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North Fork Weekend: Music, History, Wine, Food, Summer Fun in the Sun

Listings for Friday July 8 - Sunday July 10

This weekend no one event takes the spotlight. Instead those lucky enough to be here can enjoy dozens of smaller, wonderful events: concerts, special tastings, interesting lectures, exhibits, workshops, cruises. One special, this weekend only event is the annual Love Lane Street Fair, which is great window shopping fun.

Other options include concerts at vineyards, restaurants, libraries, bars; a fascinating presentation on Sylvester Manor, which started as a slave plantation in the mid-1600s and today is an innovative sustainable farming and cultural institution; a cruise to "Bug" Lighthouse; an Italian Experience exploration at Diliberto Winery, and more.

The Highlights for Friday July 8 - Sunday July 10

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

Charity Galas & Festivals

Support the Southold Historical Society with an elegant picnic on its beautiful grounds, and browse the Love Lane Street Fair.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Explore Italian food, wine and culture at Diliberto Winery; enjoy live music and oysters at Bedell; cooking demo with Chef John Ross at The Old Field, and much more.

Live Music

Nearly four dozen shows of all sorts of music, in venues from beach, lawn and park to library, vineyard and bar.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

A huge range of options, from fascinating lectures to exhibit openings to a family-friendly history craft.

History

All of our historic museum properties are open for exploring, and this weekend features some special lectures.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Yoga in the Open Air, Cruise to Bug Light, Stargaze.

Charity Galas & Festivals

Saturday

  • Southold Historical Society's Summer Gala, Southold. This year our Summer Gala is an elegant Picnic at our Museum Complex. Wine and beer as well as hors d'oeuvres will be served. including a raw bar from Southold Fish Market. A D.J. will play summer tunes, and the winning raffle ticket will be drawn. 5-8 pm. Details.
  • 39th Love Lane Street Fair, Love Lane. This annual event features a huge range of high quality vendors, live music and delicious food. 9 am-4 pm. Details.
Food, Farm and Vineyard

[These listings include events at farms, restaurants, vineyards & breweries, except that live music only events are listed by venue in 'Live Music' below this section]

Friday

  • The Old Field: Tasting by the Bay, Southold. Sit and taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bay, at the only Bay-front vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Only 8 people per seating; two seatings, Noon and 3 pm. Tickets & Details

Saturday

  • The Old Field: Tasting by the Bay, Southold. Sit and taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bay, at the only Bay-front vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Only 8 people per seating; two seatings, Noon and 3 pm. Tickets & Details
  • The Old Field: Cooking Demo and Book Chat with Chef John Ross, Southold. Meet John Ross, the "Farm to Table" pioneer of the North Fork and the first true believer in the value of its wines. Join him at The Old Field as he does a cooking demo of his lobster stew (recipe in the book) and a signing of his newest book, The Poetry of Cooking. It's sure to be a delicious and entertaining afternoon. 2-5 pm.  Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine To Wine TourPeconic. Be a part of the most comprehensive wine tour in the region, which includes mini viticulture, winemaking techniques and barrel cellar experiences. This tour will be given by owner and winemaker, Anthony Sannino. Tour includes wine tasting, cheese plate and special discounts. Reservations required. 1-2:30 pm. This tour can also be done in three half hour segments: Viticulture TourProcessing Facility TourBarrel Cellar Tour, at 1, 1:30 and 2. 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.

Sunday 

  • The Old Field: Tasting by the Bay, Southold. Sit and taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bay, at the only Bay-front vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Only 8 people per seating; two seatings, Noon and 3 pm. Tickets & Details
  • Lieb Cellars: Village Cheese Shop Pop Up, Cutchogue. Michael Affatato, owner of The Village Cheese Shop in Mattituck, will be hosting a pop-up cheese shop in our library room and selling cheeses from 2-6 pm. Details.
  • Bedell Cellars: Oysters & Live Music, Cutchogue. Shellfish by Founder's Oysters & Harvest Moon Shellfish Co. Live music by the Bugzy Blues Band. Noon-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 starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Diliberto Winery: Italian Experience Series: Food and Wine of Campania, Jamesport. From Lacryma Christi wines grown on the slopes of Vesuvius to the deep, dark Aglianicos from the province of Avellino, explore the wines of Campania paired with familiar Italian foods. Noon-2 pm. Details
  • Palmer Vineyards: Sunday BrunchSound Avenue. Mimosas, fresh juices, locally sourced dishes by Chef Anna and & Oceans 5. 11 am-3 pm. Details
  • Palmer Vineyards: Yoga in the VinesSound Avenue. Start the day right with an hour of yoga in the vines. 11 am-Noon. Details
Live Music

