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Long Island Potato Festival Comes to Cutchogue; Cruise Lighthouses; Live Music Everywhere

Before the North Fork filled with dozens of wineries, it was potato country. Sunday the community celebrates that heritage with the potato festival, fun for all ages. Saturday take a day long cruise to several area lighthouses. Sample Brooklyn wine and barbecue, appearing for a few hours only on Love Lane. Music lovers have many options this weekend, from a solo piano performance to steel drum madness to acoustic guitar and rock. The North Fork Community Theater stages the last shows of The Wedding Singer.

For something completely different, get an angel card reading at a winery.

The Highlights

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Festivals & Charity Events

Potato festival!Live music, great food, fun and games at Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. Support the local hospital and go to its summer gala--eat well, enjoy music and shop a live auction. Check out a nearly 200 year old mansion that's been decorated by 16 different designers--one room each--while helping four terrific charities.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Tour Greenport harbor by solar boat and sample local oysters; sample Brooklyn wine & BBQ at a pop up vineyard on Love Lane. Enjoy local farmers' markets, or sample the other usual fun--painting and doing yoga in the vines; touring fields of grapes and vegetables; learning winemaking.

Live Music

Music aficionados can try to hear as many of the three dozen shows this weekend as possible; the rest of us can take in a couple. From classical to steel drum to acoustic solo acts to rock bands, your ears have lots of options.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Meet artists at a reception;  see a play; learn about wolves and coyotes. Many galleries offer shows.

History

Bring the kids to make a quilt while admiring centuries' old quilts; take a sunset heritage walk. Explore the area's rich history by meandering historic buildings and related exhibits cared for by the historical societies of Orient, Greenport, Southold, Cutuchogue/New Suffolk, and Mattituck/Laurel.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Take a day long lighthouse cruise; bring the kids for a scavenger hunt. Enjoy our many beaches.

Festivals & Charity Events

Friday

  • North Fork Designer Show HouseCutchogue.  Sixteen interior designers each take a room and give it their own decorative point of view. The result is deeply varied, stunning and sophisticated. All presented with zero attitude. Enjoy exploring it all, and support four local charities that serve the entire age spectrum, from newborns to senior: CAST, Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch, Maureen’s Haven, and Katinka House. 6 – 8:30 pm Details.

Saturday 

  • Eastern Long Island Hospital 2014  Summer GalaOrient. Held in the historic House of the Seven Gables; farm to table dinner, music, live auction. 5:00-8:30 pm. Details.
  • North Fork Designer Show HouseCutchogue.  Sixteen interior designers each take a room and give it their own decorative point of view. The result is deeply varied, stunning and sophisticated. Enjoy exploring it all, and support four local charities that serve the entire age spectrum, from newborns to senior: CAST, Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch, Maureen’s Haven, and Katinka House. Open 11 am - 5 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Long Island Potato FestivalCutchogue. Celebrate Long Island’s heritage of potato growers, farms, and products. Enjoy live music and delicious food; shop vendors; enter the Best Potato Salad Contest and The Great Potato Peeling Race; or compete in the potato sack races, potato spoon balancing, and more. 11 am - 5 pm. Details.
  • North Fork Designer Show HouseCutchogue.  Sixteen interior designers each take a room and give it their own decorative point of view. The result is deeply varied, stunning and sophisticated. Enjoy exploring it all, and support four local charities that serve the entire age spectrum, from newborns to senior: CAST, Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch, Maureen’s Haven, and Katinka House. Open 11 am - 5 pm. Details.
Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday

