Widgets Magazine

A Cornucopia of Wine, Art, Music and Much More

This weekend the North Fork offers many special events, none so huge as to warrant headline status over all the rest; it's a harvest cornucopia of a weekend. Enjoy special shopping opportunities, such as a handcrafted jewelry trunk show.

Foodies can sample oysters paired with sparkling wine, or belly up for a four course meal--each course paired with a newly released wine, among other options.

Like live music? In addition to the many acts hosted by wineries, the Mattituck library has a special piano/violin concert and Mattituck Presbyterian hosts a gospel choir.

Perhaps the richest selection of events this weekend falls in the 'Arts' category. The options include an artist's reception to performances of Godspell and A Christmas Carol to a couple of interesting lectures and films and more.

As ever, stargaze on Saturday night at the Custer Institute; while no guaranty can be made about cloud cover, the moon will be helpfully tiny.

The Highlights

(Click a title to reach the full listings for that type of event)

Festivals & Charity Events

Eat, drink and shop fashion for a good cause.

Holiday Shopping Specials

Discerning gift givers will love shopping out here, particularly now through year's end, as our unique shops are complimented by several fairs showcasing high quality, handcrafted treasures. This weekend Miss Ella's opens, plus a jewelry trunk show, and a Lieb cellars warehouse sale.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

From Bubbles & Bivalves to  the first installation of the Winemaker Education Series (involving a tour, food & wine tasting) to a four course dinner paired with four newly released wines--plus all the usual tours and tastings--there's a lot of special ways to experience North Fork bounty this weekend.

Live Music

As ever, the vineyards offer several options for live music. The most unusual offering this weekend, however, is at the Mattituck Library, which hosts a piano and violin duo performing works from around the world.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Create a painting in a three day workshop; see Godspell before it closes; check out a film or two; enjoy a photographic lecture about Myanmar or learn about a Spanish pilgrimage; take in a poetry performance; meet a painter. Lots of options this weekend...

History

Did a comet end the local Clovis tribe? Check out a lecture and find out. Or see an exhibit on local prostitution history or one about a local war of 1812 battle.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Star gaze or just go outside and enjoy the beauty that is the North Fork.

Festivals & Charity Events

Friday

  • A Taste of Community CultureAquebogue. Dinner, fashion show, art sale, jewelry sale, benefiting the Family Community Life Center. 6-10 pm. Details.
Holiday Shopping Specials

All Weekend

  • Miss Ella's Gift Shop, Riverhead East. Sales benefit Hallockville Museum Farm. Farm-inspired art, imported Polish pottery, new Hallockville farm truck t-shirts, books, souvenirs and memorabilia of local interest, handcrafted jewelry, birdhouses, carvings and duck decoys made by local artisans and a wide range of seasonal, holiday merchandise including ornaments, gift baskets ready for giving, wrapping paper & notions and greeting cards. Weekends through December 21st. 12-4 pm. Details

Saturday

  • Jewelry Trunk Show: Handmade by Wai, Greenport. Hosted by Verbena.  11 am -  5 pm. Details

Sunday

  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue. Pre-Holiday Warehouse Case Sale! Stock up on wine for gifts and holiday parties; food from Noah's on the Road will be available for purchase if you work up an appetite after buying all your wine! 11 am - 4 pm. Details.
Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday

