Widgets Magazine

Music, Classic Cars, Authors, Midway Carnival, History

This Labor Day Weekend is full of music--from classical to Caribbean--and art of all kinds. Meet painters, photographers and authors as you enjoy their work. Check out hundreds of classic cars; reconnect to your childhood love of carnival rides, games and treats. See fireworks. Star gaze at a vineyard or via the oldest public observatory on Long Island. Visit the oldest house in New York State, or tour an old plantation manor and grounds. Those are just a few of your options this busy weekend. Sip champagne and slurp oysters by the bay; walk your dog through a vineyard; explore our many galleries; window shop your way through our downtowns.

The Highlights

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Festivals & Charity Events

This week you can enjoy classic cars of all types while helping out the boy scouts; ride a Ferris wheel and crash bumper cars to benefit the East End Seaport Museum; dance to rock and bid on art for Peconic Green Growth; enjoy oysters by the bay for the New Suffolk Waterfront fund; or enjoy local artists at a weekend arts festival.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Enjoy oysters while learning how they're raised; do yoga in the vines; paint in the vines; walk your dog in the vines; or just tour some vineyards...

Live Music

From Violin Fest! at Itzhak Perlman's music camp to Steeldrumania at Martha Clara Vineyard, 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, art shows and festivals come to town.

History

The Sylvester Manor house is open for a tour; so is the Old House--the oldest house in New York State, reportedly. And then there's all the usual historic buildings and exhibits...

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

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

Festivals & Charity Events

All Weekend

  • Classic Midway Carnival & Fireworks, Greenport. Rides, games, funnel cake & fun. Fireworks at 10 pm Saturday, unless it rains, in which case they'll be Sunday at 10 pm.  Proceeds benefit the East End Seaport Museum. Nights, Thursday through Sunday, 6-11 pm. Details.
  • 14th Annual Harvest of the Arts, Southold. Opening artists' reception Friday night 7-10 pm; art on show all weekend-- Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 6 pm and Labor Day 10 am-4:30 pm.  Meet local authors Sunday 2-4 pm. Details.

Saturday Only

  • Art For Green's Sake!-A Benefit Auction for Peconic Green Growth, Orient.  Classic Rock by Natterjack Toad. View auction items here.   5:30-8 pm. Details
  • 25th Annual Classic Car Show, Peconic. Hundreds of classic cars-Anitique, Steam, Classic, Collector, Street Rod, Custom Cars & Trucks-all at least 20 years old. 9 am - 5 pm. Details.
  • Oysters on the Bay Cocktail Party & Benefit, New Suffolk. The New Suffolk Waterfront Fund hosts. Enjoy oysters, North Fork wines, hors d'oeuvres while silently bidding on local art. 5-7 pm. Details.

Sunday Only

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday

  • Harbor 'Oys-Tour' & TastingGreenport. Tour Greenport Harbor aboard the solar launch Glory. Captain Dave details Greenport’s place in oysters, past and present. After the tour, visit the Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market for shucking lessons, local oyster tastings, and a lesson in modern oyster farming. 3-5 pm.  Details.
  • Mattabella Vineyards-Art of the VineSouthold.  Paint (with an instructor's assistance) while you enjoy wine and hors d'oeurves. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Details.
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • East End Farmers MarketLove Lane Mattituck. 2:30-6:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Greenport Farmer's MarketGreenport. Local produce, poultry, eggs, shellfish, cheese, bread, wine, preserves, and more.  9 am to 1 pm. Details.
  • Grow An Organic Garden Year RoundGreenport. Renato Stafford of Homegrown explains how it's done, old school. 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.
  • 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 to 2 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Harbes Family Farm Singing HayrideMattituck. 2-3 pm and  4-5 pm.  Details.
  • Clovis Point-Yoga!Jamesport. Vinyasa yoga in the vines, followed by tasting wine. 10-11:15 am. Details.

Sunday

  • 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 to 2 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards-YogaRiverhead East,Yoga in the Vines, 11 am+ Details.

