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Love Lane First Friday; Rites of Spring III: Music in Historic Homes; Food & Wine

First Fridays on Love Lane returns, reimagined to add a farmers' market to the delightful evening block party. Browse the local bounty while enjoying small bites, wine & custom cocktails, live music and extended store hours. Saturday visit four historic properties, take in four classical concerts, enjoy a box lunch, wine, cheese and chocolates. This is a uniquely North Fork, don't miss event: the third installment of Rites of Spring. Full details here.

Throughout the weekend enjoy special food and wine pairings--like Sushi Sunday at Palmer Vineyards--some three dozen concerts, an author event, a farm tour, a lighthouse cruise and much more.

The Highlights

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Festivals

Friday night stroll Love Lane for food, wine, music and a farmers' market. Saturday, celebrate Spring with a moveable day of music in historic homes. Saturday night, Pindar hosts family fun for charity.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Special pairings, tours and tastings at vineyards. For live music at the vineyards, see 'Live Music'

Live Music

Three dozen shows, including the unique, daylong Rites of Music event.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Author event, gallery talk

History

Historic houses host a day of music in Rites of Spring III, take a family-friendly tour of Salt Air Farm.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Bug lighthouse cruise; stargazing at Custer.

Festivals

Friday

  • Love Lane First FridayLove Lane. A great Love Lane tradition returns in new form--a Farmer's Market "Nocturne"; Eastern Long Island's only evening market, with live music, libations and small bites at only a few dollars each. Bring the family! 6-9 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • The Rites of Spring Third Concert: Music, History and the Natural Environment, Orient (and Greenport, Southold, Paradise Point). Beautiful historical houses in Orient, Greenport and Southold will be open from 11am to 5pm for visiting and for listening to live music performances held within each historic house. For one day, the doors of the North Fork’s most beautiful historic houses will be open, while offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience live classical music in collaboration with the Arcanum String Quartet. Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Reception in collaboration with Mattebella Vineyards and North Fork Chocolate Company. Fork & Anchor will provide box lunches for the day. Details.
  • Pindar Vineyards: East End Hospice Pig Roast 2016, Peconic. Roast pig & all the fixings; bouncy houses, face painting, family fun for a good cause. 4-7 pm. Details.
Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • Love Lane First FridayLove Lane. A great Love Lane tradition returns in new form--a Farmer's Market "Nocturne"; Eastern Long Island's only evening market, with live music, libations and small bites at only a few dollars each. Bring the family! 6-9 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • The Old Field Vineyard: New Release 2012 Cabernet FrancSouthold. 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. 11 am-5 pm. Details
  • The Old Field Vineyard: Sustainable Vineyard 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
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine To Wine TourPeconic. Be a part of the most comprehensive wine tour in the region, which includes mini viticulture, winemaking techniques and barrel cellar experiences. This tour will be given by owner and winemaker, Anthony Sannino. Tour includes wine tasting, cheese plate and special discounts. Reservations required. 1-2:30 pm. This tour can also be done in three half hour segments: Viticulture TourProcessing Facility TourBarrel Cellar Tour, at 1, 1:30 and 2. 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 starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Diliberto Winery: Weekend PairingsJamesport. Wine paired with specialty cheeses all weekend. 21+ only. Details.

Sunday 

  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road, Cutchogue. Village Cheese Shop pop-up shop, Noon-7 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.
  • Diliberto Winery: Weekend PairingsJamesport. Wine paired with specialty cheeses all weekend. 21+ only. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards: Sunday BrunchSound Avenue. Mimosas, fresh juices, locally sourced dishes by Chef Anna and & Oceans 5. 11 am-3 pm. Details
  • Palmer Vineyards: Yoga in the VinesSound Avenue. Start the day right with an hour of yoga in the vines. 11 am-Noon. Details
  • Palmer Vineyards: Sushi PairingSound Avenue. Bento sushi of Miller Place pairs up with Palmer for a fresh lunch & paired with four wines. 1-4 pm. Details
Live Music

