions of the community in a true old-fashioned country fair atmosphere. Family-friendly activities for all ages to spend the day enjoying including:Over 50 craft and artisan vendors selling locally handmade items jewelry, woodcrafts, locally-inspired art and fine decor, homemade jams and jellies, handsewn and handknit pieces, candles, bath and body care products, yarn and crafting supplies and so much, much more! Craft demonstrations and displays including rug hooking, basketweaving, quilting, woodcarving, decoy carving, and woodworking;  Handmade quilt show in the Naugles Barn by Eastern Long Island Quilters Guild; Tractor Pull and Show by LI Antique Power Association; Model Railroad from Railroad Museum of LI; Heirloom Vegetable Expo with exhibits and informative presentations from local growers and organizations including: Invincible Summer Farms, Salt of the Earth Seed Company, Amagansett Food Institute, Long Island Regional Seed Consortium, Suffolk County Homesteaders and Suffolk County Master Gardeners. Talks will be given on: Heirloom Tomatoes, Seed Saving, Simple Ways to Live a Sustainable Life, and The Challenges and Opportunities for Local Food Producers; Live music by Eastbound Freight Bluegrass Band ongoing throughout the day; Children’s activities and games; Guided museum tours of the 1765 Homestead, 1931 Cichanowicz Farmhouse and Homestead Barn; 250th Anniversary special exhibit and historic transportation exhibit; Livestock display and farm animals- goats, horses, donkeys, cows and more! 10 am-5 pm. Details.
  • Harbes Orchard: Apple Picking Festival, Sound Avenue. The fun includes: Apple Picking, Corn Maze Adventure, Live music, Carmel & Candy Apples, Pony Rides, Hay Rides, Children’s Activities, Harbes Wine Tasting, Food & Vendors. 10 am - 6 pm. Details. 

Sunday

  • Hallockville Museum Farm: 35th Annual Fall Festival, Sound Avenue. A North Fork tradition! Celebrate the rich folk arts and agricultural traditions of the community in a true old-fashioned country fair atmosphere. Family-friendly activities for all ages to spend the day enjoying including:Over 50 craft and artisan vendors selling locally handmade items jewelry, woodcrafts, locally-inspired art and fine decor, homemade jams and jellies, handsewn and handknit pieces, candles, bath and body care products, yarn and crafting supplies and so much, much more! Craft demonstrations and displays including rug hooking, basketweaving, quilting, woodcarving, decoy carving, and woodworking;  Handmade quilt show in the Naugles Barn by Eastern Long Island Quilters Guild; Tractor Pull and Show by LI Antique Power Association; Model Railroad from Railroad Museum of LI; Heirloom Vegetable Expo with exhibits and informative presentations from local growers and organizations including: Invincible Summer Farms, Salt of the Earth Seed Company, Amagansett Food Institute, Long Island Regional Seed Consortium, Suffolk County Homesteaders and Suffolk County Master Gardeners. Talks will be given on: Heirloom Tomatoes, Seed Saving, Simple Ways to Live a Sustainable Life, and The Challenges and Opportunities for Local Food Producers; Live music by Eastbound Freight Bluegrass Band ongoing throughout the day; Children’s activities and games; Guided museum tours of the 1765 Homestead, 1931 Cichanowicz Farmhouse and Homestead Barn; 250th Anniversary special exhibit and historic transportation exhibit; Livestock display and farm animals- goats, horses, donkeys, cows and more! 10 am-5 pm. Details.
  • Harbes Orchard: Apple Picking FestivalSound Avenue. The fun includes: Apple Picking, Corn Maze Adventure, Live music, Carmel & Candy Apples, Pony Rides, Hay Rides, Children’s Activities, Harbes Wine Tasting, Food & Vendors. 10 am - 6 pm. Details.
Food, Farm and Vineyard

Saturday 

  • One Woman Wines & Vineyards: Tasting Under the StarsSouthold. Going into its fifth year, enjoy an outdoor movie, a bonfire, s’mores, as well a telescope to view the night sky! Everything is lit by candlelight so as not to disturb your view of the stars (or planets!). Bring your own food & get ready for an absolutely memorable night! 6-10 pm. Details.  6-10 pm. Details
  • Old Field Vineyard: Sustainable Agricultural TourSouthold. Walk the vineyard and winery with Vineyard Manager/Assistant Winemaker Perry. Learn how our vines are grown and what sustainable practices we use. Know how your glass of wine is made. Rain cancels. Reservations recommended. 12:15-2 pm. Details
  • Charnews Farm: Herbs with HeatherSouthold.  Preparing for Autumn. Join us in the herb garden as summer draws to a close. Learn from practicing clinical herbalist Heather Cusack how to harvest herbs and dry them for the winter months. Collect seeds to save for next year, make herbal remedies and herbal teas that will support your health through the upcoming winter months. 10-11:30 am. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine To Wine TourPeconic. The most comprehensive wine tour in the region, at the first custom winemaking center on the North Fork, hosted  by Anthony Sannino, owner and winemaker.  Reservations required. 1 pm. Details.
  • Sang Lee Farms: Tour, Taste, Talk, Peconic. Tour organic farm fields, greenhouses and barn. Enjoy an amazing tasting of delicious vegetables and prepared products from the Sang Lee Kitchen.  11-12:30 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: ToursMattituck offers a couple of ways to experience wine and wine making. Walk the vineyard with Barbara Shinn, Learn about sustainable, organic and Biodynamic winegrowing. Taste four wines. 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards: Yoga in the VinesSound Avenue. Stretch and sip. 11 am-Noon. Details.