  • Harbor 'Oys-Tour' & TastingGreenport. Tour Greenport Harbor aboard the solar launch Glory. Captain Dave details Greenport’s place in oysters, past and present. After the tour, visit the Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market for shucking lessons, local oyster tastings, and a lesson in the modern oyster growing.3-5 pm.  Details.
  • Mattabella Vineyards-Art of the VineSouthold.  Paint (with an instructor's assistance) while you enjoy wine and hors d'oeurves. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Details.
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • East End Farmers MarketLove Lane Mattituck. 2:30-6:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Greenport Farmer's MarketGreenport. Local produce, poultry, eggs, shellfish, cheese, bread, wine, preserves, and more.  9 am to 1 pm. Details.
  • One Woman Wines-Tasting Under the Stars!, Southold. Outdoor movie, bonfire, s’mores, telescope, candlelight. Bring your own food. Rain cancels. 6-10 pm. Details.
  • Sang Lee Farms-Yoga!, Peconic. Yoga on the farm  & organic veggie juice. 9-10:30 am. Details.
  • Sang Lee Farms Tour, Taste, Talk, Peconic. Tour organic farm fields, greenhouses and barn. Enjoy an amazing tasting of delicious vegetables and prepared products from the Sang Lee Kitchen.  11-12:30 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard-Vine To Wine Tour, Peconic. 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.
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse, 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 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Pop Up Winery, Brooklyn Oenology, Mattituck Love Lane.  Hosted by Roanoke Vineyards; taste four flights of Brooklyn Oenology & enjoy Brooklyn BBQ. 4 -7 pm, Details.
  • Harbes Family Farm Singing HayrideMattituck. 2-3 pm and  4-5 pm.  Details.

Sunday

  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard-Vine To Wine Tour, Peconic. 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.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard-Angel Readings with Kathy Bradley & the Angels,  Peconic. Angel Therapy is a non-denominational spiritual healing method that involves working with a person's Guardian Angels and Archangels, to heal and harmonize every aspect of life. 2-5 pm, Details.
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse, 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 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards-YogaRiverhead East,Yoga in the Vines, 11 am+ Details.
Live Music

Friday

  • Perlman Music Program Open Rehearsal and Works in Progress Concert, Shelter Island. Maestro Patrick Romano conducts the PMP Chorus in an open rehearsal, 5-6 pm. Students present their works in progress, 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Billy's By The Bay,  Greenport, Jefferson Thomas 4-7 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam Bar, Greenport. Lobster & Live Music. Lobster starting at 5 pm; live music starts at 6 pm. Band Larry Lisso Details.
  • Mitchell ParkGreenportThe Greenport Band. Rain cancels. 7:30 pm.  Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard-Chill Out Fridays, Peconic. A TBA musician plays while you enjoy wine & cheese. Music 4:30-7:30 pm; complimentary cheese fondue 5-8. Details.
  • Osprey's Dominion-Twilight on the VinesPeconic.  Woody Mac. 5-8 pm. Details.
  • Pindar VineyardPeconicJen Kane 6-8 pm. Details.
  • The Tasting Group (Lieb Cellars)--Firefly FridaysMattituck. Nina Et Cetera. Food by from the Roaming Fork Food Truck. 5-8 pm. Details.
  • Palmer VineyardsRiverhead EastTBA, 4pm+ Details.

Saturday

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Plein Air Painting WorkshopShelter Island. Two part workshop with Suzzanne Fokine; Friday Aug. 1 and Friday Aug. 8th.  Meet at Havens House at 8:45; paint in Smith's Cove 9 am -1 pm.  Details.
  • Artists' Reception, Southold. The Southold Historical Society kicks off its juried art show "North Fork Annual" with a reception, 5:30-7 pm. Details.
  • Film: Ernest & CelestineCutchogue. IMDb: "an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine." animated. 4 pm.  Details.
  • The Wedding SingerMattituck. The North Fork Community Theatre stages its 44th Youth on Stage production. Show starts at 8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Quilts For Kids-Oysterponds Historical Society, Orient. Explore OHS’s quilt collection. Kids ages 5-12 make a friendship quilt and one to take home. 10-noon, Details.
  • Foxes, Wolves and Coyotes of Long Island, A Historical and Contemporary Perspective, Greenport. Presented by the North Fork Audubon Society. 7:30-9 pm. Details.
  • The Wedding SingerMattituck. The North Fork Community Theatre stages its 44th Youth on Stage production. Show starts at 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • The Wedding SingerMattituck. The North Fork Community Theatre stages its 44th Youth on Stage production. Show starts at 2:30 pm. Details.

