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Food Pantry Benefit at Martha Clara; Fiddler on the Roof; Mushroom Tour; More.

Friday night Martha Clara holds a benefit for local food pantries featuring two good bands: Who Are Those Guys and Gene Casey & the Lonesharks, plus food, wine and raffles. Martha Clara has fun all weekend long, with other bands, a wine education class, and a paint & sip, but if you do only one, the benefit's it. The North Fork is all about community, about caring & helping each other, so in this one event you get a very authentic experience. Another event that's community first is the high school production of Fiddler on the Roof. Just as many our local sports teams are state champions (or close) our high school theater is far more professional than people might expect, so don't miss.

Another very North Fork event this weekend is a tour & talk by the East End Mushroom Company. The mushroom farmers reflect the new movement into farming that has blended with the centuries' old agricultural heritage here.

The Highlights

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Food, Farm & Vineyard

A food pantry benefit; a wine class; tours & tastings.

Live Music

A dozen shows, mostly Saturday; Friday night's benefit for food pantries features two good bands.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Theater and art--the Fiddler on the Roof plays, just for this weekend, and a new show opens at Rosalie Dimon Gallery and at Greenport Harbor Brewing's Greenport tasting room. Last chance to see Small Works at the Alex Ferrone Gallery.

History

Enjoy a special exhibit on local whaling history; last Saturday before the show closes.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Enjoy our unexpectedly mild weather--even the last flakes of the snow will be gone by the weekend--and explore our beautiful outdoors. Stargaze at Custer. Learn about native plants.

Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • First & South: A Weekend in Kentucky with Shawnas LabGreenport. Hot browns, Mint Juleps & More. Reservations recommended. Details
  • East End Mushroom Company: Tour & Talk, Cutchogue. Tour the facility learn about the varieties they grow - Shiitake, Oyster, and Maitake, along with the other varieties they purvey. Space is limited and reservations are required. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: 4th Annual Food Pantry BenefitSound Avenue. Because no one should go hungry. $30 ticket at the door gets light food, a glass of wine, raffle tickets, live music by two bands. And that great feeling you get when you support a good cause: Food Pantries. The five beneficiaries help people in Riverhead, Southold, East Hampton and Southampton, 6-10 pm. Details.

Saturday 

  • First & South: A Weekend in Kentucky with Shawnas LabGreenport. Hot browns, Mint Juleps & More. Reservations recommended. Details
  • Pindar: Barrel TastingsPeconic. Winemaker Edward Lovaas leads a tour of the production facility and offers wines straight from the barrel. Then enjoy a private tasting in the winery served with assorted cheeses and meats. Reservations Required. 1-3 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.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Wine 201:  Varietals of BordeauxSound Avenue. Martha Clara Vineyards continues its winter education series. Learn about each varietal, its origin, and how it grows on Long Island. Each person will taste several vintages of each wine with an explanation of the winemaking style utilized to create it. Taught by Winemaker, Juan E. Micieli-Martinez; light artisanal pairings with each flight. 1 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyards: Vine to Wine Tour, Peconic. Be a part of the most comprehensive wine tour in the region. Mini viticulture and winemaking tour will be given by owner and winemaker, Anthony Sannino. Tour includes wine tasting, cheese plate and special discounts. Reservations required. 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
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Wine Glass Paint & SipSound Avenue. Have fun sipping wine and painting, hosted by Potter Designs. Tickets include 2 hand painted glasses per person. Tickets are extremely limited. 1-3 pm. Details.
Live Music

Friday:

  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road, Cutchogue.  John Divello, 6-9 pm Details.  
  • Four Doors DownMattituck. Nick Kerzner, 7 pm. Details
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: 4th Annual Food Pantry BenefitSound Avenue. Because no one should go hungry. $30 ticket at the door gets light food, a glass of wine, raffle tickets, live music by two bands. And that great feeling you get when you support a good cause: Food Pantries. The five beneficiaries help people in Riverhead, Southold, East Hampton and Southampton. The bands are: Who Are Those Guys and Gene Casey and the Lonesharks. 6-10 pm. Details.

Saturday: 

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Musical Theater: Fiddler on the Roof, Mattituck. The classic musical performed by the Mattituck High School Musical Theater Company. 7 pm. Details
  • Rosalie Dimon Gallery: New Exhibit OpensJamesport. Paintings by Patricia Feiler  and drawings by Jeanette Martone. Feiler's paintings "reflect my own interest in the work of the Impressionists, both in art and music. ...Capturing that instant is what excited me about creating a painting." Martone "has spent time volunteering in the developing world, and while doing so, she often encountered stray dogs wandering the village streets, some strays, some befriended by people....My pencil and ink renderings, with infinite detail, capture in a moment of time the texture of fur; the reflection of an eye, the poverty of their surroundings." Open Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Through May 4. Details.

