Widgets Magazine

Handcrafted Holiday Shopping Galore; Plus Oysters, Wine, & Godspell

Shop three fairs offering carefully curated vendors who offer the highest quality of hand made gifts of all kinds. Or participate in a workshop that will teach you how to make delicious gifts of your own. These are just the beginning; every weekend for the rest of November and December will offer several opportunities in this genre, each with different participants--so you can shop every one and find something new. Oyster lovers rejoice! Greenport's Blue Canoe has harvested oysters from several local growers, and is roasting them while live music plays and fun abounds. For dessert, head to Dilberto's vineyard for their just released Merlot and a special chocolate pairing.

Theater lovers have a special treat, Godspell opens at the historic Jameport Meeting House.

In addition, this weekend you can enjoy an author talk and booksigning, an environmental lecture, a history lecture, a guided bird walk, live music of many kinds, and much more.

The Highlights

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Holiday Shopping Specials

Discerning gift givers will love shopping out here, particularly now through year's end, as our unique shops are complimented by several fairs showcasing high quality, handcrafted treasures. This weekend offers three such fairs, plus a hands-on workshop in which you can learn to craft your own delicious gifts.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Don't miss the first annual oyster roast! Local oysters, the chef of Blue Canoe, and live music make it a must do. As ever, the wineries offer a variety of tours and tastings. Special this week is the release of Dilberto's 2014 Merlot, which they are celebrating with a special chocolate pairing. Also, Noah continues his Sunday winemaker's dinner series, this weekend featuring Anthony Nappa of Winemaker's Studio.

Live Music

As ever, the vineyards offer several options for live music. The most unusual offering this weekend, however, is at the Southold library, which hosts Gunter Stern, nationally accomplished baritone, singing an eclectic selection from Old MacDonald to Mozart.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Godspell opens at the historic Jamesport meeting house; an author talks and signs books; watch an art house documentary; catch an environmental lecture; cruise galleries.

History

Check out an exhibit on local prostitution history or one about a local war of 1812 battle.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Learn about the Native Americans of Fort Corchaug; take a guided bird watching hike; star gaze or just go outside and enjoy the beauty that is the North Fork.

Holiday Shopping Specials

Friday and Saturday

  • Holiday Boutique at Vineyard BarnMattituck. Peruse gifts from unique, local vendors while wandering the heated Vineyard Barn. Some of the options: Luxurious Skin Care & Cosmetics specially gift wrapped, Fine Art Photography, Hand Crafted Fiber Art, Original Prints and Home Baked Goods. 9:30 am - 5 pm Friday; 9:30 am - 6 pm Saturday. Details.

Saturday

  • The 2014 Peconic Landing Holiday Showcase, Greenport.  Features 20 East End merchants and their finest crafts, gifts and food. Noon-5 pm. Details.
  • Handcrafted Holiday Shopping, Southold. Features locally-made art, photography, needlework, woodworking, stained glass, jewelry, raffles and more. Hosted at the high school by Southold's PTA.  Details.
  • Edible Gifts for the Holidays Workshop, Cutchogue. Jeri Woodhouse of A Taste of the North Fork and Certified Master Food Preserver Mark Vosburgh lead a hands-on workshop on various methods of preparing delectable, edible gifts using seasonal, local produce. Recipes are still being finalized, but an example includes Brandied Fruit. All instruction and materials are included, and participants will leave with their own jars. Class is held at a commercial kitchen facility in Cutchogue, exact address provided after registering. Details.
Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday

  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Friday at Dilberto WineryJamesport. Fresh baked pizza & two glasses of wine for $25. Details.
  • Jamesport Vineyards Serves Noah's, Jamesport. Throughout the fall, Jamesport Vineyard's new wood burning oven will  be baking deliciousness from Noah's. 5-8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • First Annual Oyster Roast at Blue Canoe, Greenport. Local oyster farms (including Little Creek, Widows Hole, Montauk Shellfish Co. and Harbor Lights) and the Blue Canoe create the deliciousness, The Second Hands provides music & fun. 1-7 pm. Details
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Pindar-Champaigne, Chopin & CaviarPeconic. Special tours demonstrating the last stages in making Champagne. Watch Pindar disgorge, dosage, cork, wire net the bottles in preparation for the Holiday season. Complimentary tasting of our Cuvee Rare Champagne and hor d'oeuvres. 2-3 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard-Vine To Wine Tour, Peconic. 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.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards--Winemaker's Walk, Cutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue. Big Cheese Pop Up Shop 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Autumn Cooking Class, Cutchogue. Chef Rob Scott helps everyone make a Pumpkin-Cranberry Loaf & Autumn Harvest Salad. Participants will make one to take home. 2 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.
  • Dilberto Winery-Red Wine Release & Chocolate!Jamesport. Dilberto's releases its 2013 Merlot, and pairs it and two other delicious reds with chocolate. Drop in between 11 am - 5 pm. Details.
  • Jamesport Vineyards Serves Noah's, Jamesport. Throughout the fall, Jamesport Vineyard's new wood burning oven will  be baking deliciousness from Noah's. 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Paumanok Vineyards--Barrel TastingsAquebogue. Owner and winemaker Charles Massoud pours tastes of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, accompanied by an assortment of fine cheeses, breads and pâté. Several 30-45 min sessions offered during the afternoon. Details.

Sunday

  • Noah's: Winemakers' Dinner SeriesGreenportChef Noah's annual series of five course prix fixes, pairing a local winery with his fabulous local food. This week: The Winemaker's Studio, paired with this menu. Winemaker – Anthony Nappa. In the private dining room, starting at 6 pm.  Details.
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Pindar-Champaigne, Chopin & CaviarPeconic. Special tours demonstrating the last stages in making Champagne. Watch Pindar disgorge, dosage, cork, wire net the bottles in preparation for the Holiday season. Complimentary tasting of our Cuvee Rare Champagne and hor d'oeuvres. 2-3 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard-Winemaker for a day, Peconic. 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. 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.
  • Dilberto Winery-Red Wine Release & Chocolate!Jamesport. Dilberto's releases its 2013 Merlot, and pairs it and two other delicious reds with chocolate. Drop in between 11 am - 5 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto Winery-Barrel Tasting & ToursJamesport. Every Sunday in the fall, sample straight from the barrel. At 11 am and 1 pm. Details.
  • Paumanok Vineyards--Barrel TastingsAquebogue. Owner and winemaker Charles Massoud pours tastes of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, accompanied by an assortment of fine cheeses, breads and pâté. Several 30-45 min sessions offered during the afternoon. Details.
Live Music

