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Chocolate Fondue, Brine Riot, Victorian Holiday Concert, Nice Neighbors

The Highlights

Friday December 16 - Sunday December 18

Every Friday enjoy homemade chocolate fondue at North Fork Chocolate Company, and, if you're a local, a free tasting and wine talk at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard--nice neighbors. Saturday, enjoy a brine riot at Little Creek Oysters: pickles, oysters, beer, special cocktails--salty goodness. Lots of opportunities to embrace the holiday spirit abound; one of the most special is staged by the Southold Historical Society and the Southold Opera House

The Listings 

Friday December 16 - Sunday December 18

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

Special Holiday Shopping & Holiday Events

So many special shops pop up around the North Fork; so many holiday special events--Santa visits, special concerts, more...

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.)

Chocolate fondue; pickles, oysters & beer; free tastings for locals.

Live Music

Holiday concerts, acoustic rock, much more.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Multi-dimensional ballet & arts at Martha Clara; a book signing at Little Creek.

History

Pop up shops in historic buildings.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Stargaze, explore.

Special Holiday Shopping & Holiday Events

Friday

  • Brecknock Hall: Holiday Celebration, Greenport. An event for all ages! Decorate gingerbread cookies and enjoy warm apple cider. Take a photo with Santa who will do a reading of 'Twas the Night before Christmas. 6-7:30 pm Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Miss Ella's Gift ShopSound Avenue. Hand painted Polish pottery, handcrafted arts and crafts made by local artisans including knitted items, tote bags and purses, potholders and afghans, jewelry and ornaments; historic arts, games, books and toys for children; a large selection of quilting fabric, yarn, beads and other notions; vintage collectibles including glassware, linens and decor; plus so so so much more! Noon-3 pm. Details.
  • Waters Crest Winery: Holiday Blow Out Sale, Cutchogue. One day only... at the Tasting Room and  by phone... 20% off 4 bottles or more with free shipping. All bottles will be 15% off! Come get some early Holiday presents! 10 am-9 pm. Details.
  • Jamesport Meeting House: Carols and Cookies, Jamesport. Dena Tishim will be back with her Riverhead High School Chamber Chorus to perform seasonal selections and lead attendees in a sing-along of popular carols, followed by cookies and mulled cider in the Lecture Room.  6:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Floyd Memorial Library: Santa Visit!, Greenport. Every child will receive a holiday gift. Bring your cameras and take pictures. 11 am. Details.
  • North Fork Roots: Holiday ShopCutchogue. an array of holiday gifts including greens, handmade signs, unique antiques and more. All curated by renowned local designer Conni Cross. 11 am -5 pm. Details.
  • The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council: Carriage House Christmas ShopCutchogue Village Green. On the Cutchogue Green; handcrafted gifts. 1-4 pm. Details
  • Vineyard Barn Holiday ShopSound Avenue. Handcrafted clothing, jewelry, baked goods & Mary Kay. By appointment. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Miss Ella's Gift ShopSound Avenue. Hand painted Polish pottery, handcrafted arts and crafts made by local artisans including knitted items, tote bags and purses, potholders and afghans, jewelry and ornaments; historic arts, games, books and toys for children; a large selection of quilting fabric, yarn, beads and other notions; vintage collectibles including glassware, linens and decor; plus so so so much more! Noon-3 pm. Details
  • Palmer Vineyards: BOGO Case SaleSound Avenue. This weekend, cases of Weekend White and Weekend Rose. 11 am-5 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Peconic Landing: Bay Area Chorus Holiday Concert, Greenport. A 28 member chorus, based in Sayville, performs a variety of music including Christmas carols, classical and popular holiday songs. 3 pm. Details
  • Southold Opera House: Victorian Holiday Concert, Southold. A collaboration between Southold Historical Society & The Southold Opera House. Performing: The Southold Opera Choir and Soloists & the French American Choir of New York Directed by: Anne-Julia Audray, owner and artistic director The Southold Opera House.  Accompanied by: Pianist Fabio Bezuti, Ballerinas Ellie Schultz and Alexis Atavrinos (Moya Ballet Theater), Choreographer Cheryl Rains. 3 pm. Details.
  • North Fork Roots: Holiday ShopCutchogue. an array of holiday gifts including greens, handmade signs, unique antiques and more. All curated by renowned local designer Conni Cross. 11 am -5 pm. Details.
  • The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council: Carriage House Christmas ShopCutchogue Village Green. On the Cutchogue Green; handcrafted gifts. 1-4 pm. Details
  • Vineyard Barn Holiday ShopSound Avenue. Handcrafted clothing, jewelry, baked goods & Mary Kay. By appointment. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards: BOGO Case SaleSound Avenue. This weekend, cases of Weekend White and Weekend Rose. 11 am-5 pm. Details.
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

