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Sweet Corn Fest, Carnaval, Opera, Urinetown, Skate Park Fest

Image is from last year's Carnaval at Sparkling Pointe, courtesy of Sparkling Pointe

Listings for Friday July 22 - Sunday July 24

The North Fork is busy! Enjoy the delicious family fun of Harbes Sweet Corn Festival Saturday and Sunday. Saturday, Sparkling Pointe hosts its annual carnaval, complete with gorgeous samba queens. Saturday night, Duck Walk North hosts Opera of the Hamptons. The summer youth on stagemusical Urinetown begins its three week run with shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sunday, Greenport hosts its annual Skate Park festival, five hours of music, food and amazing skating.

And there's much more; interesting lectures, art exhibits, tastings & tours...

Speaking of tours, Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, one of our wineries, is up for best tour, the only NY winery on the list. So vote for them please. Then tour our many others and tell "10best" about all the great tours they missed...

The Highlights for Friday July 22 - Sunday July 24

(Click a category title to drop down to the full listings for that type of event, or just scroll)

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Sweet corn fest, tastings by the bay, vinyasa in the vines, Carnaval, Grandma's Kitchen...yum!

Live Music

Opera of the Hamptons joins the list of dozens of shows this weekend.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Try out an old Japanese fishermen's print making technique; discover our talented youth on stage; enjoy an author event, an ongoing exhibit, or an interesting talk.

History

Learn about a shipwreck, local food history, Victorian etiquette, and tour our many historic buildings.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Stargaze at Custer; cruise to Bug Lighthouse; marvel at the skateboards at the Greenport Skate Festival

Charity Galas & Festivals

Friday

Saturday

Food, Farm and Vineyard

[These listings include events at farms, restaurants, vineyards & breweries, except that live music only events are listed by venue in 'Live Music' below this section]

Friday

  • The Old Field: Tasting by the Bay, Southold. Sit and taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bay, at the only Bay-front vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Only 8 people per seating; two seatings, Noon and 3 pm. Tickets & Details

Saturday

  • The Old Field: Tasting by the Bay, Southold. Sit and taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bay, at the only Bay-front vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Only 8 people per seating; two seatings, Noon and 3 pm. Tickets & Details
  • Sparkling Pointe: 7th Annual Carnaval, Southold. Sparkling wine, delicious food, terrific Brazilian music and gorgeous samba queens! What more could you want? Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine To Wine TourPeconic. Be a part of the most comprehensive wine tour in the region, which includes mini viticulture, winemaking techniques and barrel cellar experiences. This tour will be given by owner and winemaker, Anthony Sannino. Tour includes wine tasting, cheese plate and special discounts. Reservations required. 1-2:30 pm. This tour can also be done in three half hour segments: Viticulture TourProcessing Facility TourBarrel Cellar Tour, at 1, 1:30 and 2. Details.
  • Pindar Vineyards: Weekend Wine TourPeconic. Go behind the scenes, inside the barrel and tank rooms, and view the production facility at Pindar Vineyards.  Find out how your favorite wine is made. Includes a select tasting of five wines in the tasting room after the tour. 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Tours & Barrel TastingMattituck. Shine Estates 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 barrel center starting at 2:30, and sample Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot among others, plus cheeses. Details.
  • Harbes Family Farm: Sweet Corn Festival, Mattituck. Celebrate everything CORN! Who will win the Corn Eating Contest?! Enjoy live country music, corn custard ice cream, or the classic cob flavored with a unique mix of spices, cilantro, cojita cheese, & elote sauce. The Barnyard Adventure includes: Face Painting, Singing Hayrides with a special guest of Farmer Harbes guiding the tour around the farm, Pig Races, Pony Rides, Relay Races, The Barnyard Adventure. Goat Mountain, Bunnyville, The Hedge Maze, Three Little Pig houses, Baby Barnyard Animal, and Petting Area. Visit the winery Tasting Room to enjoy award winning wines and/or wine by the glass or bottle. Details
  • Clovis Point: Vinyasa in the VinesJamesport. Relax, stretch  & sip, 10:30-11:30 am. Details