Saturday

  • Duck Walk North Wine Release & Dinner Party, Southold. Duck Walk releases four wines, paired with four delicious courses. 6:30-9:30 pm. Details.
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Pindar-Champaigne, Chopin & CaviarPeconic. Special tours demonstrating the last stages in making Champagne. Watch Pindar disgorge, dosage, cork, wire net the bottles in preparation for the Holiday season. Complimentary tasting of our Cuvee Rare Champagne and hor d'oeuvres. 2-3 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards--Winemaker's Walk, Cutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse-Tours, Mattituck 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.
  • Winemakers Education Series at The Tasting Group, Mattituck. A once-a-month series, featuring various winemakers and wine topics, opens with Alie Shaper of Brooklyn Oenology. The event includes a"Behind the wine" tour of Premium Wine Group (usually closed to the public); wine tasting and "The Grapes of New York" lesson; and Aperitivo Hour in the Barrel Room with artisanal meats, cheeses and gourmet snacks. 3-5 pm. Details.
  • Jamesport Vineyards Serves Noah's, Jamesport. Throughout the fall, Jamesport Vineyard's new wood burning oven will  be baking deliciousness from Noah's. 5-7 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Noah's: Winemakers' Dinner SeriesGreenportChef Noah's annual series of five course prix fixes, pairing a local winery with his fabulous local food. This week: Palmer Vineyards, paired with this menu. Winemaker – Miguel Martin. In the private dining room, starting at 6 pm.  Details.
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Pindar-Champaigne, Chopin & CaviarPeconic. Special tours demonstrating the last stages in making Champagne. Watch Pindar disgorge, dosage, cork, wire net the bottles in preparation for the Holiday season. Complimentary tasting of our Cuvee Rare Champagne and hor d'oeuvres. 2-3 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse-Tours, Mattituck 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.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards-Chocolate!Laurel. Wine paired with North Fork Chocolate. 2- 4 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto Winery-Barrel Tasting & ToursJamesport. Every Sunday in the fall, sample straight from the barrel. At 11 am and 1 pm. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards-Paint & SipRiverhead East. The Painted Canvas hosts Paint and Sip; includes all painting supplies and a glass of wine. Reservations Required. starts at 3 pm. Details.
Live Music

Friday

Saturday

  • Raphael Vineyard, Peconic. Panic, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchoguePandafan. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Cabaret with Marjorie Volants, 2-4 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto WineryJamesportTBA 1:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesport.  Park Avenue Gypsies, swing jazz and Tin Pan Alley. Bonus: Long Island Oyster Company serving up the best local oysters! 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east. Live jazz with Hands in Motion. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Palmer VineyardsRiverhead EastTodd "The Guitar Man" Grossman, 12-4 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Raphael Vineyard, Peconic. Scott Keller & the Renegades, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, Peconic.  Bob Blatchley, wine, cheese, chocolate 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Fall Concert: 90 Minutes Around the World, Mattituck. The Karkowska Sisters, a piano/violin duo, has performed all over the world from Carnegie Hall to the Krakow Royal Philharmonic. Beautiful music and stories about composers and their lives. 2-3 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto WineryJamesportTBA. 1:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesport.   Chris Connolly, indie/folk1:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Jason's VineyardJamesport. TBA 1-5 pmDetails.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east.  Michael Duca. 1-4 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

All Weekend

  • Three Day Painting Workshop, Southold. Led by Patricia McCarthy. Start a painting or bring an unfinished work to complete. Friday 5-9 pm, Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm. Details.

