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Wine & Chocolate; Oysterfest; Summerfest; 375 Parade; Art Openings and Many Concerts

Cover Photo: North Fork Chocolates (like those you can taste with Laurel Lake wine) Art and music dominate the weekend, with dozens of live shows and several art openings and special exhibits. The wineries host much of the music, and also offer special tastings: straight from the barrel at Bedell, paired with North Fork Chocolate at Laurel Lake, contrasting resiling and chardonnay at Waters Crest, and an oysterfest at Lieb Cellars Bridge Lane.

Port of Egypt celebrates the end of July's fishing tournament with its 25th annual summerfest and Southold celebrates its founding 375 years ago with a huge parade.

And much more:

The Highlights

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Festivals and Charity Events

Saturday brings a gala art auction for the Oysterponds Historical Society, a parade celebrating Southold's 375th anniversary, a 25th annual summerfest and an 11th annual oysterfest. Sunday brings a glorious dinner under the tent at McCall's, for the Peconic Land Trust.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

The many normal tours and tastings are joined by a wine and chocolate pairing; a special resiling v. chardonnay tasting; a Bedell barrel tasting; a paint night, and an evening walk your dog in the vines.

Live Music

With some 4 dozen shows to pick from, everyone can find something.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

The many ongoing art exhibits are joined by three art openings, and a special arts and crafts show on the Cutchogue Village Green. All Shook Up continues its run and author Eileen Duffy presents her book on the rise of the North Fork wine industry.

History

Tour Hallockville Museum Farm or historic Shelter Island homes; enjoy a concert at a historic lighthouse; celebrate Southold's 375th Anniversary with a parade, enjoy the many historic buildings and exhibits.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Stargaze, go hummingbird watching,  enjoy opera on the lawn at Hortons Point lighthouse, take a harbor cruise.

Festivals and Charity Events

Saturday

  • Oysterponds Historical Society: Annual Summer Benefit Art Auction, Orient. Extraordinary food, fine beverages and an outstanding art auction. 5-8 pm.Details.
  • Southold 375: Town Parade, Southold. To celebrate 375 years as a community, Southold Town is holding a parade.The parade will be assembling at the west side of the village and will parade through the village to the Southold Fire Department and the grounds of the Southold Historical Society. 11 am. Details.
  • Port of Egypt: 25th Annual Summerfest, Southold. BBQ, live music, and dancing under the stars dockside to celebrate the end of the July fishing tournament. 5-9 pm Details.
  • Lieb Cellar: 11th Annual Oysterfest, Mattituck. Lieb Cellars at Bridge Lane hosts its 11th Annual Oysterfest, featuring several local oyster growers Lucky 13, Ketcham’s Sea Farm and Little Creek Oysters. local food purveyors Touch of Venice, Noah’s, Elegant Eats, Miss Lady Root Beer, North Fork Roasting Company and live music by Rob Europe & Cass Dillon Band. Noon-4 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Peconic Land Trust: Through Farm and Field, Cutchogue. Hosted by McCall Vineyard and Ranch, the evening begins with local wines and cocktails in the tasting room, accompanied by Summer Songs quartet. Then stroll through the vines to your place under the tent to enjoy a sumptuous dinner prepared by Noah's Restaurant, using locally sourced ingredients. Silent auctions too. 4 pm. Details.
Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • The Old Field Vineyards: Tastings by the BaySouthold. Taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bayfront vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques out in the fields, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Includes five wines and an individual cheese plate. Two seatings, only 8 places per seating, call for reservations. Noon and 2:30 pm.  Details.
  • Love Lane: Lombardi's Pizza on the Roanoke PiazzaMattituck. Friday evenings drop in at Roanoke's Love Lane Tasting room order a pie, enjoy a glass of wine while Lombardi's fires up your Gabby's special and delivers it to you on the Piazza. Gabby and Lauren created a Neapolitan pizza specially to pair with the 2012 Marco Tulio. 4-6:30 pm. Details
  • Martha Clara: Blue Moon Vines and CaninesSound Avenue. Bring your dog down for a summer's night walk through the vineyard under the Blue Moon! This annual walk is a great way to enjoy the vineyard as the sun sets. A donation of a non-perishable dog or cat food item is required and will be donated to local shelters 7 pm. Details.

