Friday December 23 - Sunday December 25
Saturday night is both Christmas Eve and the first night of Hanukkah, and each day of the weekend has a minute or so more daylight than the one before it, as Wednesday was the winter's solstice. So there's a lot to celebrate, and we wish everyone a joyful weekend.
Many places will be closed on Christmas Day and a few on Christmas Eve. Call ahead just in case.
Friday December 23 - Sunday December 25
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(This category is for food and wine events, and for events hosted by a vineyard or farm, other than live music; for live music at all venues, see that category.)
Chocolate fondue; a wine release (free tastes!); a winemaker's chat.
Friday night offers a few concerts; if you're in the Christmas spirit, don't miss the 4th Annual candlelight Christmas concert.
Visit a gallery.
Explore our historic villages.
Stargaze, explore, light a menorah in a park
Food, Farm and Vineyard (This category is for food and wine events, and for events hosted by a vineyard or farm, other than live music; for live music at all venues, see that category)
- Sannino Bella Vita Vineyards: NoFo Neighbor Fridays, Peconic. Every Friday through the end of January, locals get a complimentary tasting and special discount all day; in the evening, winemaker Anthony Sannino shares wine wisdom. 11 am- 7 pm for the locals' special; 5-7 pm for the talk. Details.
- North Fork Chocolate Company: Chocolate Fondue, Aquebouge. Enjoy dipping treats into melted, homemade chocolate--fruits, marshmallow, graham crackers and much more. 2-7 pm. Details.
- The Old Field: New Wine Release, Southold. The 2014 Mostly Steel Chardonnay is here--enjoy a free taste 11 am -3 pm. Details.
- Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's Walk, Cutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details.
- Waters Crest Winery: Ugly Sweater Party, Cutchogue. Live music by Larrin Gerard; ugliest sweater wins a prize. 7-10 pm. Details.
- Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Tours & Barrel Tasting, Mattituck. Shine Estates offers a couple of ways to experience wine and wine making. Walk the vineyard with Barbara Shinn, Learn about sustainable, organic and Biodynamic wine growing. Taste four wines. 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour barrel center starting at 2:30, and sample Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot among others, plus cheeses. Details.
- Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Tours, 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.
- Greenport Harbor Brewing, Peconic. Robert Bruey, 5-8 pm. Details.
- Lieb Cellars, Cutchogue. Cassandra House, 6-9 pm. Details.
- Our Lady of Ostrabrama RC Church: A Candlelit Christmas, Cutchogue. The fourth annual Corchaug Singers Christmas concert. The Corchaug Singers is a semi-professional chamber choir on the North Fork. This year its “Candlelit Christmas” concert will feature string players from the Red Door Chamber Players and guest organist Juliet Rand, a local Southold High School student. 7 p.m. Details.
- Waters Crest Winery, Cutchogue. TBA. 7-10 pm. Details.
- Waters Crest Winery: Ugly Sweater Party, Cutchogue. Larrin Gerard. 7-10 pm. Details.
- Clovis Point, Jamesport. Firefly, 2-5 pm. Details.
- Sherwood House Vineyard, Jamesport. TBA, 2-6 pm. Details.
- Matinee Film: Christmas Eve, Mattituck-Laurel Library. "Hilarity, romance, and transcendence prevail after a power outage traps six different groups of New Yorkers inside elevators on Christmas Eve. " 1:30 pm. Details.
- Greenport Harbor Brewing: New Stories Simply Told, Greenport. North Fork artist Peter Treiber Jr. Creating both locally on his family farm- where he also works-and at his studio space at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, Treiber uses his artwork as a means of dissection and discovery. Using reclaimed wood and fragments from vintage magazines, his work strives to discover the limits of the materials, thereby reinventing them and placing them in a new context and new narrative that evokes both the surreal and the satirical. Treiber’s wall mounted sculptures playfully mock rustic hunting trophies, while his paper collages range from absurd adverts to faded antique shop finds, all which bear a charming simplicity. Through Jan 31st. Tasting Room/Gallery Hours: Fri, Sat 12-7 pm, Sun 12-6 pm. Details.
- Floyd Memorial Library: Small Works, Greenport. A group show of extraordinary local artists. Open when the library is. Details.
- Nova Constellatio Gallery, Greenport. Thurs-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5. Details.
- Sirens' Song Gallery, Greenport. Birds of a Feather, Anneli Arms and Sigrid Sperzel work the intaglio etching process to create their masterpieces. Sat-Mon. 12:30-6 pm. Details.
- Gallery M. Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days. Details.
- South Street Gallery, Greenport. 10 x 10 Benefit. Over 230 works, each $100, benefits the North Fork Environmental Council. Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details.
- Kapell Gallery, Greenport. Daniel Hauben. Gorgeous new paintings of North Fork subjects. Details.
- Southold Library, Southold. The works of Melissa Hyatt Desimone. Open when the library is. Details.
- The Lenz Winery, Peconic. Paintings by Suzzane Fokine. Through Dec. 10. Details.
- Jacqueline Penney Gallery & Studio, Cutchogue. A huge collection of the artist's acrylic landscapes and other works. Open year round. Details.
- Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild, Cutchogue. The gallery showcases local painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, jewelers, craft masters. Exhibit open 10 am- 5 pm. Details.
- Cutchogue Library Gallery, Cutchogue. Plein Air Paintings by Carol Halliburton. Open when the library is. Details.
- Alex Ferrone Gallery, Cutchogue. The Circle - Small Works Exhibit 2016 features fifty photographic works by thirty-one artists that depict how the circle plays an integral role in composition, form, design, and/or subject matter of the image. All works are framed 14 inches or smaller and are available for purchase. Reception features Clovis Point wines and light bites. 6-8 pm. Details.
- Mattituck-Laurel Library Gallery, Mattituck. Landscapes, Florals and Abstracts. Photographs by Bob Farrell. Open when the library is. Details.
- Clovis Point Vineyards, Jamesport. Photographer Jeremy Garretson, through January 7. Details.
- William Ris Gallery, Jamesport. Sandra Bloodworth's Intimate Feasts features a selection of lush, rich, oils from the artist’s epicurean series –memorable representations of shared intimate meals.Bloodworth is the director of NY's MTA Arts & Design program. 11-5 pm. Details.
- Rosalie Dimon Gallery, Jamesport. Works by Artists Roxanne Panero & Sara Cedar Miller. Open Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Through February 1, 2017. Details.
- Martha Clara Vineyard, Sound Avenue. Featuring the artwork of SallyAnne Keller in the tasting room. Through Nov. 30. Details.
Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.
- Fire Fighter Museum, Greenport. The Fire Fighter is a famous and historic fireboat open for free tours Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5. Details.
- Stargazing, Custer Institute Southold. The oldest observatory in Long Island shows you the heavens. 8 pm. Details.
- Community Menorah Lighting, Mitchell Park Greenport. Menorah Lighting Ceremony / Hanukkah blessings and songs will be lead by Rabbi Gadi Cappella of Temple Tifereth-Israel in Mitchell Park. Latkes (potato pancakes) will be served along with other holiday fare at the temple to all participants following the ceremony and in celebration of the holiday of light. 5 pm. Details.