Widgets Magazine

Thank you Vets! Yay Summer! Lighthouse Cruises, Chowderfest, Rites of Spring

Cover photo is Horton Point Lighthouse, which opens for the season Saturday. 

 The Highlights

Friday May 26 - Sunday May 28

Memorial Day Weekend is a serious occasion, as the poppies at the American Legion Hall remind us--thank you Veterans. Old Tymer Moonshine will give you a free tasting on Monday with your Military ID.

Memorial Day Weekend is also summer's unofficial start. This weekend families have lots of choices, from a chowderfest in New Suffolk to a carnival in Greenport to lighthouse cruises leaving from Greenport. 

The Rites of Spring--a special multi-week music festival--features its next performance on Sunday, an afternoon series of four short chamber music concerts in historic sites in Southold, Greenport and Orient with a reception too.

VSOP Projects, an unusual merger of art gallery and home store, stages a grand opening; five other exhibits and museums open, some with receptions. 

Our vineyards offer a lots of live music, special tastings and tours. Historic properties and museums open for the season. Summer is here!

The Listings 

Friday May 26 - Sunday May 28

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

Food, Farm & Vineyard
(This category is for food and wine events, and for events hosted by a vineyard or farm, other than live music; for live music at all venues, see that category.)

Special winery tours and tastings from Old Field, Sannino, Pindar, Martha Clara & more. Chowderfest, oysters in the vines, inaugural Friday night bites at Little Creek, and much more.

Live Music

On Sunday, the Rites of Spring's Chamber music & Historic House Tour is a truly special event. Saturday join a barn/contra dance on Shelter Island. All weekend enjoy dozens of concerts.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

VSOP Projects stages a grand opening Saturday. Alex Ferrone Gallery and the East End Seaport Museum also open exhibits Saturday; William Ris has a weekend-long open house. Author event Sunday; Cabaret! on stage all weekend.  

History

Our historic properties begin to open. Visit the Horton Point Lighthouse, Oysterponds' Village Hall. 

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Two terrific lighthouse cruises, a carnival, a native plant sale, more. 

Food, Farm and Vineyard
(What's happening at the vineyards, other than live music; (for live music at all venues, see that category) plus food and farm events too.)

Friday 

  • Little Creek Oysters: Friday Night Bites-Oysters and Pintxos, Greenport. Celebrate the end of this week's walk, drive, train or jitney ride with our version of the famed pintxo bars of our neighbors across the sea. The counter is filled with a dizzying spread of skewered small bites and shuckers stand ready to open oysters; enjoy them both with crisp cold wines and beers and wash away the week together! No tickets, no reservations, no menu. Point, snack, slurp, sip, and count up the skewers at the end! 7 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • The Old Field: On-the-Fly Cheese Platters, Southold. Jessica of Harbor Cheese will be create platters to match your wine tasting. Enjoy by the pond or take with you. 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine to Wine Tour, Peconic. Be a part of the most comprehensive wine tour in the region. Mini viticulture, winemaking techniques, barrel cellar tour; wine tasting, cheese plate, special discounts. Led by owner and winemaker, Anthony Sannino. Rated #1 in the North Fork on Trip Advisor. Noon. Tickets & Details.
  • Pindar: Winery Tour, Peconic. 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. Ticket includes a select tasting of five wines in the tasting room after the tour. Tickets & Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Harvest Moon ShellfishCutchogue. Fresh oysters--and in season--Scallops, harvested from the Peconic Bay. 11 am- 5 pm. Details
  • 9th Annual New Suffolk Waterfront Chowderfest, New Suffolk. Come to the beachfront, bring the children, and enjoy a variety of locally prepared chowders, a classic American BBQ lunch, live music, silent auction, perennial plant sale, and fun activities for the kids - something for everyone! Park at Wickham's Fruit Farm, 28700 Main Road in Cutchogue and take a shuttle. 12-3 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Tours & Barrel TastingMattituck. Shinn Estates offers a couple of ways to experience wine and wine making. Walk the vineyard with Barbara Shinn, Learn about sustainable, organic and Biodynamic wine growing. 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
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Educational Vineyard Walk, Sound Avenue. Learn Martha Clara’s history, viticulture, and winemaking process while taking a first-hand look at our bucolic vineyard. Each two-mile walk will focus on what is seasonally happening in the vineyard. Followed by a wine tasting held by a personal Wine Steward. Noon. Tickets and Details.