Friday

  • Poetry Project Presentation: Goldengrove UnleavingShelter Island. Curated by Bliss Morehead. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Ida, Southold. "Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation". 12:30 pm. Details.
  • Artist's Reception: Gayle Wagner, Cutchogue. Artist of the Month at the Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild Gayle Wagner shares her love of nature through photography and watercolor paintings, as well as her interest and instruction in quilting, soap making, silk ribbon embroidery, pressed flower art, and herbs. Reception 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: The LunchboxMattituckIMDb:  "A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox." 1:30 pm. Details.
  • Musical: GodspellJamesport. The Riverhead Faculty Community Theater presents the 1971 Broadway musical based on New Testament parables. The lyrics have been updated by Mr. Schwartz, who wrote the musical. Staged at the beautiful and historic Jamesport Meeting House. 8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • A Christmas Carol, Greenport. The classic, performed live, for free. 4 pm. Details.
  • Thanksgiving Pet Parade, Greenport. Harbor Pet hosts; dress your pets in a Thanksgiving-themed costume, convene at noon in front of the store. Judges give awards for best turkey-day outfit, most creative, best owner/pet costume combo, most original and more. 12:30.  Details.
  • The Clovis and The Comet, Southold. "Dr. Lucinda Hemmick of the Southold Indian Museum will explore how both archaeological and recent geological evidence are providing evidence that the North American Clovis culture was almost wiped out by a comet strike." 6 pm. Details.
  • Myanmar, A Land Lost in Time and the Ancient Kingdoms of Cambodia & Laos, Cutchogue. Professional photographer Michael Fairchild leads a journey of the imagination to Myanmar; a mysterious land of gold covered pagodas, ancient ruins, and Buddhist monasteries. He also explores the dark history behind the Khmer Rouge’s “Killing Fields” and Cambodia's current struggle. 2 - 3:30 pm. Details.
  • Musical: GodspellJamesport. The Riverhead Faculty Community Theater presents the 1971 Broadway musical based on New Testament parables. The lyrics have been updated by Mr. Schwartz, who wrote the musical. Staged at the beautiful and historic Jamesport Meeting House. 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • SPANISH PILGRIMAGE; Experiences on the Camino de Santiago De Compostela, Greenport.  Presented by P.A.T. Hunt and Darr Reilly. 3 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. Quilty Pleasures: Four Centuries of Quilts. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island LibraryShelter Island.Nancy Fredericks’ Quilt Patches. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportOil & Water, by Carol Halliburton & Sally Gelling; paintings & photographs. Open when the library is.  Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. Showing original paintings by the North Fork critique group ‘Cloud 9.’ A portion of the exhibit proceeds go toward the restoration and revitalization of the Greenport Waterfront.  Open Thurs-Mon 12-5 pm.  Details.
  • Cindy Pease Roe Studio & Gallery, Greenport. Open by appointment. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • A History of Prostitution on the North Fork, Southold. The Southold Historical Society stages the exhibition, which features "a number of panels discussing the various madams who operated brothels in Greenport as well as the streetwalkers who were known to ply their trade there. It also discusses the life and career of Dr. J. Mott Heath, who not only provided much needed health care for the women involved but who also served as the long-time county coroner, as well as being the chief of staff and president of the board for Eastern Long Island Hospital." Thurs-Sat 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Southold Library GallerySouthold. Paintings by Cathy Campbell. Open daily. Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue, Exhibiting Barbara Ringwald's fiber art, open when the library is.   Details.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueThe Still Life. Works by award-winning photographers, Harold Naideau and Steven Schreiber. Open Thurs-Sun 11-6 pm.  Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.  A Photographic Potpourri 2013-2014 by photographer Steve Berger. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Rosalie Dimon Gallery at Jamesport Manor InnJamesport. Showing the paintings of Ine Wijtvliet & Natalia Clark. Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 10 pm. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

History

Saturday

  • The Clovis and The CometSouthold. "Dr. Lucinda Hemmick of the Southold Indian Museum will explore how both archaeological and recent geological evidence are providing evidence that the North American Clovis culture was almost wiped out by a comet strike." 6 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.
  • Fire Fighter MuseumGreenport. The Fire Fighter is a famous and historic fireboat open for free tours Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5. Details.
  • Southold Indian MuseumSouthold. Current Special Exhibit: Tobacco, Sacred to Profane, 5000 years of tobacco history on Long Island. Large permanent collection  includes the largest collection of Algonquin ceramic pottery and other treasures. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
  • A History of Prostitution on the North Fork, Southold. The Southold Historical Society stages the exhibition, which features "a number of panels discussing the various madams who operated brothels in Greenport as well as the streetwalkers who were known to ply their trade there. It also discusses the life and career of Dr. J. Mott Heath, who not only provided much needed health care for the women involved but who also served as the long-time county coroner, as well as being the chief of staff and president of the board for Eastern Long Island Hospital." Thurs-Sat 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm--"Defense of the Eagle"Riverhead East.   Learn about an overlooked naval battle that took place right here on the shores of the Long Island Sound during the War of 1812! Hallockville commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of the Eagle which took place over three days in 1814. Fri-Sun 12-4 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • Stargazing at the Custer InstituteSouthold. Weather and moon permitting, stargaze through the oldest public observatory on Long Island, starting at 8 pm. Details.

Ongoing