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Celebrate Mom with Tea, Brunch, Wine & Tulips; Bird Watch; Live Music, Theater, Art & History

This weekend offers many ways to celebrate Mom, from Historic Sylvester Manor's 400 year celebration featuring tours and tea, to Harbes' farm festival to special wine brunches, pairings, and even a wine tasting with a souvenir glass. North Fork Audubon offers a Friday night presentation on song birds, followed on Saturday by two guided walks, a potluck picnic and live music, and a native plants sale.

Two dozen concerts sing all along the fork all weekend. Northeast Stage presents the edgy one act Ladies Man,  Two art exhibits open--one with a reception--and a third, recently opened show hosts a reception too.

History buffs can enjoy a stroll through an old burying ground, go to the Sylvester Manor Tea, or hear a story about a local whaler from back in the days of treasure. Beyond two special bird watching events, and our beautiful parks and preserves, outdoor enthusiasts can learn all about tracking animals at Hallockville Museum Farm.

The Highlights

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Food, Farm & Vineyard

Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard reopens for the season with a Mothers' Day festival featuring live music, flower planting, and all sorts of family friendly fun.  Love Lane features pizza on Roanoke Vineyard's piazza; Charnews farm shares all you need to know about herbs & growing them; many vineyards feature special tastings and meals in honor of Mom.

Live Music

A couple dozen shows, up and down the fork, offer lots of music to choose from. One special concert raises funds for a recently burned down historic church.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Art openings and receptions; theater; a presentation all about songbirds.

History

A Mothers Day tea in historic Sylvester Manor involves a 400 year tribute to mom. Tour an old burying ground in Southold. Bring the kids for a family friendly storytelling about a local whaler and treasure hunter.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Two very special bird watching events, plus stargazing and animal tracking.

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.
  • Garden of Eve: Organic Tulip FestivalRiverhead 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.

Saturday

  • Sparkling Pointe Vineyard: Mothers Day SweetsSouthold. New York Artisinal Sweets Pairing In honor of Mother's Day, pairing its bubbly with a sample of special treats. 11 am - 6 pm. Details.
  • Charnews Farm: The Herb Garden with Heather CusackSouthold. The Peconic Land Trust offers  a new, season-long series of herb garden workshops, led by herbalist Heather Cusack. This month, explore the magical world of wild and cultivated herbs, starting with a walk to the herb garden. Identify culinary and medicinal herbs including sage, thyme, borage, rosemary, Echinacea, burdock, comfrey, valerian, chamomile, Solomon seal, and angelica. Look for wild herbs, harvest some edibles, sample herb teas, and learn how to make a tincture and flower essence. Learn to plant the herb garden, and take home your own herb plant! 9 am - 10:30 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.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details.
  • Harbes Family Farm: Mothers Day Festival, Mattituck. Plant a flower for Mom, Live music, Wine tastings, Pig races, and Pony rides all take place throughout the weekend. Baby lambs, Goat Mountain, Bunnyville, The Hedge Maze, The Three Little Pig houses, and Pedal Carts, too. 10 am - 6 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.
  • Macari Vineyards: Rose Sorbet for Mothers' DayMattituck. Free Rosé Sorbet with Wine Tasting for Mother’s Day. Served all weekend May 9th & 10th. Sorbet made from Macari Rose wine by Magic Fountain in Mattituck. 11 am - 5:30 pm. Details.
  • Garden of Eve: Organic Tulip FestivalRiverhead 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: HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY

