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First Fridays Greenport & Love Lane; Two Rites of Spring Concerts, Founding Families Weekend

Cover photo is from a Love Lane First Friday

The Highlights

Friday June 2 - Sunday June 4

Friday explore Mattituck and the shops of Love Lane and Pike Street as the community comes together to celebrate the first Friday with bites, sips, vendors, music, shops & more. Or head to Greenport Village, which celebrates with a walk of eight galleries open late with special exhibits, live music, museums, restaurants & more.

Saturday night go to Custer Observatory for an extraordinary science and music experience called Thought Experiments Under the Stars. Tickets include a reception with wine and chocolate, admission to a special exhibit, a talk, and of course, the concert.

Sunday evening the exciting musical event is at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge--though not really on the North Fork, we're including it because the musicians are from the North Fork, it's part of the Rites of Spring, and heck, it's just an amazing experience. Check it out.

All weekend, take a deep dive into Southold's history by stopping into to Founding Families Weekend at the Southold Historical Society. Tours, talks, events of all kinds; don't miss.

And these are just a few of the happenings this weekend...

The Listings 

Friday June 2 - Sunday June 4

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

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.)

Love Lane hosts its first First Friday, a delicious and fun block party. Greenport's First Friday Gallery Walk also includes delicious stops, such as at Little Creek Oysters & First and South. Wineries offer special tours and tastings all weekend; Sunday enjoy a winemaker dinner at Caci.

Live Music

Saturday and Sunday enjoy two interesting Rites of Spring concerts, one at an observatory and one at a wildlife refuge. In addition, another two dozen shows offer live music up and down the fork, all weekend.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

A gallery walk, multiple exhibit openings and receptions, two special art sales for good causes, Antiques, the closing weekend of Cabaret, many more ongoing exhibits.

History

The Southold Historical Society hosts the groundbreaking, multi-dimensional Founding Families Weekend.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Waiter race, lighthouse cruise, cultural festival in the park, more. 

Food, Farm and Vineyard
(What's happening at the vineyards, other than live music; (for live music at all venues, see that category) plus food and farm events too.)

Friday 

  • Little Creek Oysters: Friday Night Bites-Oysters and PintxosGreenport. Celebrate the end of this week's walk, drive, train or jitney ride with our version of the famed pintxo bars of our neighbors across the sea. The counter is filled with a dizzying spread of skewered small bites and shuckers stand ready to open oysters; enjoy them both with crisp cold wines and beers and wash away the week together! No tickets, no reservations, no menu. Point, snack, slurp, sip, and count up the skewers at the end! 7 pm. Details.
  • First Friday Love Lane Block Party, Love Lane Mattituck. Bites, sips, open stores, vendors & more. 6-9 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine to Wine TourPeconic. Be a part of the most comprehensive wine tour in the region. Mini viticulture, winemaking techniques, barrel cellar tour; wine tasting, cheese plate, special discounts. Led by owner and winemaker, Anthony Sannino. Rated #1 in the North Fork on Trip Advisor. Noon. Tickets & Details.
  • Pindar: Winery TourPeconic. Go behind the scenes, inside the barrel and tank rooms, and view the production facility at Pindar Vineyards.  Find out how your favorite wine is made. Ticket includes a select tasting of five wines in the tasting room after the tour. 1-3 pm. Tickets & Details
  • Sang Lee Farms: Plant Medicine for Health and HealingPeconic. Certified Herbalist Courtney Hall will present how the herbs you are growing can be preserved and processed into medicines for health and healing. This hands on presentation will demonstrate the process of making teas, salves, and tinctures that can be incorporated into every day health and utilized in a variety of healing practices. 11 am. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Harvest Moon ShellfishCutchogue. Fresh oysters--and in season--Scallops, harvested from the Peconic Bay. 11 am- 5 pm. Details
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Tours & Barrel TastingMattituck. Shinn Estates offers a couple of ways to experience wine and wine making. Walk the vineyard, learn about sustainable, organic and Biodynamic wine growing. Tour the winery and barrel cellar, followed by a taste of four wines. 1:30-2:30 pm. Details. 
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Educational Vineyard WalkSound Avenue. Learn Martha Clara’s history, viticulture, and winemaking process while taking a first-hand look at our bucolic vineyard. Each two-mile walk will focus on what is seasonally happening in the vineyard. Followed by a wine tasting held by a personal Wine Steward. Noon. Tickets and Details.