Sunday

  • The Old Field:  Pinot Noir Vertical TastingSouthold. Love Pinot Noir? There are only handful of us on The North Fork that grow the "Heart Throb" grape" because of it's tendency to hate humid weather, insects and fall to pieces right before harvest! Join winemaker Ros Baiz in a tasting of 5 years of Pinot Noir wine. This is a great opportunity to see the influences of time and weather on the same varietal.  1-5 pm. Details
  • Sang Lee Farms: Plant Medicine for Health and Healing, Peconic. Certified Herbalist Courtney Hall will present how the herbs you are growing can be preserved and processed into medicines for health and healing. This hands on presentation will demonstrate the process of making teas, salves, and tinctures that can be incorporated into every day health and utilized in a variety of healing practices. 11 am. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Harvest Moon ShellfishCutchogue. Fresh oysters--and in season--Scallops, harvested from the Peconic Bay. 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 starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details

Memorial Day

  • Old Tymer Moonshine: Free Tasting for Military, Sound Avenue. Show a military id, get a free tasting. Details
Live Music

Friday

Saturday 

  • Sylvester Manor: Barn/Contra Dance, Shelter Island Youth Center. Caller Dave Harvey, known for his expert instruction and great sense of humor, will lead the dancers accompanied by an excellent band -- Manor family Edith Gawler and Bennett Konesni joined by legendary Yankee fiddler Jeff Davis. 8-10 pm. Tickets & Details.
  • Claudio's Clam BarGreenport. Two Shows: X-Session at 2 pm, 12x at 10 pm. Details.
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportBasically Baroque. 3 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Hoodoo Loungers, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicJoe Allegue, 5-8 pm. Details
  • Raphael VineyardPeconicVanessa Trouble, 1-4 pm. Details
  • PindarPeconicRomeos Dream, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogueGeorge Barry, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Pace's DocksideMattituckDan Reyburn, 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Bridge Lane, MattituckLounge Vibes featuring Henry Oh 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurelComo Brothers, 1-4 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportAhmad Ali & the Double A Blues Band, 1:30 pm. Details
  • Jason's VineyardJamesportTJ Brown, 1:30-5:30 pm. Details.
  • Sherwood House VineyardJamesportTBA, 2-6 pm. Details

Sunday 

  • Claudio's Clam BarGreenport. Two Shows: TBA at 2 pm, TBA at 10 pm. Details.
  • Rites of Spring II: Classical Music & Historic House Tour by the Arcanum String Quartet, Southold Historical Society. Four music performances in four historical houses in collaboration with Oysterponds, Stirling and Southold Historical Societies, starting in Southold. For one day, the doors of East End of Long Island’s most beautiful historic houses will be open while offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience live classical music in collaboration with the Arcanum String Quartet performing Death and the Maiden by Franz Schubert and other works. Includes Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Reception at Poquatuck Hall in Orient with Laurel Lake Vineyards and North Fork Chocolate Company. Noon-5 pm. Tickets and Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. The County Line, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Raphael VineyardPeconicEast End Trio, 1-4 pm. Details
  • PindarPeconicTommy Sullivan, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Pace's DocksideMattituckJoe Scollo, 3-6 pm. Details.
  • Lieb CellarsCutchogueJesse Barnes, 1-3 pm. Details. Limited seating. Reservations highly recommended. E-mail jul@liebcellars.com
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogueJoe Hampton1-5 pm. Details.
  • Bridge LaneMattituckRobin James. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurelGeorge Tebbitt, 1-4 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportTodd Grossman, 1:30 pm. Details
  • Jason's VineyardJamesportApril Rain, 1:30-5:30 pm. Details
  • Old Tymer MoonshineSound Avenue. Nina Et Cetera, 2-5 pm. Details

Memorial Day!

