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The 62nd Strawberry Festival! POP Culture Fest in Greenport! Music, Art, More

Listings for Friday June 17 - Sunday June 19 (Fathers' Day Weekend!)

This weekend the North Fork Fetes Dad and the start of summer. The 62nd Annual Strawberry Festival is a don't miss for anyone with kids, unless you really don't like spinny rides, cotton candy, face painting or other classic carnival fun. Another kids-will-love option is Harbes Family Farm's Fathers' Day Festival.

Dad can also bring the kids on Saturday to Greenport's POP Culture fest, and show them classic cars, a historic Fire Boat, a 1933 fire truck, listen to sea shanties and enjoy the many shopping specials.

If Dad can escape the kids, he might enjoy a free tasting flight at Bridge Lane Tasting Room, or any of many special tastings and pairings at our vineyards. Dads who particularly like cigars and golf should head to Waters Crest Winery in Cutchogue.

Live music is playing everywhere, there's nearly four dozen shows to choose from. And an art exhibit opens, an author talks, and so much more.

The Highlights for Friday June 17 - Sunday June 19  (Fathers' Day Weekend!)

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Festivals

The Strawberry Festival--a weekend extravaganza of midway carnival, live music & fireworks; Fathers' Day Festival at Harbes Family Farm--a weekend of family fun with extra treats and perks for Dad; Pop Culture Celebration in Greenport, with classic cars, sea shanties, shopping specials and much more.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Greenport Harbor Brewing kicks off a summer of yoga & beer; Diliberto Winery offers opera and special pairings; The Village Cheese Shop hosts an author; Oysterponds Historical Society hosts North Fork Fresh (deliciousness for a cause!) and so much more.

Live Music

Opera, jazz, classic rock and more--nearly four dozen shows to choose from.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

A new art exhibit; an author event; a maritime lecture; films; the Bolshoi Ballet in HD.

History

Visit the blacksmith, tour the Fire Fighter, head to the Horton Point Lighthouse, much more.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Run the Shelter Island 10k; stargaze at Custer; head to the beach; cruise to Bug Light.

Festivals

All Weekend

  • The 62nd Strawberry Festival!, Mattituck.  Strawberry shortcake, strawberries dipped in chocolate, strawberries any way you wish. Live music, midway rides, arts and craft vendors, fireworks on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The event funds the Lions’ community service efforts all year long, and works because the community comes out in force to volunteer. Friday 5-11 pm; live music by Southbound 6:30-10:00pm, Fireworks show 10PM (weather permitting) Saturday 11 am-11 pm; live music by Elderly Brothers 11:30-2:30 pm; The Nick Kerzner Band 3:30-6:30 pm; Who are those Guys 7-10 pm. 2016 Strawberry Queen Announcement and Presentation 3:00 pm; “Grand Finale” Fireworks Show at 10:15 pm. Sunday 11 am -5 pm; live music by Eastbound Freight Noon-3 pm; Big Bucks winners announced at 4 pm. No pets permitted; alcohol-free. Details.
  • Harbes Family Farm: Fathers' Day Festival, Mattituck. Family fun. Dads get into the Barnyard Adventure for FREE, which includes Goat Mountain, Bunnyville, The Hedge Maze, The Three Little Pig houses, and Pedal Carts. For an adult-only spin, enjoy craft beer on tap especially for DAD this weekend only! For fine wines head to the Harbes Vineyard tasting room located directly behind the Farm Market in our renovated 100 year old Potato Barn. For dessert, head across the street to Patty’s Berries and Bunches across the street and pick strawberries. Farmstand (8am-6pm). Barnyard Adventure (11am-6pm). Wine Barn (11am-6pm). Details.

Saturday only

  • Greenport Village: Father’s Day ‘Pop Culture,’ Greenport. Enjoy a day of classic cars and sea shanties, shopping specials, food, and much more as the Village of Greenport celebrates Dad (one day early so you can find that perfect gift!) 11 am - 6 pm. Details.
Food, Farm and Vineyard

[These listings include events at farms, restaurants, vineyards & breweries, except that live music only events are listed by venue in 'Live Music' below this section]

Friday

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Yoga & BeerPeconic. One hour beginner yoga on the lawn (weather permitting) with a certified instructor, followed by an ice cold beer. 10 am. Details
  • Roanoke Vineyard: Love Lane Stroll, Love Lane. A moveable feast of food & wine. Only two tickets left. Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: Paint Nite, Laurel. Sip and create a masterpiece: a Summer inspired image called 'Beach Sign.' 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Herbal Tour & Craft, Sound Avenue.  Enjoy a “wild thyme” in the herb garden, exploring the magical, practical and medicinal uses of herbs from the 16th century to the present. At the end make an herb craft for use at home for culinary and other household uses. All ages are welcome, advance registration required. Three tours, at 12:15, 1:15 and 2:15. Details.

