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Greenport Greatness & North Fork Christmas Charms

The Highlights

Friday December 2 - Sunday December 4

This weekend Greenport offers a huge range of activities, from a Gallery Walk Friday eve, a late Friday night prohibition party at First and South to Shellabration Saturday and Sunday to Santa at the Railroad Museum to an art opening, a tree lighting, a performance of Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory and much more.

The whole North Fork gets the Christmas Spirit, with special holiday shopping from Orient to Sound Avenue in Riverhead; tree lightings in Greenport, Cutchogue and Mattituck; Santa visits in Greenport and Mattituck; free mulled wine & cookies at Pindar, crafting with corks at Sannino, and much more.

The Listings 

Friday December 2 - Sunday December 4

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

Special Holiday Shopping

For the next few weeks, the North Fork will host special pop up shops and fairs offering the kind of top notch, handcrafted creations never found in big box stores. Our downtown mom & pop shops also offer high quality unique items as well.

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.)

From Shellabration to Sunday Supper to scallops, mulled wine and much more, our foodie culture is in force this weekend.

Live Music

Several concerts on the fork; an unusual venue: Macari Vineyards in Mattituck.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

New art shows open; art barre shines at Martha Clara; free movie with Santa on Saturday

History

See Santa at the Railroad museum, shop special Christmas shops at historical societies.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Stargaze; enjoy tree lightings; meet turtles.

Special Holiday Shopping

Friday

  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Not Black Friday Sale, Sound Avenue. Discounts on cases. All Day. Details
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Miss Ella's Gift ShopSound Avenue. Hand painted Polish pottery, handcrafted arts and crafts made by local artisans including knitted items, tote bags and purses, potholders and afghans, jewelry and ornaments; historic arts, games, books and toys for children; a large selection of quilting fabric, yarn, beads and other notions; vintage collectibles including glassware, linens and decor; plus so so so much more! Noon-3 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Oysterponds Historical Society: The Beach Plum ShopOrient. Unique gifts, North Fork art, traditional crafts, ornaments and much, much more. Something for everyone. Noon-4 pm. Details
  • Old Orchard Farm Store: Support Maureen's Haven, Orient. 10% of all purchases donated to Maureen's Haven Social Outreach Program which services the homeless on the North Fork. Details.
  • Southold Historical Society: Holiday Fair, Peconic Community Center. Vendors/Local Artisans, Baked Goods, Cafe, Craft Room, Face Painting, Raffle, Train Display. 9 am-4 pm. Details.
  • The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council: Carriage House Christmas ShopCutchogue Village Green. On the Cutchogue Green; handcrafted gifts. 1-4 pm. Details
  • Christmas Fair, Mattituck Presbyterian Church. Homemade Christmas cookies and handwork, toys, games, books,, fine jewelry and gifts, plants, household items, something for everyone. Breakfast and lunch served. All money goes to various missions. 9 am -2 pm. Details.
  • Vineyard Barn Holiday Shop, Sound Avenue. Handcrafted clothing, jewelry, baked goods & Mary Kay. 10 am-4 pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Miss Ella's Gift Shop, Sound Avenue. Hand painted Polish pottery, handcrafted arts and crafts made by local artisans including knitted items, tote bags and purses, potholders and afghans, jewelry and ornaments; historic arts, games, books and toys for children; a large selection of quilting fabric, yarn, beads and other notions; vintage collectibles including glassware, linens and decor; plus so so so much more! Noon-3 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Oysterponds Historical Society: The Beach Plum ShopOrient. Unique gifts, North Fork art, traditional crafts, ornaments and much, much more. Something for everyone. Noon-4 pm. Details
  • Lieb Cellars: Holiday Case Sale, Cutchogue. Steep discounts on cases, four hours only. Noon-4 pm. Details.
  • The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council: Carriage House Christmas ShopCutchogue Village Green. On the Cutchogue Green; handcrafted gifts. 1-4 pm. Details
  • Vineyard Barn Holiday Shop, Sound Avenue. Handcrafted clothing, jewelry, baked goods & Mary Kay. 10 am-5 pm. Details.
Food, Farm and 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)

Clovis Point Vineyards is collecting toys for its Toys for Tots Christmas effort (through December 10). When you visit them, bring a donation. Thanks Clovis! 

