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Plant, Sing, Commemorate the War of 1812; Music, Art & Comedy

This weekend the North Fork offers two wonderful, deeply rooted events: The 6th Annual Plant & Sing Festival on Shelter Island, which connect us to centuries of agricultural history, and a commemoration of the Defense of the Eagle, a War of 1812 battle that occurred 200 years ago. Our agricultural heritage has blossomed into viticulture in recent decades, and this weekend the wineries offer lots of events and ways to enjoy our land. A few of the choices: Waters Crest Winery hosts a delicious clinic in cabernet franc, one of the varietals that thrives here. Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse offers tours of its vines and barrel room, along with tastings and information about its viticulture. Dilberto offers barrel tastings. Non-wine events hosted by the wineries include stand up comedy at Castello Di Borghese, and live music of many kinds.

Two special music events are on Shelter Island; Perlman stages a viola and piano concert, and the Friends of Music offer two visiting pianists put on a tour de force.

Our libraries and galleries offer book signings and art receptions, art films and more. Some amazing historic buildings and exhibits, like the George Washington-designed  Hortons Point Lighthouse, the East End Seaport Museum, and the historic sign exhibit will close for the season after this weekend, so be sure to stop in.

The North Fork is more than special events, however--it is a beautiful place where nature thrives. Explore the beauty with a guided two-mile botanical wander through easy terrain, or just drive around, admiring our autumn wetlands.

The Highlights

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Festivals & Charity Events

The 6th Annual Plant & Sing Festival is a don't miss, all day affair on Saturday. Hallockville's commemoration of the Defense of the Eagle, a 200 year old local battle is a briefer must visit, a truly unique affair. In Mattituck, a trunk show party creates a shopping special.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Wineries welcome you to tour and taste, while offering delicious local food. Waters Crest Winery offers a fascinating--and delicious--class on cabernet franc.

Live Music

This week music plays up and down the fork, in a variety of settings and styles. Two classical highlights are on Shelter Island.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Laugh at stand up; enjoy readings and book signings; meet artists and see a new exhibit, or catch one that's closing this weekend.

History

The special event is the Defense of the Eagle, but this weekend is importantly also the last to visit Horton's lighthouse, or one of the many other historic buildings on the Fork. Most close for the season, except for by appointment.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Our still beautiful weather and fully blooming plants are one of the core reasons to be here now. Learn and enjoy exploring this natural heritage on a guided botanical walk.

Festivals & Charity Events

Saturday

  • The 6th Annual Plant & Sing Festival, Shelter Island. Sylvester Manor, which hosts this spectacular event, explains: "People gather to plant garlic and harvest fall crops, transforming the fields and the work itself with festive songs, dances, recitations and meals. When the work is done, it’s time to enjoy our world-class festival of Bluegrass and Traditional American Music on the expansive waterfront lawn of Sylvester Manor. Savor locally produced libations & food, and kick back to amazing music as the sun sets over Gardiner’s Creek." It starts at 7 am with Sunrise Yoga, and goes until nearly midnight. Full schedule. More Details.
  • Hobo Trunk Show at Renee's, Mattituck. Shop Hobo's accessories while sipping local wine, noshing local eats, and dancing to the DJ. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund. 10 am -6 pm. Details.

Saturday & Sunday

  •  Defense of the Eagle: War of 1812 Commemorative Event, Jamesport. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of a local War of 1812 battle. Two days of military re-enactments, tours, children's activities and more. Details.
Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday

  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Harbes Family Farm--Fall FestivalMattituck. Pick a pumpkin,  enjoy live music, wander the corn mazes and more. Details
  • Friday at Dilberto WineryJamesport. Fresh baked pizza & two glasses of wine for $25. Details.
  • Jamesport Vineyards Serves Noah's, Jamesport. Throughout the fall, Jamesport Vineyard's new wood burning oven will  be baking deliciousness from Noah's. 5-8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Greenport Farmer's MarketGreenport. Last market of the season! Local produce, poultry, eggs, shellfish, cheese, bread, wine, preserves, and more.  9 am to 1 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.
  • Sang Lee Farms Tour, Taste, Talk, Peconic. Tour organic farm fields, greenhouses and barn with Karen Lee. Enjoy an amazing tasting of delicious vegetables and prepared products from the Sang Lee Kitchen.  11-12:30 pm. Details.
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Waters Crest Winery-Cabernet Franc 101, Cutchogue. Winemaker Jim Waters teaches Long Island terroir – discussing the Cabernet Franc grape and how it grows in comparison to other popular grape varietals. Includes a tasting tour comparing Long Island Cabernet Francs with upstate NY and France, paired with cheese.  2-4 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse--Tours, 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 pm. Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Jamesport Vineyards Serves Noah's, Jamesport. Throughout the fall, Jamesport Vineyard's new wood burning oven will  be baking deliciousness from Noah's. 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Paumanok Vineyards-Oysters!Aquebogue. Paumanok Vineyards serves fresh, local oysters every Saturday in September and October, 2-5 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards--Winemaker's Walk, Cutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse-Tours, 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 2:30 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Jamesport Vineyards Serves Noah's, Jamesport. Throughout the fall, Jamesport Vineyard's new wood burning oven will  be baking deliciousness from Noah's. 12-6 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto Winery-Barrel Tasting & ToursJamesport. Every Sunday in the fall, sample straight from the barrel. 11 am and 1 pm. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards-YogaRiverhead East,Yoga in the Vines, 11 am+ Details.
Live Music

