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Music, Art, Poetry, Wine, History & Oysters: Hints Of Summer

Despite the Arctic air and windswept, icy landscapes, indoors the North Fork is so full of action it feels a bit like summer season. Winterfest: Live on the Vine brings its second weekend of top-tier live music to vineyards, restaurants and hotels, but live music shows dot the North Fork outside the festival as well, such as the stellar chamber ensemble Canta Libre at the Cutchogue Library.

The cover photo is one of the collages from the exhibit Paper Chase, opening with a reception this weekend at Greenport Harbor Brewing. The Jamesport Manor Inn also hosts an artists' reception, and our libraries all change exhibits. A special poetry performance and popup art gallery is a must-do.

Waters Crest Winery hosts its futures diner at Petulant Wino, Pindar offers tastes from its barrels,  Shinn Estate Vineyards & Farmhouse offers palm readings and a painting party in addition to its usual tasting tours, and...well, check out the listings for everything going on in vineyard land.

This weekend brings three different history celebrations enliven our past, ranging from a lecture to a community remembrance at an old burying ground.

Need an unusual cocktail to sip as part of your leisurely Sunday? Little Creek Oysters offers one topped with a locally raised oyster.

The Highlights

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

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Barrel tastings, palm readings, tours, a painting party, and an Italian feast with 'Grandma'--all options for vineyard fun, above and beyond the many concerts of Live on the Vine this weekend.

Live Music

This weekend is the first of six that's choc-a-bloc full of outstanding musical acts, otherwise known as Winterfest, Live on the Vine. That said, live music plays at venues not part of the festival, and some festival venues are offering shows in addition to the festival ones.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Enjoy an annual poetry and art fest; catch a Ken Burns film; meet artists and see their work, and more.

History

Take in a lecture, join a discussion, partake in a community remembrance of those in an old burying ground.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Enjoy our dark skies and stargaze at Laurel Lake Vineyards, the oldest public observatory on Long Island, or go sledding, cross country skiing, or just take a hike.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday

  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Palm Readings, Mattituck features readings by the talented Joan Bernhardt.Wine & cheese plates too. 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Details.

Saturday

  • Pindar: Barrel TastingsPeconic.  Includes tour of production facility and wine tasting with cheeses, meats, crackers, fruit and dessert. Reservations Required. 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Waters Crest Winery: Roundtable Discussion, From Vine to WineCutchogue. Q&A with grower Anthony Sannino and winemaker Jim Waters. Light fare included. Reservations Required. 1-4 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.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Paint & Sip Party, Mattituck. Paint your own masterpiece version of Van Gogh's Poppies while sipping wine. Reservations Required. 3-5 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: 2nd Annual Star Gazing SeriesLaurel. Charles A. Cardona III leads a discussion about astronomy what can be seen, and then we will use Telescopes and Binoculars to see. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will stay inside for a Special Presentation. 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyard: The Varietal Perspective, Riverhead East. Each class in this series taught by winemaker Juan E. Micieli-Martinez focuses on a single varietal, its origin, and how it grows on Long Island. Participants taste several vintages of each wine with an explanation of its winemaking style. Light artisanal pairings. This week focuses on Bordeaux varietals. 1-2:30pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Sunday Funday: Oysters & PiersonsGreenport. Enjoy “Piersons” (it’s an oyster-topped Michelada, served Little Creek-style) — and buck-a-shuck oyster specials! Settle in with the Sunday Times if you’re in the mood. It’s Sunday. There are no rules. Noon - 5 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.
  • Dilberto Winery: Sundays with Grandma 2015Jamesport. Spend Sunday afternoon Italian style-- a delicious feast of cheese, fresh pizza bread, homemade mozzarella with tomato, a pasta demonstration that will be served later, pizza dolce, and wine! Live music too. Reservations required. 1 pm. Details.
  • Waters Crest Winery 2013 Reds Futures Dinner, Aquebogue. "Meet Chef Tom Schaudel and Chef Lenny Campinelli and see how they pair up these big, bold reds with their exquisite cuisine. Winemaker Jim Waters will be discussing the fantastic vintage." At the Petulant Wino. 5 pm. Details.
Live Music

Friday

  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicJon Divello and Chris Tedesco, 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue.  Points East, 6-9 pm. Details. 

