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Love Lane First Friday; 2nd Annual NoFo Spring House Tour; Live Music Mania

The First Friday of each summer month--this Friday being the First First Friday--the merchants of Love Lane welcome you with sips, bites and a delightful place to stroll until 9 pm. What better way to shift gears after you get here? Other Friday options include Paint & Sip at Osprey's Dominion, Taco Fridays (and live music) at Greenport Harbor Brewing, and a documentary film. Saturday (one of admittedly several) don't miss opportunities is the 2nd Annual NoFo Spring House Tour. Each self-guided, go at your pace tour stop features food and drink from fabulous local restaurants, wineries and breweries. The stops themselves are gorgeous venues, including some of the North Fork's most popular B&Bs. Other options include a benefit party at Pindar, featuring a pig roast with all the fixin's, a festival honoring the 300th Anniversary of the Mattituck Presbyterian Church, a wine release party, yoga in the vines, and well, just check the listings, there's too many tours, tastings and special events to sum up in a paragraph.

One striking feature of this weekend's fun is the amount of live music on offer--more than 40 shows in all. And the range is amazing. Classical fans can hear a violin virtuoso, chamber music at Perlman, or Basically Baroque. Jazz lovers have several options Sunday. Saturday brings Cabaret, and...well there's 40+ gigs, so see the listings.

Photo of local dahlias courtesy of Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast.

The Highlights

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

Festivals and Charity Events

Pindar Vineyards hosts East End Hospice's 21st Annual Pig Roast & Party: Delicious food, fun for the whole family, great cause, beautiful place. Also, the Mattituck Presbyterian Church celebrates its 300th Anniversary, with historical tours, horses and buggies, farmers and artisans, kid-friendly fun, live music and more.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

This First Friday stroll Love Lane; enjoy the release of Waters Crest Wines; watch the Belmont Stakes at Corey Creek; get the historic backstory of The Old Field Vineyard; taste from the barrel at Bedell and Lieb; take the weekly tours and tastings; or enjoy one of the other this-weekend-only affairs.

Live Music

As noted above, the music options this weekend are simply overwhelming. If you're here and you didn't hear live music, you must be in hiding.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

While lots of galleries are now open, a wonderful show at Alex Ferrone is closing Saturday, so be sure not to miss it. Sunday enjoy an unusual "conversation" between a poet and a musician. Learn about all the gorgeous public gardens in NY, and get what you need to plan your trips.

History

Celebrate the 300th Anniversary of the Mattituck Presbyterian Church; kick off the season for the East End Seaport Museum.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Stargaze at an observatory or at a vineyard; tour farms and other businesses, take in lectures and film, and through it all learn best sustainable practices for individuals, farms and businesses.

Festivals and Charity Events

Saturday

  • Pindar: 21st Annual Pig Roast Benefit PartyPeconic. Live music by Romeo's Dream, roast pig with all the fixin's, kid fun--bouncy houses, face painting, arts and crafts. Benefits East End Hospice (North Fork). Dinner 4-6 pm, fun until 7. Details.
  • 300th Anniversary of Mattituck Presbyterian ChurchMattituck. The church is hosting a full weekend of events to celebrate its tricentennial. The non-denominational dimension is on Saturday, featuring historical tours of the church and grounds, horse and buggy rides, musical performances, a farmers and artisians' market, andchildren's games, crafts and activities. 10am-4 pm. Details.

Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • Osprey's Dominion: Paint and SipPeconic. Hosted by Thirsty Artists; enjoy wine and paint a masterpiece. 5 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Taco FridayPeconic. Enjoy a brew paired with a custom crafted Taco by Noah. 3-9 pm. Live music starts at 6. Details.
  • Love Lane: First Fridays, Mattituck. Love Lane merchants welcome you until 9 pm on the first Friday of each summer month, featuring tastes, sips, and more. The Village Cheese Shop hosts musician John Sparling. 6-9 pm. 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.

Saturday

  • 2nd Annual Nofo Spring House TourNorth Fork. A five stop self-guided tour featuring some of the North Fork's most popular Bed & Breakfasts, Restaurants, Wineries, Breweries and destinations. Each stop features tastings from a local restaurant and winery/brewery. Noon-5 pm. Details.
  • Old Field Vineyard: Sustainable Agricultural TourSouthold. Walk the vineyard and winery with Vineyard Manager/Assistant Winemaker Perry. Learn how our vines are grown and what sustainable practices we use. Know how your glass of wine is made. Rain cancels. Reservations recommended. 12:15-2 pm. Details.
  • 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.
  • Corey Creek: Belmont Stakes PartySouthold. Watch the Belmont Stakes during a viewing party with live music, prizes & wine specials. Widescreen TV, North Fork Food Truck, music by The ToneKats. 4-8 pm. Details.
  • Pindar: 21st Annual Pig Roast Benefit PartyPeconic. Live music by Romeo's Dream, roast pig with all the fixin's, kid fun--bouncy houses, face painting, arts and crafts. Benefits East End Hospice (North Fork). Dinner 4-6 pm, fun until 7. 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.
  • Waters Crest Winery: New Release Spring PartyMattituck.  Enjoy 2014 Rose and 2014 Sauvignon Blanc just in time for the hot weather! Also being released: Summer reds, the 2012 '5' and 2012 Due Sorelle. CJ's American Grill caters and the tunes will be rockin! 2-4 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.
  • Lieb Cellars: Annual Barrel Tasting & Futures EventMattituck. Sample unfinished 2014 wines from the barrel and learn about Russell’s winemaking techniques while pairing the wines with selected cheeses. Reservations required. 2-4 pm. Details.
  • Clovis Point: Yoga in the VinesJamesportStretch and sip, 10:00-11:15 am. Details.

