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The 25th Greenport Maritime Festival! (Lots Of Other Fun Too...Wine, Music & Art)

Photo credit East End Seaport Museum The Greenport Maritime Festival showcases the village's history and the North Fork's food and beverage bounty. ('Beverage' because're not just great wine any more--we craft beer and hard cider too.) Better still, the festival benefits a great cause--the East End Seaport Museum. The festivities start Friday night with a special gala for 500 people, followed by two days choc-a-bloc full of all things maritime and just plain fun. Find mermaids and oysters, a fireboat and boats of all kinds, live music, delicious food, and much much more. But hey, it's not only event on the Fork this weekend. Smash grapes between your toes with a winemaker at Martha Clara Vineyard; meet artists and authors; listen and dance to music everywhere; see a film; pick a pumpkin... what else could you ask for?

The Highlights

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Festivals & Charity Events

The Maritime Festival is both, and not to be missed.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

In addition to the tours, yoga and food available at the vineyards and farms each week, you can stomp grapes with Winemaker Juan E. Micieli-Martinez while Eastbound Freight plays bluegrass--all part of Martha Clara Vineyard's 3rd Annual Stomp Party.

Live Music

Francesca DePasquale performs violin at Perlman; bands fill Greenport for the festival; music echoes up and down the fork at many venues.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Artists greet gallery visitors, an author signs books, films are screened and galleries showcase a wide range of artists.

History

The season of easy accessibility to the North Fork's many historic buildings and museums is winding down, tour now so you're not forced to wait for next year.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Stargaze, enjoy our beautiful beaches, teach your kids bird migration through play.

Festivals & Charity Events

All Weekend

  • The 25th Greenport Maritime Festival, Greenport.
  • Friday night is a special, tickets only, charity fundraiser event 'A Land And Sea Greenport Gala' featuring local restaurants and beverages of all sorts, unique entertainment and so much more--there's even an after party! 6-9 pm for the gala, 9 pm-? for the after party. Details.
  • Saturday the festival begins in earnest, with the 10 am blessing of the oyster fleet and the 11 am parade and blessing of the waters. The mermaid contest is at noon (Details on that bit) and frankly, the list of all that follows on Saturday is too long itemize, but it includes live music, oysters, crafts and so much more. The Fest schedule has full Details.
  • Sunday the festival continues early, with a special breakfast featuring pirates, tales and treasure. Seatings at 8:30 and 9:30 am. Details. A bit later on Little Creek Oysters presents the 1st Annual Shuck-Off, and the public is invited to eat, shuck or just watch. 11:30 am. DetailsAt 4 pm is the big charity raffle--get a ticket if it's not already sold out, only 1,000 will be sold--the winner gets an 11-day trip to Italy for 2. Not bad for a $50 ticket... DetailsIn between and throughout these events much too much is happening to list in full; the Fest schedule has full Details.
Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday

  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Harbes Family Farm--Fall Festival, Mattituck. Pick a pumpkin,  enjoy live music, wander the corn mazes and more. 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

  • Greenport Farmer's MarketGreenport. Local produce, poultry, eggs, shellfish, cheese, bread, wine, preserves, and more.  9 am to 1 pm. Details.
  • One Woman Wines-Tasting Under the Stars!, Southold. Outdoor movie, bonfire, s’mores, telescope, candlelight. Bring your own food. Rain cancels. 6-10 pm. Details.
  • Sang Lee Farms Tour, Taste, Talk, Peconic. Tour organic farm fields, greenhouses and barn. Enjoy an amazing tasting of delicious vegetables and prepared products from the Sang Lee Kitchen.  11-12:30 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.
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 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 pm. Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Clovis Point-Yoga!Jamesport. Vinyasa yoga in the vines, followed by wine in the tasting room. 10-11:15 am. 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-Oysters!Aquebogue. Paumanok Vineyards serves fresh, local oysters every Saturday in September and October, 2-5 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • 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.
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards--Winemaker's Walk, Cutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 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-Make Fresh Mozzarella!Jamesport. Sal Dilberto instructs. 3-4 pm. Details.
  • Jamesport Vineyards Serves Noah's, Jamesport. Throughout the fall, Jamesport Vineyard's new wood burning oven will  be baking deliciousness from Noah's. 12-6 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards-3rd Annual Stomp Party, Riverhead east. Stomp grapes with Winemaker Juan E. Micieli-Martinez. Eastbound Freight plays bluegrass. Details.  
  • Palmer Vineyards-YogaRiverhead East,Yoga in the Vines, 11 am+ Details.
Live Music

Friday

  • Billy's By The Bay,  Greenport. TBA 4-7 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam Bar, Greenport. After the Land And Sea Gala moves on to its after party, Claudio's kicks in one of its own. Panic starts playing at 9:30. Details.
  • Blue Canoe, Greenport. Hoodoo Loungers (after party for the Maritime Fest gala) 9:30 pm. Details.
  • The Tasting Group (Lieb Cellars)--Firefly FridaysMattituck. Bryce Larsen.  5-8 pm. Details.
  • Palmer VineyardsRiverhead EastTBA, 4pm+ Details.

