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North Fork Irish: Early St. Pat's. Plus Art of the Vine, Concerts & More

St. Patrick's celebrations begin in earnest, with a proper parade--Cutchogue's 12th Annual--Irish music concerts, and a celebration of the Centennial of the 1916 Rebellion. Even Osprey's Dominion gets in on the fun, offering soda bread samples and 50% off to people dressed in green. The Long Island Winterfest: Art of the Vine & Live on the Vine continues with special tastings and concerts at Sparkling Pointe, Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, Rafael Vineyards, Coffee Pot Cellars, Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse, Clovis Point Winery, Palmer Vineyards, Pindar, Macari, Martha Clara, Jamesport Vineyards and Bedell Cellars. Enjoy a Paumanok wine dinner at Caci, and paint & sip at Laurel Lake & Martha Clara.

 

And that's just a few of the options this weekend on the North Fork:

The Highlights

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Food, Farm & Vineyard

Many vineyards are hosting special wine-focused events and concerts at #LIWinterfest.

Live Music

This weekend offers some two dozen shows.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Art reception; Irish history; local ecology talk; live theater

History

Two interesting Irish history events.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Stargaze at Custer.

Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • Caci North Fork: Paumanok Wine DinnerSouthold. A welcome reception plus four course dinner of deliciousness thoughtfully paired with Paumanok Wine. 6:30 pm. Menu & Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: Paint NightLaurel. Calling all artists and wine lovers! Full on fun, painting and great wines. 6 pm. Details.  

Saturday 

  • Sparkling Pointe:  Tour the World Cheese PairingSouthold.  Enjoy three wines and three regional cheeses from the U.S., Spain, France and Italy. 11 am - 5 pm.  Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Tasting with the WinemakerPeconic. Join Anthony Sannino winemaker and owner of Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard for an educational wine-tasting.  Taste five wines: Chardonnay , rose of Merlot , Syrah, Cabernet franc and petit Verdot and learn about the history of Long Island Wine country, sustainable grape growing and his wine making practices. 4:30-6:30 pm. Details.
  • Coffee Pot Cellars: 2013 Meritage Sneak PeakCutchogue. With winemaker Adam Suprenant. 2-5 pm. Details
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details
  • Waters Crest Winery: The Art of Wine Red Blending Class, Cutchogue.  Jim Waters found his passion for making wine as a home-winemaker when his mother-in-law gifted him a winemaking kit. Through trial and error, Jim learned the art of blending wine. In this exclusive 2 hour Wine Blending Class Jim shares his expertise. Taste different wines and ultimately have a hands-on experience blending a world class wine. 2-4 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Winterfest Vertical and Barrel TastingMattituck.  Enjoy a handful of Wild Boar Doe and Nine Barrels Reserve vintages and taste both the 2014 and 2015 vintages from barrel. 2:30 pm. Call 631-804-0367 to reserve. 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. This week the barrel tasting is a Winterfest special, see above. Details.
  • Macari Vineyards: LI’s Wonderful GrapesMattituck. See how delicious weird grapes can be! Enjoy a guided tasting of some “off the wall” grape varieties and wines. Also, tour the cellar and taste out of the unique concrete “egg” shaped fermenters. 2 pm. Details
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: Cooking Class with CJ's, Laurel. A great cooking class, hosted by Chef Chris from CJ’s American Grill, 6-9 pm. Details
  • Palmer Vineyards: The Wonderful Varietals of PalmerSound Avenue. Discover the obscure varietals grown at palmer vineyards! Winemaker Miguel Martin has introduced some varietals from his native Spain to the north fork.  We’ll be tasting Long Island’s only Albariño, along with Malvasia, Muscat, Viognier, Pinot Blanc and more.  Limited to 25 people. 2:30-4:30 pm.  Details
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Wine 301--Winter Cellar Experience, Sound Avenue. Join Winemaker Juan E. Micieli-Martinez for a cellar tour at Premium Wine Group. Session begins at 1pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Sparkling Pointe: Unraveling Methodé Champenoise Tour & Grand TastingSouthold.  This tour includes an informative and detailed tour throughout the vineyard and winery. Learn this specialized winemaking process, including tasting our sparkling wines at 3 different stages, plus enjoy a signature Grand Tasting Flight to complete the experience. 2-4 pm. Details
  • Rafael Vineyards: NoFo Varietals 101Peconic. 4 tasting flight with pairing that includes Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, & Merlot with a free glass. Five sittings, starting 12:30-2:30 pm. Details
  • Pindar: Wine & ChocolatePeconic. A special wine pairing with North Fork Chocolate Company: Enjoy three perfectly matched Pindar wines (2014 Riesling, Pythagoras & 2014 Gewurztraminer) with chocolate truffles, crafted and selected by Chef Amaral for our wines. $15 for the pairing. Reservations are not necessary. (Come early. Limited quantities.) 11 am-5 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Winterfest Vertical and Barrel TastingMattituck.  Enjoy a handful of Wild Boar Doe and Nine Barrels Reserve vintages and taste both the 2014 and 2015 vintages from barrel. 2:30 pm. Call 631-804-0367 to reserve. 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. This week the barrel tasting is a Winterfest special, see above. Details.
  • Jamesport Vineyards: VIP Wine & Cheese, Jamesport. Serious about cheese and wine and want to learn more? Enjoy a comprehensive sit-down tasting and discussion ofgourmet cheeses and wine pairings in the private VIP room. Limited to 20 persons. 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Wine 301--Winter Cellar ExperienceSound Avenue. Join Winemaker Juan E. Micieli-Martinez for a cellar tour at Premium Wine Group. Session begins at 1pm. Details
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Wine Glass Paint & Sip, Sound Avenue. Held in the beautiful Wine Club Lounge; tickets are extremely limited and include 2 hand painted glasses per person. Hosted by Potter Designs. 12:45 pm. Details.
Live Music

