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Oysters & Beer; Astronomy Extravaganza; Bluegrass, Opera, Broadway, Reggae & more; Art & Authors

Photo is the Great Wall by Susan Dooley, from the new Globetrotting exhibit at Alex Ferrone Gallery. From a weekend full of astronomy to special live music events, spooky corn mazes, oysters and art, the North Fork Columbus Day Weekend is busy like summer, but better, because fall is beautiful and a little less crowded.

Sure, pumpkin picking gets the main headlines in October, but Greenport Harbor Brewing's oyster stout release party with locally grown oysters is an annual must-do, and the live music line up this weekend is particularly good. And if you like the cover photo, head to the art reception at Alex Ferrone Gallery.

The Highlights

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Festivals and Charity Events

Astronomy, Bluegrass, Beer & Oysters; three great festivals this weekend.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Spooky corn maze opens; Aqua Vitae release party; cooking lesson at Sang Lee; the usual tours & tastings...

Live Music

Bluegrass at Sylvester Manor's Plant & Sing festival; opera; South American guitar; dozens of shows...

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

An art reception, an author event, film, antique fair, more

History

The latest "Sunday Story" focuses on Southold's lighthouse history; also learn (hands on) about the native Corchaug people; tour Hallockville.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Enjoy Custer's astronomy festival, learn hands on about the native Corchaug people, enjoy being outdoors.

Festivals and Charity Events

All Weekend

  • The Custer Observatory 37th Annual Astronomy Jamboree, Southold.  Lectures, demonstrations, friends, food, music, and of course stargazing! It is a weekend for families, those new to astronomy, as well as seasoned stargazers. A weekend not to missed! Full schedule of events & other Details.

Saturday

  • Sylvester Manor Farm: The Annual Plant & Sing Festival, Shelter Island. A festival of bluegrass and traditional american music celebrating local food & community. Saturday night is the kickoff concert. Featuring The Seldom Scene, Bryan Sutton and Michael Daves. 6 pm. Details.

Sunday 

  • Sylvester Manor Farm: The Annual Plant & Sing Festival, Shelter Island. A festival of bluegrass and traditional american music celebrating local food & community. Gather to plant garlic and harvest fall crops, transforming the fields and the work itself with festive songs, dances, recitations and meals.  After the work everyone kicks back for a world-class music festival on the expansive waterfront lawn of historic Sylvester Manor. Featuring The Seldom SceneBryan Sutton and Michael Daves. 9 am-9 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: 4th Annual Oysterfest & Oyster Stout Release Party, Greenport. Greenport Harbor Brewing releases its Oyster Stout at its 4th Annual Oysterfest in Greenport in partnership with Little Creek Oysters. The two local businesses host another 5 or 6 oyster growers, and all will be shucking. Food trucks provide more substantial fare, and Gene Casey plays music. 12-7 pm. Details.
Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • Harbes Orchard: Spooky Night Maze, Sound Avenue. A Family Favorite! Grab your flashlights, friends & courage and wander the spooky corn maze (if you dare!) 7-9 pm. Details.

Saturday 

  • One Woman Wines & Vineyards: Tasting Under the StarsSouthold. Going into its fifth year, enjoy an outdoor movie, a bonfire, s’mores, as well a telescope to view the night sky! Everything is lit by candlelight so as not to disturb your view of the stars (or planets!). Bring your own food & get ready for an absolutely memorable night! 6-10 pm. Details.  6-10 pm. Details
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine To Wine TourPeconic. 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.
  • Sang Lee Farms: Cooking Demo, Peconic. Sample Sang Lee's specialty produce and unique value added products made here at their certified organic farm and kitchen! 10 am-4 pm. Details.
  • Waters Crest Winery: Aqua Vitae Release Party, Jamesport. Set in the Speak Easy Jedediah Hawkins Inn. This is a very small, exclusive event, so get your tickets quick. Enjoy older wines, really cool Aqua Vitae cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres. 5-7 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.

Sunday

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: 4th Annual Oysterfest & Oyster Stout Release Party, Greenport. Greenport Harbor Brewing releases its Oyster Stout at its 4th Annual Oysterfest in Greenport in partnership with Little Creek Oysters. The two local businesses host another 5 or 6 oyster growers, and all will be shucking. Food trucks provide more substantial fare, and Gene Casey plays music. 12-7 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 at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Martha Clara: Vines & CaninesSound Avenue. Take your pup on an educational stroll through the vines, if you bring a nonperishable food donation for local shelters. 10 am. Details.
Live Music

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Matinee Film: Last Brickmaker in AmericaMattituck.  "A man (Sidney Poitier) must cope with the loss of his wife and his job before finding redemption as a role model to an equally lost 13-year-old." 1:30 pm. Details.  

