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Oysters & Sake; The Last of the Red Hot Lovers; Butterflies; Thank You Veterans!

The Highlights

Friday November 11 - Sunday November 17

The North Fork is full of food, wine, sake, art, music and theater this weekend. Little Creek Oysters hosts a don't miss oyster and sake experience. Northeast Stage opens Neil Simon's The Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Interesting arts events beyond the theater include a talk about butterflies; a talk about life in the 1600s; and the Bolshoi ballet in HD. Many other vineyards offer events, from tours and tastings to live music. Concerts also play at Perlman and our libraries.

Every day, but Friday in particular, remember our veterans. Consider donating to a veteran's charity, or engaging in a service activity.

The Listings 

Friday November 11 - Sunday November 17

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

Food, Farm & Vineyard (This category is for food and wine events, and for events hosted by a vineyard or farm, other than live music; for live music at all venues, see that category.)

Oysters & Sake in Greenport; Holiday Pie at Sparkling Pointe; champagne at Pindar; paint and sip at Martha Clara; barrel tastings at Paumonak and more.

Live Music

Dozens of concerts.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Theater; an author event; meet some animals; many interesting talks.

History

Learn about life in the 17th century and Cutchogue's Old House.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Stargaze at Custer; meet the animals of the wildlife refuge.

Food, Farm and Vineyard (This category is for food and wine events, and for events hosted by a vineyard or farm, other than live music; for live music at all venues, see that category)

Clovis Point Vineyards is collecting food and toys, as part of its Long Island Cares-Harry Chapin Food Drive (through November 23rd) and its Toys for Tots Christmas effort (through December 10). When you visit them, bring a donation. Thanks Clovis! 

Friday: Thank you Veterans!

Saturday

  • Little Creek Oysters: Sake & Oysters with Joto Sake!, Greenport. Ryan from Joto Sake teaches all-things-sake. Featuring three sakes from the oyster-region of Japan, she'll guide you through a flight while explaining the sake making process. Flight includes generous tastes of each sake, oyster and scallop pairing, additional snacks and surprises. Noon-1:30 pm. Details.
  • Sparkling Pointe: Holiday Pie, Southold. Cuvee Carnaval Rouge paired with a slice of Four and Twenty Blackbird's Chocolate Chess Pie. Noon-5 pm. Tickets & Details.
  • Pindar: Champagne ToursPeconic. Learn the last stages in making Champagne; watch Pindar complete the "méthode champenoise" process--disgorge, dosage, cork, wire net the bottles in preparation for the Holiday season. Each ticket includes a glass of their Cuvee Rare Champagne and hors d'oeuvres. 2-4 pm. 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.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Wine Glass Paint & SipsSound Avenue. Enjoy a fun time of wine and paint, hosted by Potter Designs. Tickets include 2 hand painted glasses per person. Tickets are extremely limited  Doors open at 12:45 pm, session begins at 1 pm. Details.
  • Paumanok Vineyards: Barrel TastingsAquebouge. Join owner and winemaker Charles Massoud in Paumanok's barrel cellar to taste the 2015 vintage reds and barrel fermented chardonnay straight from the barrel. Enjoy using large Riedel crystal glasses to taste the wines, which will be accompanied by an assortment of fine cheeses, breads and pâté.  Five tasting sessions a day. Details.

Sunday

  • Sparkling Pointe: Excellence XO Brandy Release, Southold. Excellence XO Brandy paired with Vosges Haut Chocolate. Noon-5 pm. Tickets & Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Winemaker for a Day: VIP Blending SessionPeconic. At Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, you have the opportunity to be a winemaker for a day. With this exclusive session, you and your guest will have the chance to learn how to blend a custom bottle of wine as you learn about life as a vintner. Noon-2:30. Details.
  • Pindar: Champagne ToursPeconic. Learn the last stages in making Champagne; watch Pindar complete the "méthode champenoise" process--disgorge, dosage, cork, wire net the bottles in preparation for the Holiday season. Each ticket includes a glass of their Cuvee Rare Champagne and hors d'oeuvres. 2-4 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.
  • Paumanok Vineyards: Barrel TastingsAquebouge. Join owner and winemaker Charles Massoud in Paumanok's barrel cellar to taste the 2015 vintage reds and barrel fermented chardonnay straight from the barrel. Enjoy using large Riedel crystal glasses to taste the wines, which will be accompanied by an assortment of fine cheeses, breads and pâté.  Five tasting sessions a day. Details.
Live Music

Friday: Thank you Veterans!

