Widgets Magazine

Decadence: Raclette Day; Wine & Chocolate; Art Barre

The Highlights

Friday November 18 - Sunday November 20

North Fork decadence: rich, melted cheese, wine, chocolate, and a sumptuous array of arts all weekend.

Raclette is a Swiss sheep cheese, shaped into a wheel, and then heated to melted perfection and eaten with bread, food and wine. Friday, the Village Cheese Shop on Love Lane is heralding the arrival of Raclette straight from the Alps with a day-long Raclette fest in addition to all their other wonderful offerings.

Saturday, Martha Clara Vineyards hosts Art Barre, a ballet, art and wine event not to be missed. Paumanok continues barrel tastings, Pindar continues Champagne & Caviar, Sparkling Pointe offers Champagne Brunch and more. Sunday, Laurel Lake Vineyards pairs with North Fork Chocolate for classic decadence.

For those looking for a rosy-cheeked healthy alternative, take a guided bird walk, or learn to identify trees without leaves.

For sumptuous options without calories, check out our art listings below.

The Listings 

Friday November 18 - Sunday November 20

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

Special Holiday Shopping

For the next few weeks, the North Fork will host special pop up shops and fairs offering the kind of top notch, handcrafted creations never found in big box stores. Our downtown mom & pop shops also offer high quality unique items as well.

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.)

Melted cheese madness at Love Lane; wine & chocolate at Laurel Lake; champagne brunch; champagne & caviar... the list below is long and delicious.

Live Music

Concerts throughout the Fork, including a gospel choir.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Art receptions, an author talk, a Neil Simon play, ballet at Martha Clara, more.

History

Enjoy our historic hamlets

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Take a guided bird walk, explore a preserve and learn to ID trees without leaves, stargaze.

Special Holiday Shopping

Saturday

Sunday

  • Raphael: Craft & Gift ShowPeconic. Seven local vendors set up pop up shops for their handcrafted products; sip and shop. 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)

Clovis Point Vineyards is collecting food and toys, as part of its Long Island Cares-Harry Chapin Food Drive (through November 23rd) and its Toys for Tots Christmas effort (through December 10). When you visit them, bring a donation. Thanks Clovis! 

Friday

  • Village Cheese Shop: Raclette Day, Love Lane. Who doesn't want melty cheese in every form? Join us for a day of celebration: Raclette! Revel in the excitement heralding the arrival of Alp Maran's cheeses to the North Fork. Enjoy raclette with traditional accompaniments and special Alp Maran cheese plates in addition to the standard fondue, cafe menu and extensive wine list. Beer tasting with Long Ireland Brewing from 4pm to 6pm. Fun and games! Reservations recommended! Noon-8 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: Paint Nite, Laurel. Enjoy two hours drinking, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles. No experience necessary; supplies included in the ticket. This month we will be designing a custom Wine Bottle Tote Bag! 6-9 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Sparkling Pointe: Champagne Brunch, Southold. Brut paired with Pastrami Hash, Poached Egg, Toast Points & Espresso Shot, all created by Grace & Grit and the North Fork Roasting Company. Noon- 5 pm.Tickets & Details.
  • Pindar: Champagne ToursPeconic. Learn the last stages in making Champagne; watch Pindar complete the "méthode champenoise" process--disgorge, dosage, cork, wire net the bottles in preparation for the Holiday season. Each ticket includes a glass of their Cuvee Rare Champagne and hors d'oeuvres. 2-4 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 winegrowing. 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.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: 2nd Annual Leeway School Fundraiser, Laurel. Enjoy a night filled with Wine, Snacks, Music, Raffle Prizes and more! Come out to support a great cause while having a great time. 7-9:30 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Wine Glass Paint & SipsSound Avenue. Enjoy a fun time of wine and paint, hosted by Potter Designs. Tickets include 2 hand painted glasses per person. Tickets are extremely limited  Doors open at 12:45 pm, session begins at 1 pm. Details.
  • Paumanok Vineyards: Barrel TastingsAquebouge. Join owner and winemaker Charles Massoud in Paumanok's barrel cellar to taste the 2015 vintage reds and barrel fermented chardonnay straight from the barrel. Enjoy using large Riedel crystal glasses to taste the wines, which will be accompanied by an assortment of fine cheeses, breads and pâté.  Five tasting sessions a day. Details.

Sunday

  • Sparkling Pointe: Bento and Bossa NovaSouthold. Topaz Imperial Brut paired with Sushi Bento from Stirling Sake and live music by Monday Michiru Band. 1-3 pm.Tickets & Details.
  • Pindar: Champagne ToursPeconic. Learn the last stages in making Champagne; watch Pindar complete the "méthode champenoise" process--disgorge, dosage, cork, wire net the bottles in preparation for the Holiday season. Each ticket includes a glass of their Cuvee Rare Champagne and hors d'oeuvres. 2-4 pm. Details
  • Raphael: Craft & Gift ShowPeconic. Seven local vendors set up pop up shops for their handcrafted products; sip and shop. 11 am-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 starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: Wine & Chocolate PairingLaurel. North Fork Chocolates teams up with Laurel Lake for 90 decadent minutes. Have questions? You can ask Laurel Lake Vineyards winemaker Juan Sepulveda and North Fork Chocolates Executive Chef/Chocolatier Steven Amaral about the various wines and chocolates that are made by Laurel Lake Vineyards and North Fork Chocolate. Complementing the event you will be escorted through a guided tour of the barrel and fermenting rooms! 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.
  • Paumanok Vineyards: Barrel TastingsAquebouge. Join owner and winemaker Charles Massoud in Paumanok's barrel cellar to taste the 2015 vintage reds and barrel fermented chardonnay straight from the barrel. Enjoy using large Riedel crystal glasses to taste the wines, which will be accompanied by an assortment of fine cheeses, breads and pâté.  Five tasting sessions a day. Details.
Live Music