Saturday

  • Burton Bookstore: Author Event, Greenport. The North Fork Writers Group reads excerpts from their new anthology, Seven Voices. We will hear excerpts from Kit Storjohann, Jean Schweibish, and Joyce deCordova. Q&A and signing too. 6:00 pm. Details.
  • The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild: Antiques Fair and Country Bake SaleCutchogue. Enjoy the gallery and the fair on the lawn in front. 8am-4pm. Details.
  • Cooking Class: Homemade Corn Chowder with the Block Island Seafood CompanyCutchogue. Learn how to make lobster & corn chowder and steamed Prince Edward Island mussels. Raffles too! Registration Required. 2 pm. Details
  • Art Reception: Globetrotting, Cutchogue. Featuring works by award-winning photographers Susan Dooley, Ray Germann, and Dave Burns. Go around the world with a selection of photographs from the journeys of these East Coast photographers, Susan Dooley. Enjoy local wine from Pellegrini Vineyards and hors d’oeuvres. 6-8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Sunday Story: The Offshore Lighthouses of Southold TownSouthold. Edward (Ted) Webb gives a slide show tour of seven operational lighthouses within Southold Town waters. Southold is known for having more offshore lighthouses than any other township in the USA! Come and discover our rich maritime history through these 18th and 19th century beacons. 3 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical Society, Orient. Mini-Exhibitions. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island LibraryShelter Island. Art from the Island open studio event.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • Art Without BarriersGreenport. The grounds of beautiful Brecknock Hall host a sculpture garden like no other. The area’s first permanent outdoor sculpture exhibition is located on the grounds of Brecknock Hall. The sculpture garden showcases high-quality works by local and international sculptors that best complement and enhance this unique building and surrounding landscape. This year’s exhibition, “Art Without Barriers: What You Hear is What You See,” harnesses the power of assistive technology to enhance access to art – not just for those with visual impairments, but for the sighted as well. Daily through October. 11am - 3 pm,  Details.
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Exhibiting On the Water, new paintings by Isabelle Haran-Leonardi. 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.
  • 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 LibrarySouthold. Paintings of Don Wilson. Open when the library isDetails
  • Mayne Gallery: Southold Paintings, Then and NowSouthold. Historic paintings of the North Fork juxtaposed by contemporary works that depict similar or identical scenes, highlighting the changing landscapes and cityscapes over the decades. In some cases the older paintings span as far back as 100 years, making the differences between them and the modern works even more striking. Through October 11, 2015, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1-4pm. Details
  • Horton Point LighthouseSouthold. The Horton Point Lighthouse, originally laid out by George Washington, hosts a museum featuring nautical and maritime artifacts. Enjoy the views from the tower, and the “Tale of a Whale” display. Sat & Sun 11:30-4 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, CutchogueThree exhibits:  Springtime Art by Jeffrey Abrams & Chris Stavropolis,  Music through the eyes of Photographer Stephen Lang, and The Fine Art of Wine by photographer Richard Ritter.  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.
  • The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild, Cutchogue. Group show. M-Sa 10 am-5 pm; Sun noon-5 pm. Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogueBoats. Show juried by Cecily Jaffe of Cecily’s Love Lane Gallery Celebrating the Whitebread RaceOpen when the library is.  Through November 9. Details.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueGlobetrotting. Featuring works by award-winning photographers Susan Dooley, Ray Germann, and Dave Burns. Go around the world with a selection of photographs from the journeys of these East Coast photographers. Through November 15. Open Thurs-Sun 11-6 pm.  Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.   Variations on a Dream — Paintings by Frances Liburt Open when the library isDetails.
  • Jamesport Manor Inn: Jerry Schwabe and Steven SchreiberJamesport.Paintings by Jerry Schwabe of East Hampton, NY and photographs by Steven Schreiber of Flanders, NY.  On display Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. through October 28. Details

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday

  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Tour 1765 HomesteadSound Avenue. This informative tour features the interior spaces of the 1765 Homestead, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn the history of the Hallock family and the many facets of farming life on Sound Avenue. Tour includes the historic Homestead Barn and takes about 45-50 minutes. tours are at 12:30pm or 3:00pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Early 1900’s Immigrant Farmer TourSound Avenue. Tour the interior spaces including the Cichanowicz Farmhouse, Trubisz House and Naugles Barn, that all tell the story of the Eastern European immigrant farmers that settled on the East End. 1:45-2 pm Details.

