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North Fork Holiday Spirit in Food, Song, Craft and Theater

The Highlights

Friday December 9 - Sunday December 11

The North Fork is in full holiday swing. Friday night enjoy a bell choir in Orient, an ugly sweater party benefiting Maureen's Haven at Greenport Harbor Brewing, a pop up artisan shop at First and South, and much more.

Saturday start with a kid-friendly magic show capped with Santa arriving by helicopter, peruse gifts over wine at Lenz, join in the Holiday Open House at Clovis Point, or tour holiday houses in Orient. Saturday night enjoy A Christmas Carol  as a radio play or a holiday dinner a Shinn Estates.

Sunday enjoy the parade, join a community Christmas sing, or listen to a holiday concert; shop pop up shops, enjoy Truman Capote performed, head to the Audubon holiday dinner.

And that's not even all the holiday fun, and doesn't touch the artists receptions and other great non-holiday events this weekend.

The Listings 

Friday December 9 - Sunday December 11

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

Special Holiday Shopping & Holiday Events

So many special shops pop up around the North Fork; so many holiday special events--an ugly sweater contest for charity; a bell choir, a parade, Santa visits, special concerts, dinners, more...

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.)

The vineyards and restaurants host some of the special pop up shops, dinners, tastings and more.

Live Music

Holiday concerts, acoustic rock, much more.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

A radio play, Truman Capote, artist receptions, more.

History

Historic holiday house tour

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Holiday parade, stargazing, exploring