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

  • Perlman Music Program-Works in Progress Concert, Shelter Island. Students present classical masterworks in a free concert. 2:30 pm. Details.
  • Double Delight: Piano Four Hands, Shelther Island. Shelter Island Friends of Music welcomes Orion Weiss & Anna Polonsky who play Brahms, Schubert, Hartke, & Dvořák.  Concert followed by reception. 3-5 pm, Details.
  • Billy's By the Bay, Greenport. Band TBA 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam Bar, Greenport. The Fugitives 1:30-5:30. Details. 
  • Sparkling PointeSoutholdAlex Clough Jazz Duo 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Joe Hampton and the Kingpins 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Pindar VineyardPeconicHowie Seal.  1-5 pm. Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard, Peconic. Bryce Larsen, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, Peconic.  Bob Blatchley, wine, cheese, chocolate 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor Brewery, Peconic. The Park Avenue Gypsies, 2 pm . Details.
  • Waters Crest Winery, CutchogueChef  Tom Schaudel and bandmate Mike Dorio, 3-5 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto WineryJamesport. Band TBA. 1:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesportTBA 1:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Jason's VineyardJamesport. TBA 1-5 pmDetails.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east.  The Vine Brothers Blues, folk and gypsy jazz  2-5 pm. Details.
  • Palmer VineyardsRiverhead East. Band TBA, 1-5 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Film: All Me - The Life & Times of Winfred RembertShelter Island. A documentary from the Hamptons Take 2 Film Festival. From the website: "This poignant film chronicles the journey of Winfred Rembert, an African American artist, who earlier in his life served seven years on a chain gang in Georgia and more recently had a retrospective of his art at a prestigious Madison Avenue gallery. His brightly colored paintings - tooled on leather canvases, a technique he learned in prison - and his intimate reminiscences depict the injustices of life in the Jim Crow south in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Now in his sixties, Rembert has developed a following among collectors of his intensely autobiographical paintings. about the abstract expressionist painter that lived in Bridgehampton for nearly 40 years.  7 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Tim's VermeerMattituckRotten Tomatoes:  "Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, (Video Toaster, LightWave, TriCaster) attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer ("Girl with a Pearl Earring") manage to paint so photo-realistically - 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. ..." 1:30 pm. Details.
  • Artist ReceptionMattituck. Meet artist Lee Harned and view her gallery exhibit “New Beginnings”. Refreshments. 5:30-7:30.  Details.

Saturday

  • 24th Annual Book & Author Luncheon, Shelter Island. Betty Medsger, author of The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI.  Moderated by Bob Lipsyte. noon. Details.
  • Book Signing & Reading, Southold. From the newsletter: "Meet local author GP Lane and discover the art of delayed gratification with the author’s compelling debut, Waiting On Women. 2 pm. Details.
  • Stand Up Comedy at Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Laugh NYC presents rising star Vicky Kuperman, Doors open at 7; show starts at 8 pm. Details.
  • Artist ReceptionPeconicGallery Crossing presents Sharon Way-Howard and a large selection of her works. 3-5 pm. Details.
  • Book Signing & Discussion, CutchogueJoe McKay presents his Crazy About Words,  a collection of essays about our amazing English language. 2 pm. Details.

All Weekend Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. Quilty Pleasures: Four Centuries of Quilts. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island LibraryShelter Island. A celebration of local artists. Open when the library isDetails.
  • East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. Last weekend of the season! After Columbus Day, open by appointment. 1-5 pm   Details.
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenport. East End Photographers group, exhibiting East End Images. Open when the library isDetails
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingGreenport. The tasting room is showing "Maritime Madness” featuring the paintings of Wendy Small of Brooklyn and Cindy Pease Roe of Greenport. Open when the tasting room is, through Oct. 31st. Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. Starting October 3, showing East End Musings by Daniel Jones and James Sabaston. Open Thurs-Mon 12-5 pm.  Details.
  • Cindy Pease Roe Studio & Gallery, Greenport. Open by appointment. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • Gallery CrossingPeconicFine Art of the East End, Paintings by Sharon Way-Howard. The gallery describes her work as involving a variety of mediums and including "landscapes, animal paintings and botanical illustrations." Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue, Exhibiting Jada Rowland, open when the library is.  Details.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueBare, spectral nudes by Michael Adelson and Ann Brandeis. Proceeds benefit The Retreat domestic violence services. Through October 12, Thurs-Sun 11-6 pm.  Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.  “New Beginnings” Paintings, Prints and Mixed Media by Lee Harned. An Artists’ Reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 10th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Jedediah Hawkins InnJamesport. Featuring the artists of the Alex Ferrone Gallery, in a special exhibit, Perception. Features varied photographic subjects, styles, and fine art printing techniques. Photographers include Michael Edelson, Rich Faron, Scott Farrell, Alex Ferrone, Ray Germann, Gerry Giliberti, Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Harold Naideau, Jim Sabiston, and Steven Schreiber. Through October 14. Fri  5-8. Sat and Sun from 1-7 pm. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

History

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.
  • 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. 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. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Maple Lane ComplexSouthold. These crown jewels of the Southold Historical Society  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. One of the Southold Historical Society's many treasures. Originally designed by George Washington, it is now home to a nautical museum. Open through Columbus Day, Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am - 4pm.  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

Saturday

  • 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 moon will be be nearly full, not great for targazing. Details.
  • Autumn Botanical Walk, Jamesport. Naturalist Mary Laura Lamont guides a 2-mile exploration of the preserved lands at Hallockville. Easy terrain, heavy rain cancels. Details.

Ongoing