Friday

  • First and South: Prohibition Party, Greenport. The third annual. Don't miss, First and South throws a great party. 10 pm-2 am. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse:  16 Seats and Golden Scallops, Mattituck Enjoy a hearty Peconic Bay Scallop Chowder (along with salad and dessert) then watch mockumentary 'The Golden Scallop' on our big screen. Get ready for a stomach full of deliciousness and hearty laughs. Call 631-804-0367 for reservations. 6 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Shellabration!, Greenport. Greenport's annual restaurant walk for a good cause. Get a wristband, get a free beer & raw bar, then stroll to participating restaurants for a series of $5 bites and $3 sips of local deliciousness and stroll stores offering special discounts. Noon-4 pm. Wristbands & Details
  • Denim and DicePeconic Bay Yacht Club Southold. Enjoy a night of delicious food, music and casino games for a good cause, in a beautiful setting--the Peconic Bay Yacht Club. 7-11 pm. Details.
  • Sparkling Pointe: Raw BarSouthold. Blanc de Blancs paired with a dozen of Harvest Moon's raw bar. Noon-5 pm. Tickets & Details.
  • Pindar: Mulled Wine & CookiesPeconic. A December tradition. Enjoy a complimentary taste, pick up the recipe and Sweet Scarlett. 11 am-5 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Tours & Barrel TastingMattituck. Shine Estates 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 barrel center starting at 2:30, and sample Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot among others, plus cheeses. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Art Barre, Sound Avenue. The Peconic Ballet Theatre presents a collection of the East End's Finest Arts. Professional dance performance accompanied by live musicians, an art exhibition and a taste of Martha Clara wines. 7 pm. For Tickets, search 'Peconic Ballet' and get more Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards: Plant. Pick. Pour., Sound Avenue. Eat, Drink & Be Merry: Sample many not-yet-released 2017 wines and enjoy small plates in this last installment a four part series of exclusive interactive experiences. Limited to 25 only. 12-3 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Shellabration!Greenport. Greenport's annual restaurant walk for a good cause. Get a wristband, get a free beer & raw bar, then stroll to participating restaurants for a series of $5 bites and $3 sips of local deliciousness and stroll stores offering special discounts. Noon-4 pm. Wristbands & Details
  • Sunday Supper & Christmas Gathering, Heron Suites Southold. Gather ‘round the table with family & friends to celebrate the wonder of the Christmas season and the joy of sharing a meal and conversation. Enjoy a menu created by Chefs George Hirsch and Alex Goetzfried including savory dishes and seasonal favorites as featured on PBS’ GEORGE HIRSCH LIFESTYLE — just-picked vegetables, farm salads & sides, and fresh-baked dessert. Herbal tea included. Wine and craft beer will be sold separately. 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Crafts with Corks Brunch, Peconic. Sunday Funday, filled with DIY cork projects and brunch! Give unique, handmade gifts this holidays season. We will be constructing adorable ornaments all made out of Sannino corks! Ticket includes one craft, a complimentary brunch and choice of a Vino Rosso, Spice Wine, Chardonnay or Bianca glass of wine! Free for Wine Club Members also time to pick up your holiday shipment. 11:30 am. Details.
  • Pindar: Mulled Wine & CookiesPeconic. A December tradition. Enjoy a complimentary taste, pick up the recipe and Sweet Scarlett. 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.
Live Music

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Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Greenport Gallery WalkGreenport. Featuring six artists and their galleries, including Cindy Pease Roe, Hector de Cordova, Nova Constallatio, South Street Gallery and Framers, The Sirens Song Gallery, and Greenport Harbor Brewing gallery. 6-9 pm.  Details.
  • Art Sale Preview: 10 x 10 benefit, South Street Gallery Greenport. Over 230 works, each $100, benefits the North Fork Environmental Council. Preview 2-9 pm; sale starts Saturday. Details.
  • Film: Hunt for the WilderpeopleMattituck-Laurel Library. "A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush. " 1:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Art Sale Starts: 10 x 10 benefitSouth Street Gallery Greenport. Over 230 works, each $100, benefits the North Fork Environmental Council. 6 pm. Details.
  • Free Movie for kids & Santa Pic, Mattituck. Sponsored by the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce. 10 am. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Art BarreSound Avenue. The Peconic Ballet Theatre presents a collection of the East End's Finest Arts. Professional dance performance accompanied by live musicians, an art exhibition and a taste of Martha Clara wines. 7 pm. For Tickets, search 'Peconic Ballet' and get more Details.

Sunday

  • Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory with Jere Jacobs and Tom DeWolfe, Peconic Landing Greenport.  A reading of Capote's classic holiday story, which takes place in the 1930's and describes a period in the lives of the seven year old narrator and a much older distant cousin and best friend. An unforgettable classic! 3-4:30 pm. Details.

