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Happy Birthday America! Fireworks, Parades, Food, Wine, Concerts & First Friday

Listings for Friday July 1 - Monday July 4

The North Fork celebrates the Fourth of July thoroughly. Head to Orient for a reading of the Declaration of Independence & parade; to Southold or New Suffolk for more parades; to Greenport for Fireworks and a carnival.

Reflecting our beautiful weather and setting, more and more is happening outdoors. Stroll & sip at the Love Lane First Friday street fair. Greenport kicks off its Monday Night Dances in Mitchell Park and Strongs Marine kicks off its summer waterside concert series.  Do yoga on the Southold Historical Society's grounds. Cook with Chef John Ross at the East End Seaport Museum. Take a sustainable agriculture or history tour at The Old Field vineyard. Or head to our gorgeous beaches...

The Highlights for Friday July 1 - Monday July 4

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

Festivals & Parades

Enjoy a reading of the Declaration of Independence, three parades, a carnival and fireworks, all part of saying Happy Birthday! to our America.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

From a Chef John Ross cooking demo to special tastings and tours to Love Lane's First Friday festival, food and wine delights abound.

Live Music

Some three dozen shows of all sorts of music, in venues from beach, lawn and park to church, vineyard to bar.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Learn about Greenport on the Titanic; shop the 52nd Art and Antiques Sale on the Cutchogue Village Green.

History

The Stirling Historical Society's Greenport Museum joins the many historic buildings open for the season.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Yoga in the Open Air, Cruise to Bug Light, Stargaze.

Festivals and Parades

Friday Through Monday

  • Carnival & Fireworks, Greenport. Rides, games, food and Saturday night at 10 pm--Fireworks. Carnival opens at 6 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Independence Day Declaration Reading & Parade, Orient. The Oysterponds Historical Society leads the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence from the steps of Village Hall, followed by a parade. Food & music too. Come in costume, bring your bedecked bike. Noon-3 pm. Details.

Monday: Happy Birthday America!

  • Southold 4th of July Parade, Southold. The classic small town Main Rd parade. 11:30 am. Details.
  • New Suffolk 4th of July Parade, New Suffolk. Along the waterfront. 11 am. Details.
Food, Farm and Vineyard

[These listings include events at farms, restaurants, vineyards & breweries, except that live music only events are listed by venue in 'Live Music' below this section]

Friday

  • East End Seaport Museum: Cooking Demonstration & Booksigning, Greenport. Chef John Ross, one of the founders of the farm to table movement and a former Coast Guard on-board chef, will give a cooking demonstration illustrating creative and easy-to-prepare meals with limited ingredients and cooking facilities, simulating cooking on board a seagoing vessel. Hard as it may be to believe, the end result will be his signature dish, Cedar grilled lobster stew with scallops. 7-9 pm. Details
  • The Old Field: Tasting by the Bay, Southold. Sit and taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bay, at the only Bay-front vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Only 8 people per seating; two seatings, Noon and 3 pm. Tickets & Details
  • Sparking Pointe: Bubbly & Oysters, Southold. Local grower Harvest Moon Shellfish Co. brings its freshly harvested oysters to Sparkling Pointe from 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Love Lane: First Friday Fest, Love Lane. Stroll, sip--wine, specialty cocktails, fresh juice--sample & savor food, window shop; live music by Points East. 6-9 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • The Old Field: Tasting by the Bay, Southold. Sit and taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bay, at the only Bay-front vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Only 8 people per seating; two seatings, Noon and 3 pm. Tickets & Details
  • The Old Field: Sustainable Vineyard Tour, Southold. Walk with Vineyard Manager/ Assistant Winemaker Perry thru the vineyards and winery.  Learn how their vines are sustainably grown and maintained. Find out how your glass of wine is made. Rain cancels. Must have 4 people for tour to take place.  Reservations recommended. 12:15-2 pm. Tickets & Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine To Wine TourPeconic. Be a part of the most comprehensive wine tour in the region, which includes mini viticulture, winemaking techniques and barrel cellar experiences. This tour will be given by owner and winemaker, Anthony Sannino. Tour includes wine tasting, cheese plate and special discounts. Reservations required. 1-2:30 pm. This tour can also be done in three half hour segments: Viticulture TourProcessing Facility TourBarrel Cellar Tour, at 1, 1:30 and 2. Details.
  • Pindar Vineyards: Weekend Wine Tour, Peconic. Go behind the scenes, inside the barrel and tank rooms, and view the production facility at Pindar Vineyards.  Find out how your favorite wine is made. Includes a select tasting of five wines in the tasting room after the tour. 1-3 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.