Sunday

  • Caci: Winemaker Dinner with Lieb Cellars, Southold. Four courses of deliciousness thoughtfully paired with wine, hosted by the chef and winemaker. 6:30 pm. Menu & Details.
  • Sang Lee Farms: Herb Garden Tour & TalkPeconic. Certified Herbalist Courtney Hall will walk you through the farm herb garden where you can touch, taste, smell and gather herbs. She will assist you in selecting herbs for your garden this season, as she explores with you the various culinary, medicinal and cosmetic uses for these herbs. She will provide samples of teas, salves, and tinctures to inspire you to get creative with your own herbs. 11 am. Details.
  • Waters Crest Winery: The Best of the Crest, Cutchogue. Come to the tasting room to enjoy a fun blind tasting of our 90 point reds vs. our French counterparts and see how they stack up. Three of your Waters Crest favorites will be blindly paired with three similar french wines. 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Harvest Moon ShellfishCutchogue. Fresh oysters--and in season--Scallops, harvested from the Peconic Bay. 11 am- 5 pm. Details
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Tours & Barrel TastingMattituck. Shinn Estates offers a couple of ways to experience wine and wine making. Walk the vineyard, learn about sustainable, organic and Biodynamic wine growing. Tour the winery and barrel cellar, followed by a taste of four wines. 1:30-2:30 pm. Details.
Live Music

Friday

Saturday 

  • Claudio's Clam BarGreenport. Two Shows: TBA at 2 pm, Ready in 10 at 10 pm. Details.
  • Rites of Spring II: Thought Experiments Under the Stars at Custer Observatory by Brian Smith & the Hidden City Orchestra, Custer Institute. An unusual and engaging performance, followed by  a reception held in collaboration with North Fork Chocolate Company and Laurel Lake Vineyards. 7 pm. Music Notation/Astronomical Notation Exhibition, followed by nocturnal observatory star gazing. Concert starts at 7; pre-Concert Conversation with Justine Haupt, astroengineer and George Cork Maul, composer at 6:30 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Bobby Nathan, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicThe Atomic Red Hots, 5-8 pm. Details
  • PindarPeconicSahara, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogueCharlie and Hannah, 2-6 pm. Details
  • Bridge LaneMattituckJon Divello 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurelTBA, 1-4 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportFreddie Monday, 1:30 pm. Details
  • Clovis Point: Evening Show on the PatioJamesportEast End Trio, 7-10 pm. Details
  • Jason's VineyardJamesportGeorge Barry, 1:30-5:30 pm. Details.
  • Sherwood House VineyardJamesportTBA, 2-6 pm. Details
  • Old Tymer MoonshineSound AvenueNina Et Cetera, 2-5 pm. Details

Sunday 

  • Claudio's Clam BarGreenportJoe Allegue at 2 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Sahara, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor Brewing, PeconicRobert Bruey, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Raphael VineyardPeconicKeith Maguire, 1-4 pm. Details
  • PindarPeconicMark Eisemann, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Lieb CellarsCutchogueRobin James, 1-3 pm. Details. Limited seating. Reservations highly recommended. E-mail jul@liebcellars.com
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogueSteve Archdeacon1-5 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurelTBA, 1-4 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportPeter Kanelous, 1:30 pm. Details
  • Jason's VineyardJamesportTJ Brown, 1:30-5:30 pm. Details
  • Rites of Spring II:  Quogue Nocturne at Quogue Wildlife Refuge by Cliff Baldwin & ACME, Quogue. The Aquebogue Contemporary Music Ensemble performs works featuring the sounds of the natural environment and live performers. Quogue Nocturne is an electroacoustic soundscape of water, birds, flora and fauna all sourced locally. A pre-Concert Conversation at 4:30pm features a presentation with live owls and a conversation with East End Naturalists and the Composer.  An after-Concert Wild Food Reception features refreshments from Early Girl Farm and Laurel Lake Vineyards. 5 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday 