  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyards: NoFo Neighbor Fridays, Peconic. 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. This week it's viticulture. 11 am- 7 pm for the locals' special; 5-7 pm for the talk. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Holiday Wine Dinner, Mattituck A sumptuous meal - some of it straight out of the wood fired oven. Expect lots of locally inspired creations, great older vintages and good cheer! Call to make your reservation. 631-804-0367. 6:30 pm. Details
  • Pace's Dockside: Tipsy Elves Party, Mattituck. Music from 7-11; food and drink specials all night. Details.
  • North Fork Chocolate Company: Chocolate Fondue, Aquebouge. Enjoy dipping treats into melted, homemade chocolate--fruits, marshmallow, graham crackers and much more. 2-7 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Little Creek Oysters: 3rd Annual Brine Riot, Greenport. Tickets get you a flight of craft beers from Greenport Harbor Brewing carefully paired with a selection of Backyard Brine pickles, and other treats. The pickle-masters themselves will be on hand to talk about their process. Round out the tasting with an oyster flight complete with a few signature mignonettes. (That's french for "pickle-y oyster sauce". Truth.) Noon-4 pm. Details.
  • Sparkling Pointe: Cheese & CharcuterieSouthold. A grand tasting flight paired with cheese and charcuterie by 8 Hands Farm. Noon-5 pm. Tickets & Details.
  • Pindar: Mulled Wine & CookiesPeconic. A December tradition. Enjoy a complimentary taste, pick up the recipe and Sweet Scarlett. 11 am-5 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.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Wine Glass Paint & Sip, Sound Avenue. Enjoy a fun time of wine and paint, hosted by Potter Designs. Tickets include 2 hand painted glasses per person. Doors open at 12:45 pm, session begins at 1 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Art BarreSound Avenue. The Peconic Ballet Theatre presents a collection of the East End's Finest Arts. Professional dance performance accompanied by live musicians, an art exhibition and a taste of Martha Clara wines. 7 pm. For Tickets, search 'Peconic Ballet' and get more Details.

Sunday

  • Little Creek Oysters: Book Signing, Greenport. Artist Michael Combs.  The book reveals the sculptor's work and its exploration of the loss of environmental innocence, inspired by generations of Long Island Baymen. The fully illustrated 80 page catalogue includes a foreword by Klaus Kertess, an interview of the artist by Parrish Art Museum Director Terrie Sultan, and essays by Max Blagg, Alicia G. Longwell on Combs’ sculpture, Apparel (“Clothes Make the Man”), and Amei Wallach on Combs’s 2005 installation, The Trophy Room. 11 am. Details.
  • Pindar: Mulled Wine & CookiesPeconic. A December tradition. Enjoy a complimentary taste, pick up the recipe and Sweet Scarlett. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 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.
Live Music

Friday: 

  • Pace's Dockside: Tipsy Elves PartyMattituck. Music from 7-11; food and drink specials all night. Details.
  • Deepwater Bar & GrilleGreenportBBQ Bruce and the Brisket Brothers, 7-10 pm. Details
  • Lieb CellarsCutchogueJon Divello, 6-9 pm. Details 
  • Waters Crest WineryCutchogueTBA. 7-10 pm. Details.
  • Jamesport Meeting House: Carols and CookiesJamesport. Dena Tishim will be back with her Riverhead High School Chamber Chorus to perform seasonal selections and lead attendees in a sing-along of popular carols, followed by cookies and mulled cider in the Lecture Room.  6:30 pm. Details.