Friday

Saturday 

  • Perlman Music Program: Works in Progress ConcertShelter Island. The Perlman Music Program’s exceptional students will present a free concert of classical masterworks. 7 pm. Details.
  • Billy's by the BayGreenportTBA. 3-6 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam Bar, Greenport. Two shows: Double Play 2-6 pm, and Platinum, 10 pm-2 am. Details
  • Sound View Restaurant Piano BarGreenportDanny Keys, 6 pm. Details.
  • Southold Free Library, Southold. Anne Taffel returns to the Library between solo tours of China and Peru. Celebrate summer with a delightful program featuring a Beethoven Sonata and well-loved works of Chopin, Scriabin and others, including etudes nicknamed the “Bee”, the “Buttery” and the “Mosquito”. 2 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Black and Sparrow, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicDouble A Blues Band, 5-8 pm. Details
  • The Lenz WineryPeconicTBA, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconic. Romeo's Dream, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Bedell Cellars, Cutchogue. The Bugzy Blues Band. Noon-4 pm. Details.
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogueApril Rain, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Lieb CellarsCutchogueJeff Leblanc, 4-6 pm. Details
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurelTJ Brown, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Jason's VineyardJamesportGeorge Barry,  2-6 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportTodd Grossman, 1:30-5:00 pm. Details 
  • Diliberto Winery: The Wine CafeJamesportTBA 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Sherwood House VineyardJamesportTBA, 2-6 pm. Details
  • Palmer VineyardsSound AvenueTBADetails

Sunday

  • Perlman Music Program: Family Concert,  Shelter Island. A community favorite, the Annual Family Concert is free and open to all on PMP’s Shelter Island campus. Merry Peckham, along with students, fellows, and faculty, introduces the world of classical music through popular songs, fun skits, and colorful costumes. Afterwards, young audience members take part in the “Instrument Petting Zoo” with coaching from PMP students. Kids of all ages leave with coloring books, juice boxes, and big smiles. 11:30 am. Details.
  • Billy's by the BayGreenport. TBA. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Porto BelloGreenportTBA. 2-5 pm. Details
  • Claudio's Clam Bar, Greenport. TBA 2-6 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicNina et Cetera, 2-5 pm. Details
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Joe Hampton and the Kingpins, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Raphael, PeconicBlue Roots, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • The Lenz WineryPeconicTBA, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconicLarry Liso, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogueFirefly, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Old Mill InnMattituckDan Rayburn, 3-6 pm. Details
  • Bridge LaneMattituckRob Europe, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards, Laurel.  Sahara, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesportBryan Gallo, 1:30-5:30 pm. Details
  • Jason's VineyardJamesportTJ Brown,  2-6 pm. Details
  • Palmer VineyardsSound AvenueTBADetails
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Talk: Growing up GreenportEast End Seaport Museum Greenport. Anyone who has spent more than a few hours ambling about knows that Greenport is special. But experiencing a lifetime within the tiny village with a big heart and bigger history is worth sharing. A panel of native Greenporters will do just that. 7 pm. Details
  • Talk: Past, Present and Future at Sylvester ManorPeconic Lane Community Center. Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, founded in 2009, now owns the 225-acre remnant of the most intact northern plantation, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015. Sylvester Manor’s history as a slave-holding plantation producing provisions for the 17th-century sugar industry, which displaced indigenous people after millennia of habitation, evolved through fourteen Sylvester descendant owners to become today a center for traditional and cutting-edge agricultural arts and education, all practiced with past, present and future in mind. Sara Gordon handles planning and conservation for the educational farm, and will speak about the Manor's initiatives that include organic agriculture and pasture restoration, a resident apprentice farmer program, a pilot alternative vegetative wastewater treatment system breaking ground this fall, arts and education exploring the stories of all descendant communities, and community engagement in planning the future of this historic site, opened to the public after 360 years in private ownership. Hosted by the North Fork Audubon Society. 7:30-9:30 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: SpotlightMattituck-Laurel Library. "The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core." 12:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Oysterponds Historical Society: Talk, Highlights from the CollectionOrient. William McNaught, Curator, presents his talk about highlights from the OHS collections. 10 am. Details
  • Art Opening & Reception: New Paintings by Michael Harvey, Floyd Memorial Library Greenport. Michael Harvey’s artwork- paintings, books, films and videos- have been shown in galleries, museums, and in international exhibitions. Reception is 3-5 pm. Details
  • Exhibit: Dead Man's Cove: 10 Shipwrecks & One LighthouseReichert Gallery Southold. Tragedies at sea and the navigational dangers of the area surrounding Horton Point have been documented since the early 1800's. This exhibition showcases the stories about 10 vessels that encountered trouble on the Long Island Sound. The exhibition answers: Who was in command? Who made up the crew? What was it like to be a passenger on one of these fateful voyages? 1-4 pm. Details
  • Exhibit: School Girls & Their Samplers, Ann Currie-Bell House Gallery Southold. This exhibition tells the story of school girls in the past, as well as the needlework skills of other women over the years. Wed, Sat & Sun 1-4 pm. Details
  • Workshop: Native American Talking-Stick Workshop, Downs Farm Preserve Cutchogue. Group for the East End hosts a Native American Talking-stick workshop with local artist, Toni Valderrama. Use driftwood, feathers, beads and wood burning tools to decorate your own symbolic and cultural art piece just like the Corchaug Indians did hundreds of years ago! 1-2:30 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Captured Live in HD: National Theater's One Man, Two Guvnors, Peconic Landing Greenport. Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the uproarious One Man, Two Guvnors was a runaway hit both in London’s West End and on Broadway. 3-5 pm. Details
  • Exhibit: School Girls & Their SamplersAnn Currie-Bell House Gallery Southold. This exhibition tells the story of school girls in the past, as well as the needlework skills of other women over the years. Wed, Sat & Sun 1-4 pm. Details.

