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UPDATED: Tomato Festival at Harbes; Music at the MUSEUM; Three Art Openings

Photo is of the Horton Point Lighthouse, the ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED backdrop of a free concert Saturday night.

The Lighthouse concert has been moved to the beautiful grounds of the Southold Historical Society.

The Highlights

Friday August 12 - Sunday August 14

This weekend no one event rises above the rest; instead opportunities for music, food, art and outdoor play abound. The Harbes Family Farm celebrates our tomato bounty with special dishes, music and many family friendly events. The Southold Historical Society hosts a free concert on the GROUNDS OF ITS BEAUTIFUL MUSEUM COMPLEX. Three new art exhibits open, one at Borghese Vineyard, one at Alex Ferrone Gallery, and one at the brand new William Ris Gallery East, in the Sherwood Vineyard tasting room.

And as ever, there's so much more going on; check out all the listings.

The Listings 

Friday August 12 - Sunday August 14

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

Charity Galas

Support our local animal shelter while enjoying music, food & an open bar on the water.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Enjoy tours and tastings all weekend, and the Harbes Family Farm Tomato Festival.

Live Music

Free concert at the SOUTHOLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY GROUNDS; dozens of shows up and down the fork.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Three art openings and receptions; two interesting talks; lots of ongoing exhibits

History

Tour our many historic buildings.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Happy hour on the waterfront; stargaze at Custer; cruise to 'Bug' Light; family movie night under the stars; and yoga on the lawn at the Southold Historical Society.

Charity Galas
  • Paws by the Bay Summer Soiree, Southold. The North Fork Animal Welfare League will hold its second annual “Paws By The Bay” fundraiser at The Wharf House. music by Who Are Those Guys, hors d’oeuvres by Wine Country Caterers, an open bar and great views of Peconic Bay. 2-6 pm. Tickets and 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

  • The Old Field: Tasting by the Bay, Southold. Sit and taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bay, at the only Bay-front vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Only 8 people per seating; two seatings, Noon and 3 pm. Tickets & Details
  • The Village Cheese Shop: Paint, Wine & Cheese Shop, Love Lane. Wine, cheese & painting on the patio. 6:30-8:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • The Old Field: Tasting by the Bay, Southold. Sit and taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bay, at the only Bay-front vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Only 8 people per seating; two seatings, Noon and 3 pm. Tickets & Details
  • The Old Field Vineyard: Sustainable Vineyard TourSouthold. Walk the vineyard and winery with Vineyard Manager/Assistant Winemaker Perry. Learn how our vines are grown and what sustainable practices we use; know how your glass of wine is made. Rain cancels. Reservations recommended. 12:15-2 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.
  • 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.
  • Harbes Family Farm: Tomato Festival, Mattituck. Celebrate the bounty of summer at the Annual Tomato Festival! Sample different tomato varietals to explore the different flavors of heirloom and regular varietals! Enjoy several special tomato-based ready to eat foods. Farmer Fred will emcee the day with fun for the whole family including potato sack races, tomato relay races, tug of war contests, and other family contests! Live music all day. Details.

Sunday 

  • The Old Field: Tasting by the Bay, Southold. Sit and taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bay, at the only Bay-front vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Only 8 people per seating; two seatings, Noon and 3 pm. Tickets & 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. Noon. 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.
  • Harbes Family Farm: Tomato FestivalMattituck. Celebrate the bounty of summer at the Annual Tomato Festival! Sample different tomato varietals to explore the different flavors of heirloom and regular varietals! Enjoy several special tomato-based ready to eat foods. Farmer Fred will emcee the day with fun for the whole family including potato sack races, tomato relay races, tug of war contests, and other family contests! Live music all day. Details.
  • Diliberto Winery: Italian Experience Series: Talk with Professor Mario MignoneJamesport. Professor Mario Mignone is the Director of the Italian Studies Program at Stony Brook University. An author and lecturer on the topic of Italian immigrants, Mario Mignone will speak to guests about the Italian Experience in America. Noon - 2 pm. 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

  • Perlman Music Program: Works in Progress ConcertShelter Island. The Perlman Music Program’s exceptional students will present a free concert of classical masterworks. 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam Bar, Greenport. DJ Dance Party 9:30 pm-1:30 am. Details
  • Sound View Restaurant Piano BarGreenportTom Damini, 7 pm. Details.
  • North Fork Roasting CoSouthold. Open Mic music. 6-9 pm. Details. 
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Firefly, 5-8 pm. Details
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicApril Rain, 6-9 pm. Details
  • The Lenz WineryPeconicTBA, 5-8 pm. Details.
  • Pindar: Sunset FridaysPeconicJen Kane on the wisteria deck 6-8 pm. Details
  • Touch of VeniceCutchogueTBA (on the garden patio, so weather permitting), 6-9 pm. Details
  • Old Mill InnMattituckSatchel Boogie, 8-10 pm. Details
  • Diliberto Winery: Wine CafeJamesportTBA 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Palmer VineyardsSound AvenueTBA. 4-9 pm Details

