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Merlot, Music, Arts & Apples

This weekend Lenz Winery offers a tasting of over 60 merlots from around the world for the 25th year running. The Hallockville Museum Farm hosts its 34th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair, which involves music, dance in history in addition to dozens of artisian vendors. Harbes Orchard opens its enormous corn maze and offers music and apple creations of all sorts to celebrate this year's apple harvest. Beyond the music at these special events, a couple dozen venues offer live music this weekend. A new art exhibit opens, authors sign books and a couple of special lectures are held. One talk focuses on monarch butterflies. Another remembers 9/11, through the experiences of an FDNY Deputy Chief.

The Highlights

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Festivals & Charity Events

This weekend, two festivals will vie for your attention; the 34th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair at the Hallockville museum farm, and the apple festival at Harbes Orchard.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

In addition to the tours, yoga and food available at the vineyards and farms each week, this Saturday Lenz Winery hosts its 25th Annual  Merlot World Classic.

Live Music

The musical options are many and varied. Claudio's in Greenport corners the late night market, but there's lots of competition for your ears in the afternoon and evening slots.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Authors sign books, artists greet gallery visitors, apples and the arts are feted.

History

The Sylvester Manor house and grounds are open for a tour Saturday, one of the last opportunities of 2014 to check them out. In addition, several aspects of the all-weekend Arts & Craft festival are either dedicated to history or are simply historic. Sunday an FDNY Deputy Chief shares his memories of 9/11.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Stargaze, wander the historic Sylvester Manor grounds, enjoy our beautiful beaches.

Festivals & Charity Events

Saturday and Sunday

  • The 34th Annual Hallockville Arts & Crafts Festival, Riverhead East. Over 50 artisan craft and folk art vendors- jewelry, baskets, clothing, artwork, soaps, candles, something for all ages & interests. Options include a handmade rug show, folk art demonstrations, hayrides, tractor pull and antique farm machinery, historic house tours, special exhibit spaces including the 1876 Combs Decoy Carving Shop, the “Defense of the Eagle” War of 1812, and model trains from the Railroad Museum of LI; animal and livestock displays including cows, horses, donkeys from the East End Livestock and Horseman’s Association, and live music from the Eastbound Freight Bluegrass Band and a traditional dance performance from the Blue Spruce Cloggers. 10 am -5 pm. Details.
  • Apple Festival at Harbes Orchard, Riverhead East. The annual apple festival features many family friendly activities: Sherwood forest, the 5-acre interactive corn maze opens; musicians play; local vendors showcase their wares; ride ponies, pedal carts, take a hay ride, taste wine, and of course, all things apple: turnovers, caramel apples, candy apples, plain, fresh picked apples, and more. 9am - 6pm.  Details.
Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday

  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Friday at Dilberto WineryJamesport. Fresh baked pizza & two glasses of wine for $25. Details.
  • Jamesport Vineyards Serves Noah's, Jamesport. Throughout the fall, Jamesport Vineyard's new wood burning oven will  be baking deliciousness from Noah's. 5-8 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.
  • Lenz Winery-25th Annual Merlot World Classic, Peconic.  "Participants are invited to taste wines from every major and some lesser known regions of the world. A selection of artisanal cheese will also be served...." More than 60 wines in all. 5:30-8 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 pm. Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Jamesport Vineyards Serves Noah's, Jamesport. Throughout the fall, Jamesport Vineyard's new wood burning oven will  be baking deliciousness from Noah's. 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Paumanok Vineyards-Oysters!, Aquebogue. Paumanok Vineyards serves fresh, local oysters every Saturday in September and October, 2-5 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • 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 2:30 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Dilberto Winery-Make Fresh Mozzarella!Jamesport. Sal Dilberto instructs. 3-4 pm. Details.
  • Jamesport Vineyards Serves Noah's, Jamesport. Throughout the fall, Jamesport Vineyard's new wood burning oven will  be baking deliciousness from Noah's. 12-6 pm. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards-YogaRiverhead East,Yoga in the Vines, 11 am+ Details.
Live Music

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Friday Night DialogueShelter Island. Author Patricia D'Arcy Laughlin - Sacrifice for a Kingdom 7 pm. Details.  
  • Family Matinee: The Lego Movie, Southold. 4 pm. Details.
  • Plight of the Monarchs, Peconic. North Fork Audubon presents this discussion of monarch butterflies and the challenges their declining populations face. 7 pm. Details.
  • Outdoor Movie: The Lorax, Cutchogue. Bring blankets & kids and stretch out under the truffula trees... 7-9 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: EvelynMattituck.  1:30 pm. Details.
  • Art ReceptionMattituck. Virginia Mackey and Versatility, her show of paintings and drawings .   4-6 pm.  Details.