Ongoing 

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Cultivated RealitiesGreenport. Corey Solinger and Katie Grove. Showing for the first time together, Solinger and Grove’s mixed media pieces each combine fascinating objects from nature with both real and imagined landscapes to create evocative images. The individual realities they have created through their imagery, along with a clever combination of found materials and painting, produces an imaginative and innovative atmosphere for the viewer. Open when the tasting room is. Through July 31.  Details.
  • Floyd Memorial Library: Along the ShorelineGreenport. Tom D’Emic photographer. On exhibit May 28 through July 3. Open when the library isDetails
  • 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 GalleryGreenport.  Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details. 
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. Photographic Artist Robert T. Bloom’s scenic Long Island seascapes and landscapes. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, CutchoguePomme© 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
  • 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 GalleryCutchogue. Paintings by Amy Worth. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueAbstraction. The Abstraction Exhibit brings an unconventional visual presentation from three regional artists - Scott Farrell, Christine Matthäi, and Alex Vignoli. Having pulled elements from everyday scenes, each artist then created new images that take us away from the original setting, and leave us with little or no representational reference to the initial view. Wine & cheese. 6-8 pm. Details. Through August 7. Th - Sun 11 am - 6 pm (5 pm Sundays); or by appointment. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituckIn Motion, Photos by Miranda Gatgewood. A semi-abstracted exploration of things viewed from moving vehicles in a collection of color and black and white photographs. The shallow depth of field creates a haunting, dreamlike lack of clarity in the distance, but a strange intimacy with objects that are quickly passing in the foreground.Open when the library isDetails.
  • Clovis Point WineryJamesport. Showing Nella Khanis. Experience of both American and Russian cultures bring a special quality to her artistic vision. She feels that she has a Russian accent in speech and visual art. Through August 20th. 11 am- 6pm. Details.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Works by Valerie Zeman & Harold Nadeau. Open Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Through July 27. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Artist in ResidenceSound Avenue. In the Wine Club Barn, view  the work of Patrick O'Leary. In the main tasting room, view the work of Marie Camenares. Meet Camenares on Saturday, June 11th and Sunday, June 26th from 2-5pm. Through June 30. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday

  • Talk: Past, Present and Future at Sylvester ManorPeconic Lane Community Center. Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, founded in 2009, now owns the 225-acre remnant of the most intact northern plantation, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015. Sylvester Manor’s history as a slave-holding plantation producing provisions for the 17th-century sugar industry, which displaced indigenous people after millennia of habitation, evolved through fourteen Sylvester descendant owners to become today a center for traditional and cutting-edge agricultural arts and education, all practiced with past, present and future in mind. Sara Gordon handles planning and conservation for the educational farm, and will speak about the Manor's initiatives that include organic agriculture and pasture restoration, a resident apprentice farmer program, a pilot alternative vegetative wastewater treatment system breaking ground this fall, arts and education exploring the stories of all descendant communities, and community engagement in planning the future of this historic site, opened to the public after 360 years in private ownership. Hosted by the North Fork Audubon Society. 7:30-9:30 pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum FarmSound Avenue. Hallockville is comprised of 28 acres along with 19 historic houses, barns and outbuildings ranging from the mid-18th century Hallock Homestead to the Depression-era Cichanowicz Farmhouse. Visitors can tour the museum’s buildings, gardens and collections. Experience real farming in the museum’s fields and meet Hallockville’s friendly cows, sheep and chickens. Tours at 12:15, 1:15 and 2:15. Details.

