Widgets Magazine

Earth Day, Astronomy Day, Hooray! Plus, Authors, Concerts, Art & More

This weekend is a great one to be outdoors: celebrate Earth Day at Downs Farm Preserve, join in a full day of astronomy fun at the oldest public observatory on Long Island, even learn to bird watch at Mashomack Preserve. The weather is predicted to be gorgeous, warm and sunny. Indoor fun abounds too: Rafael Vineyard and Renee's of Mattituck have teamed up for a special shopping event; Hallockville Musuem Farm hosts a fabulous Spring Tea; concerts from jazz to bluegrass to rock to classical and more play up and down the fork.

Authors are out in force this weekend; meet three of them and get signed copies of their books. Hear poetry readings, meet an artist in residence, see a historical art show too.

The Highlights

(Click a title to reach the full listings for that type of event)

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Waters Crest wine dinner, book signings, tours, a local craft fair, spring tea: so many ways to experience our vineyards.

Live Music

With nearly two dozen shows, you'd be forgiven for thinking there's a music fest this weekend. But no, it's just a sign of summer's approach.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

This weekend features many authors, a nautre lecture and a few good art and film events

History

Take in a historical art show or catch the history exhibit in Southold before it closes.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Earth Day, Astronomy Day, birdwatching, great weather--what more could you want?

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday

  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Spring TeaRiverhead East. This annual event offers a beautiful assortment of delectable savories, sweets and teas in a setting like no other. The historic Naugles Barn, decorated with hand-hooked rugs by local craftspeople will feature tables adorned with vintage tablecloths and tea sets. Bonus: a raffle featuring beautifully handmade items by the talented Hallockville knitters! Don’t forget to wear your spring hat! Seating is limited, reservations are required . 1-3 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • 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.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details.
  • Bedell: Book SigningCutchogue. Author Melissa Martin signs copies of her romance in the vines, Harvest Road. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Renee's: Special Shopping EventMattituck. Sip Rafael wine and enjoy passed small plates, while you shop and consult with professional design consultants. Presented by Long Island Pulse magazine and Renee's. noon-2 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.
  • Paumanok Vineyards: Book signingAquebogue. Author Eileen Duffy will be present to read excerpts and sign copies of her just released book, "Behind the Bottle, the Rise of Wine on Long Island", 1-3 pm. Details. .

Sunday

  • Raphael Vineyard: Local Craft Fair, Peconic. Shop & Sip. 11 am - 5 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.
  • Martha Clara Vineyard: Meet the Artist: Laura PahayanRiverhead East. Martha Clara Vineyard's current artist in residence Laura Pahayan will be at the winery for a meet and greet from 11 am - 5 pm.  Details.
  • Petulant Wino: Waters Crest 2013 Futures DinnerAquebogue. Amuse and four delicious courses, each pair with a Waters Crest wine. 6 pm. Details.

Live Music

Friday

  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue.  Ian Petillo Jazz Band, 6-9 pm. Details. 
  • Pace's DocksideMattituckScott Keller and the Renegades, 6-9 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Sylvester ManorShelter IslandBarefoot Movement. An up and coming bluegrass band in an historic, intimate setting. Two shows, 6 and 8 pm. Details.
  • Shelter Island Friends of MusicShelter IslandThe Anderson Trio. ”Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” (New York Times) and “Remarkable” (Wall Street Journal) Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary duos in jazz performing today. Prepare to be dazzled by these Julliard-trained twins, along with acclaimed guitarist Alex Wintz. 8 pm.  Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconicComo Brothers, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconicJen Kane 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard, Peconic. TC, 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Cabaret with Marguerite Volonts, 2-4 pm.  Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue.  Nina et Cetera, 2-5 pm. Details. 
  • Vineyard 48Cutchogue. Live DJ, 1-6 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurel. Nick Kerzner, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesportTom Schaudel, 2-5:30 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto Winery, JamesportFrank Walker, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Jamesport Meeting House, JamesportRecorder Orchestra of New York, 4-5 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east. Chuck Evans Band, 2-5 pm. Details.

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Friday Night Dialogues: The Favorite Poem Project Springs Again, Shelter Island. In honor of National Poetry Month, Islanders read their favorite poems. 7 pm. Details.
  • Lecture: A Nature's Journal with John HolzapfelGreenport. John Holzapfel, a science teacher, past Southold Town Trustee, and oyster grower shares a little science, lots of pictures and a timely discussion of nature's activities for the month. 4-5 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: The Village BarbershopMattituck. "A fading smalltime barber is forced to hire the last person on earth he’d want working in his shop — a woman." 1:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

Sunday

  • Historical Art ShowCutchogue. The Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild showcases historical art of the North Fork, featuring Angela Raso, Joseph Hartanft, Dr. Larry Waitz, Helen Kroeger, Dorothy Whitehead, Jay Throne, Gertrude Ali, Laura McBride, Stow Wengenroth and Whitey Hubbard. 10 am-5 pm. Details.
  • Book Signing: Finding Five, Jamesport. The venue is a wonderful Italian trattoria antiqua, and the "beautiful book fills the gaps in children's literature regarding the subject of conversations concerning death and may be read by families looking for comfort or inspiration." 2-6 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyard: Meet the Artist: Laura PahayanRiverhead East. Martha Clara Vineyard's current artist in residence Laura Pahayan will be at the winery for a meet and greet from 11 am - 5 pm.  Details.

Ongoing

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Saturday

  • Historical Art ShowCutchogue. The Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild showcases historical art of the North Fork, featuring Angela Raso, Joseph Hartanft, Dr. Larry Waitz, Helen Kroeger, Dorothy Whitehead, Jay Throne, Gertrude Ali, Laura McBride, Stow Wengenroth and Whitey Hubbard. 10 am-5 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Historical Art ShowCutchogue. The Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild showcases historical art of the North Fork, featuring Angela Raso, Joseph Hartanft, Dr. Larry Waitz, Helen Kroeger, Dorothy Whitehead, Jay Throne, Gertrude Ali, Laura McBride, Stow Wengenroth and Whitey Hubbard. 10 am-5 pm. Details.

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.  Large permanent collection  includes the largest collection of Algonquin ceramic pottery and other treasures. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Cosden-Price Gallery: Hobbling Through SoutholdSouthold. The Southold Historical society opens its first exhibit in 2015, featuring historic photographs, maps, and recollections of the from the late 19th century originally published as a column in the local papers called "Hobbles." The columns discussed the various old buildings along Main Road in downtown Southold and what had happened there, who had owned, them, and what was then new. Through May 1.  Thurs-Sat, 1-4 pm. Details.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • Astronomy Day at the Custer InstituteSouthold. A whole day of family fun, including a planetarium presentation, rocket launches and drone demonstrations, solar and celestial observing, a costume parade and much more. 9 am - midnight. Details.
  • 2nd Annual Earth Day CelebrationCutchogue. The Group for the East End hosts: play nature-related games, attend a guided hike, listen to live music, learn about native plants, purchase local artisanal products, enjoy live animal demonstrations, all while celebrating Earth Day! 10 am-2 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Birding for BeginnersShelter Island. Know the difference between cardinals and blue jays, but not much else? Like the outdoors and enjoy learning new things? Come learn the basics of birding—how to focus binoculars, use a bird guide and gather clues to identify birds. Registration required.  8- 10 am. Details.

 

Ongoing