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Opera at a Lighthouse; Artists Open their Studios; Creatures, Wine, Film & Music

Enjoy opera on a Southold lighthouse lawn; an Italian harvest festival at a vineyard; family movie night in one park, and a concert in another. Fourteen Shelter Island artists welcome you into their studios. Sixteen talented designers help out charity.

Pets celebrate the reopening of Greenport's Harbor Pet with Yappy hours for pets and their humans. On the wilder side, the Quogue Wildlife Refuge brings raptors and chinchillas to meet you in Cutchogue.

Dine and enjoy new wine amid the vines. Laugh to stand up comedy or dance the night away.

The Highlights

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Festivals & Charity Events

Check out a nearly 200 year old mansion that's been decorated by 16 different designers--one room each--while helping four terrific charities. Enjoy fresh picked watermelon, fun and games at the Harbes Family Farm Watermelon Festival.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Celebrate harvest Italian style at One Woman Vineyard; tour Greenport harbor by solar boat and sample local oysters; have dinner in the vines at Lenz, or toast the new vintage release at Sparkling Pointe. Enjoy local farmers' markets, or sample the other usual fun--painting and doing yoga in the vines; touring fields of grapes and vegetables; learning winemaking.

Live Music

As ever, the North Fork offers dozens of options, many musical styles in varied venues. A special treat is the talented tenor singing opera on the grounds of the historic Horton's Point Lighthouse.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Meet artists at galleries or tour their studios; meet authors, chat about their works and get signed copies. Enjoy programs about exotic, locally rescued creatures. Enjoy interesting documentaries at the libraries, or bring the kids to see the Lego Movie in the park.

History

Wander the historic Sylvester Manor and its beautiful grounds; learn its slave/sugar trade history via documentary. Explore the area's rich history by meandering historic buildings and related exhibits cared for by the historical societies of Orient, Greenport, Southold, Cutuchogue/New Suffolk, and Mattituck/Laurel.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Learn nature photograph at the stunning Mashomack Preserve. Enjoy our many beaches, parks and downtowns.

Festivals & Charity Events

All Weekend Long

  • Harbor Pet re-opening, Greenport. Friday: 10am Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 12pm – 2pm Visit with Adoptable Dogs, 3pm – 5pm enjoy a furbulous ‘Yappy Hour!’ Pet parents can have their pup’s portrait drawn; refreshments will be served for the humans and canines alike. Saturday doors open at 10am, from 12pm to 2pm owners can ‘Ask the Trainer’ from North Fork School of Dogs for training advice;  3pm – 5pm owners can get their pet’s pictures taken by professional pet photographer Judy McCleery and enjoy a Yappy Hour, refreshments for humans and dogs. Free samples of various pet foods and raffle baskets. A portion of the proceeds from the weekend sales will be donated to the North Fork Animal Welfare League. Details.
  • North Fork Designer Show HouseCutchogue.  Sixteen interior designers each take a room and give it their own decorative point of view. The result is deeply varied, stunning and sophisticated. Enjoy exploring it all, and support four local charities that serve the entire age spectrum, from newborns to senior: CAST, Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch, Maureen’s Haven, and Katinka House. Open 11 am - 5 pm. Details.
  • Harbes Family Farm Watermelon Festival, Mattituck. Live music, local vendors, children’s activities, singing hayrides, pony rides, wine tasting, watermelon eating contest and more! 10 am - 5 pm. Details.
Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday

