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Restaurant Week; Special Wine Tastings; the American Revolution on LI

The Highlights

Friday March 31 - Sunday April 2

Restaurant week enjoys its one full weekend run, and even North Fork Oysters in Greenport gets into the act. Dine deliciously. Enjoy special tastings from an April Fool's Blind Tasting at Macari to a Brine Takeover at the Bay Breeze Inn & Bistro and more.

The North Fork is an old place by American History standards, and Saturday offers a good reminder with two fascinating lectures, one on Long Island's Revolutionary War experience, and one on the historic mile markers of Southold.

The arts are on full display this weekend, with authors, poets, actors and musicians performing.

The Listings 

Friday March 31 - Sunday April 2

(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 ends Sunday night; this is your only full weekend to enjoy. Plus, several tours, tastings and other delicious events--like the Sparkling Pointe wine dinner at Caci.

Live Music

A dozen concerts.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Meet an author, enjoy poetry, exhibits open, film, theater.

History

Two fascinating lectures.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Stargaze, enjoy an egg hunt

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: East End Restaurant Week

These terrific restaurants are participating in East End Restaurant Week, from East to West: Little Creek Oysters, 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!

  • Caci North Fork: Sparkling Pointe Winemaker Dinner, Southold. Several courses of deliciousness paired with sparkling wines. 6:30 pm. Menu & 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: East End Restaurant Week

These terrific restaurants are participating in East End Restaurant Week, from East to West: Little Creek Oysters, 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!

  • 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. Noon. Details.
  • Pindar Vineyards: Barrel Tastings, Peconic. Tour the Production Facility; experience how wines taste from the barrel, then enjoy a private tasting in the winery served with assorted cheeses and meats. 1-3 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.
  • Bridge Lane: 2nd Annual Pop-Up Series, Mattituck. Every Saturday in April Bridge Lane features some of our fave local shops and artisans in our tasting room. We’ll be offering a complimentary flight of Bridge Lane wines with any pop-up purchase (except cocktail night). This Saturday, Ginger Goods: Tasty, unique baked goods by North Fork native and North Fork Roasting Company co-owner, Jess Dunne! 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Macari Vineyards: April Fools Day Blind Tasting, Mattituck. Taste flights of Macari wines “blind” (unlabeled), meaning you won’t know which wine you're sipping Cheese and charcuterie will be served following the tasting while we review hints on how to decipher what wine is what. Prizes for the top tasters! 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Bay Breeze Inn & Bistro: Brine Bar Takeover, Jamesport. The bistro teams up with Backyard Brine to bring you a night of pickled things! Special menu will be served all night. Details.

Sunday:East End Restaurant Week Ends

These terrific restaurants are participating in East End Restaurant Week, from East to West: Little Creek Oysters, 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!

  • 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.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Wine Glass Paint and Sip, Sound Avenue.  A fun time of wine and paint hosted by Potter Designs. Tickets include 2 hand painted glasses per person, and are extremely limited. Doors open 12:45 pm. Details.
Live Music

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Saturday 

Sunday 

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Art Opening and Reception, Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild Cutchogue. The annual spring juried competition and show. Reception 5-7 pm. Details
  • Matinee Film: JackieMattituck-Laurel Library. "Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy. " 1:30 pm. Details.
  • Theater: The Female of the Species-Closing Weekend!North 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.

Saturday

  • Poetry at Poquatuck, Poquatuck Hall Orient. 11th annual celebration of poetry and visual art to benefit historic Poquatuck Hall.  Each poet’s reading will include one poem inspired by an artistic work created by the artist he or she is paired with. 7 pm. Details.
  • Southold Historical Society: American Revolution on LI, Peconic Landing Greenport. The American Revolution sharply divided families and towns on Long Island.  Washington’s defeat at the Battle of Long Island in August 1776 started seven years of British occupation.  Patriot sympathizers were subject to loyalty oaths, theft of property and the quartering of soldiers in their homes.  Those who crossed the British were jailed on prison ships in Wallabout Bay in Brooklyn. Learn about this and more during this eye-opening lecture. 2 pm. Details
  • Author Talk & Book Signing: Southold’s Historic Milestones: The Legacy of a Bygone Era, Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library. Author Zach Studenroth. Refreshments served. 2 pm. Details.
  • Theater: The Female of the Species-Closing Weekend!North 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

  • Franklin Hill Perrell Presents: The Captivating Works of Georgia O’Keefe, Peconic Landing Greenport. Franklin Hill Perrell, a well-known art historian, curator, and writer leads us in a discussion about the work of Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the most significant and intriguing artists of the twentieth century, known internationally for her boldly innovative art. Perrell joins us from the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor where he curated for over twenty years. 3 pm. Details.
  • Exhibit Opening and Reception: The Site of Poetry, the Poetry of Sight, Floyd Memorial Library Greenport. Poet Tim Wood presents. Through April 30. 3 pm. Details.
  • Theater: The Female of the Species-Closing Weekend!North 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
  • Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild, Cutchogue. Spring Juried Competition and Show. Sat 10 am -5 pm, Sun Noon-5 pm. 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 GalleryMattituck. Annual Mattituck H.S. Student Art Show. The show is a mixture of art portfolio projects from grades 9-12, which was completed under the direction art teachers Dina Rose and Michael Jablonski. The exhibition will have work representative of drawings, paintings, and digital photography. The exhibit will feature artwork from students who participate in NYSATA Art Portfolio. 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

  • Southold Historical Society: American Revolution on LI, Peconic Landing Greenport. The American Revolution sharply divided families and towns on Long Island.  Washington’s defeat at the Battle of Long Island in August 1776 started seven years of British occupation.  Patriot sympathizers were subject to loyalty oaths, theft of property and the quartering of soldiers in their homes.  Those who crossed the British were jailed on prison ships in Wallabout Bay in Brooklyn. Learn about this and more during this eye-opening lecture. 2pm. Details
  • Author Talk & Book Signing: Southold’s Historic Milestones: The Legacy of a Bygone EraCutchogue-New Suffolk Library. Author Zach Studenroth. Refreshments served. 2 pm. Details.

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
  • Spring Egg Hunt, Cutchogue New Suffolk Library Lawn. For families, no registration required. 1-2 pm. Details

Sunday

Ongoing