Saturday 

  • Perlman Music Program: Alumni Recital & Artists ReceptionShelter Island.PMP alumna cellist Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir performs a recital, followed by an artists reception. 5 pm. Details
  • Floyd Memorial Library: Basically Baroque, Greenport. Free concert featuring music from Goldberg, Handel, Haydn, Stamitz, and Vivaldi. 3:30 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Sahara, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicJoe Allegue, 5-8 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconicRomeo's Dream, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Lieb CellarsCutchogueThe Second Hands, 3-6 pm. Details
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurelFirefly, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportEarthtones, 2-5 pm. Details
  • Jason's VineyardJamesportGeorge Barry,  2-6 pm. Details
  • Sherwood House VineyardJamesportTBA, 2-6 pm. Details
  • Jamesport Meeting HouseJamesportEastbound Freight (bluegrass). 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards, Sound AvenueTBADetails

Sunday

  • Perlman Music Program: Family, Music and Fun!Shelter Island. The Perlman Music Program invites you to a fun-filled musical event for the whole family! Join us in the Clark Arts Center on our Shelter Island campus for a taste of classical music, snacks and activities. Ideally suited for children ages 4-10, but all ages are welcome! 11:30 am. Details
  • Perlman Music Program: Works in Progress ConcertShelter Island. The Perlman Music Program’s exceptional students will present a free concert of classical masterworks. 2:30 pm. Details.
  • Duck Walk NorthSoutholdTBA. Details. 
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicNick Kerzner, 3-6 pm. Details
  • RaphaelPeconicBlue Roots, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck. Pianist Ann Taffel performs Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Gershwin. Ms. Taffel is active as a soloist in concert halls around the world. 2 pm. Details
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurelDennis O'Connor, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportTom & Lisa, 1:30-4:30 pm. Details
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday: Thank you Veterans!

  • Talk: The Great Gull Island Project, Peconic Landing Greenport. The Great Gull Island project is a monitoring study of Common and Roseate Terns nesting on Great Gull Island. Join Helen Hays, Chair of the Great Gull Island Committee, Division of Vertebrate Zoology-Ornithology for the Museum of Natural History, which owns the island, for the latest research on the island's birds. Peconic Landing & The North Fork Audubon Society present. 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Theater: Neil Simon's The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Greenport. Northeast Stage opens its fall show, about a middle aged married man trying (and failing) to join the sexual revolution. 8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Theater: Neil Simon's The Last of the Red Hot LoversGreenport. Northeast Stage opens its fall show, about a middle aged married man trying (and failing) to join the sexual revolution. 8 pm. Details.
  • Author Event: Joel Reitman, 'Parks and Other Stories', Southold Free Library. “River of Oil” is the lead story in Joel Reitman’s latest book, “Parks and Other Stories”. Set in the southwest, the story involves smuggling, cowboys and politicians. Meet Joel and discover his passion for baseball, dogs, photography, the written word, and the North Fork. Refreshments will be served. 2 pm. Details.
  • Antiques, Arts & Crafts Fair, Peconic Community Center Peconic. The Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild stages a great opportunity to start your Christmas shopping. 9 am - 4 pm. Details.

