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Hops & Habitat, Sake & Oysters, Love Lane First Friday, Taste the North Fork Car-Free

This weekend the North Fork shows off its delicious best, with even more convenience than usual. Saturday, access the whole North Fork--wineries, galleries and more--by free shuttle bus, courtesy of the Wine Council. But there's so much going on, you really should make a weekend of it, and use the shuttle to maximize your Saturday. For example, Friday night Greenport Harbor Brewing opens a new art exhibit featuring works inspired by our local environment, created by local artists, and with proceeds benefiting efforts to protect and restore our environment. Also Friday night, the merchants of Love Lane host a block party filled with sips and bites sure to delight. Saturday, Little Creek Oysters pairs up with Joto Sake for an unusual set of pairings. Restaurant week ends Sunday, so don't miss your chance to sample our best on a budget.

This weekend also offers lots of live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, fascinating talks by authors, artists and historians, films and more.

The Highlights

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

Festivals and Charity Events

Love Lane First Friday and Greenport Harbor Brewing's Hops for Habitat opening are both must dos.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Pindar starts its Champagne, Chopin & Caviar series, Oysters and Sake pair up for an afternoon, restaurant week comes to a close, Bedell, Paumonak, and Dilberto do barrel tastings, plus tours and other events.

Live Music

A couple of dozen shows offer a wide range of music.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Little Shop of Horrors continues its hit run, two art openings, an author talk, gallery talks, a presentation on oscar winning films from the 30s, and more.

History

Learn about oscar winning films from the 30s, and also about Robin's Island in the same era.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

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

Festivals and Charity Events

Friday

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Art Opening, Hops for Habitat, Greenport. A special exhibit featuring local artists and their work inspired by the local marine environment. Proceeds split between the local artist and CCE’s Marine Meadows Program. Featured local artists include: Christina Sun; Lindsay Hoffmann; Amy Worth; Kathleen Bifulco; Hector DeCordova; Randee Daddona; Julianne Karsten; Corey Solinger; Cynthia Wells; Diane Burke; Cindy Pease Roe; Scott Bluedorn; Jackie Black; Liz Schaeffler; Matthew M. Salerno; Maggie Merrill; Chris Paparo; Melissa Hyatt; Margaret Knowlden; Mark Terry; Caroline Waloski.  6-9 pm. Details.
  • Love Lane First Friday: Evening Street Fair, Mattituck. Love Lane merchants--food, wine, music & more--welcome you from 6-9 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Taste North Fork Shuttle Tour, The Whole North Fork. Explore North Fork wineries and our downtowns without a car with this third edition of the event. Lots of specials, complete convenience. Details.
Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday: Restaurant Week Continues! 

Restaurant week is a fabulous way to sample our farm-to-table freshness. List of participating restaurants here. Don't miss your chance!

Saturday: Restaurant Week Continues! 

Restaurant week is a fabulous way to sample our farm-to-table freshness. List of participating restaurants here. Don't miss your chance!

  • Taste North Fork Shuttle Tour, The Whole North Fork. Explore North Fork wineries and our downtowns without a car with this third edition of the event. Lots of specials, complete convenience. Details.
  • Little Creek Oysters: Sake Tasting with Joto Sake, Greenport. Ryan from Joto Sake will teach all-things-sake! Enjoy a flight of three sakes from the oyster-region of Japan, with an oyster pairing and a explanation of the sake making process. RSVP online. noon - 1pm. Details.
  • Pindar: Champagne, Chopin & Caviar Tours 2015, Peconic. The tradition continues! Take a special tour demonstrating the last stages of the "méthode champenoise" process: watch them disgorge, dosage, cork, wire net the bottles in preparation for the Holiday season. Enjoy a complimentary tasting of the Cuvee Rare Champagne and hors d'oeuvres. No reservations required, but group size limited. 2-3 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.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details
  • Bedell Cellars: Barrel Tasting, New Wines for 2015, Cutchogue. Winemaker Richard Olsen-Harbich discusses Harvest winemaking and guides guests through a unique tasting of wines during their freshest and earliest stages of development. This is a one-of-a-kind experience that is only available this time of year. The tasting includes a sparkling wine welcome and a selection of local cheeses.  Reservations required; limited seating. 1-2:30 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.
  • Paumanok Vineyards: Barrel Tastings, Aquebogue. Using large crystal glasses, taste 2014 vintage reds: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Samples 2014 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay and 2014 Grand Vintage Chardonnay. Paired with an assortment of fine cheeses, breads and pâté. Details.

Sunday: Restaurant Week Ends!

