Widgets Magazine

Restaurant Week Begins Sunday! Comedy Night, Special Tastings, More

Chef Noah prepping dishes; Noah's is participating in Restaurant Week

The Highlights

Friday March 24 - Sunday March 26

The North Fork is well known for fantastic, fresh food in our restaurants. Starting Sunday, enjoy many of our best restaurants at a discount for one week only--the East End's Restaurant Week.

Before you head out for the prix fixes Sunday, consider dining at Raphael Friday night. Three comics will make you laugh so hard you'll have to eat the buffet carefully. Beyond the laughter, feel good supporting the North Fork Chamber of Commerce. All weekend long, enjoy special wine pairings, tours & tastings--sparkling and French cheeses at Sparkling Pointe; Laurel Lake Vineyards wine & North Fork Chocolates; Pindar wines and Irish soda bread; Vine to Wine at Sannino, Winemaker's Walk at Borghese, and so much more.

The Listings 

Friday March 24 - Sunday March 26

(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.)

Restaurant week starts Sunday night--8 days of very affordable deliciousness. Guinness Glass etching, wine & chocolate pairing, more.

Live Music

A couple of dozen concerts.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Films, theater, comedy night, meet an artist.

History

Enjoy our historic downtowns.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Stargaze, enjoy a St. Patrick's Day parade.

Food, Farm and Vineyard
(What's happening at the vineyards, other than live music; (for live music at all venues, see that category) plus food and farm events too.)

Friday

  • North Fork Taps and Corks: Guinness Glass Etching, Southold. Includes bag pipe music too. 6 pm. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards: Trivia NightSound Avenue. Matt Cereola, "Jeopardy champion", "Nobel Laureate", and "former NASA astronaut" hosts. Half-price tasting flights & glasses. 6-9 pm. Details.
  • North Fork Chocolate Company: Chocolate FondueAquebogue. Enjoy dipping treats into melted, homemade chocolate--fruits, marshmallow, graham crackers and much more. 2-7 pm. Details

Saturday

  • Sparkling Pointe: Sparkling Wine and Cheese Pairing Series, the Cheeses of FranceSouthold. Artisanal cheeses paired with a flight of three wines. Noon-5 pm. Details
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine to WinePeconic. Be a part of the most comprehensive wine tour in the region. Mini viticulture, winemaking techniques and completed by exploring the barrel cellar. This tour will be given by owner and winemaker, Anthony Sannino. Tour includes wine tasting, cheese plate and special discounts. Rated #1 in the North Fork on Trip Advisor. 1-2:30 pm. Details
  • Pindar: Riesling & Irish Soda BreadPeconic. Complimentary Irish Soda Bread paired with Pindar Riesling. 11 am-5 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Tours & Barrel TastingMattituck. Shinn Estates offers a couple of ways to experience wine and wine making. Walk the vineyard with Barbara Shinn, Learn about sustainable, organic and Biodynamic wine growing. 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.
  • Diliberto Winery: Wine Tasting - Brookhaven UNICO Heritage Night & April Meeting, Jamesport. Tastings of Diliberto wines & an additional glass of your choice. Arincini balls, cheese and crackers, and pizza lunch. Information on Campania, Italy, and its influence on wine making. Free raffle submission (Diliberto wine set). Noon-2:30 pm. Tickets & Details.

Sunday: East End Restaurant Week Begins

These terrific restaurants are participating in East End Restaurant Week, from East to West: Noah's,  Caci North Fork, North Fork Table & Inn, Jedediah Hawkins Inn, Legends, Touch of Venice, Jamesport Manor Inn, Jedediah Hawkins Inn. All of these stellar restaurants are must-dine places at sometime--might as well do it when the prix fixe is a bargain!

  • Pindar: Riesling & Irish Soda BreadPeconic. Complimentary Irish Soda Bread paired with Pindar Riesling. 11 am-5 pm. Details
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library: Cooking ClassMattituck. Chef Rob Scott teaches how to make 20-30 cheese and potato filled pierogis with Chef Rob Scott. 2 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.
  • Bridge Lane: Free Tasting FlightsMattituck. Sunday funday throughout February and March. One per customer, doesn't apply to large groups. 12-7 pm. Details.  
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: Wine and Chocolate Pairing, Laurel. Deliciousness with North Fork Chocolates. Limited seats, so make reservations. 1-2:30 pm. Details.
Live Music

Friday: 