Sunday 

  • The Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Bright Stream, Peconic Landing Greenport. Peconic Landing broadcasts many world class performances on it auditorium, with a great HD screen & sound. 3 pm Details
  • Theater: Neil Simon's The Last of the Red Hot LoversHoly Trinity Church Greenport. Northeast Stage opens its fall show, about a middle aged married man trying (and failing) to join the sexual revolution. 5 pm. Details.
  • Talk: Tropical Rainforests/Rainforest ButterfliesSouthold Free Library. An awe-inspiring program with naturalist and explorer Steve Fratello who has traveled around the world and led scientific expeditions for the Smithsonian. Personal stories of his travels will be shared as he presents his rare collection of tropical rain forest butterflies. 2 pm. Details.
  • Talk: Mehitabel’s Mishaps: Everyday Life in 1660s New England, Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library.  John Fiske, curatorial consultant and noted expert on Pilgrim Century furniture and lifestyle, will discuss the reinterpretation of Cutchogue's The Old House, believed by many to be New York State’s oldest surviving dwelling. Viewed through the lens of a typical homemaker of the 17th century, Fiske will examine the pleasures and pitfalls of everyday life in this pioneer period. 2 pm. Details.
  • Meet the Animals of Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Downs Farm Preserve Cutchogue. Snakes, chinchillas, birds! OH MY! Learn about these amazing animals, up close and personal at Downs Farm Preserve. Quogue Wildlife Refuge will discuss the ecological role of these beautiful creatures and why they are at the Refuge. Hosted by Group for the East End. 10 am. Details.

Ongoing 

  • Floyd Memorial Library: Sapphire SkiesGreenport. Photographs of Greenport at its beautiful best, by Bill Stamatis. Through Nov. 20. Open when the library isDetails
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Thurs-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5. Details.
  • Sirens' Song Gallery, Greenport. Birds of a Feather, Anneli Arms and Sigrid Sperzel work the intaglio etching process to create their masterpieces. Sat-Mon. 12:30-6 pm. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenportNew Works by Sheila Breck. Through November 28. Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details.   
  • Kapell GalleryGreenportDaniel Hauben. Gorgeous new paintings of North Fork subjects. Details.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. The works of Melissa Hyatt Desimone.  Open when the library 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 GalleryCutchoguePlein Air Paintings by Carol Halliburton. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueInternational Juried Photographic Solarplate Exhibition. Solarplate 2016 features works of original Solarplate etchings created from photographically based images.  Forty-eight works by national and international artists will be available in the exhibit.  Partial sales proceeds will benefit the Inspiration Plus Foundation - a charitable educational organization with the purpose of improving the lives of individuals of all ages through exposure to art, science, and music. Through November 13.  Th - Sun 11 am - 6 pm (5 pm Sundays); or by appointment. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituck. Paintings by Jo-Ann Corretti. Jo-Ann, a Mattituck resident, specializes in commissioned Home and Garden Portraits, with over 400 homes rendered across Long Island and out of state. Her commissions also include, businesses, cars, boats, pets and paintings of your favorite places. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Clovis Point VineyardsJamesport. Photographer Jeremy Garretson, through November 30. Details.
  • William Ris GalleryJamesport. Sandra Bloodworth's Intimate Feasts features a selection of lush, rich, oils from the artist’s epicurean series –memorable representations of shared intimate meals.Bloodworth is the director of NY's MTA Arts & Design program.  11-5 pm. Details.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Works by Artists Roxanne Panero & Sara Cedar Miller. Open Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Through February 1, 2017. Details 
  • Martha Clara VineyardSound Avenue. Featuring the artwork of SallyAnne Keller in the tasting room. Through Nov. 30.  Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday: Thank you Veterans!

Saturday 

  • Fire Fighter MuseumGreenport. The Fire Fighter is a famous and historic fireboat open for free tours Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5. Details

Sunday 

  • Talk: Mehitabel’s Mishaps: Everyday Life in 1660s New EnglandCutchogue-New Suffolk Library.  John Fiske, curatorial consultant and noted expert on Pilgrim Century furniture and lifestyle, will discuss the reinterpretation of Cutchogue's The Old House, believed by many to be New York State’s oldest surviving dwelling. Viewed through the lens of a typical homemaker of the 17th century, Fiske will examine the pleasures and pitfalls of everyday life in this pioneer period. 2 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 Indian MuseumSouthold. A rich collection of primarily Algonquin art and artifacts. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.  
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Friday

Saturday 

Sunday

  • Meet the Animals of Quogue Wildlife RefugeDowns Farm Preserve Cutchogue. Snakes, chinchillas, birds! OH MY! Learn about these amazing animals, up close and personal at Downs Farm Preserve. Quogue Wildlife Refuge will discuss the ecological role of these beautiful creatures and why they are at the Refuge. Hosted by Group for the East End. 10 am. Details.

Ongoing