Saturday 

  • One Woman Wines & Vineyards: Tasting Under the StarsSouthold. Going into its fifth year, enjoy an outdoor movie, a bonfire, s’mores, as well a telescope to view the night sky! Everything is lit by candlelight so as not to disturb your view of the stars (or planets!). Bring your own food & get ready for an absolutely memorable night! 6-10 pm. Details
  • The Old Field Vineyards: Tastings by the BaySouthold. Taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bayfront vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques out in the fields, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Includes five wines and an individual cheese plate. Two seatings, only 8 places per seating, call for reservations. Noon and 2:30 pm.  Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine To Wine TourPeconic. 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.
  • Sang Lee: Yoga on the Farm, Peconic. Tour the farm with Karen Lee, taste the latest selections from the Sang Lee Kitchen, talk about our history and the daily rhythm of the farm. 11 am-12:30 pm. Details.
  • Sang Lee: Tour, Taste, Talk, Peconic. Tour the farm with Karen Lee, taste the latest selections from the Sang Lee Kitchen, talk about our history and the daily rhythm of the farm. 11 am-12:30 pm. Details
  • Waters Crest Winery: Battle of the Noble Grapes: Chardonnay vs Riesling, Cutchogue. Which grape varietal stands the test of time? How does the winemaking process help age wine? Taste through vintages of each grape varietal from as far back as 2004. 2 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.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: Paint NightLaurel. Calling all artist and wine lovers! Full on fun, painting and great wines. 6 pm. Details.  

Sunday

  • The Old Field Vineyards: Tastings by the BaySouthold. Taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only Bayfront vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques out in the fields, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm. Includes five wines and an individual cheese plate. Two seatings, only 8 places per seating, call for reservations. Noon and 2:30 pm.  Details.
  • Bedell: Barrel Tastings; Summer in the CellarCutchogue. Summer is an exciting time to visit Bedell as the fruit in the vineyard speeds towards ripening and the wines of the previous year are nearly finished aging in their barrels. Join Assistant Winemaker Seferino Cotzojay for a tour of the vineyard and cellar as you sample some of the best wines produced from the extraordinary 2014 vintage. The tasting includes a sparkling wine welcome and a selection of local cheeses. Limited seating; RSVP. 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 at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards: Chocolate and Wine PairingsLaurel. Featuring North Fork Chocolates 1 pm. Details.  
Live Music

