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Special Wine Pairings & Classes; Live Music & Theater; Authors & Artists; Model Trains

This weekend is packed with special wine pairings, classes and live music at our vineyards & Love Lane; art exhibits, book celebrations, and films at our libraries; and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf opens its three week run. While it's a far cry from summer-level busy, the panoply of listings in our quietest month highlights how the North Fork isn't just for summer anymore.  (Indeed, we're *too* crowded on summer weekends; visitors will enjoy us much more off-season.)

The Highlights

(Click a title to reach the full listings for that type of event)

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday night stroll Love Lane in a moveable feast, head to Caci North Fork for a Macari Winemaker's Dinner, or paint & sip at Laurel Lake Vineyards. Saturday learn all about bubbly at Bridge Lane, or enjoy bubbly paired with comfort food at Sparkling Pointe; blend your own wine at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyards. Sunday enjoy wine & cheese pairings at Jamesport Vineyards; learn all about Bordeaux at Martha Clara Vineyards; and again the bubbly & comfort food at Sparkling Pointe. (Plus other tours.)

Live Music

Enjoy a dozen concerts at wineries, the brewery & restaurants, plus a special singing performance at the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf opens, as does a new collage exhibit. Enjoy a talk by multimedia artist Andrea Cote or a book celebration; interact with a terrific model trains exhibit.

History

Enjoy a special exhibit on local whaling history.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

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

Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • Little Creek Oysters: Fun Fridays, Greenport. Classic Games and Happy Hour Specials (to be announced). Use their games or bring your own. Oyster and beer specials will be announced weekly. 12- 6 pm. Details.
  • Caci North Fork: Macari Winemaker Dinner, Southold. A delicious way to enjoy the North Fork's farm to table culture of local wine and fabulous food. Check out the menu. 6:30 pm. Details.
  • Love Lane: First Stroll of 2016, MattituckLauren Lombardi hosts this monthly moveable feast of food & wine pairings. Reservations Required. 6 pm. Details
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: Paint Nite, Laurel. PaintNite is back for the first PaintNite of the New Year! Space is limited; tickets include wine & art supplies. 6-8 pm. Details.

Saturday 

  • Sparkling Pointe: Comfort Food Pairing, Southold. Four sparkling wines paired with comfort food favorites. 11 am-5 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyards: Winemaker for a Day, Peconic. 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.
  • 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.
  • Bridge Lane: Wine 101 with Julia King, Mattituck. Wine 101: Bubbles! Did you ring in the New Year with sparkling wine? Was it Champagne, Prosecco, Cava or Sekt? And was it made in the traditional method, Charmat method, transfer method or injected with CO2?  Take this Wine 101 and never spend New Year’s Eve unsure of what you’re toasting with again.  Enjoy five wines and cheese. 5-7 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Sparkling Pointe: Comfort Food Pairing, Southold. Four sparkling wines paired with comfort food favorites. 11 am-5 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.
  • Jamesport Vineyards: Wine & CheeseJamesport. Jamesport Vineyards & The Village Cheese Shop team up for a special pairing series every Sunday in January. Seatings at 2 pm and 4 pm. Details
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Wine 201: Varietals of Bordeaux, Sound Avenue. Martha Clara Vineyards continues its winter education series. Learn about each varietal, its origin, and how it grows on Long Island. Each person will taste several vintages of each wine with an explanation of the winemaking style utilized to create it. Taught by Winemaker, Juan E. Micieli-Martinez; light artisanal pairings with each flight. 1 pm. Details.
Live Music