  • The Old Field Vineyards: A Toast to MomSouthold. Calling all Moms into the Tasting Barn! Come in, taste some wines and walk out with a free logo glass. Just a little thank you for all the hard work you have done for your children. 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.
  • Macari Vineyards: Rose Sorbet for Mothers' DayMattituck. Free Rosé Sorbet with Wine Tasting for Mother’s Day. Served all weekend May 9th & 10th. Sorbet made from Macari Rose wine by Magic Fountain in Mattituck. 11 am - 5:30 pm. Details.
  • Harbes Family Farm: Mothers Day Festival, Mattituck. Plant a flower for Mom, Live music, Wine tastings, Pig races, and Pony rides all take place throughout the weekend. Baby lambs, Goat Mountain, Bunnyville, The Hedge Maze, The Three Little Pig houses, and Pedal Carts, too. 10 am - 6 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: Mothers' Day BrunchLaurel. Treat mom to a Mother’s Day Buffet she won’t soon forget! LLV teams up with CJ’s American Grill. Complimentary mimosa, 11 am - 1 pm. Details.
  • Roanoke Vineyards: Rose Release PartyRiverhead East. Official release of 2014 Roanoke Vineyards Rosé, and a sneak preview of the Sauvignon Blanc, and this summer's superstar BRIO, their new white blend. Chef Lia Fallon will be creating special food pairings all afternoon. 1-5 pm. Details
  • Garden of Eve: Organic Tulip Festival & Mothers Day BrunchRiverhead 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 a Mothers' Day . 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

Friday

Saturday

  • Osprey's DominionPeconicComo Brothers, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconicMike Eisemann 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Cabaret with Marguerite Volonts, 2-4 pm.  Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue.  Points East, 3-6 pm. Details. 
  • Vineyard 48Cutchogue. Live DJ, 1-6 pm. Details.
  • Old Mill InnMattituckPoints East, 7-9 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurel. George Barry, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Jamesport Meeting HouseJamesportThe Cassatt String Quartet. The concert features Schubert’s Death and the Maiden, along with a piece for strings composed by Cutchogue native Douglas Moore and another composed by Columbia University’s Peter Susser. 7:30-9:30 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesportRobert Bruey, 2-5:30 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto Winery, JamesportAhmad Ali, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east. Michael Duca, 2-5 pm. Details.

Sunday: HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY!

  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. East End Trio, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconicJen Kane 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard, Peconic. Pure Country: The Two Dons, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Vineyard 48Cutchogue. Live DJ, 1-6 pm. Details.
  • Pugilese VineyardsCutchogue. George Barry Acoustic Music. 1:30 - 5:30 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurel. Firefly, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Jamesport Meeting House: Mothers' Day Benefit ConcertJamesport. The Sopranos. Maribeth Mundell and Lauren Sisson, with Lea Kendall on the piano, give a concert entitled “Mother Knows Best”  include songs from the shows “Into the Woods,” “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Wicked,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Spring Awakening,” “Les Miserables” and “Cabaret” as well as several lullabies in various musical styles. All proceeds benefit the restoration fund of the First Universalist Church of Southold, whose historic building was tragically lost to fire recently and where the concert was originally scheduled.  4 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesportCounty Line, 1:30-5 pm. Details.
  • Jason's Vineyard, Jamesport.  TBA. 1-5 pmDetails
  • Jamesport VineyardJamesportTBA. Bonus: Free glass of wine for Mom. 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto Winery, Jamesport. Danny Keys, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east. 2 Man Acoustic Jam, 1-4 pm. Details.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Theater: Ladies' ManGreenport. Northeast Stage presents the French master of the farce, Georges Feydeau, explores the bumpy road to love in his one act play, Ladies' Man. The sophisticated comedy starring Laura Pearsall and Lena Trbojevic is presented by Northeast Stage to benefit our summer 2015 Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night. The evening's director, James Pritchard, will round out the program with a selection of love songs. 8 pm. Details.
  • Lecture: Spring WarblersPeconic. North Fork Audubon Society hosts. The month of May is the optimal time to find Warblers migrating through our area. Traveling from South and Central America, Mexico and the West Indies, a few of these neo-tropical migrant songbirds stay here to breed while many are only stopping on their way to boreal breeding grounds further north. Our Eastern Warblers are strikingly colorful, active and exciting to find in backyards or nearby wooded trails. This unique multi-media learning program uses photos and bird call recordings to focus on how to find and identify migrating Wood Warblers. 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: More Than the RainbowMattituck.  "The bittersweet and nostalgic life and times of New York City street photographer, and former cabbie, Matt Weber; set to wonderful jazz and drenched with evocative images." 1:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Theater: Ladies' ManGreenport. Northeast Stage presents the French master of the farce, Georges Feydeau, explores the bumpy road to love in his one act play, Ladies' Man. The sophisticated comedy starring Laura Pearsall and Lena Trbojevic is presented by Northeast Stage to benefit our summer 2015 Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night. The evening's director, James Pritchard, will round out the program with a selection of love songs. 8 pm. Details.
  • Art Opening & Reception: 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. Reception 3-5 pm. Details.
  • Art Opening: Plum Island Painting & Photography, Southold. The Southold Historical Society's second 2015 exhibit features the collaborative work of John Sargent & Robert Lorenz that reveals the natural beauty of Plum island to the general public. Through May 30th, 1-4pm  Details.
  • Art Reception: 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;  exhibit open 11 am - 5 pm; reception (wine and light bites)6-8 pm. Details.

