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Southold 375th Anniversary, Plus Early St. Pat's: Corned Beef & Wine, Irish Music Concerts

Southold and Southampton turn 375 this year! Back in 1640, New England colonists arrived from New Haven, CT and Massachusetts, joining the native tribes living on this glacial moraine. Representatives from both towns and from the Presbyterian churches founded that same year are gathering for a grand convocation to kick off this year's anniversary celebration. Beyond this seminal event, visitors have many options this weekend: unusual pairings at the vineyards--Corned beef & Waters Crest Wines, Italian cheeses and Sparkling Pointe bubbly--internationally acclaimed Irish music; several top flight musical acts as part of Winterfest; an art opening, musical theater, a lesson in bee keeping, and more.

The Highlights

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Food, Farm & Vineyard

This weekend enjoy some unusual pairings, learn about Alsatian wines, take a winery tour or two.

Live Music

Get your St. Pat's going a little early with some terrific Irish music, or enjoy Winterfest: Live on the Vine.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Greenport High School stages Once Upon A Mattress, a musical version of the Princess and the Pea; the Mattituck Library holds a reception for the Light Painters, and a local bee keeper teaches bee ranching.

History

Southold and Southampton Towns celebrate their foundings 375 years ago.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Enjoy our dark skies and stargaze at the oldest public observatory on Long Island, or go sledding, cross country skiing, or just take a hike.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Saturday

  • Sparkling Pointe: Tour the World Through Sparkling Wine & Cheese Pairings, Southold. Italian Cheeses paired with flights of Sparkling Pointe, 11 am - 6 pm. Details.
  • Pindar: Barrel TastingsPeconic.  Includes tour of production facility and wine tasting with cheeses, meats, crackers, fruit and dessert. Reservations Required. 1-3 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.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's Walk, Cutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Tours, 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 2:30 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.

Sunday

  • Sunday Funday: Oysters & PiersonsGreenport. Enjoy “Piersons” (it’s an oyster-topped Michelada, served Little Creek-style) — and buck-a-shuck oyster specials! Settle in with the Sunday Times if you’re in the mood. It’s Sunday. There are no rules. Noon - 5 pm.  Details.  
  • Waters Crest Winery: Corned Beef ChaosCutchogue. "Chef Tom Fazio will be conduction a cooking presentation on how to make an outrageous St. Patty’s Day meal. Jim Waters will be pairing some great wines with this meal." Reservations Required. 2-4 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Tours, 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 2:30 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Dilberto Winery: Sundays with Grandma 2015Jamesport. Spend Sunday afternoon Italian style-- a delicious feast of cheese, fresh pizza bread, homemade mozzarella with tomato, a pasta demonstration that will be served later, pizza dolce, and wine! Live music too. Reservations required. 1 pm. 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: Alsatian varietals. 1-2:30pm. Details.
Live Music

Friday

  • Southold Library: The History of Ireland Through Music, Southold. "This program features Mike McCormack, the National Historian of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, doing narration and bodhran accompaniment with John Corr on vocals, guitar, banjo, tin whistle, and spoons." 6:30-8 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicJon Divello and Chris Tedesco, 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue.  Julia King, 6-9 pm. Details. 

Saturday

  • Heron Suites: Live on the VineSoutholdAhmad Ali, 1-3 pm. Details.
  • A Lure: Live on the VineSoutholdMark Anderson and Derek Gerard, 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Duck Walk Vineyards (North): Live on the VineSoutholdPamela Betti, 4-6 pm. Details.
  • Custer Institute, Southold. The Inverse Square Trio explores the fascinating intersections of music and science. From the profound to the absurd, they offer a unique concert event featuring original compositions, performances of existing works, demonstrations, and explanations, aiming to entertain and educate audiences of all ages. 7 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconicJen Kane 1 - 5 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconicCraig Rose, 1 pm. Details.
  • Coffee Pot Cellars: Live on the VineCutchogue.  Fred Raimondo & Caroline Doctorow, 4-6 pm. Details.
  • Bedell: Live on the VineCutchogue. XNY. 1:30-3:30 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue.  Jon Divello, 2-5 pm. Details. 
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Cabaret with Marguerite Volonts, 2-4 pm.  Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Belle Voci, 7 pm.  Details.
  • Cutchogue Library: The Bard and the BuskerCutchogue. "Ireland’s history is rife with the battles of an epic struggle for independence. Folk singer John Corr will perform Irish rebel ballads from various eras and Mike McCormack, the National Historian of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, will introduce each of those songs with insightful background information." 2 pm. Details.
  • Macari Vineyards & Winery: Live on the Vine, MattituckMundo Clave 1:30-3:30. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesport Bruce MacDonald, 2-5:30 pm. Details.
  • Jason's Vineyard: Live on the VineJamesport.  Robert Bruey. 1:30-3:30 pmDetails.
  • Jamesport Vineyard: Live on the Vine, Jamesport. Kerry Kearney, 4-6 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east. Acoustically Correct, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Live on the Vine, Riverhead east. Just Groovin', 7-10 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • A Lure: Live on the VineSoutholdGeorge Tebbit, 5-8 pm. Details.
  • Sparkling Pointe: Live on the Vine, SoutholdNightingale Jazz Band, 3:30-5:30 pm. Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard: Live on the Vine, Peconic. Andrew Neu, 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita VineyardPeconicTBA, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Bedell: Live on the VineCutchogue. Songs in the Attic, (Billy Joel tribute) 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesport. The Two Joes 1:30-5:00 pm. Details.
  • Jason's Vineyard: Live on the VineJamesport.  Danny Kean. 1-3 pmDetails.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east.  2 Man Acoustical Jam. 1-4 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Musical Theater: Once Upon A MattressGreenport. The Greenport High School Drama Club presents a musical version of the Princess and the Pea fairy tale. 7 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Take Me HomeMattituckIMDb: "Soon after Thom starts operating as an illegal taxi driver in New York City, Claire hires him to drive her to California after her estranged father suffers a heart attack..."1:30 pm. Details.
  • Artists’ Reception, Mattituck. Come view the “Light Painters” photography exhibit and meet the members of this talented group of artists. Refreshments will be served. 5-7 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Musical Theater: Once Upon A MattressGreenport. The Greenport High School Drama Club presents a musical version of the Princess and the Pea fairy tale. 7 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Bee Ranching: A Fun New Hobby, Greenport. Join North Fork Beekeeper Laura Klahre as she discusses the art of bee ranching and bees' importance for our own gardens and farms. 2 pm. Details.

Ongoing

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

History

Saturday

  • 375th Anniversary Convocation, Southampton. "The Towns and Presbyterian Churches of both Southampton and Southold all began in 1640. To celebrate the founding of all four entities, a festive assembly will be held with speakers, music and poetry." 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.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Friday

  • Ice Skating in Mitchell ParkGreenport. Skate daily in the heart of downtown Greenport. Rent skates or bring your own. Weather dependent. 3-5 pm, Family night 7:30-9:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Ice Skating in Mitchell ParkGreenport. Skate daily in the heart of downtown Greenport. Rent skates or bring your own.  Weather dependent. Open 11 am- 5 pm. Details.
  • Stargazing at the Custer InstituteSouthold. Weather and moon permitting, stargaze through the oldest public observatory on Long Island, starting at 8 pm. (Doors open at 7 pm). Details.

Sunday

  • Ice Skating in Mitchell ParkGreenport. Skate daily in the heart of downtown Greenport. Rent skates or bring your own. Weather dependent. Open 11 am- 5 pm. Details.

Ongoing