Special Holiday Shopping & Holiday Events

Friday

  • Peconic Landing: The Harbor Bells, Greenport. Traditional holiday favorites performed live by a unique musical group. A great way to get in the spirit! Members of the Harbor Bells have been performing together since 1993. In April 2006 they became a community English handbell choir and have been entertaining and inspiring audiences on the North and South forks since that time. Some of the selected works this season will be: Good King Wenceslas, Joy to the World, Jingle Bells, It came upon the Midnight Clear, O Little Town of Bethlehem, and We Three Kings. 7:30-9 pm. Details.
  • First and South: Artisan Holiday Pop Up ShopGreenport. The butcher, the baker, the candle stick maker... Stop by, dine, and shop local artisan made holiday gifts for every person on your list! We'll have hot chocolate! Current Participating Artisans: Fine Jewelry by Common Ground Adornments; Artwork and Cards by Kara Hoblin Art; Ceramics by Chris BanjulBags by Maureen; Coffee, Shirts, and Giftable Merch by North Fork Roasting Company; Small Works by Kelly Franke. 7-10 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Ugly Sweater Party Benefit, Peconic. Proceeds support Maureen's Haven.  Includes a 4-beer tasting flight and food, DJ Michael from East End Entertainment, Ugly sweater contest with prizes, raffles. 7-10 pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Miss Ella's Gift ShopSound Avenue. Hand painted Polish pottery, handcrafted arts and crafts made by local artisans including knitted items, tote bags and purses, potholders and afghans, jewelry and ornaments; historic arts, games, books and toys for children; a large selection of quilting fabric, yarn, beads and other notions; vintage collectibles including glassware, linens and decor; plus so so so much more! Noon-3 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Oysterponds Historical Society: The Beach Plum ShopOrient. Unique gifts, North Fork art, traditional crafts, ornaments and much, much more. Something for everyone. Noon-4 pm. Details
  • Oysterponds Historical Society: Holiday House TourOrient. Features old and new homes in Oysterponds dressed in their seasonal finery. Noon-4 pm. Details
  • Osprey's Dominion: Holiday Craft FairPeconic. Local vendors; live music; Santa. Osprey Winter-nest will be open with fire pits, Greenport Ale and Spice Wine. Vendors noon-5 pm, Sahara, 1-4 pm, Santa 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Lenz Winery: Holiday Open House, Peconic.  Enjoy a glass of Lenz wine and some holiday treats while you take care of all your holiday gift-giving needs. Local artisans and vendors: Handpainted bottle designs by Pat Olstad; Chocolate by Hampton Chocolate Factory; Yummy Cookies by Joann's Desserts; Jewelry by Lilian; Cheese & Charcuterie by King Andrew Cheese. 4-6 pm. Details
  • North Fork Roots: Holiday Shop, Cutchogue. an array of holiday gifts including greens, handmade signs, unique antiques and more. All curated by renowned local designer Conni Cross. 11 am -5 pm. Details.
  • North Fork Chamber of Commerce: Christmas in Cutchogue, Cutchogue. Start with a magic show at the firehouse, followed by Santa arriving (by helicopter!) on the field across the street, followed by Santa visits, Holiday Name That Tune and refreshments at the Cutchogue library. The fun starts at 9 am. Details.
  • The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council: Carriage House Christmas ShopCutchogue Village Green. On the Cutchogue Green; handcrafted gifts. 1-4 pm. Details
  • North Fork Community Theater: ‘A Christmas Carol’, Mattituck. “A Christmas Carol,” a live radio play. The actors, who will each play multiple characters, are Mike Hipp, Kimet Speed, Peggy Ashton Straub, Phil Wilcox and Rusty Kransky as Scrooge. 8 pm. Details
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Holiday Wine DinnerMattituck A sumptuous meal - some of it straight out of the wood fired oven. Expect lots of locally inspired creations, great older vintages and good cheer! Call to make your reservation. 631-804-0367. 6:30 pm. Details
  • Clovis Point: Holiday Open HouseJamesport. Celebrate the Holiday Season with the last day of our Toys for Tots, toy drive! Taste award winning wines, enjoy some snacks and listen to the very cool tunes of the Kerry Kearney Band.  Bring an unwrapped toy and receive a complimentary glass of Chardonnay or Merlot. Servicemen from the US Marine Corps will be in attendance to collect the toy donations from the Toy's For Tots Drive. The tasting room will be open from 11 am-7 pm. Details.
  • Vineyard Barn Holiday Shop, Sound Avenue. Handcrafted clothing, jewelry, baked goods & Mary Kay. By appointment. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Miss Ella's Gift Shop, Sound Avenue. Hand painted Polish pottery, handcrafted arts and crafts made by local artisans including knitted items, tote bags and purses, potholders and afghans, jewelry and ornaments; historic arts, games, books and toys for children; a large selection of quilting fabric, yarn, beads and other notions; vintage collectibles including glassware, linens and decor; plus so so so much more! Noon-3 pm. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards: BOGO Case Sale, Sound Avenue. This weekend, cases of Merlot 2014 and Old Roots Merlot 2012 Magnums. 11 am-5 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Oysterponds Historical Society: The Beach Plum ShopOrient. Unique gifts, North Fork art, traditional crafts, ornaments and much, much more. Something for everyone. Noon-4 pm. Details
  • Oysterponds Historical Society: Community Christmas Sing, Orient. Time to warm up those vocal cords! Special guests: Greenport High School A cappella Choir. Warm cider and crunchy cookies will be served. 2 pm. Details
  • Performance: Truman Capote's Christmas MemoryFloyd Memorial Library Greenport. A special 10th Anniversary celebration of this annual tradition starring Tom DeWolfe and Jere Jacob. Holiday refreshments will be served following the performance. 3 pm. Details
  • Holiday Parade, Greenport. Greenport Fire Department presents its annual holiday parade along Main Street and Front Street. 1 pm. Details.
  • Southold Free Library: Songs of the SeasonSouthold. Music from the holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Yuletide with Robin Greenstein. Sung in English, Spanish, Hebrew, German, Ladino, Swahili, and other languages. Robin will dress in Victorian costume and invite audience participation as she accompanies herself on guitar and percussion instruments including jingle bells! 3 pm. Details.
  • North Fork Roots: Holiday Shop, Cutchogue. an array of holiday gifts including greens, handmade signs, unique antiques and more. All curated by renowned local designer Conni Cross. 11 am -5 pm. Details.
  • North Fork Audubon Society: Holiday Dinner, New Suffolk.
  • The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council: Carriage House Christmas ShopCutchogue Village Green. On the Cutchogue Green; handcrafted gifts. 1-4 pm. Details
  • North Fork Community Theater: ‘A Christmas Carol’Mattituck. “A Christmas Carol,” a live radio play. The actors, who will each play multiple characters, are Mike Hipp, Kimet Speed, Peggy Ashton Straub, Phil Wilcox and Rusty Kransky as Scrooge. 2:30 pm. Details.
  • Vineyard Barn Holiday Shop, Sound Avenue. Handcrafted clothing, jewelry, baked goods & Mary Kay. By appointment. Details.
Food, Farm and 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)