Sunday 

  • The Old Field: Tasting by the Bay, Southold. Sit and taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bay, at the only Bay-front vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Only 8 people per seating; two seatings, Noon and 3 pm. Tickets & 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: Keg Party!, Mattituck. Wine from a keg; live music from Julia King; a food truck. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Harbes Family Farm: Sweet Corn FestivalMattituck. Celebrate everything CORN! Who will win the Corn Eating Contest?! Enjoy live country music, corn custard ice cream, or the classic cob flavored with a unique mix of spices, cilantro, cojita cheese, & elote sauce. The Barnyard Adventure includes: Face Painting, Singing Hayrides with a special guest of Farmer Harbes guiding the tour around the farm, Pig Races, Pony Rides, Relay Races, The Barnyard Adventure. Goat Mountain, Bunnyville, The Hedge Maze, Three Little Pig houses, Baby Barnyard Animal, and Petting Area. Visit the winery Tasting Room to enjoy award winning wines and/or wine by the glass or bottle. Details.
  • Diliberto Winery: Italian Experience Series: Grandma’s KitchenJamesport. Remember how good Grandma’s kitchen smelled on Sunday mornings as she prepared a meal for the family? Join her as she prepares her fresh sauce and homemade pasta. While the pasta is drying, enjoy Italian songs with Grandma and the staff.  Noon-2 pm. Details
  • Palmer Vineyards: Sunday BrunchSound Avenue. Mimosas, fresh juices, locally sourced dishes by Chef Anna and & Oceans 5. 11 am-3 pm. Details
  • Palmer Vineyards: Yoga in the VinesSound Avenue. Start the day right with an hour of yoga in the vines. 11 am-Noon. Details
Live Music

Friday

  • Perlman Music Program: Open Chorus RehersalShelter Island. Maestro Patrick Romano invites you to attend an open rehearsal with the women and girls of the PMP Chorus on the Shelter Island campus, 5 pm. Details.
  • Perlman Music Program: Works in Progress Concert,  Shelter Island. Students of The Perlman Music Program's Summer Music School present varied programs of classical masterworks. 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Billy's by the BayGreenportEv Corwin. 4-8 pm. Details
  • Claudio's Clam Bar, GreenportDJ Dance Party 9:30 pm-1:30 am. Details
  • Sound View Restaurant Piano BarGreenportTom Damini, 7 pm. Details.
  • North Fork Roasting CoSouthold. Open Mic music. 6-9 pm. Details. 
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. East End Trio, 5-8 pm. Details
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicDave Nyce & Dave Berson, 6-9 pm. Details
  • Pindar: Sunset FridaysPeconicJen Kane on the wisteria deck 6-8 pm. Details
  • Touch of VeniceCutchogueTBA (on the garden patio, so weather permitting), 6-9 pm. Details
  • Old Mill InnMattituckCass Dillon, 8-10 pm. Details
  • Palmer VineyardsSound AvenueTBA. 4-9 pm Details

Saturday 

  • Perlman Music Program: Open Chorus RehersalShelter Island. Maestro Patrick Romano invites you to attend an open rehearsal with the women and girls of the PMP Chorus on the Shelter Island campus, 5 pm. Details.
  • Perlman Music Program: Works in Progress ConcertShelter Island. The Perlman Music Program’s exceptional students will present a free concert of classical masterworks. 7 pm. Details.
  • Billy's by the BayGreenportWho Are Those Guys. 3-6 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam Bar, Greenport. Two shows: Copy Cat 2-6 pm, and Hi Def, 10 pm-2 am. Details
  • Sound View Restaurant Piano BarGreenportDanny Keys, 6 pm. Details
  • Duck Walk North: Opera of the Hamptons, Southold. Cristina Fontanelli and her Fabulous Friends of Opera of the Hamptons, singing From Opera to Broadway at Duck Walk Vineyards North. 7-9:30 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Lone Sharks, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicJoe Allegue, 5-8 pm. Details
  • The Lenz WineryPeconicTBA, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconic. Sahara, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogueApril Rain, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Lieb CellarsCutchogueRob Europe, 4-6 pm. Details
  • Bridge LaneMattituckRobin Sidor, 1-4 pm. Details
  • Jason's VineyardJamesportGeorge Barry,  2-6 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportErin Chase, 1:30-5:00 pm. Details 
  • Diliberto Winery: The Wine CafeJamesportTBA 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Sherwood House VineyardJamesportTBA, 2-6 pm. Details
  • Palmer VineyardsSound AvenueTBADetails