Friday

Saturday 

  • The Rites of Spring Third Concert: Music, History and the Natural EnvironmentOrient (and Greenport, Southold, Paradise Point). Beautiful historical houses in Orient, Greenport and Southold will be open from 11am to 5pm for visiting and for listening to live music performances held within each historic house. For one day, the doors of the North Fork’s most beautiful historic houses will be open, while offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience live classical music in collaboration with the Arcanum String Quartet. Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Reception in collaboration with Mattebella Vineyards and North Fork Chocolate Company. Fork & Anchor will provide box lunches for the day. Details.
  • Shelter Island Friends of Music, Shelter IslandPaul Galbraith, Grammy nominee Performing Music by Bach, Mozart, Trojahn, & Albania. 8 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam Bar, Greenport. Two shows: TBA 2-6 pm, and Hi Def.  10 pm-2 am. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. The East End Trio, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicChuck Colombo Trio, 5-8 pm. Details
  • PindarPeconicBob Carney, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogueGeorge Barry, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road, Cutchogue.  Jesse Barnes, 4-6 pm Details.
  • Four Doors Down, MattituckYankee Rebel, 8 pm. Details.
  • Bridge LaneMattituckPoints East, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointLaurelSouthold Slim, 12:30-3:30 pm. Details 
  • Jason's VineyardJamesportTJ Brown, 2-6 pm. Details
  • Diliberto Winery: The Wine CafeJamesportTBA 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Sherwood House VineyardJamesportTBA, 2-6 pm. Details
  • Palmer VineyardsSound AvenueTBADetails

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Talk: Sailing Stories with Jerry NigroEast End Seaport Museum Greenport. Nigro sailed around the harbors, bays and Sound of Long Island and then got hooked on ocean sailing.  After his first ocean passage from Bermuda to Baltimore he was hooked on ocean sailing.  Jerry will regale us with tales of his latest year long Atlantic Circle cruise on his his current boat, a Skye 51 cutter. He sailed from Long Island in May, 2014 to Portugal and returned home in June of 2015. Awaiting him there was his wife, Cynthia, three grown sons and a 15 year old daughter. 7-9 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: TruthMattituck-Laurel Library. IMDb: "Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers. " 1:30 pm. Details. 

Saturday

  • Reichert Gallery Exhibit: New York! New York! It's a Wonderful Town!Southold. The Southold Historical Society offers this exhibition of photographic images of NYC (1912-1964). Pictures taken by Charles Henry Meredith & William Steeple Davis. On exhibit Saturdays only through June 24. 1-4 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Book Celebration: Don’t Ya Know, Greenport Floyd Memorial Library. Reading, Signing, Q&A by Suzanne Rosenwasser. A Long Island story that takes place during a time of great transformation at the turn of the 20th century. 3 pm. Details.
  • Gallery Talk: Florescence:Alex Ferrone Gallery Cutchogue. Join Sandra Carrion, Richard Gardner, and Barbara Macklowe discuss their works for a Free Luncheon Gallery Talk. 1-3 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Floyd Memorial Library: Along the ShorelineGreenport. Tom D’Emic photographer. On exhibit May 28 through July 3. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Exhibiting these paintings. Thurs-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5. Details.
  • Sirens' Song Gallery, Greenport.  Sat-Mon. 12:30-6 pm. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport.  Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details. 
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportTBA Open when the library is. Details.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. Paintings by Nick Cordone. Open when the library isDetails
  • The Lenz WineryPeconicIntoxicating Color, by Diana Sartor. Diana’s work has been referred to as abstracted organics. Through June 20, 2016. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, CutchoguePomme© by Artist Robert Perez. 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
  • Old Town Arts and Crafts GuildCutchogue. The gallery showcases local painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, jewelers, craft masters. Exhibit open 10 am- 5 pm. Details
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogueFarms & Barns. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueFluorescence. Features the diverse vision of floral subjects from three Long Island photographic artists:  Sandra Carrion’s photographic floral study of line, shape, value and texture within her vintage black & white Silver Gelatin prints; Richard Gardner’s velvety and shadowy, black & white, pigment printed blossom images; and Barbara Macklowe’s luminescent multiple-exposure color flowers printed directly to white aluminum. Through June 19. Th - Sun 11 am - 6 pm (5 pm Sundays); or by appointment. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituckThe Performers, Paintings by Jada Roland.  In this show, the nationally known North Fork artist explores her 35-year career as a stage and television actor. This collection of beautifully painted oils depicts many kinds of performers: actors, dancers, circus acts, Venice Carnivale masqueraders, fortune tellers and more. Each emotionally evocative image reminds us that we, too, are all performers – don't miss it! Open when the library isDetails.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Works by Valerie Zeman & Harold Nadeau. Open Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Through July 27. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Artist in ResidenceSound Avenue. Martha Clara Vineyards displays the work of Patrick O'Leary. Through June 30. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Saturday 

