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Art Openings, Classical Concerts, Tulips and Baby Animals

This weekend, three new art exhibits open--one that is this weekend only. The Perlman Music Program hosts two terrific classical concerts, and the Recorder Orchestra of New York comes to Greenport. An Irish music band plays in Southold, and wineries host musicians of all sorts up and down the fork. A very special start to our fun on the farm season kicks off on Saturday: The EcoTulips Organic U-Pick Tulip Festival. Garden of Eve farm hosts, and each weekend adds another fun dimension to the beauty of the blooms. This weekend the farm's featuring baby animals. The cold spring means the tulips are just beginning to bloom, but by Saturday there will be plenty to pick.

The Highlights

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Food, Farm & Vineyard

Two delicious wine dinners, barrel tastings, an organic tulip festival, more.

Live Music

This weekend features special classical performances, Irish music, and much more.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Three new art shows open; learn all about Plum Island; get a signed book while sipping wine.

History

The East End Seaport Museum opens for the season, and be sure to see the history exhibit in Southold before it closes Friday.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Stargazing, birdwatching, great weather--Yay!

Food, Farm and Vineyard

Saturday

  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Wine Futures Dinner at aManoMattituck. Indulge in a food and wine experience, featuring pre-release Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard wines, including the new Francesco, in special honor of Anthony’s father. Menu.  Reservations required. 6 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details.
  • Bedell: Barrel TastingCutchogue. Women in Wine: Meet the women of the Bedell Cellars winemaking team. Guests will taste through some exciting new grape varieties being grown at Bedell like Albariño and Sauvignon Blanc. The tasting includes a sparkling wine welcome and a selection of local cheeses.  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.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Wine Dinner and Book SigningMattituck. Eileen Duffy Editor of Edible East End will sign copies of her new book about the Long Island Wine industry, Behind the Bottle – The Rise of Long Island Wine. 3-5 pm. Limited seating wine dinner, featuring Eileen reading from the chapter on Shinn Estates. 7:00 pm, Details
  • Garden of Eve: Organic Tulip Festival & Baby AnimalsRiverhead East. Celebrate Spring among 30,000 organic tulips that you can pick and take home! This is the only organic u-pick tulip field in New York and the entire U.S! This weekend enjoy baby farm animals too. Pick from a quarter acre field behind the Garden of Eve Market and pose for pics in the special display garden in the shape of a river complete with bridge. 10 am - 6 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road: Spring Case SaleCutchogue. Live music, Eat Me Drink Me food truck, and good deals. 11 am - 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 starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Garden of Eve: Organic Tulip Festival & Baby AnimalsRiverhead East. Celebrate Spring among 30,000 organic tulips that you can pick and take home! This is the only organic u-pick tulip field in New York and the entire U.S! This weekend enjoy baby farm animals too. Pick from a quarter acre field behind the Garden of Eve Market and pose for pics in the special display garden in the shape of a river complete with bridge. 10 am - 6 pm. Details.
Live Music

