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NoFo Weekend: Kelp Dinner, North Fork Crush, Opera, Classic Cars

A snippet of the classic car show at Pindar last year

The Highlights

Friday June 23 - Sunday June 25

Friday night join Chef Noah and explore how delicious locally grown kelp can be, especially when paired with Borghese wine; enjoy a mini art show during dinner too. Saturday afternoon head to Jamesport Vineyards for one of the North Fork Crush sessions, and sample over a 100 local wines, foods & vendors.  Saturday evening go to Diliberto Winery for a food, wine and opera celebration of Italian culture (and 10 years of being a tasting room), or go the Southold Opera House for a special concert to welcome summer, or take the ferry to Shelter Island for Sylvester Manor's Farm to Table Dinner.

Sunday check out the 250 classic cars at Pindar, and support the Cutchogue Lions' Club while you're at it. Then take a guided walk at Sang Lee Farms, and learn and gather the herbs to make your own smudge sticks. Sunday evening the dining delight is Bedell Cellars' annual vineyard dinner.

In addition there's a couple dozen concerts, three art openings & receptions, and much more.

The Listings 

Friday June 23 - Sunday June 25

(Click a category title to drop down to the full listings for that type of event, or just scroll)

Food, Farm & 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.)

Friday night try locally grown kelp made delicious by chef Noah & paired with Borghese wine; Saturday dine at Sylvester Manor or Diliberto Winery; Sunday savor Bedell's annual vineyard dinner. Special tastings & tours too, the biggest of which is North Fork Crush.

Live Music

From music under the stars at Custer to welcoming summer at the Opera House to dozens of concerts in restaurants, wineries and bars, music is everywhere on the North Fork.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Three new art openings & receptions, plus a silent movie + organ concert, plus many ongoing exhibits.

History

The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Society's campus of interesting historic buildings open for the season.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Enjoy a large classic car show at Pindar; take a lighthouse cruise; walk a farm for smudging herbs.

Food, Farm and Vineyard
(What's happening at the vineyards, other than live music; (for live music at all venues, see that category) plus food and farm events too.)

Friday 

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Art Opening and ReceptionGreenport. Masters of the Majestic, an exhibit of Peter Brauné photographs made at Wooden Boatworks of Greenport featuring two 8 Metre Yachts designed in 1930 by Wm. Fife III. The photos show these yachts in the early stages of construction when their majestic forms begin to appear in thin air at the hands of master shipwrights. 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Little Creek Oysters: Friday Night Bites-Oysters and PintxosGreenport. Celebrate the end of this week's walk, drive, train or jitney ride with our version of the famed pintxo bars of our neighbors across the sea. The counter is filled with a dizzying spread of skewered small bites and shuckers stand ready to open oysters; enjoy them both with crisp cold wines and beers and wash away the week together! No tickets, no reservations, no menu. Point, snack, slurp, sip, and count up the skewers at the end! 7 pm. Details.
  • Noah's: Kelp Tasting Dinner with Borghese Wine, Greenport. Chef Noah Schwartz leads a culinary adventure to explore one of the most nutritionally valuable, sustainable ingredients our local waters provides for us: Kelp! Discover the culinary applications of this superfood from the sea during our Kelp Tasting Dinner which will also feature Castello Di Borghese wine pairings. This event will also feature a mini installation of Kara Hoblin’s Sea Something Save Something marine themed art exhibition.  7 pm. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards: Welcome to the WeekendSound Avenue. Every Friday in June: music, wine, pizza, sunset in the vines, more. 3-9 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Sylvester Manor: Farm to Table Dinner, Shelter Island. Berkshire-based Fire Roasted Catering creates a phenomenal culinary experience featuring Sylvester Manor’s meats and farm produce, and musicians perform authentic music sure to have the whole crowd on their feet. A magical night of fun, food, local wines, spirits, dancing and more! 6:30 pm. Details.
  • The Old Field: Vineyard Tour, Tasting, and Box Lunch, Southold. Vineyard Manager / Assistant Winemaker Perry leads a stroll in the vineyard and a taste of 5 wines with a boxed lunch.  Talk about Old Field's sustainable practices, winemaking process and location that makes our farm different.  After the tour is over sit down to a delicious lunch from Grace and Grit along with the tasting wines. Limited to 12 people. Must be 21. 12:30-2 pm. Details.
  • Pindar: Donna's Emporium Pop-Up ShopPeconic. Browse and shop this outdoor pop-up shop featuring beach themed items such as straw bags, round beach towels and summer accessories. Donna's Emporium will set up outside next to our Pavilion from 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Pindar: Winery Tours, PeconicGo behind the scenes, inside the barrel and tank rooms, and view the production facility at Pindar Vineyards.  Find out how your favorite wine is made. Ticket includes a select tasting of five wines in the tasting room after the tour. 1-3 pm. Tickets & Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Harvest Moon ShellfishCutchogue. Fresh oysters--and in season--Scallops, harvested from the Peconic Bay. 11 am- 5 pm. Details
  • Diliberto Winery: Food and Wine Fest of Italy, Jamesport. Celebrate the tasting room's 10th anniversary! Enjoy an evening of food, wine, and music honoring our Italian heritage. Savor a buffet of Italian specialties from Lombardi’s Love Lane Market. The open bar features a selection of Diliberto Winery vintages and wines from Campania, Italy. International opera singer Jodi Keogan performs, accompanied by musicial director David Harris. 5:30 pm. Details.
  • Jamesport Vineyards: North Fork Crush, Jamesport. Sample wine and specialty food items from over 100 celebrated North Fork winemakers and local artisans! This is your opportunity to taste what you’ve been missing up close and personal, right with the people who make the wines. Two sessions: Noon-3 pm and 4-7 pm. Details.