Friday: 

Saturday 

  • Floyd Memorial Library: Basically BaroqueGreenport. Free concert featuring music from Goldberg, Handel, Haydn, Stamitz, and Vivaldi. 3:30 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Earth tones, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicBangers and Mash, 5-8 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconicRomeo's Dream, 1-5 pm. Details
  • RaphaelPeconicKristina Rocco, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Lieb CellarsCutchogueJeff Leblanc, 3-6 pm. Details
  • Mattituck Presbyterian Church: 30th Anniversary Harvest Gospel Concert, Mattituck. Free Community Concert Series, Celebrating the joy of music from the soul! 8-10 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurelFirefly, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportBob Blatchley, 2-5 pm. Details
  • Jason's VineyardJamesportTBA,  2-6 pm. Details
  • Sherwood House VineyardJamesportTBA, 2-6 pm. Details
  • Twin Stills Moonshine, Sound AvenueNina Et Cetera, 3-6 pm. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards, Sound AvenueTBADetails

Sunday

  • Duck Walk NorthSoutholdTBA. Details. 
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicEast End Trio, 3-6 pm. Details
  • RaphaelPeconicVanessa Trouble, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck. Pianist Ann Taffel performs Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Gershwin. Ms. Taffel is active as a soloist in concert halls around the world. 2 pm. Details
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurelDennis O'Connor, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportEric McAndrew, 1:30-5:30 pm. Details
  • Jason's VineyardJamesportTBA,  2-6 pm. Details
  • Jamesport Meeting HouseJamesport. Meeting House Chorus: Bernstein on Broadway. 4 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Talk: Nature's Journal, Peconic Landing Greenport. John Holzapfel presents his  popular monthly series of talks about the environment all around us on the North Fork. The program will feature a little science, lots of pictures, and a timely discussion of nature’s activities for the month. Also simulcast at Southold Free Library. 4 pm. Details.
  • Theater: Neil Simon's The Last of the Red Hot LoversGreenport. Northeast Stage opens its fall show, about a middle aged married man trying (and failing) to join the sexual revolution. 8 pm. Details
  • Film: Wild Oats, Mattituck-Laurel Library. "Everything changes for Eva when she receives a life insurance check accidentally made out for $5,000,000 instead of the expected $50,000. She and her best friend take the money and head out for the adventure of a lifetime. " 1:30 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: Paint NiteLaurel. Enjoy two hours drinking, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles. No experience necessary; supplies included in the ticket. This month we will be designing a custom Wine Bottle Tote Bag! 6-9 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Theater: Neil Simon's The Last of the Red Hot LoversGreenport. Northeast Stage opens its fall show, about a middle aged married man trying (and failing) to join the sexual revolution. 8 pm. Details.
  • Art Reception: New Stories Simply Told, Greenport Harbor Brewing Greenport.  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. 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Author Talk: Girl Unbroken, Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library. In a sequel to her New York Times bestseller Etched in Sand, attorney Regina Calcaterra pairs with her youngest sister Rosie to tell Rosie’s harrowing, yet ultimately triumphant, story of childhood abuse and survival. Regina will be at the library while her sister Rosie will be on Skype from Utah.  2 pm. Details.

Sunday 

  • Theater: Neil Simon's The Last of the Red Hot LoversHoly Trinity Church Greenport. Northeast Stage opens its fall show, about a middle aged married man trying (and failing) to join the sexual revolution. 5 pm. Details.
  • Art Reception: Roxanne Panero & Sara Cedar MillerRosalie Dimon Gallery Jamesport. Panero's oil paintings and Miller's photographs. Meet the artists, wine & cheese. 3-5 pm. 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: Sapphire SkiesGreenport. Photographs of Greenport at its beautiful best, by Bill Stamatis. Through Nov. 20. 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 GalleryGreenportNew Works by Sheila Breck. Through November 28. 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.
  • 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.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituck. Paintings by Jo-Ann Corretti. Jo-Ann, a Mattituck resident, specializes in commissioned Home and Garden Portraits, with over 400 homes rendered across Long Island and out of state. Her commissions also include, businesses, cars, boats, pets and paintings of your favorite places. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Clovis Point VineyardsJamesport. Photographer Jeremy Garretson, through November 30. 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 

  • Fire Fighter MuseumGreenport. The Fire Fighter is a famous and historic fireboat open for free tours Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5. 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
  • Southold Indian MuseumSouthold. A rich collection of primarily Algonquin art and artifacts. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.  
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Friday

Saturday 

  • StargazingCuster Institute Southold. The oldest observatory in Long Island shows you the heavens. 8 pm. Details
  • Identifying Trees Without Leaves, Downs Farm Preserve Cutchogue. An interesting collection of understory and canopy trees can be found in the Downs Farm Preserve. Identifying these trees in mid-November, when most leaves have dropped, can be a bit of a challenge. Join Group for the East End for a short nature walk through the Preserve’s trail system as we look for clues to the identities of these “trees without leaves”. 10:30-Noon. Details.
  • Guided Bird Walk, Hallockville Museum Farm Sound Avenue. Join expert ornithologist Mary Laura Lamont on an easy -paced two mile walk around the preserved fields and woods at Hallockville to spot late season migrating birds. Advance registration required. 9-11:30 am. Details.

Sunday

Ongoing