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Taste the North Fork! Also, Restaurant Week & Arts Galore

This weekend businesses throughout the North Fork participate in two large events--Taste North Fork and Restaurant Week. Besides those mostly food and wine-focused events, this weekend offers a wide range of arts--live theater, film, artist receptions and a gallery talk; a book launch and author talk; an architecture lecture and lots of live music.

Adding to all the fun are other new winery events, such as the barrel tastings at Paumanok Vineyards, 'Paint and Sip' at Palmer Vineyards, and Pindar's Champagne, Chopin & Caviar.

Finally, lovers of cold-blooded creatures can learn all about local reptiles and amphibians.

The Highlights

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

Festivals & Charity Events

Taste North Fork, running Saturday and Sunday, is a pedestrian/car-less visitor friendly way to experience vineyards, restaurants and downtowns up and down the fork. Restaurant week needs no explanation.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

The wineries offer a variety of tours and tastings. New to the list are barrel tastings at Paumanok, special champagne tours at Pindar, and a 'Paint and Sip' at Palmer.

Live Music

Everything from classical strings to blue grass to more common types of music.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

The North Fork Community Theater's The Boy Friend closes this weekend, films screen, artists exhibit, meet, greet and explain their works; more.

History

Check out an exhibit on local prostitution history or one about a local war of 1812 battle.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Meet local reptiles and amphibians, or just go outside and enjoy the beauty that is the North Fork.

Festivals & Charity Events

Saturday & Sunday

  • 2nd Annual Taste North Fork! Many wineries, B&Bs and hotels, restaurants and stores are offering specials this weekend, all under the rubric of "Taste North Fork." The full list of all the offers is here.  (Note, some of the offers are not on the North Fork; they are in Riverhead or up Island a little. Nonetheless, many of the offers are on the Fork proper). This event welcomes carless visitors, by offering a free shuttle bus linked to mass transit. Details.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

  • Restaurant Week's Last Weekend! Deals at many local restaurants. Details.
Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday

  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Friday at Dilberto WineryJamesport. Fresh baked pizza & two glasses of wine for $25. Details.
  • Jamesport Vineyards Serves Noah's, Jamesport. Throughout the fall, Jamesport Vineyard's new wood burning oven will  be baking deliciousness from Noah's. 5-8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Pindar-Champaigne, Chopin & Caviar, Peconic. Special tours demonstrating the last stages in making Champagne. Watch Pindar disgorge, dosage, cork, wire net the bottles in preparation for the Holiday season. Complimentary tasting of our Cuvee Rare Champagne and hor d'oeuvres. 2-3 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.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue. Big Cheese Pop Up Shop 1-4 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.
  • Jamesport Vineyards Serves Noah's, Jamesport. Throughout the fall, Jamesport Vineyard's new wood burning oven will  be baking deliciousness from Noah's. 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Paumanok Vineyards--Barrel TastingsAquebogue. Owner and winemaker Charles Massoud pours tastes of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, accompanied by an assortment of fine cheeses, breads and pâté. Several 30-45 min sessions offered during the afternoon. Details.

Sunday

  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Pindar-Champaigne, Chopin & CaviarPeconic. Special tours demonstrating the last stages in making Champagne. Watch Pindar disgorge, dosage, cork, wire net the bottles in preparation for the Holiday season. Complimentary tasting of our Cuvee Rare Champagne and hor d'oeuvres. 2-3 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.
  • 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-Barrel Tasting & ToursJamesport. Every Sunday in the fall, sample straight from the barrel. 11 am and 1 pm. Details.
  • Paumanok Vineyards--Barrel Tastings, Aquebogue. Owner and winemaker Charles Massoud pours tastes of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, accompanied by an assortment of fine cheeses, breads and pâté. Several 30-45 min sessions offered during the afternoon. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards-Paint & SipRiverhead East. The Painted Canvas hosts Paint and Sip; includes all painting supplies and a glass of wine. Reservations Required. starts at 3 pm. Details.
Live Music

Friday

Saturday

  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. The Earthtones. 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Fall String Concert, Cutchogue. Sponsored by the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Society, hosted by the beautiful Presbetyrian church. 4-5 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Cabaret with Marjorie Volants, 2-4 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurelBruce MacDonald. 1- 5 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto WineryJamesportTBA, 1:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesportBryan Gallo 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east. Bluegrass by The Yankee Rebels 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Palmer VineyardsRiverhead EastTodd "The Guitar Man" Grossman, 12-4 pm. Details.