Saturday

  • Heron Suites: Live on the Vine, SoutholdShecky and the Twangtones, 1-3 pm. Details.
  • A Lure: Live on the VineSoutholdRob Europe, 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicGene Casey and the Lone Sharks, a benefit for the Peconic Community School, 7:30-10:30 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconicDennis Conti 1 - 5 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconicSahara, 1 pm. Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard: Live on the Vine, PeconicJay Rowe, 1:30-3:30 pm. Details.
  • Bedell: Live on the VineCutchogueThe ToneKats. 1:30-3:30 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue.  Nina Et Cetera, 2-5 pm. Details. 
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Island Jazz Express Swing Band with Marguerite Volonts, 2-4 pm.  Details.
  • Vineyard 48, CutchogueChuck Colombo and Joe Martinez, 1 pm. Details.
  • Cutchogue Library: Chamber Music, CutchogueCanta Libre Chamber Ensemble: "Trained at the finest conservatories both here and abroad, this ensemble has performed and toured internationally with appearances at major festivals, including Aspen, Spoleto and Tanglewood." 2 pm. Details.
  • Pelligrini Vineyards: Live on the VineCutchogueJack Morelli Quartet, 4-6 pm. Details.
  • Macari Vineyards & Winery: Live on the Vine, MattituckAlex Sipiagin Quartet 1:30-3:30. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesport Michael Tesler, 2-5:30 pm. Details.
  • Jason's Vineyard: Live on the VineJamesport.  The Brandy Hart Band. 1:30-3:30 pmDetails.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east3Dee, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Paumanok VineyardsAquebogueSeranade Duo, 2-5 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Sparkling Pointe: Live on the Vine, SoutholdFuerza Flamenca Duo, 3:30-5:30 pm. Details.
  • Duck Walk Vineyards (North): Live on the Vine, SoutholdMiles to Dayton, 4-6 pm. Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard: Live on the Vine, Peconic. Will Donato, 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita VineyardPeconicTBA, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Bedell: Live on the VineCutchoguePaul Effman Ensemble, 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Pelligrini Vineyards: Live on the VineCutchogueDanny Kean and Friends, 3:30-5:30 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurel. Touche, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesportCounty Line 1:30-5:00 pm. Details.
  • Jason's Vineyard: Live on the VineJamesport.  Katie Perlman. 1-3 pmDetails.
  • Jamesport Vineyard: Live on the VineJamesport. The Second Hands, 1-3 pmDetails.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east.  Firefly Acoustic Duo. 1-4 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Friday Night Dialogues: Black History Film & Discussion, Shelter Island. Sylvester Manor presents The Blues: Feels Like Going Home. Martin Scorcese's 2003 documentary celebrating field songs and spirituals. A guided dialogue with cultural historians, African drummers, and alumni “Sylvester Manor Worksongers” follows. 7 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: The AddressMattituckIMDb: A Ken Burns film about a Vermont school for people with learning disabilities at which kids learn and recite the Gettysburg Address every year. 1:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Lecture: The Early Life of Lyon GardinerOrient. Mary Morgan of the Oysterponds Historical Society presents. 4:00 pm. Details.
  • Poetry & Pop-Up Art Gallery, Orient. Three Suffolk County poet laureates are joined by seven other poets and 10 artists for this wonderful and unique annual event to benefit the historic Poquatuck Hall. 7-9 pm. Details.
  • Art Opening at Greenport Harbor Brewing: Paper Chase, Greenport. Shelly Scoggin exhibits collage work reflecting her deep kinship with the North Fork. Nature is a prevailing theme with abstract references to fields, water and sky. Open Friday 2-7 pm, Saturday and Sunday noon-7 pm. On exhibit through April 26. Reception from 6-9 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Community Remembrance of the Sylvester Manor Burying Ground, Shelter Island. A ceremony to "honor the indentured, enslaved and freed peoples of Sylvester Manor who for over three hundred years lived, worked, died and were interred without identity on the property. Tributes will include African and Native American drumming, clergy-led prayer, reflections from descendant community members, a poetry reading by local students, and communal song." 11 am. Details.
  • Artists' ReceptionJamesport. Celebrating painter Adam Cohen and photographer Robert Moore, exhibiting at the Jamesport Manor Inn. 3- 5 pm. Details.

Ongoing

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

History

Saturday

  • Lecture: The Early Life of Lyon Gardiner, Orient. Mary Morgan of the Oysterponds Historical Society presents. 4:00 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.
  • 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.  Large permanent collection  includes the largest collection of Algonquin ceramic pottery and other treasures. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Friday

  • Ice Skating in Mitchell ParkGreenport. Skate daily in the heart of downtown Greenport. Rent skates or bring your own. Weather dependent. 3-5 pm, Family night 7:30-9:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Ice Skating in Mitchell ParkGreenport. Skate daily in the heart of downtown Greenport. Rent skates or bring your own.  Weather dependent. Open 11 am- 5 pm. Details.
  • 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.

Sunday

  • Ice Skating in Mitchell ParkGreenport. Skate daily in the heart of downtown Greenport. Rent skates or bring your own. Weather dependent. Open 11 am- 5 pm. Details.

Ongoing