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Endings, Beginnings & One-offs: Winterfest, Perlman, A Medium & More

Winterfest: Live on the Vine ends this week, so if you haven't had a chance to catch one of these spectacular shows, be sure to check one out. Also in its last run this weekend is North Fork Community Theater's comedic musical, Over the River and Through the Woods, be sure to see it before it's gone. Yet another 'Last Chance' opportunity is Sparkling Pointe's Around the World through cheese series, with this final week's pairings of their bubbly with cheeses from Switzerland. One wonderful event series is just getting underway: The Perlman Music Program concerts on Shelter Island. Saturday features an alumni recital by a stunning violist followed by a meet & greet, and Sunday offers a free works in progress concert. This event pattern will grow more frequent as the summer season approaches.

Another great kick off is the Old Town Arts & Craft Guild's Juried Art Competition--the Guild is reopening for the season. Throughout the season the Guild will host many great art and antique exhibits.

Some fun one offs include barrel tastings and a lunch at Pace's Dockside, where the entertainment is a medium. Really, there's too much going on to touch on it all; check it out.

The Highlights

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Food, Farm & Vineyard

Special pairings with food at Sparkling Pointe and Waters Crest; barrel tastings at The Old Field, Pindar, and Macari; special tours & more.

Live Music

Enjoy the many Winterfest: Live on the Vine concerts, the Perlman Concerts, blue grass at Sylvester Manor, and so much more.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Over the River and Through the Woods stages its final shows; the Old Guild opens with an art competition; interesting lectures and a salute to the Blues in poetry and song.

History

Learn the mechanics of publishing letters that are hundreds of years old--the Dering Letters, and the journey of discovery along the way;  discover the history of Great Gull and Little Gull Islands.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Enjoy a small town, Main Street St. Patrick's Day parade. Yes, that's an accurate listing.  Stargaze Saturday night at the Custer Institute.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday

Saturday

  • The Old Field Vineyards: Barrel Tastings, Southold. Join the winemakers in the cellar for a taste of future Merlot and Cabernet Franc wines right out of the barrel. Taste the difference between French, American, and Romanian barrels. A wonderful class for those interested in how wine is made, followed by a box lunch. 12:30-2:30 pm. Details.
  • Sparkling Pointe: Tour the World Through Sparkling Wine & Cheese Pairings, Southold. Swiss Cheeses paired with flights of Sparkling Pointe, 11 am - 6 pm. Details
  • Pindar: Barrel TastingsPeconic.  Includes tour of production facility and wine tasting with cheeses, meats, crackers, fruit and dessert. Reservations Required. 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard-Vine To Wine Tour, Peconic. 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 Walk, Cutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details.
  • Waters Crest Winery: The Fish with Chef Tom Fazio, Cutchogue. What goes into breaking down a fish? How many meals can you make with one fish? Get the answers from Master Chef Tom Fazio. Jim Waters pairs the perfect wines with this meal (and maybe some surprises…) 2-4 pm. Details.
  • Macari Vineyards: Barrel Tasting, Mattituck. Tour the cellar and barrel room, taste several Macari wines as they are maturing in stainless steel and french oak barrels. Finish upstairs in the VIP room for food and wine tasting. Tantalizing small bites will be provided by Caci North Fork. 2-4 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Tours, Mattituck 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.
  • Roanoke Vineyards: Stroll Love Lane with Tom FazioMattituck. Local chef Tom Fazio leads the Love Lane stroll in search of a four star dinner and perfect wine pairings Reservations Required. 6 pm. Details.
  • Clovis Point: Calypso Trunk ShowJamesport. Exclusive opportunity to shop Calypso St. Barth, 2-5:00 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Sunday Funday at Little Creek OystersGreenport. Enjoy “Piersons” (it’s an oyster-topped Michelada, served Little Creek-style) and Black 'n Brews. Settle in with the Sunday Times if you’re in the mood. It’s Sunday. There are no rules. Noon - 5 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Tours, Mattituck 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.
  • Pace's Dockside at Strongs Marine: Lunch with a Medium, Mattituck. Medium Isabella Randazzo entertains while you dine. 2 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara: Vines & Canines, Riverhead 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

Friday

  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicJon Divello and Chris Tedesco, 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue.  Points East, 6-9 pm. Details. 

