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Haunted Lighthouse Cruises, Mushroom Festival at Macari Vineyard, Authors, Comedy & Owls

Take a haunted to cruise to 'Bug' Light. Come in costume, and enjoy the adults only or family friendly versions. These are last cruises of 2015, so don't miss the fun. The First Annual East End Mushroom Festival at Macari vineyard offers the chance to support important local charities while savoring delicious food, dancing to live music and sipping wine. Our vineyards are very busy this week. In addition to the regular tours and tastings and live music they offer, the vineyards host comedy, paint & sip, and an author, plus special tastings.

Since the weather is still beautiful--even the nights aren't cold yet--be sure to go owl watching with Audubon on Sunday.

The Highlights

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Festivals and Charity Events

The First Annual East End Mushroom Festival at Macari Vineyard this Saturday is a must-not-miss; delicious food by local chefs, lovely wines, and great live music--all to support terrific charities.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Harvest wine dinner at Noah's, spooky corn mazes, paint & sip at Pace's & at Laurel Lake, Judgement of Riverhead at Roanoke Vineyards, barrel tastings at Diliberto, Pinot Blanc reception at Lieb, medicinal herbs with Heather at Charnews Farm, and of course--pumpkins!

Live Music

Irish music, Peruvian music, classical music, bluegrass, jazz and much more. Dozens of shows on offer.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Stand up comedy; two author talks; classic silent horror film with live score; learn about osprey; the Bolshoi Ballet in HD, and many gallery shows, as ever.

History

Tour Hallockville, enjoy our 375-year old community.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Go owl watching, take a haunted lighthouse cruise (either adults only or family friendly), stargaze.

Festivals and Charity Events

Saturday

  • First Annual East End Mushroom Cookoff, Mattituck. Up to 40 restaurants competing, delicious dishes, wine, beer & music by The Earthtones, all to benefit CAST and Maureen's Haven. Hosted by Macari Vineyard. Noon-4 pm. Details.

Sunday 

Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • Harbes Orchard: Spooky Night MazeSound Avenue. A Family Favorite! Grab your flashlights, friends & courage and wander the spooky corn maze (if you dare!) Rain cancels. 7-9 pm. Details
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road: Pinot Blanc ReceptionCutchogue.  Celebrate the 2013 Pinot Blanc being included in this year’s Wall Street Journal “Annual Dozen” Wine Club. Complimentary tastes and live music by Ian Petillo. 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: Paint & Sip, Laurel. PaintNite is back! Join artist Tammy Tavarone in painting “October Raven” while enjoying wine. 6-8 pm. Details.

Saturday 

  • Charnews Farm: Herbal Remedies for What Ails YouSouthold. The beautiful medicinal and culinary herb beds at the Ag Center will soon slumber for the winter. Practicing clinical herbalist Heather Cusack teaches various winter remedies to keep your immune system strong. Learn to make healthy herbal teas, prepare an herbal first aid kit and a remedy medicine kit for the winter. Help plant garlic for next year's harvest. 10-11:30 am. Details.
  • Krupski's Farm: Haunted Corn MazePeconic. Throughout the maze, guests will come upon live-actor ghouls and scary-looking farmers, who tailor their scare to the audience. The farm also features a haunted barn and hayride. Noon-5 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.
  • Macari Vineyard: First Annual East End Mushroom Cookoff, Mattituck. Up to 40 restaurants competing, delicious dishes, wine, beer & music by The Earthtones, all to benefit CAST and Maureen's Haven. Noon-4 pm. Details
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: Comedy NightLaurel. Comedians John Consoli, John Larrochia and Darcy Novick. Dinner catered by CJ’s American Grill. Dinner at 6:30 pm; show starts at 8 pm. Details.
  • Harbes Orchard: Spooky Night MazeSound Avenue. A Family Favorite! Grab your flashlights, friends & courage and wander the spooky corn maze (if you dare!) Rain cancels. 7-9 pm. Details.
  • Roanoke Vineyards: The Judgement of Riverhead, Sound Avenue. The Judgment of Riverhead is a blind tasting of six 90 plus point whites and six reds from California, France, and Long Island. Participants will taste twelve 90+ point wines and select their favorite. 6 pm, Details.

Sunday

  • Noah's Restaurant: Harvest Wine Dinner with Wolffer EstatesLots of local deliciousness, carefully crafted and paired: The Menu.  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.
  • Pace's Dockside: Artist & Carafes with RitaMattituck. Finger foods, Wine and your painting. Call for details. 1 pm. 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

