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Southold Opera House Opens! Lieb Cellars Holiday Open House, Brine Riot in Greenport

Last Summer international opera star Anne-Julia Audray and her husband bought the Southold United Methodist Church and began converting it to an opera house. The new cultural institution opens Sunday with a Holiday Concert. Go for the concert and to be a part of the very beginning. Lieb Cellars is celebrating the holidays with free tastings and live music on Sunday; Ian Petillo plays.

Saturday, Little Creek Oysters hosts its Second Annual Brine Riot, featuring oysters, beer, pickles & more. For a different culinary adventure, learn to cook mushrooms with an expert chef at East End Mushroom Company.

Friday night get the weekend started with a Love Lane Stroll, an evening of wine and food that was originally imagined as "snow-covered" until El Nino gave us 60 degree weather in December.

The Highlights

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Special Holiday Events & Holiday Shopping 

Holiday Concert at the new Southold Opera House; Holiday Open House at Lieb Cellars; Carols & Cookies at the historic Jameport Meeting House; more.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Second annual Greenport Brine Riot; Love Lane stroll of food & wine; cookies and mulled wine at Pindar; homemade pasta & Christmas with Grandma at Diliberto; more.

Live Music

Special concerts, both holiday and not. Inaugural performance at the new Southold Opera House.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Watch the Bolshoi Ballet captured live in HD; enjoy an ongoing exhibit.

History

Enjoy our historic buildings and their special Christmas Shops, open & offering that unique item for your special someone.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Enjoy our incredibly mild weather and explore our beautiful outdoors. Stargaze at Custer.

Special Holiday Shopping and Holiday Events

Friday

  • Santa's Christmas Tree Farm: Free Family Fun with Santa & MoreCutchogue. Santa, fresh off performances on Good Morning America, poses for free pictures and hands out small gifts. Free hayrides, face painting & more. 10 am-3 pm. Details
  • Jamesport Meeting House: Carols & CookiesJamesport. Holiday tradition at the historic Jamesport Meeting House. Dena Tishim leads the Riverhead High School Chamber Chorus in seasonal selections and a sing-along of popular carols, followed by cookies and mulled cider. 6:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Santa's Christmas Tree Farm: Free Family Fun with Santa & MoreCutchogue. Santa, fresh off performances on Good Morning America, poses for free pictures and hands out small gifts. Free hayrides, face painting & more. 10 am-4 pm. Details.
  • Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council: The Carriage House Christmas ShopCutchogue. Find that special gift. 1-4 pm. Details