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Talk: Artist Joe Mullins and Gyotaku Print MakingEast End Seaport Museum Greenport. Gyotaku pronounced (gee-oh-tah-koo) means "fish rubbing” in Japanese. A traditional form of Japanese fish printing, dating from the mid-1800s, it was used by fishermen to record their catch. For an additional fee, create your own print to frame and hang proudly as "The one that DIDN'T get away". 7-9 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Finest HoursMattituck-Laurel Library. "The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952. 12:30 pm. Details
  • Youth On Stage Musical: UrinetownMattituck. The North Fork Community Theater presents its annual summer youth on stage musical. Urinetown is a "A sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold." 8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Lighthouse Keeper's Talk: The Commodore – a tragedy on the Long Island Sound, Horton Point Lighthouse Southold. Get the backstory of the big anchor in front of the Horton Point Lighthouse. Learn about the last voyage of the passenger ship Commodore from the day she left port in December of 1866 until the day the anchor was recovered in the 1980s. 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Details.
  • Author Event: Long Island Food: A History from Family Farms & Oysters to Craft Spirits, Southold Free Library.  Author Tom Barritt presents his fascinating account of one of the nation’s most diverse, and perhaps least understood culinary regions. Stories of local pioneers and modern day food artisans offer a unique, single nar- rative of Long Island’s culinary past, present and future. 2 pm. Details.
  • Exhibit: Dead Man's Cove: 10 Shipwrecks & One LighthouseReichert Gallery Southold. Tragedies at sea and the navigational dangers of the area surrounding Horton Point have been documented since the early 1800's. This exhibition showcases the stories about 10 vessels that encountered trouble on the Long Island Sound. The exhibition answers: Who was in command? Who made up the crew? What was it like to be a passenger on one of these fateful voyages? 1-4 pm. Details
  • Exhibit: School Girls & Their SamplersAnn Currie-Bell House Gallery Southold. This exhibition tells the story of school girls in the past, as well as the needlework skills of other women over the years. Wed, Sat & Sun 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Youth On Stage Musical: UrinetownMattituck. The North Fork Community Theater presents its annual summer youth on stage musical. Urinetown is a "A sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold." 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Exhibit: School Girls & Their SamplersAnn Currie-Bell House Gallery Southold. This exhibition tells the story of school girls in the past, as well as the needlework skills of other women over the years. Wed, Sat & Sun 1-4 pm. Details
  • Youth On Stage Musical: UrinetownMattituck. The North Fork Community Theater presents its annual summer youth on stage musical. Urinetown is a "A sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold." 8 pm. Details.

