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Classic Cars, Rootstock, Horton Point Lighthouse Concert, Sunset Lighthouse Cruise

Southold's American Legion hosts a classic car show all day Sunday, while Saturday Corey Creek Vineyards hosts the five hour music fest they're calling Rootstock. Horton Point Lighthouse is worth a visit anytime, but the summer concert series is really special, and this Saturday is the last one. Also Saturday, take a half day cruise, and enjoy the sight of several lighthouses as the sun goes down. Peconic Landing offers an orchestra and fireworks to say goodbye to the summer; Harbes Family Farm hosts a Watermelon Festival; the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Society offers a tour of The Old House, and so much more...

The Highlights

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Festivals and Charity Events

Sunday enjoy a classic car show at the Southold American Legion Hall; all weekend enjoy the North Fork Designer Show House

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Enjoy a weekend-long watermelon fest, special tastings, a champagne release, and dinners amid the vines.

Live Music

Celebrate Itzhad Perlman's 70th Birthday; dance at Corey Creek's Rootstock; savor the summer at the last Horton Point Lighthouse concert; enjoy an orchestra plus fireworks. Dozens of other shows too.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday enjoy a nature lecture, or just explore the many open museums and galleries.

History

Tour the Old House, or Hallockville Museum Farm, or explore our many museums and other buildings.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Take a full moon walk with Group for the East End; learn about saving the bays through shellfish at Mashomack; take a sunset lighthouse cruise.

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 

  • 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

  • Classic Car ShowSouthold. The American Legion hosts the classic car show, which includes live music, vendors and food trucks in addition to the cars. It runs 10 am to 5 pm, rain or shine, at the Griswold Terry Glover Post 203. 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.  
Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • The Old Field Vineyards: Tastings by the BaySouthold. Taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bayfront vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques out in the fields, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Includes five wines and an individual cheese plate. Two seatings, only 8 places per seating, call for reservations. Noon and 2:30 pm.  Details.
  • Osprey's Dominion: Paint & SipPeconic. Enjoy wine and make your masterpiece. Register at ThirstyArtists.com. 5 pm. Details.

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
  • The Old Field Vineyards: Tastings by the BaySouthold. Taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bayfront vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques out in the fields, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Includes five wines and an individual cheese plate. Two seatings, only 8 places per seating, call for reservations. Noon and 2:30 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: Tour, Taste, Talk, Peconic. Tour the farm with Karen Lee, taste the latest selections from the Sang Lee Kitchen, talk about our history and the daily rhythm of the farm. 11 am-12:30 pm. Details
  • Lenz Winery: Dinner in the Vines, Peconic. The guest chef is Lia Fallon. "The menu is inspired by the season and created using local ingredients. The dinner is then prepared and served in the middle of the Lenz vineyards." 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.
  • Harbes Family Farm: Watermelon Fest, Sound Avenue. The sweetest festival in town! Come cool off from the dog days of summer with a big slice of fresh picked watermelon. Live music, Wine tasting, Local vendors, Children’s activities, Singing hayrides, Pony rides, plus:  WATERMELON EATING CONTEST! SEED SPITTING CONTEST!  WATERMELON ROLLING!  Details.

Sunday

  • The Old Field Vineyards: Tastings by the BaySouthold. Taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bayfront vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques out in the fields, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Includes five wines and an individual cheese plate. Two seatings, only 8 places per seating, call for reservations. Noon and 2:30 pm.  Details.
  • Sparkling Pointe: 2006 Brut Seduction Release Celebration, Southold.  Enjoy the release of the delicious wine paired with a North Fork lobster roll. 12-5 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.
  • Harbes Family Farm: Watermelon Fest, Sound Avenue. The sweetest festival in town! Come cool off from the dog days of summer with a big slice of fresh picked watermelon. Live music, Wine tasting, Local vendors, Children’s activities, Singing hayrides, Pony rides, plus:  WATERMELON EATING CONTEST! SEED SPITTING CONTEST!  WATERMELON ROLLING!  Details.
  • Paumanok Vineyards: 2015 Magnum Dinner in the Vines, Aquebogue. Featuring Chef Tom Schaudel, Paumanok wines and the stunning beauty of the vines. 6:30 pm. Details.
Live Music