Saturday 

Sunday 

  • Southold Opera House: Victorian Holiday Concert, Southold. A collaboration between Southold Historical Society & The Southold Opera House. Performing: The Southold Opera Choir and Soloists & the French American Choir of New York Directed by: Anne-Julia Audray, owner and artistic director The Southold Opera House.  Accompanied by: Pianist Fabio Bezuti, Ballerinas Ellie Schultz and Alexis Atavrinos (Moya Ballet Theater), Choreographer Cheryl Rains. 3 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicSecond Hands, 2-5 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportTJ Brown, 1:30-5:30 pm. Details
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Matinee Film: The Shell Seekers, Southold Free Library. "With three grown children and a lifetime of memories, Penelope Keeling realizes that something is missing: the simple joy she knew as a child playing on the beach. So she embarks on a journey to discover the secret of happiness for her friends, her family, and herself. Starring Angela Lansbury, Sam Wanamaker, Christopher Bowen, and Anna Carteret. 12:30 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Cafe SocietyMattituck-Laurel Library. "In the 1930s, a Bronx native moves to Hollywood and falls in love with a young woman who is seeing a married man." 1:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Art BarreSound Avenue. The Peconic Ballet Theatre presents a collection of the East End's Finest Arts. Professional dance performance accompanied by live musicians, an art exhibition and a taste of Martha Clara wines. 7 pm. For Tickets, search 'Peconic Ballet' and get more Details.

Sunday

  • Little Creek Oysters: Book SigningGreenport. Artist Michael Combs.  The book reveals the sculptor's work and its exploration of the loss of environmental innocence, inspired by generations of Long Island Baymen. The fully illustrated 80 page catalogue includes a foreword by Klaus Kertess, an interview of the artist by Parrish Art Museum Director Terrie Sultan, and essays by Max Blagg, Alicia G. Longwell on Combs’ sculpture, Apparel (“Clothes Make the Man”), and Amei Wallach on Combs’s 2005 installation, The Trophy Room. 11 am. 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: Small WorksGreenport. A group show of extraordinary local artists. 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 GalleryGreenport10 x 10 Benefit. Over 230 works, each $100, benefits the North Fork Environmental Council.  Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details.   
  • Kapell GalleryGreenportDaniel Hauben. Gorgeous new paintings of North Fork subjects. Details.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. The works of Melissa Hyatt Desimone.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • The Lenz WineryPeconic. Paintings by Suzzane Fokine. Through Dec. 10. Details.
  • 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 GalleryCutchoguePlein Air Paintings by Carol Halliburton. 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 GalleryMattituck.  Landscapes, Florals and Abstracts. Photographs by Bob Farrell. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Clovis Point VineyardsJamesport. Photographer Jeremy Garretson, through January 7. Details.
  • William Ris GalleryJamesport. Sandra Bloodworth's Intimate Feasts features a selection of lush, rich, oils from the artist’s epicurean series –memorable representations of shared intimate meals.Bloodworth is the director of NY's MTA Arts & Design program.  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 

  • Oysterponds Historical Society: Holiday House TourOrient. Features old and new homes in Oysterponds dressed in their seasonal finery. Noon-4 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 Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council: Carriage House Christmas ShopCutchogue Village Green. On the Cutchogue Green; handcrafted gifts. 1-4 pm. Details.

Sunday 

  • 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 Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council: Carriage House Christmas ShopCutchogue Village Green. On the Cutchogue Green; handcrafted gifts. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Southold Indian MuseumSouthold. A rich collection of primarily Algonquin art and artifacts. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.  
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday 

Sunday

Ongoing