Sunday

  • Oysterponds Historical Society: The Beach Plum ShopOrient. Unique gifts, North Fork art, traditional crafts, ornaments and much, much more. Open noon-4 pm. Details
  • Southold Opera House: Holiday ConcertSouthold. Directed by Anne-Julia Audray with the participation of singers from the Long Island Opera Company and the French American Choir of New York. The concert will be the first inside the brand new Southold Opera House, housed in the former Southold United Methodist Church. Anne-Julia Audray, an opera singer who has performed around the world, is transforming the former church into a vibrant performance space for young and gifted and International musicians. 3 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road: Holiday Open HouseCutchogue. Complimentary tastes of all of up to six wines all day plus live music by Ian Petillo. 3-6 pm Details.
  • Santa's Christmas Tree Farm: Free Family Fun with Santa & MoreCutchogue. Santa, fresh off performances on Good Morning America, poses for free pictures and hands out small gifts. Free hayrides, face painting & more. 10 am-4 pm. Details.
  • Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council: The Carriage House Christmas ShopCutchogue. Find that special gift. 1-4 pm. Details
  • Diliberto Winery: Christmas with GrandmaJamesport. The tasting room is closed for the season, but Sunday enjoy a pasta demonstration, three-course homemade meal paired with our award-winning wines, live music including classic Italian songs and Christmas favorites, holiday gifts, and more! Tickets. 1-5 pm. Details.
Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • Roanoke Vineyards Love Lane: A 'Snow-Covered' Stroll, Love Lane. Roanoke Vineyards Love Lane leads a delicious, wine-paired walk down Love Lane. When they set the date awhile back, they assumed it would be through snow. But no, our weather's been so good we still have flowers blooming and crops in the field... Reservations Required 6 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Little Creek Oysters: 2nd Annual Greenport Brine Riot, Greenport. A flight of craft beers carefully paired with a selection of Backyard Brine pickles, and other treats. The pickle-masters themselves will be on hand to talk about their process.  Round out the tasting with an oyster flight complete with a few signature mignonettes. 2-4 pm. Details.
  • Sparkling Pointe: Raw BarSouthold. Harvest Moon Shellfish to feature a raw bar and Blanc de Blancs. Reservations Required. Noon-5 pm. Details
  • Pindar: Hot Mulled Wine & CookiesPeconic.  Enjoy the cozy drink made from Sweet Scarlet and nibble the treats while shopping for wine gift baskets and packages; they'll even give you the recipe. 11 am-5:30 pm. Details.
  • East End Mushroom Company: Cooking Demo, Cutchogue. Enjoy a mushroom cooking demonstration of the varieties East End Mushrooms grows – Shiitake, Oyster, and Maitake, and other varieties they sell. The how-to is led by Paulina, a Johnson and Wales Culinary School graduate and veteran of great NYC restaurants, most recently the Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton.  11 am-2 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.
  • Diliberto Winery: Behind the Scenes--Homemade PastaJamesport. The tasting room is closed for the season, but every Saturday you're invited for a behind-the-scenes look as they prepare for Sundays with Grandma dinners by making fresh, homemade pasta. Stop by, enjoy wines by the glass or bottle, shop for gifts. 1-5 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Pindar: Hot Mulled Wine & CookiesPeconic.  Enjoy the cozy drink made from Sweet Scarlet and nibble the treats while shopping for wine gift baskets and packages; they'll even give you the recipe. 11 am-5:30 pm. Details
  • 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. Noon. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road: Holiday Open HouseCutchogue. Complimentary tastes of all of up to six wines all day plus live music by Ian Petillo. 3-6 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 at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Diliberto Winery: Christmas with GrandmaJamesport. The tasting room is closed for the season, but Sunday enjoy a pasta demonstration, three-course homemade meal paired with our award-winning wines, live music including classic Italian songs and Christmas favorites, holiday gifts, and more! Tickets. 1-5 pm. Details.
Live Music

Friday

  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicRobert Bruey, 3-6 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue. Cassandra House, 6-9 pm. Details. 
  • Four Doors DownMattituck. DJ Phil, 89 pm. Details
  • Jamesport Meeting House: Carols & Cookies, Jamesport. Holiday tradition at the historic Jamesport Meeting House. Dena Tishim leads the Riverhead High School Chamber Chorus in seasonal selections and a sing-along of popular carols, followed by cookies and mulled cider. 6:30 pm. Details.

Saturday: 

Sunday

  • Southold Opera House: Holiday Concert, Southold. Directed by Anne-Julia Audray with the participation of singers from the Long Island Opera Company and the French American Choir of New York. The concert will be the first inside the brand new Southold Opera House, housed in the former Southold United Methodist Church. Anne-Julia Audray, an opera singer who has performed around the world, is transforming the former church into a vibrant performance space for young and gifted and International musicians. 3 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road, Cutchogue.  Ian Petillo, 3-6 pm Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesport.  Bryan Gallo, 1:30-5 pm. Details.
  • Jason's Vineyard, Jamesport. TBA  1-5 pmDetails.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Sound AvenueVanessa Trouble, 1-4 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Matinee Film: Christmas in ConnecticutSouthold. "A food writer who has lied about being the perfect house- wife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas. Barbara Stanwyck, Den- nis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardiner, S.Z. Sakall, and Robert Shayne." 12:30 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: A Christmas CarolMattituck. "An adaptation of the famous novel by Charles Dickens for television, starring Patrick Stewart.'"  1:30 pm. Details.  

