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North Fork Weekend: Restaurant Deals, Dandelion Fest, Earth Day

Restaurant week is the easiest way to enjoy broadly the pleasures of the North Fork's food culture, and it ends Sunday night, so don't miss. KK's The Farm hosts a Dandelion Festival on Sunday, with lots of family fun and an educational side too. The Peconic Land Trust and Group for the East End team up for an Earth Day celebration at Downs Farm Preserve. Northeast Stage debuts a new comedy, The Supreme Beings. Live music of all types plays up and down the fork. Interesting history lectures too...

The Highlights

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Food, Farm & Vineyard

Restaurant week heads into its final weekend; KK's hosts a Dandelion Festival

Live Music

Enjoy any of a couple dozen shows this weekend.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

A comedy debuts in Greenport; interesting lectures; author events; art exhibits.

History

A terrific exhibit of NYC photos; two interesting lectures.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Earth Day Festival!

Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • Hellenic Restaurant & Snack Bar: Restaurant WeekEast Marion. Large, diverse menu. 3 course prix fixe $28. With wine pairings, $40. Details
  • Noah's: Restaurant WeekGreenport. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. Details.
  • a Lure: Restaurant WeekSouthold. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses$27.95. Menu & Details.
  • The North Fork Table & Inn: Restaurant WeekSouthold. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. Details.
  • Caci North Fork: Restaurant WeekSouthold. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 coursesMenu & Details
  • Legends: Restaurant Week, New Suffolk. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. Details.
  • Pace's Dockside: Restaurant Week, Mattituck.  North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. Details.
  • Jamesport Manor Inn: Restaurant WeekJamesport. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses Menu & Details
  • Diliberto Winery: Winemaker Barrel Tasting & TourJamesport. Winemaker Salvatore Diliberto hosts an intimate tour of the winemaking facility, sharing the history and process, and offering tastes of wine straight from the barrel. After the tour, enjoy three-wine tasting flight in the tasting room. 11 am. Tickets & Details.
  • Jedediah Hawkins Inn: Restaurant WeekJamesport. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. Menu & Details
  • Petulant Wino: Restaurant WeekAquebogue. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. Menu & Details.

Saturday

  • Hellenic Restaurant & Snack Bar: Restaurant WeekEast Marion. Large, diverse menu. 3 course prix fixe $28. With wine pairings, $40. Details
  • Scrimshaw: Raphael Wine Dinner, Greenport. Multiple pairings of Raphael's lovely wines and Scrimshaw's unique Asian cooking. 7 pm. Details.
  • Noah's: Restaurant WeekGreenport. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. Details.
  • a Lure: Restaurant WeekSouthold. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses$27.95. Menu & Details.
  • The North Fork Table & Inn: Restaurant WeekSouthold. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. Details.
  • Caci North Fork: Restaurant WeekSouthold. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 coursesMenu & Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine to Wine TourPeconic. Be a part of the most comprehensive wine tour in the region. Mini viticulture, winemaking techniques and completed by exploring the barrel cellar. This tour will be given by owner and winemaker, Anthony Sannino. Tour includes wine tasting, cheese plate and special discounts. Reservations required. 1 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details
  • Legends: Restaurant Week, New Suffolk. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. Details
  • Pace's Dockside: Restaurant WeekMattituck.  North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. 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.
  • Bridge Lane: Fork and Anchor Pop Up ShopMattituck. Enjoy Bridge Lane wine and browse housemade products (samples too) offered by Lucy Muellner and Erin Johnson, owners of Fork & Anchor. 2-5 pm. Details
  • Martha Clara: Wine 101Sound Avenue. Start your wine loving journey! The basics of wine making, wine tasting, the Long Island wine region, and the history of Martha Clara. Seats are limited and must be reserved in advance. 1 pm. Details.
  • Jamesport Manor Inn: Restaurant WeekJamesport. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses Menu & Details.
  • Diliberto Winery: Winemaker Barrel Tasting & TourJamesport. Winemaker Salvatore Diliberto hosts an intimate tour of the winemaking facility, sharing the history and process, and offering tastes of wine straight from the barrel. After the tour, enjoy three-wine tasting flight in the tasting room. 11 am. Tickets & Details.
  • Jedediah Hawkins Inn: Restaurant WeekJamesport. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. Menu & Details
  • Petulant Wino: Restaurant WeekAquebogue. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. Menu & Details.

Sunday: Restaurant Week Ends! 

