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Skateboards & Shakespeare, A Lighthouse Concert, Jewels, Comics, Do-Si-Do in a Barn

Skateboarders show off their x-game skills in Greenport; everything glitters at the 34th Annual Gem, Jewelry & Fossil show in Mattituck; Brazilian carnaval--music and traditional dancers--comes to Sparkling Pointe. A Midsummer Night's Dream appears in Greenport's Mitchell Park, while the Wedding Singer takes the stage in Mattituck. Comics crack people up in Cutchogue and Riverhead east; artists and musicians welcome you from Shelter Island to Jamesport. If the nights are clear, the moon is perfect for star gazing from our observatory or One Woman Wines' field. Take a cruise to lighthouses, or just sip wine as the Peconic Star cruises you around the bay.

The Highlights

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Festivals & Charity Events

Greenport's skateboarders rejoice with a festival celebrating the newly refurbished skate park; Mattituck's Greek community parties all weekend; the gem, jewelry and fossil show comes to Mattituck; and local charities host a special night on the beach, a lobsterfest and a nautical night.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Paint among the vines; learn to use herbs medicinally; dance Brazilian at the 5th Annual Carnaval; enjoy an outdoor movie, bonfire, smores and stargazing amid the vines; 3rd Annual pig roast; yoga in the vines.

Live Music

Concerts outdoors at a lighthouse and a beach; concerts inside at halls, vineyards, bars and restaurants. Afternoon, evening, late night, genres from classical to classic rock, jazz to bossa nova--everyone can find at least one live music show to love.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Meet painters, photographers, digital artists; see Shakespeare in the park or the Wedding Singer on stage; laugh at stand up comics; square dance in the barn; catch a lecture or a film; see the circus.

History

Meander historic buildings and related exhibits from one end of the Fork to the next, cared for by the historical societies of Orient, Greenport, Southold, Cutuchogue/New Suffolk, and Mattituck/Laurel.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

If the weather's right on Saturday, the new moon makes it perfect for stargazing. Do it properly at the Custer Institute, or al fresco at One Woman Wine. Enjoy our many beaches. Take a sunset lighthouse cruise, or a wine cruise.

Festivals & Charity Events

Friday through Sunday

  • Mattituck Greek Festival, Mattituck. Greek food, Greek music & dancing, Greek merchandise. Friday 4 to 11 pm, Saturday noon to midnight, Sunday noon to 7 pm. Details.

Saturday Only

  • Ahoy Mates! Summertime Gala, Greenport. Benefits the Stirling Historical Society. Hosted at Hanffs Boatyard, causal nautical attire requested. Live music, buoy art auction, hors d'oeuvres, raw bar, wine & beer. 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Lobsterfest 2014 Southold.  The annual Southold and Greenport Rotary Club fundraiser features lobster and steak for adults, hot dogs and hamburgers for kids, live music and raffles. 5-9:30 pm. Details.
  • A Summer Nite On the Beach, New Suffolk. Benefits the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund. Beach-casual, tented. Features a signature cocktail and North Fork wines, a supper menu of locally sourced small plates. Dance the night away under the stars to the music of Who Are Those Guys. Tickets are limited. 5:30-9:30 pm. Details.

Sunday Only

  • Greenport Skate Park FestivalGreenport. Live music, food, raffles and giveaways for best trick, most creative trick, highest ollie, best trick on transition, best flatground trick, a game of skate and much more!   12 – 6 pm. Details.

Saturday & Sunday

  • 34th Annual Mattituck Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show, Mattituck.  The Long Island Mineral & Geology Society sponsors the glittering gem show in Mattituck every year. Over 30 dealers of fine gemstones, jewelery, fossils, minerals, meteorites and related items are displayed 10 am to 5 pm. Details.
Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday

  • Mattabella Vineyards-Art of the VineSouthold.  Paint (with an instructor's assistance) while you enjoy wine and hors d'oeurves. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Details.
  • The Herbal Garden with Heather Cusak, Southold. Next installment of the Peconic Land Trust herb series. Learn the basics of using herbs for salves, tinctures and teas. Heather Cusack is a certified biology teacher, organic grower, and herbalist for many years who apprenticed with Avena Botanicals and Deb Soule of Rockport, Maine. Details.
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • East End Farmers Market, Love Lane Mattituck. 2:30-6:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Orient Fire Department 3rd Annual Pig Roast, Orient. Family fun; live music by the Mixed Nuts. Dinner includes local corn & fresh veggies, plus beer, wine & soda. 4 pm+ Details.
  • Greenport Farmer's MarketGreenport. 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.
  • Sparkling Pointe-Carnaval!, Southold. Featuring Samba Novo  and new release Cuvee Carnaval  Rose. 1-6 pm. Details. 
  • Sang Lee Farms-Yoga!, Peconic. Yoga on the farm  & organic veggie juice. 9-10:30 am. Details.
  • Sang Lee Farms Tour, Taste, Talk, Peconic. Tour organic farm fields, greenhouses and barn. Enjoy an amazing tasting of delicious vegetables and prepared products from the Sang Lee Kitchen.  11-12:30 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard-Vine To Wine Tour, Peconic. The most comprehensive wine tour in the region, at the first custom winemaking center on the North Fork, hosted  by Anthony Sannino, owner and winemaker.  Reservations required. 1 pm. Details.
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse, 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 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.