Friday

Saturday 

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Friday Night Dialogue: Behind the Bottle: The Rise of Wine on Long IslandShelter Island.  Author Eileen Duffy.  7 pm. Details
  • Matinee Film: InterstellarMattituck. IMDb: "A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival." 1:30 pm. Details
  • Musical Theater: All Shook UpMattituck. The North Fork Community Theater's annual 'Youth on Stage' production is a musical comedy built around two dozen songs made famous by Elvis Presley and based on Shakespeare’s play ‘Twelfth Night.’ Set in 1955 in middle America, where one girl’s dream and a surprise visit from a mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger help a small town discover the magic of romance and the power of rock & roll.  8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Art Opening and Reception: Mark Delong, Orient. Mr. Gallery's new exhibit, on display through August 24. Reception 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Artist Presentation and Talk: Backyard Project 2013, Greenport. Scott McIntire shares his photographs of mammals, birds and insects. 3 pm. Details.
  • Art Opening: Cloud 9, Southold. Join us for a return of a group of our favorite local artists as they display their many talents to the public. Through August 15. Thursday-Saturday, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Annual Arts and Crafts Show, Cutchogue. The Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild takes over the Cutchogue Green for a very special show. 9 am-4 pm. Details.
  • Musical Theater: All Shook UpMattituck. The North Fork Community Theater's annual 'Youth on Stage' production is a musical comedy built around two dozen songs made famous by Elvis Presley and based on Shakespeare’s play ‘Twelfth Night.’ Set in 1955 in middle America, where one girl’s dream and a surprise visit from a mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger help a small town discover the magic of romance and the power of rock & roll.  8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Musical Theater: All Shook UpMattituck. The North Fork Community Theater's annual 'Youth on Stage' production is a musical comedy built around two dozen songs made famous by Elvis Presley and based on Shakespeare’s play ‘Twelfth Night.’ Set in 1955 in middle America, where one girl’s dream and a surprise visit from a mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger help a small town discover the magic of romance and the power of rock & roll.  2:30 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Galerie Mallory: Birdhouse Exhibition and Benefit Auction, Shelter Island. Bird houses decorated by local East End artists and celebrities. Stop by and take in the beautifully decorated "homes" and place your bid to win! Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Peconic Land Trust's conservation work. Closing Reception and auction August 9.  4-6 pm. Details.
  • Oyster Ponds Historical Society, Orient. Mini-Exhibitions. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Mr. GalleryOrientMark Delong. Exhibit runs through August 24. 7 days a week, open when the pie shop is. Details.
  • Shelter Island LibraryShelter Island. Art from the Island open studio event.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • Greenport Theater Art Exhibit: Through the MistGreenport.  Pinhole Photographs by Mark Stetler. Through September 7, 2015; open during theater hours. Details.
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportPaintings of Gary Parker. A local marine “realist” painter who paints the impressions of what he sees and how he experiences color. Through July 31. Open Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 8 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. Tom Cocotos, Collage.  Open Sat and Sun Noon-5 pm.  Details.
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Exhibiting On the Water, new paintings by Isabelle Haran-Leonardi. 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.
  • Greenport Theater: Through the Mist – Pinhole Photographs by Mark StetlerGreenport.  Per the artist: “While my modern photographic processes tend to capture small moments of time, the pinhole takes larger spans of time and extracts these moments into a single image. The pinhole camera can readily incorporate time and motion into this lengthy exposure provoking associations with memory, time, or dreams. My interest in the ocean and the coastal environment seek to involve the viewer to restore our connections to the sea.” Through September 7, 2015; open during theater hours. Details.
  • The East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. The museum boasts an array of exhibits on the maritime heritage of the area, including displays on the Greenport menhaden fishing industry, the oyster industry, lighthouse lenses, a model ship of the USS Ohio, and more. Sat & Sun 1-6 pm. Details.
  • Southold Library: PhotographsSouthold. Photography of Jessie Hagerman. Through August 31. Open when the library isDetails
  • Mayne Gallery: Southold Paintings, Then and NowSouthold. Historic paintings of the North Fork juxtaposed by contemporary works that depict similar or identical scenes, highlighting the changing landscapes and cityscapes over the decades. In some cases the older paintings span as far back as 100 years, making the differences between them and the modern works even more striking. Through October 11, 2015, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1-4pm. Details.
  • Horton Point LighthouseSouthold. The Horton Point Lighthouse, originally laid out by George Washington, hosts a museum featuring nautical and maritime artifacts. Enjoy the views from the tower, and the “Tale of a Whale” display. Sat & Sun 11:30-4 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, CutchogueThree exhibits:  Springtime Art by Jeffrey Abrams & Chris Stavropolis,  Music through the eyes of Photographer Stephen Lang, and The Fine Art of Wine by photographer Richard Ritter.  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.
  • The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild, Cutchogue. Group show. M-Sa 10 am-5 pm; Sun noon-5 pm. Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue History Exhibit: Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Society Jim Grathwohl. Open when the library is.  Details.
  • Alex Ferrone Gallery: TranslucentCutchogueTranslucent eatures curious works by regional award-winning photographers Karen Bell and Ennid Berger. Bell prints combined photographic images of nature on airy layers of vellum over paper. Berger is exhibiting luminous images that have captured the energy and mass of her botanical subjects on light sensitive paper. 11 am - 5 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.   Variations on a Dream. Paintings and Mixed Media by Lois Levy. Starting Aug. 1:  Impressions on Canvas — Photography by Nella Khan-is Nella is primarily a painter who “wanted to recreate the feeling of painting in photographic images” and prints her photographs on canvas.  Open when the library isDetails.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday

  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Tour 1765 HomesteadSound Avenue. This informative tour features the interior spaces of the 1765 Homestead, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn the history of the Hallock family and the many facets of farming life on Sound Avenue. Tour includes the historic Homestead Barn and takes about 45-50 minutes. tours are at 12:30pm or 3:00pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Early 1900’s Immigrant Farmer TourSound Avenue. Tour the interior spaces including the Cichanowicz Farmhouse, Trubisz House and Naugles Barn, that all tell the story of the Eastern European immigrant farmers that settled on the East End. 1:45-2 pm Details.