  • Hellenic Restaurant & Snack Bar: Restaurant WeekEast Marion. Large, diverse menu. 3 course prix fixe $28. With wine pairings, $40. Details
  • Noah's: Restaurant WeekGreenport. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. Details.
  • a Lure: Restaurant WeekSouthold. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses$27.95. Menu & Details.
  • KK's The Farm: Dandelion Festival, Southold. Learn the importance of this very useful edible plant and it’s healing properties. Join in games, music, face painting, dandelion tasting and drumming. At 2 p.m. Ira Haspel and guests will be in the food barn lecturing on the importance of dandelions. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • The North Fork Table & Inn: Restaurant WeekSouthold. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. Details.
  • Caci North Fork: Restaurant WeekSouthold. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses Menu & Details. 
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road: Sauvignon Release PartyCutchogue.  Celebrate the arrival of Lieb's first Reserve Sauvignon Blanc! Enjoy a free taste of the Sauv Blanc all day, and pair it with the fine smoked fish of local purveyor Sir John. Live music by Jeff LeBlanc from 2-5pm. Details.
  • Legends: Restaurant Week, New Suffolk. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. Details
  • Pace's Dockside: Restaurant WeekMattituck.  North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. 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.
  • Clovis Point: Earth Day Spring Floral DesignLaurel. Celebrate Earth Day with the Roses and Rice Team at the beautiful Clovis Point Wines. Create an artistic Spring floral design using seasonal greenery, unique Spring blooms, Clovis grapevine, and locally gathered flora. Learn floral design and color theory, drink some delicious wine, and celebrate Earth Day creatively. 6:30-8:30 pm. Details
  • Jamesport Manor Inn: Restaurant WeekJamesport. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses Menu & Details.
  • Diliberto Winery: Winemaker Barrel Tasting & TourJamesport. Winemaker Salvatore Diliberto hosts an intimate tour of the winemaking facility, sharing the history and process, and offering tastes of wine straight from the barrel. After the tour, enjoy three-wine tasting flight in the tasting room. 11 am. Tickets & Details.
  • Jedediah Hawkins Inn: Restaurant WeekJamesport. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. Menu & Details
  • Jamesport Vineyards: VIP Wine & Cheese, Jamesport. Serious about cheese and wine and want to learn more? Enjoy a comprehensive sit-down tastings and discussions about gourmet cheeses and wine pairings in the private VIP room at Jamesport Vineyards. Seating limited to 20 persons.1-3 pm. Details.
  • Petulant Wino: Restaurant WeekAquebogue. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. Menu & Details.
Live Music

Friday:

Saturday: 

  • Sylvester Manor: Cricket Tell the Weather, Shelter Island. Award-winning songwriter Andrea Asprelli (fiddle, vocals) came to the East Coast from Colorado’s front range. Her music was shaped by local bluegrass communities scattered across Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York, before she set up shop in Brooklyn and formed Cricket Tell the Weather. Two shows: 6 and 8 pm. Details.
  • Presbyterian Church: Gershwin & the French Muse, Shelter Island. Thomas Pandolfi, Pianist. International prize winner,performing musical favorites by Gershwin, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, & Déodat de Several, followed by a meet-the-artist reception. 8 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Como Brothers, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicDinny Keg, 5-8 pm. Details
  • PindarPeconicMark Eisemann, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road, Cutchogue.  Cassandra House, 3-6 pm Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Cabaret with Marguerite Volonts, 2-4 pm.  Details.
  • Four Doors DownMattituck. Who Are Those Guys, 8 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointLaurelTodd Grossman, 1:30-5:30 pm. Details 
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards, LaurelDenise Given Band, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Jason's VineyardJamesportErin McAndrew, 2-6 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicApril Rain, 2-5 pm. Details
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. TJ Brown, 1-4 pm. Details
  • Raphael Vineyard, PeconicThe East End Trio, 2-5 pm. Details
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library: Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble, Mattituck. Enjoy music written for flute, harp and strings, popular with French composers during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 2 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointLaurelBliss Blood, 1:30-5:30 pm. Details
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards, LaurelBBQ Bruce & the Brisket Brothers, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Jason's VineyardJamesportApril Rain, 2-6 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Northeast Stage: The Supreme Beings, Greenport. A song written by Eric Bazilian & originally released by Joan Osborne in 1995, asks “What if God was one of us?” inspired this comedy. The story begins as the Supreme Beings are having troubles. They are ready to help the people of Earth... as soon as they can get their own house in order. 8 pm.  Details.
  • Matinee Film: In the Heart of the SeaMattituck-Laurel Library. "A recounting of a New England whaling ship’s sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby Dick. " 1:30 pm. Details. 

