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Love Lane Stroll, Music from the Stars, Full Moon Hike & Much More

Three very North Fork events headline the weekend: A moveable feast of food and wine along quaint Love Lane; an art installation of a concert at Long Island's oldest observatory; a full moon hike in a local preserve guided by a naturalist. These events highlight our foodie culture, our dynamic art scene, and the natural beauty that surrounds us. But these events are just a tiny slice of the weekend's fun. Claudio's Clam Bar celebrates the Wharf's seasonal opening; concerts play up and down the fork; taste wine from the barrel at The Old Field to learn how its made, or vertically taste Jamesport Vineyards wine to savor changes over time. Enjoy seasonal food and wine pairings at Roanoke Vineyards Love Lane, or, to get to the beginning of farm-to-table culture, learn to raise backyard chickens at Charnews Farm with the Peconic Land Trust.

Authors chat about their books; artists display their works; comedians come to Laurel Lake Vineyards, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels continues its run, and Calypso St. Barth comes to Pindar.

If you're here this weekend you'll find more that you want to do than you could possibly try to fit in.

The Highlights

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

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Special tastings at The Old Field, Jamesport Vineyards, Roanoke Love Lane; an art show at First and South; Calypso St. Barth Trunk Show at Pindar; Sang Lee Farm Open House & Tour; backyard chicken class at Charnews Farm; Yoga at Palmer Vineyards, plus the usual tours and tastings.

Live Music

Some 30 shows, in venues from parks to vineyards and beyond.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Author events, live theater, interesting talks.

History

Learn whaling history, tour buildings.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Full moon hike at Downs Farms preserve; bird watching at Mashomack.

Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • Roanoke Vineyards: Spring Stroll, Love Lane. A four course progressive dinner along Love Lane, paired with Roanoke wines. Reservations required. Details
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: Paint NightLaurel. Calling all artists and wine lovers! Full on fun, painting and great wines. 6-9 pm. Details.  

Saturday

  • First and South: Art Show, Artist Reception & Book Signing, Greenport. Inside Out, a projected photo show by Sarah Prescott. Reception at 7:30 pm, show at 9. Details.
  • Charnews Farm: Keeping Backyard Chickens, Southold. If you are interested in raising your own chickens, this is the workshop for you. Nicole and Jared Jeanotte of From Scatch Farm, participants in our Farms for the Future Initiative, will share their knowledge about raising chickens for eggs and meat. From how to buy or build a coop, to what kinds of chickens to get, and common health issues and remedies. 10 am - 2 pm. Details.
  • Sang Lee Farms: Open House and TourPeconic. Sang Lee holds its annual open house and tour, which includes: samples of prepared and value added goodies made from the Certified Organic Sang Lee Kitchen; an herb presentation; live music; a picnic area and much more. 10 am-4 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine To Wine TourPeconic. Be a part of the most comprehensive wine tour in the region. Mini viticulture, winemaking techniques and completed by exploring the barrel cellar. 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 Tour, Processing Facility Tour, Barrel Cellar Tour, at 1, 1:30 and 2. Details.
  • Pindar: Calypso St. Barth's 'Taste of Summer' Trunk Show, Peconic. Come shop your favorite styles from the Spring & Summer 2016 Collections from Calypso St. Barth Boutique, while enjoying Pindar wine. 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details
  • Roanoke Vineyards: Spring Saturdays-Wine & Food PairingsLove Lane. This week: Soft Shell Crab season kick off Marinated & grilled served with a trio of sauces Paired with Roanoke Vineyards New Release Wines: 2015 Rose, 2015 Sauvignon Blanc & 2013 Marco Tulio Hosted by Chef Lia Fallon. 12 to 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.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: Comedy NightLaurel. Headliners from the Friars Club. Sumptuous feast by CJ's American Grill. Reservations required. Dinner starts at 6:30; comedy at 8 pm.  Details.
  • Jamesport Vineyards: Vertical Merlot Tasting, Jamesport. Taste 10+ years of Jamesport Vineyards Cab Franc. Cheese and Charcuterie will be served. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 1-3 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • The Old Field: Barrel Tastings, Southold. Join the winemakers in the cellar for a taste of future Merlot and Cabernet Franc wines right out of the barrel. Taste the difference between French, American, and Romanian barrels. A wonderful class for those interested in learning how wine is made. Afterward enjoy a box lunch.  Limited to 10 people; 21+ only. 12:30-2:30 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.
  • Palmer Vineyards: Yoga in the VinesSound Avenue. Start the day right with an hour of yoga in the vines. 11 am. Details
Live Music

Friday:

Saturday

  • Custer Institute: Music from the Stars, Southold. The second event in the art installation of a music festival that is the Rites of Spring takes place at the Custer Observatory and features The Kepler Music: Songs from the Milky Way, a new work based on the observations of the Kepler Space Telescope. Each song in The Kepler Music is based on a different exoplanet’s light curve. Each exoplanet has a unique signature and therefore offers a different set of tones. With live performers and electronics, the sounds of exoplanets from a minute portion of our own galaxy are realized and celebrated. Cheese and Wine Reception after the concert in collaboration with Laurel Lake Vineyards and North Fork Chocolate Company. 7 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Chantilly Whiskey, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicRob Europe, 5-8 pm. Details
  • PindarPeconicTommy Sullivan, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogueGeorge Barry, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road, Cutchogue.  Cassandra House, 4-6 pm Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Cabaret with Marguerite Volonts, 2-4 pm.  Details.
  • Village Green: Graze on the Green, Cutchogue. Celebrate Spring on the Village Green while listening to music by Chris Hurley and enjoying savory snacks. Hosted by Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council; tickets at library. 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Four Doors DownMattituck. Romeo's Dream, 7:30 pm. Details
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards, LaurelSahara, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointLaurelThe Earthtones, 2-5:30 pm. Details 
  • Jason's VineyardJamesportTodd Grossman, 2-6 pm. Details.
  • Sherwood House VineyardJamesportTBA, 2-6 pm. Details
  • Palmer VineyardsSound Avenue. TBADetails