Friday:

Saturday: 

  • Peconic Landing, Greenport. The Narrow River Singers, 3 pm. Details.
  • Duck Walk NorthSoutholdMiles to Dayton, 4-6 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's Dominion: St. Pat'sPeconic. Mugger Magee Brothers. Wear green & get 1/2 price. Soda bread tastings. 1-4 pm. Details
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconic. TBD2-5 pm. Details
  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Maker Faire After PartyPeconicGene Casey & the Lone Sharks, Food & raffles too; benefits Peconic Community School. 7-10 pm. Details
  • Raphael Vineyard, PeconicMark Anderson, 1-4 pm. Details
  • PindarPeconic. Joe Caggiano, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road, Cutchogue.  Points East, 3-6 pm Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Cabaret with Marguerite Volonts, 2-4 pm.  Details.
  • Four Doors DownMattituck. Eastern Long Island Police Pipes & Drums, 5 pm. Details.
  • Four Doors DownMattituck. Terri Hines Tres Bien Duo, 7 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurelThe Denice Given Band, 1-4 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointLaurelBruce MacDonald, 1:30-5:30 pm. Details 
  • Clovis Point: Winterfest ConcertLaurelMike Armando, 6-8 pm. Details
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Sound Avenue. The Joe Roberts Trio, 1-4 pm. Details
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: LI Winterfest LOV, Sound Avenue. Billboard Live Nostalgia..pure and simple! Billboard Live takes you back to the greatest moments of your past through song. 21 and older only. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Doors open at 7 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Raphael Vineyard, Peconic. Norman Vincent, 2-5 pm. Details
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicMarty Attridge, 2-5 pm. Details
  • Bedell CellarsCutchogue. David Clark's "Songs In The Attic" Billy Joel Tribute Band. This musical tribute is conceived and presented with a tremendous amount of detail and affection for the material. David entertains the audience and continues to gain notoriety with stunningly accurate piano playing and lead vocals combined with dynamic and high energy band performances. 1-3 pm. Details. 
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road, Cutchogue.  Jeff LeBlanc, 1-4 pm Details. 
  • Macari Vineyards: Winterfest MusicMattituck. Randy Brecker with Ada Rovatti Quartet. 3-5 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointLaurelErin Chase, 1:30-5:30 pm. Details
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Sound Avenue. Gil McClean, 1-4 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • A Nature's JournalPeconic Landing. Science teacher, oyster grower and former Southold Town Trustee John Holzapfel continues his monthly series focusing on current happenings in nature. John will touch upon the birds, bees, flowers and trees and issues negatively affecting our local environment. 4-5 pm. Details.
  • Theater: Becky's New CarMattituck. The North Fork Community Theater presents this comedy about how middle-aged Becky Foster, stuck in middle management and a humdrum marriage, suddenly finds herself with a new lease on life. Ride along with her as she explores the road not taken. 8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • 1916 Irish Rebellion: Centenary Commemoration, Greenport Floyd Memorial Library. Music of Rebellion, Whiskey Wind Sessions Band The 1916 Rebellion; Its Music & History, Michael McCormack, Historian. The O’Hara’s & the 1916 Rebellion. Gerald O’Hara, family historian. 2 pm. Details.
  • 12th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, Cutchogue. This community event features wonderful Irish music & more. 2-6 pm. Details.
  • Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild, Cutchogue. A banner, float & tent for the St. Patrick's Day festivities. Details.
  • Theater: Becky's New CarMattituck. The North Fork Community Theater presents this comedy about how middle-aged Becky Foster, stuck in middle management and a humdrum marriage, suddenly finds herself with a new lease on life. Ride along with her as she explores the road not taken. 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Live in HD! National Theatre presents: As You Like it, Greenport.  Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind. With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love. 3-6 pm. Details.
