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Tax Day Blues Party; Historic NYC Pics; Astronomy Day, Sumptuous Sunday!

Start your weekend right with the Tax Day Blues Party at Hellenic Snack Bar & Restaurant, or head to one of the other half dozen music shows, or Paint Night at Laurel Lake Vineyards, or enjoy Mattituck High School's timely staging of The Election. Saturday the Southold Historical Society opens an exhibit of historic NYC photographs, the Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild stages a special young artists exhibit, the vineyards offer tastings and concerts galore, and the Custer Observatory stages Astronomy Day, with lots of family fun culminating in stargazing until midnight. Sunday restaurant week starts--with so many fabulous restaurants participating, you'll want to eat out every night of the week.

The Highlights

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Food, Farm & Vineyard

Enjoy a Croteaux wine dinner, barrel tastings at Macari and Diliberto, the Hellenic Tax Day Blues Party, Library Wines at The Old Field, Vertical Tasting at Jamesport Vineyard and much more.

Live Music

Enjoy any of a couple dozen shows this weekend.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Special art exhibits, a high school play, film.

History

A very special workshop on historic buildings.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Astronomy Day, herbal hike, more.

Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • Hellenic Restaurant & Snack Bar: Tax Day Blues PartyEast Marion. Southold Slim, Joe Hampton, Isabel Alvarez "The Tax Day Blues Band". First 40 get a free drink, taxes included. Details
  • Caci North Fork: Croteaux Winemaker DinnerSouthold. Reception at 6:30, dinner at 7 pm. Menu & Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: Paint NightLaurel. Calling all artists and wine lovers! Full on fun, painting and great wines. 6 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • The Old Field: Taste of the Past, Library Wine Tasting, Southold. Join Ros and Perry for a taste of some of our best older wines from the cellar. If you are a lover of Chardonnay (both oak and steel fermented), Cabernet Franc, and Merlot this is the tasting for you!  11:30 am-2:30 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. 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: Mecox Bay Dairy Pop Up ShopMattituck. Owner Art Ludlow will offer samples of cheese and other dairy products produced at Mecox Bay Dairy as well as sell items for customers to take home 2-5 pm. Details
  • Macari Vineyards: Rockin' for a Little Mercy, Mattituck. Concert by New Life Crisis, buffet, raffles and more to benefit Our Lady of Mercy school. 6:30-10:30 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Wine Glass Paint & SipSound Avenue. Held in the beautiful Wine Club Lounge; tickets are extremely limited and include 2 hand painted glasses per person. Hosted by Potter Designs. Tickets.  1-3 pm. Details
  • Diliberto Winery: Winemaker Barrel Tasting & TourJamesport. Winemaker Salvatore Diliberto hosts an intimate tour of the winemaking facility, sharing the history and process, and offering tastes of wine straight from the barrel. After the tour, enjoy three-wine tasting flight in the tasting room. 11 am. Tickets & Details.
  • Jamesport Vineyards: VIP Vertical Tasting, Jamesport. Taste 10+ years of Jamesport Merlot with cheese and charcuterie. 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards: The Bud Break, Sound Avenue. Wine Series 2016: Plant. Pick Pour. Learn about the youngest grapes, Palmer's sustainable winemaking practices, taste new releases and enjoy food. The first in a four part series of exclusive interactive experiences. Limited to 25 only. 12-3 pm. Details.

Sunday: Restaurant Week Begins! 