Ongoing 

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Cultivated RealitiesGreenport. Corey Solinger and Katie Grove. Showing for the first time together, Solinger and Grove’s mixed media pieces each combine fascinating objects from nature with both real and imagined landscapes to create evocative images. The individual realities they have created through their imagery, along with a clever combination of found materials and painting, produces an imaginative and innovative atmosphere for the viewer. Open when the tasting room is. Through July 31.  Details.
  • Floyd Memorial Library: New Paintings by Michael HarveyGreenport. Michael Harvey’s artwork- paintings, books, films and videos- have been shown in galleries, museums, and in international exhibitions. Through August 7. Open when the library 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 GalleryGreenport.  Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details.   
  • Greenport TheaterGreenport.  Inheritance, photographs by Andrea Tese. Inheritance is on display through Wednesday, Sept. 7. Details.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. Photographic Artist Robert T. Bloom’s scenic Long Island seascapes and landscapes. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, CutchoguePomme© 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
  • Old Town Arts and Crafts GuildCutchogue. The gallery showcases local painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, jewelers, craft masters. Exhibit open 10 am- 5 pm. Details
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue. Paintings by Amy Worth. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueAbstraction. The Abstraction Exhibit brings an unconventional visual presentation from three regional artists - Scott Farrell, Christine Matthäi, and Alex Vignoli. Having pulled elements from everyday scenes, each artist then created new images that take us away from the original setting, and leave us with little or no representational reference to the initial view. Wine & cheese. 6-8 pm. Details. Through August 7. Th - Sun 11 am - 6 pm (5 pm Sundays); or by appointment. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituckIn Motion, Photos by Miranda Gatgewood. A semi-abstracted exploration of things viewed from moving vehicles in a collection of color and black and white photographs. The shallow depth of field creates a haunting, dreamlike lack of clarity in the distance, but a strange intimacy with objects that are quickly passing in the foreground.Open when the library isDetails.
  • Clovis Point WineryJamesport. Showing Nella Khanis. Experience of both American and Russian cultures bring a special quality to her artistic vision. She feels that she has a Russian accent in speech and visual art. Through August 20th. 11 am- 6pm. Details.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Works by Valerie Zeman & Harold Nadeau. Open Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Through July 27. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Artist in ResidenceSound Avenue. In the Wine Club Barn, view  the work of Patrick O'Leary. In the main tasting room, view the work of Laura Pashayan. Through July 31. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday

  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Victorian Etiquette TourSound Avenue. If you marveled at the code of conduct on the popular “Downtown Abbey” show, come along with Miss Manners, who will teach you the p’s and q’s of proper etiquette and what polite society of yesteryear was really all about! Have fun on this interactive tour of all ages, where you get to play a character and join in the fun. Tours at 12:15, 1:15 and 2:15. Details.

Saturday 

  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Exhibits at the Village House and the Schoolhouse, 2-5 pm. Details
  • Talk: The Archives of the Oysterponds Historical Society, Orient. Fredrica Wachsberger, OHS Emerita Trustee and author of "In Her Own Name: A Nineteenth-Century Wife and Her Pursuit of Financial Independence", presents her talk about the wealth of information in the OHS Archives. 10-11 am. Details.
  • Stirling Historical Society Museum of GreenportGreenport. The Museum is open 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Blacksmith's ShopGreenport. Watch old school metalwork. 11 am - 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 Historical Society Museum ComplexSouthold. Tour several historic buildings, enjoy new exhibits including a Civil War banner and a Linotype Machine. 1-4 pm Details.
  • Reichert Gallery Exhibit: Dead Man's Cove: 10 Shipwrecks & One LighthouseSouthold. Tragedies at sea and the navigational dangers of the area surrounding Horton Point have been documented since the early 1800's. This exhibition showcases the stories about 10 vessels that encountered trouble on the Long Island Sound. The exhibition answers: Who was in command? Who made up the crew? What was it like to be a passenger on one of these fateful voyages? 1-4 pm. Details
  • Anne Currie-Bell House Gallery: School Girls & Their Samplers, Southold. This exhibition tells the story of school girls in the past, as well as the needlework skills of other women over the years. Wed, Sat & Sun 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Horton Point LighthouseSouthold. Built in 1857, this lighthouse is home to a nautical museum and a beautiful park. Visit our newest exhibit on Oysters on the North Fork. Bring a picnic and enjoy the spectacular view of Long Island Sound and Connecticut from our eight-acre park. Descend 120 steps to the beach or walk the nature trail. Weather permitting, there are front porch craft demonstrations on Sunday afternoons. There will also be special events throughout this special summer. Concerts are occasionally held in the summer. Sat, Sun. 11:30 am - 4 pm. Details
  • Lighthouse Keeper's Talk: The Commodore – a tragedy on the Long Island SoundHorton Point Lighthouse Southold. Get the backstory of the big anchor in front of the Horton Point Lighthouse. Learn about the last voyage of the passenger ship Commodore from the day she left port in December of 1866 until the day the anchor was recovered in the 1980s.11:30 am-12:30 pm. Details
  • Author Event: Long Island Food: A History from Family Farms & Oysters to Craft SpiritsSouthold Free Library.  Author Tom Barritt presents his fascinating account of one of the nation’s most diverse, and perhaps least understood culinary regions. Stories of local pioneers and modern day food artisans offer a unique, single nar- rative of Long Island’s culinary past, present and future. 2 pm. Details.
  • Historic BuildingsCutchogue Village Green. The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Society maintains several buildings and host tours. 1-4 pm. Details
  • Hallockville Museum FarmSound Avenue. Hallockville is comprised of 28 acres along with 19 historic houses, barns and outbuildings ranging from the mid-18th century Hallock Homestead to the Depression-era Cichanowicz Farmhouse. Visitors can tour the museum’s buildings, gardens and collections. Experience real farming in the museum’s fields and meet Hallockville’s friendly cows, sheep and chickens. Tours at 12:15, 1:15 and 2:15. Details.