  • First Friday Gallery Walk & More, Greenport. Tour eight galleries, including new shows at South Street Gallery and Sirens' Song Gallery, enjoy live music and a poetry slam at First and South (F&S details), have a Friday Night Bites at Little Creek Oysters (LCO details) drop into the East End Seaport Museum, browse stores staying open late. 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Special Exhibit and Sale: 5x7" Art Postcards for WPPB, South Street Gallery. Annual fundraiser for Long Island's only NPR station. Preview Noon-9 pm. Details.
  • Opening Art Reception: Juried Show for the Southold Historical Society, Pettit Center on the Museum Complex Southold. Works by artists who are residents of or have worked on the North Fork of Long Island.  Prizewinners in fine art, mixed media, photography, and sculpture. 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: A Tale of Love and DarknessMattituck-Laurel Library. The story of writer Amos Oz's youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film looks at what happens when the stories we tell become the stories we live. 1:30 pm. Details
  • North Fork Community Theater: Cabaret, Mattituck. The hit musical Cabaret takes us back to Berlin in 1930 as two couples attempt to find happiness while the looming threat of the Third Reich swirls around them. Presiding over it all is the menacing Emcee, whose promise that “life is a cabaret” may come with dangerous strings attached. 8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Art Reception and Exhibit: Zoological, Sirens' Song Gallery. An exhibit of animal prints and sculpture from the jungle, the woods, the pond, the sea, the sky, and fantasy. Local as well as international artists will be on view: Anneli Arms, Hilary North, Nancy Muller, Maureen Caouette, Ralph Caouette, Sigrid Sperzel, April Vollmer, Caroline Waloski. 6-9 pm. Details.  
  • Special Exhibit and Sale: 5x7" Postcards for WPPBSouth Street Gallery. Fine art paintings, each $50, all proceeds to WPPB Long Island's only NPR station. 6 pm. Details.
  • Special Exhibit and Sale: Juried Show for the Southold Historical SocietyPettit Center on the Museum Complex Southold. Works by artists who are residents of or have worked on the North Fork of Long Island.  Prizewinners in fine art, mixed media, photography, and sculpture. 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Antiques, Fine Art and Craft Fair, Mattituck-Historical Society. Presented by the Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild. $2 admission gets you a raffle ticket. 8 am-4 pm. Details.
  • North Fork Community Theater: Cabaret, Mattituck. The hit musical Cabaret takes us back to Berlin in 1930 as two couples attempt to find happiness while the looming threat of the Third Reich swirls around them. Presiding over it all is the menacing Emcee, whose promise that “life is a cabaret” may come with dangerous strings attached. 8 pm. Details

Sunday

  • Special Exhibit and Sale: Juried Show for the Southold Historical SocietyPettit Center on the Museum Complex Southold. Works by artists who are residents of or have worked on the North Fork of Long Island.  Prizewinners in fine art, mixed media, photography, and sculpture. 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Art Exhibit Opening & Reception: Dreams of SummerMattituck-Laurel Library GalleryDreams of Summer, Paintings by Carol Gold.  Gold is a professional Mattituck artist whose oil landscapes, beaches and beautiful gardens emphasize space and color so that viewers often remark: "I feel I can walk right into your painting".  Also available as archival giclees. Reception 2-4 pm. Open when the library isDetails.
  • North Fork Community Theater: Cabaret, Mattituck. The hit musical Cabaret takes us back to Berlin in 1930 as two couples attempt to find happiness while the looming threat of the Third Reich swirls around them. Presiding over it all is the menacing Emcee, whose promise that “life is a cabaret” may come with dangerous strings attached. 2:30 pm. Details

