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Greenport's Maritime Festival!!! Also on the North Fork: Classic Cars, Live Music & More

The 26th Greenport Maritime Festival is such a spectacular set of events we've given it a separate page. But the North Fork is far more than Greenport, and the weekend offers joy in many places. Check out classic cars at Hallockville Museum Farm, or take a guided hike of its hills, featuring a lot of nature and history. Live music of all sorts plays in vineyards, restaurants, bars, and the historic Jamesport Meeting House. Fascinating lectures offer insight into colonial American History, nature, and the links between astronomy and Peru's Machu Picchu. And so much more... The Highlights

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Festivals and Charity Events

The 26th Greenport Maritime Festival is 48 hours of delicious, stimulating, playful fun. Don't miss.

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Food, Farm & Vineyard

Classic cars at Hallockville; paint night at Laurel Lake; a special tasting at Shinn Estates; all the usual goodness too.

Live Music

Dozens of shows, all weekend long.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Four interesting talks, a film, lots of ongoing exhibits.

History

Two interesting talks, tours, and open historic buildings.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Go birdwatching, take a guided hike, star gaze.

Festivals and Charity Events

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Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: Paint NightLaurel. Join us and artist Tammy Tavarone in painting “Bridge In The Fall”. 6 pm. Details.  

Saturday 

  • One Woman Wines & Vineyards: Tasting Under the StarsSouthold. Going into its fifth year, enjoy an outdoor movie, a bonfire, s’mores, as well a telescope to view the night sky! Everything is lit by candlelight so as not to disturb your view of the stars (or planets!). Bring your own food & get ready for an absolutely memorable night! 6-10 pm. Details.  6-10 pm. Details
  • Old Field Vineyard: Sustainable Agricultural TourSouthold. Walk the vineyard and winery with Vineyard Manager/Assistant Winemaker Perry. Learn how our vines are grown and what sustainable practices we use. Know how your glass of wine is made. Rain cancels. Reservations recommended. 12:15-2 pm. Details
  • The Organic Winter Garden, Southold. Renato Stafford of Homegrown Organic Food explains how you can extend the growing season of your organic garden. Topics covered will include making soil (compost), cold hardy vegetables, zero energy greenhouse designs, weeds, insects, succession planting, seeds, harvesting practices and many time saving techniques. Learn to grow healthy organic food every day of the year in your own backyard. 1 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine To Wine TourPeconic. 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.
  • Sang Lee Farms: Tour, Taste, Talk, Peconic. Tour organic farm fields, greenhouses and barn. Enjoy an amazing tasting of delicious vegetables and prepared products from the Sang Lee Kitchen.  11-12:30 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.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Nine Barrels Reserve Merlot TastingMattituck. Learn about history and evolution of grape growing and winemaking at Shinn Estate. Artisan cheese spread served. 3-5 pm. Details

Sunday

  • Old Field Vineyard: Historical TourSouthold. Experience the history of this farm, unchanged for over 150 years, with the owner Chris Baiz. See the Old Park Hotel (now the family’s private home) and enjoy the magnificent Bay views. Tour the dairy barn turned wine cellar, see the 1850’s ice house and the old Tavern building (now Perry’s home), along with the property’s wonderful specimen trees. Rain cancels. Reservations recommended. 1:30-3:30 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 at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Classic Car Show, Sound Avenue. Celebrating 50 years of Muscle Cars. Fun for all ages! Enjoy viewing and learning about restored classic cars at the beautiful outdoor setting at Hallockville. Presented by the Antique Automobile Club of America Peconic Bay Region Chapter. 9 am - 4 pm. Details.
Live Music