Sunday 

  • The Old Field: Tasting by the Bay, Southold. Sit and taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bay, at the only Bay-front vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Only 8 people per seating; two seatings, Noon and 3 pm. Tickets & Details
  • The Old Field: Historical Tour, Southold. Experience the history of this 150 yr old farm with the owner Chris Baiz. Stroll down the farm road to the private end of this old estate. See the Old Park Hotel (now the family’s home) and enjoy the magnificent Bay views. On the business end of the property 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. Must have 4 people for tour to take place.  Reservations recommended. 1:30-3:30 pm Tickets & 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.
  • Palmer Vineyards: Sunday BrunchSound Avenue. Mimosas, fresh juices, locally sourced dishes by Chef Anna and & Oceans 5. 11 am-3 pm. Details
  • Palmer Vineyards: Yoga in the VinesSound Avenue. Start the day right with an hour of yoga in the vines. 11 am-Noon. Details

Monday: Happy Birthday America!

  • Hellenic Snack Bar & Restaurant: 40th Anniversary Party, East Marion. Live Greek Music & Dancing on the lawn 7-10 pm. Details
  • Sparking Pointe: Bubbly & OystersSouthold. Local grower Harvest Moon Shellfish Co. brings its freshly harvested oysters to Sparkling Pointe from 1-5 pm. Details.
Live Music

Friday

  • Perlman Music Program: Faculty Concert,  Shelter Island. Performers will include Rachel Calin, Catherine Cho, Kirsten Docter, Yi-Fang Huang, Ron Leonard, Sean Lee, Adam Meyer, Merry Peckham, Itzhak Perlman, Patrick Romano, John Root, Elizabeth Schumann and many others. 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Billy's by the BayGreenportEddie Ayala. 4-7 pm. Details
  • Claudio's Clam Bar, Greenport. Two shows: Mike Taylor 4 pm, and DJ Dance Party 9:30 pm-1:30 am. Details
  • Sound View Restaurant Piano BarGreenportTom Damini, 7 pm. Details.
  • North Fork Roasting CoSouthold. Open Mic music. 6-9 pm. Details. 
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Keith Maguire Duo, 5-8 pm. Details
  • The Lenz WineryPeconicMark Anderson, 5-8 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicMarty Attridge, 2-5 pm. Details
  • Pindar: Sunset Fridays, Peconic. Jen Kane on the wisteria deck 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Touch of VeniceCutchogueTBA, 6-9 pm. Details
  • Palmer VineyardsSound AvenueTBA. 4-9 pm Details

Saturday 

  • Perlman Music Program: Works in Progress ConcertShelter Island. The Perlman Music Program’s exceptional students will present a free concert of classical masterworks 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Shelter Island Friends of Music, Shelter IslandDahlia Lazar, plays Beethoven Piano Sonatas. 8 pm. Details.
  • Billy's by the BayGreenportTommy Second Chance. 3-6 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam Bar, Greenport. Two shows: Double Play 2-6 pm, and Hi Def, 10 pm-2 am. Details
  • Sound View Restaurant Piano BarGreenportDanny Keys, 6 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. East End Trio, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicThe Days Beneath Us, 5-8 pm. Details
  • The Lenz WineryPeconicDallas Garvin, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconic. Sahara, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogueAllyson Faith, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Lieb CellarsCutchogueRobin Sidor, 4-6 pm. Details.
  • Bridge LaneMattituckCassandra House, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Strong's Water Club: 4th Annual Sound of Summer Music Series Kickoff, Mattituck. Enjoy live music outdoors on the lawn--Project Vibe--and enjoy the sunset at Strong's Water Club. Food and beverages available from Pace's Dockside -- and the tiki bar is open! 4-8 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurelApril Rain, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Jason's VineyardJamesportCameron Hart,  2-6 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportBob Blatchley, 1:30-5:30 pm. Details 
  • Diliberto Winery: The Wine CafeJamesportTBA 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Sherwood House VineyardJamesportTBA, 2-6 pm. Details
  • Palmer VineyardsSound AvenueTBADetails

Sunday

Monday: Happy Birthday America!