Saturday 

Sunday 

  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicBruce MacDonald, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Raphael VineyardPeconicIsabelle Alvarez. 1-4 pm. Details
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library, MattituckFiddler’s Green. This talented group plays a variety of instruments and sings traditional folk tunes and songs ranging from rousing to sentimental, all seasoned with humor. 2 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurelGeorge Barry, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportBob Blatchley, 1:30-5:30 pm. Details
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Raphael Winery: Dinner and a Show Comedy Night, Peconic. Three comedians and a buffet dinner, benefitting the North Fork Chamber of Commerce.  6 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: AlliedMattituck-Laurel Library. "In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war. " 1:30 pm. Details.
  • Theater: The Female of the SpeciesNorth Fork Community Theater. A comedy about author Margot Mason, fearless pioneer of the Women’s Liberation movement in the 1970s now suffering from writer’s block.  Molly Rivers, student, idealist and daughter of one of Margot’s most dedicated followers stops by, handcuffs Margot to the desk and pulls a gun. 8 pm. Details.
  • Meet the Artist: Reme Rowland, Martha Clara Vineyard Sound AvenueReme Rowland will be on site to meet you 2-5 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Film: The Assistant, Cutchogue-Presbyterian Church.  Based on the book by Bernard Malamud about first- and second-generation Americans and the situations they encounter in the 1950s. Light refreshments. Presented by North Fork Reform Synagogue; part of the 2017 Cinematic Series. 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Theater: The Female of the SpeciesNorth Fork Community Theater. A comedy about author Margot Mason, fearless pioneer of the Women’s Liberation movement in the 1970s now suffering from writer’s block.  Molly Rivers, student, idealist and daughter of one of Margot’s most dedicated followers stops by, handcuffs Margot to the desk and pulls a gun. 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • The Bolshoi Ballet In HD: A Contemporary Evening, Peconic Landing Greenport. For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a bold new challenge in Hans Van Manen’s Frank Bridge’s Variations, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot’s Short Time Together and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons. This encounter between some of the best dancers in the world and the masters of contemporary choreography results in an outstanding synthesis, raising Van Manen’s formal beauty, León and Lightfoot’s intensity, and Ratmansky’s witty brilliance to a new level. 3 pm. Details.
  • Theater: The Female of the SpeciesNorth Fork Community Theater. A comedy about author Margot Mason, fearless pioneer of the Women’s Liberation movement in the 1970s now suffering from writer’s block.  Molly Rivers, student, idealist and daughter of one of Margot’s most dedicated followers stops by, handcuffs Margot to the desk and pulls a gun. 2:30 pm. Details.

Ongoing 

  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenport. Art from the Greenport Carousel. Through March 26. Open when the library isDetails
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Thurs-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5. Details.
  • Sirens' Song Gallery, GreenportBirds 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 GalleryGreenport.  Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details.   
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. The works of Ed Graham.  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
  • Castello Di Borghese VineyardsCutchogue. The 6th Annual DOWNrightART. Amazing works of artists with Down syndrome. Through April 19th.11 am -5 pm. Details
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogueLarge Watercolors by Cathy Campbell. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueSpring into Collecting, an eclectic selection of color and black & white works of varied artistic styles and subject matter by nine regional artists. Available for the fine art photography admirer and collector for purchase or viewing are works by Ennid Berger, Michael Edelson, Scott Farrell, Alex Ferrone, Richard Gardner, Ray Germann, Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Mike McLaughlin, and Alex Vignoli. Through May 14. Sa/Su 11 am-5 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituckPhotography by The Light Painters, a North Fork Based photography club. Theme: Weather. Images will show the beauty and light of subjects including unusual cloud formations, dramatic skies, mysterious fogs and more.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • Clovis Point VineyardsJamesport. Now showing Good Ground Artists. Details.
  • William Ris GalleryJamesport. A large selection of fine art. 11-5 pm. Details.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Works by Artists Steve Alpert & James Slezak. Open Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Through May 3, 2017. Details 
  • Martha Clara VineyardsSound Avenue. Martha Clara Vineyard's current artist in residence is Reme Roland.  Details.
  • North Fork Chocolate CompanyAquebogue. Exhibit by Biscari Art Studio. Steven Biscari Amaral local Artist, Entrepreneur, Chef and Chocolatier. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday

Saturday 

Sunday 

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday 

  • Custer Observatory: StargazingSouthold. Long Island's oldest public observatory opens every Saturday night for free stargazing. Check the weather and the moon before coming (full moons make it hard to see much.) In winter, skywatching starts at 7 pm. Details
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade, Jamesport. The East End Emerald Society’s fourth annual St. Patrick’s Day parade begins at 1 p.m. Details.

Sunday

Ongoing