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North Fork Designer Show House Opens; Cutchogue Library 100 Party; ARTSI

Cover photo of the last Designer Show House Charity Check Presentation by Liz Glasgow The Cutchogue Library celebrates turning 100 with a family fun day on Friday and a gala Saturday night. The spectacular North Fork Designer Show House opens with a gala Friday night, and weekend viewing begins. Dozens of concerts of all kind play up and down the North Fork; one special is opera under the stars at Dilberto.

Shelter Island's artists--18 of them--open their studios for viewing on Saturday and Sunday, while in Greenport a gallery opens a new show Friday night, and in Mattituck another gallery introduces the artist on exhibit. Again on Shelter Island, Sylvester Manor hosts the Slave Dwelling Project as part of its open house.

The Highlights

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Festivals and Charity Events

Friday and Saturday beautiful, delicious and fun ways to enjoy your self and do good abound.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

The usual tours and tastings are supplemented with a Bedell vineyard dinner, Sannino's winemaker for a day event, and Herbs with Heather.

Live Music

Music lovers have dozens of shows to pick fun. A special option Friday is the family fun Dunegrass concert in the garden of Floyd Memorial Library; Saturday a special is opera under the stars at Dilberto.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Saturday and Sunday 18 Shelter Island artists invite you into their studios; the week offers two art openings and receptions besides. Plus, see the HD rebroadcast of the National Theater performing Skylight, or enjoy a lecture on the future of commercial fishing or nighttime bird migration.

History

Our many historic places and museums are open, plus the Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island hosts a special open house with the Slave Dwelling Project and Floyd Memorial hosts a Sunday Story.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Harbor cruises, stargazing, beaches, parks, preserves...why stay inside?

Festivals and Charity Events

Friday

  • Family Fun: Cutchogue Library Centennial, Cutchogue. Bouncy house, face painting, crafts, more. 11 am - 5 pm. Details.
  • North Fork Designer Show House Gala & Garden Party, Cutchogue The North Fork Designer Show House is a very special opportunity to enjoy beautiful design and support great North Fork causes. The nearly 200 year old Presbyterian Manse has been re-decorated, along with its gardens, a neighbor's barn and primitive potting shed, by fabulous east end designers. The 14th is the opening gala, involves a tour, Touch of Venice catering, Macari wines, and live music. 6-9 pm. Details.

Saturday 

  • Cutchogue Library Centennial Celebration & Benefit, Cutchogue. An unforgettable evening of entertainment, local food, and wine as the community comes together for our Library’s 100th Anniversary. 7 pm. Details.
  • The North Fork Designer Show House, Cutchogue. The twelve room manse of Cutchogue Presbyterian has been redecorated by fabulous designers, so that you may tour it and support local charities in the process. Better still, the next door neighbor, Jessica Lee, has allowed the redecorating-for-charity festival to expand into her large red 19th century barn, charming covered outdoor seating area and primitive potting shed.  The large garden in back of the house, connecting to the Lee residence, features over-the-top decorative vignettes like a redone airstream. Enjoy live models and hot yoga in a hoop house too! Beneficiaries include CAST, Maureen’s Haven and The North Fork Animal Welfare League.  Plus,  the organizers will be working with local high schools to establish a scholarship. 11 am - 5 pm. Details.  
  • Art, Oysters and Champagne, New SuffolkThe New Suffolk Waterfront Fund's annual gala. 5-7 pm. Details.  
  • Share: The spirit of Community, Sound Avenue.   Feature Rolling in Dough pizza truck with live music by Points East, local beer and wine, lawn games and more. Benefits the Alison Aldredge Fund for Joyful Learning at Peconic Community School.  5 to 8 pm. Details.
Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • The Old Field Vineyards: Tastings by the BaySouthold. Taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bayfront vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques out in the fields, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Includes five wines and an individual cheese plate. Two seatings, only 8 places per seating, call for reservations. Noon and 2:30 pm.  Details.
  • Charnews Farm: Herbs with Heather, Focus on CookingSouthold. Did you know that nettle is high in calcium, or that rosehips are high in vitamin C? Herbs have many culinary and medicinal uses, as you will discover when you join us for this final program in our herb series, led by certified biology teacher and herbalist Heather Cusack.  Learn about the many uses for herbs in your cooking and their health benefits, including flavor enhancement, protein, vitamins and minerals. You will harvest herbs from the garden, make teas and pesto, learn more about the history of herbal medicine and the basics of making an herbal first aid kit. 10-11:30 am. Details.
  • 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 