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Sunday

  • Raphael Vineyard, Peconic. Joe Allegue, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Music to Your Ears, Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library. Vincent & Emily Riccardi in concert, singing, grand opera, musical theater, the American Songbook –they sing it all! Registration requested. 2 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Matinee Film: The Third ManSouthold Library. 1949 Cold War spy classic starring Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles and Trevor Howard. 12:30 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: I'll See You in My DreamsMattituck-Laurel Library. "A widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age." 1:30 pm. Details
  • The North Fork Community Theater: Who’s Afraid of Virginia WoolfMattituck. Enjoy Edward Albee’s classic drama about the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George, who draw a younger couple, Nick and Honey, into their bitter, unhappy relationship. 8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Art Exhibition Opening: Collages, Greenport Floyd Memorial Library.  Meet artist Donald L. Currie, refreshments. 3-5pm. Details.
  • Southold Historical Society: Brecknock Hall and Whaling Exhibit, Reichert Gallery. Grandson of a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, David Gelston Floyd (1802-1893) built historic home Brecknock Hall in Greenport, NY. One of the many business ventures he invested in was the high yield but risky business of whaling. His three whaling ships sailed out of Greenport harbor (1845- 1861) during the Golden Age of Whaling. Through Feb. 5. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Long Island Railroad Museum presents Model TrainsMattituck-Laurel Library. See model trains in “O” scale, “HO” and “N” scale operate on traveling layouts. Members of the Museum will be on hand to share their knowledge with the public during the display. 10 am-5 pm. Details.
  • The North Fork Community Theater: Who’s Afraid of Virginia WoolfMattituck. Enjoy Edward Albee’s classic drama about the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George, who draw a younger couple, Nick and Honey, into their bitter, unhappy relationship. 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • The Collective Portrait, Peconic Landing Greenport. Andrea Cote is a multimedia artist working in video, photography, sculpture, printmaking and performance. She shares the evolution of her public work and interest in creating a “Collective Portrait”: How is an individual’s personal narrative reflected and contrasted within a collective story? 3-4 pm. Details.
  • Book Celebration: Through the Passageway: The Education of a Teacher at City and Country SchoolGreenport Floyd Memorial Library. Reading, signing, Q&A, & surprises! A celebration of the book by Jane L. Smith. 3 pm. Details. 
  • Long Island Railroad Museum presents Model TrainsMattituck-Laurel Library. See model trains in “O” scale, “HO” and “N” scale operate on traveling layouts. Members of the Museum will be on hand to share their knowledge with the public during the display. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • The North Fork Community Theater: Who’s Afraid of Virginia WoolfMattituck. Enjoy Edward Albee’s classic drama about the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George, who draw a younger couple, Nick and Honey, into their bitter, unhappy relationship. 2:30 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 GalleryGreenportSibylle Pfaffenbichler, new works. Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details. 
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportCollages by Donald L. Currie. On exhibit through February 28. Open when the library is. Details.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. TBA. 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.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogueSolo Show by Tom Lulevitch. Through February 29.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • 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 LibraryMattituckGood Ground Artists & Friends. Twenty-three community and art-minded artists dedicated to promoting the arts on the East End, including: Mike Meehan, Kathy Odell-Hamilton, Pamela Thomson, Dave Kornrumpf, Jackie Maloney, Beverly Livernoche, Bonnie Ruben, Kim Coruzzi, Marie Carrese, Pam Moss-Vitti, Jim Wightman, Jim Witker II, Carol Gold, Marcella A. Yenick, Mary Ann Damilia, Dan McCarthy, Yuriy Stefanishin, Maryanne Renz, Ulrike Kreiner-Holzhauer, A Gordon Dramstad, Apul Gupta, Ela H., and Maureen Flanagan. Open when the library is. Through January 30. Details.
  • 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

Saturday

  • Southold Historical Society: Brecknock Hall and Whaling ExhibitReichert Gallery. "Grandson of a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, David Gelston Floyd (1802-1893) built historic home Brecknock Hall in Greenport, NY. One of the many business ventures he invested in was the high yield but risky business of whaling. His three whaling ships sailed out of Greenport harbor (1845- 1861) during the Golden Age of Whaling." Through Feb. 5. 1-4 pm. Details.

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.