  • Harbor 'Oys-Tour' & TastingGreenport. Tour Greenport Harbor aboard the solar launch Glory. Captain Dave details Greenport’s place in oysters, past and present. After the tour, visit the Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market for shucking lessons, local oyster tastings, and a lesson in the modern oyster growing.3-5 pm.  Details.
  • Mattabella Vineyards-Art of the VineSouthold.  Paint (with an instructor's assistance) while you enjoy wine and hors d'oeurves. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Details.
  • The Herbal Garden with Heather Cusak, Southold. Harvest herbs, make teas and pesto, learn about the history of herbal medicine and the basics of making an herbal first aid kit. Presented by the Peconic Land Trust. 10 am -11:30 am. Details.
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • East End Farmers MarketLove Lane Mattituck. 2:30-6:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Greenport Farmer's MarketGreenport. Local produce, poultry, eggs, shellfish, cheese, bread, wine, preserves, and more.  9 am to 1 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Fire Department Chicken BBQ, Greenport. The annual fundraiser. 4-7 pm. Details.
  • One Woman Wines-Ferragosto CelebrationSouthold. Italian harvest festival, featuring live music, oysters, wine & more. Details.
  • One Woman Wines-Tasting Under the Stars!, Southold. Outdoor movie, bonfire, s’mores, telescope, candlelight. Bring your own food. Rain cancels. 6-10 pm. Details.
  • Sparkling Pointe-2011 Topaz Imperial Release Party!Southold. The sparkling dry rosé returns, paired with delish Lobster Sliders by Noah's. 12-5 pm. Details.
  • Sang Lee Farms-Yoga!, Peconic. Yoga on the farm  & organic veggie juice. 9-10:30 am. Details.
  • Sang Lee Farms Tour, Taste, Talk, Peconic. Tour organic farm fields, greenhouses and barn. Enjoy an amazing tasting of delicious vegetables and prepared products from the Sang Lee Kitchen.  11-12:30 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard-Vine To Wine Tour, Peconic. 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.
  • Lenz Winery--Dinner in the Vines, Peconic. Chef Noah Schwartz from Noah’s serves a five course, wine-paired dinner. 4-7 pm. Details.
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse, Mattituck 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 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Harbes Family Farm Singing HayrideMattituck. 2-3 pm and  4-5 pm.  Details.

Sunday

  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard-Vine To Wine Tour, Peconic. 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.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard-Yoga!, Peconic. An hour of gentle yoga followed by wine tasting. 10 am - noon. Details.
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse, Mattituck 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 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyard-YogaLaurel. Yoga with Sheryl and Brian, 10-11:30 am. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards-YogaRiverhead East,Yoga in the Vines, 11 am+ Details.
Live Music

Friday

  • Perlman Music Program Open Rehearsal and Works in Progress Concert, Shelter Island. Maestro Patrick Romano conducts the PMP Chorus in an open rehearsal, 5-6 pm. Students present their works in progress, 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Billy's By The Bay,  Greenport. Ev Corwin 4-7 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam Bar, Greenport. Lobster & Live Music, followed by DJ dance party. Lobster starting at 5 pm; Larry Lisso plays 6-9:30 pm; DJ danceparty starts at 9:30 pm. Details.
  • Mitchell ParkGreenportThe Greenport Band. Rain cancels. 7:30 pm.  Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard-Chill Out Fridays, PeconicMelody Rose plays while you enjoy wine & cheese. Music 4:30-7:30 pm; complimentary cheese fondue 5-8. Details.
  • Osprey's Dominion-Twilight on the VinesPeconic.  TJ Brown. 5-8 pm. Details.
  • Pindar-Sunset FridaysPeconicJen Kane 6-8 pm. Details.
  • The Tasting Group (Lieb Cellars)--Firefly FridaysMattituck. Nick Kerzner. Food by from the Roaming Fork Food Truck. 5-8 pm. Details.
  • Palmer VineyardsRiverhead EastTBA, 4pm+ Details.

Saturday

  • Perlman Music Program Works in Progress Concerts, Shelter Island.  Students present their works in progress. Two shows; 4 pm and 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam Bar, Greenport.  Two shows,  Copy Cat 2-6 pm and Hot Date 10 pm -2 am. Details.
  • Opera at The Horton Point LighthouseSouthold. Talented local tenor Bill Roslak sings opera selections on the lawn. He recently soloed at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and at the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Times Square. Bring a chair, blanket, picnic; whatever suits you. 6pm.  Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconicMisspent Youth 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Pindar VineyardPeconic. Mark Eisemann.  1-5 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Cabaret with Marjorie Volants, 2-4 pm, Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue.  The Gerards play 2-5 plus the big cheese pop up shop 1-4. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardLaurelFirefly. Crumb Delites brings cheesecake. 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesport.   The Mike Engle Jazz Vibratrio, New Orleans-Montreal-inspired jazz. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Jason's VineyardJamesport. George Barry 2-6 pmDetails.
  • Dilberto WineryJamesport. Hannah & James play 1:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto Winery-Opera at Night!, Jamesport.  The summer concert series brings Opera: An Evening of Puccini, Verdi and More" starring a cast of international performers. Starts at 7 pmDetails.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east. The Roberts-Moran Project. 3 to 6 pm. Details.
  • Palmer VineyardsRiverhead EastTBA, 2-6 pm. Details.

