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Happy Easter & Passover! Celebrate Life With A Full Moon Hike

Happy Easter & Passover! In honor of the holidays, much of the North Fork is quieter than usual, particularly on Sunday. Nonetheless, special tastings, tours, and live music offer many ways to enjoy your time here. Perhaps the most wonderful event this weekend is the simplest: a hike by the light of the full moon.  The Group for the East End offers a naturalist to guide you down the trails of Downs Farm Preserve while the full moon provides magical lighting. Another don't miss is the kick off to Claudio's 145th Season--a party on Friday night.

A quiet joy this weekend are all the new blooms and signs of new life. Despite the unseasonably wintry weather recently, crocuses are in full bloom and many flowers have pushed their green stems through our richly fertile soil.

The Highlights

(Click a title to reach the full listings for that type of event)

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Enjoy sweets paired with bubbly at Sparkling Pointe, or tour a vineyard.

Live Music

From an '80s tribute band to jazz and lots in between, it's easy to catch a great show.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Enjoy a matinee film or a number of interesting, ongoing exhibits.

History

Enjoy a special exhibit by the Southold Historical Society.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Stroll under the full moon in a nature preserve with a knowledgeable naturalist; stargaze at the Custer Institute. (Note, though that the moonlight that's so great for hiking is not good for stargazing.)

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Saturday

  • Sparkling Pointe: Sparkling Wine and Macarons, Southold. Welcome Spring with three pairings of wine and sweets. Reservations required. 11 am - 6 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

  • 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.
Live Music

Friday

  • Claudio's: Grand Reopening Party, Greenport. Featuring Norman Vincent. 4-7 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicJon Divello and Chris Tedesco, 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue.  Ian Petillo Jazz Band, 6-9 pm. Details. 

Saturday

  • Osprey's DominionPeconicDennis Conti 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard, Peconic. Scott Keller & The Renegades, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Cabaret with Marguerite Volonts, 2-4 pm.  Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue.  Points East, 2-5 pm. Details. 
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurelBruce Macdonald. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesport. The Earthtones, 2-5:30 pm. Details.
  • Jason's VineyardJamesport.  George Barry, 1:30-5:30 pmDetails.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east. The Vine Brothers, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Winter Concert Series, Riverhead east. Martha Clara Vineyard's 21 and older evening concert series concludes with White Wedding Band, an '80s tribute band, 7-10 pm. Details.

Easter Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Matinee Film: St. VincentMattituck. Billy Murray. IMDb: "A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door. 1:30 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. Quilty Pleasures: Four Centuries of Quilts. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island LibraryShelter Island.  Paintings by August Mosca.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. The 8th Annual 10 x 10 = $100 show to benefit the North Fork Environmental Council.  Open Sat and Sun Noon-5 pm.  Details.
  • Cindy Pease Roe Studio & Gallery, Greenport. Open by appointment. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • Cosden-Price Gallery: Hobbling Through SoutholdSouthold. The Southold Historical society's first exhibit in 2015, featuring historic photographs, maps, and recollections of the from the late 19th century originally published as a column in the local papers called "Hobbles." The columns discussed the various old buildings along Main Road in downtown Southold and what had happened there, who had owned, them, and what was then new. Through May 1.  Thurs-Sat, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue. 6th Annual Down With Art, amazing works by artists with Down Syndrome. Through April 12. Open when the tasting room is.  2-5 pm. Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue,   Leaves ‘n Things, paintings by Laura Stroh.  Open when the library is.   Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.  Art of Mattituck-Cutchogue school children. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Rosalie Dimon Gallery at Jamesport Manor InnJamesport. Showing the paintings of Adam Cohen and the photographs of Robert Moore. Open through April 29. Wed. - Sun., 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.  Large permanent collection  includes the largest collection of Algonquin ceramic pottery and other treasures. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Cosden-Price Gallery: Hobbling Through SoutholdSouthold. The Southold Historical society opens its first exhibit in 2015, featuring historic photographs, maps, and recollections of the from the late 19th century originally published as a column in the local papers called "Hobbles." The columns discussed the various old buildings along Main Road in downtown Southold and what had happened there, who had owned, them, and what was then new. Through May 1.  Thurs-Sat, 1-4 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Friday

  • Downs Farms Preserve: Full Moon Walk, Cutchogue. Group for the East End hosts this moonlit hike down the trails sharing stories of unique animal adaptations and lunar legends. 7-9 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Stargazing at the Custer InstituteSouthold. Weather and moon permitting, stargaze through the oldest public observatory on Long Island. Normally, viewing starts at 8 pm, but this Saturday the Custer crew is starting with a St. Pat's feast (see above under Food, Farm & Vineyard.)  Details.

Ongoing