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Rose Release Party; Two Dozen Concerts; Plays, Art Shows, Author Talks; Plant a Tree

Enjoy Dilberto's new rose while opera singers perform. Dance up and down the fork at any of the many concerts. Paint and sip, walk your dog admist the vines, take a wine class--these are just some of the happenings at our vineyards. See a play--Dear Brutus closes this weekend--take in a couple of day-only or weekend-only art shows, learn local art, architectural and community history, get an autographed book, plant a tree to kick off Earth Week, and so much more.

The Highlights

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Food, Farm & Vineyard

So much going on: Paint & Sip; learn about burgandy; celebrate the release of a new rose; plus, the usual tours and fun.

Live Music

With nearly two dozen shows, you'd be forgiven for thinking there's a music fest this weekend. But no, it's just a sign of summer's approach.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Plays; art openings; book talk; antiques roadshow--check out all the listings.

History

Learn about one of our many historic buildings, Poquatuck Hall. Or take a guided tour of the historic Sylvester Manor, and wander its beautiful grounds. Get the back story on the transformation of the Cutchogue Library.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Plant a tree to kick off Earth Week; head to the gorgeous gardens of Sylvester Manor, stargaze at the Custer Institute.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday

  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: Paint and Sip PartyLaurel. Paint while enjoying three wine and chocolate pairings from the North Fork Chocolate Company. 7-9 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Winemaker for a dayPeconic. Tour the winery, learn the winemaking process, taste Long Island varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and more, blend your own custom bottle.  Reservations required. 1 pm. Details.
  • Land & Sea Cooking Demonstration, Cutchogue.  Chef Rob Scott creates steak and St. Andre cheese salad with a green onion Dijon dressing and shrimp with mango pineapple relish in lettuce cups. Generous food samples served. 2-3:30 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.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Paint & Sip PartyMattituck. Paint a masterpiece while enjoying wine; reservations required. 3-5 pm. Details
  • Dilberto Winery: Rose Release Party!, Jamesport. Celebrate the spring with the release of Diliberto Winery's 2014 Rose! Local opera duo Belle Voci will perform while you enjoy our award-winning wines, pizza, and other Italian treats. 6 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara: Vines & CaninesRiverhead East. Take your pup on a stroll through the vines, if you bring a nonperishable food donation for local shelters. 10 am. Details.

Sunday

  • 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 Vineyard: The Varietal PerspectiveRiverhead East. Each class in this series taught by winemaker Juan E. Micieli-Martinez focuses on a single varietal, its origin, and how it grows on Long Island. Participants taste several vintages of each wine with an explanation of its winemaking style. Light artisanal pairings. This week: Burgundian varietals. 1-2:30pm. Details.
Live Music

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Friday Night Dialogues: Peter Waldner Talks Cartoons, Shelter Island. Award-winning artist and cartoonist Peter Waldner gives the backstory on his Shelter Island cartoons. 7 pm. Details.
  • Theater: Dear BrutusGreenport. Synopsis: "8 guests are gathered at the home of Lob on a mid summer eve. The women are trying to figure out why. Matey the butler reveals that Lob may have had something strange in mind, and warns them that they should not venture out beyond the garden. Above all else, he tells them to avoid "the woods." But as far as the guests know, there is only a garden, and no woods exist for miles. When the men return from the drawing room to join the women they suggest going for a walk together to look for a mysterious wood. Lob encourages this idea. What happens next is something we can only imagine…" 7 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Tim's Vermeer, Southold. Documentary film about inventor Tim Jenison’s efforts to duplicate the painting techniques of Johannes Vermeer, testing his theory that Vermeer used optical devices. Bring a lunch. 12:30 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: TracksMattituck. A young woman treks 1,700 miles across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog. 1:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Lecture: The History of Poquatuck HallGreenport. Oysterponds Historical Society presents John Holzapfel, who explains how Poquatuck Hall, built in 1874 by a Literary Society, has become been a integral part of the history of the area as a venue for 140 years of lectures, public meeting, concerts, weddings and many other civic activities. 4 pm. Details.
  • Theater: Dear BrutusGreenport. Synopsis: "8 guests are gathered at the home of Lob on a mid summer eve. The women are trying to figure out why. Matey the butler reveals that Lob may have had something strange in mind, and warns them that they should not venture out beyond the garden. Above all else, he tells them to avoid "the woods." But as far as the guests know, there is only a garden, and no woods exist for miles. When the men return from the drawing room to join the women they suggest going for a walk together to look for a mysterious wood. Lob encourages this idea. What happens next is something we can only imagine…" 7 pm. Details.
  • Antiques RoadshowSouthold. Is it valuable? How can I know? Learn to answer these and many other questions and as a bonus, each patron can bring any one item for a free appraisal.  2-4 pm. Details.
  • Artists & Carafes, Southold. Paint a masterpiece while enjoying live music, cheese & crackers; BYOB. Port of Egypt Marine hosts. Two opportunities, 1-4 pm and 6:30-9:30 pm. Details.
  • Art Show, Peconic. Osprey's Dominion vineyard features the works of Maureen Carey, noon-5 pm. Details.
  • Historical Art ShowCutchogue. The Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild showcases historical art of the North Fork, featuring Angela Raso, Joseph Hartanft, Dr. Larry Waitz, Helen Kroeger, Dorothy Whitehead, Jay Throne, Gertrude Ali, Laura McBride, Stow Wengenroth and Whitey Hubbard. 10 am-5 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Theater: Of Mice and Men (Hi Def Broadcast), Greenport. The National Theater performs Steinbeck, and Peconic Landing broadcasts it in HD, surround sound. 3-6 pm.  Details.
  • Theater: Dear BrutusGreenport. Synopsis: "8 guests are gathered at the home of Lob on a mid summer eve. The women are trying to figure out why. Matey the butler reveals that Lob may have had something strange in mind, and warns them that they should not venture out beyond the garden. Above all else, he tells them to avoid "the woods." But as far as the guests know, there is only a garden, and no woods exist for miles. When the men return from the drawing room to join the women they suggest going for a walk together to look for a mysterious wood. Lob encourages this idea. What happens next is something we can only imagine…" 5 pm. Details.
  • Art History Author Talk & CelebrationCutchogue. Historian Geoffrey Fleming talks about his book A Shared Aesthetic: Artists of the North Fork and signs copies, followed by live music and refreshments. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Sunday Story, A History Conversation, Cutchogue. During her 31 years of leadership, Jane Minerva brought the Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library from a one room building through its first renovation. Jane will share stories about establishing the Library as a community center as well as anecdotes about life in the Town of Southold. 3 pm. Details.