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Film: OTTO SCHOENSTEIN: Philanthropic Craftsman, Greenport. The East End Seaport Museum says: A "portrait of the philanthropic craftsman and Greenport resident who was chosen to be Grand Marshal at this year's Maritime Festival." Q & A with Otto and the filmmakers follows the screening. 5 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Grand Budapest HotelMattituck. IMDb: "The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend." 1:30 pm. Details.
  • Play: The Boy FriendMattituck. The North Fork Community Theater performs. "Set against the backdrop of the French Riviera, this romantic spoof of 1920’s musical comedies tells the story of English heiress, Polly, who is longing for only one thing: a boyfriend..." Show starts at 8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Book Launch & Author Talk,  Greenport. Sarah Prescott presents her Get Paused: a survival story with photographs 3 pm. Details.
  • Art Opening and Reception, Greenport. The South Street Gallery presents original paintings by the North Fork critique group ‘Cloud 9.’ A portion of the exhibit proceeds, as well as opening night reception sales throughout the gallery, will go toward the restoration and revitalization of the Greenport Waterfront. 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Play: The Boy FriendMattituck. The North Fork Community Theater performs. "Set against the backdrop of the French Riviera, this romantic spoof of 1920’s musical comedies tells the story of English heiress, Polly, who is longing for only one thing: a boyfriend..." Show starts at 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Aviaries, a Social and Environmental History, Peconic. The North Fork Audubon Society hosts a talk by Anne Surchin on this unusual type of architecture. 2-3 pm. Details.
  • Gallery Talk at Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogue.  Award-winning photographers, Harold Naideau and Steven Schreiber discuss their work including the current exhibit, The Still Life. 1 pm.  Details.
  • Play: The Boy FriendMattituck. The North Fork Community Theater performs. "Set against the backdrop of the French Riviera, this romantic spoof of 1920’s musical comedies tells the story of English heiress, Polly, who is longing for only one thing: a boyfriend..." Show starts at 2:30 pm. Details.
  • Artists' Reception at Jamesport Manor Inn, Jamesport. Meet painters Ine Wijtvliet & Natalia Clarke, enjoy their work, wine & cheese. 3-5 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. Quilty Pleasures: Four Centuries of Quilts. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island LibraryShelter Island. A celebration of local artists. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportOil & Water, by Carol Halliburton & Sally Gelling; paintings & photographs. Open when the library is.  Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingGreenport. The tasting room is showing "Maritime Madness” featuring the paintings of Wendy Small of Brooklyn and Cindy Pease Roe of Greenport. Open when the tasting room is, through Oct. 31st. Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. Showing original paintings by the North Fork critique group ‘Cloud 9.’ A portion of the exhibit proceeds go toward the restoration and revitalization of the Greenport Waterfront.  Open Thurs-Mon 12-5 pm.  Details.
  • Cindy Pease Roe Studio & Gallery, Greenport. Open by appointment. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • A History of Prostitution on the North Fork, Southold. The Southold Historical Society stages the exhibition, which features "a number of panels discussing the various madams who operated brothels in Greenport as well as the streetwalkers who were known to ply their trade there. It also discusses the life and career of Dr. J. Mott Heath, who not only provided much needed health care for the women involved but who also served as the long-time county coroner, as well as being the chief of staff and president of the board for Eastern Long Island Hospital." Thurs-Sat 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Southold Library GallerySouthold. Paintings by Cathy Campbell. Open daily. Details.
  • Gallery CrossingPeconicAn Abstract Response, by Andrew Masino. The 'response' is to 9/11. The gallery says: "Consistent accuracy in perspective and atmospheric space, animated gesture and energetic mark-making, wide-ranging subject matter and bold or subtle color palettes that unite or divide compositional space, whether it’s geometrically organized, formally composed or fluid all over– make Andy Masino’s complete body of works exciting to look at"  Through Nov. 10. Thurs- Mon. 12-7 pm. Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue, Exhibiting Barbara Ringwald's fiber art, open when the library is.   Details.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueThe Still Life. Works by award-winning photographers, Harold Naideau and Steven Schreiber. Gallery talk Nov. 9. Open Thurs-Sun 11-6 pm.  Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.  A Photographic Potpourri 2013-2014 by photographer Steve Berger. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Rosalie Dimon Gallery at Jamesport Manor InnJamesport. Showing the paintings of  Ine Wijtvliet & Natalia Clark. Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 10 pm. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

History

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. 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. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
  • A History of Prostitution on the North Fork, Southold. The Southold Historical Society stages the exhibition, which features "a number of panels discussing the various madams who operated brothels in Greenport as well as the streetwalkers who were known to ply their trade there. It also discusses the life and career of Dr. J. Mott Heath, who not only provided much needed health care for the women involved but who also served as the long-time county coroner, as well as being the chief of staff and president of the board for Eastern Long Island Hospital." Thurs-Sat 1-4 pm. 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

Saturday

  • Stargazing at the Custer InstituteSouthold. Weather and moon permitting, stargaze through the oldest public observatory on Long Island, starting at 8 pm. Details.
  • Meet local Reptiles & AmphibiansCutchogue.  Learn  some of the unique adaptations and features of freshwater turtles, Box Turtles, Bull Frogs, and Fowler’s Toads. 10-11:30 am. Details.

 

Ongoing