Sunday

  • Old Field Vineyard: Historical TourSouthold. Experience the history of this farm, unchanged for over 150 years, with the owner Chris Baiz. See the Old Park Hotel (now the family’s private home) and enjoy the magnificent Bay views. Tour the dairy barn turned wine cellar, see the 1850’s ice house and the old Tavern building (now Perry’s home), along with the property’s wonderful specimen trees. Rain cancels. Reservations recommended. 1:30-3:30 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details.
  • Bedell: Book Signing & Tasting With Lettie Teague, Cutchogue. A Discussion Hosted by Wall Street Journal Columnist and James Beard Award Winning Author Lettie Teague. She Signs Copies of Her New Book: “Wine In Words, Notes For Better Drinking” 2-5 pm. Details
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: ToursMattituck offers a couple of ways to experience wine and wine making. Walk the vineyard with Barbara Shinn, Learn about sustainable, organic and Biodynamic winegrowing. Taste four wines. 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: Wine and ChocolateLaurel. Laurel Lake Vineyards has again teamed up with North Fork Chocolate for a very special tasting event. Starts at 1 pm. Details.
Live Music

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

  • Sylvester Manor: Second Sunday Summer Strings, Shelter Island. Pascal Gemme & Yann Falquet, two members of the famed Quebecois trio “Genticorum” perform a vast combined repertoire of French Canadian fiddle tunes and folk songs, featuring Falquet’s vocals and guitar playing, and by Gemme’s fiddling and raucous foot percussion. 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Ram's Head Inn: Summer Jazz SeriesShelter IslandJane Hastay with special guests. 6-9:30 pm. Details. 
  • Claudio's Clam BarGreenport. TBA, 2-6 pm. Details.
  • Sparkling PointeSoutholdAlex Cough Jazz Duo, performing jazz standards and bossa nova classics. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • A LureSoutholdBugzy Blues, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Duck Walk NorthSoutholdTBA, 12:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. The Mangos, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconic. Bob Carney, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Lenz WineryPeconicTBA, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicGene Casey Trio, 1-4 pm.  Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard, Peconic. Norman Vincent, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard: Jazz on the Vine, Peconic. Richard Elliot, 2:30 pm. Details
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogueTBA. 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Vineyard 48Cutchogue. Live DJ, 1-6 pm. Details
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue. John Divello 1-4 pm Details. 
  • Bridge LaneMattituckJeff Leblanc, 1-4 pm. Details
  • Old Mill InnMattituckCass Dillon & Friends, 4:00-7 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurel. April Rain, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportCounty Line, 1:30-5 pm. Details.
  • Jason's Vineyard, Jamesport. TBA  1-5 pmDetails.
  • Jamesport VineyardJamesportTBA, 2-6 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto Winery, Jamesport. TBA, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards: "Journey" Into Harvest 2015, Sound Avenue. Fall Season kick off party, six hours of music (Journey and U2 tribute bands), food trucks and local brews. Noon-6 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Sound AvenueBobby Nathan Band, 1-4 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Friday Night Dialogue: Fireboats of 9/11, Shelter Island. A movie, Fireboats of 9/11 and Charlie Ritchie, President of The Fireboats Fire Fighter Museum, will discuss the vessel’s past and restoration efforts to keep this significant part of our history afloat. 7 pm. Details
  • Talk: It Takes a Village to Build a Sailboat, Greenport. Local artist Arden Scott shares the eight year journey to build her two-masted, 28-foot schooner Annie.  6 pm. Details.
  • Talk: Avian vagrancy at Fire Island: Insights into the composition and conservation of avian communities, Peconic. North Fork Audubon hosts. Vagrant birds—individuals occurring far beyond the expected geographical limits of their taxa—have fascinated people for centuries. Long dismissed as the stuff of mere sport and as biologically meaningless accidents, these records are emerging as a valuable dataset. Available in great detail via citizen science, records of rare birds are yielding insights into the causes and consequences of long-distance dispersal, the biological properties of local sites, the demographic trends of populations, the forces shaping community composition, and, ultimately, a more rational approach to conservation. 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Five Flights UpMattituck.  "A long-time married couple becomes overwhelmed when faced with moving from the NY apartment where they’ve spent their entire lives together." 1:30 pm. Details

