Widgets Magazine

Merry Christmas! Then: Concerts and Art

The final weekend of 2014 closes out a year of fun and beauty with the start of Martha Clara's Winter Concert Series and the opening of a Greenport-specific art exhibit, A Port of Views. The 6-show evening concert series runs through April, and is a 21 and older only affair. A Port of Views features sculpture, print and video focused on seeing Greenport through local eyes. Most of what's happening this weekend is at the vineyards; in general we North Forkers are celebrating with family. As ever, our downtowns are open for business, our restaurants are serving up deliciousness, and our beaches are gorgeous places to stroll.

The Highlights

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Food, Farm & Vineyard

Enjoy a wine and cheese pairing at Duck Walk North, a sparkling wine and seafood tower extravaganza at Sparkling Pointe, mulled wine and cookies at Pindar, and special tours at Sannino, Borghese, and Shinn. Sunday bring the pup to Martha Clara'.

Live Music

Live music greets visitors to many wineries during their normal hours; this week's special concert is the Winterfest kickoff at Martha Clara.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Meet artist Andrea Cote and enjoy her new exhibit, A Port of Views

History

This weekend is your last chance to see an exhibit about a local war of 1812 battle.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday gaze at stars at the Custer Institute Observatory, the moon will be good, and the sky is forecast to be clear.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday

Saturday

  • Duck Walk North: Wine and Cheese Pairing, Southold. Sip wine paired with artisanal cheeses. 4-7 pm. Details.
  • Sparkling Pointe: Eat, Drink & Be Sparkling!Southold. The final edition of this weekly festive food and wine pairing series features a raw seafood tower with Noah's. Noon to 5 pm. Details.
  • Pindar: Hot Mulled Wine & CookiesPeconic. Enjoy the complimentary mulled wine and cookies while you shop for holiday gifts. 11 am - 5 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.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards--Winemaker's Walk, Cutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. 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.

Sunday

  • Pindar: Hot Mulled Wine & CookiesPeconic. Enjoy the complimentary mulled wine and cookies while you shop for holiday gifts. 11 am - 5 pm. Details.
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. 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.
  • Martha Clara: Vines & Canines, Riverhead east. Take your pup on a stroll through the vines, if you bring a nonperishable food donation for local shelters. 10 am. Details.
Live Music

Friday

Saturday

  • Raphael Vineyard, PeconicLucky Tones 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue. Nina et Cetera. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Cabaret with Marjorie Volants, 2-4 pm.  Details.
  • Dilberto WineryJamesportTBA 1:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesport Michael Tesler, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead eastThe "J" Effect - Joey Luongo. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards-Winter Concert Series, Riverhead east. This series--for 21 and older--kicks off with "New Life Crisis, The Planet's Mightiest Independent Original Mashup Band! Lead Singer Paul Mahos directs the band like a club DJ - tailoring an experience excusively for the vibe of the room." Doors open at 7 pm. Details.

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

Sunday

  • Art Opening and Reception: A Port of ViewsGreenport. Meet artist Andrea Cote, enjoy refreshments, and take in her exhibit at the Floyd Memorial Library's gallery. A Port of Views is a "site-specific art project for the Village of Greenport", that "includes sculpture, a series of prints and videos using the imagery of eyes and the stories of Greenport families who have resided here for several generations."  3-5 pm. Details.

Ongoing

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

History

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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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

  • Stargazing at the Custer InstituteSouthold. Weather and moon permitting, stargaze through the oldest public observatory on Long Island, starting at 8 pm. (Doors open at 7 pm) Details.

Ongoing