Ongoing

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

History

Saturday

  • Tour Sylvester Manor's GroundsShelter Island.  Stroll the gardens and lawns to see what’s growing, including our famous boxwoods and daffodils.From the website: "The 225 acre property has evolved from 11 generations of family ownership, to a new era of community stewardship. Come explore the fields and forests, the gardens and graveyards, the lawns and waterfront." There's a handy map.  Lots of history.  Open 12-3 pm Details.
  • Sylvester Manor House ToursShelter Island.  Take a guided tour of the historic house.  From the website: "Sylvester Manor is a former provisioning plantation, set up in 1652 on fertile soil at the head of a protected harbor on Shelter Island, New York. Originally owned by an English/Dutch sugar consortium to supply the triangle trade, and operated by enslaved Africans and indentured or paid Native American and European laborers, it has in the last two centuries also been an enlightenment-era farm serving regional markets and the country estate of one of America’s first food industrialists, Eben Norton Horsford, inventor of baking powder and the father of modern food chemistry..." More history here.  12-3 pm Details.
  • Lecture: The History of Poquatuck HallGreenportOysterponds Historical Society presents John Holzapfel, who explains how Poquatuck Hall, built in 1874 by a Literary Society, has become been a integral part of the history of the area as a venue for 140 years of lectures, public meeting, concerts, weddings and many other civic activities. 4 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Art History Author Talk & CelebrationCutchogue. Historian Geoffrey Fleming talks about his book A Shared Aesthetic: Artists of the North Fork and signs copies, followed by live music and refreshments. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Sunday Story, A History ConversationCutchogue. During her 31 years of leadership, Jane Minerva brought the Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library from a one room building through its first renovation. Jane will share stories about establishing the Library as a community center as well as anecdotes about life in the Town of Southold. 3 pm. Details.

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.  Large permanent collection  includes the largest collection of Algonquin ceramic pottery and other treasures. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Cosden-Price Gallery: Hobbling Through SoutholdSouthold. The Southold Historical society opens its first exhibit in 2015, featuring historic photographs, maps, and recollections of the from the late 19th century originally published as a column in the local papers called "Hobbles." The columns discussed the various old buildings along Main Road in downtown Southold and what had happened there, who had owned, them, and what was then new. Through May 1.  Thurs-Sat, 1-4 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • Plant a tree for Earth Day!, Shelter Island. The Nature Conservancy kicks off Earth Week at Mashomack Preserve with a two hour tree planting session--oak seedlings, hickories, red maples, tupelo and beech--grown from locally collected nuts and seeds. Bring work gloves, boots and a sense of adventure as we will be traversing various areas of the preserve. 10 am-noon. Details.
  • Tour Sylvester Manor's GroundsShelter Island.  Stroll the gardens and lawns to see what’s growing, including our famous boxwoods and daffodils.From the website: "The 225 acre property has evolved from 11 generations of family ownership, to a new era of community stewardship. Come explore the fields and forests, the gardens and graveyards, the lawns and waterfront." There's a handy map.  Lots of history.  Noon-3 pm Details.
  • Stargazing at the Custer InstituteSouthold. Weather and moon permitting, stargaze through the oldest public observatory on Long Island. Normally, viewing starts at 8 pm. This Saturday most of Custer will be at an astronomy event upstate so observing may involve long lines. Details.

Ongoing