Saturday

  • Author Event, Greenport. Gage Irving presents Thanksgiving3 pm. Details.
  • Art Opening & Artist ReceptionGreenport. Anne Sage, Paper Sculpture Exhibit, Reception starts at 4 pm. Details.
  • Art OpeningSouthold. The artists' group Cloud Nine opens its show North Fork in Color at the Cosden-Price Gallery. Reception to be held on the 19th. Open Wed-Sun 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Stand Up Comedy-Jason's Vineyard, Jamesport. Laugh NYC presents four comics, headlined by John Santo. 8 pm + Details.

Sunday

  • Remembering 9/11Southold.  FDNY Deputy Chief (Ret.) and Southold Writer-in-Residence Phil Burns shares his experience, followed by questions and refreshments. Starts at 2 pm. Details
  • Book Signing-Clovis PointJamesport. Melissa Martin signs her wine country romance, Harvest Road 1:30-4:30 pm. Details.

All Weekend Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrientQuilty Pleasures: Four Centuries of Quilts. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island LibraryShelter Island. Tim Dalton's underwater photography. Open when the library isDetails.
  • East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. Open Weekends 1-5 pm;  Details.
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenport. East End Photographers group, exhibiting East End Images. Open when the library isDetails
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. Showing Four Women: Works by Nancy Ness, Joan Stevens, Helen M. Weinstein and Amy Worth through September 29th. Open Thurs-Mon 12-5 pm.  Details.
  • Kapell GalleryGreenport. Showing No Place Like Home by plein air artist Daniel Hauben, the Bruegel from the Bronx through Sept. 30. Open 9 am - 5 pm. Details.
  • Cindy Pease Roe Studio & Gallery, Greenport. Open Thurs-Mon 1-5  Details.
  • Cosden-Price Gallery, Southold. Showing North Fork in Color by the Cloud Nine arists' group. Reception to be held on the 19th. Open Wed-Sun 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue, Exhibiting Jada Rowland, open when the library is.  Details.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueBare, spectral nudes by Michael Adelson and Ann Brandeis. Proceeds benefit The Retreat domestic violence services. Gallery talk October 5.  Through October 12, Thurs-Sun 11-6 pm.  Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.  Versatility, Paintings and drawings by Virginia Mackey. From the press release: "Virginia Mackey, of Mattituck, works in watercolor, pastels, pen and ink and etchings. She studied advertising art and design at Farmingdale College and has worked for Newsday, WABC Ch. 7 Eyewitness News and News 12 as a courtroom artist. She has also worked in advertising and as a fashion illustrator." Through September 30; reception on September 12 4-6 pm.  Details.
  • Jedediah Hawkins InnJamesport. Featuring local artist Max Moran's new oil paintings, East End Sea and Landscapes and NYC Rain Series. Through Sept. 14th. Fri  5-8. Sat and Sun from 1-7 pm. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

History

Saturday

  • Tour Sylvester Manor's GroundsShelter Island.  From the website: "The 225 acre property has evolved from 11 generations of family ownership, to a new era of community stewardship. Come explore the fields and forests, the gardens and graveyards, the lawns and waterfront." There's a handy map.  Lots of history.  Open 10 am-4 pm Details.
  • Sylvester Manor House ToursShelter Island.  The house tours are guided and require reservations.  From the website: "Sylvester Manor is a former provisioning plantation, set up in 1652 on fertile soil at the head of a protected harbor on Shelter Island, New York. Originally owned by an English/Dutch sugar consortium to supply the triangle trade, and operated by enslaved Africans and indentured or paid Native American and European laborers, it has in the last two centuries also been an enlightenment-era farm serving regional markets and the country estate of one of America’s first food industrialists, Eben Norton Horsford, inventor of baking powder and the father of modern food chemistry..." More history here.  12-3 pm Details.

Sunday

  • Remembering 9/11Southold.  FDNY Deputy Chief (Ret.) and Southold Writer-in-Residence Phil Burns shares his experience, followed by questions and refreshments. Starts at 2 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.
  • 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. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. 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 through Columbus Day, Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am - 4pm.  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

Saturday

  • Tour Sylvester Manor's GroundsShelter Island.  From the website: "The 225 acre property has evolved from 11 generations of family ownership, to a new era of community stewardship. Come explore the fields and forests, the gardens and graveyards, the lawns and waterfront." There's a handy map.  Lots of history.  Open 10 am-4 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 not be good for stargazing. Details.
  • Classic Car Show, MattituckDetails.

Ongoing