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday 

  • Matinee Film: La La LandMattituck-Laurel Library. A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. 1:30 pm. Details
  • North Fork Community Theater: Cabaret, Mattituck. The hit musical Cabaret takes us back to Berlin in 1930 as two couples attempt to find happiness while the looming threat of the Third Reich swirls around them. Presiding over it all is the menacing Emcee, whose promise that “life is a cabaret” may come with dangerous strings attached. 8 pm. Details.
  • William Ris Gallery: Open House, Jamesport. For the Art of It, Original works (upper right clockwise) by Ted Walsh, David Peikon, SaraJane Doberstein, Eileen Dawn Skretch and Nick Cardone. 11 am-6 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Oysterponds Historical Society: Opens for the SeasonOrient. Village Hall, and its six exhibit rooms, opens for the season 2-5 pm. Details.
  • East End Seaport Museum: Photography Exhibit ReceptionGreenport.  Opening reception for Jeremy Garretson photography exhibit, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • VSOP Projects: Grand Opening, Greenport. The inaugural exhibition includes the works of over 20 artists, including celebrated British furniture maker Katie Walker; sculptor, photographer and performance artist Charley Friedman; Copenhagen-based painter Line Busch; Istanbul/New York photographer Devin Yalkin; Brooklyn’s Bower design studio; and the late ceramic master Don Reitz. Several of the participating artists are being shown here for the first time in the United States. Opening Reception from 6-10 pm. Details
  • Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical MuseumSouthold. The Southold Historical Society's Sound-side treasure. 11:30 am -4 pm. Details
  • Alex Ferrone Gallery: Art Exhibit Opening & Reception, CutchogueCurrently Cuba brings images from the journeys of three regional award-winning photographers, Ennid Berger, Lois Youmans, and Michael Chinnici, who have documented their recent visits to the country. Meet the artists at the opening reception and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres. Exhibit runs through July 3, 2017  6-8 pm. Details.
  • North Fork Community Theater: Cabaret, Mattituck. The hit musical Cabaret takes us back to Berlin in 1930 as two couples attempt to find happiness while the looming threat of the Third Reich swirls around them. Presiding over it all is the menacing Emcee, whose promise that “life is a cabaret” may come with dangerous strings attached. 8 pm. Details
  • William Ris Gallery: Open HouseJamesport. For the Art of It, Original works (upper right clockwise) by Ted Walsh, David Peikon, SaraJane Doberstein, Eileen Dawn Skretch and Nick Cardone. 11 am-6 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Author Event: Atone for the Ivory Cloud, Greenport. Reading, signing, Q&A. Geoffrey Wells has written a thriller about elephant conservation, cyber trends, and music. 3 pm. Details
  • Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical MuseumSouthold. The Southold Historical Society's Sound-side treasure. 11:30 am -4 pm. Details
  • North Fork Community Theater: Cabaret, Mattituck. The hit musical Cabaret takes us back to Berlin in 1930 as two couples attempt to find happiness while the looming threat of the Third Reich swirls around them. Presiding over it all is the menacing Emcee, whose promise that “life is a cabaret” may come with dangerous strings attached. 2:30 pm. Details
  • William Ris Gallery: Open HouseJamesport. For the Art of It, Original works (upper right clockwise) by Ted Walsh, David Peikon, SaraJane Doberstein, Eileen Dawn Skretch and Nick Cardone. 11 am-6 pm. Details.

Ongoing 

  • Floyd Memorial Library, GreenportWeather. Photography by the Light Painters.Through May 31. Open when the library isDetails
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Thurs-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5. Details.
  • Sirens' Song Gallery, GreenportBirds of a Feather, Anneli Arms and Sigrid Sperzel work the intaglio etching process to create their masterpieces. 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.   
  • Industry Standard BarGreenport.  Experience foreign travel through Madison Fender's photography, portraits from her month in Indonesia and two months motorbiking through Vietnam. Through MayDetails.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. Multi-media pieces by Southold High School students, curated by art instructor, Dan Gosnell.  Open when the library 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. Youth Art Show. Sat 10 am -5 pm, Sun Noon-5 pm. Details
  • Castello Di Borghese VineyardsCutchogueSea Something, Save Something. Some of the multi-talented artists exhibiting are Kara Hoblin, Scott Bluedorn, Dalton Portella, Randee Post Daddona, Cindy Pease Roe, Peter Spacek, Idoline Duke, Dan Welden, Michele Dragonetti, Sarah Prescott and many more. 11 am-5 pm. Details
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogueElizabeth Neels, Capturing Fleeting Moments Drawings, Oil Paintings, Watercolors. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituckBeauty from Mother Earth - Paintings and Silver Jewelry by Roz Menton. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Clovis Point VineyardsJamesport. Now showing Good Ground Artists. Details.
  • William Ris GalleryJamesporteARThNOFO, Paintings, mixed media using sustainable earth friendly and repurposed materials, weaving and ceramic by: Berges Alvarez, Eve Behar, Marissa Bridge, Erin Daniels, Anahi DeCanio, Judy Rosenthal, Sherry Schreiber & Ted Thereby. 11-5 pm. Details.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Works by Photographers Jim Sabiston & Mike McLaughlin. Open Wed. - Sun., 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. Through July 26, 2017. Details 
  • Martha Clara VineyardsSound Avenue. Martha Clara Vineyard's current artist in residence is Reme Roland.  Details.
  • North Fork Chocolate CompanyAquebogue. Exhibit by Biscari Art Studio. Steven Biscari Amaral local Artist, Entrepreneur, Chef and Chocolatier. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday

