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July 4! Greenport Tall Ships! Fireworks, Parades, Music and Soooo Much More

The combination of July 4th, the weekend, and the Greenport Tall Ships 2015 has produced an overwhelming number of listings. To keep this post useful, all Greenport listings--Tall Ships or not--are in a special place, right here:

Everything Greenport Tall Ships 2015

Everything else is organized normally below. Before heading to the Everything-Other-Than-Greenport-Listings, consider that the Greenport Tall Ships weekend will involve tours of the ships, harbor cruises--by sail or motorboat--lighthouse cruises, special food, live music, art openings, a gallery walk, and so much more. Then make sure you check those listings too, again, here:

Everything Greenport Tall Ships 2015

Ok, now on to the normal listings.

The Highlights

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

Parades

It's not July 4th without a small town parade down Main Street; take your pick of two.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday features Love Lane First Fridays and the 5th Annual illi Lamb Roast--a feast in the fields of Paumonak Vineyards.  Saturday do yoga on the farm or in a vineyard; Tour, Taste, Talk Sang Lee Farms; taste wine elegantly overlooking the Bay, at Old Field.

Live Music

Shelter Island offers an amazing, free concert by the teachers at Perlman Music Program, including Itzhak Perlman; venues up and down The Fork offer too many choices to summarize other than to say, there's more than 50 shows, from early afternoon to late night, in/on the grounds of restaurants, bars, vineyards...enjoy.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

New art exhibits open, a couple with receptions.

History

Heritage Day, a Revolutionary War open house, historic farm tours, the Margaret Ireland house opens.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Gaze at stars or hire a charter boat or go hiking  or go to the beach. Options!

Parades

Happy Independence Day!

Sunday

  • Oysterponds Historical Society: Heritage DayOrient. Small town goodness at its best: a home-grown celebration of local history and culture. The community parades down Village Lane in Orient  - decorated bicycles, vintage vehicles and well-appointed pets on leashes are abundant--and marches to the Old Point Schoolhouse to read the Declaration of Independence, then to Poquatuck Park for a picnic, games and local music.  Noon-3 pm. Details.
Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • The Old Field Vineyards: Tastings by the BaySouthold. Taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bayfront vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques out in the fields, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Includes five wines and an individual cheese plate. Two seatings, only 8 places per seating, call for reservations. Noon, 2:30 pm.  Details.
  • Love Lane: First Friday, Love Lane. Stroll along Tasting, Sipping, Browsing the best the North Fork has to offer. Participants: Village Cheese Shop, Roanoke Vineyard, Love Lane Kitchen, Bauers, Lombardi’s, East End Mushroom, Love Lane Sweet Shop, Mattituck Florist, Good Food, Browders Birds, Oysterponds Shellfish, Sang Lee Farm, cHarissa, Margene Farms, East End Mushroom, Backyard Brine Pickle Co. Live music by Mark Anderson and Some Dudes at Roanoke Vineyard. Until 9pm. Details.
  • Love Lane: Lombardi's Pizza on the Roanoke PiazzaMattituck. Friday evenings drop in at Roanoke's Love Lane Tasting room order a pie, enjoy a glass of wine while Lombardi's fires up your Gabby's special and delivers it to you on the Piazza. Gabby and Lauren created a Neapolitan pizza specially to pair with the 2012 Marco Tulio. 4-6:30 pm. Details.
  •  Paumanok Vineyards: 5th Annual ilili Lamb Roast, Aquebogue. This delicious meal is an unusual culinary treat in a beautiful setting. (Click on Details for pictures.) Details.

Saturday: Happy Independence Day!

  • One Woman Wines & Vineyards: Tasting Under the StarsSouthold. Going into its fifth year, enjoy an outdoor movie, a bonfire, s’mores, as well a telescope to view the night sky! Everything is lit by candlelight so as not to disturb your view of the stars (or planets!). Bring your own food & get ready for an absolutely memorable night! 6-10 pm. Details.
  • The Old Field Vineyards: Tastings by the BaySouthold. Taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bayfront vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques out in the fields, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Includes five wines and an individual cheese plate. Two seatings, only 8 places per seating, call for reservations. Noon, 2:30 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.
  • Sang Lee: Yoga on the Farm, Peconic. Tour the farm with Karen Lee, taste the latest selections from the Sang Lee Kitchen, talk about our history and the daily rhythm of the farm.11 am-12:30 pm. Details.
  • Sang Lee: Tour, Taste, Talk, Peconic. Tour the farm with Karen Lee, taste the latest selections from the Sang Lee Kitchen, talk about our history and the daily rhythm of the farm.11 am-12:30 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.
  • Clovis Point: Yoga in the VinesJamesportStretch and sip, 10:00-11:15 am. Details.

Sunday

  • The Old Field Vineyards: Tastings by the BaySouthold. Taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bayfront vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques out in the fields, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Includes five wines and an individual cheese plate. Two seatings, only 8 places per seating, call for reservations. Noon, 2:30 pm.  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.
Live Music

Friday

  • Perlman Music Program: Faculty ConcertShelter Island. Performers will include Catherine Cho, Kirsten Docter, Yi-Fang Huang, Ron Leonard, Sean Lee, Merry Peckham, Itzhak Perlman, Carol Rodland, John Root and Pauline Yang. Free. 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam BarGreenportTouch, 9:30 pm-1:30 am. Details.
  • A Lure: Live MusicSoutholdAhmad Ali. 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Carol and John, 5-8 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicGene Casey and the Lone Sharks. 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Song and Sangria with Nashville Hall of Famer and Emmy Award-winning songwriter Hugh Prestwood, 5:30-7:30 pm.  Details.
  • Touch of VeniceCutchogueTBA. 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Roanoke Vineyards, Love Lane. Mark Anderson and Some Dudes. Part of First Friday. 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Pace's DocksideMattituckJoe Allegue, 5:30 pm. Details.
  • Old Mill InnMattituckPoints East, 7-9 pm. Details.
  • Four Doors DownMattituckDJ Phil, 9 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto Winery, JamesportTBA, 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Palmer VineyardsRiverhead East.  TBA. 4-8 pm. Details.

