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61st Strawberry Festival, Solstice Celebrations, North Fork Fresh and Yay for Dads!

Happy Father's Day, Dads. This weekend you'll find many ways to celebrate. The 61st Annual Strawberry Festival is good, clean, family fun all weekend long. Saturday's North Fork Fresh is a great showcase of the local best, also a family friendly scene. Harbes Family Farm celebrates Dad on Saturday and Sunday, in very kid friendly ways.

Dads who perhaps would prefer a little kid free time can enjoy special concerts and parties honoring the true start of summer, and the beginning of longer nights. Dads get toasted at Sparkling Pointe, and feted properly with delicious barbecue and wine on Love Lane, courtesy of Roanoke Vineyards and Waters Crest Winery.

Dads who want to get out on the water (and who aren't lucky enough to be on a fishing charter, such as the Black Rock) can take a cruise to Long Bar 'Bug' Lighthouse, and tour the building too.

Those looking for a little erudition can take in a play or two, an art film or two or three, learn some local history or all about 9/11 Fire Boats, including the one docked in Greenport.

Dads who love music have some 40 options to pick from.

Hooray for Dads!

The Highlights

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Festivals and Charity Events

The Mattituck Lions stage their 61st Annual Strawberry Festival, a classic country carnival.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Sample the local best at North Fork Fresh in Orient; celebrate the solstice at One Woman Vineyard and Lieb Cellars; toast and feast Dad at Sparkling Pointe and Love Lane, or play with him at Harbes' Family Farm. Plus the usual tours and tastings.

Live Music

From chamber music concerts at the Perlman Music Program to solstice concerts to jazz, rock and more--some 40 shows in all.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Watch Shakespeare's Anthony and Cleopatra captured in HD at the Stratford Festival; see kids perform The Magic Flute live. And that's just the beginning.

History

Enjoy an author event about the history of Oysterponds; watch a movie about the fireboats of 9/11 and learn about the historic one docked in Greenport. Enjoy our many ongoing exhibits.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Stargaze at an observatory or at a vineyard; take a cruise to "Bug" Lighthouse; learn about native and deer resistant plants.

Festivals and Charity Events

Thursday through Sunday

  • The 61st Annual Strawberry Festival!Mattituck. The Mattituck Lions host this annual spring carnival that offers all the classic country carnival components: a Ferris Wheel and spinny rides of all sorts; funnel cakes and cotton candy; live music, a strawberry queen, and much much more. Details.

Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • Love Lane: Lombardi's Pizza on the Roanoke PiazzaMattituck. Friday evenings drop in at Roanoke's Love Lane Tasting room order a pie, enjoy a glass of wine while Lombardi's fires up your Gabby's special and delivers it to you on the Piazza. Gabby and Lauren created a Neapolitan pizza specially to pair with the 2012 Marco Tulio. 4-6:30 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: Paint Night!Laurel. Make a masterpiece while enjoying wine. 7-9 pm. Details

Saturday

  • North Fork Fresh, Orient. The Oysterponds Historical Society hosts this festival of freshness. Extraordinary food and beverages (purveyor list), Pie Baking Contest (contest details), silent auction, and Music. Family Friendly! 4-7 pm. Details.
  • 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.
  • Charnews Farm: The Herb Garden with Heather CusackSouthold.  Experience the beauty and variety of herbs growing at the Center's Herb Garden as they start to blossom. Learn from herbalist Heather Cusack how to recognize and harvest herbs, develop your understanding of their medicinal uses, and make several herb teas. All attendees will make a solar infused oil and a flower essence. 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.
  • Lieb Cellars: Summer Solstice PartyCutchogue. Three different bands play all day: Julia King, Rob Europe and The Second Hands. Food is available from Noah's on the Road food truck through 8 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 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.
  • Harbes Family Farm: Father's Day FestMattituck. Special weekend activities include: Kite flying, Singing Hayride, Wine Tasting, Local fruits & vegetables and presentations by master bee keeper Chris Kelly that includes a visit to the Bee Hive Observation Tower. (at 2 pm and 4 pm). Details.
  • Clovis Point: Yoga in the VinesJamesportStretch and sip, 10:00-11:15 am. Details.