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Cooking Demonstration & BooksigningEast End Seaport Museum Greenport. Chef John Ross, one of the founders of the farm to table movement and a former Coast Guard on-board chef, will give a cooking demonstration illustrating creative and easy-to-prepare meals with limited ingredients and cooking facilities, simulating cooking on board a seagoing vessel. Hard as it may be to believe, the end result will be his signature dish, Cedar grilled lobster stew with scallops. 7-9 pm. Details
  • Matinee Film: Learning to DriveMattituck-Laurel Library. As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. 12:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Exhibit: Dead Man's Cove: 10 Shipwrecks & One LighthouseReichert Gallery Southold. Tragedies at sea and the navigational dangers of the area surrounding Horton Point have been documented since the early 1800's. This exhibition showcases the stories about 10 vessels that encountered trouble on the Long Island Sound. The exhibition answers: Who was in command? Who made up the crew? What was it like to be a passenger on one of these fateful voyages? 1-4 pm. Details
  • 52nd Annual Art and Antiques Show and Sale, Cutchogue. Over 40 artisans and vendors gather on the Cutchogue Village Green in support of Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council. 9 am- 4 pm. Details.

Sunday

Ongoing 

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Cultivated RealitiesGreenport. Corey Solinger and Katie Grove. Showing for the first time together, Solinger and Grove’s mixed media pieces each combine fascinating objects from nature with both real and imagined landscapes to create evocative images. The individual realities they have created through their imagery, along with a clever combination of found materials and painting, produces an imaginative and innovative atmosphere for the viewer. Open when the tasting room is. Through July 31.  Details.
  • Floyd Memorial Library: Along the ShorelineGreenport. Tom D’Emic photographer. On exhibit May 28 through July 3. Open when the library isDetails
  • 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 GalleryGreenport.  Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details. 
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. Photographic Artist Robert T. Bloom’s scenic Long Island seascapes and landscapes. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Rothman's Art GallerySoutholdCrowning Glory. By award winning artist, photographer, and videographer, Taffi Laing and her husband, drummer Corky Laing. Through July 4. Noon-6 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, CutchoguePomme© 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
  • 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 GalleryCutchogue. Paintings by Amy Worth. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueAbstraction. The Abstraction Exhibit brings an unconventional visual presentation from three regional artists - Scott Farrell, Christine Matthäi, and Alex Vignoli. Having pulled elements from everyday scenes, each artist then created new images that take us away from the original setting, and leave us with little or no representational reference to the initial view. Wine & cheese. 6-8 pm. Details. Through August 7. Th - Sun 11 am - 6 pm (5 pm Sundays); or by appointment. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituck. Photos by Miranda Gatewood. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Clovis Point WineryJamesport. Showing Nella Khanis. Experience of both American and Russian cultures bring a special quality to her artistic vision. She feels that she has a Russian accent in speech and visual art. Through August 20th. 11 am- 6pm. Details.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Works by Valerie Zeman & Harold Nadeau. Open Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Through July 27. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Artist in ResidenceSound Avenue. In the Wine Club Barn, view  the work of Patrick O'Leary. In the main tasting room, view the work of Marie Camenares. Meet Camenares on Saturday, June 11th and Sunday, June 26th from 2-5pm. Through June 30. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday

  • Hallockville Museum FarmSound Avenue. Hallockville is comprised of 28 acres along with 19 historic houses, barns and outbuildings ranging from the mid-18th century Hallock Homestead to the Depression-era Cichanowicz Farmhouse. Visitors can tour the museum’s buildings, gardens and collections. Experience real farming in the museum’s fields and meet Hallockville’s friendly cows, sheep and chickens. Tours at 12:15, 1:15 and 2:15. Details.

