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Taste the North Fork Car-Free! Plus: Wine, Champagne, Chopin & Caviar; Theater, Nature Walk, History Talks, More!

Plates of Yummy North Fork Food from The Giving Room Saturday, the North Fork offers its best with total convenience--hop a free shuttle bus, and leave the driving to the pros. Wineries, galleries, stores and more are offering special deals.

But Saturday's shuttle hopping is not the only joy in town. Friday night offers live music, a vertical tasting, a pop-up craft boutique, Little Shop of Horrors, an old graveyard tour, and a lecture on creating a pollinator garden. Saturday, via shuttle or otherwise, enjoy Pindar's Chopin & Caviar tastings, Paumonak's barrel tastings, special lectures & more at the Alex Ferrone Gallery, pair Birds & Bubbles at Sparkling Pointe, take Wine 101 at Bridge Lane, learn our history, from 6,000 years of Shellfishing to Greenport Whaling in the 1800s, live music and more.  Sunday is the last chance to see Little Shop of Horrors, plus there's live music and more interesting history lectures.

Late autumn is not slower than summer on the weekends, really, it's just that more of it has moved indoors. Of course, the weather is supposed to be great, so please--enjoy our beautiful outdoors.

The Highlights

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Festivals and Charity Events

Taste the North Fork via free shuttle; shop a special popup craft boutique.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Champagne, Chopin & Caviar at Pindar; Birds & Bubbly at Sparkling Pointe; a vertical tasting at Roanoke Love Lane, Barrel tastings at Paumonak, Wine 101 at Bridge Lane, plus the usual tours & tastings.

Live Music

A couple of dozen shows offer a wide range of music.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Little Shop of Horrors ends its hit run Sunday, don't miss it. See the National Theater do Hamlet in HD at Peconic Landing; enjoy several talks on history, nature and art.

History

From a tour of the Old Burying Ground to talks on local shellfishing history, whaling history, and historic buildings, the North Fork's historic nature is on full display.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Take a nature hike; learn to id trees without leaves; stargaze at custer.

Festivals and Charity Events

Friday

  • Holiday Vineyard Barn Boutique, Mattituck.  An annual event featuring a collection of women-owned businesses and artisans – the line up changes each year. This year features: Luxurious Mary Kay skin care & Cosmetics, One of a Kind Handcrafted Jewelry, Indulgent Baked Goods and Granola, Wood Crafted Canadian Geese, Artisanal Preserves. Organized by Sharna Nicholson. 10 am–5 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Taste North Fork Shuttle Tour, The Whole North Fork. Explore North Fork wineries and our downtowns without a car with this third edition of the event. Lots of specials, complete convenience. Here's the schedule and specials. Here's the mapDetails
  • Holiday Vineyard Barn BoutiqueMattituck.  An annual event featuring a collection of women-owned businesses and artisans – the line up changes each year. This year features: Luxurious Mary Kay skin care & Cosmetics, One of a Kind Handcrafted Jewelry, Indulgent Baked Goods and Granola, Wood Crafted Canadian Geese, Artisanal Preserves. Organized by Sharna Nicholson. 10 am–5 pm. Details.
Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • Roanoke Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical Tasting, Love Lane. Roanoke is famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon. At the Love Lane tasting room, enjoy the vineyard's history with this varietal. Reservations Required. Details.

