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Almost Maine, Sea Ducks, Téte de Cuvée Grand Champagne Tasting

The Highlights

Friday January 20 - Sunday January 22

The North Fork Community Theater opens its first 2017 performance, the play Almost, Maine. North Fork Audubon leads an outdoor walk to spot Arctic-nesting sea ducks. Sparkling Pointe holds its annual Téte de Cuvée Grand Tasting of sparkling wines.

In addition to these special events, enjoy a wine dinner Friday night at Caci; learn history on Sunday; hike the woods or laugh yourself silly with good clean comedy on Saturday; enjoy live music all weekend.

Plus: Restaurant week starts Sunday!

The Listings 

Friday January 20 - Sunday January 22

(Click a category title to drop down to the full listings for that type of event, or just scroll)

Food, Farm & Vineyard 
(This category is for food and wine events, and for events hosted by a vineyard or farm, other than live music; for live music at all venues, see that category.)

Special champagne event, wine dinner, chocolate fondue, special tastings & tours.

Live Music

Dance or just kick back at any of the dozen or so shows this weekend.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Almost Main opens; clean comedy, more

History

Enjoy our historic hamlets, learn the stories of the Old Burying Ground.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Stargaze at Custer; take a winter walk in the woods; bird watch, focused on sea ducks.

Food, Farm and Vineyard (This category is for food and wine events, and for events hosted by a vineyard or farm, other than live music; for live music at all venues, see that category)

Friday

  • Caci North Fork: Wine Dinner with Scarola Vineyards, Southold. Four beautiful courses, carefully paired with wine. 6 pm. Menu & Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyards: NoFo Neighbor FridaysPeconic. Every Friday through the end of January, locals get a complimentary tasting and special discount all day; in the evening, winemaker Anthony Sannino shares wine wisdom.  11 am- 7 pm for the locals' special; 5-7 pm for the talk. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards: Wines of the World Tasting SeriesSound Avenue. Enjoy a Palmer wine and compare it to wines from different regions around the world. Discover what makes North Fork wines unique. 1 pm. Details
  • North Fork Chocolate Company: Chocolate FondueAquebouge. Enjoy dipping treats into melted, homemade chocolate--fruits, marshmallow, graham crackers and much more. 2-7 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Sparkling Pointe: 6th Annual Téte de Cuvée Grand Tasting, Southold. A panel of experts leads a tasting of eight top of the line champagnes and sparkling wines. 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Pindar Vineyards: Barrel Tastings, Peconic. Tour the Production Facility; experience how wines taste from the barrel, then enjoy a private tasting in the winery served with assorted cheeses and meats. 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Tours & Barrel TastingMattituck. Shine Estates offers a couple of ways to experience wine and wine making. Walk the vineyard with Barbara Shinn, Learn about sustainable, organic and Biodynamic wine growing. Taste four wines. 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour barrel center starting at 2:30, and sample Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot among others, plus cheeses. Details.
  • Macari Vineyards: Wine & Cheese in the Private Barrel Cellar, Mattituck. Macari hosts in its newly launched private barrel cellar “La Cantina” for a wine and cheese pairing class hosted by Gibson Campbell and Gabriella Macari. Current releases as well as limited edition wines from our cellar will be featured alongside artisanal cheeses and charcuterie. 1 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Winter Long Island Restaurant Week Starts! Three courses, $27.95, can't beat it. Several of our best restaurants have signed up, alphabetically: aMano, Caci North Fork, Legends, the North Fork Table and Inn, and Pace's Dockside. 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.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Wine 101, Sound Avenue. A class offered to get you started on your wine loving journey! Discuss the basics of wine making, wine tasting, the Long Island wine region, and of course, the history of beautiful Martha Clara Vineyards. Seats are limited and must be reserved in advance. Details.
Live Music