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

  • Ram's Head Inn: Summer Jazz SeriesShelter IslandJane Hastay with special guests. 6-9:30 pm. Details. 
  • Claudio's Clam BarGreenport. Live music: X-Session, 2-6 pm. Details.
  • Sparkling PointeSoutholdAlex Cough Jazz Duo, performing jazz standards and bossa nova classics. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • A LureSoutholdMark Anderson & Some Dudes, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Duck Walk NorthSoutholdTBA, 12:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Como Brothers, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconic. Joe Caggiano, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Lenz WineryPeconicTBA, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicRon Rothman Duo, 1-4 pm.  Details
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Winemaker for a dayPeconic. Tour the winery, learn the winemaking process, taste Long Island varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and more, blend your own custom bottle.  Reservations required. Noon. Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard, Peconic. Group Therapy, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogueTBA. 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Vineyard 48Cutchogue. Live DJ, 1-6 pm. Details
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue. John Divello 1-4 pm Details. 
  • Bridge LaneMattituckJeff Leblanc, 1-4 pm. Details
  • Old Mill InnMattituck. Two shows: Mark Anderson, 4:00-7 pm, Satchel Boogie, 7-10 Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurel. The Earthtones, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportGeorge Tebbit, 1:30-5 pm. Details.
  • Jason's Vineyard, Jamesport. TBA  1-5 pmDetails.
  • Jamesport VineyardJamesportTBA, 2-6 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto Winery, Jamesport. TBA, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Jamesport Meeting House, Jamesport.  Big Band Songbook Sing-a-long with Squeaky Clean, the two-person band that played with great acclaim for the Meeting House Chorus “Back to the 50s” concert this spring will be back for ‘Big Band Songbook,” a sing-a-long performance featuring songs from the Big Band era. 4 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Sound AvenueKeith Maguire Acoustic Duo, 1-4 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Talk: A Nature's Journal, Peconic. Former teacher and trustee John Holzapfel as he continues his monthly nature series. The program will feature a little science, lots of pictures and a timely discussion of nature’s activities for the month. 4-5 pm. Details
  • Matinee Film: Mighty MacsMattituck.  "With no gym, no uniforms, and a school on the verge of closing, Coach Rush takes her girls’ basketball game to their first national championship." 1:30 pm. Details.  

Saturday

  • Astronomy Talk: Astronomical Designs at Machu Picchu, Southold. Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments, and panoramic views. Its exact former use remains a mystery. 7 pm. Details.
  • History Talk: Momoweta, Sachem of the Corchaug, Cutchogue. Momoweta represented his people in negotiations with the newly arrived English settlers. It’s likely that he was the Sachem who negotiated with the Southold founders for their 1640 deed. 2 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Sunday Story: A Conversation with Eleanor Morris LingoSouthold. Vivian Eyre hosts. Anonymously, every year for many years, beginning in the 1950’s, Eleanor Morris Lingo laid a wreath on a “negro woman’s” grave in the Old Burying Grounds of Southold’s Presbyterian Church. Join us to hear Ms. Lingo discuss how a simple act made history in the town of Southold: how her beliefs, her family, and leaving home led to a variety of career successes, not to mention becoming a workplace pioneer by crossing over color line barriers in the 50’s and 60’s. Refreshments will be served. 3 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical Society, Orient. Mini-Exhibitions. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island LibraryShelter Island. Art from the Island open studio event.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • Art Without BarriersGreenport. The grounds of beautiful Brecknock Hall host a sculpture garden like no other. The area’s first permanent outdoor sculpture exhibition is located on the grounds of Brecknock Hall. The sculpture garden showcases high-quality works by local and international sculptors that best complement and enhance this unique building and surrounding landscape. This year’s exhibition, “Art Without Barriers: What You Hear is What You See,” harnesses the power of assistive technology to enhance access to art – not just for those with visual impairments, but for the sighted as well. Daily through October. 11am - 3 pm,  Details.
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportBackyard Project 2013, Scott McIntire's photographs of mammals, birds and insects. Open Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 8 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. Details.
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Exhibiting On the Water, new paintings by Isabelle Haran-Leonardi. 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.
  • 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 LibrarySouthold. Paintings of Don Wilson. Open when the library isDetails
  • Mayne Gallery: Southold Paintings, Then and NowSouthold. Historic paintings of the North Fork juxtaposed by contemporary works that depict similar or identical scenes, highlighting the changing landscapes and cityscapes over the decades. In some cases the older paintings span as far back as 100 years, making the differences between them and the modern works even more striking. Through October 11, 2015, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1-4pm. Details
  • Cosden-Price Gallery: Barns of the North Fork, Southold. The Southold Historical Society presents paintings by local artists. Thurs-Sat, 1-4 pm.  Details.
  • Horton Point LighthouseSouthold. The Horton Point Lighthouse, originally laid out by George Washington, hosts a museum featuring nautical and maritime artifacts. Enjoy the views from the tower, and the “Tale of a Whale” display. Sat & Sun 11:30-4 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, CutchogueThree exhibits:  Springtime Art by Jeffrey Abrams & Chris Stavropolis,  Music through the eyes of Photographer Stephen Lang, and The Fine Art of Wine by photographer Richard Ritter.  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.
  • The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild, Cutchogue. Group show. M-Sa 10 am-5 pm; Sun noon-5 pm. Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue, Southold Artist, Ellen Wiener. Ochre Scriptory Grand and Blue History - “Walking Books” a mixed media exhibit of long accordion fold panels. Open when the library is.  Details.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueCalm Before the Storm, featuring featuring photographic works by regional artists Christine Matthäi and Dalton Portella. Through Sept. 27. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.   Viewpoints of Human Culture, a group show of PAM! Artists.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • Jamesport Manor Inn: Jerry Schwabe and Steven SchreiberJamesport.Paintings by Jerry Schwabe of East Hampton, NY and photographs by Steven Schreiber of Flanders, NY.  On display Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. through October 28 Details