Saturday

  • Taste North Fork Shuttle Tour, The Whole North Fork. Explore North Fork wineries and our downtowns without a car with this third edition of the event. Lots of specials, complete convenience. Here's the schedule and specials. Here's the mapDetails
  • Sparkling Pointe: Eat, Drink & Be Sparkling-Birds & Bubbles, Southold. Sparkling Pointe pairs up with First & South to offer chicken, waffles and NV Brut. Noon-5 pm. Details.
  • Pindar: Champagne, Chopin & Caviar Tours 2015Peconic. The tradition continues! Take a special tour demonstrating the last stages of the "méthode champenoise" process: watch them disgorge, dosage, cork, wire net the bottles in preparation for the Holiday season. Enjoy a complimentary tasting of the Cuvee Rare Champagne and hors d'oeuvres. No reservations required, but group size limited. 2-3 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine To Wine TourPeconic. 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 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 101Mattituck. Julia King teaches the very basics of assessing, tasting, and understanding wine. Learn how to talk about what is in the glass in a fun, hands on experience. Small cheese pairings, from the Village Cheese Shop, for each wine that is tasted and discussion on how different food pairs with different wines. 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Paumanok Vineyards: Barrel TastingsAquebogue. Using large crystal glasses, taste 2014 vintage reds: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Samples 2014 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay and 2014 Grand Vintage Chardonnay. Paired with an assortment of fine cheeses, breads and pâté. Details.

Sunday

  • Caci North Fork: Waters Crest Winery's 2014 Futures Dinner, Southold. Taste 2014 Reds still in the barrel exquisitely paired with deliciousness by Chef Marco Pellegrini 7 pm. Details.
  • Pindar: Champagne, Chopin & Caviar Tours 2015Peconic. The tradition continues! Take a special tour demonstrating the last stages of the "méthode champenoise" process: watch them disgorge, dosage, cork, wire net the bottles in preparation for the Holiday season. Enjoy a complimentary tasting of the Cuvee Rare Champagne and hors d'oeuvres. No reservations required, but group size limited. 2-3 pm. Details
  • Raphael Vineyard: Local Arts & Craft Show, Peconic. Get your holiday shopping started with unique hand crafted items. 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.
  • Paumanok Vineyards: Barrel TastingsAquebogue. Using large crystal glasses, taste 2014 vintage reds: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Samples 2014 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay and 2014 Grand Vintage Chardonnay. Paired with an assortment of fine cheeses, breads and pâté. Details.
Live Music

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Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Talk: Pollinator Garden Program, Greenport. Mark Haubner will discuss creating a pollinator garden for bees and butterflies in your backyard. He will also discuss creating a bird sanctuary. Sponsored by North Fork Audubon. 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Far From the Maddening CrowdMattituck. "Set in Victorian England, the story of an independent and headstrong young woman who attracts three very different suitors: a sheep farmer, a reckless soldier, and a prosperous, mature bachelor."  1:30 pm. Details.  
  • Theater: Little Shop of Horrors, Mattituck. The North Fork Community Theater performs the "sci-fi smash musical [which] tells the story of meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles across a new breed of plant he names Audrey II, after his co-worker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it what it wants....Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out-of-this-world origins and true intent and sets out to put things right." 8 pm Details

Saturday

  • Tuthill’s Memorial: Tragedy and Triumph in Greenport’s Whaling Heyday, 1833-1860Greenport. This talk focuses on David G. Floyd’s iconic whaling career, and depicts the height of the local whaling industry, celebrating Greenport’s maritime history. Afterward, enjoy the unveiling of never-before-seen artifacts painting a picture of Floyd’s journey to Greenport. The newly acquired artifacts are from the Floyd Estate and include log books from the whaling ships Italy and Prudent, which were owned by Floyd. 3-5 pm. Details
  • Talk: Six Thousand Years of Shell-Fishing on Long Island, Southold. Lucinda Hemmick of the Southold Indian Museum will present on oystering, clamming, and lobstering from pre-Columbian to more recent times. Followed by a tour of exhibit at the Indian Museum directly across the street, and, finally exploring the nighttime sky back at Custer. 7 pm. Details.
  • Alex Ferrone Gallery: Taste North Fork Gallery EventCutchogue. Free mini Gallery Talks by award-winning photographers, refreshments, complimentary photographs, complimentary Wine Tasting Cards, and Gallery Wine Glasses with purchase. Topics: Karen Bell:  Capturing Small Moments and Curiosities,Susan Dooley:  Photojournalism and Travel Photography, Patricia Beary:  iPhone Photography Techniques, 12:30-4 pm. Details.
  • Theater: Little Shop of Horrors, Mattituck. The North Fork Community Theater performs the "sci-fi smash musical [which] tells the story of meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles across a new breed of plant he names Audrey II, after his co-worker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it what it wants....Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out-of-this-world origins and true intent and sets out to put things right." 8 pm Details.