Friday

Saturday

  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. TJ Brown. 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogueJon Divello Bonus: Noah's on the Road food truck. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Cabaret with Marjorie Volants, 2-4 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto WineryJamesportAhmad Ali, 1:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesport.  George Barry, classics and party favorites 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east. The high energy Chain Reaction plays all kinds of music from the 1940's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and contemporary music. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Palmer VineyardsRiverhead EastTodd "The Guitar Man" Grossman, 12-4 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Eclectic: From Old MacDonald to Mozart, Southold. Gunter Stern, nationally accomplished baritone, performs. 2 pm. Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard, Peconic. Keith Maguire, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, Peconic.  Bob Blatchley, wine, cheese, chocolate 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto WineryJamesportTBA. 1:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesport.  Ahmad Ali, pop jazz and smooth R&B1:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Jason's VineyardJamesport. TBA 1-5 pmDetails.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east.  The East End Trio plays music from the 60s through today with 'style, grace and originality.' 1-4 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Author Talk and Book SigningShelter Island. The Soul Murderer with author Bill Lenderking. Details.
  • Defending Our Waters, Greenport. A talk with Kevin McAllister, former Baykeeper, founder of Defend H2O about protecting and restoring our waters, presented by the North Fork Audubon Society. 7-8:30 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Finding Vivian Maier (NR)MattituckIMDb:  "A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers." 1:30 pm. Details.
  • Musical Opens: Godspell, Jamesport. The Riverhead Faculty Community Theater presents the 1971 Broadway musical based on New Testament parables. The lyrics have been updated by Mr. Schwartz, who wrote the musical. Staged at the beautiful and historic Jamesport Meeting House. 8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Musical: GodspellJamesport. The Riverhead Faculty Community Theater presents the 1971 Broadway musical based on New Testament parables. The lyrics have been updated by Mr. Schwartz, who wrote the musical. Staged at the beautiful and historic Jamesport Meeting House. 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Musical Matinee: GodspellJamesport. The Riverhead Faculty Community Theater presents the 1971 Broadway musical based on New Testament parables. The lyrics have been updated by Mr. Schwartz, who wrote the musical. Staged at the beautiful and historic Jamesport Meeting House. 2 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. Quilty Pleasures: Four Centuries of Quilts. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island LibraryShelter Island.Nancy Fredericks’ Quilt Patches. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportOil & Water, by Carol Halliburton & Sally Gelling; paintings & photographs. Open when the library is.  Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. Showing original paintings by the North Fork critique group ‘Cloud 9.’ A portion of the exhibit proceeds go toward the restoration and revitalization of the Greenport Waterfront.  Open Thurs-Mon 12-5 pm.  Details.
  • Cindy Pease Roe Studio & Gallery, Greenport. Open by appointment. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • A History of Prostitution on the North Fork, Southold. The Southold Historical Society stages the exhibition, which features "a number of panels discussing the various madams who operated brothels in Greenport as well as the streetwalkers who were known to ply their trade there. It also discusses the life and career of Dr. J. Mott Heath, who not only provided much needed health care for the women involved but who also served as the long-time county coroner, as well as being the chief of staff and president of the board for Eastern Long Island Hospital." Thurs-Sat 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Southold Library GallerySouthold. Paintings by Cathy Campbell. Open daily. Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue, Exhibiting Barbara Ringwald's fiber art, open when the library is.   Details.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueThe Still Life. Works by award-winning photographers, Harold Naideau and Steven Schreiber. Open Thurs-Sun 11-6 pm.  Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.  A Photographic Potpourri 2013-2014 by photographer Steve Berger. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Rosalie Dimon Gallery at Jamesport Manor InnJamesport. Showing the paintings of Ine Wijtvliet & Natalia Clark. Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 10 pm. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

History

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.
  • A History of Prostitution on the North Fork, Southold. The Southold Historical Society stages the exhibition, which features "a number of panels discussing the various madams who operated brothels in Greenport as well as the streetwalkers who were known to ply their trade there. It also discusses the life and career of Dr. J. Mott Heath, who not only provided much needed health care for the women involved but who also served as the long-time county coroner, as well as being the chief of staff and president of the board for Eastern Long Island Hospital." Thurs-Sat 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm--"Defense of the Eagle"Riverhead East.   Learn about an overlooked naval battle that took place right here on the shores of the Long Island Sound during the War of 1812! Hallockville commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of the Eagle which took place over three days in 1814. Fri-Sun 12-4 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • Stargazing at the Custer InstituteSouthold. Weather and moon permitting, stargaze through the oldest public observatory on Long Island, starting at 8 pm. Details.
  • Guided Bird WalkRiverhead East. Expert ornithologist Mary Laura Lamont leads a 2-mile walk on the preserved lands at Hallockville to observe late-season migrating birds. Heavy rain cancels. Details.

Sunday

  • The Native Americans of Fort Corchaug, Cutchogue. Before Europeans arrived, the grounds that have become Downs Farm Preserve were part of a Native American fort, Fort Corchaug. Learn about the customs, language, tools, and how the Native Americans lived off the land. Weather permitting the program will be held outdoors and include a short hike through the wooded preserve. Details.

Ongoing