Restaurant week is a fabulous way to sample our farm-to-table freshness. List of participating restaurants here. Don't miss your chance!

  • Pindar: Champagne, Chopin & Caviar Tours 2015Peconic. The tradition continues! Take a special tour demonstrating the last stages of the "méthode champenoise" process: watch them disgorge, dosage, cork, wire net the bottles in preparation for the Holiday season. Enjoy a complimentary tasting of the Cuvee Rare Champagne and hors d'oeuvres. No reservations required, but group size limited. 2-3 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.
  • Jamesport Vineyards: Wine and Cheese Pairings, Jamesport. The Village Cheese Shop teams up with Jamesport Vineyard, two seatings, reservations required. 2-3 pm; 4-5 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
  • Paumanok Vineyards: Barrel Tastings, Aquebogue. Using large crystal glasses, taste 2014 vintage reds: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Samples 2014 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay and 2014 Grand Vintage Chardonnay. Paired with an assortment of fine cheeses, breads and pâté. Details.
Live Music

Friday

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Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Art Opening, Hops for HabitatGreenport. A special exhibit featuring local artists and their work inspired by the local marine environment. Proceeds split between the local artist and CCE’s Marine Meadows Program. Featured local artists include: Christina Sun; Lindsay Hoffmann; Amy Worth; Kathleen Bifulco; Hector DeCordova; Randee Daddona; Julianne Karsten; Corey Solinger; Cynthia Wells; Diane Burke; Cindy Pease Roe; Scott Bluedorn; Jackie Black; Liz Schaeffler; Matthew M. Salerno; Maggie Merrill; Chris Paparo; Melissa Hyatt; Margaret Knowlden; Mark Terry; Caroline Waloski.  6-9 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Simple Life of Noah DearbornMattituck. "A 91-year-old carpenter (Sidney Poitier), who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land." 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

Saturday

  • Author Talk: Village of Immigrants, Latinos in an Emerging America, Greenport. Diana R. Gordon reads, signs, does Q&A on her book about the pivotal role the American small town plays in the American immigrant story, and how Latino immigrants are shaping and reviving rural communities. 3pm. Details.
  • Alex Ferrone Gallery: Taste North Fork Gallery Event, Cutchogue. Free mini Gallery Talks by award-winning photographers, refreshments, complimentary photographs, complimentary Wine Tasting Cards, and Gallery Wine Glasses with purchase. Topics: Jim Lennon:  Photographing the Region; Katherine Liepe-Levinson:  Photographing Nature; Jim Sabiston:  iPhone Photography Apps. 12:30-4 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.

Sunday

  • Sunday Story: A Memoir of Robin Island 1932-42, Cutchogue. Harry W. Havemeyer shares his boyhood memories of his father’s 10 year rental of Robins Island to establish a private shooting preserve. 2 pm. Details.
  • Talk: Oscar Winning Films of the 1930s, Mattituck. Film historian Howard Oboler presents an illustrated overview of Oscar winning films and performances from the 1930s. Enjoy film clips and commentary on four films from the early golden age of Hollywood including; It Happened One Night, Gone with the Wind, Jezebel and Rebecca. 1 pm. Details.
  • Art Reception: Steve BergerMattituck. Meet Steve and view his exhibit North Fork Posters. Refreshments available. 1:30-3:30 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." 2:30 pm Details.

Ongoing

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Hops for HabitatGreenport. A special exhibit featuring local artists and their work inspired by the local marine environment. Proceeds split between the local artist and CCE’s Marine Meadows Program. Featured local artists include: Christina Sun; Lindsay Hoffmann; Amy Worth; Kathleen Bifulco; Hector DeCordova; Randee Daddona; Julianne Karsten; Corey Solinger; Cynthia Wells; Diane Burke; Cindy Pease Roe; Scott Bluedorn; Jackie Black; Liz Schaeffler; Matthew M. Salerno; Maggie Merrill; Chris Paparo; Melissa Hyatt; Margaret Knowlden; Mark Terry; Caroline Waloski.  Open when the tasting room 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.
  • 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 Margaret Knowlden. 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. 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

 

Sunday

  • Sunday Story: A Memoir of Robin Island 1932-42Cutchogue. Harry W. Havemeyer shares his boyhood memories of his father’s 10 year rental of Robins Island to establish a private shooting preserve. 2 pm. Details.
  • Talk: Oscar Winning Films of the 1930sMattituck. Film historian Howard Oboler presents an illustrated overview of Oscar winning films and performances from the 1930s. Enjoy film clips and commentary on four films from the early golden age of Hollywood including; It Happened One Night, Gone with the Wind, Jezebel and Rebecca. 1 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.