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Classic Cars, Greek Folk Dancing, Shakespeare, Art Openings

photography by Christine Matthäi, part of the exhibit opening at Alex Ferrone Gallery Saturday head to the 26th Annual Boy Scout Classic Car Show, tour Sang Lee and taste tomatoes, or enjoy any of many live music shows. Saturday night celebrate Greek culture with folk music & dancing in Greenport's Mitchell Park Saturday night. Or if Shakespeare's more your speed, bring a chair to the Southold Historical Society's lawn for Twelf Night, or see it at historic Jamesport Meeting House on Sunday Eve.

A new photography exhibit opens at Alex Ferrone Gallery, while a special 2-day exhibit featuring Shelter Island artists shows at the Perlman Music Program. Speaking of Perlman, two alumni concerts offer stellar music Friday and Saturday.

The Highlights

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Festivals and Charity Events

Classic cars in Peconic, Greek folk dancing, designer show house.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Farm tour & heirloom tomato tasting; historical and sustainable farming vineyard tours.

Live Music

Dozens of shows all weekend.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

New art exhibits open with receptions; Shakespeare outdoors and in; an author gives a talk.

History

Tour Hallockville Museum Farm, Sylvester Manor, the Old Field Vineyard, or explore our many museums and other buildings.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Take a lighthouse cruise; stargaze; haul a seine.

Festivals and Charity Events

Friday

  • The North Fork Designer Show HouseCutchogue. The twelve room manse of Cutchogue Presbyterian has been redecorated by fabulous designers, so that you may tour it and support local charities in the process. Better still, the next door neighbor, Jessica Lee, has allowed the redecorating-for-charity festival to expand into her large red 19th century barn, charming covered outdoor seating area and primitive potting shed.  The large garden in back of the house, connecting to the Lee residence, features over-the-top decorative vignettes like a redone airstream. Enjoy live models and hot yoga in a hoop house too! Beneficiaries include CAST, Maureen’s Haven and The North Fork Animal Welfare League.  Plus,  the organizers will be working with local high schools to establish a scholarship. 11 am - 5 pm. Details.  

Saturday 

  • Greek Music and Folk Dance Festival, Greenport. The Vasilis Patrikis Orchestra performs in Mitchell Park; hosted by HATCAST. Email hellenicamericanli@gmail.com for more details. 6-10 pm.
  • 26th Annual Classic Car ShowPeconic. The Boy Scout Car Show, includes antique, steam, classic, collector, street rod, custom cars and trucks, with a cut-off date of 1995. Families can also enjoy a picnic area, playground, refreshments and food; bring a blanket. Details.
  • The North Fork Designer Show HouseCutchogue. The twelve room manse of Cutchogue Presbyterian has been redecorated by fabulous designers, so that you may tour it and support local charities in the process. Better still, the next door neighbor, Jessica Lee, has allowed the redecorating-for-charity festival to expand into her large red 19th century barn, charming covered outdoor seating area and primitive potting shed.  The large garden in back of the house, connecting to the Lee residence, features over-the-top decorative vignettes like a redone airstream. Enjoy live models and hot yoga in a hoop house too! Beneficiaries include CAST, Maureen’s Haven and The North Fork Animal Welfare League.  Plus,  the organizers will be working with local high schools to establish a scholarship. 11 am - 5 pm. Details.  

Sunday

  • The North Fork Designer Show HouseCutchogue. The twelve room manse of Cutchogue Presbyterian has been redecorated by fabulous designers, so that you may tour it and support local charities in the process. Better still, the next door neighbor, Jessica Lee, has allowed the redecorating-for-charity festival to expand into her large red 19th century barn, charming covered outdoor seating area and primitive potting shed.  The large garden in back of the house, connecting to the Lee residence, features over-the-top decorative vignettes like a redone airstream. Enjoy live models and hot yoga in a hoop house too! Beneficiaries include CAST, Maureen’s Haven and The North Fork Animal Welfare League.  Plus,  the organizers will be working with local high schools to establish a scholarship. 11 am - 5 pm. Details.  
Food, Farm and Vineyard

