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Happy Halloween! Costume Parties, Haunted Tours, Witch Trials, Little Shop of Horrors Opens

The North Fork celebrates Halloween thoroughly, with haunted tours of historic homes, several costume parties, a talk about Long Island's witch trial that predated Salem, and the North Fork Community Theater opens Little Shop of Horrors. In addition to these spooky treats, Sparkling Pointe has a holiday-appropriate wine release and pumpkin spice cheese pairing. Beyond Halloween, this weekend offers a new art opening at the Rosilie Dimon Gallery, a Harvest Wine Dinner at Noah's, a couple dozen live music shows, a talk about Gatsby's Long Island, and more. And don't miss: Restaurant Week starts Sunday!

The Highlights

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Festivals and Charity Events, Halloween Edition

Two haunted tours, six costume parties, and a costumed dog walk in the vines.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Restaurant week starts Sunday, restaurants and vineyards hold Halloween events, special tastings and tours.

Live Music

A couple dozen shows, some as part of Halloween parties.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Little Shop of Horrors opens; a new exhibit opens; interesting talks on witches and Gatsby.

History

Haunted tours of historic buildings, interesting lectures

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Be outside and enjoy our fall foliage; stargaze at custer.

Festivals and Charity Events, Halloween Edition

Friday

  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Haunted Tours, Sound Avenue. For more than 250 years the Hallock Homestead has kept its dark secrets…until now!  Professional storytellers take you on a haunting journey of otherworldly tales, including the death of the Phantom British Officer, whose only sin was his loyalty to the king. Hear the hair-raising sobs of the broken-hearted Spectral Bride as she wanders the farm searching for her lost love.  Encounter the ghost of the dishonest Regretful Rumrunner, doomed by his own poisoned drink.  The tour is 50 minutes long, and start times range from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Details
  • Clovis Point: Spooktacular Costume Party, Jamesport. Best costume wins a case of wine. 6-10 pm. Details.

Saturday-Happy Halloween!

  • Sylvester Manor: Mysteries of the Manor: Tales Tall and True, Shelter Island. Be spirited through the historic manor house as tour guides beguile with tales of pirates, haunted mirrors, ghost stories, and more spooky Sylvester family lore handed down over three centuries. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Second Annual Greenport 'Horror' Brewing Party, Peconic. The Second Annual Greenport 'Horror' Brewing Party, at the Peconic tasting room, with DJ & Dancing and prizes for best costume. 5- 10 pm. Details.
  • Pace's Dockside: Costume Party, Mattituck. A 21-and-over Costume Party featuring 3.5 hour all you can eat buffet and free first drink, music by Allegue the Band, and a cash prize for best costume. Call the restaurant to RSVP. Details.
  •  Crazy Fork: First Annual Halloween Party, Mattituck. The Crazy Fork's First Annual Halloween Party features prizes for costumes themed "good versus evil", live music by Romeo's Dream and a prix fixe. 8 pm -??? Details
  • Old Mill Inn: Halloween PartyMattituckGene Casey & The Lone Sharks play, costume contest, great prizes, 8+ pm. Details
  • Martha Clara: Halloween Vines & Canines, Sound Avenue. Take your pup on a stroll through the vines, if you bring a nonperishable food donation for local shelters. Best dog costume wins. 10 am. Details.
  • Martha Clara: Halloween 80's Costume PartySound Avenue.  Featuring the band White Wedding and the best 80's costumes win prizes. 21 and older only. 7 pm. Details
Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday 

  • Clovis Point: Spooktacular Costume PartyJamesport. Best costume wins a case of wine. 6-10 pm. Details.

Saturday: Happy Halloween! 

  • Sylvester Manor: Mysteries of the Manor: Tales Tall and TrueShelter Island. Be spirited through the historic manor house as tour guides beguile with tales of pirates, haunted mirrors, ghost stories, and more spooky Sylvester family lore handed down over three centuries. 1-4 pm. Details
  • Sparkling Pointe: NV Cuvee Carnaval Blanc Release Party, Southold. Two glasses of the new wine paired with Nettle Meadow's Pumpkin Spice Chèvre cheese. 11 am-5 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Second Annual Greenport 'Horror' Brewing Party, Peconic. The Second Annual Greenport 'Horror' Brewing Party, at the Peconic tasting room, with DJ & Dancing and prizes for best costume. 5- 10 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.
  • 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.

Sunday: Restaurant Week Starts!

Restaurant week is a fabulous way to sample our farm-to-table freshness. List of participating restaurants here.