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday

  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Tour 1765 HomesteadSound Avenue. This informative tour features the interior spaces of the 1765 Homestead, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn the history of the Hallock family and the many facets of farming life on Sound Avenue. Tour includes the historic Homestead Barn and takes about 45-50 minutes. tours are at 12:30pm or 3:00pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Early 1900’s Immigrant Farmer TourSound Avenue. Tour the interior spaces including the Cichanowicz Farmhouse, Trubisz House and Naugles Barn, that all tell the story of the Eastern European immigrant farmers that settled on the East End. 1:45-2 pm Details.

Saturday 

  • History Talk: Momoweta, Sachem of the CorchaugCutchogue. Momoweta represented his people in negotiations with the newly arrived English settlers. It’s likely that he was the Sachem who negotiated with the Southold founders for their 1640 deed. 2 pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Tour 1765 HomesteadSound Avenue. This informative tour features the interior spaces of the 1765 Homestead, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn the history of the Hallock family and the many facets of farming life on Sound Avenue. Tour includes the historic Homestead Barn and takes about 45-50 minutes. tours are at 12:30pm or 3:00pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Early 1900’s Immigrant Farmer TourSound Avenue. Tour the interior spaces including the Cichanowicz Farmhouse, Trubisz House and Naugles Barn, that all tell the story of the Eastern European immigrant farmers that settled on the East End. 1:45-2 pm Details.