Saturday 

  • One Woman Wines & Vineyards: Tasting Under the StarsSouthold. Going into its fifth year, enjoy an outdoor movie, a bonfire, s’mores, as well a telescope to view the night sky! Everything is lit by candlelight so as not to disturb your view of the stars (or planets!). Bring your own food & get ready for an absolutely memorable night! 6-10 pm. Details.  6-10 pm. Details
  • Old Field Vineyard: Sustainable Agricultural TourSouthold. Walk the vineyard and winery with Vineyard Manager/Assistant Winemaker Perry. Learn how our vines are grown and what sustainable practices we use. Know how your glass of wine is made. Rain cancels. Reservations recommended. 12:15-2 pm. 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.
  • Sang Lee: Tomato Tasting and Tour, Peconic. See the 'behind the scenes' of the farm, with farm owner Karen Lee.  Tour the fields and learn the history, how the crops grow, and what goes into being a certified organic farm. End your tour in the Sang Lee Kitchen - and sample our different varieties of heirloom tomatoes. 11 am-12:30 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.

Sunday

  • Old Field Vineyard: Historical TourSouthold. Experience the history of this farm, unchanged for over 150 years, with the owner Chris Baiz. See the Old Park Hotel (now the family’s private home) and enjoy the magnificent Bay views. Tour the dairy barn turned wine cellar, see the 1850’s ice house and the old Tavern building (now Perry’s home), along with the property’s wonderful specimen trees. Rain cancels. Reservations recommended. 1:30-3:30 pm. 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 at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.

Monday: Happy Labor Day!

  • Martha Clara: Vines & CaninesRiverhead east. Take your pup on a stroll through the vines, if you bring a nonperishable food donation for local shelters. 10 am. Details.
Live Music

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Saturday

Sunday

Monday: Happy Labor Day!

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Special Art Exhibit & Reception: ArtSI at Perlman, Shelter Island. The Perlman Music Program stages a two day exhibit. Opening reception at 6 pm.  Details.
  • Friday Night Dialogue: Author Peter Lighte, Shelter Island.  Peter Lighte will discuss his two books - Host of Memories and Tales of Inevitable Happenstance. 7 pm. Details
  • Shakespeare on the Lawn, Southold. Northeast Stage performs Twelf Night on the grounds of the Southold Historical Society. Bring a blanket or chair, 6 pm.  Details.
  • Matinee Film: To Kill a MockingbirdMattituck.  "Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an underserved rape charge. Based on the novel by Harper Lee." 1:30 pm. Details