Friday

Saturday 

  • Itzhak Perlman's 70th Birthday Celebration Concert, Shelter Island. This very special concert is in celebration of Itzhak Perlman's 70th birthday. The Perlman family has extended the concert to be a free and open event for the Shelter Island community. Mr. Perlman's family and friends will perform in his honor.  Arrive early, bring a beach chair and/or blanket for overflow onto the surrounding lawn and property, 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam BarGreenport Strecker, 10 pm-2 am. Details
  • Vino and VittlesGreenport. Karaoke. 9 pm-1 am. Details
  • Horton's Point Lighthouse, Southold. The Horton's Point Lighthouse is one of the Southold Historical Society's treasures, and the annual concerts on the grounds are a particular treat. The third and final concert of the season features Nina Et Cetera. Depending on the day, "Nina Et cetera is a duo, trio, or a quartet, any of which may be an acoustic whisper or an electric roar." 6 pm. Details.
  • Duck Walk NorthSoutholdTBA, 12:30-4:30 pm. Details
  • Corey Creek Vineyards: Rootstock, Southold. A five hour, all-afternoon music festival featuring four bands, headlined by David Clark's Songs in the Attic. The other acts are: Mambo Loco, then Next Level Band, then Clark, then 'post-event', it's the Dinny Keg Band.  Noon to 5 pm Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Anna Jam: Tribute to the Women of Rock, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconicRomeo's Dream1-5 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicJohn Divello & Chris Tedesco. 3-6 pm. Details
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogueTBA. 2-6 pm. Details
  • Coffee Pot Cellars, The Buzz: Original Music, Local MusiciansCutchogue. This week: Don Bracken, Michael Weiskopf, and Mick Hargreaves. 7-10 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Cabaret with Marguerite Volonts, 2-4 pm.  Details.
  • Vineyard 48Cutchogue. DJ, 1-6 pm. Details
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue.  Points East. 3-6 pm Details. 
  • Old Mill InnMattituckSatchel Boogie, 8-11 pm. Details.
  • Bridge LaneMattituckThe Second Hands, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Pace's DocksideMattituckBobby Nathan Band, 3 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurel. Nick Kerzner, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportAhmad Ali. 2-5:30 pm. Details.
  • Jason's Vineyard, Jamesport. TBA  1-5 pmDetails.
  • Dilberto Winery, Jamesport. Two shows. Firefly Duo  1-4:30 pm, TBA 6-8 pm. Details
  • Jamesport VineyardJamesportMark Anderson 2-6 pm. Details.
  • Palmer VineyardsSound Avenue.  TBA. 2-6 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Sound Avenue. Chain Reaction, 1-4 pm. Details.

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Friday Night Dialogue: Hotel Moscow, Shelter Island. Talia Caner discusses her book. 7 pm. Details
  • A Nature's JournalGreenport. Welcome John Holzapfel, a science teacher, past Southold Town Trustee, and oyster grower, at his monthly nature series. The program will consist of a little science, lots of pictures and a timely discussion of natures activities for the month. 4-5 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: LeviathanMattituck.  "Kolya fights the mayor of his Russian coastal town to save his home from demolition. Recruiting a lawyer friend to help only brings further misfortune." 1:30 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.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. Ty Stroudsburg. Through August 31. Open Sat and Sun Noon-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.
  • Cloud 9Southold. Favorite local artists display their many talents to the public. Through August 15. Thursday-Saturday, 1-4 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 History Exhibit: Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Society Jim Grathwohl. Open when the library is.  Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.   Impressions on Canvas — Photography by Nella Khan-is Nella is primarily a painter who “wanted to recreate the feeling of painting in photographic images” and prints her photographs on canvas.  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.
  • Martha Clara VineyardSound Avenue. SallyAnn in the tasting room. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Saturday 

  • Old House Tour, Cutchogue. Built in 1649 in Southold, moved to Cutchogue in 1660, restored in 1940 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962. The oldest English-type house in New York State, it is considered to be one of the superb examples of First Period architecture in the nation. Its design combines the finest architectural features of 17th century dwellings, such as sitting room paneling, leaded glass windows, and the massive fluted chimney.2-3 pm. Details.
  • 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.

Sunday

  • 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.

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

Friday 

  • Full Moon Walk,  Cutchogue. Hike trails by the light of the Sturgeon full moon and learn about unique animal adaptations, lunar legends, and so much more with a knowledgeable Group for the East End naturalist. 8:30-9:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Mashomack Preserve: Scallops, Clams and Oysters- Helping to Save the BaysShelter Island. Mashomack has raised 3.5 million shellfish in its creeks over the past ten years. Take a hands-on look at the role Mashomack plays in the reintroduction of shellfish into the Peconic Bay system. View live clams, oysters and scallops and find how their filtering abilities help stabilize the whole marine food web. 9-10:30 am. Details.
  • Sunset Lighthouse CruiseGreenport. This relaxing evening cruise offers spectacular views of four to six lighthouses. This tour includes a local maritime expert as guide, admission to "Bug" Lighthouse, and a deli style boxed meal. 4-9 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.

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.