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North Fork Crush; BBQ, Beer & Blues; Hens, House Tours, and Classic Cars

This weekend is the North Fork event calendar is jam-packed: the 1st Annual North Fork Crush, a massive festival of wine tasting and food, takes over Jamesport Vineyards on Saturday. The 1st Annual, 2-Day BBQ, Beer and Blues Fest turns Greenport Harbor Brewing's Peconic Tasting Room into the backyard party you always wish you could host. For a good cause too--the Wounded Warrior Project. Another fun first: the North Fork Hen House tour. Property hop, chicken watch, and understand why so many are putting in backyard coops.

If you like touring houses for humans instead of chickens, and like history too, then the (not first, not numbered) annual New Suffolk house tour is a great way to spend your Saturday afternoon.

Other weekend highlights are long past their inaugural years. For example, Sunday the Cutchogue Lions stage their 45th Annual big charity fundraiser, featuring some 250 classic cars on Pindar vineyard's beautiful property.

Of course there's much more: live music, art openings, interesting lectures, outdoor fun. All the details below...

The Highlights

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Festivals and Charity Events

BBQ, Beer & Blues for one cause, classic cars for another. Either would be  a real treat.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

The 1st Annual North Fork Crush is sure to be spectacular, and the Hen House Tour sure to be fun and interesting. Also interesting is Wine 101 at Martha Clara and Roanoke Vineyard's wine education class. Truly delicious is Sylvester Manor's 4th Annual Farm to Table feast.

Live Music

Several dozen performances, at vineyards, restaurants and the Perlman Music Program.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

An art opening; lectures keyed to the coming Tall Ships; film; galleries.

History

Take a guided tour at Hallockville; tour historic homes in New Suffolk; enjoy a Sunday Story session.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Take a wine cruise on the Peconic Bay; learn about honeybees; stargaze at One Woman Vineyards or at the Custer Institute.

Festivals and Charity Events

Saturday and Sunday

  • BBQ, Beer and Blues, Peconic. Saturday, Pit masters from around the Northeast will compete in a People’s Choice contest to determine Long Island’s best ribs. On Sunday, nationally ranked barbecue teams compete in a Kansas City Barbecue Society and New England Barbecue Society sanctioned event. A proclamation by Governor Andrew Cuomo makes this event a State Championship. All weekend Long Island’s best blues bands will perform including Rob Europe, Joe Allegue, Kirsten Thien, Chuck Columbo and the Hiro Suzuki Blues Band. Benefits the Wounded Warrior Project. Hosted by (and featuring) Greenport Harbor Brewing, in Peconic. Details.

Sunday Only

  • Pindar: 45 Annual Classic Car ShowPeconic. The Cutchogue Lions Club's annual fundraiser. Features some 250 cars on Pindar's gorgeous grounds. 9 am - 4 pm. Details.

Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • Love Lane: Lombardi's Pizza on the Roanoke PiazzaMattituck. Friday evenings drop in at Roanoke's Love Lane Tasting room order a pie, enjoy a glass of wine while Lombardi's fires up your Gabby's special and delivers it to you on the Piazza. Gabby and Lauren created a Neapolitan pizza specially to pair with the 2012 Marco Tulio. 4-6:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • 4th Annual Farm-to-Table Dinner at Sylvester Manor, Shelter Island. The annual gala benefit. The dinner features in-season produce from the farm as well as other East-End meats and wines. 6:30-11 pm. Details.
  • North Fork Hen House Tour, Southold. Self-guided tour of North Fork hen houses. Celebrate hometown hen houses, experience the enthusiasm of raising chickens, ducks, and poultry. In Southold, the heart of the North Fork farm country, visit a couple bed and breakfasts, a homeowner who has built a hen house with a green roof, a goat farm that also raises chickens, family farms, and more families who raise chickens for fun and fresh eggs. 10 am - 3 pm. Details.
  • One Woman Wines & Vineyards: Tasting Under the StarsSouthold. Going into its fifth year, enjoy an outdoor movie, a bonfire, s’mores, as well a telescope to view the night sky! Everything is lit by candlelight so as not to disturb your view of the stars (or planets!). Bring your own food & get ready for an absolutely memorable night! 6-10 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine To Wine TourPeconic. 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.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: ToursMattituck 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.
  • 1st Annual North Fork Crush, Jamesport. Taste hundreds of wines for three hours--plus enjoy delicious light food accompaniments by Noah’s Restaurant, including artisanal charcuterie platters, assorted cheeses, locally baked breads, and fresh fruits. Sample a selection of the North Fork’s finest artisan foods--chocolates, ethnic foods, jams, dips, vegan delights, cakes, cookies, cheese, nuts, seasonal specialties and beverages. Enjoy a live jazz concert on the vineyard grounds, and take home the wine glass you tasted in--your souvenir. Jamesport Vineyard hosts, its beautiful locale providing the backdrop for this don't-miss event. Two sessions, 2-5 pm, 7-10 pm. Details.
  • Roanoke Vineyards: Project Seven Event: Growing for Roanoke Vineyards, Riverhead East. A tasting and discussion with Sam McCullough. Long time North Fork grower, Sam McCullough is know for his top drawer Merlot and Chardonnay (think: Grapes of Roth and Roanoke Vineyards). Taste Sam’s work in seven highly regarded North Fork wines. 6 PM. Details.

