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Live Music Galore (Stanley Jordan!), Stand Up Comics, Musical Theater & St. Pat's (Observed)

Winterfest: Live on the Vine is heading into the home stretch; this is weekend four of six. Though stellar acts shine throughout the series, jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan is a standout. Saturday he solos at Rafael. Can't catch that act? No worries, this weekend's jammed with options.  Laugh NYC will have you cracking up at Castello Di Borghese Vineyard (particularly if you sip their delicious wine.) The North Fork Community Theater opens its first musical of the year, Over the River and Through the Woods, which will also make you laugh.

For the more serious among us, interesting lectures abound. Learn how Albanian Muslims saved their Jewish neighbors in WWII; glimpse Burma through the eyes of recent visitors.

Craving the outdoors after February's Arctic insanity made us virtual shut ins? Learn how to grow an organic garden year round, learn all about bats, and head to Cutchogue's Main Rd for the 11th Annual St. Patrick's Day parade. Other St. Patrick's Day (observed) fun include special meals and music.

The Highlights

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Food, Farm & Vineyard

Celebrate St. Pat's with a dinner followed by stargazing, or corned beef sandwiches with wine. Sample pairings of English cheeses with bubbly, sip wine and paint a masterpiece, or simply get your palm read.

Live Music

Enjoy the many Winterfest: Live on the Vine concerts; this week's Don't Miss is Stanley Jordan at Rafael. Several shows outside that series are being staged as well. One with particular promise is From Bach to Broadway, A Celebration of the Voice hosted by the historic Jamesport Meeting House.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

This weekend the North Fork Community Theater opens the comedic musical Over the River and Through the Woods. For more sedate but still fascinating fare, several venues offer interesting lectures on topics a varied as the heroic Albanian Muslims from WWII to Burma to how to grow a four season organic garden. Need to lighten up afterward? Borghese Vineyard hosts stand up comics from Laugh NYC.

History

The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Society hosts a lecture on one of our historic treasures, "The Old House", which was built 366 years ago--dating nearly to Southold's founding.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Enjoy the 11th Annual St. Patrick's Day parade! Community parades down Main Street are one of the joys of small town life. Come cheer our volunteer firefighters, girl scouts, boy scouts, dance troupes, and fife and drum bands from all around.  Or spend an hour or two learning all about bats--fun for the whole family. At night, stargaze on your own or at the oldest public observatory on Long Island.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday

  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Palm Readings, Mattituck. Shinn welcomes the talented Joan Bernhardt, and offers glasses of wine and cheese plates. 5:30-7:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Custer Institute: St. Pat's Dinner at the Observatory, Southold. Enjoy a home cooked Irish feast prepared by Chef Chuck O'Cardona, followed by stargazing (weather permitting.) 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Sparkling Pointe: Tour the World Through Sparkling Wine & Cheese Pairings, Southold. English Cheeses paired with flights of Sparkling Pointe, 11 am - 6 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Winemaker for a day, Peconic. Tour the winery, learn the winemaking process, taste Long Island varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and more, blend your own custom bottle.  Reservations required. 1 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.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: St. Paddy's Party, Laurel. Taste Laurel Lake Vineyards' new releases; come early to enjoy free corned beef & cabbage sandwiches. 1-4 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • 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! Live music too. Reservations required. 1 pm. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards: Paint & Sip PartyRiverhead East.  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.  Points East, 6-9 pm. Details. 