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Author Talk: Jason Shields, Greenport. The author presents his collection "Louis' Beach & Other Writings".   3 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: The Sugar Connection: Holland, Barbados, Shelter IslandSouthold. Documentary about the Shelter Island Sylvester family's participation in the 17th century trade. Bring lunch; cookies and drinks provided. 12:30 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Muscle Shoals, Mattituck. IMDb: "A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman". 1:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Nature Photography in Mashomack, Shelter Island. Join Mashomack Trustee Jim Colligan during a normally off-limits time to learn the tricks of using light and selecting shots.  5-7:30 pm. Details.
  • Open Studio Event-ArtSI, Shelter Island. Fifth annual event, Artists of Shelter Island 2014 Open Studios. Visit 14 Shelter Island artists in their creative lairs. Saturday and Sunday, noon- 5pm. Details.
  • Opening Reception Kapell Gallery, Greenport. From 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Family Movie Night in the Park, Peconic. The Lego Movie. Be comfy-bring blankets, chairs. Starts at dusk, around 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's Dominion-Comedy!PeconicLaugh NYC presents standup starting at 8 pm. Details.
  • Artist Reception-Gallery CrossingPeconic. East End fine artists, Deborah Belica and Susan D'Alessio. The gallery is exhibiting Deborah Belica's mixed media and acrylic abstracts and Susan D'Alessio's plein air natural vistas and farmlands on the East End through Aug. 25. 4:30-6:30 pm. Details.
  • Snakes, Chinchillas & Birds (Oh My!), Cutchogue. The Group for the East End hosts at Downs Farm Preserve, the Quogue Wildlife Refuge presents. 10-11:30 am. Details.
  • Raptors! The Quogue Wildlife Refuge Presents, Cutchogue.  See a Red Tailed Hawk, a Screech Owl, a Great Horned Owl, and an opossum. Learn the personal story of each raptor and how it came to the refuge. 2 pm. Details.
  • Artist Reception--Jedediah Hawkins Inn, Jamesport. Featuring local artist Max Moran and his new oil paintings,New East End Sea and Landscapes and NYC Rain Series.  5:00 to 8:00 pm. Details. 
  • Book Signing-Harvest Road, Riverhead East. Martha Clara Vineyard hosts; author Melissa Martin signs copies of her North Fork romance, Harvest Road. Details.

All Weekend Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrientQuilty Pleasures: Four Centuries of Quilts. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island Library, Shelter IslandJiFFy Images photography exhibit, through Aug. 31st. Open when the library is. Details.
  • East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. Open daily 1-5 pm;  Details.
  • Greenport Harbor Brewing CompanyGreenport. Showing Sanctuary by Danielle Malmet Rodger through Sept. 1.Tasting Room/Gallery hours: Sunday – Thursday, 12-6 pm, Friday and Saturday 12-7 pm.  Details.
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportLandscapes of Spirit, photographs by Greenport photographer Kit Storjohann through August 31st. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. Showing "Intimate Connections" by  Dan Welden, August 1 through Sept. 1st, reception Aug. 30. Open Thurs-Mon 12-5 pm. Details.
  • Cindy Pease Roe Studio & Gallery, Greenport . Open Thurs-Mon 1-5  Details.
  • Cosden-Price GallerySouthold. The Southold Historical Society presents "North Fork Annual", the inaugural juried art show. Runs Aug. 9-Aug. 23. Details.
  • Gallery CrossingPeconic. East End fine artists, Deborah Belica and Susan D'Alessio. The gallery is exhibiting Deborah Belica's mixed media and acrylic abstracts and Susan D'Alessio's plein air natural vistas and farmlands on the East End through Aug. 25. Open Thurs-Mon 12-7 pm.  Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue, Exhibiting Wendy Prellwitz, open when the library is.  Details.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchoguePond Studies The exhibit features artistic investigations of local waters. A portion of sales goes supports the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Marine Program. Through August 31st. Thurs-Sun 11-6 pm.  Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.  Oil Paintings by Jacqueline Palumbo. Born in France, raised in Brooklyn and retired (from the Metropolitan Museum of Art) to Mattituck, Jacqueline's skill is in reproducing oil paintings while making the renditions specific to her. Through Aug. 31.  Details.
  • Jedediah Hawkins InnJamesport. Featuring local artist Max Moran's new oil paintings, East End Sea and Landscapes and NYC Rain Series. Through Sept. 14th. Fri  5-8. Sat and Sun from 1-7 pm. Details.

