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May-Gration Begins! Spring Tea, Oystering Then & Now, Greek Easter & More

The North Fork is a stunningly beautiful place year round, but birdwatchers know May is special because we're on the main migration route for many beautiful birds. Sunday the birdwatching begins in earnest. Hallockville Museum Farm hosts its annual, stunning Spring Tea, while Stirling Historical Society presents on the local oyster industry then and now, and Hellenic serves up a feast for Greek Easter. And that's just the start of the weekend's events!

The Highlights

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Food, Farm & Vineyard

Hellenic celebrates Greek Easter, Hallockville Museum Farm hosts Spring Tea, Jedediah Hawkins hosts a Macari Wine Dinner, lots of tours & tastings.

Live Music

Enjoy any of a couple dozen shows this weekend.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Poetry author event; comedy on stage; art exhibit opens; pet talk.

History

A terrific exhibit of NYC photos; oyster industry then and now

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

May-gration! Plus, stargaze at Custer & Laurel Lake Vineyards, navigate Shinnecock inlet.

Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Annual Spring Tea Party, Sound Avenue. A beautiful assortment of delectable savories, sweets and teas will be served, in a setting like no other. The historic Naugles Barn will be decorated with vintage linens; the tables will be adorned with vintage tablecloths and tea sets. There will also be a raffle featuring beautifully handmade items by the talented Hallockville knitters and craftspeople! Don’t forget to wear your spring hat! Seating is limited, reservations are required. 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Jamesport Manor Inn: Macari Wine DinnerJamesport. Enjoy a 4 course pairing menu prepared by Chef Jeffrey Russell of the Jamesport Manor Inn. Starting with a sparkling wine reception, guests will then be seated for 4 seasonally inspired dishes that are designed to pair exquisitely with Macari wines. Seating is limited; make reservations. 7 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • The Oyster Industry, Yesterday & Today, Little Red Schoolhouse Greenport. Stirling Historical Society presents this informative pop up exhibit. 3-5 pm. Details.
  • The Old Field: 2014 Blush de Noir Release, Southold. Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes this wine boasts flavours of honeysuckle and orange rind eneding in a refreshingly crisp finish. As our way of thanks and appreciation for all they do, $1.00 will be donated to the Southold Animal Shelter, for each bottle sold. 11 am - 5 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine to Wine TourPeconic. Sannino offers the most comprehensive wine tour in the region during a 1.5 hr tour, or you can take any slice of it in a half hour session. Up first is the viticulture half hour, followed by a tour of the production facility, followed by the barrel seller tour. The 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, or 1-1:30, 1:30-2, 2-2:30. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details
  • Roanoke Vineyards: Creative Minds Tasting, Love Lane. Enjoy the wines of Channing Daughters Winery and Brooklyn's Red Hook Winery with Christopher Nicolson, winemaker from Red Hook, and Chris Tracy winemaker at Channing. 6 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.
  • Bridge Lane: Peconic River Preserves Pop Up ShopMattituck. Enjoy Bridge Lane wine and browse delicious preserves. Melissa Sabbatino, will offer samples of their locally sourced fruit preserves and have jars available for purchase. 2-5 pm. Details
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: Stargazing, Laurel. Custer Observatory comes to Laurel Lake; stargaze among the vines. 7:30-9:30 pm. Details.
  • Diliberto Winery: Winemaker Barrel Tasting & TourJamesport. Winemaker Salvatore Diliberto hosts an intimate tour of the winemaking facility, sharing the history and process, and offering tastes of wine straight from the barrel. After the tour, enjoy three-wine tasting flight in the tasting room. 11 am. Tickets & Details.

Sunday

  • Hellenic Snack Bar & Restaurant: Greek Easter, East Marion. The ultimate day of Greek Feasting. Special menu. Other 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: Winemaker Barrel Tasting & TourJamesport. Winemaker Salvatore Diliberto hosts an intimate tour of the winemaking facility, sharing the history and process, and offering tastes of wine straight from the barrel. After the tour, enjoy three-wine tasting flight in the tasting room. 11 am. Tickets & Details.
Live Music

Friday:

Saturday: 

  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. TBA, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicChuck Colombo Trio, 5-8 pm. Details
  • PindarPeconicJen Kane, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road, Cutchogue.  Jessie Barnes, 3-6 pm Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Cabaret with Marguerite Volonts, 2-4 pm.  Details.
  • Four Doors DownMattituckFree Jukebox night, 8 pm. Details.
  • Pace's Dockside, MattituckMark Anderson, 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointLaurelPeter Kanelous, 1:30-5:30 pm. Details 
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards, LaurelThe Earthtones, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Jason's VineyardJamesportGeorge Barry, 2-6 pm. Details.
  • Jamesport Meeting House, Jamesport. The Meeting House Chorus performs You've Got a Friend. The songs all reflect on helping each other, being friends and part of a family, including:  You’ll Never Walk Alone,  Together Wherever We Go, Family, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and others. 7:30-9:30 pm. Details.