Saturday

  • Perlman Music Program Alumni RecitalShelter IslandPhilip Zuckerman, violin. Praised for his “enchanting tone”, Swedish violinist Philip Zuckerman performs with pianist John Root 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Southold Library: Piano ConcertSouthold. Musical Conversation: J.S Bach and P. Glass with pianist Paolo Bartolani. 2 pm.  Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconicComo Brothers, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconicGrant Werner 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard, Peconic. Norman Vincent, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Cabaret with Marguerite Volonts, 2-4 pm.  Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue.  Cassandra House, 3-6 pm. Details. 
  • Vineyard 48Cutchogue. Live DJ, 1-6 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurel. April Rain, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesportMichael Tessler, 2-5:30 pm. Details.
  • Jason's VineyardJamesport.  George Barry Acoustic Music. 1:30-5:30 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto Winery, JamesportDanny Keys, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east. Yankee Rebels, 2-5 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Perlman Works in Progress Concert, Shelter Island. The Perlman Music Program’s exceptional students will present a free concert of classical masterworks, 2:30 pm. Details.
  • Peconic Landing: Recorder Orchestra of New YorkGreenport. This unique group returns to entertain with an eclectic program offering music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, along with a variety of Classical, Contemporary and Swing selections. 3-5 pm. Details.
  • Southold Library: Irish MusicSoutholdPaddy Doyle's Boots. This legendary band will present a concert of Irish and nautical songs and tunes.  2 pm.  Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Woody Mack, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard, Peconic. Keith Maguire, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue.  Bryce Larsen, 1- 4 pm. Bonus: Spring Case Sale and the Eat Me Drink Me food truck. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurel. Earthtones, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesportCounty Line, 1:30-5 pm. Details.
  • Jason's Vineyard, Jamesport.  TBA. 1-5 pmDetails
  • Dilberto Winery, Jamesport. Ahmad Ali, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east. Chain Reaction 1-4 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Lecture: Preserving Plum Island for Future GenerationsGreenport. Chris Cryder, Special Projects Coordinator for Save the Sound, will present a “virtual tour” of Plum Island using new imagery taken by  photographer Robert Lorenz. 6 pm. Details.
  • Art Opening: Mixed Media, Craft, Cutchogue. This weekend only, the Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild features Creative Explorations, Network Art, Craft & Mixed Media. 10 am - 5 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: WildMattituck. "A chronicle of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe." 1:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Art Exhibit: Mixed Media, Craft, Cutchogue. This weekend only, the Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild features Creative Explorations, Network Art, Craft & Mixed Media. 10 am - 5 pm. Details.
  • Art Opening: 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 6; Reception on May 9. 11 am - 5 pm. Details.
  • Book Signing: Behind the Bottle – The Rise of Long Island Wine, Mattituck. Shinn Estates Farmhouse & Vineyard hosts Eileen Duffy, Editor of Edible East End who signs copies of her new book about the Long Island Wine industry, Behind the Bottle – The Rise of Long Island Wine. 3-5 pm. Details.
  • Art Opening: Photography and Stained GlassJamesport. The Rosalie Dimon Gallery at the Jamesport Manor Inn opens a new show featuring photography by Katherine Liepe-Levinson  and stained glass works by Maria Daddino. Reception on May 17. Through July 29. Details.

Sunday

  • Art Exhibit: Mixed Media, Craft, Cutchogue. This weekend only, the Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild features Creative Explorations, Network Art, Craft & Mixed Media. 10 am- 5 pm. 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 6; Reception on May 9. 11 am - 5 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. Quilty Pleasures: Four Centuries of Quilts. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island LibraryShelter Island.  Paintings by August Mosca.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. New Works by Marc G. Rubin.  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.
  • Cosden-Price Gallery: Hobbling Through SoutholdSouthold. The Southold Historical society's first exhibit in 2015, featuring historic photographs, maps, and recollections of the from the late 19th century originally published as a column in the local papers called "Hobbles." The columns discussed the various old buildings along Main Road in downtown Southold and what had happened there, who had owned, them, and what was then new. Through May 1.  Thurs-Sat, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Southold Library: PhotographsSouthold. The library's gallery features Butterflies, photographed by Patrick Haggerty. Open when the library isDetails.
  • 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.
  • 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 6; Reception on May 9. 11 am - 5 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.  Painting and sculpture of Gina Gilmour. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Rosalie Dimon Gallery at Jamesport Manor InnJamesport. 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 Laura Pahayan, through April 30th. Open when the winery isDetails.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Saturday

  • The East End Seaport Museum Opens for the SeasonGreenport. 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. 1-6 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • 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. 1-6 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.
  • 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.
  • Cosden-Price Gallery: Hobbling Through SoutholdSouthold. The Southold Historical society opens its first exhibit in 2015, featuring historic photographs, maps, and recollections of the from the late 19th century originally published as a column in the local papers called "Hobbles." The columns discussed the various old buildings along Main Road in downtown Southold and what had happened there, who had owned, them, and what was then new. Through May 1.  Thurs-Sat, 1-4 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • Stargazing at the Custer InstituteSouthold. The oldest public observatory is open for viewing, weather permitting. Note, viewing is best with less moon. Here's the moon calendar.  8 pm - midnight. Details.

Sunday

  • Mashomack Preserve: May-gration Bird WalksShelter Island. Warblers in their colorful breeding plumage, as well as other long distance travelers use Mashomack as a critical resting and refueling stop. These neotropical migrants are in decline. Come see these disappearing birds and learn how you can help stop their demise. All birding levels welcome, bring binoculars. Registration required.  7- 9 am. Details.

Ongoing