Saturday 

  • Perlman Music Program: Works in Progress ConcertShelter Island. The Perlman Music Program’s exceptional students will present a free concert of classical masterworks. 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Billy's by the BayGreenportEddie Ayala 3-6 pm. Details.
  • Claudio's Clam Bar, Greenport. Two shows: Copy Cat 2-6 pm, and Hot Date, 10 pm-2 am. Details
  • Sound View Restaurant Piano BarGreenportDanny Keys, 6 pm. Details
  • SOUTH OLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY, SoutholdNina Et Cetera. Bring a picnic, enjoy the beautiful GROUNDS. 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. TBA, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconic. Dinny Keg, 5-8 pm. Details
  • The Lenz WineryPeconicTBA, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconic. Romeo's Dream, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogueApril Rain, 2-6 pm. Details.
  • Lieb CellarsCutchogueRob Europe, 4-6 pm. Details
  • Bridge LaneMattituckRobin Sidor, 1-4 pm. Details
  • Laurel LakeLaurelThe Earthtones, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportErin MacAndrew, 1:30-5:30 pm. Details
  • Jason's VineyardJamesportGeorge Barry,  2-6 pm. Details
  • Diliberto Winery: Opera Under the StarsJamesport. The night will feature performances by international and local performers alike, alongside vineyard owner and winemaker Salvatore Diliberto! 7-9 pm. Details.
  • Sherwood House VineyardJamesportTBA, 2-6 pm. Details
  • Palmer VineyardsSound AvenueTBADetails

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • North Fork Audubon Talk: Preserving Plum Island, Peconic Community Center. Chris Cryder is Special Projects Coordinator for Save the Sound (a bi-state program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment, based in New Haven, CT) and Outreach Coordinator for the Preserve Plum Island Coalition. His “virtual tour” of Plum Island uses new imagery by photographer Robert Lorenz. The island, home to one of the nation’s animal disease centers, as well as several endangered species and unique habitats, is still at risk of being sold to the highest bidder. But many organizations, NFAS included, would rather see the amazing island conserved. Come learn about all that remarkable island has to offer.  7:30 pm. Details.
  • Art Opening and Reception, Castello di Borghese Vineyard Cutchogue. Meet the artists and view the new and vintage works offered for the Southold Historical Society's annual auction. Take a sneak peek of the work. 6 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Exhibit: School Girls & Their SamplersAnn Currie-Bell House Gallery Southold. This exhibition tells the story of school girls in the past, as well as the needlework skills of other women over the years. Wed, Sat & Sun 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Talk: Oyster Farming and Aquaculture, New Suffolk. Karen Rivara presents. 10 am. Details.
  • Art Opening and Reception: Photo-Technic II, Alex Ferrone Gallery Cutchogue. The Photo-Technic II Exhibit features works created from different alternative photographic processes by three regional artists. Noted master printmaker, Dan Welden is exhibiting works he created using his own developed technique, Solarplate Etching. Photographers, Gerry Giliberti and Lois Youmans are including works of Gelatin Silver Chloride contact prints as well as Transfer prints on plaster, respectively. Meet the artists at the opening reception, enjoy wine & hors d’oeuvres. 6-8pm.  Details.
  • Art Opening and Reception: Abstract Women, William Ris Gallery East Jamesport.  Anahi DeCanio, Marilyn Weiss, Martha McAllen and Anne Raymond are four talented artists in the Hamptons art scene, exhibiting at the new William Ris gallery inside the Sherwood House Vineyards tasting room. Stop in to meet the artists, enjoy a glass of wine, see the new exhibit. 4-8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Live in HD: The National Theatre Stages The Audience, Peconic Landing Greenport. Nominated for three Tony Awards®, The Audience sees Helen Mirren reprise her Olivier Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II, following her Academy Award® win for the same role The Queen. Encore screenings of the original West End production of The Audience, captured live in London in 2013, feature an exclusive Q&A with Stephen Daldry and Helen Mirren. 3-5 pm. Details.
  • Exhibit: School Girls & Their SamplersAnn Currie-Bell House Gallery Southold. This exhibition tells the story of school girls in the past, as well as the needlework skills of other women over the years. Wed, Sat & Sun 1-4 pm. Details