  • Noah's Restaurant: Harvest Wine Dinner with Sparkling Pointe, Greenport. Lots of local deliciousness, carefully crafted and paired: The Menu.  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.
  • 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.
  • Diliberto Winery: Barrel Tastings and Tours, Jamesport. Join sommelier and Diliberto Winery veteran Jessica Green for a tour of the winemaking facility, and taste wines right from the barrel! Starting at 11 am. Details
Live Music

Friday

Saturday: Happy Halloween!

  • Duck Walk NorthSoutholdTBA, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Carol & Jon, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconicTommy Sullivan1-5 pm. Details.
  • Lenz WineryPeconicTBA, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Second Annual Greenport 'Horror' Brewing Party, Peconic. The Second Annual Greenport 'Horror' Brewing Party, at the Peconic tasting room, with DJ & Dancing and prizes for best costume. 5- 10 pm. Details.
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogueTBA. 1-5 pm. Details
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road, Cutchogue.  Jeff LeBlanc, 3-6 pm Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Cabaret with Marguerite Volonts, 2-4 pm.  Details.
  • Vineyard 48Cutchogue. DJ, 1-6 pm. Details 
  • Old Mill Inn: Halloween PartyMattituckGene Casey & The Lone Sharks, 8+ pm. Details
  • Pace's Dockside: Costume PartyMattituck. A 21-and-over Costume Party featuring 3.5 hour all you can eat buffet and free first drink, music by Allegue the Band, and a cash prize for best costume. Call the restaurant to RSVP. Details.
  •  Crazy Fork: First Annual Halloween PartyMattituck. The Crazy Fork's First Annual Halloween Party features prizes for costumes themed "good versus evil", live music by Romeo's Dream and a prix fixe. 8 pm -??? Details
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurelJoe Hampton, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportThe Earthtones, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Diliberto Winery, JamesportTBA  1-5 pm,  Details
  • Diliberto Winery: Pavarotti and Pizza, Jamesport. Celebrate Italian heritage month with the world’s most popular Italian food and Italian tenor by enjoying a pizza while watching a Luciano Pavarotti opera. 6 pm.  Details.
  • Jamesport VineyardJamesportLarry Hunter 2-6 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Sound Avenue. Rubber Soul, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara: Halloween 80's Costume PartySound Avenue.  Featuring the band White Wedding and the best 80's costumes win prizes. 21 and older only. 7 pm. Details

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Friday Night Dialogues: What a Time It Was! Leonard Lyons and the Golden Age of New York NightlifeShelter Island. Jeffrey Lyons presents his star-studded follow-up to Stories My Father Told Me with hundreds of new anecdotes about celebrities from Greta Garbo to Gore Vidal. 3 pm. Details
  • Porto Bello: Elvis: The Legend ContinuesGreenport. Paul Monroe stars in this tribute to the King of Rock and Roll. Reservations required. 6 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Gone GirlMattituckIMDb: "With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent." 1:30 pm. Details.  
  • Theater: Little Shop of Horrors, Mattituck. The North Fork Community Theater performs the "sci-fi smash musical [which] tells the story of meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles across a new breed of plant he names Audrey II, after his co-worker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it what it wants....Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out-of-this-world origins and true intent and sets out to put things right." 8 pm Details
  • Art Opening: Artists Scott McIntire & Madeline DaversaJamesport. "Painter Scott McIntire's hybrid style comes from a courtship with photorealism, pop art, op art, and abstraction." "Printmaker Madeline Daversa's artwork reflects a love for the natural environment of Long Island's East End."  On display Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. through February 3. Details.

Saturday: Happy Halloween!

  • Theater: Little Shop of Horrors, Mattituck. The North Fork Community Theater performs the "sci-fi smash musical [which] tells the story of meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles across a new breed of plant he names Audrey II, after his co-worker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it what it wants....Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out-of-this-world origins and true intent and sets out to put things right." 8 pm Details.