Ongoing 

  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Village Hall, and its six exhibit rooms, opens for the season 2-5 pm. Details
  • Floyd Memorial Library, GreenportWeather. Photography by the Light Painters.Through May 31. Open when the library isDetails
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Thurs-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5. Details.
  • Sirens' Song Gallery, Greenport. Zoological. An exhibit of animal prints and sculpture from the jungle, the woods, the pond, the sea, the sky, and fantasy. Local as well as international artists will be on view: Anneli Arms, Hilary North, Nancy Muller, Maureen Caouette, Ralph Caouette, Sigrid Sperzel, April Vollmer, Caroline Waloski. Fri-Mon. 12:30-6 pm. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport.  Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details.   
  • East End Seaport Museum, GreenportJeremy Garretson Photography, open Sa-Sun 11 am-5 pm. Details.
  • VSOP Projects, Greenport. Art from over 20 artists, from painting to sculpture to video and more. Wed-Mon, 11 am-6 pm. Closed Tues. Through July 16. Details
  • Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical MuseumSouthold. The Southold Historical Society's Sound-side treasure. 11:30 am -4 pm. Details
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. Dave Markel. 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. Youth Art Show. Sat 10 am -5 pm, Sun Noon-5 pm. Details
  • Castello Di Borghese VineyardsCutchogueSea Something, Save Something. Some of the multi-talented artists exhibiting are Kara Hoblin, Scott Bluedorn, Dalton Portella, Randee Post Daddona, Cindy Pease Roe, Peter Spacek, Idoline Duke, Dan Welden, Michele Dragonetti, Sarah Prescott and many more. 11 am-5 pm. Details
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogueElizabeth Neels, Capturing Fleeting Moments Drawings, Oil Paintings, Watercolors. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone Gallery, CutchogueCurrently Cuba. Images from the journeys of three regional award-winning photographers, Ennid Berger, Lois Youmans, and Michael Chinnici, who have documented their recent visits to the country.  Through July 3, 2017  Fri 11 am-5 pm; Sat 11-6 pm; Sun 11 am-5 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituckDreams of Summer, Paintings by Carol Gold.  Gold is a professional Mattituck artist whose oil landscapes, beaches and beautiful gardens emphasize space and color so that viewers often remark: "I feel I can walk right into your painting".  Also available as archival giclees. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Clovis Point VineyardsJamesport. Now showing Lynda Wagner. Through July 2. Details.
  • William Ris GalleryJamesport. Group show of contemporary art. 11-5 pm. Details.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Works by Photographers Jim Sabiston & Mike McLaughlin. Open Wed. - Sun., 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. Through July 26, 2017. Details 
  • Martha Clara VineyardsSound Avenue. Martha Clara Vineyard's current artist in residence is Reme Roland.  Details.
  • North Fork Chocolate CompanyAquebogue. Exhibit by Biscari Art Studio. Steven Biscari Amaral local Artist, Entrepreneur, Chef and Chocolatier. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

All Weekend:

  • Founding Families Weekend, Southold Historical Society. Colonists reached Southold from Connecticut in 1640, and many of the families from that era remain active participants in Southold Town today. This weekend the Southold Historic Society offers many tours, exhibits, talks, interactive events and even an art exhibit and sale. Starts Friday at 4 pm and runs through Sunday at 4 pm. Full event schedule, Speaker list, Tour list and other Details.

Friday

Saturday

  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Visit historic Village Hall and its six exhibit rooms. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. New and refreshed exhibits.  11 am - 5 pm. Details. 
  • Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical MuseumSouthold. The Southold Historical Society's Sound-side treasurer. 10 am -4 pm. Details

Sunday 

  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Historic Village Hall and its six exhibit rooms. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • East End Seaport Museum: Opens for the SeasonGreenport. New and refreshed exhibits.  11 am - 5 pm;  Details. 
  • Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical MuseumSouthold. The Southold Historical Society's Sound-side treasure. 11:30 am -4 pm. Details
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

All Weekend:

  • Founding Families WeekendSouthold Historical Society. Colonists reached Southold from Connecticut in 1640, and many of the families from that era remain active participants in Southold Town today. This weekend the Southold Historic Society offers many tours, exhibits, talks, interactive events and even an art exhibit and sale. Starts Friday at 4 pm and runs through Sunday at 4 pm. Full event scheduleSpeaker listTour list and other Details.

Friday

Saturday 

  • North Fork Waiter Race, Main Street Greenport. Waiters and spectators are welcome. Entrants will balance a beverage-filled stemmed wine glass on a serving tray and race to the finish line without spilling the beverage. Portion of proceeds benefits Eastern Long Island Hospital. 10 am. Details.
  • Bug Light Cruise & TourEast End Seaport Museum & Railroad Dock Greenport. This lighthouse excursion includes: round-trip cruise, narrated tour and time to explore inside the iconic Long Beach Bar “Bug” Lighthouse. 4-6 pm. Details.
  • Stargaze (after the Rites of Spring) ConcertCuster Observatory. Custer is the oldest public observatory on Long Island, and it just dedicated a new, larger telescope. Viewing is free, but check the moon. Tonight, a special event starts a 6:30. Observing will start late, perhaps 8:30, and continue until midnight. Details
  • Antiques, Fine Art and Craft FairMattituck-Historical Society. Presented by the Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild. $2 admission gets you a raffle ticket. 8 am-4 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • One Greenport Cultural Festival, Mitchell Park. The multi-cultural festival will feature a Colombian guitar duo, the Greenport High School A Cappella group, gospel singers and a clown. MainStage Dance Academy and a Guatemalan dance group are also scheduled to perform and a display of artwork from Greenport School students will be on display in front of the carousel. Food will be available from select local restaurants, but people are invited to bring a picnic lunch to the festival. Rain date is June 11. 1-4 pm.  Details.

Ongoing