Clovis Point Vineyards is collecting toys for its Toys for Tots Christmas effort (through December 10; Saturday the closing celebration is a holiday open house, details below). When you visit them, bring a donation. Thanks Clovis! 

Friday

  • First and South: Artisan Holiday Pop Up Shop, Greenport. The butcher, the baker, the candle stick maker...Stop by, dine, and shop local artisan made holiday gifts for every person on your list! We'll have hot chocolate! Current Participating Artisans: Fine Jewelry by Common Ground Adornments; Artwork and Cards by Kara Hoblin Art; Ceramics by Chris BanjulBags by Maureen; Coffee, Shirts, and Giftable Merch by North Fork Roasting Company; Small Works by Kelly Franke. 7-10 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • First and South: Artist Reception Estefany MolinaGreenport. Come through for a happy hour artist's reception of the Monday Night Dances by Estefany Molina. Since 2009 she has been documenting the Dances in the Park series here in Greenport. She will be showing a selection of these images for the very first time here at First & South. Major snackage will be served. 4-7 pm. Details
  • Sparkling Pointe: Birds and BubblesSouthold. Chicken and waffles by First and South.  paired with Cuvee Carnaval Blancs. Noon-3 pm. Tickets & Details.
  • Osprey's Dominion: Holiday Craft FairPeconic. Local vendors; live music; Santa. Osprey Winter-nest will be open with fire pits, Greenport Ale and Spice Wine. Vendors noon-5 pm, Sahara, 1-4 pm, Santa 1-3 pm. Details
  • Lenz Winery: Holiday Open HousePeconic.  Enjoy a glass of Lenz wine and some holiday treats while you take care of all your holiday gift-giving needs. Local artisans and vendors: Handpainted bottle designs by Pat Olstad; Chocolate by Hampton Chocolate Factory; Yummy Cookies by Joann's Desserts; Jewelry by Lilian; Cheese & Charcuterie by King Andrew Cheese. 4-6 pm. Details
  • Pindar: Mulled Wine & CookiesPeconic. A December tradition. Enjoy a complimentary taste, pick up the recipe and Sweet Scarlett. 11 am-5 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Tours & Barrel TastingMattituck. Shine Estates 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 barrel center starting at 2:30, and sample Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot among others, plus cheeses. Details.
  • Clovis Point: Holiday Open House, Jamesport. Celebrate the Holiday Season with the last day of our Toys for Tots, toy drive! Taste award winning wines, enjoy some snacks and listen to the very cool tunes of the Kerry Kearney Band.  Bring an unwrapped toy and receive a complimentary glass of Chardonnay or Merlot. Servicemen from the US Marine Corps will be in attendance to collect the toy donations from the Toy's For Tots Drive. The tasting room will be open from 11 am-7 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Pindar: Mulled Wine & CookiesPeconic. A December tradition. Enjoy a complimentary taste, pick up the recipe and Sweet Scarlett. 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.
Live Music

Friday: 