Sunday 

  • Pindar: Classic Car Show, Peconic. Wander Pindar's grounds, eyeing some 250 classic cars and raising money for the Cutchogue Lions for the 47th year in a row. 9 am- 4 pm. Details.
  • Sang Lee Farms: The Walkabout: Foraging & Making Herb Bundles For SmudgingPeconic. Certified Herbalist Courtney Hall leads you on a walk around the farm to forage for two wild herbs: sage and mugwort, sharing their medicinal, magical and dreamtime properties along the way. Learn the ancient technique of smudging, used to relax the mind and body. Harvest and wrap your own smudge bundles to take home & use. Noon- 1 pm. Details
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Harvest Moon ShellfishCutchogue. Fresh oysters--and in season--Scallops, harvested from the Peconic Bay. 11 am- 5 pm. Details
  • Bedell Cellars: Vineyard Dinner, Cutchogue. Pair stunning vineyard views with elegant family style dining at our annual vineyard dinner. Guests will enjoy a seasonal menu showcasing our wine selections. 5-8 pm. Menu & Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Tours & Barrel TastingMattituck. Enjoy a one hour walking tour of the vineyard and winery/barrel cellar, learning the growing cycle of the vines and the sustainable farming practices of the estate. Get an inside look at the unique gravity fed winemaking, native yeast fermentation, and barrel aging technique, while learning the history and philosophy of our winemaking. Taste four estate wines after the walk. 1:30-2:30 pm. Details
Live Music

Friday

Saturday 

  • Billys by the BayGreenportTBA, 2:30 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam BarGreenport. Two Shows: TBA at 2 pm, Strecker at 10 pm. Details.
  • Southold Opera House: Welcome Summer Concert, Southold. The French American Choir of New York, the Southold Opera Choir and singers from its Music Education Program perform pieces by Mozart, Rameau, Wilbye, Bizet, Schütz, Verdi and French folk songs. Conductor: Anne-Julia Audray. 6:30 pm. Details.
  • Custer Observatory: Blow up Hollywood, Southold.   The ambient art-rock group scores a celestial soundtrack for the night sky. With nine records over a fifteen year career, this veteran group will transform light into sound and usher in the summer sky. Don't miss this spectacular night of music performed under the stars. 8:30 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. The Lone Sharks, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicSydney Sahr, 5-8 pm. Details
  • Raphael VineyardPeconicNorman Vincent, 1-4 pm. Details
  • Lenz WineryPeconicTBA, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconicRomeo's Dream, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogueAlyson Faith, 2-6 pm. Details
  • Bridge LaneMattituck. Cassandra House, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurelTBA, 1-4 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportSouthold Slim, 1:30 pm. Details
  • Jason's VineyardJamesportGeorge Barry, 1:30-5:30 pm. Details.
  • Sherwood House VineyardJamesportTBA, 2-6 pm. Details