Saturday

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Friday Night DialogueShelter Island. Cold Stunned Sea Turtles. The Riverhead Foundation teaches about saving Sea Turtles, 7 pm. Details.  
  • Family Matinee: IdaSouthold. IMDb: "Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation." Bring a lunch. 12:30 pm. Details.
  • Artists' Reception,  Southold. The Cloud Nine Artists' Group welcomes people to their exhibit, North Fork in Color. 5:30-7:30 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Simon and the OaksMattituck. IMDb:  "An epic centered on two families and their friendship in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from Germany. After WWII Simon travels to explore his roots - a journey that leads to the basic mysteries of the human life." 1:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Talk: Growing Your Own Food,  Southold. Renato Stafford of Home Grown Organic discusses "choosing a site, making compost, unheated high tunnel greenhouses (Hoop Houses), what to grow, watering, succession planting and much more! Savor the flavor of fresh, homegrown produce." Details.
  • Author Event, Mattituck. Author Joe Finora presents his North Fork murder mystery, Red Like Wine.  4-5 pm. Details.
  • Art Opening & Artists' ReceptionJamesport. The artists of Alex Ferrone Gallery are staging a unique, extraordinary photography exhibit at the gorgeous Jedediah Hawkins Inn Barn gallery. The reception is 5-9 pm. Details.

All Weekend Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrientQuilty Pleasures: Four Centuries of Quilts. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island LibraryShelter Island. Tim Dalton's underwater photography. Open when the library isDetails.
  • East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. Open Weekends 1-5 pm;  Details.
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenport. East End Photographers group, exhibiting East End Images. Open when the library isDetails
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. Showing Four Women: Works by Nancy Ness, Joan Stevens, Helen M. Weinstein and Amy Worth through September 29th. Open Thurs-Mon 12-5 pm.  Details.
  • Kapell GalleryGreenport. Showing No Place Like Home by plein air artist Daniel Hauben, the Bruegel from the Bronx through Sept. 30. Open 9 am - 5 pm. Details.
  • Cindy Pease Roe Studio & Gallery, Greenport. Open by appointment. Details.
  • Cosden-Price GallerySouthold. Showing North Fork in Color by the Cloud Nine arists' group. Open Wed-Sun 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Gallery Crossing, PeconicFine Art of the East End by Scott Hewett and Anna Franklin. Through Sept. 22. Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue, Exhibiting Jada Rowland, open when the library is.  Details.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueBare, spectral nudes by Michael Adelson and Ann Brandeis. Proceeds benefit The Retreat domestic violence services. Gallery talk October 5.  Through October 12, Thurs-Sun 11-6 pm.  Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.  Versatility, Paintings and drawings by Virginia Mackey. From the press release: "Virginia Mackey, of Mattituck, works in watercolor, pastels, pen and ink and etchings. She studied advertising art and design at Farmingdale College and has worked for Newsday, WABC Ch. 7 Eyewitness News and News 12 as a courtroom artist. She has also worked in advertising and as a fashion illustrator." Through September 30. Details.
  • Jedediah Hawkins InnJamesport. Featuring the artists of the Alex Ferrone Gallery, in a special exhibit, Perception. Features varied photographic subjects, styles, and fine art printing techniques. Photographers include Michael Edelson, Rich Faron, Scott Farrell, Alex Ferrone, Ray Germann, Gerry Giliberti, Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Harold Naideau, Jim Sabiston, and Steven Schreiber. Through October 14. Fri  5-8. Sat and Sun from 1-7 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.
  • The Village Blacksmith, Greenport. Watch a real blacksmith at work.  Located on the edge of Mitchell Park, behind the old schoolhouse. Saturday and Sunday 11-5 pm. 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.
  • Maple Lane ComplexSouthold. These crown jewels of the Southold Historical Society  and are open Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Historic Sign ExhibitSouthold. historic signs that were created on Long Island between 1830 and 1930. Runs from July 5 through October 12. Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday 1-4 pm  Details.
  • The Horton Point LighthouseSouthold, is one of the Southold Historical Society's many treasures. Originally designed by George Washington, it is now home to a nautical museum. Open through Columbus Day, Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am - 4pm.  Details.
  • Historic BuildingsMattituck. The Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society has several historic buildings they are happy to show on weekends by appointment. 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

  • One Woman Wines-Tasting Under the Stars!, Southold. Outdoor movie, bonfire, s’mores, telescope, candlelight. Bring your own food. Rain cancels. 6-10 pm. Details.
  • The Custer Institute, Southold, is the oldest public observatory on Long Island. On Saturday nights from dark until midnight they give guided tours of the heavens, clouds permitting. Saturday the moon will not be good for stargazing. Details.
  • The Great Migration Challenge, Cutchogue. Family fun.  Only about 50% of all migratory birds reach their destinations.  Group for the East End hosts a fun, interactive game of bird migration. 10-11:30 am. Details.

Ongoing