Sunday

  • Bedell: Book Signing & Tasting With Lettie TeagueCutchogue. A Discussion Hosted by Wall Street Journal Columnist and James Beard Award Winning Author Lettie Teague. She Signs Copies of Her New Book: “Wine In Words, Notes For Better Drinking” 2-5 pm. Details

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical Society, Orient. Mini-Exhibitions. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island LibraryShelter Island. Art from the Island open studio event.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • Art Without BarriersGreenport. The grounds of beautiful Brecknock Hall host a sculpture garden like no other. The area’s first permanent outdoor sculpture exhibition is located on the grounds of Brecknock Hall. The sculpture garden showcases high-quality works by local and international sculptors that best complement and enhance this unique building and surrounding landscape. This year’s exhibition, “Art Without Barriers: What You Hear is What You See,” harnesses the power of assistive technology to enhance access to art – not just for those with visual impairments, but for the sighted as well. Daily through October. 11am - 3 pm,  Details.
  • Greenport Theater Art Exhibit: Through the MistGreenport.  Pinhole Photographs by Mark Stetler. Through September 7, 2015; open during theater hours. Details.
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportBackyard Project 2013, Scott McIntire's photographs of mammals, birds and insects. Open Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 8 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. Details.
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Exhibiting On the Water, new paintings by Isabelle Haran-Leonardi. Thurs-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5. Details.
  • Sirens' Song Gallery, Greenport.  Sat-Mon. 12:30-6 pm. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • The East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. The museum boasts an array of exhibits on the maritime heritage of the area, including displays on the Greenport menhaden fishing industry, the oyster industry, lighthouse lenses, a model ship of the USS Ohio, and more. Sat & Sun 1-6 pm. Details.
  • Southold Library: PhotographsSouthold. Photography of Jessie Hagerman. Through August 31. Open when the library isDetails
  • Mayne Gallery: Southold Paintings, Then and NowSouthold. Historic paintings of the North Fork juxtaposed by contemporary works that depict similar or identical scenes, highlighting the changing landscapes and cityscapes over the decades. In some cases the older paintings span as far back as 100 years, making the differences between them and the modern works even more striking. Through October 11, 2015, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1-4pm. Details.
  • Horton Point LighthouseSouthold. The Horton Point Lighthouse, originally laid out by George Washington, hosts a museum featuring nautical and maritime artifacts. Enjoy the views from the tower, and the “Tale of a Whale” display. Sat & Sun 11:30-4 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, CutchogueThree exhibits:  Springtime Art by Jeffrey Abrams & Chris Stavropolis,  Music through the eyes of Photographer Stephen Lang, and The Fine Art of Wine by photographer Richard Ritter.  Open when the tasting room isDetails.
  • Jacqueline Penney Gallery & StudioCutchogue. A huge collection of the artist's acrylic landscapes and other works.  Open year round. Details.
  • The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild, Cutchogue. Group show. M-Sa 10 am-5 pm; Sun noon-5 pm. Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue, Southold Artist, Ellen Wiener. Ochre Scriptory Grand and Blue History - “Walking Books” a mixed media exhibit of long accordion fold panels. Open when the library is.  Details.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueCalm Before the Storm, featuring featuring photographic works by regional artists Christine Matthäi and Dalton Portella. Through Sept. 27. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.   Viewpoints of Human Culture, a group show of PAM! Artists.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • Jamesport Manor Inn: Jerry Schwabe and Steven SchreiberJamesport.Paintings by Jerry Schwabe of East Hampton, NY and photographs by Steven Schreiber of Flanders, NY.  On display Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. through October 28 Details.
  • Jedediah Hawkins Inn: Max MoranJamesport. Max Moran's Rain or Shine exhibit. On display through September 20.  Details

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday

  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Tour 1765 HomesteadSound Avenue. This informative tour features the interior spaces of the 1765 Homestead, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn the history of the Hallock family and the many facets of farming life on Sound Avenue. Tour includes the historic Homestead Barn and takes about 45-50 minutes. tours are at 12:30pm or 3:00pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Early 1900’s Immigrant Farmer TourSound Avenue. Tour the interior spaces including the Cichanowicz Farmhouse, Trubisz House and Naugles Barn, that all tell the story of the Eastern European immigrant farmers that settled on the East End. 1:45-2 pm Details.