Saturday 

  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Exhibits at the Village House and the Schoolhouse, 2-5 pm. Details
  • Oysterponds Historical Society: Talk, Highlights from the CollectionOrient. William McNaught, Curator, presents his talk about highlights from the OHS collections. 10 am. Details
  • Stirling Historical Society Museum of GreenportGreenport. The Museum is open 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Blacksmith's ShopGreenport. Watch old school metalwork. 11 am - 5 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
  • Southold Historical Society Museum ComplexSouthold. Tour several historic buildings, enjoy new exhibits including a Civil War banner and a Linotype Machine. 1-4 pm Details.
  • Reichert Gallery Exhibit: Dead Man's Cove: 10 Shipwrecks & One LighthouseSouthold. Tragedies at sea and the navigational dangers of the area surrounding Horton Point have been documented since the early 1800's. This exhibition showcases the stories about 10 vessels that encountered trouble on the Long Island Sound. The exhibition answers: Who was in command? Who made up the crew? What was it like to be a passenger on one of these fateful voyages? 1-4 pm. Details
  • Anne Currie-Bell House Gallery: School Girls & Their Samplers, Southold. This exhibition tells the story of school girls in the past, as well as the needlework skills of other women over the years. Wed, Sat & Sun 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Horton Point LighthouseSouthold. Built in 1857, this lighthouse is home to a nautical museum and a beautiful park. Visit our newest exhibit on Oysters on the North Fork. Bring a picnic and enjoy the spectacular view of Long Island Sound and Connecticut from our eight-acre park. Descend 120 steps to the beach or walk the nature trail. Weather permitting, there are front porch craft demonstrations on Sunday afternoons. There will also be special events throughout this special summer. Concerts are occasionally held in the summer. Sat, Sun. 11:30 am - 4 pm. Details
  • Historic BuildingsCutchogue Village Green. The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Society maintains several buildings and host tours. 1-4 pm. Details
  • Workshop: Native American Talking-Stick WorkshopDowns Farm Preserve Cutchogue. Group for the East End hosts a Native American Talking-stick workshop with local artist, Toni Valderrama. Use driftwood, feathers, beads and wood burning tools to decorate your own symbolic and cultural art piece just like the Corchaug Indians did hundreds of years ago! 1-2:30 pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum FarmSound Avenue. Hallockville is comprised of 28 acres along with 19 historic houses, barns and outbuildings ranging from the mid-18th century Hallock Homestead to the Depression-era Cichanowicz Farmhouse. Visitors can tour the museum’s buildings, gardens and collections. Experience real farming in the museum’s fields and meet Hallockville’s friendly cows, sheep and chickens. Tours at 12:15, 1:15 and 2:15. Details.

Sunday 

  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Exhibits at the Village House and the Schoolhouse, 2-5 pm. Details
  • Stirling Historical Society Museum of GreenportGreenport. The Museum is open 1-4 pm. Details
  • Talk: Greenport on the Titantic, Floyd Memorial Library Greenport. In addition to the talk, historic documents will be on display. 3 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
  • Southold Historical Society Museum Complex, Southold. Tour several historic buildings, enjoy new exhibits including a Civil War banner and a Linotype Machine. 1-4 pm Details.
  • Anne Currie-Bell House Gallery: School Girls & Their Samplers, Southold. This exhibition tells the story of school girls in the past, as well as the needlework skills of other women over the years. Wed, Sat & Sun 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Hortons Point LighthouseSouthold. Built in 1857, this lighthouse is home to a nautical museum and a beautiful park. Visit our newest exhibit on Oysters on the North Fork. Bring a picnic and enjoy the spectacular view of Long Island Sound and Connecticut from our eight-acre park. Descend 120 steps to the beach or walk the nature trail. Weather permitting, there are front porch craft demonstrations on Sunday afternoons. There will also be special events throughout this special summer. Concerts are occasionally held in the summer. Sat, Sun. 11:30 am - 4 pm. Details
  • Southold Indian MuseumSouthold. A rich collection of primarily Algonquin art and artifacts. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.  
  • Historic BuildingsCutchogue Village Green. The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Society maintains several buildings and host tours. 1-4 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday 

  • "Bug Light" Lighthouse Cruise & TourGreenport. Tour one of the very few offshore lighthouses people can visit.  Ticket includes a narrated tour and round-trip boat ride to the lighthouse. The guest narrator/guide for this cruise is Yvonne Lieblein, a Greenport native who will share her personal Bug Light stories and memories along with the history of her favorite lighthouse. 4-6 pm. Details
  • StargazingCuster Institute Southold. The oldest observatory in Long Island shows you the heavens. 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Open Air YogaSouthold. The Southold Historical Society hosts yoga instructors from The Giving Room to offer a introductory class in a beautiful setting. 8 am. Details.

Ongoing

  • Orient Beach State ParkOrient Point, offers a huge range of outdoor activities, including canoeing, hiking, paddle boarding, and swimming. Details.
  • Wickham's Fruit Farm: U-PickCutchogue. Currently picking Strawberries. Mon-Sat. 9 am- 4 pm. Details.
  • Patty's Berries & Bunches: U-PickMattituck. Currently picking Strawberries and Snap Peas. 9 am - 5:30 pm. Details.