Sunday

  • One Woman Wines & Vineyards: Summer Solstice BashSouthold. 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.
  • Sparkling Pointe: Cheers for DadSouthold. Sparkling Pointe toasts Dad with a glass of Sparkling Pointe Blanc de Blancs, unlimited mixed grill menu by Waterside Caterers, plus Hook and Lager vintage tap beer truck. 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.
  • Harbes Family Farm: Father's Day FestMattituck. Special weekend activities include: Kite flying, Singing Hayride, Wine Tasting, Local fruits & vegetables and presentations by master bee keeper Chris Kelly that includes a visit to the Bee Hive Observation Tower. (at 2 pm and 4 pm). Details.
  • Waters Crest and Roanoke Vineyards: Father's Day BBQLove Lane. Relax in the new covered outdoor patio at Roanoke Love Lane! Mango BBQ ribs, marinated skirt steak, sssssssssmoked potato salad, strawberry and spinach salad, chipotle spiked corn bread, corn relish, and strawberry shortcake. Wines from Roanoke Vineyard and Waters Crest Winery 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara: Vines & Canines, Riverhead East. Take your pup on a stroll through the vines, if you bring a nonperishable food donation for local shelters. 10 am. Details.

Live Music

Friday

  • Perlman Music Program: Chamber Music Workshop Celebration ConcertShelter Island.  The two and a half week Workshop culminates with a magnificent weekend of chamber music performed by CMW young artist participants. Two shows, 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam BarGreenportDJ & Dancing, 9:30 pm-1:30 am. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicGene Casey Trio. 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Song and Sangria with Nashville Hall of Famer and Emmy Award-winning songwriter Hugh Prestwood, 5:30-7:30 pm.  Details.
  • Pace's DocksideMattituckJoe Allegue, 6 pm. Details.
  • Bridge Lane: Friday Night VibesMattituckMusic Collective. 5-8 pm. Details.
  • Old Mill InnMattituckSatchel Boogie, 8-11 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto Winery, JamesportErin Chase, 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Summer Solstice ConcertRiverhead east. 2 Man Acoustical Jam opens, playing pop, rock, alternative and blues with a steel drum. Headliner is New Life Crisis, "The Planet's Mightiest Independent Original Mashup Band". Lead Singer Paul Mahos directs the band like a DJ - tailoring an experience exclusively for the vibe of the room. 21 and older only. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Perlman Music Program: Chamber Music Workshop Celebration ConcertShelter Island.  The two and a half week Workshop culminates with a magnificent weekend of chamber music performed by CMW young artist participants. Two shows, 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam BarGreenportCopy Cat, 2-6 pm. Details.
  • Corey CreekSoutholdThe ToneKats. 4-8 pm. Details.
  • Duck Walk NorthSoutholdTBA, 12:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Joe Hampton and the Kingpins, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconicDenis Conti, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, PeconicTBA. 1 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicThe Electrix. 3-6 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue.  Three different bands play all day: Julia King, Rob Europe and The Second Hands. Through 8 pm. Details. 
  • Vineyard 48Cutchogue. DJ, 1-6 pm. Details.
  • Bridge LaneMattituckRobert Europe. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Old Mill InnMattituckWho Are Those Guys?, 8-11 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurel. George Barry, 1-5 pm. Details.  
  • Clovis PointJamesportBruce MacDonald, 2-5:30 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto Winery, Jamesport. Two shows: Frank Walker, 1-4:30 pm, Hannah and James, 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east. East End Trio, 2-5 pm. Details.

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Friday Night Dialogues: Preserving Plum Island for Future GenerationsShelter Island. Chris Cryder of Save the Sound ~ in collaboration with artists, John Sargent and Robert Lorenz. 7 pm. Details.
  • A Nature's JournalGreenport. Welcome John Holzapfel, a science teacher, past Southold Town Trustee, and oyster grower, at his monthly nature series. The program will consist of a little science, lots of pictures and a timely discussion of natures activities for the month. 4-5 pm. Details.
  • Movie Matinee: Wadjda, Southold. "This first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia is the story of a young girl determined to raise enough money to buy a bike in a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. Wadjda is the first feature film made by a female Saudi filmmaker. In a country where cinemas are banned and women cannot drive or vote, Haifaa Al Mansour has broken many barriers with her film." 12:30 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Monk with a CameraMattituck.  "Nicky Vreeland, son of Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, quit photography to become a Buddhist monk. Years later, he picks up his cameras again to raise money for his monastery." 1:30 pm. Details.
  • Theater: The Magic Flute, Jamesport. Humanitarian Arts Project International (hapi) is set to perform its first all-children (aged 8-13) play, an adaptaion of Mozart's opera,  at the Jamesport Meeting House. 7:30 pm.  Details.