Saturday

  • Oysterponds Historical Society: Opens for the Season, Orient. Village Hall, and its six exhibit rooms, opens for the season. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • East End Seaport Museum: Opens for the Season; Exhibit Reception, Greenport. New and refreshed exhibits.  11 am - 5 pm; Opening reception for Jeremy Garretson photography exhibit, 1-4 pm. Details. 
  • Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical Museum: Opens for the Season, Southold. The Southold Historical Society's Sound-side treasurer. 10 am -4 pm. Details

Sunday 

  • Oysterponds Historical Society: Opens for the SeasonOrient. Village Hall, and its six exhibit rooms, opens for the season 2-5 pm. Details.
  • East End Seaport Museum: Opens for the SeasonGreenport. New and refreshed exhibits.  11 am - 5 pm;  Details.
  • Rites of Spring II: Classical Music & Historic House Tour by the Arcanum String QuartetSouthold Historical Society. Four music performances in four historical houses in collaboration with Oysterponds, Stirling and Southold Historical Societies, starting in Southold. For one day, the doors of East End of Long Island’s most beautiful historic houses will be open while offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience live classical music in collaboration with the Arcanum String Quartet performing Death and the Maiden by Franz Schubert and other works. Includes Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Reception at Poquatuck Hall in Orient with Laurel Lake Vineyards and North Fork Chocolate Company. Noon-5 pm. Tickets and Details
  • Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical MuseumSouthold. The Southold Historical Society's Sound-side treasure. 11:30 am -4 pm. Details
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Friday

  • Carnival!, Greenport. The Star Hose Fire Company hosts its annual, classic carnival replete with rides, games, and all sorts of Midway goodness. Fireworks Sat night at 10 pm. 6-11 pm. Details.

Saturday 

  • Bug Light Cruise & TourEast End Seaport Museum & Railroad Dock Greenport. This lighthouse excursion includes: round-trip cruise, narrated tour and time to explore inside the iconic Long Beach Bar “Bug” Lighthouse. 4-6 pm. Details.
  • Carnival!Greenport. The Star Hose Fire Company hosts its annual, classic carnival replete with rides, games, and all sorts of Midway goodness. Fireworks at 10 pm. 5-11 pm. Details.
  • North Fork Audubon: Second Annual Native Plant Sale, Greenport. Incorporating native plants is a great way to help birds get a leg up as they search for food and shelter. Get lots of useful information as well as plants ready for your garden — grown by Glover Perennials. Audubon.org/native-plants is also a wonderful source for all kinds of useful information about finding native plants for your location, and bringing birds to your home. 9 am-2 pm. Details.
  • StargazeCuster Observatory. Custer is the oldest public observatory on Long Island, and it just dedicated a new, larger telescope. Viewing is free, but check the moon. Doors open at 7 pm; observing until midnight. Details

Sunday

  • East End Seaport Museum: Evening Lighthouse Cruise, Greenport. This 3-hour lighthouse experience includes: up-close viewing of 4 lighthouses, cruise by 5 islands and a seal search. 4-7 pm. Details
  • Carnival!Greenport. The Star Hose Fire Company hosts its annual, classic carnival replete with rides, games, and all sorts of Midway goodness. 5-11 pm. Details.
  • North Fork Audubon: Second Annual Native Plant SaleGreenport. Incorporating native plants is a great way to help birds get a leg up as they search for food and shelter. Get lots of useful information as well as plants ready for your garden — grown by Glover Perennials. Audubon.org/native-plants is also a wonderful source for all kinds of useful information about finding native plants for your location, and bringing birds to your home. 9 am-2 pm. Details.

Monday

  • Carnival!Greenport. The Star Hose Fire Company hosts its annual, classic carnival replete with rides, games, and all sorts of Midway goodness. 5-11 pm. Details.

Ongoing