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Champagne, Stars, A Winter Walk In Cutchogue Woods

Sip bubbly in style at Sparkling Pointe's 4th Annual Tete de Cuvee. Enjoy the North Fork's dark skies with Saturday night stargazing, either at the Custer Institute or at Laurel Lake Vineyard. (If the weather doesn't cooperate, Laurel Lake offers a special indoor program.) Sunday, stroll through a nature preserve with the Group for the East End, and learn about the local winter ecosystem. The weekend's options extend far beyond bubbly, stars and winter strolls, of course. Just a few of Friday night's listings:  have fun at Palmer Vineyard's trivia night, see the North Fork Community Theater perform a comedic play, or drink beer and dance at Greenport Harbor Brewing's Peconic tasting room.

Saturday taste wine and cheese at Duck Walk North, hear one of nearly a dozen live music shows, and, well, just check out all the listings...

The Highlights

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Food, Farm & Vineyard

From Trivia Night on Friday to Sundays with Grandma and lots of music, tastings and tours in between, our vineyards are getting quite busy.

Live Music

The dozen and a half shows this weekend are mostly rock of one sort or another with a bit of jazz too, and are generally at wineries all along the fork. So sip and listen from one end to the other!

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

The North Fork Community Theater's staging a hilarious comedy, the Mattituck library is holding a reception for a photographer and screening an art film, and galleries are open.

History

Explore and get to know this area; Southold's been around, whether as New Haven's plantation or its own, independent town, for 375 years.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Ice skate in the heart of Greenport, check out the stars on Saturday night, take a guided Sunday stroll through the woods.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday

  • Palmer Vineyards: Trivia NightRiverhead East. Host Matt Cereola challenges you and your team with some hard hitting questions. Reservations required. 7-9 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Sparkling Pointe: 4th Annual Tete de Cuvee, Southold. A grand tasting of sparkling wines and champagne, 6-8 pm. Details
  • Duck Walk North: Wine and Cheese Pairing, Southold. Enjoy a gourmet pairing of Duck Walk Wines and Artisanal Cheeses in a farm to table setting. Reservations Required. 4:30-6 pm. Details.
  • Waters Crest Winery: 2013 'Grand Vin' Reds Barrel TastingsCutchogue. Wine maker Jim Waters shares this special vintage; local grapes, elegantly hand-crafted for perfect moments. From earth to table.2-4 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.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: 2nd Annual Star Gazing SeriesLaurel. Charles A. Cardona III leads a discussion about astronomy what can be seen, and then we will use Telescopes and Binoculars to see. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will stay inside for a Special Presentation. 6-8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Waters Crest Winery-2013 'Grand Vin' Reds Barrel TastingsCutchogue. Wine maker Jim Waters shares this special vintage; local grapes, elegantly hand-crafted for perfect moments. From earth to table. 2-4 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.
  • Dilberto Winery: Sundays with Grandma 2015Jamesport. Spend Sunday afternoon Italian style-- a delicious feast of cheese, fresh pizza bread, homemade mozzarella with tomato, a pasta demonstration that will be served later, pizza dolce, and wine! Reservations required. 1 pm. Details.
Live Music

Friday

  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicJon Divello and Chris Tedesco, 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue.  Cass Dillon & Friends, 6-9 pm. Details. 
  • A Touch of VeniceCutchogueThe ToneKats, (In the bar) 6-9 pm. Details.

Saturday

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Matinee Film: WatermarkMattituckRotten Tomatoes: "Watermark is a feature documentary film that brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use. We see massive floating abalone farms... ". 1:30 pm. Details.
  • Theater: Moon Over Buffalo, Mattituck.  The North Fork Community Theater stage this comedy of George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950’s, who hear that Frank Capra is coming to town and might cast them in his remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel if impressed. But everything goes hilariously wrong. 8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Theater: Moon Over Buffalo, Mattituck. The North Fork Community Theater stage this comedy of George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950’s, who hear that Frank Capra is coming to town and might cast them in his remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel if impressed. But everything goes hilariously wrong. 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Art Reception, Mattituck. Come meet photographer, Kathy Pasca, enjoy some refreshments and view her "Love is Everywhere" exhibit in the Library’s art gallery. 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Theater: Moon Over Buffalo, Mattituck.  The North Fork Community Theater stage this comedy of George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950’s, who hear that Frank Capra is coming to town and might cast them in his remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel if impressed. But everything goes hilariously wrong. 2:30 pm. Details.

Ongoing

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

History

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.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Friday

  • Family Night: Ice Skating in Mitchell Park & Games at Little Creek OystersGreenport. Skate daily in the heart of downtown Greenport. Rent skates or bring your own. Weather dependent. Because schools are closed, open 7:30-9:30 pm. DetailsWhile you're at it, stop in at Little Creek Oysters (a very short stroll away) to warm up with Family Game Night: play all the games you ever loved! Connect 4, Sorry, Yahtzee, and more. Also 7:30-9:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Ice Skating in Mitchell ParkGreenport. Skate daily in the heart of downtown Greenport. Rent skates or bring your own. Weather dependent. Open 11 am- 5 pm. Details.
  • Stargazing at the Custer InstituteSouthold. Weather and moon permitting, stargaze through the oldest public observatory on Long Island, starting at 8 pm. (Doors open at 7 pm). Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: 2nd Annual Star Gazing SeriesLaurel. Charles A. Cardona III leads a discussion about astronomy what can be seen, and then we will use Telescopes and Binoculars to see. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will stay inside for a Special Presentation. 6-8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Ice Skating in Mitchell ParkGreenport. Skate daily in the heart of downtown Greenport. Rent skates or bring your own. Weather dependent. Open 11 am- 5 pm. Details.
  • A Winter Walk Through the WoodsCutchogue. The Group for the East End hosts this exploration of the winter forest ecosystem along the trails of the Downs Farm Preserve will explore 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. 10:30 am-noon. Details.

Ongoing