  • Noah's: Restaurant Week Prix FixeGreenport. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. Details.
  • a Lure: Restaurant Week Prix Fixe, Southold. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses$27.95. MenuDetails.
  • The North Fork Table & Inn: Restaurant Week Prix Fixe, Southold. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. Details.
  • Caci North Fork: Restaurant Week Prix FixeSouthold. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 coursesMenuDetails. 
  • Raphael Vineyard: Local Craft Fair, Peconic. The North Fork is home to great artists and craftsmen & women. Find that perfect, one of a kind gift. 11am-5 pm. Details
  • Legends: Restaurant Week Prix Fixe, New Suffolk. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. 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.
  • Macari Vineyards: Barrel Tasting with North Fork Table & Inn, Mattituck. Enjoy an afternoon of touring Macari Winery’s cellar and barrel room. Taste several Macari wines as they are maturing in stainless steel and french oak barrels. Finish upstairs in our VIP room for a special wine and small plate pairing by Chef Stephan Bogardus of the North Fork Table and Inn. Limited seating. 2-4 pm. Details
  • Martha Clara: Vines & CaninesSound Avenue. Take your pup on an educational stroll through the vines, if you bring a nonperishable food donation for local shelters. 10 am. Details.
  • Jamesport Manor Inn: Restaurant Week, Jamesport. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses Menu & Details.
  • Diliberto Winery: Winemaker Barrel Tasting & TourJamesport. Winemaker Salvatore Diliberto hosts an intimate tour of the winemaking facility, sharing the history and process, and offering tastes of wine straight from the barrel. After the tour, enjoy three-wine tasting flight in the tasting room. 11 am. Tickets & Details.
  • Jedediah Hawkins Inn: Restaurant WeekJamesport. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. Menu & Details.
  • Petulant Wino: Restaurant Week, Aquebogue. North Fork freshness for $27.95/3 courses. Menu & Details.
Live Music

Friday:

  • Hellenic Restaurant & Snack Bar: Tax Day Blues PartyEast MarionSouthold Slim, Joe Hampton, Isabel Alvarez "The Tax Day Blues Band". First 40 get a free drink, taxes included. Details.
  • North Fork Roasting CoSouthold. Open Mic music. 6-9 pm. Details. 
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicSecond Hands, 5-8 pm. Details
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road, Cutchogue.  Points East, 6-9 pm. Details.  
  • Touch of Venice, CutchogueTBA, 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Four Doors DownMattituck. Nick Kerzner, 7 pm. Details.

Saturday: 

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Mattituck High School Drama Club: The Election, Mattituck. Don Zolidis’ 2012 play The Election, a comedy about a high school student council election that parodies a real-life grown-up presidential campaign. When high school junior Mark Davenport decides his college resume could use some padding, he runs for student body president, never guessing how hilariously ugly the campaign would become–complete with blood-thirsty media, a slick campaign manager and political action committees. 7:30-9:30 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: EverestMattituck-Laurel Library. "A docudrama set in 1996, when several groups of professional climbers successfully scale Mount Everest only to face tragedy on their descent, when a monster storm hits." 1:30 pm. Details. 

Saturday

  • Reichert Gallery Exhibit Opens: New York! New York! It's a Wonderful Town!, Southold. The Southold Historical Society offers this exhibition of photographic images of NYC (1912-1964). Pictures taken by Charles Henry Meredith & William Steeple Davis. On exhibit through June 24. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild: Art, Workshop & Author EventCutchogue. Author and illustrator Olivia was 11 years old when she donated her drawings of birds and raised $200k for Gulf recovery in the wake of the BP oil spill. See her birds as part of a young artists' exhibit celebrating our natural world. She leads a workshop for young artists from 1-3 pm, and will be signing books from 3-5 pm. Exhibit open 10 am-5 pm.  Details
  • Mattituck High School Drama Club: The Election, Mattituck. Don Zolidis’ 2012 play The Election, a comedy about a high school student council election that parodies a real-life grown-up presidential campaign. When high school junior Mark Davenport decides his college resume could use some padding, he runs for student body president, never guessing how hilariously ugly the campaign would become–complete with blood-thirsty media, a slick campaign manager and political action committees. 7:30-9:30 pm. Details.

