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Oysters & Sake; Hot Browns & Mint Juleps; Theater, Music & Gallery Talks

This weekend features lots of food and wine fun: Oysters & Sake, Hot browns & Mint Juleps, a Shinn Estates Wine Dinner, customer appreciation at Touch of Venice. Friday night features a few concerts; more Saturday. Enjoy a gallery talk or two, a nature talk, science fun at the observatory, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf ends its run.

The Highlights

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Food, Farm & Vineyard

Touch of Venice sends customers some love; Little Creek Oysters pairs up with Joto Sake; Shinn holds a wine dinner; First & South celebrates Kentucky; Martha Clara paints & sips; plus tours & tastings.

Live Music

A dozen shows, mostly Saturday.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Theater and film; science, nature and gallery talks.

History

Enjoy a special exhibit on local whaling history plus a talk about it.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Enjoy our unexpectedly mild weather--the blizzard's almost melted--and explore our beautiful outdoors. Stargaze at Custer.

Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • Little Creek Oysters: Fun Fridays, Greenport. Classic Games and Happy Hour Specials (to be announced). Use their games or bring your own. Oyster and beer specials will be announced weekly. 12- 6 pm. Details.
  • Touch of Venice: Customer Appreciation Night, Cutchogue. Live music with the Tone Kats, complimentary antipasti buffet, happy hour drink specials. 4-7 pm. Details.

Saturday 

  • Little Creek Oysters: Sake & Oysters, Greenport. Joto Sake and Little Creek team up. Ryan of Joto Sake brings three sakes from the oyster-region of Japan, Little Creek hosts & provides the oysters. Learn all about sake & enjoy a generous tasting flight that includes each sake, oyster and scallop pairing, additional snacks and surprises. 12- 1:30 pm. Details.
  • First & South: A Weekend in Kentucky with Shawnas Lab, Greenport. Hot browns, Mint Juleps & More. Reservations recommended. Supper starts at 5 pm, last seating 9:45 pm. Details
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details
  • Touch of Venice: Customer Appreciation NightCutchogue. Live music with Mark Anderson, complimentary Venetian Spritz and antipasti with purchase of an entree. 6-9 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.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Mid-Winter Wine DinnerMattituck. Multiple courses paired with old and new vintages. Reservations required. 6:30 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Wine Glass Paint & SipSound Avenue. Held in the beautiful Wine Club Lounge; tickets are extremely limited and include 2 hand painted glasses per person. Hosted by Potter Designs.  1-3 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyards: Vine to Wine Tour, Peconic. Be a part of the most comprehensive wine tour in the region. Mini viticulture and winemaking tour will be given by owner and winemaker, Anthony Sannino. Tour includes wine tasting, cheese plate and special discounts. Reservations required. 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
Live Music

Friday:

  • Floyd Memorial Libary: Irish Music CircleGreenport. The 2nd Ad Hoc Whiskey Wind ever-changing, Irish music circle. Possibly including, but not limited to: Jennifer Benton, Kevin Brooks, Tim Kelly, Jay Loomis, Peter Siddons, David Nyce. 6 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road, Cutchogue.  Jeff LeBlanc, 6-9 pm Details.  
  • Touch of VeniceCutchogueTone Kats, 4-7 pm. Details.
  • Four Doors DownMattituck. Nick Kerzner, 7 pm. Details

Saturday: 