Sunday

  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard-Vine To Wine Tour, Peconic. The most comprehensive wine tour in the region, at the first custom winemaking center on the North Fork, hosted  by Anthony Sannino, owner and winemaker.  Reservations required. 1 pm. Details.
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse, 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 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-YogaRiverhead East,Yoga in the Vines, 11 am+ Details.
Live Music

Friday

  • Perlman Music Program Open Rehearsal and Works in Progress Concert, Shelter Island. Maestro Patrick Romano conducts the PMP chorus  5-6 pm. Students present their works in progress, 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Billy's By The Bay,  Greenport, Jefferson Thomas 4-7 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam Bar, Greenport. Lobster & Live Music. Lobster starting at 5 pm; live music starts at 9:30 pm.  Details.
  • Mitchell ParkGreenportThe Greenport Band. Rain cancels. 7:30 pm.  Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard-Chill Out Fridays, PeconicTim Castoro plays while you enjoy cheese & wine. 4:30-7:30 pm . Details.
  • Osprey's Dominion-Twilight on the VinesPeconic.  Sahara. 5-8 pm. Details.
  • Pindar VineyardPeconicJen Kane 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Coffee Pot Cellars, Cutchogue. Original music by local talent, 6-10 pm. Details.
  • The Tasting Group (Lieb Cellars)--Firefly FridaysMattituck. Bryce Larsen. Local wine, food from the Roaming Fork Food Truck. 5-8 pm. Details.
  • Old Mill InnMattituck. Bryan Gallo, 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Palmer VineyardsRiverhead EastTBA, 4pm+ Details.

Saturday

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Shakespeare In Mitchell Park: A Midsummer Night's DreamGreenport. Performed by Northeast Stage. 7 pm. Details.
  • Cole Brothers Circus, Greenport. 5 pm show. Details.
  • Nature's Journal with Holzapfel, Greenport. Become a citizen scientist! Science teacher, past Southold Town Trustee and oyster grower John Holzapfel presents a little science, lots of pictures and a timely discussion of nature's activities for the month. Presented by Peconic Landing. 4 pm. Details.
  • The Wedding Singer, Mattituck. The North Fork Community Theatre stages its 44th Youth on Stage production. Show starts at 8 pm. Details.
  • Film: Saving Mr. BanksMattituck.  Rotten Tomatoes: "Aggressively likable and sentimental to a fault, Saving Mr. Banks pays tribute to the Disney legacy with excellent performances and sweet, high-spirited charm." 1:30-3:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Artist's Reception, Havens House BarnShelter Island. Meet Roz Dimon and enjoy her solo show Artifacts II 4-7 pm. Details.
  • Shakespeare In Mitchell Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Greenport. Performed by Northeast Stage. 7 pm. Details.
  • Laugh NYC/Stand Up Comedy-Castello di Borghese VineyardCutchogue. Doors open at 7; show starts at 8. Details.
  • Artists' Reception, Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchoguePond Studies. Photography exhibit"Pond Studies" opens; meet Nijole Kudirka, Katherine Liepe-Levinson and Alex Ferrone at the reception featuring Borghese wines.  The exhibit features artistic investigations of local waters. A portion of sales goes supports the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Marine Program. 6-8 pm. Details.
  • The Wedding SingerMattituck. The North Fork Community Theatre stages its 44th Youth on Stage production. Show starts at 8 pm. Details.
  • Artists' Reception--Clovis Point Winery, Jamesport. Meet the talented artists of Clovis Point staff and friends, and see their works. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • 12th Annual Hallockville Barn Dance, Riverhead East. Fun for the whole family, no dance experience needed. The historic Naugles Barn fills with live music from the Dance All Night Band and caller Chart Guthrie will call the steps and teach the dances. 6:30 pm. Details.
  • 9th Annual Long Island Comedy Festival-Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead eastDoors open at 7:45 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Judiasm and Art: Photography of Victor Friedman. Greenport. Prominent Shelter Island photographer Victor Friedman talks about his images and his craft as part Congregation Tifereth Israel's of the “Judaism and Art” series. Details.
  • Shakespeare In Mitchell Park: A Midsummer Night's DreamGreenport. Performed by Northeast Stage. 7 pm. Details.
  • The Wedding SingerMattituck. The North Fork Community Theatre stages its 44th Youth on Stage production. Show starts at 2:30 pm. Details.

All Weekend Ongoing

Greenport Village Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

History

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. The OHS has multiple galleries in several buildings exhibit works from four centuries. Thurs, Sat and Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Margaret E. Ireland HouseGreenport. The Stirling Historical Society's museum. Saturday and Sunday 1-4 pm. Details.
  • The Village Blacksmith, Greenport. Watch a real blacksmith at work.  Located on the edge of Mitchell Park, behind the old schoolhouse. Saturday and Sunday 11-5 pm. 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. Saturday and Sunday 1-4:30pm. Details.
  • Maple Lane ComplexSouthold. These crown jewels of the Southold Historical Society open for the summer on Saturday, July 5, 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, is one of the Southold Historical Society's many treasures. Originally designed by George Washington, it is now home to a nautical museum. Open Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am - 4pm.  Details.
  • Historic Buildings & Carriage House Gift ShopCutchogue. Open for the summer season, Sat, Sun & Mon. 1-4 pm.  Details.
  • Historic Buildings, Mattituck. 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

Friday

Saturday

  • Sunset Lighthouse Cruise, Greenport. The East End Seaport Museum sets sail for  Bug Light and 3 - 5 other light houses (itinerary depends on the weather.) Four hour cruise. 4 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.
  • The Horton Point LighthouseSouthold. Rock and roll band Jaguar Priest plays outdoors at the historic lighthouse. If it rains, the concert is here. 6 pm.  Details.

All Weekend

  • Orient Beach State ParkOrient Point, offers a huge range of outdoor activities, including canoeing, hiking, paddle boarding, and swimming. 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 a new moon, perfect for stargazing. Details.