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Harvest Moon Dinner, Hike; Merlot Classic; Oysters & Bubbly; Victorian Mourning

The Highlights

Friday September 16 - Sunday September 18

It's harvest time on the North Fork! Friday enjoy dinner under the full moon, amidst the vines, at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard. Or if you'd rather hike by the full moon light, head to Downs Farm Preserve, and join the Group for the East End. If you want to channel the full moon energy in a macabre direction, go to Hallockville Museum Farm and learn all about Victorian mourning rituals.

Saturday Lenz hosts the Merlot Classic, a nearly 30-year tradition of deliciousness. Sample some 60 wines and artisanal cheeses; a dozen local vineyards participate. Sunday Sparkling Pointe hosts its annual Local Oyster Showcase, featuring delicious pairings. Speaking of wine and food, Palmer Vineyards begins its six-week long Harvest Festival, with local food by Ocean 5, Palmer wine, and live music each Saturday and Sunday.

Beyond the food and wine--and there's more of those options below--there's lots of live music, art exhibits, historic tours, interesting talks and even a classic car show!

The Listings 

Friday September 16 - Sunday September 18

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

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Sannino, Lenz, Sparkling Pointe, Clovis Point, Palmer, Martha Clara and more have special events.

Live Music

Dozens of shows. Check out the classical concert at Borghese Vineyards.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Meet the artist, enjoy an astronomy talk or one on historic buggies, see a HD rebroadcast of the National Theater's production of an Arthur Miller play, more...

History

Tour historic buildings, learn Victorian mourning rituals, explore horse & buggies, more.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Enjoy a classic car show, hike under the full moon's light, go birdwatching, cruise to Bug Light, star gaze at Custer.

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

  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Harvest Moon DinnerPeconic. 4 course meal paired with exquisite wines. Sit in the vines, relax and dine, welcome the harvest season!. Menu & Details.

Saturday

  • 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; sample five wines. Rain cancels. Reservations recommended. 12:15-2 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine to Wine TourPeconic. Sannino offers the most comprehensive wine tour in the region during a 1.5 hr tour, or you can take any slice of it in a half hour session. Up first is the viticulture half hour, followed by a tour of the production facility, followed by the barrel seller tour. The 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, or 1-1:30, 1:30-2, 2-2:30. Details.
  • The Lenz Winery: 27th Merlot Classic, Peconic. Enjoy 60 merlots from around the world with a selection of artisanal cheeses. A dozen local vineyards are participating. 5:30-8:30 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.
  • Clovis Point: Vinyasa in the VinesJamesport. Stretch, breathe, then sip. 10:30-11:30 am. Details
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Wine Glass Paint & SipSound Avenue. Held in the beautiful Wine Club Lounge; tickets include 2 hand painted glasses per person. Hosted by Potter Designs. 1 pm. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards: Harvest Festival, Sound Avenue. Hay rides, live music & local, seasonal food by Chef Anna of Ocean 5 paired with Palmer wine. Every weekend through Oct. 30. Noon-6 pm. Details.

Sunday 

  • Sparkling Pointe: Local Oyster Showcase, Southold. Oysters (cooked & on the half shell), wine & jazz; what could be better? 2-5 pm. Details
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine to Wine TourPeconic. Sannino offers the most comprehensive wine tour in the region during a 1.5 hr tour, or you can take any slice of it in a half hour session. Up first is the viticulture half hour, followed by a tour of the production facility, followed by the barrel seller tour. The 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, or 1-1:30, 1:30-2, 2-2:30. 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.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Artist in ResidenceSound Avenue. Meet photographer Alan Maurer, whose works are on display in the tasting room. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards: Harvest FestivalSound Avenue. Hay rides, live music & local, seasonal food by Chef Anna of Ocean 5 paired with Palmer wine. Every weekend through Oct. 30. Noon-5 pm. Details.
Live Music

Friday

  • Billy's by the BayGreenportTBA 4-8 pm. Details.
  • Sound View Restaurant Piano BarGreenportTom Damini, 7 pm. Details.
  • North Fork Roasting CoSouthold. Open Mic music. 6-9 pm. Details. 
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicThe Daves, 6-9 pm. Details
  • Borghese Vineyard: Classical Chamber MusicCutchogue. Experience the magical genius of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Ravel while enjoying delectable European-style wines from Long Island’s oldest vines. 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Touch of VeniceCutchogueTBA (on the garden patio, so weather permitting), 6-9 pm. Details
  • Old Mill InnMattituckUnity Band, 8-10 pm. Details
  • Diliberto Winery: Wine CafeJamesportTBA 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Palmer VineyardsSound AvenueTBA. 4-9 pm Details

Saturday 

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Matinee Film: The Lady in the VanSouthold. "A true story about the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for fteen years." 12:30 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Hello My Name is DorisMattituck-Laurel Library. "A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker." 12:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

Sunday

  • National Theatre: A View from the Bridge-Captured live in HD!, Peconic Landing Greenport.  By Arthur Miller, Directed by Ivo Van Hove. Stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014. 3 pm. Details.
  • Exhibit: School Girls & Their SamplersAnn Currie-Bell House Gallery Southold. This exhibition tells the story of school girls in the past, as well as the needlework skills of other women over the years. Wed, Sat & Sun 1-4 pm. Details.  
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Artist in ResidenceSound Avenue. Meet photographer Alan Maurer, whose works are on display in the tasting room. 2-5 pm. Details.

