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Mustangs, Oysters, Custom Wine and North Fork Starry Nights

From  antique cars to oysters, blend-your-own wine making to historic mansion tours, the North Fork has a lot to offer this weekend. Friday check out live music, galleries and our downtowns. Saturday highlights include two ways to make your own wine, plus offers one of the last opportunities this year to tour the historic Sylvester Manor and its acres of grounds on Shelter Island. Saturday night, if the skies are clear, revel in our dark nights at either stargazing opportunity. (The moon will be helpfully small.)

Sunday, it's all about cars and food. All day-on the grounds of Hallockville Museum Farm--you can check out 100 years of Dodge and 50 years of Mustangs. In the afternoon, Sparkling Pointe's 3rd Annual Local Oyster fest features our homegrown salty treats raw or cooked by local celebrated chefs. At night, Noah's restaurant kicks off its annual fall series of Sunday Winemakers' Dinners, pairing five courses of  his creations with a local vineyards, this week featuring Macari.

Of course, the North Fork offers other ways to have fun too; check them all out below.

The Highlights

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Festivals & Charity Events

Check out antique cars, showcased by the Antique Automoblile Club of America.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

In addition to the tours, yoga and food available at the vineyards and farms each week, you can blend your own custom wine, partake in a 3rd Annual local oysterfest, and more. Chef Noah kicks off his fall-long series of Sunday five course dinners pairing his creations with a local winery's.

Live Music

Live music of all sorts and venues echos up and down the fork. Perhaps most unusual is Martha Clara Vineyard's tribute to St. Patrick's Day (marking the halfway point to its return)--an Irish band for the 'Celticly insane'.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Artists greet gallery visitors, films are screened and a photographer discusses underwater photography.

History

Shelter Island's very historic Sylvester Manor and its grounds are open for one of the last times this year, don't miss. In general, the season of easy accessibility to the North Fork's many historic buildings and museums is winding down, tour now so you're not forced to wait for next year.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Stargaze, enjoy our beautiful beaches, take a guided nature hike.

Festivals & Charity Events

Sunday

  • Antique Automobile Club of America Car Show, Riverhead East. Celebrating 100 years of Dodge and 50 years of the Ford Mustang! Enjoy classic cars, food and refreshments. 9am-4pm, Details.

All Weekend

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday

  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Harbes Family Farm--Fall FestivalMattituck. Pick a pumpkin,  enjoy live music, wander the corn mazes and more. 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.
  • 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.
  • Waters Crest Winery-Wine Blending Class, Cutchogue. Winemaker Jim Waters will share his passion for wine and teach the art (and science) of making great wine. Reservations required. 2-4 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 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

  • Noah's: Winemakers' Dinner Series, Greenport. Chef Noah's annual series of five course prix fixes, pairing a local winery with his fabulous local food. This week: Macari Vineyards & Winery. Winemaker – Kelly Urbanik. In the private dining room, starting at 6 pm. Details
  • Sparkling Pointe Vineyards & Winery-3rd Annual Local Oyster Showcase, Southold. Wine, local oysters raw and cooked, prepared by several top local chefs. Yum! 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard-Winemaker for a Day, Peconic. Owner and winemaker, Anthony Sannino, leads a tour of the winery, giving an overview of the winemaking process. Taste Long Island varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and more, then enjoy a light lunch while you make your own custom blend.  Reservations required. Starts at noon. Details.
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 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.
  • 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.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards-Vines & Canines, Riverhead east. Bring food or other donation for the local animal shelters, and bring your dog on an educational walk through the vineyard. 10 am. 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. Underwater photography with Tim Dalton, 7 pm. Details.  
  • Matinee Film: The RocketMattituckIMDb:  "A boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him leads his family and two new friends through Laos to find a new home...." 1:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

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
  • Greenport Harbor Brewing, Greenport. The tasting room is showing "Maritime Madness” featuring the paintings of Wendy Small of Brooklyn and Cindy Pease Roe of Greenport. Open when the tasting room is, through Oct. 31st.. 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 by appointment. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • Cosden-Price GallerySouthold. Showing North Fork in Color by the Cloud Nine artists' group. Through Sept 28th. Open Wed-Sun 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Gallery CrossingPeconicFine Art of the East End, paintings by Gia Schifano and Scott Hewett. Through October 6. 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. Details.
  • Jedediah Hawkins InnJamesport. Featuring the artists of the Alex Ferrone Gallery, in a special exhibit, Perception. Features varied photographic subjects, styles, and fine art printing techniques. Photographers include Michael Edelson, Rich Faron, Scott Farrell, Alex Ferrone, Ray Germann, Gerry Giliberti, Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Harold Naideau, Jim Sabiston, and Steven Schreiber. Through October 14. 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.

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  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 be great for stargazing. Details.
  • Autumn Awakens-Nature Hike, Cutchogue. Take a guide 1.5 nature walk through Downs' Farm Preserve with the Group for the East End. 10-11:30 am Details.

Ongoing