  • Peconic Landing: The Harbor BellsGreenport. Traditional holiday favorites performed live by a unique musical group. A great way to get in the spirit! Members of the Harbor Bells have been performing together since 1993. In April 2006 they became a community English handbell choir and have been entertaining and inspiring audiences on the North and South forks since that time. Some of the selected works this season will be: Good King Wenceslas, Joy to the World, Jingle Bells, It came upon the Midnight Clear, O Little Town of Bethlehem, and We Three Kings. 7:30-9 pm. Details.
  • Deepwater Bar & GrilleGreenportMarty Attridge, 7-10 pm. Details
  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Ugly Sweater Party BenefitPeconic. Proceeds support Maureen's Haven.  Includes a 4-beer tasting flight and food, DJ Michael from East End Entertainment, Ugly sweater contest with prizes, raffles. 7-10 pm. Details.
  • Lieb CellarsCutchogueRob Europe, 6-9 pm. Details 
  • Waters Crest WineryCutchogueTBA. 7-10 pm. Details.

Saturday 

  • Osprey's Dominion, Peconic. Sahara, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicMarty Attridge, 5-8 pm. Details.
  • RaphaelPeconicKristina Rocco, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Lieb CellarsCutchogueJeff Leblanc, 3-6 pm. Details
  • Cutchogue Library: Holiday Name That Tune, Cutchogue. Join pianist Danny Keys in our upstairs art gallery. Sing Along to holiday and other familiar songs. Special holiday refreshments served. 12:30 pm. Details.
  • Macari Vineyard, MattituckEast End Jazz Quartet. 2:30-4:30 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportKerry Kearney Band, 2-5 pm. Details
  • Sherwood House VineyardJamesportTBA, 2-6 pm. Details

Sunday 

  • Oysterponds Historical Society: Community Christmas SingOrient. Time to warm up those vocal cords! Special guests: Greenport High School A cappella Choir. Warm cider and crunchy cookies will be served. 2 pm. Details.
  • Southold Free Library: Songs of the Season, Southold. Music from the holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Yuletide with Robin Greenstein. Sung in English, Spanish, Hebrew, German, Ladino, Swahili, and other languages. Robin will dress in Victorian costume and invite audience participation as she accompanies herself on guitar and percussion instruments including jingle bells! 3 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconic. Ron Rothman & Southold Slim, 5-8 pm. Details
  • RaphaelPeconicBarely Acoustic, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesportBruce MacDonald, 1:30-5:30 pm. Details
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Captured Live in HD! National Theatre presents: War Horse, Peconic Landing Greenport. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. 3-6 pm. Details.
  • Film: The DresserMattituck-Laurel Library. "A drama, based on a successful play, about an aging actor and his personal assistant. " 1:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Artist Reception: Group of local artists, Floyd Memorial Library Greenport. An afternoon of wine, cookies, and conversation with the artists in the small works group show. 3-5 pm. Details.
  • Artist Reception: Estefany MolinaFirst and South Greenport. Come through for a happy hour artist's reception of the Monday Night Dances by Estefany Molina. Since 2009 she has been documenting the Dances in the Park series here in Greenport. She will be showing a selection of these images for the very first time here at First & South. Major snackage will be served. 4-7 pm. Details
  • Artist Reception: Suzzane FokinePeconic.  Lenz makes its Holiday Open House even better by including an artist reception for Fokine, also starting at 4 pm. Details
  • Radio Play: ‘A Christmas Carol’North Fork Community Theater Mattituck. “A Christmas Carol,” a live radio play. The actors, who will each play multiple characters, are Mike Hipp, Kimet Speed, Peggy Ashton Straub, Phil Wilcox and Rusty Kransky as Scrooge. 8 pm. Details.
  • Meet the Artist in Residence: Jo-Ann Corretti, Martha Clara Vineyard Sound Avenue. See Corretti's work here; meet her at the vineyard 1-3 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Performance: Truman Capote's Christmas Memory, Floyd Memorial Library Greenport. A special 10th Anniversary celebration of this annual tradition starring Tom DeWolfe and Jere Jacob. Holiday refreshments will be served following the performance. 3 pm. Details
  • Radio Play: ‘A Christmas Carol’North Fork Community Theater Mattituck. “A Christmas Carol,” a live radio play. The actors, who will each play multiple characters, are Mike Hipp, Kimet Speed, Peggy Ashton Straub, Phil Wilcox and Rusty Kransky as Scrooge. 2:30 pm. Details.