  • One Woman Wines & Vineyards: Ferragasto BashSouthold. Join us in celebrating this Italian holiday, traditionally spent picnicking with family and close friends to signify the commencement of the harvest season, with live music, oysters and so much more! 6-10 pm. Details
  • The Old Field Vineyards: Tastings by the BaySouthold. Taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bayfront vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques out in the fields, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Includes five wines and an individual cheese plate. Two seatings, only 8 places per seating, call for reservations. Noon and 2:30 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.
  • Sang Lee: Yoga on the Farm, Peconic. Tour the farm with Karen Lee, taste the latest selections from the Sang Lee Kitchen, talk about our history and the daily rhythm of the farm. 11 am-12:30 pm. Details.
  • Sang Lee: Tour, Taste, Talk, Peconic. Tour the farm with Karen Lee, taste the latest selections from the Sang Lee Kitchen, talk about our history and the daily rhythm of the farm. 11 am-12:30 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.

Sunday

  • The Old Field Vineyards: Tastings by the BaySouthold. Taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bayfront vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques out in the fields, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Includes five wines and an individual cheese plate. Two seatings, only 8 places per seating, call for reservations. Noon and 2:30 pm.  Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Winemaker for a dayPeconic. Tour the winery, learn the winemaking process, taste Long Island varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and more, blend your own custom bottle.  Reservations required. Noon. Details.
  • Bedell: Vineyard Dinner, Cutchogue. Enjoy an intimate vineyard side dinner prepared Chef Noah Scwhartz featuring Bedell Wines. 5-8 pm Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Dog Day AfternoonCutchogue. Special presentations by Canines for Companions charity.  Delicious plates served from Noah's Food Truck.  Please make sure all dogs are leashed and up to date on vaccinations! 12-4 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 at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
Live Music

Friday

  • Perlman Music Program: Works In Progress Concert, Shelter Island. The Perlman Music Program’s exceptional students will present a free concert of classical masterworks, 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam BarGreenportDJ & Dancing, 9:30 pm-1:30 am. Details
  • Floyd Memorial Library: Dunegrass Family Concert, Greenport. ALL AGES! Bring blankets, children, picnics, chairs to our Community Garden and enjoy a rollicking good time. Bluegrass, Irish, Swing, Jazz, and more! 6 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Band, Mitchell Park. Weather permitting. Bring chairs/blankets. Directed by Colin Van Tuyl. 7:30 pm. Details.
  • A LureSoutholdAhmad Ali. 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. TJ Brown, 5-8 pm. Details
  • Pindar: Sunset FridaysPeconicJen Kane, 6-8 pm. Details
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicKarlus Trapp. 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 VeniceCutchogueTBA. 6-9 pm. Details
  • Old Mill InnMattituckDeanna Kinkaid, 8-11 pm. Details.
  • Four Doors DownMattituck. DJ Phil, 7:30 pm. Details
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurel. Gilbraltar Jazz, 5-8 pm. Details
  • Jamesport VineyardJamesportBryce Larsen, 3-7 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto Winery, JamesportTBA, 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Palmer VineyardsRiverhead East.  TBA. 4-8 pm. Details.

Saturday 

  • Perlman Works in Progress Concert, Shelter Island. The Perlman Music Program’s exceptional students will present a free concert of classical masterworks, 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam BarGreenportCopy Cat 2-6 pm,  Pete Moss 10 pm-2 am. Details
  • Vino and VittlesGreenport. Karaoke. 9 pm-1 am. Details
  • A LureSoutholdLucky Tones2-5 pm. Details.
  • Duck Walk NorthSoutholdTBA, 12:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Nina Et Cetera, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconicTommy Sullivan1-5 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicSecond Hands. 3-6 pm. Details
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogueGeorge Barry. 2-6 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Cabaret with Marguerite Volonts, 2-4 pm.  Details.
  • Vineyard 48Cutchogue. DJ, 1-6 pm. Details
  • Coffee Pot Cellars, The Buzz: Original Music, Local MusiciansCutchogue. This week: Steven Skoldberg, Shari Yeomans, and Gail Storm. 7-10 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue.  Ian Petillo Jazz Trio. 3-6 pm Details. 
  • Old Mill InnMattituckSatchel Boogie, 8-11 pm. Details.
  • Four Doors DownMattituck. DJ Phil, 7:30 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportNorman Vincent. 2-5:30 pm. Details.
  • Jason's Vineyard, Jamesport. TBA  1-5 pmDetails.
  • Jamesport VineyardJamesportNick Kerzner, 2-6 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto Winery, JamesportFirefly, 1-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto Winery: Opera Under the Stars, Jamesport. The evening features performances by international and local performers alike for a unique North Fork experience. International performers include Jodi Koegan, Rod Gomez, John Tiranno, and Seth Weinstein. Local performers Salvatore Diliberto, Jessica Sisti, Donna Butler, and Taylor Burgess. 7 pm.  Details.
  • Palmer VineyardsSound Avenue.  TBA. 2-6 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Sound Avenue. 3Dee, 2-5 pm. Details.