Sunday

  • Southold American Legion: Arts & Crafts Fair, Southold. Beautiful handmade items made by local vendors. 11 am-4 pm. Details.
  • Talk: Gatsby's Long Island, Cutchogue. Registration requested. Monica Randall, historian and best-selling author, presents an exciting slide presentation based on her popular book, Mansions of the Gold Coast. She will make the lavish parties of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby come alive. View authentic colorful costumes from the Gatsby era. 2pm. Details.
  • Talk: Long Island Witchcraft Trials, Mattituck. The most famous American witch hunt began in 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. Yet, more than three decades before that notorious event, Long Island had its very own witchcraft trial–the trial of Goody Garlick! Accusations of flying on poles and cavorting with the Devil ran rampant in the colonies during the 17th century and led to hundreds of accusations of witchcraft. Lecturer Tara S. Rider received her PhD in History from Stony Brook University. Join us to understand what happened during these trials, and why the fear of witches existed. 2 pm. Details
  • Theater: Little Shop of Horrors, Mattituck. The North Fork Community Theater performs the "sci-fi smash musical [which] tells the story of meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles across a new breed of plant he names Audrey II, after his co-worker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it what it wants....Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out-of-this-world origins and true intent and sets out to put things right." 2:30 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.
  • 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.
  • Cosden-Price Gallery: Big Business in a Small TownSouthold.  Every small town has its local businesses, but very few have images taken at the time they opened.  Local photographer Charles Meredith took these types of images from the 1930s through the mid 1960s as new businesses appeared in our town.  This exhibit will feature historic images (both interior and exterior) of various 20th century stores and shops that he captured through his lens.Th, Fri, & Sat, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. Paintings of Don Wilson. Open when the library isDetails
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, CutchogueTwo exhibits:  Jazz Horse Series by Candace Eaton series through Jan. 7, and Pomme© 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.
  • The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild, Cutchogue. Group show. M-Sa 10 am-5 pm; Sun noon-5 pm. Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogueBoats. Show juried by Cecily Jaffe of Cecily’s Love Lane Gallery Celebrating the Whitebread RaceOpen when the library is.  Through November 9. Details.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueGlobetrotting. Featuring works by award-winning photographers Susan Dooley, Ray Germann, and Dave Burns. Go around the world with a selection of photographs from the journeys of these East Coast photographers. Through November 15. Open Thurs-Sun 11-6 pm.  Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.   Variations on a Dream — Paintings by Frances Liburt. Starting November 1: North Fork Posters, photography by Steve Berger. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Jamesport Manor Inn: Artists Scott McIntire & Madeline DaversaJamesport. "Painter Scott McIntire's hybrid style comes from a courtship with photorealism, pop art, op art, and abstraction." "Printmaker Madeline Daversa's artwork reflects a love for the natural environment of Long Island's East End."  On display Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. through February 3. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday

  • Friday Night Dialogues: What a Time It Was! Leonard Lyons and the Golden Age of New York NightlifeShelter Island. Jeffrey Lyons presents his star-studded follow-up to Stories My Father Told Me with hundreds of new anecdotes about celebrities from Greta Garbo to Gore Vidal. 3 pm. Details.
  • Haunted Hallockville Museum Farm ToursSound Avenue. For more than 250 years the Hallock Homestead has kept its dark secrets…until now!  Professional storytellers take you on a haunting journey of otherworldly tales, including the death of the Phantom British Officer, whose only sin was his loyalty to the king. Hear the hair-raising sobs of the broken-hearted Spectral Bride as she wanders the farm searching for her lost love.  Encounter the ghost of the dishonest Regretful Rumrunner, doomed by his own poisoned drink.  The tour is 50 minutes long, and start times range from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Details

Saturday: Happy Halloween!

  • Sylvester Manor: Mysteries of the Manor: Tales Tall and TrueShelter Island. Be spirited through the historic manor house as tour guides beguile with tales of pirates, haunted mirrors, ghost stories, and more spooky Sylvester family lore handed down over three centuries. 1-4 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

  • Talk: Gatsby's Long IslandCutchogue. Registration requested. Monica Randall, historian and best-selling author, presents an exciting slide presentation based on her popular book, Mansions of the Gold Coast. She will make the lavish parties of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby come alive. View authentic colorful costumes from the Gatsby era. 2pm. Details.
  • Talk: Long Island Witchcraft TrialsMattituck. The most famous American witch hunt began in 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. Yet, more than three decades before that notorious event, Long Island had its very own witchcraft trial–the trial of Goody Garlick! Accusations of flying on poles and cavorting with the Devil ran rampant in the colonies during the 17th century and led to hundreds of accusations of witchcraft. Lecturer Tara S. Rider received her PhD in History from Stony Brook University. Join us to understand what happened during these trials, and why the fear of witches existed. 2 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Shelter Island Historical SocietyShelter Island. Museum open Sat and Sun 10am-2pm. 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 MuseumSouthold. A rich collection of primarily Algonquin art and artifacts. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday: Happy Halloween!

  • 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.

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.