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Learn Wine (Taste It Too); Orchestral Improv; Rock Opera-Playing God; Digital Art

This weekend is Shinn Estate's 12th Annual Futures Dinner; two other vineyards offer hands on wine classes. Performing and visual arts fans have lots of choices, from a comedic play to a rock opera to a talk about digital art. Music plays up and down the North Fork, but the most interesting show is the Hidden City Orchestra, performing at Southold Library. For outdoor fun, ice skate at Mitchell Park, sled anywhere (we got 2+ feet of powder) and stargaze, either at the observatory or at Laurel Lake Vineyard.

No, the North Fork's not just about summer anymore.

The Highlights

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Food, Farm & Vineyard

From a winemaker's dinner to a hands on class about Burgundy to one about Merlot, the vineyards are offering interesting options to their normal menu of tours, tastings and live music.

Live Music

The most unusual (for us) performance this week is the concert by the Hidden City Orchestra. As ever, the vineyards offer many other acts.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Catch a rock opera about bioethics, get the inside scoop on digital art, and see Moon Over Buffalo before the North Fork Community Theater closes the show's three-week run Sunday.

History

Explore and get to know this area; Southold's been around, whether as New Haven's plantation or its own, independent town, for 375 years.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Ice skate in the heart of Greenport, and check out the stars on Saturday night.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Saturday

  • Waters Crest Winery-2013 'Grand Vin' Reds Barrel TastingsCutchogue. Wine maker Jim Waters shares this special vintage; local grapes, elegantly hand-crafted for perfect moments. From earth to table.2-4 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards-Winemaker's Walk, Cutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse-Tours, Mattituck 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.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: 12th Annual Futures Dinner, Mattituck. Taste tank and barrel samples of nearly a dozen wines. Fill up on plenty of cheeses, appetizers and a hearty winter stew. Lots of surprises planned. Reservations Required. 6:30 pm. Details.
  • Winemakers Education Series at The Tasting GroupMattituck. A once-a-month series, featuring various winemakers and wine topics, showcases John Leo of Leo Family Cellars. The event includes a"Behind the wine" tour of Premium Wine Group (usually closed to the public); wine tasting and "The Beauty of Merlot" lesson; and Aperitivo Hour in the Barrel Room with artisanal meats, cheeses and gourmet snacks. 3-5 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: 2nd Annual Star Gazing SeriesLaurel. Charles A. Cardona III leads a discussion about astronomy what can be seen, and then we will use Telescopes and Binoculars to see. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will stay inside for a Special Presentation. 6-8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Waters Crest Winery-2013 'Grand Vin' Reds Barrel TastingsCutchogue. Wine maker Jim Waters shares this special vintage; local grapes, elegantly hand-crafted for perfect moments. From earth to table. 2-4 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse-Tours, Mattituck 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.
  • Dilberto Winery: Sundays with Grandma 2015Jamesport. Spend Sunday afternoon Italian style-- a delicious feast of cheese, fresh pizza bread, homemade mozzarella with tomato, a pasta demonstration that will be served later, pizza dolce, and wine! Reservations required. 1 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara: The Varietal Perspective, Riverhead east. Each class in this series taught by winemaker Juan E. Micieli-Martinez focuses on a single varietal, its origin, and how it grows on Long Island. Participants taste several vintages of each wine with an explanation of its winemaking style. Light artisanal pairings. This week focuses on Burgundian varietals. 1-2:30pm. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards-Snowy Mountain Paint & SipRiverhead East.  Paint and keep a lovely picture while enjoying delicious wine. Fee includes all painting supplies and a glass of wine. Reservations Required. 3 pm. Details.
Live Music

Friday

  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicJon Divello and Chris Tedesco, 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue.  Belle Voci, 6-9 pm. Details. 
  • A Touch of VeniceCutchogueThe ToneKats, (In the bar) 6-9 pm. Details.

Saturday

Sunday

  • Southold Library: Hidden City Orchestra, Southold. The Hidden City Orchestra, an ever-shifting ensemble of musicians and instruments organized by composer George Cork Maul, performs free improvisation, live music to silent film, music to spoken word, poetry and dance and pieces with audience participation.  2 pm. Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard: Live on the Vine Series, Peconic. Matt Marshak, 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto WineryJamesportTBA. 1:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesportTBA 1:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Jason's VineyardJamesport. TBA 1-5 pmDetails.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east.  The Lucky Tones 1-4 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Friday Night Dialogues: DIGITAL ART: The Inside Scoop with Roz Dimon, Shelter Island. Roz Dimon will share a slideshow presentation of her digital art, which includes works in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum and the 9/11 Memorial Museum. 7 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Bible QuizMattituckIMDb: "Seventeen year old Mikayla Irle has over 2,000 Bible verses memorized, but can't figure out what makes the heart tick of her team captain JP. While Mikayla is focused on JP, JP only has his eyes on the National Bible Quiz Championship..." 1:30 pm. Details.
  • Theater: Moon Over Buffalo, Mattituck. Closing Weekend! The North Fork Community Theater stage this comedy of George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950’s, who hear that Frank Capra is coming to town and might cast them in his remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel if impressed. But everything goes hilariously wrong. 8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Playing God, The Rock OperaCutchogue.  Bioethnics Like Never Before! A delightful afternoon with creators Corky Laing & Tuija Takala. An introductory lecture by Tuija Takala, PhD; An abridged video of Playing God show; Acoustic performances by Corky Laing; Q&A with Tuija and Corky. 2 pm. Details.
  • Theater: Moon Over Buffalo, Mattituck. Closing Weekend! The North Fork Community Theater stage this comedy of George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950’s, who hear that Frank Capra is coming to town and might cast them in his remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel if impressed. But everything goes hilariously wrong. 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Theater: Moon Over Buffalo, Mattituck. Closing Weekend! The North Fork Community Theater stage this comedy of George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950’s, who hear that Frank Capra is coming to town and might cast them in his remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel if impressed. But everything goes hilariously wrong. 2:30 pm. Details.

Ongoing

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

History

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.
  • 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. Current Special Exhibit: Tobacco, Sacred to Profane, 5000 years of tobacco history on Long Island. Large permanent collection  includes the largest collection of Algonquin ceramic pottery and other treasures. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Friday

  • Family Night: Ice Skating in Mitchell Park & Games at Little Creek OystersGreenport. Skate daily in the heart of downtown Greenport. Rent skates or bring your own. Weather dependent. Because schools are closed, open 7:30-9:30 pm. DetailsWhile you're at it, stop in at Little Creek Oysters (a very short stroll away) to warm up with Family Game Night: play all the games you ever loved! Connect 4, Sorry, Yahtzee, and more. Also 7:30-9:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Ice Skating in Mitchell ParkGreenport. Skate daily in the heart of downtown Greenport. Rent skates or bring your own. Weather dependent. Open 11 am- 5 pm. Details.
  • Stargazing at the Custer InstituteSouthold. Weather and moon permitting, stargaze through the oldest public observatory on Long Island, starting at 8 pm. (Doors open at 7 pm). Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: 2nd Annual Star Gazing SeriesLaurel. Charles A. Cardona III leads a discussion about astronomy what can be seen, and then we will use Telescopes and Binoculars to see. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will stay inside for a Special Presentation. 6-8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Ice Skating in Mitchell ParkGreenport. Skate daily in the heart of downtown Greenport. Rent skates or bring your own. Weather dependent. Open 11 am- 5 pm. Details.

Ongoing