Sunday

  • Raphael Vineyard, Peconic. Chuck Colombo Blues, 1-4 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Peconic Landing: A Nature's JournalGreenport. John Holzapfel, a science teacher, past Southold Town Trustee, and oyster grower gives his monthly nature series. The program will consist of a little science, lots of pictures and a timely discussion of natures activities for the month. 4-5 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Where Hope GrowsMattituck-Laurel Library. "A baseball player whose professional career was cut short is inspired by a young grocery worker with Down syndrome." 1:30 pm. Details
  • The North Fork Community Theater: Who’s Afraid of Virginia WoolfMattituck. Enjoy Edward Albee’s classic drama about the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George, who draw a younger couple, Nick and Honey, into their bitter, unhappy relationship. Closing weekend. 8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Custer Observatory: Can We See the Flag on the Moon?, Southold. This is a tongue-in-cheek talk, filled with physics facts, optical analysis that you can do yourself, a brief history of Galileo and what he could see with his telescope over 400 years ago, and the present state of technology for land and space-based telescopes. Using hand-held calculators (or cell phones), the audience calculates the resolution limit of several telescopes and concludes by calculating the aperture needed to see the flag(s) left on the moon. 6-7:30 pm. Details.
  • Gallery TalkBrecknock Hall and Whaling ExhibitReichert Gallery Southold. Paul D'Orsay, the executive director of Friends of the Bay, will give a brief talk on the whaling history on Long Island. 3 pm. Details.
  • Southold Historical Society: Brecknock Hall and Whaling ExhibitReichert Gallery Southold. Grandson of a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, David Gelston Floyd (1802-1893) built historic home Brecknock Hall in Greenport, NY. One of the many business ventures he invested in was the high yield but risky business of whaling. His three whaling ships sailed out of Greenport harbor (1845- 1861) during the Golden Age of Whaling. Through Feb. 5. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • The North Fork Community Theater: Who’s Afraid of Virginia WoolfMattituck. Enjoy Edward Albee’s classic drama about the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George, who draw a younger couple, Nick and Honey, into their bitter, unhappy relationship. Closing weekend. 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Gallery Talk: Small Works 2015Alex Ferrone Gallery Cutchogue. Meet the exhibiting photographers and hear them discuss their works in the Small Works exhibit. Free lunch included, Reservations required. Noon-3 pm. Details.
  • The North Fork Community Theater: Who’s Afraid of Virginia WoolfMattituck. Enjoy Edward Albee’s classic drama about the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George, who draw a younger couple, Nick and Honey, into their bitter, unhappy relationship. Closing weekend. 2:30 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Hops for HabitatGreenport. A special exhibit featuring local artists and their work inspired by the local marine environment. Proceeds split between the local artist and CCE’s Marine Meadows Program. Featured local artists include: Christina Sun; Lindsay Hoffmann; Amy Worth; Kathleen Bifulco; Hector DeCordova; Randee Daddona; Julianne Karsten; Corey Solinger; Cynthia Wells; Diane Burke; Cindy Pease Roe; Scott Bluedorn; Jackie Black; Liz Schaeffler; Matthew M. Salerno; Maggie Merrill; Chris Paparo; Melissa Hyatt; Margaret Knowlden; Mark Terry; Caroline Waloski.  Open when the tasting room 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 GalleryGreenportSibylle Pfaffenbichler, new works. Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details. 
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportCollages by Donald L. Currie. On exhibit through February 28. Open 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: Small Works 2015Cutchogue. An eclectic selection of 70+ works by twenty-two regional photographers, including: Patricia Beary, Karen Bell, Karen Celella, Carolyn Conrad, Tom D’Emic, Susan Dooley, Rich Faron, Scott Farrell, Alex Ferrone, Ray Germann, Gerry Giliberti, Nijole Kudirka, Jacques LeBlanc, Jim Lennon, Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Mike McLaughlin, Bruce Milne, Chris Randall, Jim Sabiston, Jeff Schultz, Jim Slezak, and Mary Trentalange. Th - Sun 11 am - 6 pm (5 pm Sundays); or by appointment. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituckGood Ground Artists & Friends. Twenty-three community and art-minded artists dedicated to promoting the arts on the East End, including: Mike Meehan, Kathy Odell-Hamilton, Pamela Thomson, Dave Kornrumpf, Jackie Maloney, Beverly Livernoche, Bonnie Ruben, Kim Coruzzi, Marie Carrese, Pam Moss-Vitti, Jim Wightman, Jim Witker II, Carol Gold, Marcella A. Yenick, Mary Ann Damilia, Dan McCarthy, Yuriy Stefanishin, Maryanne Renz, Ulrike Kreiner-Holzhauer, A Gordon Dramstad, Apul Gupta, Ela H., and Maureen Flanagan. Open when the library is. Through January 30. Details.
  • Jamesport Manor Inn: Artists Scott McIntire & Madeline DaversaJamesport. "Painter Scott McIntire's hybrid style comes from a courtship with photorealism, pop art, op art, and abstraction." "Printmaker Madeline Daversa's artwork reflects a love for the natural environment of Long Island's East End."  On display Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. through February 3. Details.
  • Jedediah Hawkins Inn GalleryJamesport. Exhibiting Max MoranDetails.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Saturday

  • Southold Historical Society: Brecknock Hall and Whaling ExhibitReichert Gallery. "Grandson of a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, David Gelston Floyd (1802-1893) built historic home Brecknock Hall in Greenport, NY. One of the many business ventures he invested in was the high yield but risky business of whaling. His three whaling ships sailed out of Greenport harbor (1845- 1861) during the Golden Age of Whaling." Through Feb. 5. 1-4 pm. Details
  • Whaling History Exhibition TalkBrecknock Hall and Whaling ExhibitReichert Gallery. Paul D'Orsay, the executive director of Friends of the Bay, will give a brief talk on the whaling history on Long Island. 3 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • “How Two Eagle Scouts are Preserving History along the Old Main Road”Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library. The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council presents. Refreshments served. 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

Friday

  • Peconic Landing: A Nature's JournalGreenport. John Holzapfel, a science teacher, past Southold Town Trustee, and oyster grower gives his monthly nature series. The program will consist of a little science, lots of pictures and a timely discussion of natures activities for the month. 4-5 pm. Details.

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.