Monday

  • Twilight Series, Corey Creek Vineyard, Southold. Enjoy Corey Creek wine, live music and local food from Chef Noah. From 5-9 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards-Vines & Canines, Riverhead east.  Bring on-perishable dog or cat food for a local shelter, and Martha Clara will welcome you and your dog on a vineyard walk. 10 am.  Details.
Live Music

Friday

  • Perlman Music Program-Violin Fest!, Shelter Island. PMP's violin superstars demonstrate their readiness to dominate the Indianapolis Violin Competition by giving concerts. Two shows, 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Billy's By The Bay,  Greenporttba 4-7 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam Bar, Greenport. Lobster & Live Music, followed by DJ dance party. Lobster starting at 5 pm; Larry Lisso plays 6-9:30 pm;  DJ danceparty starts at 9:30 pm. It's also Baron Tequila night! Details.
  • Mitchell ParkGreenportThe Greenport Band. Rain cancels. 7:30 pm.  Details.
  • Osprey's Dominion-Twilight on the VinesPeconic.  Woody Mac. 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Pindar-Sunset FridaysPeconicJen Kane 6-8 pm. Details.
  • The Tasting Group (Lieb Cellars)--Firefly FridaysMattituck. The Gerards. Food by from the Roaming Fork Food Truck. 5-8 pm. Details.
  • Palmer VineyardsRiverhead EastTBA, 4pm+ Details.

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Artists' Reception--14th Annual Harvest of the Arts, Southold. 7-10 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: The Great BeautyMattituckRotten Tomatoes: "Journalist Jep Gambardella ...has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and ...." 1:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Artist Reception-South Street Gallery,  Greenport. Meet Dan Welden, whose "Intimate Connections" exhibit will close Sept. 1. 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Artists' Reception-Gallery CrossingPeconic. Meet Joanne Rosko and Jon Schusteritsch, fine artists whose work is featured from August 28th through September 8th. 4:30-6:30 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Meet Authors--14th Annual Harvest of the Arts, Southold, 2-4 pm.  Local authors Joe McKay, Teresa Taylor and Nina Yavel will present their recently published books. Details.
  • Long Island Art Show-Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, Peconic.  Art, wine, food music. 11 am - 6 pm. Details.
  • Book Signing-Harvest RoadPeconic. Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard hosts; author Melissa Martin signs copies of her North Fork romance, Harvest Road. 2-5 pm Details.
  • Book Signing-Red Like WineJamesport. Clovis Point Vineyard hosts; author Joe Finora signs copies of his North Fork murder mystery, Red Like Wine, 2-5 pm. Details

All Weekend Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrientQuilty Pleasures: Four Centuries of Quilts. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island LibraryShelter IslandJiFFy Images photography exhibit, through Aug. 31st. Open when the library isDetails.
  • East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. Open daily 1-5 pm;  Details.
  • Greenport Harbor Brewing CompanyGreenport. Showing Sanctuary by Danielle Malmet Rodger through Sept. 1. Tasting Room/Gallery hours: Sunday – Thursday, 12-6 pm, Friday and Saturday 12-7 pm.  Details.
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportLandscapes of Spirit, photographs by Greenport photographer Kit Storjohann through August 31st. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. Showing "Intimate Connections" by  Dan Welden, August 1 through Sept. 1st. 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.
  • Gallery CrossingPeconic. Presenting Fine Art of the East End by Joanne Rosko and Jon Schusteritsch. Open Thurs-Mon 12-7 pm.  Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue, Exhibiting Wendy Prellwitz, open when the library is.  Details.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchoguePond Studies The exhibit features artistic investigations of local waters. A portion of sales goes supports the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Marine Program. Through August 31st. Thurs-Sun 11-6 pm.  Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.  Oil Paintings by Jacqueline Palumbo. Born in France, raised in Brooklyn and retired (from the Metropolitan Museum of Art) to Mattituck, Jacqueline's skill is in reproducing oil paintings while making the renditions specific to her. Through Aug. 31.  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.

Greenport Village Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

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

  • 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.
  • Old(est) House Tour, Cutchogue. Tour the oldest house in New York State. 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.
  • Margaret E. Ireland HouseGreenport. The Stirling Historical Society's museum. Saturday and Sunday 1-4 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. Saturday and Sunday 1-4:30pm. 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 Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am - 4pm.  Details.
  • Historic Buildings & Carriage House Gift ShopCutchogue. Open for the summer season, Sat, Sun & Mon. 1-4 pm.  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

Friday

  • Young Naturalists-Weather or NotShelter Island. Come read Bartholomew and the Oobleck then help act out a rainstorm, make an instrument to measure the wind, and make Oobleck of your own to take home.  Two sessions; 10:30 am-noon; 1-2:30 pm. Details.
  • Harbor 'Oys-Tour' & TastingGreenport. Tour Greenport Harbor aboard the solar launch Glory. Captain Dave details Greenport’s place in oysters, past and present. After the tour, visit the Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market for shucking lessons, local oyster tastings, and a lesson in the modern oyster growing.3-5 pm.  Details.

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 be fine for stargazing. Details.

Sunday

  • 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.

Ongoing