Saturday 

  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Exhibits at the Village House and the Schoolhouse, 2-5 pm. Details
  • Stirling Historical Society Museum of GreenportGreenport. The Museum is open 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Blacksmith's ShopGreenport. Watch old school metalwork. 11 am - 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
  • Reichert Gallery Exhibit: Dead Man's Cove: 10 Shipwrecks & One LighthouseSouthold. Tragedies at sea and the navigational dangers of the area surrounding Horton Point have been documented since the early 1800's. This exhibition showcases the stories about 10 vessels that encountered trouble on the Long Island Sound. The exhibition answers: Who was in command? Who made up the crew? What was it like to be a passenger on one of these fateful voyages? 1-4 pm. Details
  • Horton Point LighthouseSouthold. Built in 1857, this lighthouse is home to a nautical museum and a beautiful park. Visit our newest exhibit on Oysters on the North Fork. Bring a picnic and enjoy the spectacular view of Long Island Sound and Connecticut from our eight-acre park. Descend 120 steps to the beach or walk the nature trail. Weather permitting, there are front porch craft demonstrations on Sunday afternoons. There will also be special events throughout this special summer. Concerts are occasionally held in the summer. Sat, Sun. 11:30 am - 4 pm. Details
  • Historic BuildingsCutchogue Village Green. The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Society maintains several buildings and host tours. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum FarmSound Avenue. Hallockville is comprised of 28 acres along with 19 historic houses, barns and outbuildings ranging from the mid-18th century Hallock Homestead to the Depression-era Cichanowicz Farmhouse. Visitors can tour the museum’s buildings, gardens and collections. Experience real farming in the museum’s fields and meet Hallockville’s friendly cows, sheep and chickens. Tours at 12:15, 1:15 and 2:15. Details.

Sunday 

  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Exhibits at the Village House and the Schoolhouse, 2-5 pm. Details
  • Stirling Historical Society Museum of Greenport, Greenport. The Museum is open 1-4 pm. Details
  • Talk: Greenport on the Titantic, Floyd Memorial Library Greenport. In addition to the talk, historic documents will be on display. 3 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. A rich collection of primarily Algonquin art and artifacts. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.  
  • Hortons Point LighthouseSouthold. Built in 1857, this lighthouse is home to a nautical museum and a beautiful park. Visit our newest exhibit on Oysters on the North Fork. Bring a picnic and enjoy the spectacular view of Long Island Sound and Connecticut from our eight-acre park. Descend 120 steps to the beach or walk the nature trail. Weather permitting, there are front porch craft demonstrations on Sunday afternoons. There will also be special events throughout this special summer. Concerts are occasionally held in the summer. Sat, Sun. 11:30 am - 4 pm. Details
  • Historic BuildingsCutchogue Village Green. The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Society maintains several buildings and host tours. 1-4 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday 

  • "Bug Light" Lighthouse Cruise & TourGreenport. Tour one of the very few offshore lighthouses people can visit.  Ticket includes a narrated tour and round-trip boat ride to the lighthouse. The guest narrator/guide for this cruise is Yvonne Lieblein, a Greenport native who will share her personal Bug Light stories and memories along with the history of her favorite lighthouse. 4-6 pm. Details
  • StargazingCuster Institute Southold. The oldest observatory in Long Island shows you the heavens. 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Open Air Yoga, Southold. The Southold Historical Society hosts yoga instructors from The Giving Room to offer a introductory class in a beautiful setting. 8 am. Details.

Ongoing

  • Orient Beach State ParkOrient Point, offers a huge range of outdoor activities, including canoeing, hiking, paddle boarding, and swimming. Details.
  • Wickham's Fruit Farm: U-PickCutchogue. Currently picking Strawberries. Mon-Sat. 9 am- 4 pm. Details.
  • Patty's Berries & Bunches: U-PickMattituck. Currently picking Strawberries and Snap Peas. 9 am - 5:30 pm. Details.