Saturday

  • Southold Historical Society: Brecknock Hall and Whaling ExhibitReichert Gallery Southold. Grandson of a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, David Gelston Floyd (1802-1893) built historic home Brecknock Hall in Greenport, NY. One of the many business ventures he invested in was the high yield but risky business of whaling. His three whaling ships sailed out of Greenport harbor (1845- 1861) during the Golden Age of Whaling. Through Feb. 5. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Musical Theater: Fiddler on the RoofMattituck. The classic musical performed by the Mattituck High School Musical Theater Company. 7 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Ikons and HeroesGreenport. Artists Oliver Peterson of Water Mill and Case Jernigan of Brooklyn exhibit together. Peterson "is a multidisciplinary artist, finding inspiration in diverse subject matter- graffiti,  literature, politics, religion, medicine, advertising and modern heroic figures." Jernigan "uses cut paper as his primary medium and his simple imagery is a  juxtaposition to the mixed media works of Peterson."  Through April 17. Open Fri-Sat 2-7 pm and Sun 12-6pm. Details.
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Exhibiting these paintings. 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.
  • South Street GalleryGreenportSibylle Pfaffenbichler, new works. Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details. 
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportCollages by Donald L. Currie. On exhibit through February 28. Open when the library is. Details.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. TBA. Open when the library isDetails
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, CutchogueTwo exhibits:  Jazz Horse Series by Candace Eaton series through Jan. 7, and Pomme© by Artist Robert Perez. 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.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogueSolo Show by Tom Lulevitch. 51 paintings, gyclee, water guilded gold leaf on medieval style sun dials, portable sundial diptychs and ornamental crosses. Include several panoramas of various NoFo vineyards and farms. Each piece is done with egg oil on traditional gessoed panels with gold or silver leaf frames, all hand made by the artist. Through February 29.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone Gallery: Small Works 2015Cutchogue. An eclectic selection of 70+ works by twenty-two regional photographers, including: Patricia Beary, Karen Bell, Karen Celella, Carolyn Conrad, Tom D’Emic, Susan Dooley, Rich Faron, Scott Farrell, Alex Ferrone, Ray Germann, Gerry Giliberti, Nijole Kudirka, Jacques LeBlanc, Jim Lennon, Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Mike McLaughlin, Bruce Milne, Chris Randall, Jim Sabiston, Jeff Schultz, Jim Slezak, and Mary Trentalange. Th - Sun 11 am - 6 pm (5 pm Sundays); or by appointment. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituck. Showing Moments in Time, watercolors by Evelyn Lucas Lucas tries "to capture the essence of light falling on familiar objects, the interlocking of shapes of buildings, the beauty of a field, newly planted, the tangled remains of the summer flowers by the side of the road.” Open when the library is. Through February 29. Details.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Paintings by Patricia Feiler and drawings by Jeanette Martone. Open Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Through May 4. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Artist in ResidenceSound Avenue. Martha Clara Vineyards displays the work of Alexandra Katharine Adams. See some of her art hereDetails.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Saturday

  • Southold Historical Society: Brecknock Hall and Whaling ExhibitReichert Gallery. "Grandson of a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, David Gelston Floyd (1802-1893) built historic home Brecknock Hall in Greenport, NY. One of the many business ventures he invested in was the high yield but risky business of whaling. His three whaling ships sailed out of Greenport harbor (1845- 1861) during the Golden Age of Whaling." Through Feb. 5. 1-4 pm. Details

Ongoing

  • Shelter Island Historical SocietyShelter Island. Museum open Sat and Sun 10am-2pm. 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 MuseumSouthold. A rich collection of primarily Algonquin art and artifacts. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • The Custer Institute: StargazingSouthold. The oldest public observatory is open for viewing, weather permitting. Note, viewing is best with less moon. Enjoy the peak Geminid show too. Here's the moon calendar.  8 pm - midnight. Details.
  • Group for the East End: Native Plant Gardens,  Cutchogue. Invite more visitors into your garden this year! Increase in birds, butterflies and other garden guests when you choose native plants over alien plant species. Local ecologist and gardener Julia Priolo shares tips on selecting native plants for your gardens. For more information or to register your family contact Jessica Kennelly at jkennelly@eastendenvironment.org. 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. 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.