Saturday

  • Oysterponds Historical Society: North Fork Fresh, Orient. Cocktails and small bites from the North Fork's best chefs. Benefits the society. There's a raffle too. 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Hellenic Snack Bar & Restaurant: 8th Annual Spearfishing Dinner, East Marion. The Empire State Free Dive club hosts a striped bass spear fishing contest and then a dinner at Hellenic. Compete, or just enjoy the dinner to see the really big fish... 7 pm. Details.
  • The Old Field: Vineyard Tour, Southold. Learn how our vines are nurtured and cared for so that we can harvest the most phenologically matured, ripe grapes possible. After the tour enjoy a taste of 6 wines along with a delicious box lunch. 10 spots available.  12:15-2:15 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine To Wine TourPeconic. Be a part of the most comprehensive wine tour in the region, which includes mini viticulture, winemaking techniques and barrel cellar experiences. This tour will be given by owner and winemaker, Anthony Sannino. Tour includes wine tasting, cheese plate and special discounts. Reservations required. 1-2:30 pm. This tour can also be done in three half hour segments: Viticulture TourProcessing Facility TourBarrel Cellar Tour, at 1, 1:30 and 2. Details.
  • Pindar Vineyards: Weekend Wine 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. 1-3 pm Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details
  • Waters Crest Winery: Fathers' Day Cigars & Golf, Cutchogue. This Saturday at Waters Crest, we are celebrating Fathers! What better way to spend the day than relaxing with a glass of wine, fresh hand-rolled cigarss, some food, US Open on the TVs and a golf net to hit some balls. Noon-7 pm. Details.
  • The Village Cheese Shop: Author Event, Love Lane. Local author Ken McGorry presents his new murder mystery, Ghost Hampton. Enjoy Mecox Bay Dairy cheese (Bridgehampton) paired with a glass of Roanoke Vineyard's "The Wild"! (Advance tickets necessary). 6 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Tours & Barrel TastingMattituck. Shine Estates 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 barrel center starting at 2:30, and sample Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot among others, plus cheeses. Details.
  • Diliberto Winery: Weekend PairingsJamesport. 2015 Sauvignon Blanc paired with a raw bar all weekend. 21+ only. Details.

Sunday 

  • Sparkling Pointe: Cheers for Dad, Southold. Toast Dad with a glass of sparkling wine, paired with a trio of sliders. Live music by the Alex Cough Jazz Duo, plus Port Jeff Brewery & Backyard Brine Artisan Pickles. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Pindar Vineyards: Gift for Dad, Peconic. Dads get a free gift as the sip wine & enjoy the music of Larry Liso. 11-5:30 pm (music 1-5 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.
  • Bridge Lane Tasting Room: Fathers' Day Free, Mattituck. Dads enjoy a free tasting flight and music by Rob Europe. Free flights 1-4, music 2-5. Details.
  • Diliberto Winery: Weekend PairingsJamesport. 2015 Sauvignon Blanc paired with a raw bar all weekend. 21+ only. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Vines & CaninesSound Avenue. Take your pup on an educational stroll through the vines, if you bring a nonperishable food donation for local shelters. 11 am. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards: Sunday BrunchSound Avenue. Mimosas, fresh juices, locally sourced dishes by Chef Anna and & Oceans 5. 11 am-3 pm. Details
  • Palmer Vineyards: Yoga in the VinesSound Avenue. Start the day right with an hour of yoga in the vines. 11 am-Noon. Details
Live Music