Saturday

  • Sylvester Manor, Shelter Island. Jim Hurst. Terrific bluegrass in an historic, intimate setting. Two shows, 6 and 8 pm. Details.
  • Perlman Music Program: Alumni Recital, Shelter Island. Violist Matthew Lipman will perform, He has been hailed by the New York Times for his "rich tone and elegant phrasing" and by the Chicago Tribune for his "splendid technique and musical sensitivity". Followed by a meet-the-artist reception. 5 pm. Details.
  • A Lure: Live on the VineSoutholdGeorge Tebbitt, 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Duck Walk Vineyards (North): Live on the VineSoutholdKerry Kearney, 4-6 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconic. Tommy Sullivan 1 - 5 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconicNina Et Cetera 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard: Live on the Vine, Peconic. Matt Marshak & An All-Star Jam, 1:30 pm. Details.
  • Coffee Pot Cellars: Live on the VineCutchogue. Gene Casey & Michael Weiskopf, two shows, 1:30-3:30 pm, 4-6 pm. Details.
  • Bedell: Live on the VineCutchogueDavid Clark Presents Songs in the Attic, a Billy Joel Tribute. 1:30-3:30 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Cabaret with Marguerite Volonts, 2-4 pm.  Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue.  Billy Walters, 2-5 pm. Details. 
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurelLatinology. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesportFireFly, 2-5:30 pm. Details.
  • Jason's Vineyard: Live on the VineJamesport.  Butcher's Blind Duo. 1:30-3:30 pmDetails.
  • Jamesport Vineyard: Live on the Vine, Jamesport. Jon Divello and Chris Tedesco, 4-6 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east. Keith Maguire Acoustic Duo, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Live on the Vine, Riverhead east. Cold Spring Harbor, a Billy Joel Tribute, 7-10 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Perlman Music Program--Works in Progress Concert, Shelter Island. The Perlman Music Program’s exceptional students will present a free concert of classical masterworks 2:30 pm. Details.
  • A Lure: Live on the VineSoutholdThe Days Beneath Us, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Sparkling Pointe: Live on the Vine, SoutholdReza Khan, 3:30-5:30 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconicTBA, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard: Live on the Vine, Peconic. Matt Marshak, 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Bedell: Live on the VineCutchogue. Take Berlin, 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesport. Bob Blatchley 1:30-5:00 pm. Details.
  • Jason's Vineyard: Live on the VineJamesport.  Bob Wescott. 1-3 pmDetails.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east.  Double Play. 1-4 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Friday Night Dialogues: The Making of A MiracleShelter Island. Patricia and Edward Schillingberg explain the process of preparing 762 historic, 250+ year old letters--the Dering Letters--for print. 7 pm. Details
  • Peconic Landing: A Nature's Journal, Greenport.  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.
  • Art Opening and Reception, Cutchogue. The Old Town Arts Crafts Guild holds its Spring Juried Art Competition. Categories: Fine Art, Photography and Mixed Media. Reception 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Musical Theater: Over the River and Through the WoodsMattituck. Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey who has received a great career offer on the West Coast. But news of his impending move doesn’t sit so well with his family, triggering a series of schemes to keep Nick around. The North Fork Community Theater stages this beautiful comedy about family, opportunities and the realities of life. Curtain rises at 8 pm, but CAST hosts a reception at 7 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Olive Kitteridge Pt. 2Mattituck. An acclaimed TV miniseries. Adaptation of Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about life in a small Maine Town over the course of 25 years, as seen through the eyes of Olive Kitteridge" 1:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Art Competition and SaleCutchogue. The Old Town Arts Crafts Guild holds its Spring Juried Art Competition. Categories: Fine Art, Photography and Mixed Media. Details.
  • What Makes a Mammal a Mammal? Mattituck. Ranger Eric leads this hands-on family program, sharing, skins, skulls and other artifacts. 1 pm. Details.
  • Musical Theater: Over the River and Through the WoodsMattituck. Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey who has received a great career offer on the West Coast. But news of his impending move doesn’t sit so well with his family, triggering a series of schemes to keep Nick around. The North Fork Community Theater stages this beautiful comedy about family, opportunities and the realities of life. 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Mood Indigo: A Salute to the Blues in Song and Poem, Greenport. Featuring a glorious selection of song and poetry to celebrate this American art form. 3 pm. Details.
  • Art Competition and SaleCutchogue. The Old Town Arts Crafts Guild holds its Spring Juried Art Competition. Categories: Fine Art, Photography and Mixed Media. Details.
  • Musical Theater: Over the River and Through the WoodsMattituck. Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey who has received a great career offer on the West Coast. But news of his impending move doesn’t sit so well with his family, triggering a series of schemes to keep Nick around. The North Fork Community Theater stages this beautiful comedy about family, opportunities and the realities of life. 2:30 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. Quilty Pleasures: Four Centuries of Quilts. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island LibraryShelter Island.  Paintings by August Mosca.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. The 8th Annual 10 x 10 = $100 show to benefit the North Fork Environmental Council.  Open weekends by appointment.  Details.
  • Cindy Pease Roe Studio & Gallery, Greenport. Open by appointment. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • Southold Library GallerySouthold. Paintings by Cathy Campbell. Open daily. 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.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue. 6th Annual Down With Art, amazing works by artists with Down Syndrome. Through April 12. Open when the tasting room is.  2-5 pm. Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue,   Leaves ‘n Things, paintings by Laura Stroh.  Open when the library is.   Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.  Interactions — Photography Exhibit by The Light Painters, a North-Fork based photography club. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Martha Clara VineyardRiverhead East.  Artist in residence Jacob Edward, through March 31st. Tasting room gallery open when the vineyard isDetails.
  • Rosalie Dimon Gallery at Jamesport Manor InnJamesport. Showing the paintings of Adam Cohen and the photographs of Robert Moore. Open through April 29. Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

History

Friday

  • Friday Night Dialogues: The Making of A MiracleShelter Island. Patricia and Edward Schillingberg explain the process of preparing 762 historic, 250+ year old letters--the Dering Letters--for print. 7 pm. Details

Saturday

  • Lecture:  Beacons, Birds, and BattlementsGreenport. Oysterponds Historical Society presents the back story of Great Gull and Little Gull Islands at beautiful Peconic Landing. 4 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.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • St. Patrick's Day Parade, Jamesport. No, that's not a typo. The East End Emerald Society hosts. 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Stargazing at the Custer InstituteSouthold. Weather and moon permitting, stargaze through the oldest public observatory on Long Island. Normally, viewing starts at 8 pm, but this Saturday the Custer crew is starting with a St. Pat's feast (see above under Food, Farm & Vineyard.)  Details.

Ongoing