Sunday 

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday 

  • Art Opening and Reception: Palm Beach Stories, Peconic Landing Greenport. This series of Peter Beston paintings is set in the sub-tropical environment of Southern Florida and draws on Beston’s long career in film and his love of movies. Reception with the artist. Brought to you in collaboration with East End Arts. 4 pm. Details.
  • Art Opening and Reception: Masters of the Majestic, Greenport Harbor Brewing Greenport. An exhibit of Peter Brauné photographs made at Wooden Boatworks of Greenport featuring two 8 Metre Yachts designed in 1930 by Wm. Fife III. The photos show these yachts in the early stages of construction when their majestic forms begin to appear in thin air at the hands of master shipwrights. 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Exhibit Opening & Gallery Talk: Chris Hamilton Baymen’s Exhibit, East End Seaport Museum Greenport. Chris unveils the Museum’s new Baymen’s Display, which he created with the help of his father, local bayman, Bob Hamilton. He also shares his unique perspective through images captured while working aboard the fishing vessel Jeremy H. Chris’ presentation will cover the evolution of the fishing industry on the North Fork, growing up the son of a fisherman, reconnecting with his roots as a bayman after the death of his brother, and finding his passion for photography.  Light refreshments. 5:30-7:30 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: This Beautiful FantasticMattituck-Laurel Library. A young woman who dreams of being a children's author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower. 1:30 pm. Details

Saturday

  • Silent Movie ExtravaganzaPeconic Landing Greenport. Back by popular demand! The extraordinary organist, composer and orchestrator Bernie Anderson, Jr. will accompany the silent comedy classic Chicago (1927), starring Phyllis Haver as Roxie Hart. This comedy-drama is based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins and revolves around Roxie after she murders her husband. 2 pm. Details.

Sunday

Ongoing 

  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Visit Village Hall, and its six exhibit rooms. Fri, Sun 2-5 pm; Sat 11 am-5 pm. Details
  • Peconic Landing, Brecknock Hall Greenport. Sculpture Garden. Enjoy self-guided tours of the Art Without Barriers Sculpture Garden, the North Fork’s only interactive outdoor gallery with tactile elements. Park behind Brecknock Hall by the blue Art Without Barriers welcome kiosk. 10 am-4 pm. Details.
  • Floyd Memorial Library, GreenportWeather. Photography by the Light Painters.Through May 31. Open when the library isDetails
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Thurs-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5. Details.
  • Sirens' Song Gallery, GreenportZoological. An exhibit of animal prints and sculpture from the jungle, the woods, the pond, the sea, the sky, and fantasy. Local as well as international artists will be on view: Anneli Arms, Hilary North, Nancy Muller, Maureen Caouette, Ralph Caouette, Sigrid Sperzel, April Vollmer, Caroline Waloski. Fri-Mon. 12:30-6 pm. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport.  Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details.   
  • East End Seaport MuseumGreenportJeremy Garretson Photography, open Sa-Sun 11 am-5 pm. Details.
  • VSOP ProjectsGreenport. Art from over 20 artists, from painting to sculpture to video and more. Wed-Mon, 11 am-6 pm. Closed Tues. Through July 16. Details
  • Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical MuseumSouthold. The Southold Historical Society's Sound-side treasure. 11:30 am -4 pm. Details
  • Southold LibrarySoutholdDave Markel. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Jacqueline Penney Gallery & StudioCutchogue. A huge collection of the artist's acrylic landscapes and other works.  Open year round. Details
  • Old Town Arts and Crafts GuildCutchogue. Youth Art Show. Sat 10 am -5 pm, Sun Noon-5 pm. Details
  • Castello Di Borghese VineyardsCutchogueColors from the Air, recent paintings and monoliths by Patricia Feiler. Her colorful landscapes, feature a tapestry of scenes that invite the viewer to step in and have a closer look. There are cherry blossoms bursting alongside lush spring greens, expansive beach scenes with body surfers crashing through waves, vintage sailboat races, and still water reflections. A portion of the proceeds benefits East End Arts. 11 am-5 pm. Details.  
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogueElizabeth Neels, Capturing Fleeting Moments Drawings, Oil Paintings, Watercolors. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone Gallery, CutchogueCurrently Cuba. Images from the journeys of three regional award-winning photographers, Ennid Berger, Lois Youmans, and Michael Chinnici, who have documented their recent visits to the country.  Through July 3, 2017  Fri 11 am-5 pm; Sat 11-6 pm; Sun 11 am-5 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituckDreams of Summer, Paintings by Carol Gold.  Gold is a professional Mattituck artist whose oil landscapes, beaches and beautiful gardens emphasize space and color so that viewers often remark: "I feel I can walk right into your painting".  Also available as archival giclees. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Clovis Point VineyardsJamesport. Now showing Lynda Wagner. Through July 2. Details.
  • William Ris GalleryJamesport. Large, frequently changing collection of fine and contemporary art. 11-5 pm. Details.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Works by Photographers Jim Sabiston & Mike McLaughlin. Open Wed. - Sun., 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. Through July 26, 2017. Details 
  • Martha Clara VineyardsSound Avenue. Martha Clara Vineyard's current artists in residence is Patrick O'Leary and Laura Pashayan.  Details.
  • North Fork Chocolate CompanyAquebogue. Exhibit by Biscari Art Studio. Steven Biscari Amaral local Artist, Entrepreneur, Chef and Chocolatier. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday

  • Hallockville Museum Farm: To Wear White or Not to Wear White: The Culture of Victorian Weddings TourSound Avenue.  June is the month for brides and we are celebrating this joyous time with tours centering around the etiquette and culture of the Victorian Wedding. Step back in time and learn about the intricate social graces that helped shape modern Western wedding traditions. Tours by reservation  approx. 45 minutes long, and run between 12:15 pm and 3:15pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Visit historic Village Hall and its six exhibit rooms. 2-5 pm. Details. 
  • East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. New and refreshed exhibits.  11 am - 5 pm. Details. 
  • Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical MuseumSouthold. The Southold Historical Society's Sound-side treasurer. 10 am -4 pm. Details
  • Southold Historical Society, Southold.  Early Southold exhibition 1 pm. Details.
  • Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Society, Cutchogue. Explore historic buildings on the Green. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: To Wear White or Not to Wear White: The Culture of Victorian Weddings TourSound Avenue.  June is the month for brides and we are celebrating this joyous time with tours centering around the etiquette and culture of the Victorian Wedding. Step back in time and learn about the intricate social graces that helped shape modern Western wedding traditions. Tours by reservation  approx. 45 minutes long, and run between 12:15 pm and 3:15pm. Details.

Sunday:

  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Historic Village Hall and its six exhibit rooms. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. New and refreshed exhibits.  11 am - 5 pm;  Details. 
  • Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical MuseumSouthold. The Southold Historical Society's Sound-side treasure. 11:30 am -4 pm. Details
  • Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical SocietyCutchogue. Explore historic buildings on the Green. 1-4 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Learn about our many beautiful parks and beaches here, and our boat ramps and marinas here.

Saturday 

  • Free Tai Chi in Mitchell ParkGreenport. All ages; beginners welcome. Every Saturday through September 16. 9 am. Details.
  • Bug Light Cruise & TourEast End Seaport Museum & Railroad Dock Greenport. This lighthouse excursion includes: round-trip cruise, narrated tour and time to explore inside the iconic Long Beach Bar “Bug” Lighthouse. 4-6 pm. Details.
  • StargazeCuster Observatory. Custer is the oldest public observatory on Long Island, and it just dedicated a new, larger telescope. Viewing is free, but check the moon. Doors open and 7 pm; observing is from dark until midnight. Details
  • Custer ObservatorySouthold.  Blow up Hollywood The ambient art-rock group scores a celestial soundtrack for the night sky. With nine records over a fifteen year career, this veteran group will transform light into sound and usher in the summer sky. Don't miss this spectacular night of music performed under the stars. 8:30 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Sang Lee Farms: The Walkabout: Foraging & Making Herb Bundles For SmudgingPeconic. Certified Herbalist Courtney Hall leads you on a walk around the farm to forage for two wild herbs: sage and mugwort, sharing their medicinal, magical and dreamtime properties along the way. Learn the ancient technique of smudging, used to relax the mind and body. Harvest and wrap your own smudge bundles to take home & use. Noon- 1 pm. Details
  • Yoga on the Lawn, Southold Historical Society. Led by The Giving Room. 8:30 am. Details
  • Pindar: Classic Car Show, PeconicWander Pindar's grounds, eyeing some 250 classic cars and raising money for the Cutchogue Lions for the 47th year in a row. 9 am- 4 pm. Details.

Ongoing