Sunday

  • Old Field Vineyard: Historical TourSouthold. Experience the history of this farm, unchanged for over 150 years, with the owner Chris Baiz. See the Old Park Hotel (now the family’s private home) and enjoy the magnificent Bay views. Tour the dairy barn turned wine cellar, see the 1850’s ice house and the old Tavern building (now Perry’s home), along with the property’s wonderful specimen trees. Rain cancels. Reservations recommended. 1:30-3:30 pm. Details.
  • Bedell: Barrel TastingsCutchogue. Winemaker Richard Olsen-Harbich hosts a tour of the vineyard and cellar, discussing Bedell’s industry leading sustainability standards and the regional wine style of the North Fork of Long Island. Taste two of Long Island’s best vintages, 2013 and 2014. Includes a sparkling wine welcome and a selection of local cheeses. Limited seating; RSVP. 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 starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.

Live Music

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

  • Perlman Music Program: The Chamber Music Workshop Kick Off ConcertShelter Island.  Chamber music from the Age of Enlightenment performed by young artists, featuring music by Beethoven, Boccherini, Haydn, and Mozart. Post-concert reception sponsored by Amagansett Wine & Spirits. 4:30 pm. Details.
  • Ram's Head Inn: Summer Jazz Series, Shelter Island. Darcy with special guests. 6-9:30 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam BarGreenportX-Session, 2-6 pm. Details.
  • Floyd Memorial Library: Basically BaroqueGreenport. Bill Packard, Flute; Dan Skabeikis, Violin; Jeannie Woelker, Cello; Linda Betjeman, Keyboard. Vivaldi, JS Bach, CPE Bach,Hasse, Haydn. 3 pm. Details.
  • Sparkling PointeSoutholdAlex Cough Jazz Duo, performing jazz standards and bossa nova classics. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • A LureSoutholdThe Days Beneath Us, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Duck Walk NorthSoutholdTBA, 12:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. The Mangoes, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconicMike Eisemann, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, PeconicTBA. 1 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicRobert Bruey, 3-7 pm. Bonus: Nice Buns Food Truck 1-8 pm. Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard: Jazz on the Vine, Peconic. Euge Groove, 2 pm. Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard, Peconic. Keith Maguire, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Vineyard 48Cutchogue. Live DJ, 1-6 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurel. George Barry, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportIan Petillo, 1:30-5 pm. Details.
  • Jason's Vineyard, Jamesport. TBA  1-5 pmDetails
  • Dilberto Winery, Jamesport. Rorie Kelly, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east. Chain Reaction, 1-4 pm. Details.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Matinee Film: Keep On Keeping OnMattituck.  "This documentary follows jazz legend Clark Terry as he mentors 23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin over a period of four years." 1:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Garden GetawaysCutchogue. Learn about the 35+ beautiful public gardens in the immediate New York area to visit, with more than 10 of them on L.I. See their rich color palettes, view their prized collections and experience their varying beauty through the seasons. Handouts will include garden descriptions and locations, where to relax over a pleasant meal close by, and other nearby attractions to visit. Prizes too! 2 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Converse: An Afternoon of Poetry and MusicGreenport. Join poet Jane Shaffer accompianed by musician Timothy Marquand in an improvisational concert between jazz and classical piano. 3-5 pm. 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.
  • Greenport Library: The Natural Beauty of Plum Island: Sea, Seals, Sunsets & MoreGreenport. John Sargent, pastels & paint; Robert Lorenz, photographs Exhibit open when the library is, through June 15. Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. Tom Cocotos, Collage.  Open Sat and Sun Noon-5 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. The library's gallery features Butterflies, photographed by Patrick Haggerty. 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.
  • The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild, Cutchogue. Group show. M-Sa 10 am-5 pm; Sun noon-5 pm. Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue,   Group show, Portraits and Figures. Open when the library is.   Details.
  • Alex Ferrone Gallery: Group Photography ShowCutchogueSpring into Collecting features 10 award winning regional artists showing an eclectic mix of new black & white and color photographs of varied artistic styles and subject matter.  Through June 6; 11 am - 5 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.  Coastal Visions, oil paintings by Carol Gold. Reception on June 14, 1-3 pm. 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.
  • Martha Clara VineyardsRiverhead East. Artist in Residence: Kat McCabe. See some of her work. Now through May 31st. Details. Kat will be having a "Meet the Artist" in the Tasting Room on Sunday, May 17th from 1pm-5pm.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Saturday

  • East End Seaport Museum OpeningGreenport. Experience history through the permanent collections and seasonal exhibits. Celebrate the visit of Tall Ships through Tall Ships exhibits and the Museum's fleet of Small Ships. Light refreshments and a chance to win 2 tickets to the Super Cruise. 4-6 pm. Details.
  • 300th Anniversary of Mattituck Presbyterian Church, Mattituck. The church is hosting a full weekend of events to celebrate its tricentennial. The non-denominational dimension is on Saturday, featuring historical tours of the church and grounds, horse and buggy rides, musical performances, a farmers and artisians' market, andchildren's games, crafts and activities. 10am-4 pm. Details.
  • Old Field Vineyard: Historical TourSouthold. Experience the history of this farm, unchanged for over 150 years, with the owner Chris Baiz. See the Old Park Hotel (now the family’s private home) and enjoy the magnificent Bay views. Tour the dairy barn turned wine cellar, see the 1850’s ice house and the old Tavern building (now Perry’s home), along with the property’s wonderful specimen trees. Rain cancels. Reservations recommended. 1:30-3:30 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.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • 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.
  • NoFo Blue and Green Tour, Southold. Best Environmental Practices for Bays, Farms, Backyards, and Gardens for Families and Businesses. Peconic Green Growth hosts a day of ecological tours, lectures, film and more (cocktail party too). Schedule and map. Noon-7 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