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Hello Summer! Carnival, Lighthouse Cruise, Live Music Everywhere

Cover photo is "Bug" Light, which you can cruise to Saturday and throughout the summer. This weekend Greenport hosts a classic midway carnival, with fireworks Saturday night. The East End Seaport Museum opens for the season, featuring a lighthouse cruise to Bug Light. Live music plays throughout The Fork, at waterside restaurants, lush vineyards, the brewery, bars and more.

Special seasonal tastings and tours start at many vineyards, like the sustainable agriculture tour and tasting at The Old Field, and food and wine pairings at Diliberto that change each week.

Families can find lots of fun (beyond Greenport's carnival) at the 8th Annual Chowderfest in New Suffolk, as well as at a special music program at the Perlman Music Program on Shelter Island.

Monday honor our fallen soldiers at the parade in Greenport.

The Highlights

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Festivals

Greenport's annual classic midway carnival, complete with fireworks Saturday night; New Suffolk Waterfront's 8th Annual Chowderfest on Saturday.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Special pairings, tours and tastings at vineyards; herb class at Sang Lee Farm; oysters at Little Creek; vines and canines and Martha Clara. For live music at the vineyards, see 'Live Music'

Live Music

Summer's here: our waterfront restaurants join our vineyards and bars as regular venues for live music. Claudio's clam bar starts its double shows on Saturdays, bringing to life Greenport's late night scene. Dozens of shows in all.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Live musical theater, art openings, interesting talks.

History

Horton's Point Lighthouse opens for the season, as does the Village Hall exhibits at Oysterponds Historical Society. Tour a historic cemetery too.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Bug lighthouse cruise; native plants sale; bird watching at Mashomack; stargazing at Custer.

Festivals and Parades

Friday

  • Annual Carnival, Polo Grounds Moores Lane. Classic midway rides and games. Sponsored by the Greenport Fire Department Star Hose Company. 5-11 pm. Details.

Saturday 

  • Annual CarnivalPolo Grounds Moores Lane. Classic midway rides and games. Sponsored by the Greenport Fire Department Star Hose Company. Fireworks scheduled for 10 pm; rain date Sunday. 5-11 pm. Details.
  • 8th Annual New Suffolk ChowderfestNew Suffolk Waterfront. Featuring locally prepared chowders, barbecue lunch, music, children's activities, Chinese Auction, plant sale, and a chance to see the new Galley Ho. All proceeds to benefit the continued restoration, revitalization and public enjoyment of the Waterfront property. Noon-3 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Annual CarnivalPolo Grounds Moores Lane. Classic midway rides and games. Sponsored by the Greenport Fire Department Star Hose Company. Fireworks scheduled for 10 pm; rain date Sunday. 5-11 pm. Details.

Monday

  • Memorial Day Parade, Main Street Greenport.  Join us in remembering those who have died in the service of the United States of America. Parade begins at Steamboat Corner (intersection of Broad Street, Main Street and 1st Street) and heads down Main Street. 10 am. Details.
  • Annual CarnivalPolo Grounds Moores Lane. Classic midway rides and games. Sponsored by the Greenport Fire Department Star Hose Company. Fireworks scheduled for 10 pm; rain date Sunday. 5-11 pm. Details.
Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • Little Creek Oysters: Celebrate Summer, Greenport. Serving oysters coming in off the water from East End Growers all weekend, and cold brews courtesy of Greenport Harbor Brewery. Shucking on the front porch and, of course, welcoming anyone who wants to #shuckyourself! 1-9 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Little Creek Oysters: Celebrate SummerGreenport. Serving oysters coming in off the water from East End Growers all weekend, and cold brews courtesy of Greenport Harbor Brewery. Shucking on the front porch and, of course, welcoming anyone who wants to #shuckyourself! 1-9 pm. Details
  • The 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. Rain cancels. Reservations recommended. 12:15-2 pm. Details
  • Sang Lee Farms: Herb WorkshopPeconic. Herbalist Heather Cusack shares how to plan and plant your herb garden. Identify herbs on a tour of the SLF herb garden. Learn growing tips and companion planting suggestions as well as culinary, medicinal and cosmetic uses of potted herbs available for purchase at the farm. Create and taste her herbal infusions & teas, and bring home herbs to start your garden! *Price includes one potted herb*. 2-3 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine To Wine TourPeconic. Be a part of the most comprehensive wine tour in the region. Mini viticulture, winemaking techniques and completed by exploring the barrel cellar. 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 Tour, Processing Facility Tour, Barrel Cellar Tour, at 1, 1:30 and 2. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details
  • Roanoke Vineyards: Spring Saturdays-Wine & Food PairingsLove Lane. This week: Memorial Day BBQ: Sliders, dogs, pulled pork & fun. Paired with Roanoke Vineyards New Release Wines: 2015 Rose, 2015 Sauvignon Blanc & 2013 Marco Tulio Hosted by Chef Lia Fallon. 12-4 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.
  • Diliberto Winery: Weekend PairingsJamesport. Diliberto kicks off a month long series of food and wine pairings by releasing its 2015 Chardonnay paired with a raw bar all weekend. 21+ only. Details.