Greenport Village Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

History

Friday

  • Matinee Film: The Sugar Connection: Holland, Barbados, Shelter IslandSouthold. Documentary about the Shelter Island Sylvester family's participation in the 17th century trade. Bring lunch; cookies and drinks provided. 12:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Sylvester Manor House and Grounds ToursShelter Island.  The house tours are guided and require reservations; the grounds you can explore on your own.  From the website: "Sylvester Manor is a former provisioning plantation, set up in 1652 on fertile soil at the head of a protected harbor on Shelter Island, New York. Originally owned by an English/Dutch sugar consortium to supply the triangle trade, and operated by enslaved Africans and indentured or paid Native American and European laborers, it has in the last two centuries also been an enlightenment-era farm serving regional markets and the country estate of one of America’s first food industrialists, Eben Norton Horsford, inventor of baking powder and the father of modern food chemistry..." More history here.  12-3 pm Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. The OHS has multiple galleries in several buildings, exhibiting works from four centuries. Thurs, Sat and Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Margaret E. Ireland HouseGreenport. The Stirling Historical Society's museum. Saturday and Sunday 1-4 pm. Details.
  • The Village Blacksmith, Greenport. Watch a real blacksmith at work.  Located on the edge of Mitchell Park, behind the old schoolhouse. Saturday and Sunday 11-5 pm. Details.
  • Southold Indian MuseumSouthold. Current Special Exhibit: Tobacco, Sacred to Profane, 5000 years of tobacco history on Long Island. Large permanent collection  includes the largest collection of Algonquin ceramic pottery and other treasures. Saturday and Sunday 1-4:30pm. Details.
  • Maple Lane ComplexSouthold. These crown jewels of the Southold Historical Society open for the summer on Saturday, July 5, and are open Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Historic Sign ExhibitSouthold. historic signs that were created on Long Island between 1830 and 1930. Runs from July 5 through October 12. Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday 1-4 pm  Details.
  • The Horton Point LighthouseSouthold, is one of the Southold Historical Society's many treasures. Originally designed by George Washington, it is now home to a nautical museum. Open Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am - 4pm.  Details.
  • Historic Buildings & Carriage House Gift ShopCutchogue. Open for the summer season, Sat, Sun & Mon. 1-4 pm.  Details.
  • Historic BuildingsMattituck. The Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society has several historic buildings they are happy to show on weekends by appointment. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm--"Defense of the Eagle"Riverhead East.   Learn about an overlooked naval battle that took place right here on the shores of the Long Island Sound during the War of 1812! Hallockville commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of the Eagle which took place over three days in 1814. Fri-Sun 12-4 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Friday

  • Harbor 'Oys-Tour' & TastingGreenport. Tour Greenport Harbor aboard the solar launch Glory. Captain Dave details Greenport’s place in oysters, past and present. After the tour, visit the Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market for shucking lessons, local oyster tastings, and a lesson in the modern oyster growing.3-5 pm.  Details.

Saturday

  • Nature Photography in MashomackShelter Island. Join Mashomack Trustee Jim Colligan during a normally off-limits time to learn the tricks of using light and selecting shots.  5-7:30 pm. Details.
  • One Woman Wines-Tasting Under the Stars!, Southold. Outdoor movie, bonfire, s’mores, telescope, candlelight. Bring your own food. Rain cancels. 6-10 pm. Details.
  • The Custer Institute, Southold, is the oldest public observatory on Long Island. On Saturday nights from dark until midnight they give guided tours of the heavens, clouds permitting. Saturday the will not be great for stargazing. Details.

All Weekend