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Peconic Landing: A Nature's JournalGreenport. John Holzapfel, a science teacher, past Southold Town Trustee, and oyster grower gives his monthly nature series. The program will consist of a little science, lots of pictures and a timely discussion of natures activities for the month. 4-5 pm. Details.
  • Northeast Stage: The Supreme BeingsGreenport. A song written by Eric Bazilian & originally released by Joan Osborne in 1995, asks “What if God was one of us?” inspired this comedy. The story begins as the Supreme Beings are having troubles. They are ready to help the people of Earth... as soon as they can get their own house in order. 8 pm.  Details.
  • Matinee Film: The InternMattituck-Laurel Library. "When 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker discovers that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site.. " 1:30 pm. Details. 

Saturday

  • Northeast Stage: The Supreme BeingsGreenport. A song written by Eric Bazilian & originally released by Joan Osborne in 1995, asks “What if God was one of us?” inspired this comedy. The story begins as the Supreme Beings are having troubles. They are ready to help the people of Earth... as soon as they can get their own house in order. 8 pm.  Details
  • Poetry Celebration: Notched Sunsets, Floyd Memorial Library Greenport.  Reading, Signing, Q&A. The author Tim Wood is a recent Fullbright scholar and an associate professor of English at SUNY Nassau Community College. 3 pm. Details
  • Pet Talk with Dr. Elizabette CohenSouthold Free Library. Calling all pet owners and animal lovers! A practicing veterinarian on Long Island and author of “Most of My Patients Wear Fur”, Dr. Cohen’s “Healthy and Happy Pet” reports can be heard on weekends on WCBS 880 news radio. In this presentation, she will take us inside the world of veterinary medicine and surgery through stories and insights. Each audience member will receive a free copy of Dr. Cohen’s book, which she’ll personalize and autograph. 2 pm. 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.
  • Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild: Antiques Fair & Bake SaleCutchogue. Works by young artists celebrating our natural world. Exhibit open 8 am- 4 pm.  Details

Sunday 

  • Northeast Stage: The Supreme BeingsGreenport. A song written by Eric Bazilian & originally released by Joan Osborne in 1995, asks “What if God was one of us?” inspired this comedy. The story begins as the Supreme Beings are having troubles. They are ready to help the people of Earth... as soon as they can get their own house in order. 5 pm.  Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library: New Exhibit, MattituckEggshell Collection. Sylvan Martin is a graphic designer and professionally trained chef. Sylvan describes photography as an art where the camera is a paintbrush. Open when the library is. 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
  • 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
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogueFarms & Barns. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone Gallery: Aerial ObservationsCutchogue. By Alex Ferrone. Through April 30. Th - Sun 11 am - 6 pm (5 pm Sundays); or by appointment. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituck. Annual Student Exhibit of Mattituck high school. A mixture of art portfolio projects from grades 9-12, completed under the direction art teachers Dina Rose, Michael Jablonski, and Tiffany Pelczar. The exhibition will include drawings, paintings, ceramics, and digital photography, and will feature artwork from students who participate in NYSATA Art Portfolio.  Details.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Paintings by Patricia Feiler and drawings by Jeanette Martone. Open Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Through May 4. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Artist in ResidenceSound Avenue. Martha Clara Vineyards displays the work of Alexandra Katharine Adams. See some of her art hereDetails.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Saturday

  • Stirling Historical Society: The Oyster Industry, Yesterday & TodayLittle Red Schoolhouse Greenport. Stirling Historical Society presents this informative pop up exhibit. 3-5 pm. 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.
  • Old Burial Ground, Southold Free Library. Discover why the Old Burying Ground is so special and learn about the preservation techniques being used by a professional conservator. Following the presentation, we’ll serve funeral cakes! 2 pm. 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

  • Mattituck-Laurel Library: Spring Migratory Birding on the North ForkMattituck. This program presented by Pat Hanly will begin in the library followed immediately by a guided bird walk at Down’s Farm Preserve (Fort Corchaug) in Cutchogue. 2 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: StargazingLaurel. Custer Observatory comes to Laurel Lake; stargaze among the vines. 7:30-9:30 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • The Nature Conservancy: May-gration Bird Walk, Mashomack Preserve. 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.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library: Spring Migratory Birding on the North ForkMattituck. This program presented by Pat Hanly will begin in the library followed immediately by a guided bird walk at Down’s Farm Preserve (Fort Corchaug) in Cutchogue.  2 pm. Details.
  • Strong's Marine: Fear Buster-Navigating the Shinnecock Locks, Mattituck.  Join Capt. Jeff Strong to discover more destinations! Take the fear out of navigating the Shinnecock Locks:  learn how to maneuver a boat through the tidal current, and safely enter and exit the locks in confidence aboard a Strong's boat.  Sign in at 8:45 a.m. as boats DEPART from the Mattituck marina at 9 a.m. 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.