Sunday 

  • Little Creek Oysters: Celebrate SummerGreenport. Serving oysters coming in off the water from East End Growers all weekend, and cold brews courtesy of Greenport Harbor Brewery. Shucking on the front porch and, of course, welcoming anyone who wants to #shuckyourself! 1-9 pm. Details
  • First and South: Art Show, Artist Reception & Book SigningGreenport. Inside Out, a projected photo show by Sarah Prescott. 9 pm. Details
  • Old Field Vineyard: Historical TourSouthold. Experience the history of this farm, unchanged for over 150 years, with the owner Chris Baiz. See the Old Park Hotel (now the family’s private home) and enjoy the magnificent Bay views. 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. Reservations recommended. 1:30-3:30 pm. Details
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine To Wine TourPeconic. Be a part of the most comprehensive wine tour in the region. Mini viticulture, winemaking techniques and completed by exploring the barrel cellar. 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.
  • 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.
  • Diliberto Winery: Weekend PairingsJamesport. Diliberto kicks off a month long series of food and wine pairings by releasing its 2015 Chardonnay paired with a raw bar all weekend. 21+ only. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards: Yoga in the VinesSound Avenue. Start the day right with an hour of yoga in the vines. 11 am. Details

Monday: Memorial Day

  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Vines & Canines Educational Vineyard WalkSound Avenue. Take your pup on a stroll through the vines, if you bring a nonperishable food donation for local shelters. 10 am. Details.
Live Music

Friday

Saturday

  • Perlman Music Program: Alumni RecitalShelter Island. Violinist Miki-Sophia Cloud will perform a recital of music by Bach, Brahms, and Mozart with pianist Jessica Xylina Osborne. As a founding member of Grammy-nominated ensemble A Far Cry and a violinist based in New York City, Miki enjoys a rich musical life as a recitalist, chamber musician, orchestra-leader, and innovative arts advocate. Followed by a reception. 5 pm. Details.
  • Billy's by the BayGreenportWho Are Those Guys. 3-6 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam Bar, Greenport. Two shows: X-Session 2-6 pm, and Touch.  10 pm-2 am. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Below Average White Band, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicJoe Allegue, 5-8 pm. Details
  • PindarPeconicTommy Sullivan, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogue. Allyson Faith, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road, Cutchogue.  Jeff LeBlanc, 4-6 pm Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Cabaret with Marguerite Volonts, 2-4 pm.  Details.
  • Bridge Lane, Mattituck. Robin Sidor, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards, Laurel. BBQ Bruce and The Brisket Brothers, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointLaurelBliss Blood, 2-5:30 pm. Details 
  • Jason's VineyardJamesportGeorge Barry, 2-6 pm. Details
  • Diliberto Winery: The Wine CafeJamesportTBA 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Sherwood House VineyardJamesportTBA, 2-6 pm. Details
  • Palmer VineyardsSound AvenueTBADetails