Saturday

  • Duck Walk Vineyards (North): Live on the VineSoutholdJoe Rock's All-Stars, 4-6 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconicBob Carney sings Irish favorites 1 - 5 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Celebrate St. Pat's with The McGee Brothers, plus taste Irish Soda Bread and Greenport Harbor Ale, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard: Live on the Vine, Peconic. Stanley Jordan, 4 pm. Details.
  • Bedell: Live on the VineCutchogue. The Renegades. 1:30-3:30 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue.  Rob Europe, 2-5 pm. Details. 
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Cabaret with Marguerite Volonts, 2-4 pm.  Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesportIan Petello, 2-5:30 pm. Details.
  • Jason's Vineyard: Live on the VineJamesport.  Nina Et Cetera. 1:30-3:30 pmDetails.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east. Jon and Anthony's Acoustic Jam, 2-5 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • A Lure: Live on the VineSoutholdRobert Europe, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Sparkling Pointe: Live on the Vine, SoutholdSteve Adelson Duo, 3:30-5:30 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconicFrank Porcelli, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard: Live on the Vine, Peconic. Elan Trotman, 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita VineyardPeconicTBA, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Bedell: Live on the VineCutchogue. Buddy Merriam 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards, LaurelTouche. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesport. Erin Chase 1:30-5:00 pm. Details.
  • Jason's Vineyard: Live on the VineJamesport.  Denice Given Trio. 1-3 pmDetails.
  • Jamesport Vineyard: Live on the Vine, Jamesport. Inda Eaton, 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Jamesport Meetinghouse: From Bach to Broadway, A Celebration of the Voice, Jamesport. Gorgeous singing in a wonderful, historic venue: the 1731 Jamesport Meeting House. Mezzo-soprano Barbara Fusco-Spera and pianist Walter Klauss perform. 4 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east.  East End Trio. 1-4 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Opening Night! Musical Theater: Over the River and Through the Woods, Mattituck. Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey who has received a great career offer on the West Coast. But news of his impending move doesn’t sit so well with his family, triggering a series of schemes to keep Nick around. The North Fork Community Theater stages this beautiful comedy about family, opportunities and the realities of life. Curtain rises at 8 pm, but CAST hosts a reception at 7 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: BoyhoodMattituck. Filmed over 12 years, this is a groundbreaking story of growing up, as we watch Mason literally grow up on screen before our eyes. 1:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Lecture: Growing a Four-Season Organic Vegetable Garden, Peconic. The Peconic Land Trust hosts Renato Stafford of Homegrown. Passionate about organic vegetable gardening for over 20 years, Renato has developed innovative techniques enabling him to grow an abundance of food for his family all year long. Learn to make soil (compost), choose a site, use an unheated hoop house-style greenhouse, what to grow, seeds and seed-saving, managing weeds, succession planting, and crop rotation, along with cooking, canning and food storage! Reservations required. 10 am - noon. Details.
  • Stand Up Comedy By Laugh NYC, Cutchogue. Castello di Borghese hosts Headliner Hilary Schwartz, heard on XM Radio, MTv, and more. Plus! Direct from the NY comedy scene: Stephanie Holmes, Henry Cummings & Paul Corrigan. Drink wine and laugh til you cry. 7-9:30 pm. Details.
  • Musical Theater: Over the River and Through the WoodsMattituck. Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey who has received a great career offer on the West Coast. But news of his impending move doesn’t sit so well with his family, triggering a series of schemes to keep Nick around. The North Fork Community Theater stages this beautiful comedy about family, opportunities and the realities of life. 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Lecture: Albanian Muslims, Righteous Among the Nations, Peconic.  Learn how Albanian Muslims saved their Jewish neighbors during WWII by refusing to comply with occupiers' orders to turn over the lists of Jews. Instead, they provided Jewish families with fake documentation that allowed them to intermingle and provided sanctuary for Jewish refugees. In the time of tensions between Jews and Muslims, it is important to remember this extraordinary historical event. 2-3:30 pm. Details.
  • Lecture: Reinterpreting the Old House: An American Treasure, Cutchogue. The historical society explains: "THE OLD HOUSE, built in 1649 in Southold, was moved to Cutchogue in 1660, It was restored in 1940 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962. The oldest English-type house in New York State, it is considered to be one of the superb examples of First Period architecture in the nation. Its design combines the finest architectural features of 17th century dwellings, such as sitting room paneling, leaded glass windows, and the massive fluted chimney." Dean Failey gives the talk. 2 pm.  Details.
  • Lecture: Tour and Travel to BurmaMattituck. In 2012 Debbie Lohman, her husband Rick Rubin and their daughter visited the hidden world of Burma, a.k.a. Myanmar which was closed to the west for 30 years. Share in the Lohman/Rubin experience in Burma/Myanmar where modern times were held back for generations. 1:30 pm. Details.
  • Musical Theater: Over the River and Through the WoodsMattituck. Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey who has received a great career offer on the West Coast. But news of his impending move doesn’t sit so well with his family, triggering a series of schemes to keep Nick around. The North Fork Community Theater stages this beautiful comedy about family, opportunities and the realities of life. 2:30 pm. Details.

Ongoing

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

History

Sunday

  • Lecture: Reinterpreting the Old House: An American TreasureCutchogue. The historical society explains: "THE OLD HOUSE, built in 1649 in Southold, was moved to Cutchogue in 1660, It was restored in 1940 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962. The oldest English-type house in New York State, it is considered to be one of the superb examples of First Period architecture in the nation. Its design combines the finest architectural features of 17th century dwellings, such as sitting room paneling, leaded glass windows, and the massive fluted chimney."Dean Failey gives the talk. 2 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.
  • 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.  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

  • Ice Skating in Mitchell ParkGreenport. Skate daily in the heart of downtown Greenport. Rent skates or bring your own. Weather dependent. 3-5 pm, Family night 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. Normally, viewing starts at 8 pm, but this Saturday the Custer crew is starting with a St. Pat's feast (see above under Food, Farm & Vineyard.)  Details.
  • 11th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, Cutchogue. One of the best small town traditions is the Main Street parade, with a mix of acts from professional bands and performers to the local brownie and cub scout troops. Step off is at 2 pm. Details.
  • Wild About Bats!,  Cutchogue. The Group for the East End hosts this fascinating presentation at Downs Farm Preserve by Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Learn bat anatomy and amazing physical adaptations, their lifestyles and ecological importance, the conflicts they are facing, and how you can help. Fun for the whole family. 10-11 am.  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