Ongoing 

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: New Stories Simply ToldGreenport.  North Fork artist Peter Treiber Jr. Creating both locally on his family farm- where he also works-and at his studio space at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, Treiber uses his artwork as a means of dissection and discovery. Using reclaimed wood and fragments from vintage magazines, his work strives to discover the limits of the materials, thereby reinventing them and placing them in a new context and new narrative that evokes both the surreal and the satirical. Treiber’s wall mounted sculptures playfully mock rustic hunting trophies, while his paper collages range from absurd adverts to faded antique shop finds, all which bear a charming simplicity. Through Jan 31st. Tasting Room/Gallery Hours: Fri, Sat 12-7 pm, Sun 12-6 pm. Details.
  • Floyd Memorial Library: Small WorksGreenport. A group show of extraordinary local artists. Open when the library isDetails
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Thurs-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5. Details.
  • Sirens' Song Gallery, GreenportBirds of a Feather, Anneli Arms and Sigrid Sperzel work the intaglio etching process to create their masterpieces. Sat-Mon. 12:30-6 pm. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport10 x 10 Benefit. Over 230 works, each $100, benefits the North Fork Environmental Council.  Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details.   
  • Kapell GalleryGreenportDaniel Hauben. Gorgeous new paintings of North Fork subjects. Details.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. The works of Melissa Hyatt Desimone.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • The Lenz WineryPeconic. Paintings by Suzzane Fokine. Through Dec. 10. Details.
  • 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. The gallery showcases local painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, jewelers, craft masters. Exhibit open 10 am- 5 pm. Details
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchoguePlein Air Paintings by Carol Halliburton. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueThe Circle - Small Works Exhibit 2016 features fifty photographic works by thirty-one artists that depict how the circle plays an integral role in composition, form, design, and/or subject matter of the image. All works are framed 14 inches or smaller and are available for purchase.  Reception features Clovis Point wines and light bites. 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituck.  Landscapes, Florals and Abstracts. Photographs by Bob Farrell. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Clovis Point VineyardsJamesport. Photographer Jeremy Garretson, through January 7. Details.
  • William Ris GalleryJamesport. Sandra Bloodworth's Intimate Feasts features a selection of lush, rich, oils from the artist’s epicurean series –memorable representations of shared intimate meals.Bloodworth is the director of NY's MTA Arts & Design program.  11-5 pm. Details.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Works by Artists Roxanne Panero & Sara Cedar Miller. Open Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Through February 1, 2017. Details 
  • Martha Clara VineyardSound Avenue. Featuring the artwork of SallyAnne Keller in the tasting room. Through Nov. 30.  Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Saturday 

  • Oysterponds Historical Society: The Beach Plum ShopOrient. Unique gifts, North Fork art, traditional crafts, ornaments and much, much more. Something for everyone. Noon-4 pm. Details
  • Oysterponds Historical Society: Holiday House TourOrient. Features old and new homes in Oysterponds dressed in their seasonal finery. Noon-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 Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council: Carriage House Christmas ShopCutchogue Village Green. On the Cutchogue Green; handcrafted gifts. 1-4 pm. Details.

Sunday 

  • Oysterponds Historical Society: The Beach Plum ShopOrient. Unique gifts, North Fork art, traditional crafts, ornaments and much, much more. Something for everyone. Noon-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 Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council: Carriage House Christmas ShopCutchogue Village Green. On the Cutchogue Green; handcrafted gifts. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Southold Indian MuseumSouthold. A rich collection of primarily Algonquin art and artifacts. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.  
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday 

Sunday

  • Holiday ParadeGreenport. Greenport Fire Department presents its annual holiday parade along Main Street and Front Street. 1 pm. Details.

Ongoing