Sunday

  • The National Theater: Hamlet, Greenport. Captured live in HD, broadcast in Peconic Landing's new theater. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre). Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas. 3-6 pm. Details.
  • Sunday Story: Then and Now: How Buildings Preserve Our HeritageCutchogue. Local builders, Eugene Burger and Peter Stoutenburg unveil their talents and vision as we appreciate their contributions from yesterday, today, and tomorrow, shared with preservationists Zach Studenroth and Ann Surchin. Co-sponsored by the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council. 2 pm. Details.
  • Theater: Little Shop of Horrors, Mattituck. The North Fork Community Theater performs the "sci-fi smash musical [which] tells the story of meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles across a new breed of plant he names Audrey II, after his co-worker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it what it wants....Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out-of-this-world origins and true intent and sets out to put things right." 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.
  • Cosden-Price Gallery: Big Business in a Small TownSouthold.  Every small town has its local businesses, but very few have images taken at the time they opened.  Local photographer Charles Meredith took these types of images from the 1930s through the mid 1960s as new businesses appeared in our town.  This exhibit will feature historic images (both interior and exterior) of various 20th century stores and shops that he captured through his lens.Th, Fri, & Sat, 1-4 pm. 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 GalleryCutchogueGlobetrotting. Featuring works by award-winning photographers Susan Dooley, Ray Germann, and Dave Burns. Go around the world with a selection of photographs from the journeys of these East Coast photographers. Through November 15. Open Thurs-Sun 11-6 pm.  Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituckNorth Fork Posters, photography by Steve Berger. 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

Friday

  • Tour the Old Burying Ground, Southold. Meet at the Library’s entrance and walk over to the First Presbyterian Church. Stroll through the Oldest English Burying Ground in New York State. Melissa Andruski leads the tour. Rain cancels. 11 am. Details.

Saturday

  • Tuthill’s Memorial: Tragedy and Triumph in Greenport’s Whaling Heyday, 1833-1860, Greenport. This talk focuses on David G. Floyd’s iconic whaling career, and depicts the height of the local whaling industry, celebrating Greenport’s maritime history. Afterward, enjoy the unveiling of never-before-seen artifacts painting a picture of Floyd’s journey to Greenport. The newly acquired artifacts are from the Floyd Estate and include log books from the whaling ships Italy and Prudent, which were owned by Floyd. 3-5 pm. Details
  • Talk: Six Thousand Years of Shell-Fishing on Long IslandSouthold. Lucinda Hemmick of the Southold Indian Museum will present on oystering, clamming, and lobstering from pre-Columbian to more recent times. Followed by a tour of exhibit at the Indian Museum directly across the street, and, finally exploring the nighttime sky back at Custer. 7 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Sunday Story: Then and Now: How Buildings Preserve Our HeritageCutchogue. Local builders, Eugene Burger and Peter Stoutenburg unveil their talents and vision as we appreciate their contributions from yesterday, today, and tomorrow, shared with preservationists Zach Studenroth and Ann Surchin. Co-sponsored by the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council. 2 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. This summer Saturn, Jupiter and Venus are easily visible.  Here's the moon calendar.  8 pm - midnight. Details.
  • Identifying Trees Without Leaves, Cutchogue. An interesting collection of understory and canopy trees can be found in the Downs Farm Preserve. Enjoy a short nature walk and look for clues to the identities of these “trees without leaves”. 10:30-12:30 pm. Details.
  • Guided Bird Walk, Sound Avenue. Expert ornithologist Mary Laura Lamont leads a 2-mile hike around the preserved lands at Hallockville. Learn how to spot and identify birds. Easy to moderate terrain. Bring water/snacks as needed; cancelled only for heavy rain. Space is limited, advance registration required. 9-11:30 am. 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.