All Weekend Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrientQuilty Pleasures: Four Centuries of Quilts. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. Open daily 1-5 pm;  Details.
  • Greenport Harbor Brewing CompanyGreenport. Showing Sanctuary by Danielle Malmet Rodger through Sept. 1.Tasting Room/Gallery hours: Sunday – Thursday, 12-6 pm, Friday and Saturday 12-7 pm.  Details.
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportLandscapes of Spirit, photographs by Greenport photographer Kit Storjohann through August 31st. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. Showing "Intimate Connections" by  Dan Welden, August 1 through Sept. 1st, reception Aug. 30. Open Thurs-Mon 12-5 pm. Details.
  • Cindy Pease Roe Studio & Gallery, Greenport . Open Thurs-Mon 1-5  Details.
  • Cosden-Price GallerySouthold. The Southold Historical Society presents "North Fork Annual", the inaugural juried art show. Runs Aug. 9-Aug. 23. Details.
  • Gallery CrossingPeconic.  Featuring the photographs of John Stuart and paintings of Pingree Louchheim. Through August 11. Open Thurs-Mon 12-7 pm.  Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue, Exhibiting Wendy Prellwitz, open when the library is.  Details.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchoguePond Studies The exhibit features artistic investigations of local waters. A portion of sales goes supports the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Marine Program. Through August 31st. Thurs-Sun 11-6 pm.  Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.  Oil Paintings by Jacqueline Palumbo. Born in France, raised in Brooklyn and retired (from the Metropolitan Museum of Art) to Mattituck, Jacqueline's skill is in reproducing oil paintings while making the renditions specific to her. Through Aug. 31.  Details.

Greenport Village Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

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.
  • Margaret E. Ireland HouseGreenport. The Stirling Historical Society's museum. Saturday and Sunday 1-4 pm. Details.
  • The Village Blacksmith, Greenport. Watch a real blacksmith at work.  Located on the edge of Mitchell Park, behind the old schoolhouse. Saturday and Sunday 11-5 pm. 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. Saturday and Sunday 1-4:30pm. Details.
  • Maple Lane ComplexSouthold. These crown jewels of the Southold Historical Society open for the summer on Saturday, July 5, and are open Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Historic Sign ExhibitSouthold. historic signs that were created on Long Island between 1830 and 1930. Runs from July 5 through October 12. Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday 1-4 pm  Details.
  • The Horton Point LighthouseSouthold, is one of the Southold Historical Society's many treasures. Originally designed by George Washington, it is now home to a nautical museum. Open Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am - 4pm.  Details.
  • Historic Buildings & Carriage House Gift ShopCutchogue. Open for the summer season, Sat, Sun & Mon. 1-4 pm.  Details.
  • Historic BuildingsMattituck. The Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society has several historic buildings they are happy to show on weekends by appointment. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm--"Defense of the Eagle"Riverhead East.   Learn about an overlooked naval battle that took place right here on the shores of the Long Island Sound during the War of 1812! Hallockville commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of the Eagle which took place over three days in 1814. Fri-Sun 12-4 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Friday

  • Plein Air Painting WorkshopShelter Island. Two part workshop with Suzzanne Fokine; Friday Aug. 1 and Friday Aug. 8th.  Meet at Havens House at 8:45; paint in Smith's Cove 9 am -1 pm.  Details.
  • Harbor 'Oys-Tour' & TastingGreenport. Tour Greenport Harbor aboard the solar launch Glory. Captain Dave details Greenport’s place in oysters, past and present. After the tour, visit the Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market for shucking lessons, local oyster tastings, and a lesson in the modern oyster growing.3-5 pm.  Details.

Saturday

  • Family Beach Scavenger Hunt, Orient. The Group for the East End hosts. Details.
  • Lighthouse Day Cruise: Cedar Point & Gardner's IslandGreenport. The East End Seaport Museum hosts you for a six hour cruise through local lighthouse history.  9-3 pm. Details.
  • One Woman Wines-Tasting Under the Stars!, Southold. Outdoor movie, bonfire, s’mores, telescope, candlelight. Bring your own food. Rain cancels. 6-10 pm. Details.
  • The Custer Institute, Southold, is the oldest public observatory on Long Island. On Saturday nights from dark until midnight they give guided tours of the heavens, clouds permitting. Saturday the moon will be nearly full, not good for stargazing. Details.

Sunday

  • Family Seining Fun, New Suffolk. The Group for the East End hosts on Submarine Beach. Details.

All Weekend