Saturday 

  • Tools, Totems and Toys of the Corchaug Native People,  Cutchogue. The Group for the East End and Tepee Ted from the Wilderness Traveling Museum will co-host this interesting program at Downs Farm Preserve. Participants will learn how the Corchaug people lived their daily lives using items made from animal skins, bones, shells, stone and wood. Lots of fun and hands-on demonstrations! Family friendly! 10:30 am-Noon. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Tour 1765 HomesteadSound Avenue. This informative tour features the interior spaces of the 1765 Homestead, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn the history of the Hallock family and the many facets of farming life on Sound Avenue. Tour includes the historic Homestead Barn and takes about 45-50 minutes. tours are at 12:30pm or 3:00pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Early 1900’s Immigrant Farmer TourSound Avenue. Tour the interior spaces including the Cichanowicz Farmhouse, Trubisz House and Naugles Barn, that all tell the story of the Eastern European immigrant farmers that settled on the East End. 1:45-2 pm Details.

Sunday

  • Sunday Story: The Offshore Lighthouses of Southold TownSouthold. Edward (Ted) Webb gives a slide show tour of seven operational lighthouses within Southold Town waters. Southold is known for having more offshore lighthouses than any other township in the USA! Come and discover our rich maritime history through these 18th and 19th century beacons. 3 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. The OHS has multiple galleries in several buildings, exhibiting works from four centuries. Main summer exhibit: The Works of William Steeple Davis. Oysterponds artist William Steeple Davis (1884-1961) spent virtually all of his life in Orient. The Oysterponds Historical Society has an enormous amount of his work in various media, including photographs, most depicting Oysterponds and spanning more than half a century. Not only do these demonstrate his skill as a photographer, they also document Oysterponds in the first half of the twentieth century. The exhibition will concentrate on his work in painting and photography beginning when he was thirteen years old, and presents a sampling of the subjects that interested him most." Through September. Thurs, Sat and Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island Historical SocietyShelter Island. Museum open Sat and Sun 10am-2pm. Details
  • Stirling Historical Society: Margaret Ireland House MuseumGreenport. The museum is open. Sat- Sun 1-4 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 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 MuseumNative American Shell Fishers on Long Island, Pre- and Post-ContactSouthold. Lithic, ceramic, shell, and bone artifacts associated with Long Island Native American activity in harvesting and cooking shellfish and other animals both pre- and post-contact with Europeans. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Mayne Gallery: Southold Paintings, Then and NowSouthold. Historic paintings of the North Fork juxtaposed by contemporary works that depict similar or identical scenes, highlighting the changing landscapes and cityscapes over the decades. In some cases the older paintings span as far back as 100 years, making the differences between them and the modern works even more striking. Through October 11, 2015, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1-4pm. Details
  • Southold Historical Society: Maple Lane ComplexSouthold. Bring out the family and enjoy a tour of our grounds, including the Ann Currie-Bell House, Thomas Moore House, Pine Neck Barn and many other buildings. Open Sat, Sun, and Wed, 1-4pm. Details.
  • Horton Point LighthouseSouthold. The Horton Point Lighthouse, originally laid out by George Washington, hosts a museum featuring nautical and maritime artifacts. Enjoy the views from the tower, and the “Tale of a Whale” display. Sat & Sun 11:30-4 pm. Details.
  • Historic buildings and Carriage House Gift ShopCutchogue. Open to the public for the start of the season. Located on the hamlet's 'town' green. Sat, Sun & Mon 1-4 pm Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

All Weekend

  • The Custer Observatory 37th Annual Astronomy JamboreeSouthold.  Lectures, demonstrations, friends, food, music, and of course stargazing! It is a weekend for families, those new to astronomy, as well as seasoned stargazers. A weekend not to missed! Full schedule of events & other Details.

Saturday

  • One Woman Wines & Vineyards: Tasting Under the StarsSouthold. Going into its fifth year, enjoy an outdoor movie, a bonfire, s’mores, as well a telescope to view the night sky! Everything is lit by candlelight so as not to disturb your view of the stars (or planets!). Bring your own food & get ready for an absolutely memorable night! 6-10 pm. Details.  6-10 pm. Details
  • The Custer Institute: StargazingSouthold. The oldest public observatory is open for viewing, weather permitting. Note, viewing is best with less moon. This summer Saturn, Jupiter and Venus are easily visible.  Here's the moon calendar.  8 pm - midnight. Details.
  • Tools, Totems and Toys of the Corchaug Native People,  Cutchogue. The Group for the East End and Tepee Ted from the Wilderness Traveling Museum will co-host this interesting program at Downs Farm Preserve. Participants will learn how the Corchaug people lived their daily lives using items made from animal skins, bones, shells, stone and wood. Lots of fun and hands-on demonstrations! Family friendly! 10:30 am-Noon. 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.