Saturday: Happy Independence Day!

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Matinee Film: UnbrokenMattituck.  "Olympian Louis Zamperini endures a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, 47 days in a raft and a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp." 1:30 pm. Details.

Saturday: Happy Independence Day!

  • Art Opening and Reception: Contact Paintings by Aubrey Mayer, Orient. This new gallery's first show. Reception 5-7 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Art Opening and Reception: Gary Parker Paintings, Greenport. Gary Parker is a local marine “realist” painter who paints the impressions of what he sees and how he experiences color. Reception 3-5 pm. On exhibit through July 31. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical Society, Orient. Mini-Exhibitions. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island LibraryShelter Island.  Plum Island Paintings and Photographs. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Message On A BottleGreenport. The exhibit features East Hampton artist Scott Bluedorn's sketches that led up to the brewery’s surreal labels on their recently released bottles. The show will include prints of Bluedorn’s original label art as well as design sketches and other works unrelated to the labels. On view through July 20th. Friday 3-7 pm, Sat & Sun 12-7 pm. Details.
  • Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Paintings of Gary Parker. A local marine “realist” painter who paints the impressions of what he sees and how he experiences color. Through July 31. Open Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 8 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. Tom Cocotos, Collage.  Open Sat and Sun Noon-5 pm.  Details.
  • Nova Constellatio Gallery, Greenport. Exhibiting On the Water, new paintings by Isabelle Haran-Leonardi. Thurs-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5. Details.
  • Sirens' Song Gallery, Greenport.  Vitamin Sea, featuring the work of artist-in-residence Caroline Waloski and artists JoAnn Dumas, Andrea Cote, Isabelle Osinski, Anneli Arms. The sea related theme syncs with the “Tall Ships” weekend event. This exhibit will be up through July. Sat-Mon. 12:30-6 pm. Details.
  • Cindy Pease Roe Studio & Gallery, Greenport. Open by appointment. 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.
  • Southold Library: PhotographsSouthold. Photography of Jessie Hagerman. Through August 31. Open when the library isDetails.
  • 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.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, CutchogueThree exhibits:  Springtime Art by Jeffrey Abrams & Chris Stavropolis,  Music through the eyes of Photographer Stephen Lang, and The Fine Art of Wine by photographer Richard Ritter.  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 GalleryCutchogue History Exhibit: Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Society Jim Grathwohl. Open when the library is.  Details.
  • Alex Ferrone Gallery: TranslucentCutchogueTranslucent eatures curious works by regional award-winning photographers Karen Bell and Ennid Berger. Bell prints combined photographic images of nature on airy layers of vellum over paper. Berger is exhibiting luminous images that have captured the energy and mass of her botanical subjects on light sensitive paper. 11 am - 5 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.   Variations on a Dream. Paintings and Mixed Media by Lois Levy. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Rosalie Dimon Gallery: Photography and Stained GlassJamesport. Showing the photography of Katherine Liepe-Levinson and stained glass works by Maria Daddino. Reception on May 17. Through July 29. Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday

  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Tour 1765 HomesteadRiverhead East. 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 TourRiverhead East. 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: Happy Independence Day!

  • Sylvester Manor: Revolutionary Open Hours, Shelter Island. The historic manor house hosts a special open hours featuring Shelter Island's and the Manor's Revolutionary War history. Noon-3 pm. Details.
  • Stirling Historical Society: Margaret Ireland House Museum, Greenport. The museum opens for the season. Sat- Sun 1-4 pm. Details.

Sunday 

  • Oysterponds Historical Society: Heritage Day, Orient. Small town goodness at its best: a home-grown celebration of local history and culture. The community parades down Village Lane in Orient  - decorated bicycles, vintage vehicles and well-appointed pets on leashes are abundant--and marches to the Old Point Schoolhouse to read the Declaration of Independence, then to Poquatuck Park for a picnic, games and local music.  Noon-3 pm. Details.
  • Shelter Island Historical Society: Historical Sunday, Shelter Island. Speaker: Charles Olton. Held at Union Chapel in the Grove. 8-11 am. Details.
  • Stirling Historical Society: Margaret Ireland House MuseumGreenport. The museum opens for the season. Sat- Sun 1-4 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. The OHS has multiple galleries in several buildings, exhibiting works from four centuries. Thurs, Sat and Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • 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.  Large permanent collection  includes the largest collection of Algonquin ceramic pottery and other treasures. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. 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.
  • Historic buildings and Carriage House Gift ShopCutchogue. Open to the public for the start of the season. Located on the hamlet's 'town' green. Sat, Sun & Mon 1-4 pm Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue History Exhibit: Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Society Jim Grathwohl. Open when the library is.  Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday: Happy Independence Day!

  • One Woman Wines & Vineyards: Tasting Under the StarsSouthold. Going into its fifth year, enjoy an outdoor movie, a bonfire, s’mores, as well a telescope to view the night sky! Everything is lit by candlelight so as not to disturb your view of the stars (or planets!). Bring your own food & get ready for an absolutely memorable night! 6-10 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.

Ongoing