Sunday

  • Pindar: 45 Annual Classic Car ShowPeconic. The Cutchogue Lions Club's annual fundraiser. Features some 250 cars on Pindar's gorgeous grounds. 9 am - 4 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: ToursMattituck 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 at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Martha Clara: Wine 101Riverhead East. A class offered to get you started on your wine loving journey! The basics of wine making, wine tasting, the Long Island wine region, and the history of our beautiful Martha Clara Vineyards. Seats are limited and must be reserved in advance.. 10 am. Details.

Live Music

Friday

  • Perlman Music Program: Alumni ConcertShelter Island. A recent graduate of New England Conservatory, alumna cellist SuJin Lee will perform a recital with pianist Henry Kramer. SuJin has concertized throughout United States and Europe at venues such as the Louvre Museum, Kennedy Center, and Zankel Hall, engaging with orchestras as well as giving solo and chamber music recitals. 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam BarGreenportDJ & Dancing, 9:30 pm-1:30 am. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Sahara, 5-8 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicJon Divello. 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Song and Sangria with Nashville Hall of Famer and Emmy Award-winning songwriter Hugh Prestwood, 5:30-7:30 pm.  Details.
  • Touch of Venice, CutchogueTBA. 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Pace's DocksideMattituckTBA, 6 pm. Details.
  • Bridge Lane: Friday Night VibesMattituckMusic Collective. 5-8 pm. Details.
  • Old Mill InnMattituckDeanna Kinnkead, 8-11 pm. Details.
  • Macari Vineyards, Mattituck. Jazz, TBA 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto Winery, JamesportHannah and James, 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Palmer VineyardsRiverhead East.  TBA. 4-8 pm. Details.

Saturday

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Friday Night Dialogues: Hermione & The Return of LafayetteShelter Island. Roger McKeon presents. 7 pm. Details.
  • Village Voices: Lecture on Lafayette, l’Hermione and Madame Lafayette, Greenport. A week before Lafayette’s frigate arrives in Greenport, Francis Dubois will give a presentation on the Marquis de Lafayette, his accomplishments in the service of both France and the United States, and the role of his beloved wife Adrienne. Learn know why Lafayette has been named “The Hero of the Two Worlds”. 7 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Pelican DreamsMattituck.  " Follow the plight of a wayward California pelican in this film which explores nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration and survival challenges." 1:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Alex Ferrone Gallery: Art Opening and Reception, Cutchogue. Enjoy the new exhibit, Translucent, a beautiful new exhibit featuring curious works by regional award-winning photographers Karen Bell and Ennid Berger. Meet the artists  and enjoy Lenz Wines with hors d’oeuvres. 6-8pm.  Through August 9. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical Society, Orient. Mini-Exhibitions. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island LibraryShelter Island.  Plum Island Paintings and Photographs. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Message On A BottleGreenport. The exhibit features East Hampton artist Scott Bluedorn's sketches that led up to the brewery’s surreal labels on their recently released bottles. The show will include prints of Bluedorn’s original label art as well as design sketches and other works unrelated to the labels. On view through July 20th. Friday 3-7 pm, Sat & Sun 12-7 pm. Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. Tom Cocotos, Collage.  Open Sat and Sun Noon-5 pm.  Details.
  • Cindy Pease Roe Studio & Gallery, Greenport. Open by appointment. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • The East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. The museum boasts an array of exhibits on the maritime heritage of the area, including displays on the Greenport menhaden fishing industry, the oyster industry, lighthouse lenses, a model ship of the USS Ohio, and more. Sat & Sun 1-6 pm. Details.
  • Cosden-Price Gallery: Fiber Artist Marilyn Bottjer, Southold. Bottjer is best known for her colorful and inventive hooked wall hangings, which can depict anything from local and regional buildings and landscapes, to special events and independent creations that appear almost abstract in nature. Bottjer is both an artist and teacher who has offered classes at a variety of prominent institutions, including at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. Through June 27th, Thurs-Sat, 1-4 pm.  Details.
  • Southold Library: PhotographsSouthold. The library's gallery features Butterflies, photographed by Patrick Haggerty. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Horton Point LighthouseSouthold. The Horton Point Lighthouse, originally laid out by George Washington, hosts a museum featuring nautical and maritime artifacts. Enjoy the views from the tower, and the “Tale of a Whale” display. Sat & Sun 11:30-4 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, CutchogueThree exhibits:  Springtime Art by Jeffrey Abrams & Chris Stavropolis,  Music through the eyes of Photographer Stephen Lang, and The Fine Art of Wine by photographer Richard Ritter.  Open when the tasting room isDetails.
  • Jacqueline Penney Gallery & Studio, Cutchogue. A huge collection of the artist's acrylic landscapes and other works.  Open year round. Details.
  • The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild, Cutchogue. Group show. M-Sa 10 am-5 pm; Sun noon-5 pm. Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue,   Group show, Portraits and Figures. Open when the library is.   Details.
  • Alex Ferrone Gallery: TranslucentCutchogue. Translucent eatures curious works by regional award-winning photographers Karen Bell and Ennid Berger. Bell prints combined photographic images of nature on airy layers of vellum over paper. Berger is exhibiting luminous images that have captured the energy and mass of her botanical subjects on light sensitive paper. 11 am - 5 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.  Coastal Visions, oil paintings by Carol Gold. Reception on June 14, 1-3 pm. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Rosalie Dimon Gallery: Photography and Stained GlassJamesport. Showing the photography of Katherine Liepe-Levinson and stained glass works by Maria Daddino. Reception on May 17. Through July 29. Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara VineyardsRiverhead East. Artist in Residence: Sara Dora. Now through June 30 Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday

  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Tour 1765 Homestead, Riverhead East. This informative tour features the interior spaces of the 1765 Homestead, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn the history of the Hallock family and the many facets of farming life on Sound Avenue. Tour includes the historic Homestead Barn and takes about 45-50 minutes. tours are at 12:30pm or 3:00pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Early 1900’s Immigrant Farmer Tour, Riverhead East. Tour the interior spaces including the Cichanowicz Farmhouse, Trubisz House and Naugles Barn, that all tell the story of the Eastern European immigrant farmers that settled on the East End. 1:45-2 pm Details.

Saturday

  • Historic Gems of New Suffolk House Tour, New Suffolk. A rare peek into several of New Suffolk's most fascinating vintage homes and buildings. Step back in time and experience "old" New Suffolk. Savor the bay breezes and enjoy North Fork wines and locally prepared small bites served under grand old shade trees. All proceeds go toward the restoration and revitalization of the New Suffolk Waterfront property. 2 - 5 pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Tour 1765 HomesteadRiverhead East. This informative tour features the interior spaces of the 1765 Homestead, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn the history of the Hallock family and the many facets of farming life on Sound Avenue. Tour includes the historic Homestead Barn and takes about 45-50 minutes. tours are at 12:30pm or 3:00pm. Details.

Sunday 

  • Sunday Stories, Mattituck. The latest in the ongoing series of conversations about local history: “Through My Eyes: Transfiguration of Christ Church, Mattituck” presented by Catherine Siolas." 2-3 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.
  • Shelter Island Historical SocietyShelter Island. Museum open Sat and Sun 10am-2pm. 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.
  • The East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. The museum boasts an array of exhibits on the maritime heritage of the area, including displays on the Greenport menhaden fishing industry, the oyster industry, lighthouse lenses, a model ship of the USS Ohio, and more. Sat & Sun 1-6 pm. Details.
  • Southold Indian MuseumSouthold.  Large permanent collection  includes the largest collection of Algonquin ceramic pottery and other treasures. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Horton Point LighthouseSouthold. The Horton Point Lighthouse, originally laid out by George Washington, hosts a museum featuring nautical and maritime artifacts. Enjoy the views from the tower, and the “Tale of a Whale” display. Sat & Sun 11:30-4 pm. Details.
  • Historic buildings and Carriage House Gift Shop, Cutchogue. Open to the public for the start of the season. Located on the hamlet's 'town' green. Sat, Sun & Mon 1-4 pm Details.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Friday

  • Bedell Wine Sunset Cruise on Peconic Bay, Greenport. Take a sunset cruise aboard the Peconic Star with Bedell wines, a local raw bar and antipasta 6 – 8pm Details.

Saturday

  • One Woman Wines & Vineyards: Tasting Under the StarsSouthold. Going into its fifth year, enjoy an outdoor movie, a bonfire, s’mores, as well a telescope to view the night sky! Everything is lit by candlelight so as not to disturb your view of the stars (or planets!). Bring your own food & get ready for an absolutely memorable night! 6-10 pm. Details.
  • The Custer Institute: StargazingSouthold. The oldest public observatory is open for viewing, weather permitting. Note, viewing is best with less moon. This summer Saturn, Jupiter and Venus are easily visible.  Here's the moon calendar.  8 pm - midnight. Details.
  • Family Fun: Let's Talk HoneybeesCutchogue. Learn all about bees and their role in the garden and pollination at Downs Farm Preserve. Make a beeswax craft, taste wild honey, and visit the Preserve’s new apiary! 6-7:30 pm. Details.

Ongoing