Saturday

  • Author Event: A View of East Marion, Orient. The East Marion Community Association presents Amy Folk’s new book Oysterponds: East Marion and Orient. Refreshments too. 10 am. Details.
  • Film: Fireboats of 9/11, Greenport. Discussion follows; refreshments served. The Stirling Historical Society hosts in the historic Little Red Schoolhouse on Front Street. 4-7 pm. Details.
  • The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild: Antiques Fair and Country Bake SaleCutchogue. Enjoy the gallery and the fair on the lawn in front. Rain date June 27. 8am-4pm. Details.
  • Theater: The Magic FluteJamesport. Humanitarian Arts Project International (hapi) is set to perform its first all-children (aged 8-13) play, an adaptaion of Mozart's opera,  at the Jamesport Meeting House. 4 pm.  Details.

Sunday

  • Stratford Festival in HD: Anthony and CleopatraGreenport. Captured Live in HD! by William Shakespeare. Directed by Gary Griffin. Reason and judgement prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion engulfing Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman republic, and Cleopatra, the seductive queen of Egypt. Surrendering everything to their desires, they open the floodgates to a civil conflict that will shake the very foundations of their world. 3-6 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical Society, Orient. Mini-Exhibitions. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island LibraryShelter Island.  Plum Island Paintings and Photographs. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Message On A BottleGreenport. The exhibit features East Hampton artist Scott Bluedorn's sketches that led up to the brewery’s surreal labels on their recently released bottles. The show will include prints of Bluedorn’s original label art as well as design sketches and other works unrelated to the labels. On view through July 20th. Friday 3-7 pm, Sat & Sun 12-7 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Library: The Natural Beauty of Plum Island: Sea, Seals, Sunsets & MoreGreenport. John Sargent, pastels & paint; Robert Lorenz, photographs Exhibit open when the library is, through June 15. Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. Tom Cocotos, Collage.  Open Sat and Sun Noon-5 pm.  Details.
  • Cindy Pease Roe Studio & Gallery, Greenport. Open by appointment. 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.
  • Cosden-Price Gallery: Fiber Artist Marilyn Bottjer, Southold. Bottjer is best known for her colorful and inventive hooked wall hangings, which can depict anything from local and regional buildings and landscapes, to special events and independent creations that appear almost abstract in nature. Bottjer is both an artist and teacher who has offered classes at a variety of prominent institutions, including at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. Through June 27th, Thurs-Sat, 1-4 pm.  Details.
  • Southold Library: PhotographsSouthold. The library's gallery features Butterflies, photographed by Patrick Haggerty. Open when the library isDetails.
  • 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.
  • The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild, Cutchogue. Group show. M-Sa 10 am-5 pm; Sun noon-5 pm. Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue,   Group show, Portraits and Figures. Open when the library is.   Details.
  • Alex Ferrone Gallery: Group Photography ShowCutchogueSpring into Collecting features 10 award winning regional artists showing an eclectic mix of new black & white and color photographs of varied artistic styles and subject matter.  Through June 20; 11 am - 5 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.  Coastal Visions, oil paintings by Carol Gold. Reception on June 14, 1-3 pm. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Rosalie Dimon Gallery: Photography and Stained GlassJamesport. Showing the photography of Katherine Liepe-Levinson and stained glass works by Maria Daddino. Reception on May 17. Through July 29. Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara VineyardsRiverhead East. Artist in Residence: Sara Dora. Now through June 30 Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Saturday

  • Author Event: A View of East Marion, Orient. The East Marion Community Association presents historian Amy Folk’s new book Oysterponds: East Marion and Orient. Refreshments too. 10 am. Details.
  • Film: Fireboats of 9/11, Greenport. Discussion follows; refreshments served. The Stirling Historical Society hosts in the historic Little Red Schoolhouse on Front Street. 4-7 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. The OHS has multiple galleries in several buildings, exhibiting works from four centuries. Thurs, Sat and Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island Historical SocietyShelter Island. Museum open Sat and Sun 10am-2pm. 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 MuseumSouthold.  Large permanent collection  includes the largest collection of Algonquin ceramic pottery and other treasures. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. 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.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • Long Beach Bar "Bug" Lighthouse CruiseGreenport. The East End Seaport Museum cruises you out to Bug Light and gives you a tour. 4-6 pm. Details.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Native and Deer Resistant Plants, Cutchogue. Jim Glover of Glover Perennials gives an informative presentation on native and deer resistant plants for your home & garden. 10-11 am. Details.

Ongoing