Sunday 

  • Exhibit Opening & Reception: Vision & Verse, Greenport Floyd Memorial Library. Eleven local visual artists are paired with writers-most from the North Fork, some published and some not- to create poetry inspired by the artists’ paintings and images. This genre is called Ekphrastic poetry, which means an image inspires a poem. The poems will be hung on the wall near the work which inspired them. 2 pm. Details.
  • Jazz: The First American Art FormSouthold Free Library. This program examines Jazz Music from its conception to the present, piecing together major events in African, European, and American sociopolitical history that spawned the seeds of this unique American Art form. Nearly a dozen musical forms and genres will be explored and music demos performed.  2 pm. Details
  • Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild: Young Artists ExhibitCutchogue. Works by young artists celebrating our natural world. Exhibit open Noon-5 pm.  Details
  • Mattituck High School Drama Club: The Election, Mattituck. Don Zolidis’ 2012 play The Election, a comedy about a high school student council election that parodies a real-life grown-up presidential campaign. When high school junior Mark Davenport decides his college resume could use some padding, he runs for student body president, never guessing how hilariously ugly the campaign would become–complete with blood-thirsty media, a slick campaign manager and political action committees. 7:30-9:30 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Ikons and HeroesGreenport. Artists Oliver Peterson of Water Mill and Case Jernigan of Brooklyn exhibit together. Peterson "is a multidisciplinary artist, finding inspiration in diverse subject matter- graffiti,  literature, politics, religion, medicine, advertising and modern heroic figures." Jernigan "uses cut paper as his primary medium and his simple imagery is a  juxtaposition to the mixed media works of Peterson."  Through April 17. Open Fri-Sat 2-7 pm and Sun 12-6pm. Details.
  • 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. 
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportTBA Open when the library is. Details.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. TBA. 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.
  • Alex Ferrone Gallery: Aerial ObservationsCutchogue. By Alex Ferrone. Through April 30. Th - Sun 11 am - 6 pm (5 pm Sundays); or by appointment. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituck. Annual Student Exhibit of Mattituck high school. A mixture of art portfolio projects from grades 9-12, completed under the direction art teachers Dina Rose, Michael Jablonski, and Tiffany Pelczar. The exhibition will include drawings, paintings, ceramics, and digital photography, and will feature artwork from students who participate in NYSATA Art Portfolio.  Details.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Paintings by Patricia Feiler and drawings by Jeanette Martone. Open Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Through May 4. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Artist in ResidenceSound Avenue. Martha Clara Vineyards displays the work of Alexandra Katharine Adams. See some of her art hereDetails.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Saturday

  • Southold Historical Society Seminar: What Is the Future of Historic House Museums?Ann Currie-Bell House Southold. Presenters: Abby Battis, Executive Director of the Rockport Art Association & Museum, Professor Harvard University, will speak on current trends in the operation of historic house museums. Robert Harper, member of the Historic Preservation Commission (Southold Town), will speak on the work of the commission. Lee Cleary, member of Southold Historical Society Buildings and Task Force and First Vice President of the Southold Historical Society, will speak to the uses the Ann Currie-Bell House and the Thomas Moore House. Karen Lund Rooney, Director of the Southold Historical Society, will speak to the history and current popular theory about the use of Historic House Museums. 10 am. 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.
  • Southold Indian MuseumSouthold. A rich collection of primarily Algonquin art and artifacts. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • Custer Observatory: Astronomy Day!Southold. Afternoon program: bouncy house, scale solar system, solar observing, drone demonstration, rocket launches, astronomy crafts, planetarium shows and observatory tours. Evening program: celestial observing, observatory tours, gifts, movies, raffle prizes, astronomy crafts and a Jupiter talk. Noon-Midnight. Details
  • Downs Farm Preserve: Herbs for Health, Food, and Fun,  Cutchogue. Local herbalist, Heather Cusack will guide us on a relaxing walk through the spring woods at Downs Farm Preserve while looking for wild edibles. Enjoy teas made from locally grown herbs while learning how to plant an herb garden for medicine, food, and cosmetics! 10 am - 2 pm.  Details
  • Strongs Marine: Ride and Drive!Mattituck. Boating season is here!  Cobalt, Regal and Pursuit will be on hand ready for you to experience in the water! Over 20 models available. Schedule an appointment (631) 298-4770. Details.

Sunday

  • Strongs Marine: Ride and Drive!Mattituck. Boating season is here!  Cobalt, Regal and Pursuit will be on hand ready for you to experience in the water! Over 20 models available. Schedule an appointment (631) 298-4770. 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.