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Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Matinee Film: Steve JobsMattituck-Laurel Library. "A 2015 American biographical drama about personal computing innovator and Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs. Covers the years 1984-1998. " 12:30 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: NobleMattituck-Laurel Library. "Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon." 1:30 pm. Details.
  • Theater: Almost, Maine, North Fork Community Theater Mattituck. "Almost, Maine — a town that’s so far north it’s almost in Canada — almost doesn’t exist because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just … Almost. One winter night, while the northern lights shimmer above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Hearts are broken; love is lost, found and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine, will never be the same." 8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Clean Comedy Hour, Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library. An award-winning comedian, actor, and writer, Stevie GB has opened for comedy legends such as Dennis Miller, Louie Ander- son, and Rob Schneider. John Shea is a favorite on Long Island and is often on WFAN. No foul language, just pure clean funny stuff. 2 pm. Details
  • Theater: Almost, MaineNorth Fork Community Theater Mattituck. "Almost, Maine — a town that’s so far north it’s almost in Canada — almost doesn’t exist because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just … Almost. One winter night, while the northern lights shimmer above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Hearts are broken; love is lost, found and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine, will never be the same." 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Researching The Old Burying Ground, Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library.  Cutchogue’s ancient headstones are its windows into the lives of early settlers. learn more about their fascinating stories and discover how our founders’ records can now be shared online. Speakers: Ryan Carita & Zach Studenroth; hosts, Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Council. 2 pm. Details
  • Theater: Almost, MaineNorth Fork Community Theater Mattituck. "Almost, Maine — a town that’s so far north it’s almost in Canada — almost doesn’t exist because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just … Almost. One winter night, while the northern lights shimmer above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Hearts are broken; love is lost, found and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine, will never be the same." 2 pm. Details.

Ongoing 

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: New Stories Simply ToldGreenport.  North Fork artist Peter Treiber Jr. Creating both locally on his family farm- where he also works-and at his studio space at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, Treiber uses his artwork as a means of dissection and discovery. Using reclaimed wood and fragments from vintage magazines, his work strives to discover the limits of the materials, thereby reinventing them and placing them in a new context and new narrative that evokes both the surreal and the satirical. Treiber’s wall mounted sculptures playfully mock rustic hunting trophies, while his paper collages range from absurd adverts to faded antique shop finds, all which bear a charming simplicity. Through Jan 31st. Tasting Room/Gallery Hours: Fri, Sat 12-7 pm, Sun 12-6 pm. Details.
  • Floyd Memorial Library: Alma VazquezGreenport. Paintings. Through Feb. 5. Open when the library isDetails
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Thurs-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5. Details.
  • Sirens' Song Gallery, GreenportBirds of a Feather, Anneli Arms and Sigrid Sperzel work the intaglio etching process to create their masterpieces. Sat-Mon. 12:30-6 pm. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenportNew Works by Laura Westlake.  Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details.   
  • Kapell GalleryGreenportDaniel Hauben. Gorgeous new paintings of North Fork subjects. Details.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. The works of Ed Graham.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • Jacqueline Penney Gallery & StudioCutchogue. A huge collection of the artist's acrylic landscapes and other works.  Open year round. Details
  • Old Town Arts and Crafts GuildCutchogue. The gallery showcases local painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, jewelers, craft masters. Exhibit open 10 am- 5 pm. Details
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogueLarge Watercolors by Cathy Campbell. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueThe Circle - Small Works Exhibit 2016 features fifty photographic works by thirty-one artists that depict how the circle plays an integral role in composition, form, design, and/or subject matter of the image. All works are framed 14 inches or smaller and are available for purchase.  Reception features Clovis Point wines and light bites. 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituckA Momentary View of Cuba and Its People Photography by Hollye Gilbride  Open when the library isDetails.
  • Clovis Point VineyardsJamesport. Photographer Mike McLaughlin, through February 7. Details.
  • William Ris GalleryJamesport. A large selection of fine art. 11-5 pm. Details.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Works by Artists Roxanne Panero & Sara Cedar Miller. Open Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Through February 1, 2017. Details 
  • Martha Clara VineyardSound Avenue. Featuring the artwork of SallyAnne Keller in the tasting room. Through Nov. 30.  Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Saturday 

Sunday 

  • Researching The Old Burying GroundCutchogue.  Cutchogue’s ancient headstones are its windows into the lives of early settlers. learn more about their fascinating stories and discover how our founders’ records can now be shared online. Speakers: Ryan Carita & Zach Studenroth; hosts, Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Council. 2 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday 

  • Sea Duck Bird Walk with Rick, Orient. North Fork Audubon leads a walk to see many species of duck that breed in the Arctic make their winter home here in Orient’s Plum Gut. Dress warmly and for wind. Rain/snow cancels. 8 am. Details.
  • Custer Observatory: StargazingSouthold. Long Island's oldest public observatory opens every Saturday night for free stargazing. Check the weather and the moon before coming (full moons make it hard to see much.) In winter, skywatching starts at 7 pm. Details.
  • A Winter Walk Through The Woods, Downs Farm Preserve Cutchogue. Group for the East End leads this exploration the forest ecosystem during the winter season. Identify the common plants of the preserve and search for animals (including evidence of their presence) along the way. 11 am. Details.

Sunday

Ongoing