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Restaurant Week Last Chance; Almost, Maine; Tours, Tastings, Fondue

Mussels are from aMano/A Lure; aMano is part of Restaurant Week

The Highlights

Friday January 27 - Sunday January 29

Restaurant week ends this weekend, so if you haven't yet taken advantage, book your reservations now. Several stellar North Fork restaurants are participating.

Head to Mattituck to enjoy the theater--Almost, Maine continues its run--or to Greenport to see the spectacular Bolshoi Ballet in HD. Shinn Estates offers its futures dinner, Sannino stages its vine to wine tour, Palmer pairs its wines with cheese, North Fork Chocolate continues its decade chocolate fondue Fridays.

The Listings 

Friday January 27 - Sunday January 29

(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 deals, Futures Dinner, tours & tastings, chocolate fondue

Live Music

Dance or just kick back at any of the dozen or so shows this weekend.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Theater, talks, HD Bolshoi Ballet, meet an artist.

History

Enjoy our historic hamlets.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Stargaze at Custer.

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)

Friday

  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyards: NoFo Neighbor FridaysPeconic. Every Friday through the end of January, locals get a complimentary tasting and special discount all day; in the evening, winemaker Anthony Sannino shares wine wisdom.  11 am- 7 pm for the locals' special; 5-7 pm for the talk. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards: Wines of the World Tasting SeriesSound Avenue. Enjoy a Palmer wine and compare it to wines from different regions around the world. Discover what makes North Fork wines unique. 1 pm. Details
  • North Fork Chocolate Company: Chocolate FondueAquebouge. Enjoy dipping treats into melted, homemade chocolate--fruits, marshmallow, graham crackers and much more. 2-7 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Winter Long Island Restaurant Week! Three courses, $27.95, can't beat it. Several of our best restaurants have signed up, alphabetically: aMano, Caci North Fork, Legends, the North Fork Table and Inn, and Pace's Dockside. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine To Wine TourPeconic. Be a part of the most comprehensive wine tour in the region, which includes mini viticulture, winemaking techniques and barrel cellar experiences. Led by owner and winemaker, Anthony Sannino, the tour includes wine tasting, cheese plate and special discounts. Reservations required. 1 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 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 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.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Futures Tasting dinnerMattituck. Taste 2015 barrel samples, 2016 tank samples and a few bottled wines. Breads, cheeses, olives, salad, charcuterie and winter stew served. 6:30 pm. Details.
  • Meet the Artist: Jo Ann CorrettiSound Avenue. Martha Clara Vineyard's current artist in residence Jo Ann Corretti will be at the winery for a meet and greet from 2 - 5 pm.  Details.

Sunday

  • Winter Long Island Restaurant Week Ends! Three courses, $27.95, can't beat it. Several of our best restaurants have signed up, alphabetically: aMano, Caci North Fork, Legends, the North Fork Table and Inn, and Pace's Dockside. 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.
  • Palmer Vineyards: Wine and Cheese Pairing, Sound Avenue.  Five Palmer wines, including our new 2013 Cabernet Franc, and 5 cheeses from Mark "The Big Cheese" Cassin! 1-3 pm. Details.
Live Music

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Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Matinee Film: NobleMattituck-Laurel Library. "Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon." 1:30 pm. Details.
  • Theater: Almost, MaineNorth Fork Community Theater Mattituck. "Almost, Maine — a town that’s so far north it’s almost in Canada — almost doesn’t exist because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just … Almost. One winter night, while the northern lights shimmer above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Hearts are broken; love is lost, found and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine, will never be the same." 8 pm. Details.
  • Talk: Living on the Edge, Sea Level Rise, Jamesport Meeting House. Coastal scientist Kevin McAllister presents the physical and ecological implications of climate change to our local region. Sponsored by the North Fork Environmental Council. 6:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Theater: Almost, MaineNorth Fork Community Theater Mattituck. "Almost, Maine — a town that’s so far north it’s almost in Canada — almost doesn’t exist because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just … Almost. One winter night, while the northern lights shimmer above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Hearts are broken; love is lost, found and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine, will never be the same." 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • The Bolshoi Ballet In HD: The Sleeping Beauty, Peconic Landing Greenport. A sumptuous staging of the magical ballet. At the christening of baby Princess Aurora, evil fairy Carabosse places a terrible curse on the child. On her 16th birthday, she will prick her finger and die. Fortunately, the powerful Lilac Fairy is able to lessen the curse. 3-6 pm. Details.
  • Theater: Almost, MaineNorth Fork Community Theater Mattituck. "Almost, Maine — a town that’s so far north it’s almost in Canada — almost doesn’t exist because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just … Almost. One winter night, while the northern lights shimmer above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Hearts are broken; love is lost, found and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine, will never be the same." 2 pm. Details
  • Meet the Artist: Jo Ann CorrettiSound Avenue. Martha Clara Vineyard's current artist in residence Jo Ann Corretti will be at the winery for a meet and greet from 2 - 5 pm.  Details.

Ongoing 

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: New Stories Simply ToldGreenport.  North Fork artist Peter Treiber Jr. Creating both locally on his family farm- where he also works-and at his studio space at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, Treiber uses his artwork as a means of dissection and discovery. Using reclaimed wood and fragments from vintage magazines, his work strives to discover the limits of the materials, thereby reinventing them and placing them in a new context and new narrative that evokes both the surreal and the satirical. Treiber’s wall mounted sculptures playfully mock rustic hunting trophies, while his paper collages range from absurd adverts to faded antique shop finds, all which bear a charming simplicity. Through Jan 31st. Tasting Room/Gallery Hours: Fri, Sat 12-7 pm, Sun 12-6 pm. Details.
  • Floyd Memorial Library: Alma VazquezGreenport. Paintings. Through Feb. 5. 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 GalleryGreenportNew Works by Laura Westlake.  Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details.   
  • Kapell GalleryGreenportDaniel Hauben. Gorgeous new paintings of North Fork subjects. 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
  • 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 GalleryCutchogueLarge Watercolors by Cathy Campbell. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueThe Circle - Small Works Exhibit 2016 features fifty photographic works by thirty-one artists that depict how the circle plays an integral role in composition, form, design, and/or subject matter of the image. All works are framed 14 inches or smaller and are available for purchase.  Reception features Clovis Point wines and light bites. 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituckA Momentary View of Cuba and Its People Photography by Hollye Gilbride  Open when the library isDetails.
  • Clovis Point VineyardsJamesport. Photographer Mike McLaughlin, through February 7. Details.
  • William Ris GalleryJamesport. A large selection of fine art. 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 VineyardsSound Avenue. Martha Clara Vineyard's current artist in residence is Jo Ann Corretti.  Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

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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.

Sunday

Ongoing