Sunday

  • Peconic Landing: East End Arts Faculty RecitalGreenport. These professional musicians and educators will perform together at Peconic Landing's Community Auditorium with pieces on piano, strings, guitar, and vocals. Refreshments. 3-5 pm. Details
  • Claudio's Clam Bar: Grand Opening of the Wharf, GreenportThe Fugitives. Weather permitting.  2-6 pm. Details.
  • Southold Free Library, Southold. The New York Exceptions, 2 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicMarty Attridge, 2-5 pm. Details
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. The Como Brothers, 1-4 pm. Details
  • PindarPeconicSahara, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • RaphaelPeconicMartini for Two, 1-4 pm. Details
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogueSecond Chance, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Neal Stuart and the Empire State, 2-3:30 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards, LaurelApril Rain, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointLaurelErin Chase, 1:30-5 pm. Details
  • Jason's VineyardJamesportTJ Brown, 2-6 pm. Details
  • Palmer VineyardsSound AvenueTBADetails
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Matinee Film: It Happened One Night, Southold Free Library.  A screwball comedy Directed by Frank Capra, starring Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable. Won all 5 major Academy Awards for 1934. 12:30 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: JoyMattituck-Laurel Library. IMDb: "Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert de Niro and Bradley Cooper. " 1:30 pm. Details. 
  • Musical Theaters: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mattituck. This spicy, seductive musical comedy, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek and book by Jeffrey Lane, follows two charming con men as they compete in pursuing their beautiful prey on the French Riviera. 8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • First and South: Art Show, Artist Reception & Book SigningGreenport. Inside Out, a projected photo show by Sarah Prescott. Reception at 7:30 pm, show at 9. 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
  • Meet the Author: Orient, Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library. "The novel Orient is a perilous clash of cultures - between native and newcomers, wind beaten lifers and wealthy interlopers - defining many corners of contemporary Long Island. Author Christopher Bollen captures a North Fork town in a moment of crisis, when peril suddenly gives way to panic." 6:30-7:30 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society: Antiques, Arts & Crafts Fair, Mattituck. In conjunction with the Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild. Rain date Sunday. 9 am- 4 pm. Details.
  • Musical Theater: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mattituck. This spicy, seductive musical comedy, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek and book by Jeffrey Lane, follows two charming con men as they compete in pursuing their beautiful prey on the French Riviera. 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Author Event & Craft: Whales and Whaling, Downs Farm Preserve Cutchogue.  Family Fun. Local author, Rosemary McKinley leads a trip back to the 1800’s. She shows illustrations of many different types of whales and discusses the life of Captain Henry Green, a whaler from Sag Harbor, along with artifacts from that era. At the end do a scrimshaw craft just like the one sailors worked on while on whaling ships! 11-12:30 am. Details.
  • Musical Theater: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mattituck. This spicy, seductive musical comedy, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek and book by Jeffrey Lane, follows two charming con men as they compete in pursuing their beautiful prey on the French Riviera. 8 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Floyd Memorial Library: Vision & VerseGreenport. Eleven local visual artists are paired with writers-most from the North Fork, some published and some not- to create poetry inspired by the artists’ paintings and images. This genre is called Ekphrastic poetry, which means an image inspires a poem. The poems will be hung on the wall near the work which inspired them. 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 GalleryMattituckEggshell Collection, Photography by Sylvan R. Martin.  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 Jon Schusteritsch. See some of  his art here. The show will include many of his local landscape photographs. Jon’s photographs capture the beauty of the North Fork from the farms to the shores and give viewers a chance to appreciate the hidden, and not so hidden, scenes we have all around us. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

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

  • Historic Greenport Synagogue: Open House, Greenport. Tour the building’s historic interior as part of the Sacred Sites Open House Weekend organized by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. from Printed information will be available on the history of the synagogue, its founding families, and the architectural significance of the building.  The synagogue’s sanctuary was identified as a historically significant structure and placed on the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places in 2006. Noon-3 pm. Details.
  • Author Event & Craft: Whales and Whaling, Downs Farm Preserve Cutchogue.  Family Fun. Local author, Rosemary McKinley leads a trip back to the 1800’s. She shows illustrations of many different types of whales and discusses the life of Captain Henry Green, a whaler from Sag Harbor, along with artifacts from that era. At the end do a scrimshaw craft just like the one sailors worked on while on whaling ships! 11-12:30 am. Details.

Ongoing

  • 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.
  • Southold Indian MuseumSouthold. A rich collection of primarily Algonquin art and artifacts. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday 

  • Full Flower Moon Hike, Downs Farm Preserve Cutchogue. Join a Group for the East End naturalist on a moonlit hike through the trails of Downs Farm Preserve. Learn about unique animal adaptations and lunar legends, while listening for animal sounds along the way. Participants are encouraged to bring a flashlight/headlamp! 8:30-9:30 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • The Nature Conservancy: May-gration Bird WalkMashomack Preserve Shelter Island. Get in on the best birding of the year! Warblers in their colorful breeding plumage, as well as other long distance travelers use Mashomack as a critical resting and refueling stop. These neo- tropical migrants are in decline. Come see these disappearing birds and learn how you can help stop their demise. We’ll identify by sight and by ear and document all the birds which are seen and heard. All birding levels welcome, bring binoculars. All Sundays in May. 7-9 am. 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.