Sunday

  • Perlman Music Program: Family, Music & Fun!Shelter Island. PMP and Event Chair Arden Ward invite you to a fun-filled event for all ages, led by PMP alums Jia Kim (cello) and Miki-Sophia Cloud (violin). Enjoy music, activities, and snacks courtesy of Marie Eiffel Market. Free! 11 am. Details.
  • Perlman Music Program: Alumni RecitalShelter Island. Doori Na, violinist, will perform a recital of music by Bach, Chausson, Franck and Paganini with pianist Sean Kennard at the Clark Arts Center. Followed by reception. 2:30 pm. Details
  • Porto Bello, GreenportMark Anderson, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Billy's by the BayGreenportLone Sharks. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam Bar, Greenport. Two shows: Double Play 2-6 pm, and Fast Five.  10 pm-2 am. Details.
  • Southold Free Library, Southold. The New York Exceptions, 2 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicComo Brothers, 2-5 pm. Details
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Hoodoo Loungers, 1-4 pm. Details
  • PindarPeconicBob Carney, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • RaphaelPeconicVanessa Trouble, 1-4 pm. Details
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogueJoe Hampton, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road, Cutchogue.  Rob Europe, 4-6 pm Details. 
  • Old Mill InnMattituckBryan Gallo, 3-6 pm. Details
  • Bridge LaneMattituckCassandra House, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards, Laurel.  TJ Brown, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointLaurelThe Earthtones, 1:30-5 pm. Details
  • Jason's VineyardJamesportCraig Rose, 2-6 pm. Details
  • Palmer VineyardsSound AvenueTBADetails

Monday: Memorial Day

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Talk: Nature's JournalPeconic Landing Greenport. Welcome John Holzapfel, a science teacher, past Southold Town Trustee, and oyster grower, at his monthly nature series. The program will consist of a little science, lots of pictures and a timely discussion of natures activities for the month. 4-5 pm. Details.
  • Talk: Brett Curlew, Marine Archeologist, East End Seaport Museum Greenport. Brett Curlew  has taught environmental and outdoor education since 1998, developing programs for Brookhaven National Laboratory and Nassau and Suffolk BOCES. A deep interest in marine environment, shipwrecks, and the necessity tor preservation of marine history led to founding of Maritime Oceanological Society. 7-9 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Big Stone GapMattituck-Laurel Library. IMDb: "In a small town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, self-proclaimed spinster Ave Maria Mulligan finds her life shaken up and forever changed after learning a long-buried family secret., starring Ashley Judd and Whoopie Goldberg. " 1:30 pm. Details. 
  • Musical Theaters: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mattituck. This spicy, seductive musical comedy, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek and book by Jeffrey Lane, follows two charming con men as they compete in pursuing their beautiful prey on the French Riviera. 8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Exhibit Opening: Along the ShorelineGreenport. Tom D’Emic photographer. Reception 4-6 pm. On exhibit through July 3. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Reichert Gallery Exhibit: New York! New York! It's a Wonderful Town!Southold. The Southold Historical Society offers this exhibition of photographic images of NYC (1912-1964). Pictures taken by Charles Henry Meredith & William Steeple Davis. On exhibit Saturdays only through June 24. 1-4 pm. Details
  • Musical Theater: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mattituck. This spicy, seductive musical comedy, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek and book by Jeffrey Lane, follows two charming con men as they compete in pursuing their beautiful prey on the French Riviera. 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • First and South: Art Show, Artist Reception & Book SigningGreenport. Inside Out, a projected photo show by Sarah Prescott. 9 pm. Details
  • Musical Theater: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mattituck. This spicy, seductive musical comedy, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek and book by Jeffrey Lane, follows two charming con men as they compete in pursuing their beautiful prey on the French Riviera. 8 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • 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. 
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportTBA Open when the library is. Details.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. Paintings by Nick Cordone. Open when the library isDetails
  • The Lenz WineryPeconicIntoxicating Color, by Diana Sartor. Diana’s work has been referred to as abstracted organics. Through June 20, 2016. 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 GalleryCutchogueFarms & Barns. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueFluorescence. Features the diverse vision of floral subjects from three Long Island photographic artists:  Sandra Carrion’s photographic floral study of line, shape, value and texture within her vintage black & white Silver Gelatin prints; Richard Gardner’s velvety and shadowy, black & white, pigment printed blossom images; and Barbara Macklowe’s luminescent multiple-exposure color flowers printed directly to white aluminum. Through June 19. Th - Sun 11 am - 6 pm (5 pm Sundays); or by appointment. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituckEggshell Collection, Photography by Sylvan R. Martin.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • 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. Martha Clara Vineyards displays the work of Jon Schusteritsch. See some of  his art here. The show will include many of his local landscape photographs. Jon’s photographs capture the beauty of the North Fork from the farms to the shores and give viewers a chance to appreciate the hidden, and not so hidden, scenes we have all around us. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday

  • Willow Hill Cemetery Visit, Southold.   Several Southold families from the 19th century to the present day rest here. Registration is not required. Rain cancels. Melissa Andruski leads this walk & talk. Park and access the cemetery along Lower Road. 10 am. Details.

Saturday

  • Oysterponds Historical Society: Exhibits open, Orient. The Village House exhibits open for the season, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Reichert Gallery Exhibit: New York! New York! It's a Wonderful Town!Southold. The Southold Historical Society offers this exhibition of photographic images of NYC (1912-1964). Pictures taken by Charles Henry Meredith & William Steeple Davis. On exhibit Saturdays only through June 24. 1-4 pm. Details
  • Hortons Point Lighthouse Opens for the SeasonSouthold. Built in 1857, this lighthouse is home to a nautical museum and a beautiful park. Visit our newest exhibit, "Tale of the Whale." 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. 11:30 am - 4 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Hortons Point Lighthouse Opens for the Season, Southold. Built in 1857, this lighthouse is home to a nautical museum and a beautiful park. Visit our newest exhibit, "Tale of the Whale." 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. 11:30 am - 4 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.
  • Southold Indian MuseumSouthold. A rich collection of primarily Algonquin art and artifacts. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Friday

  • Willow Hill Cemetery VisitSouthold.   Several Southold families from the 19th century to the present day rest here. Registration is not required. Rain cancels. Melissa Andruski leads this walk & talk. Park and access the cemetery along Lower Road. 10 am. Details.

Saturday 

  • Native Plant Sale, Inlet Pond County Park Greenport. Plants with a Purpose! Browse through an array of high quality, native herbaceous perennials, grasses & small native shrubs grown by Jim Glover of Cutchogue, whose plants can be found at the New York Botanical Garden, the High Line and gardens up and down the East coast. Choose native Pollinator Plants and bring more LIFE to your garden this year: birds, bees, moths and many other invertebrates depend on native plants for food. The North Fork Audubon Society hosts. 8 am- 2 pm. Details.
  • "Bug Light" Lighthouse Cruise & Tour, Greenport. 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
  • Stargazing, Custer Institute Southold. The oldest observatory in Long Island shows you the heavens. 8 pm. Details.
  • 8th Annual New Suffolk Chowderfest, New Suffolk Waterfront. Featuring locally prepared chowders, barbecue lunch, music, children's activities, Chinese Auction, plant sale, and a chance to see the new Galley Ho. All proceeds to benefit the continued restoration, revitalization and public enjoyment of the Waterfront property. Noon-3 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • The Nature Conservancy: May-gration Bird WalkMashomack Preserve Shelter Island. Get in on the best birding of the year! Warblers in their colorful breeding plumage, as well as other long distance travelers use Mashomack as a critical resting and refueling stop. These neo- tropical migrants are in decline. Come see these disappearing birds and learn how you can help stop their demise. We’ll identify by sight and by ear and document all the birds which are seen and heard. All birding levels welcome, bring binoculars. All Sundays in May. 7-9 am. Details. 
  • Native Plant SaleInlet Pond County Park Greenport. Plants with a Purpose! Browse through an array of high quality, native herbaceous perennials, grasses & small native shrubs grown by Jim Glover of Cutchogue, whose plants can be found at the New York Botanical Garden, the High Line and gardens up and down the East coast. Choose native Pollinator Plants and bring more LIFE to your garden this year: birds, bees, moths and many other invertebrates depend on native plants for food. The North Fork Audubon Society hosts. 8 am- 2 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.