Sunday

  • Old Field Vineyard: Historical TourSouthold. Experience the history of this farm, unchanged for over 150 years, with the owner Chris Baiz. See the Old Park Hotel (now the family’s private home) and enjoy the magnificent Bay views. Tour the dairy barn turned wine cellar, see the 1850’s ice house and the old Tavern building (now Perry’s home), along with the property’s wonderful specimen trees. Rain cancels. Reservations recommended. 1:30-3:30 pm. Details.
  • Sunday Story: A Conversation with Eleanor Morris Lingo, Southold. Vivian Eyre hosts. Anonymously, every year for many years, beginning in the 1950’s, Eleanor Morris Lingo laid a wreath on a “negro woman’s” grave in the Old Burying Grounds of Southold’s Presbyterian Church. Join us to hear Ms. Lingo discuss how a simple act made history in the town of Southold: how her beliefs, her family, and leaving home led to a variety of career successes, not to mention becoming a workplace pioneer by crossing over color line barriers in the 50’s and 60’s. Refreshments will be served. 3 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. The OHS has multiple galleries in several buildings, exhibiting works from four centuries. Main summer exhibit: The Works of William Steeple Davis. Oysterponds artist William Steeple Davis (1884-1961) spent virtually all of his life in Orient. The Oysterponds Historical Society has an enormous amount of his work in various media, including photographs, most depicting Oysterponds and spanning more than half a century. Not only do these demonstrate his skill as a photographer, they also document Oysterponds in the first half of the twentieth century. The exhibition will concentrate on his work in painting and photography beginning when he was thirteen years old, and presents a sampling of the subjects that interested him most." Through September. Thurs, Sat and Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island Historical SocietyShelter Island. Museum open Sat and Sun 10am-2pm. Details
  • Stirling Historical Society: Margaret Ireland House MuseumGreenport. The museum is open. Sat- Sun 1-4 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.
  • 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 MuseumNative American Shell Fishers on Long Island, Pre- and Post-ContactSouthold. Lithic, ceramic, shell, and bone artifacts associated with Long Island Native American activity in harvesting and cooking shellfish and other animals both pre- and post-contact with Europeans. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Mayne Gallery: Southold Paintings, Then and NowSouthold. Historic paintings of the North Fork juxtaposed by contemporary works that depict similar or identical scenes, highlighting the changing landscapes and cityscapes over the decades. In some cases the older paintings span as far back as 100 years, making the differences between them and the modern works even more striking. Through October 11, 2015, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1-4pm. Details
  • Southold Historical Society: Maple Lane ComplexSouthold. Bring out the family and enjoy a tour of our grounds, including the Ann Currie-Bell House, Thomas Moore House, Pine Neck Barn and many other buildings. Open Sat, Sun, and Wed, 1-4pm. Details.
  • Horton Point LighthouseSouthold. The Horton Point Lighthouse, originally laid out by George Washington, hosts a museum featuring nautical and maritime artifacts. Enjoy the views from the tower, and the “Tale of a Whale” display. Sat & Sun 11:30-4 pm. Details.
  • Historic buildings and Carriage House Gift ShopCutchogue. Open to the public for the start of the season. Located on the hamlet's 'town' green. Sat, Sun & Mon 1-4 pm Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • North Fork Audubon Presents: Fall Migration Nature WalkGreenport. Jody Levin leads. Warblers, Raptors and many other species migrate through our area heading south for winter. Meet at the red house to carpool to a local migrant hot spot that Jody has scouted out. 7:30-10 am. Details.
  • One Woman Wines & Vineyards: Tasting Under the StarsSouthold. Going into its fifth year, enjoy an outdoor movie, a bonfire, s’mores, as well a telescope to view the night sky! Everything is lit by candlelight so as not to disturb your view of the stars (or planets!). Bring your own food & get ready for an absolutely memorable night! 6-10 pm. Details.  6-10 pm. Details
  • The Custer Institute: StargazingSouthold. The oldest public observatory is open for viewing, weather permitting. Note, viewing is best with less moon. This summer Saturn, Jupiter and Venus are easily visible.  Here's the moon calendar.  8 pm - midnight. Details.
  • Hallockville Hills Hike, Sound Avenue. Peconic Land Trust hosts a guided walk through the trails of the State parklands behind Hallockville, led by local historian and Hallockville Board Member Richard Wines. With a focus on the historic aspect of Hallock Farm, Hallock Pond, the Defense of the Eagle in 1812, the former sand mine, and proposed nuclear power plants, there's much to learn. Along the way, also hear the successful, cooperative effort that conserved this 525-acre landscape. Explore the geology, flora and fauna of the site and look for birds of prey and late migrants along the way. Bring a birding scope or binoculars, and wear sturdy shoes. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Details.

Sunday

  • Fall Birding at Downs Farm Preserve, Cutchogue. Enjoy a leisurely hike through old fields, young and mature forests, as well as saltmarsh. Perhaps encounter migrating songbirds, shorebirds, various bay and sea ducks, and maybe a hawk or flyover falcon. Please bring binoculars. Group for the East End hosts. 8-10 am. 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.