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Friday Night Dialogue: Amnda Harris and her book, Fruits of EdenShelter Island.Meet the author and her book.  7 pm. Details
  • Art Opening: Vineyards and Farms, Greenport. Greenport artist Isabelle Haran-Leonardi presents a collection of paintings of local Vineyards and Farms at the Nova Constellatio Gallery. 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Talk: Commercial Fishing: What Does the Future Hold?, Greenport. Learn  current information on the status of our fisheries. Learn about where your fish comes from and what choices you can make to support your local commercial fishing industry. 7 pm. Details.
  • Talk: Nocturnal Avian Migration, Southold. Tom Auer, National Audubon Society's Conservation Data Manager discusses nocturnal avian migration from the biology of why birds fly at night, to the methods scientists use to study birds during this migration, to the many ways birders can enjoy and experience birds flying overhead in the night sky. 7 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Mr. TurnerMattituck.  "An exploration of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner’s life." 1:30 pm. Details

Saturday

  •  ARTSI, an 18-Artist Studio Tour, Shelter Island. Shelter Island, beautifully accessible from Greenport, is home to many talented artists. 18 of them showcase their work by letting you in their creative spaces for two days. Don't miss. Details.
  • Meet the Artist: Nella KhanisMattituck. Meet the artist, enjoy her exhibit  “Impressions on Canvas”. Refreshments available. 2-5 pm. Details.

Sunday 

  • ARTSI, an 18-Artist Studio Tour, Shelter Island. Shelter Island, beautifully accessible from Greenport, is home to many talented artists. 18 of them showcase their work by letting you in their creative spaces for two days. Don't miss. Details.
  • National Theatre & BY Experience present: Skylight, Greenport. Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the highly anticipated West End production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry,captured live in London’s West End by National Theatre Live. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires. 3-5:30 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical Society, Orient. Mini-Exhibitions. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Mr. GalleryOrientMark Delong. Exhibit runs through August 24. 7 days a week, open when the pie shop is. Details.
  • Shelter Island LibraryShelter Island. Art from the Island open studio event.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • Greenport Theater Art Exhibit: Through the MistGreenport.  Pinhole Photographs by Mark Stetler. Through September 7, 2015; open during theater hours. Details.
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportBackyard Project 2013, Scott McIntire's photographs of mammals, birds and insects. Open Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 8 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. Tom Cocotos, Collage.  Open Sat and Sun Noon-5 pm.  Details.
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Exhibiting On the Water, new paintings by Isabelle Haran-Leonardi. Thurs-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5. Details.
  • Sirens' Song Gallery, Greenport.  Sat-Mon. 12:30-6 pm. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • Greenport Theater: Through the Mist – Pinhole Photographs by Mark StetlerGreenport.  Per the artist: “While my modern photographic processes tend to capture small moments of time, the pinhole takes larger spans of time and extracts these moments into a single image. The pinhole camera can readily incorporate time and motion into this lengthy exposure provoking associations with memory, time, or dreams. My interest in the ocean and the coastal environment seek to involve the viewer to restore our connections to the sea.” Through September 7, 2015; open during theater hours. 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 Library: PhotographsSouthold. Photography of Jessie Hagerman. Through August 31. Open when the library isDetails
  • Mayne Gallery: Southold Paintings, Then and NowSouthold. Historic paintings of the North Fork juxtaposed by contemporary works that depict similar or identical scenes, highlighting the changing landscapes and cityscapes over the decades. In some cases the older paintings span as far back as 100 years, making the differences between them and the modern works even more striking. Through October 11, 2015, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1-4pm. 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.
  • Cloud 9Southold. Favorite local artists display their many talents to the public. Through August 15. Thursday-Saturday, 1-4 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 & StudioCutchogue. 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 History Exhibit: Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Society Jim Grathwohl. Open when the library is.  Details.
  • Alex Ferrone Gallery: TranslucentCutchogueTranslucent 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. Through August 16. 11 am - 5 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.   Impressions on Canvas — Photography by Nella Khan-is Nella is primarily a painter who “wanted to recreate the feeling of painting in photographic images” and prints her photographs on canvas.  Open when the library isDetails.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday 