Saturday 

  • 2015 Shelter Island House Tour: Then & Now, Shelter Island. Tour begins at Havens House Museum and features homes that integrate history with contemporary living. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Southold 375: Town ParadeSouthold. To celebrate 375 years as a community, Southold Town is holding a parade.The parade will be assembling at the west side of the village and will parade through the village to the Southold Fire Department and the grounds of the Southold Historical Society. 11 am. Details.

Sunday

  • Hortons Point Lighthouse Concert on the LawnSouthold. The Horton's Point Lighthouse is one of the Southold Historical Society's treasures, and the annual concerts on the grounds are a particular treat. This first concert is opera, sung by the talented Belle Voci.6 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. The OHS has multiple galleries in several buildings, exhibiting works from four centuries. Main summer exhibit: The Works of William Steeple Davis. Oysterponds artist William Steeple Davis (1884-1961) spent virtually all of his life in Orient. The Oysterponds Historical Society has an enormous amount of his work in various media, including photographs, most depicting Oysterponds and spanning more than half a century. Not only do these demonstrate his skill as a photographer, they also document Oysterponds in the first half of the twentieth century. The exhibition will concentrate on his work in painting and photography beginning when he was thirteen years old, and presents a sampling of the subjects that interested him most." Through September. Thurs, Sat and Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island Historical SocietyShelter Island. Museum open Sat and Sun 10am-2pm. Details
  • Stirling Historical Society: Margaret Ireland House MuseumGreenport. The museum is open. Sat- Sun 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.
  • The East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. The museum boasts an array of exhibits on the maritime heritage of the area, including displays on the Greenport menhaden fishing industry, the oyster industry, lighthouse lenses, a model ship of the USS Ohio, and more. Sat & Sun 1-6 pm. Details
  • Southold Indian MuseumNative American Shell Fishers on Long Island, Pre- and Post-ContactSouthold. Lithic, ceramic, shell, and bone artifacts associated with Long Island Native American activity in harvesting and cooking shellfish and other animals both pre- and post-contact with Europeans. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Mayne Gallery: Southold Paintings, Then and NowSouthold. Historic paintings of the North Fork juxtaposed by contemporary works that depict similar or identical scenes, highlighting the changing landscapes and cityscapes over the decades. In some cases the older paintings span as far back as 100 years, making the differences between them and the modern works even more striking. Through October 11, 2015, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1-4pm. Details
  • Southold Historical Society: Maple Lane ComplexSouthold. Bring out the family and enjoy a tour of our grounds, including the Ann Currie-Bell House, Thomas Moore House, Pine Neck Barn and many other buildings. Open Sat, Sun, and Wed, 1-4pm. Details.
  • Horton Point LighthouseSouthold. The Horton Point Lighthouse, originally laid out by George Washington, hosts a museum featuring nautical and maritime artifacts. Enjoy the views from the tower, and the “Tale of a Whale” display. Sat & Sun 11:30-4 pm. Details.
  • Historic buildings and Carriage House Gift ShopCutchogue. Open to the public for the start of the season. Located on the hamlet's 'town' green. Sat, Sun & Mon 1-4 pm Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue History Exhibit: Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Society Jim Grathwohl. Open when the library is.  Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • Mashomack Preserve: Hummingbird Hunt, Shelter Island. Hummingbirds are amazing creatures. They can flap their wings up to 80 times per second and fly right, left, up, down, backwards, and even upside down! These tiny birds also survive amazing migrations. Come learn a bit about their biology and behaviors, then have a chance to observe and photograph them at our Visitor Center feeders. 10-11:30 am. Details.
  • One Woman Wines & Vineyards: Tasting Under the StarsSouthold. Going into its fifth year, enjoy an outdoor movie, a bonfire, s’mores, as well a telescope to view the night sky! Everything is lit by candlelight so as not to disturb your view of the stars (or planets!). Bring your own food & get ready for an absolutely memorable night! 6-10 pm. Details
  • The Custer Institute: StargazingSouthold. The oldest public observatory is open for viewing, weather permitting. Note, viewing is best with less moon. This summer Saturn, Jupiter and Venus are easily visible.  Here's the moon calendar.  8 pm - midnight. 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.