Widgets Magazine

North Fork Bounty: Sweet Corn, Berries, Oysters, Music, Shakespeare

This weekend the food fun includes the annual sweet corn festival, a berry jam, and an oyster festival at Lieb Cellars.  Live music begins Friday evening, continues Saturday afternoon through late night, and doesn't stop until Sunday evening. Choices of genre and venue abound. A photography exhibit opens, joining the many varied arts offerings already on display. Shakespeare comes to Shelter Island.

The Highlights

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Festivals & Charity Events

Harbes Family Farm stages its annual sweet corn festival--yes, local corn is delicious and abundant--Patty's Berries and Bunches puts on the Berry Jam, Pugilese Vineyards hosts a good cause, and the Shelter Island Historical Society has its annual gala.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

The vineyards offer a huge range of fun beyond the standard live music--paint and yoga among the vines; shop a jewelry trunk show, and Oysterfest! are some options. Learn to pickle vegetables, taste Sang Lee goodness, and more.

Live Music

Enjoy a huge range of music--from classical to Caribbean steel drum to alternative rock and back again--in venues ranging from a concert hall to vineyards, pubs, and Mitchell Park.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Meet artists, catch Shakespeare at the Manor, paint in the park.

History

The beautiful and historic Sylvester Manor opens for tours; the historical societies of Orient, Greenport, Southold and Cutchogue offer buildings full of centuries' worth artifacts and art; the Indian museum showcases half a millennium of tobacco history on Long Island; more.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Beyond the outdoor festivals, historic places and downtown shops to explore, take a lighthouse cruise, wander our downtowns, and as ever, enjoy our beautiful beaches, parks, fishing boats,  and public observatory.

Festivals & Charity Events

Friday

  • Pugiliese Vineyards-A Taste of East End LifeCutchogue. Benefit for the Family Community Life Center, wine, food, music & dancing. 6-10 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • 2nd Annual Black & White Benefit, Shelter Island. At the Havens House. Benefits the Shelter Island Historical Society. Reservations required. Details.
  • Patty's Berry Jam, Mattituck. Live music, berry picking, local beer at Patty's Berries and Bunches. 9 am - 6 pm. Details.

Saturday and Sunday

  • Harbes Annual Sweet Corn Festival, Mattituck. Corn eating contest, singalong hayride, live music, corn limbo, pony rides.  10 am – 5 pm. Details.
Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday

  • Mattabella Vineyards-Art of the Vine, Southold.  Paint (with an instructor's assistance) while you enjoy wine and hors d'oeurves. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard PeconicAngel Card Readings with Kathy Bradley.  4pm - 7pm Details.
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Greenport Farmer's MarketGreenport. Local produce, poultry, eggs, shellfish, cheese, bread, wine, preserves, and more.  9 am to 1 pm. Details.
  • Vegetable Pickling with Peconic Land Trust, Southold. Learn to make and bottle delicious bread and butter pickles and pickled beets. Reservations required. 3 pm. Details.
  • Sang Lee Farms-Yoga!, Peconic. Yoga on the farm  & organic veggie juice. 9-10:30 am. Details.
  • Sang Lee Farms Tour, 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.

Sunday

  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard-Winemaker for a Day, Peconic. Hosted  by Anthony Sannino, owner and winemaker. Reservations required. 12-3 pm. Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard-JewelryPeconic. Stephanie Kantis Trunk Show 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars 10th Annual Oysterfest, Mattituck. Oysters farmed by Pipe's Cove, Race Rock, Lucky 13 & Harvest Moon Shellfish. Restaurants Touch of Venice, Noah's, Claudio's, First and South & Waterside Caterers participate.  Cass Dillon Band plays. 12-4 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.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyard-YogaLaurel. Yoga with Sheryl and Brian, 10-11:30. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards-YogaRiverhead East,Yoga in the Vines, 11 am+ Details.
Live Music

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

Saturday

  • Shakespeare at Sylvester Manor, Shelter Island. 7-9 pm. Details.
  • Photography Exhibit Opening at Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportLandscapes of Spirit, photographs by Greenport photographer Kit Storjohann 3-5 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's Dominion-Summertime Art ShowPeconic. 11 am -4pm. Details.
  • Artists' Reception, Gallery Crossing, Peconic. Featuring Madeline D’Aversa and Alyce Peifer and their exhibit Prints and Paint—Fine Art of the East End. 4:30-6:30 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Shakespeare at Sylvester ManorShelter Island. 7-9 pm. Details.
  • Plein Air Painting/Art Show Contest KickoffMattituck. The North Fork Community Theater kicks off its art contest with a plein air painting and social event. One time NFCT actor and renowned painter Alan Bull will paint during the event. Wine and hors d’oeurves. 4-7 pm. Details.

All Weekend Ongoing

Greenport Village Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

History

Saturday

  • Sylvester Manor House and Grounds ToursShelter Island.  The house tours are guided and require reservations; the grounds you can explore on your own.  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.  Saturday Only, 1-4 pm Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. The OHS has multiple galleries in several buildings exhibit works from four centuries. Thurs, Sat and Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Margaret E. Ireland House, Greenport. 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 Museum, Southold. 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.
  • 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

All Weekend

  • Orient Beach State ParkOrient Point, offers a huge range of outdoor activities, including canoeing, hiking, paddle boarding, and swimming. 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 a quarter-moon, not ideal for stargazing. Details.