Sunday

  • Ballet: Captured live in HD! The Bolshoi Ballet of Moscow presents: JewelsGreenport. Peconic Landing hosts Jewels: Emeralds, to music by Gabriel Fauré, Rubies to music by Igor Stravinsky, Diamonds to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky 7:30-9:30 pm. Details

 Ongoing

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Hops for HabitatGreenport. A special exhibit featuring local artists and their work inspired by the local marine environment. Proceeds split between the local artist and CCE’s Marine Meadows Program. Featured local artists include: Christina Sun; Lindsay Hoffmann; Amy Worth; Kathleen Bifulco; Hector DeCordova; Randee Daddona; Julianne Karsten; Corey Solinger; Cynthia Wells; Diane Burke; Cindy Pease Roe; Scott Bluedorn; Jackie Black; Liz Schaeffler; Matthew M. Salerno; Maggie Merrill; Chris Paparo; Melissa Hyatt; Margaret Knowlden; Mark Terry; Caroline Waloski.  Open when the tasting room isDetails.
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Exhibiting these paintings. Thurs-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5. Details.
  • Sirens' Song Gallery, Greenport.  Sat-Mon. 12:30-6 pm. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • South Street Gallery: 9th Annual 10x10 =100 Charity Art Show & SaleGreenport. Featuring 10" x 10" works, each priced at $100, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the North Fork Environmental Council. Details. 
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportFall & Winter Drawings by Patrick Lofthouse. On exhibit through January 9. Open when the library is. Details.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. Paintings of Margaret Knowlden. Open when the library isDetails
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, CutchogueTwo exhibits:  Jazz Horse Series by Candace Eaton series through Jan. 7, and Pomme© by Artist Robert Perez. Open when the tasting room isDetails.
  • Jacqueline Penney Gallery & StudioCutchogue. A huge collection of the artist's acrylic landscapes and other works.  Open year round. Details.
  • The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild, Cutchogue. Group show. M-Sa 10 am-5 pm; Sun noon-5 pm. Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogueHow They Look Today. Images of Cutchogue and New Suffolk Historic Buildings Updated photographs from 1986 Southold Town Survey.  Open when the library is.  Through December 31. Details.
  • Alex Ferrone Gallery: Small Works 2015Cutchogue. An eclectic selection of 70+ works by twenty-two regional photographers, including: Patricia Beary, Karen Bell, Karen Celella, Carolyn Conrad, Tom D’Emic, Susan Dooley, Rich Faron, Scott Farrell, Alex Ferrone, Ray Germann, Gerry Giliberti, Nijole Kudirka, Jacques LeBlanc, Jim Lennon, Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Mike McLaughlin, Bruce Milne, Chris Randall, Jim Sabiston, Jeff Schultz, Jim Slezak, and Mary Trentalange. Th - Sun 11 am - 6 pm (5 pm Sundays); or by appointment. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituckHappy Holidays — Paintings by Jo-Ann Corretti. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Jamesport Manor Inn: Artists Scott McIntire & Madeline DaversaJamesport. "Painter Scott McIntire's hybrid style comes from a courtship with photorealism, pop art, op art, and abstraction." "Printmaker Madeline Daversa's artwork reflects a love for the natural environment of Long Island's East End."  On display Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. through February 3. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Ongoing

  • Shelter Island Historical SocietyShelter Island. Museum open Sat and Sun 10am-2pm. 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.
  • The East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. The museum boasts an array of exhibits on the maritime heritage of the area, including displays on the Greenport menhaden fishing industry, the oyster industry, lighthouse lenses, a model ship of the USS Ohio, and more. Sat & Sun 1-6 pm. Details
  • Southold Indian MuseumSouthold. A rich collection of primarily Algonquin art and artifacts. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • The Custer Institute: StargazingSouthold. The oldest public observatory is open for viewing, weather permitting. Note, viewing is best with less moon. Enjoy the peak Geminid show too. Here's the moon calendar.  8 pm - midnight. Details.

Ongoing

  • Orient Beach State ParkOrient Point, offers a huge range of outdoor activities, including canoeing, hiking, paddle boarding, and swimming. Details.
  • Harbor Cruises, sailboatGreenport. Sail the harbor on the Virgin Star and check out the tall ships from sea; the expert crew will give historical background on each ship. Newly built 52’ Virgin Star is a large spacious trimaran that offers a comfortable stable sail, USCG certified for 47 passengers.  1:30-3 pm; 3:30-5 pm; 6:30-8:30 pm (Sunset Sail). Details.