Sunday 

  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Exhibits at the Village House and the Schoolhouse, 2-5 pm. Details
  • Stirling Historical Society Museum of GreenportGreenport. The Museum is open 1-4 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 Historical Society Museum ComplexSouthold. Tour several historic buildings, enjoy new exhibits including a Civil War banner and a Linotype Machine. 1-4 pm Details.
  • Anne Currie-Bell House Gallery: School Girls & Their Samplers, Southold. This exhibition tells the story of school girls in the past, as well as the needlework skills of other women over the years. Wed, Sat & Sun 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Hortons Point LighthouseSouthold. Built in 1857, this lighthouse is home to a nautical museum and a beautiful park. Visit our newest exhibit on Oysters on the North Fork. Bring a picnic and enjoy the spectacular view of Long Island Sound and Connecticut from our eight-acre park. Descend 120 steps to the beach or walk the nature trail. Weather permitting, there are front porch craft demonstrations on Sunday afternoons. There will also be special events throughout this special summer. Concerts are occasionally held in the summer. Sat, Sun. 11:30 am - 4 pm. Details
  • Southold Indian MuseumSouthold. A rich collection of primarily Algonquin art and artifacts. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.  
  • Historic BuildingsCutchogue Village Green. The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Society maintains several buildings and host tours. 1-4 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday 

  • "Bug Light" Lighthouse Cruise & TourGreenport. Tour one of the very few offshore lighthouses people can visit.  Ticket includes a narrated tour and round-trip boat ride to the lighthouse. The guest narrator/guide for this cruise is Yvonne Lieblein, a Greenport native who will share her personal Bug Light stories and memories along with the history of her favorite lighthouse. 4-6 pm. Details
  • StargazingCuster Institute Southold. The oldest observatory in Long Island shows you the heavens. 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Greenport Skate Park: Annual Festival, Greenport. Five hours of family fun. Music, refreshments, skate competitions. Noon-5 pm. Details.
  • Open Air YogaSouthold. The Southold Historical Society hosts yoga instructors from The Giving Room to offer a introductory class in a beautiful setting. 8 am. Details.

Ongoing

  • Orient Beach State ParkOrient Point, offers a huge range of outdoor activities, including canoeing, hiking, paddle boarding, and swimming. Details.
  • Wickham's Fruit Farm: U-PickCutchogue. Currently picking Strawberries. Mon-Sat. 9 am- 4 pm. Details.
  • Patty's Berries & Bunches: U-PickMattituck. Currently picking Strawberries and Snap Peas. 9 am - 5:30 pm. Details.