Ongoing 

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Rock & Roll MachineGreenport. The artwork of Greenport native Tom Dash, including several new pieces. Working mainly with acrylic and collage, Dash’s output summons cultural images and icons to comment on societal issues, music and pop culture themes. His pieces often feature hot rods, motorcycles and models, filtered through grainy, washed-out neon colors. Open when the tasting room is. Through September 30.  Details.
  • Floyd Memorial Library: Art4UGreenport. Group show: Lisa Baglivi, Kaitlin Beebe, Joni Friedman, Garance, Mary Trentalange, Dena A. Zemsky. Through October 9. 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.   
  • Kapell GalleryGreenportDaniel Hauben. Gorgeous new paintings of North Fork subjects. Details.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. The works of Melissa Hyatt Desimone.  Open when the library 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 GalleryCutchoguePaintings of Seascapes and Boats by Pat Feiler. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchoguePhoto-Technic II. Noted master printmaker, Dan Welden is exhibiting works he created using his own developed technique, Solarplate Etching. Photographers, Gerry Giliberti and Lois Youmans are including works of Gelatin Silver Chloride contact prints as well as Transfer prints on plaster, respectively. Through September 25. Th - Sun 11 am - 6 pm (5 pm Sundays); or by appointment. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituckIn Our Own Backyard, Photos by Kathy Pasca, captured solely here on the North Fork, many of which were literally taken in her backyard in Mattituck. 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 Anne Johann & Bruce Gualtieri. Open Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Through November 3. Details 

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday

  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Mourning RitualsSound Avenue. This interactive tour explores the Victorian culture of mourning: the food, fashion, literature and bizarre mourning rituals. Can you decipher the mysterious the symbols of the Angel of Death? How long should a widow mourn and whatever should she wear? Hungry after the wake? A macabre treat will lift your spirits! Tour the Victorian-period interiors of the Homestead with Curator of Education and professional storyteller, Colette Gilbert. This tour will be offered 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
  • 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
  • Tour & Lecture: Riding the Bumpy Roads of Change: The Southold Historical Society’s Carriage Collection, Pine Neck Barn-Museum Complex Southold. Tour the Southold Historical Society’s historic horse-drawn vehicle collection, led by Joshua Ruff, Director of Collections and Interpretation of the Long Island Museum, in Stony Brook. Southold’s carriage collection includes a range of smaller owner-driven vehicles from throughout the 19th century.  How were these vehicle made, and what was the experience of riding in them like?  How did the automobile  eventually replace the carriage? 2 pm. Details.
  • Southold Historical Society Museum ComplexSouthold. Tour several historic buildings, enjoy new exhibits including a Civil War banner and a Linotype Machine. 1-4 pm Details.
  • Anne Currie-Bell House Gallery: School Girls & Their Samplers, Southold. This exhibition tells the story of school girls in the past, as well as the needlework skills of other women over the years. Wed, Sat & Sun 1-4 pm. Details
  • Historic BuildingsCutchogue Village Green. The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Society maintains several buildings and host tours. 1-4 pm. Details
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Guided Museum ToursSound Avenue. Two choices, the Homestead Tour  and the Early 1900's Immigrant Farmer Tour. Homestead: This informative tour features the interior spaces of the 1765 Homestead, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about the history of the Hallock family and the many facets of farming life on Sound Avenue. The tour includes the historic Homestead Barn and takes about 45-50 minutes. Early 1900’s Immigrant Farmer Tour: This guided tour features the interior spaces including the Cichanowicz Farmhouse, Trubisz House and Naugles Barn, that all help tell the story of the Eastern European immigrants that settled on the East End in the early 1900’s and began farming. The Cichanowicz Farmhouse interior depicts what life would have been like for the typical Polish farming family during the Great Depression, while the Trubisz House boasts a varied history as well. Tour takes about 45-50 minutes. Tours are offered 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 GreenportGreenport. The Museum is open 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
  • 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.
  • Southold Historical Society Museum ComplexSouthold. Tour several historic buildings, enjoy new exhibits including a Civil War banner and a Linotype Machine. 1-4 pm Details.
  • Anne Currie-Bell House Gallery: School Girls & Their Samplers, Southold. This exhibition tells the story of school girls in the past, as well as the needlework skills of other women over the years. Wed, Sat & Sun 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Southold Indian MuseumSouthold. A rich collection of primarily Algonquin art and artifacts. Sunday 1-4:30 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

Friday

  • Harvest Full Moon HikeDowns Farm Preserve Cutchogue. Join a Group for the East End naturalist on a moonlit hike through the trails. Learn the meaning of the harvest moon, unique animal adaptations and lunar legends. Participants are encouraged to bring a flashlight/headlamp! 7:30 pm. Details.

Saturday 

  • Long Beach Bar "Bug" Lighthouse CruiseGreenport. The East End Seaport Museum cruises you out to Bug Light and gives you a tour. 4-6 pm. Details.
  • StargazingCuster Institute Southold. The oldest observatory in Long Island shows you the heavens. 8 pm. Details

Sunday

  • Birdwalks with Rick, Red House at Inlet Pond County Park Greenport. Join Rick Kedenburg for a late summer walk looking for late migrants and other species.  Due to limited parking, we will meet at the Red House and carpool to Arshomomack Preserve on Chapel Lane.  Rain cancels. 8 am. Details
  •  Open Air YogaSouthold. The Southold Historical Society hosts yoga instructors from The Giving Room to offer a introductory class in a beautiful setting. 8 am. Details
  • Antique Auto Show, Hallockville Museum Farm Sound Avenue. Featuring motor vehicles 25 years and older; fun for all ages! Enjoy food and refreshments in the picnic area while learning about the classic autos. Rain date for the show is Sunday, September 25. 9 am- 4 pm. Details.

Ongoing