Saturday

  • Northeast Stage: The Supreme BeingsGreenport. A song written by Eric Bazilian & originally released by Joan Osborne in 1995, asks “What if God was one of us?” inspired this comedy. The story begins as the Supreme Beings are having troubles. They are ready to help the people of Earth... as soon as they can get their own house in order. 8 pm.  Details.
  • Reichert Gallery Exhibit: New York! New York! It's a Wonderful Town!Southold. The Southold Historical Society offers this exhibition of photographic images of NYC (1912-1964). Pictures taken by Charles Henry Meredith & William Steeple Davis. On exhibit Saturdays only through June 24. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild: Young Artists ExhibitCutchogue. Works by young artists celebrating our natural world. Exhibit open Noon-5 pm.  Details
  • Author Event: In Search of Barnabas Horton: From Baker to Long Island Proprietor, 1600-1860, Cutchogue Library. The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council hosts. Lecture & Book-signing by Jacqueline Dinan. 3 pm. Details.

Sunday 

  • Peconic Landing: Author Event, Greenport. Author Frederica Wachsberger, In Her Own Name, proves that the preservation of diaries and letters donated to the Society’s collection supply a 21st-century researcher valuable insights into the lives of women and the family in the late 19th century and the early 20th century. 3 pm. Details.
  • Northeast Stage: The Supreme BeingsGreenport. A song written by Eric Bazilian & originally released by Joan Osborne in 1995, asks “What if God was one of us?” inspired this comedy. The story begins as the Supreme Beings are having troubles. They are ready to help the people of Earth... as soon as they can get their own house in order. 5 pm.  Details.
  • Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild: Young Artists ExhibitCutchogue. Works by young artists celebrating our natural world. Exhibit open Noon-5 pm.  Details

Ongoing

  • Floyd Memorial Library: Vision & VerseGreenport. Eleven local visual artists are paired with writers-most from the North Fork, some published and some not- to create poetry inspired by the artists’ paintings and images. This genre is called Ekphrastic poetry, which means an image inspires a poem. The poems will be hung on the wall near the work which inspired them. 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. 
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportTBA Open when the library is. Details.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. TBA. 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.
  • 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. Annual Student Exhibit of Mattituck high school. A mixture of art portfolio projects from grades 9-12, completed under the direction art teachers Dina Rose, Michael Jablonski, and Tiffany Pelczar. The exhibition will include drawings, paintings, ceramics, and digital photography, and will feature artwork from students who participate in NYSATA Art Portfolio.  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

  • Reichert Gallery Exhibit: New York! New York! It's a Wonderful Town!Southold. The Southold Historical Society offers this exhibition of photographic images of NYC (1912-1964). Pictures taken by Charles Henry Meredith & William Steeple Davis. On exhibit Saturdays only through June 24. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Author Event: In Search of Barnabas Horton: From Baker to Long Island Proprietor, 1600-1860Cutchogue Library. The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council hosts. Lecture & Book-signing by Jacqueline Dinan. 3 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Author Event: In Her Own NameGreenport. Author Frederica Wachsberger proves that the preservation of diaries and letters donated to the Society’s collection supply a 21st-century researcher valuable insights into the lives of women and the family in the late 19th century and the early 20th century. 3 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.
  • Southold Indian MuseumSouthold. A rich collection of primarily Algonquin art and artifacts. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • Custer Observatory: Astronomy Day!Southold. Afternoon program: bouncy house, scale solar system, solar observing, drone demonstration, rocket launches, astronomy crafts, planetarium shows and observatory tours. Evening program: celestial observing, observatory tours, gifts, movies, raffle prizes, astronomy crafts and a Jupiter talk. Noon-Midnight. Details
  • Downs Farm Preserve: Hike in Celebration of Earth Day,  Cutchogue. Come celebrate Earth Day at this annual event organized by Group for the East End in partnership with the Peconic Land Trust and other local organizations! As part of the day's activities, the Trust's Tim Caufield will lead a walk through the trails on a portion of this 100+acre preserve. Hear from Tim the story of the conservation effort by neighbors, the Town and Suffolk County all working together, that resulted in the protection of this beautiful woodland, creek-front, and farmland area. Your day's activities wouldn't be complete without enjoying live animal demonstrations, nature crafts, a seed planting table, and more. There's something for everyone! 10 am - 2 pm; hike starts at 11 am.  Details.

Sunday

  • KK's The Farm: Dandelion FestivalSouthold. Learn the importance of this very useful edible plant and it’s healing properties. Join in games, music, face painting, dandelion tasting and drumming. At 2 p.m. Ira Haspel and guests will be in the food barn lecturing on the importance of dandelions. 1-4 pm. 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.