Saturday

  • Special Art Exhibit: ArtSI at Perlman, Shelter Island. The Perlman Music Program stages a two day exhibit. 1-7:30 pm.  Details.
  • Art Opening and Reception, CutchogueCalm Before the Storm, featuring featuring photographic works by regional artists Christine Matthäi and Dalton Portella. Through Sept. 27. Reception 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Shakespeare at Jamesport Meeting House, Jamesport. Northeast Stage performs Twelf Night in this historic venue. 7 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical Society, Orient. Mini-Exhibitions. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island LibraryShelter Island. Art from the Island open studio event.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • Art Without BarriersGreenport. The grounds of beautiful Brecknock Hall host a sculpture garden like no other. The area’s first permanent outdoor sculpture exhibition is located on the grounds of Brecknock Hall. The sculpture garden showcases high-quality works by local and international sculptors that best complement and enhance this unique building and surrounding landscape. This year’s exhibition, “Art Without Barriers: What You Hear is What You See,” harnesses the power of assistive technology to enhance access to art – not just for those with visual impairments, but for the sighted as well. Daily through October. 11am - 3 pm,  Details.
  • Greenport Theater Art Exhibit: Through the MistGreenport.  Pinhole Photographs by Mark Stetler. Through September 7, 2015; open during theater hours. Details.
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportBackyard Project 2013, Scott McIntire's photographs of mammals, birds and insects. Open Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 8 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. Details.
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Exhibiting On the Water, new paintings by Isabelle Haran-Leonardi. Thurs-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5. Details.
  • Sirens' Song Gallery, Greenport.  Sat-Mon. 12:30-6 pm. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  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 Library: PhotographsSouthold. Photography of Jessie Hagerman. Through August 31. Open when the library isDetails
  • Mayne Gallery: Southold Paintings, Then and NowSouthold. Historic paintings of the North Fork juxtaposed by contemporary works that depict similar or identical scenes, highlighting the changing landscapes and cityscapes over the decades. In some cases the older paintings span as far back as 100 years, making the differences between them and the modern works even more striking. Through October 11, 2015, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1-4pm. Details.
  • Cosden-Price Gallery: North Fork Second Annual Juried Art ExhibitionSouthold. Artists from all over the east end of Long Island competed, as long as they either ‘resided on’ or ‘worked on’ the North Fork. Out of the submissions, 20 works were included in the “North Fork Annual” exhibition. On display through September 5. Th, Fri, and Sat, 1-4 pm Details.
  • Horton Point LighthouseSouthold. The Horton Point Lighthouse, originally laid out by George Washington, hosts a museum featuring nautical and maritime artifacts. Enjoy the views from the tower, and the “Tale of a Whale” display. Sat & Sun 11:30-4 pm. Details.
  • 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.
  • Jacqueline Penney Gallery & StudioCutchogue. A huge collection of the artist's acrylic landscapes and other works.  Open year round. Details.
  • The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild, Cutchogue. Group show. M-Sa 10 am-5 pm; Sun noon-5 pm. Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue, Southold Artist, Ellen Wiener. Ochre Scriptory Grand and Blue History - “Walking Books” a mixed media exhibit of long accordion fold panels. Open when the library is.  Details.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueCalm Before the Storm, featuring featuring photographic works by regional artists Christine Matthäi and Dalton Portella. Through Sept. 27. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.   Viewpoints of Human Culture, a group show of PAM! Artists.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • Jamesport Manor Inn: Jerry Schwabe and Steven SchreiberJamesport.Paintings by Jerry Schwabe of East Hampton, NY and photographs by Steven Schreiber of Flanders, NY.  On display Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. through October 28 Details.
  • Jedediah Hawkins Inn: Max MoranJamesport. Max Moran's Rain or Shine exhibit. On display through September 20.  Details

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday

  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Tour 1765 HomesteadSound Avenue. This informative tour features the interior spaces of the 1765 Homestead, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn the history of the Hallock family and the many facets of farming life on Sound Avenue. Tour includes the historic Homestead Barn and takes about 45-50 minutes. tours are at 12:30pm or 3:00pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Early 1900’s Immigrant Farmer TourSound Avenue. Tour the interior spaces including the Cichanowicz Farmhouse, Trubisz House and Naugles Barn, that all tell the story of the Eastern European immigrant farmers that settled on the East End. 1:45-2 pm Details.

Saturday 

  • Sylvester Manor Open HouseShelter Island.  Visit Sylvester Manor and learn about our historic manor house and grounds through guided house tours and self-guided tours of our grounds.  From the website: "The 225 acre property has evolved from 11 generations of family ownership, to a new era of community stewardship. Come explore the fields and forests, the gardens and graveyards, the lawns and waterfront." There's a handy map.  Lots of history.  Open 12-3 pm Details.