  • Ram's Head InnShelter IslandJon Divello & Chris Tedesco. 6 pm. Details
  • Floyd Memorial Library: Irish Music Circle, Greenport. David Nyce, Jen Benton & Friends. Local musicians present an evening of Irish music. 6 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicRob Europe. 6-9 pm. Details
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road: Pinot Blanc ReceptionCutchogue.  Ian Petillo 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Touch of VeniceCutchogueTBA. 6-9 pm. Details
  • Mattituck Library: Native Music from Peru, Mattituck. Native Peruvian music has been played for thousands of years. Come relax and enjoy the beautiful sounds of traditional bamboo flutes and drums.
  • Four Doors DownMattituckTranya, 8 pm. Details
  • Palmer VineyardsSound Avenue.  TBA. 4-8 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Sound Avenue. The Two Dons, 1-4:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Poquatuck Hall: Classical Concert, Orient. Anne Cavolo Tedesco, pianist, performs. In 1981, Ms. Tedesco made her professional debut at Carnegie Recital Hall (Weill Hall). 4 pm. Details.
  • Perlman Music Program: Works in Progress Concert, Shelter Island. The Perlman Music Program’s exceptional students present a free concert of classical masterworks, 5 pm. Details.
  • A LureSoutholdGeorge Tebbitt, 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Duck Walk NorthSoutholdTBA, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Buck Wild, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconicTommy Sullivan1-5 pm. Details.
  • Lenz WineryPeconicTBA, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicThe Days Beneath Us, 5-8 pm. Details
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogueGeorge Barry. 1-5 pm. Details
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road, Cutchogue.  Jon Divello, 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 InnMattituckSatchel Boogie, 7-11 pm. Details
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurel. Nick Kerzner, Noon-4 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportBruce MacDonald, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Four Doors DownMattituckAllege, 8 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 VineyardJamesportMarty Attridge 2-6 pm. Details.
  • Palmer VineyardsSound AvenueTodd "The Guitarman" Grossman. 1-5 pm. Details
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Sound Avenue. Jon & Anthony's Acoustic Jam, 1-4 pm. Details.

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Downs Farm Preserve: Osprey How the Fish Hawk Was Saved, Cutchogue. The Group for the East End's Aaron Virgin gives  a talk (part presentation, part interpretive dance) on the history of osprey on the East End. Learn the Osprey’s natural history, breeding preference on the North Fork, the movement to bring this iconic bird back from extinction, and the Group’s current work to study the 300+ breeding sites on Eastern Long Island. 7-8 pm.  Details.
  • Matinee Film: Big StealMattituck.  "An army lieutenant (Robert Mitchum) accused of robbery pursues the real thief on a frantic chase through Mexico aided by the thief’s financee (Jane Greer)." 1:30 pm. Details.  

Saturday

  • Author Event: What a Time It Was! Leonard Lyons and the Golden Age of New York Nightlife, Greenport. 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.
  • Peconic Landing Presents: The Bolshoi Ballet of Moscow performing Giselle, Greenport. Captured live in HD. 3-6 pm. Details.
  • Custer Observatory Movie Night: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Southold. Silent horror classic film accompanied by live original music by film composer Thomas Mangano! The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is "a world in which a demented doctor and a carnival sleepwalker perpetuate a series of murders in a small community. Ranked among the top 5 most influential horror films in the early history of cinema, this performance is a rare opportunity to experience film and live music as it was intended in 1919!" 6 pm. Details.
  • Author Event: Peconic Bay Bookchat & Signing, Cutchogue. "Peconic Bay: Four Centuries of History on Long Island’s North and South Forks" examines the fascinating evolution of the East End. The author discusses social, economic and military history introducing colorful characters of yesteryear and current challenges facing what has been called “one of the last great places.” 2 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: Comedy NightLaurel. Comedians John Consoli, John Larrochia and Darcy Novick. Dinner catered by CJ’s American Grill. Dinner at 6:30 pm; show starts at 8 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.
  • 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
  • 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 Open when the library isDetails.
  • Jamesport Manor Inn: Jerry Schwabe and Steven SchreiberJamesport.Paintings by Jerry Schwabe of East Hampton, NY and photographs by Steven Schreiber of Flanders, NY.  On display Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. through October 28. Details

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday

  • 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.

Saturday

  • 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.

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

Friday

  • Downs Farm Preserve: Osprey How the Fish Hawk Was Saved, Cutchogue. The Group for the East End's Aaron Virgin gives  a talk (part presentation, part interpretive dance) on the history of osprey on the East End. Learn the Osprey’s natural history, breeding preference on the North Fork, the movement to bring this iconic bird back from extinction, and the Group’s current work to study the 300+ breeding sites on Eastern Long Island. 7-8 pm.  Details.

Saturday

  • Mashomack Preserve: Family Fun, Nature's Halloween TrailShelter Island. Mashomack’s band of costumed characters changes every year, and each has fun facts to share.  Children should be accompanied by an adult. Bring a flashlight. Light refreshments following 30 min walk. Rain or shine.  5-6:30 pm, Details
  • Adults Only Halloween Lighthouse Cruise, Greenport This holiday event in"Bug" Lighthouse features the lighthouse in ghoulish decor. Enjoy wine and cheese, lighthouse ghost stories, participate in the Costume Contest and explore the lighthouse. Excursion includes admission to "Bug" lighthouse and round-trip ferry. 4:30-6:30 pm. Details.
  • 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.
  • 3rd Annual Family Nature Scavenger HuntCutchogue. A fun, family-friendly event connecting families with music and the outdoors. Please register. 11 am - 2 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Family Friendly Halloween Lighthouse Cruise, Greenport. The lighthouse will be decked in ghoulish decor for this holiday event. Explore the lighthouse, join the games, listen to lighthouse ghost stories, participate in the Costume Contest, enjoy cider and snacks. Excursion includes admission to "Bug" lighthouse and round-trip ferry. This special discounted rate is offered to allow Families & Friends to get together for end of cruise season fun at "Bug" lighthouse. 3:30-5:30 pm. Details.
  • Tom’s Owl Prowl Presented by North Fork Audubon, Greenport. October is a great time for owls on the North Fork. They are setting up their wintering territories and become quite vocal about the whole business. Enjoy a short presentation on owl biology and folklore, and then head  into the woods to spot them. Register with Tom at 631 275-3202 or tdamiani3@optimum.net. 5:30-7 pm. 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.