Ongoing 

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: New Stories Simply ToldGreenport.  North Fork artist Peter Treiber Jr. Creating both locally on his family farm- where he also works-and at his studio space at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, Treiber uses his artwork as a means of dissection and discovery. Using reclaimed wood and fragments from vintage magazines, his work strives to discover the limits of the materials, thereby reinventing them and placing them in a new context and new narrative that evokes both the surreal and the satirical. Treiber’s wall mounted sculptures playfully mock rustic hunting trophies, while his paper collages range from absurd adverts to faded antique shop finds, all which bear a charming simplicity. Through Jan 31st. Tasting Room/Gallery Hours: Fri, Sat 12-7 pm, Sun 12-6 pm. Details.
  • Floyd Memorial Library: Small WorksGreenport. A group show of extraordinary local artists. Open when the library isDetails
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Thurs-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5. Details.
  • Sirens' Song Gallery, GreenportBirds of a Feather, Anneli Arms and Sigrid Sperzel work the intaglio etching process to create their masterpieces. Sat-Mon. 12:30-6 pm. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenportNew Works by Sheila Breck. Through November 28. Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details.   
  • Kapell GalleryGreenportDaniel Hauben. Gorgeous new paintings of North Fork subjects. Details.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. The works of Melissa Hyatt Desimone.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • The Lenz WineryPeconic. Paintings by Suzzane Fokine. Through Dec. 10. Details.
  • 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. The gallery showcases local painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, jewelers, craft masters. Exhibit open 10 am- 5 pm. Details
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchoguePlein Air Paintings by Carol Halliburton. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueThe Circle - Small Works Exhibit 2016 features fifty photographic works by thirty-one artists that depict how the circle plays an integral role in composition, form, design, and/or subject matter of the image. All works are framed 14 inches or smaller and are available for purchase.  Reception features Clovis Point wines and light bites. 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituck.  Landscapes, Florals and Abstracts. Photographs by Bob Farrell. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Clovis Point VineyardsJamesport. Photographer Jeremy Garretson, through November 30. Details.
  • William Ris GalleryJamesport. Sandra Bloodworth's Intimate Feasts features a selection of lush, rich, oils from the artist’s epicurean series –memorable representations of shared intimate meals.Bloodworth is the director of NY's MTA Arts & Design program.  11-5 pm. Details.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Works by Artists Roxanne Panero & Sara Cedar Miller. Open Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Through February 1, 2017. Details 
  • Martha Clara VineyardSound Avenue. Featuring the artwork of SallyAnne Keller in the tasting room. Through Nov. 30.  Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Saturday 

  • Oysterponds Historical Society: The Beach Plum ShopOrient. Unique gifts, North Fork art, traditional crafts, ornaments and much, much more. Something for everyone. Noon-4 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
  • Santa visit, Railroad Museum Greenport. Santa will arrive at aboard a LIRR Greenport scoot.The jolly old elf will be giving out presents for good little girls and boys and a set of trains will be raffled off to one lucky child. Noon. Details.
  • The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council: Carriage House Christmas ShopCutchogue Village Green. On the Cutchogue Green; handcrafted gifts. 1-4 pm. Details.

Sunday 

  • Oysterponds Historical Society: The Beach Plum ShopOrient. Unique gifts, North Fork art, traditional crafts, ornaments and much, much more. Something for everyone. Noon-4 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
  • Santa visit, Railroad Museum Greenport. Santa will arrive at aboard a LIRR Greenport scoot.The jolly old elf will be giving out presents for good little girls and boys and a set of trains will be raffled off to one lucky child. Noon. Details.
  • The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council: Carriage House Christmas ShopCutchogue Village Green. On the Cutchogue Green; handcrafted gifts. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Southold Indian MuseumSouthold. A rich collection of primarily Algonquin art and artifacts. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.  
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Friday

  • Christmas Tree Lighting, Mattituck CVS. Kick off the Holiday Spirit with Mattituck’s solar powered Christmas Tree. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will flip the switch. There will be free hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes as well as Christmas donkeys and caroling by the tree. Sponsored by Mattituck Chamber of Commerce. 7 pm. Details.

Saturday 

  • Christmas Tree Lighting, Mitchell Park Greenport. All the traditions. 6 pm. Details.
  • Santa visit, Railroad Museum Greenport. Santa will arrive at aboard a LIRR Greenport scoot. The jolly old elf will be giving out presents for good little girls and boys and a set of trains will be raffled off to one lucky child. Noon. Details.
  • StargazingCuster Institute Southold. The oldest observatory in Long Island shows you the heavens. 8 pm. Details
  • Old Fashioned Tree Lighting & Carol Sing-Along, Cutchogue Village Green. 4:30 pm. Details.
  • Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons, Downs Farm Preserve Cutchogue.  See live native turtles up close and explore their habits. Learn about what this excellent rescue organization is doing to help our local turtles and how you can help too! 10 am. Details.

Sunday

  • Santa visit, Railroad Museum Greenport. Santa will arrive at aboard a LIRR Greenport scoot. The jolly old elf will be giving out presents for good little girls and boys and a set of trains will be raffled off to one lucky child. Noon. Details.

Ongoing