Widgets Magazine

Grand Vin Reds, the 1854 Wickham Murders, Live Music

The North Fork's such a safe place one of our most grisly crimes happened more than 150 years ago; a local historical society tells the tale of the double murder of James and Frances Wickham. On the more cheerful side--the holiday cheer side--Waters Crest Winery is cracking the barrels on its 2013 Grand Vin reds in January, offering two hours of tasting Saturday and Sunday.  For more up beat options--or least lots of 'beat' options--concert hop up and down the fork. Hear a pianist perform classics, and or taken in bands ranging from a Jimmy Buffet tribute (a great way to shake off the chill) to indy rock--more than a dozen shows in all.

The Highlights

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Food, Farm & Vineyard

Waters Crest Winery is tapping its barrels of its 2013 Grand Vin reds, and giving tastings and their back story Saturday and Sunday. Tour other wineries, paint & sip, and take your dog on a stroll through the vines.

Live Music

From a special piano concert to a 'Soulful Sundown' to performances at vineyards up and down the fork, there's lot of shows to hear and dance to this weekend.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Our art galleries are open, but for something different, hear the true tale of the 1854 Wickman murders or watch the award-winning documentary about saving local Marion lake.

History

In addition to a lecture about the 1854 Wickham murders, check out the quilts at the Oysterponds Historical Society, or just explore and get to know this area; Southold's been around, whether as New Haven's plantation or its own, independent town, for 375 years.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Learn about owls by dissecting their pellets--family fun with the Group for the East End.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Saturday

  • Waters Crest Winery-2013 'Grand Vin' Reds Barrel Tastings, Cutchogue. Wine maker Jim Waters shares this special vintage; local grapes, elegantly hand-crafted for perfect moments. From earth to table.2-4 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards-Winemaker's Walk, Cutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 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.

Sunday

  • Waters Crest Winery-2013 'Grand Vin' Reds Barrel TastingsCutchogue. Wine maker Jim Waters shares this special vintage; local grapes, elegantly hand-crafted for perfect moments. From earth to table.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.
  • 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.
  • Palmer Vineyards-Paint & SipRiverhead East.  Fee includes all painting supplies and a glass of wine. Reservations Required. 3 pm. Details.
Live Music

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

  • Soulful Sundown, Southold. The First Universalist Church features the music of the Second Hands, food, community & conversation. 5-9 pm. Details.
  • New Year Concert: “Passion, Power and Pearls!", Southold. Pianist Anne Taffel welcomes the New Year with classics like Beethoven’s “Appassionata” Sonata, Chopin works and Earl Wild’s  transcriptions of Gershwin’s “Summertime” and other favorites. 2 pm. Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard, Peconic. Joe Allegue, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto WineryJamesportTBA. 1:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesportFirefly 1:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Jason's VineyardJamesport. TBA 1-5 pmDetails.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east.  Ed Travers. (Jimmy Buffett tribute) 1-4 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Saturday

  • Winter Lecture Series-The Wickham MurdersGreenport. Amy Folk tells the horrific tale of  the 1854 double murder in Cutchogue. Sponsored by the Oysterponds Historical Society. 4 pm;  Details.
  • Documentary: The Marion Lake StoryGreenport. From Jezebel Productions: "The Marion Lake Story: Defeating the Mighty Phragmite tells a compelling tale of an ecological crisis: the complete degradation — and eventual restoration — of an 18-acre lake on the east end of Long Island NY that provides crucial habitat for migrating birds, rare turtles and other flora and fauna..." 2 pm. Details.

Ongoing

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

History

Saturday

  • Winter Lecture Series-The Wickham MurdersGreenport. Amy Folk tells the horrific tale of  the 1854 double murder in Cutchogue. Sponsored by the Oysterponds Historical Society. 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. Current Special Exhibit: Tobacco, Sacred to Profane, 5000 years of tobacco history on Long Island. 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

  • Family Fun: Owl Pellet Dissection, Cutchogue. Owl pellets dissections are a memorable and fun way for students of all ages to learn about the eating habits and behaviors of our favorite bird of prey: the owl! The Group for the East End presents.  10-11 am. Details.
  • Stargazing at the Custer InstituteSouthold. Weather and moon permitting, stargaze through the oldest public observatory on Long Island, starting at 8 pm. (Doors open at 7 pm). Details.

Ongoing