  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Tour 1765 HomesteadSound Avenue. 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 TourSound Avenue. 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 

  • Sylvester Manor Open House: The Slave Dwelling ProjectShelter Island. Sylvester Manor is proud to host Slave Dwelling Project founder Joseph McGill on his first SDP visit to New York. Joe will spend the night of August 14th sleeping in the living quarters of the Sylvester’s enslaved and bonded servants - the manor house attic. On Saturday,  he will reflect on the experience and lead additional guest speakers in a thoughtful dialogue that examines the added strain and peculiar dynamic imposed on families when their “slave dwelling” happens to be inside the “big house”. Followed by an open house tour.  Slave Dwelling Project Panel Discussion: 1-2 pm, Manor House Tours 12:15 – 2:45 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Sunday Story, Greenport. Ernestine Roye gives the next talk in a series of community stories to honor the town’s 375th birthday and spotlight individuals who made a significant impact on our community. 6 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. The OHS has multiple galleries in several buildings, exhibiting works from four centuries. Main summer exhibit: The Works of William Steeple Davis. Oysterponds artist William Steeple Davis (1884-1961) spent virtually all of his life in Orient. The Oysterponds Historical Society has an enormous amount of his work in various media, including photographs, most depicting Oysterponds and spanning more than half a century. Not only do these demonstrate his skill as a photographer, they also document Oysterponds in the first half of the twentieth century. The exhibition will concentrate on his work in painting and photography beginning when he was thirteen years old, and presents a sampling of the subjects that interested him most." Through September. Thurs, Sat and Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island Historical SocietyShelter Island. Museum open Sat and Sun 10am-2pm. Details
  • Stirling Historical Society: Margaret Ireland House MuseumGreenport. The museum is open. Sat- Sun 1-4 pm. 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 MuseumNative American Shell Fishers on Long Island, Pre- and Post-ContactSouthold. Lithic, ceramic, shell, and bone artifacts associated with Long Island Native American activity in harvesting and cooking shellfish and other animals both pre- and post-contact with Europeans. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Mayne Gallery: Southold Paintings, Then and NowSouthold. Historic paintings of the North Fork juxtaposed by contemporary works that depict similar or identical scenes, highlighting the changing landscapes and cityscapes over the decades. In some cases the older paintings span as far back as 100 years, making the differences between them and the modern works even more striking. Through October 11, 2015, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1-4pm. Details
  • Southold Historical Society: Maple Lane ComplexSouthold. Bring out the family and enjoy a tour of our grounds, including the Ann Currie-Bell House, Thomas Moore House, Pine Neck Barn and many other buildings. Open Sat, Sun, and Wed, 1-4pm. 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 ShopCutchogue. Open to the public for the start of the season. Located on the hamlet's 'town' green. Sat, Sun & Mon 1-4 pm Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue History Exhibit: Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Society Jim Grathwohl. Open when the library is.  Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • Hortons Point Lighthouse Concert on the LawnSouthold. The Horton's Point Lighthouse is one of the Southold Historical Society's treasures, and the annual concerts on the grounds are a particular treat.  This concert is the Hidden City Orchestra, 6 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.

Ongoing

  • Orient Beach State ParkOrient Point, offers a huge range of outdoor activities, including canoeing, hiking, paddle boarding, and swimming. Details.
  • Harbor Cruises, sailboatGreenport. Sail the harbor on the Virgin Star and check out the tall ships from sea; the expert crew will give historical background on each ship. Newly built 52’ Virgin Star is a large spacious trimaran that offers a comfortable stable sail, USCG certified for 47 passengers.  1:30-3 pm; 3:30-5 pm; 6:30-8:30 pm (Sunset Sail). Details.