Friday

  • Sound View Restaurant Piano BarGreenportTom Damini, 7 pm. Details.
  • North Fork Roasting CoSouthold. Open Mic music. 6-9 pm. Details. 
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. George Tebbit, 5-8 pm. Details
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicComo Brothers Band, 6-9 pm. Details
  • Touch of VeniceCutchogueTBA, 6-9 pm. Details
  • Mattituck Laurel LibraryMattituckEast End Arts Piano Recital,  1 pm. Details.
  • Old Mill InnMattituckWho Are Those Guys, 8-10 pm. Details.
  • Diliberto Winery: A Concert Celebrating the Italian ExperienceJamesport. Tenor Luca Canonici. Luca Canonici is an Italian opera singer who has had an active career singing leading tenor roles both in Europe and his native Italy. Since 2008, he has been Artistic Director of Opera Festival, a cultural association created in 1997 that organizes classical music events, shows and festivals in Florence and Tuscany.  7-8 pm. Details.
  • Palmer VineyardsSound AvenueTBA. 4-9 pm Details

Saturday 

  • Perlman Music Program: Chamber Music Workshop Celebration ConcertShelter Island. The 2016 Chamber Music Workshop culminates with a magnificent weekend of music by Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Dvorak, Faure, Mendelssohn and Ravel. FREE and open to all! Two shows 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Details
  • Billy's by the BayGreenportJoe Hampton Trio. 3-6 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam Bar, Greenport. Two shows: TBA 2-6 pm, and 12X's. 10 pm-2 am. Details
  • Sound View Restaurant Piano BarGreenportDanny Keys, 6 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Nina Et Cetera, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconic. Points East, 5-8 pm. Details
  • The Lenz WineryPeconicTBA, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconic. Tommy Sullivan, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogueAllyson Faith, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road, Cutchogue.  Rob Sidor & Derek Gerard, 4-6 pm Details.
  • Bridge LaneMattituckIan Petillo, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards, Laurel. Denice Given, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointLaurel. The Earthtones, 1:30-5:30 pm. Details 
  • Jason's VineyardJamesportMichael Tesler, 2-6 pm. Details
  • Diliberto Winery: The Wine CafeJamesportTBA 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Sherwood House VineyardJamesportTBA, 2-6 pm. Details
  • Palmer VineyardsSound AvenueTBADetails

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Talk: Captain Dave Berson, master mariner, author, teacherGreenport. An educator, navigator, author and owner of the solar powered “Glory”, Dave Berson is a Master Mariner.  He authored “Workers on the Waterfront” and his latest is publishing soon: “The Understanding and Practice of Celestial Navigation”. 7-9 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: The WalkSouthold. "An action and adventure lm directed by Robert Zemeckis. Based on the story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on August 7, 1974." 12:30 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: TrumboMattituck-Laurel Library. "Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood’s top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs." 1:30 pm. Details. 

Saturday

  • Blacksmith's Shop, Greenport. Watch old school metalwork. 11 am - 5 pm. Details.
  • Exhibit: Dead Man's Cove: 10 Shipwrecks & One LighthouseReichert Gallery Southold. Tragedies at sea and the navigational dangers of the area surrounding Horton Point have been documented since the early 1800's. This exhibition showcases the stories about 10 vessels that encountered trouble on the Long Island Sound. The exhibition answers: Who was in command? Who made up the crew? What was it like to be a passenger on one of these fateful voyages? 1-4 pm. Details
  • Exhibit Opens: Crowning Glory, Rothman's Art Gallery Southold. By award winning artist, photographer, and videographer, Taffi Laing and her husband, drummer Corky Laing. Through July 4. Noon-6 pm. Details.
  • Author Event: Ghost HamptonThe Village Cheese Shop Love Lane. Local author Ken McGorry presents his new murder mystery, Ghost Hampton. Enjoy Mecox Bay Dairy cheese (Bridgehampton) paired with a glass of Roanoke Vineyard's "The Wild"! (Advance tickets necessary). 6 pm. Details.

