Widgets Magazine

Wines of the World, 13th Annual Variety Show, Live Music

The Highlights

Friday January 6 - Sunday January 8

The weekend after New Year's is quieter than average, but features some special indoor fun. Palmer Vineyards kicks off a weekend tasting series that features a Palmer wine and a variety of others from around the world for a guided compare and contrast experience.

The North Fork Community Theater stages its annual scholarship fundraiser, a one-weekend-only variety show of song, dance, magic, comedy & more.

Several wineries, breweries and restaurants feature live music. Our galleries are open, as are our unique shops. Mother Nature continues to give us late autumn-like weather, so exploring our great outdoors can still be a comfortable pleasure.

The Listings 

Friday December 23 - Sunday December 25

(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.)

Some of our smaller vineyards are closed for January or even the whole winter; however a couple dozen are still open, and some feature special tastings, live music, tasting classes and other pleasures.

Live Music

Dance or just kick back at any of the dozen or so shows this weekend.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

This weekend's treat is the North Fork Community Theater's variety show. Enjoy a wide range of talents and support local high schoolers--proceeds support a scholarship fund.

History

Enjoy our historic hamlets.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Stargaze at Custer

Food, Farm and 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)

Friday

  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyards: NoFo Neighbor FridaysPeconic. Every Friday through the end of January, locals get a complimentary tasting and special discount all day; in the evening, winemaker Anthony Sannino shares wine wisdom.  11 am- 7 pm for the locals' special; 5-7 pm for the talk. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards: Wines of the World Tasting Series, Sound Avenue. Enjoy a Palmer wine and compare it to wines from different regions around the world. Discover what makes North Fork wines unique. 1 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 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 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.

Sunday

  • 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.
Live Music

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Saturday 

Sunday 

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Matinee Film: Florence Foster JenkinsMattituck-Laurel Library. "The story of a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice." 1:30 pm. Details.
  • North Fork Community Theater: 13th Annual Variety Show, Mattituck. Singing, dancing, magic, classical music and comedy. All Variety Show proceeds go to the NFCT scholarship fund for local high school seniors. 8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • North Fork Community Theater: 13th Annual Variety ShowMattituck. Singing, dancing, magic, classical music and comedy. All Variety Show proceeds go to the NFCT scholarship fund for local high school seniors. 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Bud Abbott: Forgotten Funnyman, Mattituck Laurel Library. A lively, informative, and funny stage event for Abbott and Costello fans. Hear Bud Abbott’s final interview, rediscovered after 40 years. 1:30-3 pm. Details.
  • North Fork Community Theater: 13th Annual Variety ShowMattituck. Singing, dancing, magic, classical music and comedy. All Variety Show proceeds go to the NFCT scholarship fund for local high school seniors. 2:30 pm. Details.

Ongoing 

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: New Stories Simply ToldGreenport.  North Fork artist Peter Treiber Jr. Creating both locally on his family farm- where he also works-and at his studio space at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, Treiber uses his artwork as a means of dissection and discovery. Using reclaimed wood and fragments from vintage magazines, his work strives to discover the limits of the materials, thereby reinventing them and placing them in a new context and new narrative that evokes both the surreal and the satirical. Treiber’s wall mounted sculptures playfully mock rustic hunting trophies, while his paper collages range from absurd adverts to faded antique shop finds, all which bear a charming simplicity. Through Jan 31st. Tasting Room/Gallery Hours: Fri, Sat 12-7 pm, Sun 12-6 pm. Details.
  • Floyd Memorial Library: Small WorksGreenport. A group show of extraordinary local artists. 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 GalleryGreenport10 x 10 Benefit. Over 230 works, each $100, benefits the North Fork Environmental Council.  Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details.   
  • Kapell GalleryGreenportDaniel Hauben. Gorgeous new paintings of North Fork subjects. Details.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. The works of Ed Graham.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • The Lenz WineryPeconic. Paintings by Suzzane Fokine. Through Dec. 10. Details.
  • 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 GalleryCutchogueLarge Watercolors by Cathy Campbell. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueThe Circle - Small Works Exhibit 2016 features fifty photographic works by thirty-one artists that depict how the circle plays an integral role in composition, form, design, and/or subject matter of the image. All works are framed 14 inches or smaller and are available for purchase.  Reception features Clovis Point wines and light bites. 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituck. A Momentary View of Cuba and Its People Photography by Hollye Gilbride  Open when the library isDetails.
  • Clovis Point VineyardsJamesport. Photographer Jeremy Garretson, through January 7. Details.
  • William Ris GalleryJamesport. A large selection of fine art. 11-5 pm. Details.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Works by Artists Roxanne Panero & Sara Cedar Miller. Open Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Through February 1, 2017. Details 
  • Martha Clara VineyardSound Avenue. Featuring the artwork of SallyAnne Keller in the tasting room. Through Nov. 30.  Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Saturday 

  • Fire Fighter MuseumGreenport. The Fire Fighter is a famous and historic fireboat open for free tours Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5. Details

Sunday 

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday 

  • Custer Observatory: Stargazing, Southold. Long Island's oldest public observatory opens every Saturday night for free stargazing. Check the weather and the moon before coming (full moons make it hard to see much.) In winter, skywatching starts at 7 pm. Details.

Sunday

Ongoing