  • The Rites of Spring Third Concert: Music, History and the Natural EnvironmentOrient (and Greenport, Southold, Paradise Point). Beautiful historical houses in Orient, Greenport and Southold will be open from 11am to 5pm for visiting and for listening to live music performances held within each historic house. For one day, the doors of the North Fork’s most beautiful historic houses will be open, while offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience live classical music in collaboration with the Arcanum String Quartet. Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Reception in collaboration with Mattebella Vineyards and North Fork Chocolate Company. Fork & Anchor will provide box lunches for the day. Details.
  • Reichert Gallery Exhibit: New York! New York! It's a Wonderful Town!Southold. The Southold Historical Society offers this exhibition of photographic images of NYC (1912-1964). Pictures taken by Charles Henry Meredith & William Steeple Davis. On exhibit Saturdays only through June 24. 1-4 pm. Details
  • Salt Air Farm Tour, Cutchogue. Salt Air Farm tour for families hosted by Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society. Refreshments and entertainment. 11 am. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Exhibits at the Village House, 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
  • Hortons Point LighthouseSouthold. Built in 1857, this lighthouse is home to a nautical museum and a beautiful park. Visit our newest exhibit, "Tale of the Whale." Bring a picnic and enjoy the spectacular view of Long Island Sound and Connecticut from our eight-acre park. Descend 120 steps to the beach or walk the nature trail. Weather permitting, there are front porch craft demonstrations on Sunday afternoons. There will also be special events throughout this special summer. Concerts are occasionally held in the summer. Sat, Sun. 11:30 am - 4 pm. Details.
  • Southold Indian MuseumSouthold. A rich collection of primarily Algonquin art and artifacts. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Friday

  • Willow Hill Cemetery VisitSouthold.   Several Southold families from the 19th century to the present day rest here. Registration is not required. Rain cancels. Melissa Andruski leads this walk & talk. Park and access the cemetery along Lower Road. 10 am. Details.

Saturday 

  • Billy's By the Bay: Seventh Annual Fluke Derby. Bimini start at Breakwater Bay at 7 am; last weigh-in at 3:30 pm. Captain's party the night before; food & raffle to follow. Details.
  • "Bug Light" Lighthouse Cruise & TourGreenport. Tour one of the very few offshore lighthouses people can visit.  Ticket includes a narrated tour and round-trip boat ride to the lighthouse. The guest narrator/guide for this cruise is Yvonne Lieblein, a Greenport native who will share her personal Bug Light stories and memories along with the history of her favorite lighthouse. 4-6 pm. Details
  • StargazingCuster Institute Southold. The oldest observatory in Long Island shows you the heavens. 8 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Orient Beach State ParkOrient Point, offers a huge range of outdoor activities, including canoeing, hiking, paddle boarding, and swimming. Details.
  • Harbor Cruises, sailboatGreenport. Sail the harbor on the Virgin Star and check out the tall ships from sea; the expert crew will give historical background on each ship. Newly built 52’ Virgin Star is a large spacious trimaran that offers a comfortable stable sail, USCG certified for 47 passengers.  1:30-3 pm; 3:30-5 pm; 6:30-8:30 pm (Sunset Sail). Details.