Saturday 

  • Hallockville Museum Farm: 35th Annual Fall Festival, Sound Avenue. A North Fork tradition! Celebrate the rich folk arts and agricultural traditions of the community in a true old-fashioned country fair atmosphere. 10 am-5 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Old Field Vineyard: Historical TourSouthold. Experience the history of this farm, unchanged for over 150 years, with the owner Chris Baiz. See the Old Park Hotel (now the family’s private home) and enjoy the magnificent Bay views. Tour the dairy barn turned wine cellar, see the 1850’s ice house and the old Tavern building (now Perry’s home), along with the property’s wonderful specimen trees. Rain cancels. Reservations recommended. 1:30-3:30 pm. Details
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: 35th Annual Fall Festival, Sound Avenue. A North Fork tradition! Celebrate the rich folk arts and agricultural traditions of the community in a true old-fashioned country fair atmosphere. 10 am-5 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. The OHS has multiple galleries in several buildings, exhibiting works from four centuries. Main summer exhibit: The Works of William Steeple Davis. Oysterponds artist William Steeple Davis (1884-1961) spent virtually all of his life in Orient. The Oysterponds Historical Society has an enormous amount of his work in various media, including photographs, most depicting Oysterponds and spanning more than half a century. Not only do these demonstrate his skill as a photographer, they also document Oysterponds in the first half of the twentieth century. The exhibition will concentrate on his work in painting and photography beginning when he was thirteen years old, and presents a sampling of the subjects that interested him most." Through September. Thurs, Sat and Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island Historical SocietyShelter Island. Museum open Sat and Sun 10am-2pm. Details
  • Stirling Historical Society: Margaret Ireland House MuseumGreenport. The museum is open. Sat- Sun 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Fire Fighter MuseumGreenport. The Fire Fighter is a famous and historic fireboat open for free tours Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5. Details.
  • The East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. The museum boasts an array of exhibits on the maritime heritage of the area, including displays on the Greenport menhaden fishing industry, the oyster industry, lighthouse lenses, a model ship of the USS Ohio, and more. Sat & Sun 1-6 pm. Details
  • Southold Indian MuseumNative American Shell Fishers on Long Island, Pre- and Post-ContactSouthold. Lithic, ceramic, shell, and bone artifacts associated with Long Island Native American activity in harvesting and cooking shellfish and other animals both pre- and post-contact with Europeans. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Mayne Gallery: Southold Paintings, Then and NowSouthold. Historic paintings of the North Fork juxtaposed by contemporary works that depict similar or identical scenes, highlighting the changing landscapes and cityscapes over the decades. In some cases the older paintings span as far back as 100 years, making the differences between them and the modern works even more striking. Through October 11, 2015, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1-4pm. Details
  • Southold Historical Society: Maple Lane ComplexSouthold. Bring out the family and enjoy a tour of our grounds, including the Ann Currie-Bell House, Thomas Moore House, Pine Neck Barn and many other buildings. Open Sat, Sun, and Wed, 1-4pm. Details.
  • Horton Point LighthouseSouthold. The Horton Point Lighthouse, originally laid out by George Washington, hosts a museum featuring nautical and maritime artifacts. Enjoy the views from the tower, and the “Tale of a Whale” display. Sat & Sun 11:30-4 pm. Details.
  • Historic buildings and Carriage House Gift ShopCutchogue. Open to the public for the start of the season. Located on the hamlet's 'town' green. Sat, Sun & Mon 1-4 pm Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue History Exhibit: Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Society Jim Grathwohl. Open when the library is.  Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • One Woman Wines & Vineyards: Tasting Under the StarsSouthold. Going into its fifth year, enjoy an outdoor movie, a bonfire, s’mores, as well a telescope to view the night sky! Everything is lit by candlelight so as not to disturb your view of the stars (or planets!). Bring your own food & get ready for an absolutely memorable night! 6-10 pm. Details.  6-10 pm. Details
  • The Custer Institute: StargazingSouthold. The oldest public observatory is open for viewing, weather permitting. Note, viewing is best with less moon. This summer Saturn, Jupiter and Venus are easily visible.  Here's the moon calendar.  8 pm - midnight. Details.

Ongoing

  • Orient Beach State ParkOrient Point, offers a huge range of outdoor activities, including canoeing, hiking, paddle boarding, and swimming. Details.
  • Harbor Cruises, sailboatGreenport. Sail the harbor on the Virgin Star and check out the tall ships from sea; the expert crew will give historical background on each ship. Newly built 52’ Virgin Star is a large spacious trimaran that offers a comfortable stable sail, USCG certified for 47 passengers.  1:30-3 pm; 3:30-5 pm; 6:30-8:30 pm (Sunset Sail). Details.