Sunday

Ongoing 

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Cultivated RealitiesGreenport. Corey Solinger and Katie Grove. Showing for the first time together, Solinger and Grove’s mixed media pieces each combine fascinating objects from nature with both real and imagined landscapes to create evocative images. The individual realities they have created through their imagery, along with a clever combination of found materials and painting, produces an imaginative and innovative atmosphere for the viewer. Open when the tasting room is. Through July 31.  Details.
  • Floyd Memorial Library: Along the ShorelineGreenport. Tom D’Emic photographer. On exhibit May 28 through July 3. Open when the library 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.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport.  Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details. 
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportTBA Open when the library is. Details.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. Paintings by Nick Cordone. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Crowning GloryRothman's Art Gallery Southold. By award winning artist, photographer, and videographer, Taffi Laing and her husband, drummer Corky Laing. Through July 4. Noon-6 pm. Details.
  • The Lenz WineryPeconicIntoxicating Color, by Diana Sartor. Diana’s work has been referred to as abstracted organics. Through June 20, 2016. Details.
  • 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
  • Old Town Arts and Crafts GuildCutchogue. The gallery showcases local painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, jewelers, craft masters. Exhibit open 10 am- 5 pm. Details
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogueFarms & Barns. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueFluorescence. Features the diverse vision of floral subjects from three Long Island photographic artists:  Sandra Carrion’s photographic floral study of line, shape, value and texture within her vintage black & white Silver Gelatin prints; Richard Gardner’s velvety and shadowy, black & white, pigment printed blossom images; and Barbara Macklowe’s luminescent multiple-exposure color flowers printed directly to white aluminum. Through June 19. Th - Sun 11 am - 6 pm (5 pm Sundays); or by appointment. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituckThe Performers, Paintings by Jada Roland.  In this show, the nationally known North Fork artist explores her 35-year career as a stage and television actor. This collection of beautifully painted oils depicts many kinds of performers: actors, dancers, circus acts, Venice Carnivale masqueraders, fortune tellers and more. Each emotionally evocative image reminds us that we, too, are all performers – don't miss it! Open when the library isDetails.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Works by Valerie Zeman & Harold Nadeau. Open Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Through July 27. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Artist in ResidenceSound Avenue. In the Wine Club Barn, view  the work of Patrick O'Leary. In the main tasting room, view the work of Marie Camenares. Meet Camenares on Saturday, June 11th and Sunday, June 26th from 2-5pm. Through June 30. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Saturday 

  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Exhibits at the Village House, 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
  • Reichert Gallery Exhibit: Dead Man's Cove: 10 Shipwrecks & One LighthouseSouthold. Tragedies at sea and the navigational dangers of the area surrounding Horton Point have been documented since the early 1800's. This exhibition showcases the stories about 10 vessels that encountered trouble on the Long Island Sound. The exhibition answers: Who was in command? Who made up the crew? What was it like to be a passenger on one of these fateful voyages? 1-4 pm. Details
  • Horton Point LighthouseSouthold. Built in 1857, this lighthouse is home to a nautical museum and a beautiful park. Visit our newest exhibit on Oysters on the North Fork. Bring a picnic and enjoy the spectacular view of Long Island Sound and Connecticut from our eight-acre park. Descend 120 steps to the beach or walk the nature trail. Weather permitting, there are front porch craft demonstrations on Sunday afternoons. There will also be special events throughout this special summer. Concerts are occasionally held in the summer. Sat, Sun. 11:30 am - 4 pm. Details.

Sunday 

  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Exhibits at the Village House, 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. A rich collection of primarily Algonquin art and artifacts. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.  
  • Hortons Point LighthouseSouthold. Built in 1857, this lighthouse is home to a nautical museum and a beautiful park. Visit our newest exhibit on Oysters on the North Fork. Bring a picnic and enjoy the spectacular view of Long Island Sound and Connecticut from our eight-acre park. Descend 120 steps to the beach or walk the nature trail. Weather permitting, there are front porch craft demonstrations on Sunday afternoons. There will also be special events throughout this special summer. Concerts are occasionally held in the summer. Sat, Sun. 11:30 am - 4 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday 

  • Shelter Island 10k Run, Shelter Island. This annual event has become quite the extravaganza, with many running for a cause. Details.
  • "Bug Light" Lighthouse Cruise & TourGreenport. Tour one of the very few offshore lighthouses people can visit.  Ticket includes a narrated tour and round-trip boat ride to the lighthouse. The guest narrator/guide for this cruise is Yvonne Lieblein, a Greenport native who will share her personal Bug Light stories and memories along with the history of her favorite lighthouse. 4-6 pm. Details
  • StargazingCuster Institute Southold. The oldest observatory in Long Island shows you the heavens. 8 pm. 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.