Sunday

  • Old Field Vineyard: Historical TourSouthold. Experience the history of this farm, unchanged for over 150 years, with the owner Chris Baiz. See the Old Park Hotel (now the family’s private home) and enjoy the magnificent Bay views. Tour the dairy barn turned wine cellar, see the 1850’s ice house and the old Tavern building (now Perry’s home), along with the property’s wonderful specimen trees. Rain cancels. Reservations recommended. 1:30-3:30 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. The OHS has multiple galleries in several buildings, exhibiting works from four centuries. Main summer exhibit: The Works of William Steeple Davis. Oysterponds artist William Steeple Davis (1884-1961) spent virtually all of his life in Orient. The Oysterponds Historical Society has an enormous amount of his work in various media, including photographs, most depicting Oysterponds and spanning more than half a century. Not only do these demonstrate his skill as a photographer, they also document Oysterponds in the first half of the twentieth century. The exhibition will concentrate on his work in painting and photography beginning when he was thirteen years old, and presents a sampling of the subjects that interested him most." Through September. Thurs, Sat and Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island Historical SocietyShelter Island. Museum open Sat and Sun 10am-2pm. Details
  • Stirling Historical Society: Margaret Ireland House MuseumGreenport. The museum is open. Sat- Sun 1-4 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 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 MuseumNative American Shell Fishers on Long Island, Pre- and Post-ContactSouthold. Lithic, ceramic, shell, and bone artifacts associated with Long Island Native American activity in harvesting and cooking shellfish and other animals both pre- and post-contact with Europeans. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Mayne Gallery: Southold Paintings, Then and NowSouthold. Historic paintings of the North Fork juxtaposed by contemporary works that depict similar or identical scenes, highlighting the changing landscapes and cityscapes over the decades. In some cases the older paintings span as far back as 100 years, making the differences between them and the modern works even more striking. Through October 11, 2015, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1-4pm. Details
  • Southold Historical Society: Maple Lane ComplexSouthold. Bring out the family and enjoy a tour of our grounds, including the Ann Currie-Bell House, Thomas Moore House, Pine Neck Barn and many other buildings. Open Sat, Sun, and Wed, 1-4pm. Details.
  • Horton Point LighthouseSouthold. The Horton Point Lighthouse, originally laid out by George Washington, hosts a museum featuring nautical and maritime artifacts. Enjoy the views from the tower, and the “Tale of a Whale” display. Sat & Sun 11:30-4 pm. Details.
  • Historic buildings and Carriage House Gift ShopCutchogue. Open to the public for the start of the season. Located on the hamlet's 'town' green. Sat, Sun & Mon 1-4 pm Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue History Exhibit: Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Society Jim Grathwohl. Open when the library is.  Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • Mashomack Preserve: Family Fun, Hauling a SeineShelter Island. "Help give a hand pulling in a 300’ haul seine and get a close up look at the creatures and plants that live under the sea! This demonstration of a traditional East End fishing method is appropriate for both children and adults; bring the whole family! A marshmallow roast will follow the haul. Insect repellent suggested."  6:15-8 pm. Details
  • Bug Lighthouse CruiseGreenport. The East End Seaport Museum cruises you out to Bug Light and gives you a tour. 4-6 pm. Details.
  • One Woman Wines & Vineyards: Tasting Under the StarsSouthold. Going into its fifth year, enjoy an outdoor movie, a bonfire, s’mores, as well a telescope to view the night sky! Everything is lit by candlelight so as not to disturb your view of the stars (or planets!). Bring your own food & get ready for an absolutely memorable night! 6-10 pm. Details.  6-10 pm. Details
  • The Custer Institute: StargazingSouthold. 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.

Sunday

  • Bug Lighthouse CruiseGreenport. The East End Seaport Museum cruises you out to Bug Light and gives you a tour. 4-6 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Orient Beach State ParkOrient Point, offers a huge range of outdoor activities, including canoeing, hiking, paddle boarding, and swimming. Details.
  • Harbor Cruises, sailboatGreenport. Sail the harbor on the Virgin Star and check out the tall ships from sea; the expert crew will give historical background on each ship. Newly built 52’ Virgin Star is a large spacious trimaran that offers a comfortable stable sail, USCG certified for 47 passengers.  1:30-3 pm; 3:30-5 pm; 6:30-8:30 pm (Sunset Sail). Details.