Ongoing 

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Rock & Roll MachineGreenport. The artwork of Greenport native Tom Dash, including several new pieces. Working mainly with acrylic and collage, Dash’s output summons cultural images and icons to comment on societal issues, music and pop culture themes. His pieces often feature hot rods, motorcycles and models, filtered through grainy, washed-out neon colors. Open when the tasting room is. Through September 30.  Details.
  • Floyd Memorial Library: New Paintings by Michael HarveyGreenport. Michael Harvey’s artwork- paintings, books, films and videos- have been shown in galleries, museums, and in international exhibitions. Through August 7. 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.   
  • Greenport TheaterGreenport.  Inheritance, photographs by Andrea Tese. Inheritance is on display through Wednesday, Sept. 7. Details.
  • Southold LibrarySoutholdPaintings by the late Jim Murphy.  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
  • 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 GalleryCutchogue. Paintings by Amy Worth. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogue. Photo-Technic II. Noted master printmaker, Dan Welden is exhibiting works he created using his own developed technique, Solarplate Etching. Photographers, Gerry Giliberti and Lois Youmans are including works of Gelatin Silver Chloride contact prints as well as Transfer prints on plaster, respectively. Through September 25. Th - Sun 11 am - 6 pm (5 pm Sundays); or by appointment. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituckWatercolors, by Pat Russo. A native of Long Island, Russo’s paintings of floras and landscapes express her need to explore and visually communicate the ever changing weather patterns, intrinsic beauty, harmony, and unpredictability of nature. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Clovis Point WineryJamesport. Showing Nella Khanis. Experience of both American and Russian cultures bring a special quality to her artistic vision. She feels that she has a Russian accent in speech and visual art. Through August 20th. 11 am- 6pm. Details.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Works by Anne Johann & Bruce Gualtieri. Open Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Through November 3. Details 
  • William Ris Gallery East: Abstract WomenJamesport.  Anahi DeCanio, Marilyn Weiss, Martha McAllen and Anne Raymond are four talented artists in the Hamptons art scene, exhibiting at the new William Ris gallery inside the Sherwood House Vineyards tasting room. 4-8 pm. 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 Laura Pashayan. Through July 31. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday

  • Hallockville Museum FarmSound Avenue. Hallockville is comprised of 28 acres along with 19 historic houses, barns and outbuildings ranging from the mid-18th century Hallock Homestead to the Depression-era Cichanowicz Farmhouse. Visitors can tour the museum’s buildings, gardens and collections. Experience real farming in the museum’s fields and meet Hallockville’s friendly cows, sheep and chickens. Tours at 12:15, 1:15 and 2:15. Details.

Saturday 

  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Exhibits at the Village House and the Schoolhouse, 2-5 pm. Details
  • Stirling Historical Society Museum of GreenportGreenport. The Museum is open 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Blacksmith's ShopGreenport. Watch old school metalwork. 11 am - 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 Historical Society Museum ComplexSouthold. Tour several historic buildings, enjoy new exhibits including a Civil War banner and a Linotype Machine. 1-4 pm Details.
  • Anne Currie-Bell House Gallery: School Girls & Their Samplers, Southold. This exhibition tells the story of school girls in the past, as well as the needlework skills of other women over the years. Wed, Sat & Sun 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Historic BuildingsCutchogue Village Green. The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Society maintains several buildings and host tours. 1-4 pm. Details
  • Hallockville Museum FarmSound Avenue. Hallockville is comprised of 28 acres along with 19 historic houses, barns and outbuildings ranging from the mid-18th century Hallock Homestead to the Depression-era Cichanowicz Farmhouse. Visitors can tour the museum’s buildings, gardens and collections. Experience real farming in the museum’s fields and meet Hallockville’s friendly cows, sheep and chickens. Tours at 12:15, 1:15 and 2:15. Details.

Sunday 

  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Exhibits at the Village House and the Schoolhouse, 2-5 pm. Details
  • Stirling Historical Society Museum of GreenportGreenport. The Museum is open 1-4 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 Historical Society Museum ComplexSouthold. Tour several historic buildings, enjoy new exhibits including a Civil War banner and a Linotype Machine. 1-4 pm Details.
  • Anne Currie-Bell House Gallery: School Girls & Their Samplers, Southold. This exhibition tells the story of school girls in the past, as well as the needlework skills of other women over the years. Wed, Sat & Sun 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Southold Indian MuseumSouthold. A rich collection of primarily Algonquin art and artifacts. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.  
  • Historic BuildingsCutchogue Village Green. The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Society maintains several buildings and host tours. 1-4 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Friday

  • Family Movie Under the Stars: Wall-E, Downs Farm Preserve Cutchogue. After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, the curious and lovable WALL-E discovers a new purpose in life when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. Bring a blanket and wear your favorite PJ’s! 8:30-10 pm. Details.

Saturday 

  • Bug Lighthouse CruiseGreenport. Guests disembark at Bug Light where they learn its history and hear the story of the ghost dog, Brownie. 4-6 pm. Details.
  • StargazingCuster Institute Southold. The oldest observatory in Long Island shows you the heavens. 8 pm. Details.
  • Happy Hour on the Waterfront, New Suffolk. Enjoy music, light refreshments and breathtaking vistas along the shores of Peconic Bay. Hosted by the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund. All proceeds go toward the continuing revitalization of the evening's venue. 5 - 7 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Open Air YogaSouthold. The Southold Historical Society hosts yoga instructors from The Giving Room to offer a introductory class in a beautiful setting. 8 am. Details.

Ongoing