  • 1916 Irish Rebellion: Centenary CommemorationGreenport Floyd Memorial Library. A talk by Professor Michael Edelson that describes the rebellion that destroyed the heart of Dublin. Also a screening and analysis of The Informer. 2 pm. Details
  • Theater: Becky's New CarMattituck. The North Fork Community Theater presents this comedy about how middle-aged Becky Foster, stuck in middle management and a humdrum marriage, suddenly finds herself with a new lease on life. Ride along with her as she explores the road not taken. 2:30 pm. Details.
  • Rosalie Dimon Gallery: Art Reception, Jamesport. Meet artists Patricia Feiler and Jeanette Martone, enjoy local wines and artisanal cheeses. 3-5 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Ikons and HeroesGreenport. Artists Oliver Peterson of Water Mill and Case Jernigan of Brooklyn exhibit together. Peterson "is a multidisciplinary artist, finding inspiration in diverse subject matter- graffiti,  literature, politics, religion, medicine, advertising and modern heroic figures." Jernigan "uses cut paper as his primary medium and his simple imagery is a  juxtaposition to the mixed media works of Peterson."  Through April 17. Open Fri-Sat 2-7 pm and Sun 12-6pm. Details.
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Exhibiting these paintings. 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.
  • South Street GalleryGreenportSibylle Pfaffenbichler, new works. Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details. 
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportGreenport Student ArtOpen when the library is. Details.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. TBA. Open when the library isDetails
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, CutchogueTwo exhibits:  Jazz Horse Series by Candace Eaton series through Jan. 7, and Pomme© by Artist Robert Perez. 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.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogueSolo Show by Tom Lulevitch. 51 paintings, gyclee, water guilded gold leaf on medieval style sun dials, portable sundial diptychs and ornamental crosses. Include several panoramas of various NoFo vineyards and farms. Each piece is done with egg oil on traditional gessoed panels with gold or silver leaf frames, all hand made by the artist. Through February 29.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone Gallery: Aerial ObservationsCutchogue. By Alex Ferrone. Through April 30. Th - Sun 11 am - 6 pm (5 pm Sundays); or by appointment. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituck. Showing Moments in Time, watercolors by Evelyn Lucas Lucas tries "to capture the essence of light falling on familiar objects, the interlocking of shapes of buildings, the beauty of a field, newly planted, the tangled remains of the summer flowers by the side of the road.” Open when the library is. Through February 29. Details.
  • Clovis Point WineryLaurelGood Ground Artists. "Good Ground" was the original name for Hampton Bays. The group is thirty five artists of both the South and North Forks. Through April 10. 11 am - 5 pm. Details.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Paintings by Patricia Feiler and drawings by Jeanette Martone. Open Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Through May 4. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Artist in ResidenceSound Avenue. Martha Clara Vineyards displays the work of Alexandra Katharine Adams. See some of her art hereDetails.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Saturday

  • 1916 Irish Rebellion: Centenary CommemorationGreenport Floyd Memorial Library. Music of Rebellion, Whiskey Wind Sessions Band The 1916 Rebellion; Its Music & History, Michael McCormack, Historian. The O’Hara’s & the 1916 Rebellion. Gerald O’Hara, family historian. 2 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • 1916 Irish Rebellion: Centenary CommemorationGreenport Floyd Memorial Library. A talk by Professor Michael Edelson that describes the rebellion that destroyed the heart of Dublin. Also a screening and analysis of The Informer. 2 pm. Details

Ongoing

  • 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. A rich collection of primarily Algonquin art and artifacts. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • The Custer Institute: StargazingSouthold. The oldest public observatory is open for viewing, weather permitting. Note, viewing is best with less moon. Enjoy the peak Geminid show too. 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.