Sunday: Happy Mother's Day!

  • Theater: Ladies' ManGreenport. Northeast Stage presents the French master of the farce, Georges Feydeau, explores the bumpy road to love in his one act play, Ladies' Man. The sophisticated comedy starring Laura Pearsall and Lena Trbojevic is presented by Northeast Stage to benefit our summer 2015 Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night. The evening's director, James Pritchard, will round out the program with a selection of love songs. 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.  A Portrait of Walter. An in process visual book about the mysterious history of her father's WWII experience.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • 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.
  • Cosden-Price Gallery: Plum Island Painting & Photography, Southold. The Southold Historical Society's second 2015 exhibit features the collaborative work of John Sargent & Robert Lorenz that reveals the natural beauty of Plum island to the general public. Through May 30th, 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: 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.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday

  • Old Burial Ground TourSouthold. Gather at the library’s entrance and walk to the Southold Presbyterian Church’s cemetery. The oldest section, with its rows of headstones created from sandstone, slate and marble mark the remains of our early colonists. Dress comfortably to amble around this historic acre. Registration not required.  Melissa Andruski leads. Rain cancels. 10 am. Details.

Saturday

  • Sylvester Manor Open House: Mother's Day TeaShelter Island. MOTHERS’ TREASURES: Celebrating Four Centuries of Motherhood and the Domestic Arts at Sylvester Manor. Enjoy a house tour and a special tea honoring mothers and women past and present; wander the blooming, formal gardens. Noon-3 pm. Details.
  • Downs Farm Preserve: A Story About Captain Henry Green, Long Island Whaler & Treasure HunterCutchogue. Group for the East End hosts. Local author Rosemary McKinley shares real stories about East End native, Captain Henry Green and his greatest adventures as a whaler and eventual treasure hunter. Perfect for families with school-aged children! 10-11 am. 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.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • Celebrate International Bird Migratory Day!Greenport. North Fork Audubon hosts. Guided bird walks followed by a potluck picnic and live music by The Second Hands. Native plant sale too. Walks at 8 am and 10 am; picnic and music 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Charnews Farm: The Herb Garden with Heather CusackSouthold. The Peconic Land Trust offers  a new, season-long series of herb garden workshops, led by herbalist Heather Cusack. This month, explore the magical world of wild and cultivated herbs, starting with a walk to the herb garden. Identify culinary and medicinal herbs including sage, thyme, borage, rosemary, Echinacea, burdock, comfrey, valerian, chamomile, Solomon seal, and angelica. Look for wild herbs, harvest some edibles, sample herb teas, and learn how to make a tincture and flower essence. Learn to plant the herb garden, and take home your own herb plant! 9 am - 10:30 am. Details.
  • Stargazing at the Custer InstituteSouthold. 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.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Animal Tracking WalkRiverhead East. Join Callie Velmachos, a Level III certified tracker for a hike to the pond in the preserved lands behind Hallockville. Learn the basics of reading the fascinating tracks and signs of the many kinds of animals inhabiting the ponds, farm fields and woodlands and see the world at your feet with new eyes! Limited space; reservations are required. 10 am - noon. Details.

Sunday

  • Mashomack Preserve: Birds and Breakfast, May-gration Bird WalksShelter Island. The annual early morning birdwatch and breakfast is an eye and ear-opener. We will break into teams, each led by an expert birder, to explore various habitats surrounding the Manor House. Each team will try to identify as many species as possible by both sight and song, with a complete list being compiled at the end of the morning. The friendly competition will culminate over a delicious breakfast in the Manor House. bring binoculars. Registration required.  6-10 am. Details.

Ongoing