The Weekend’s Best

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Winterfest Begins with Special tastings & Concerts! Plus Model Trains, Art & More

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Photo courtesy of the Long Island Wine Council The Highlights Friday February 24 – Sunday February 26 Winterfest begins on Friday night. This four week series blends special wine events–Art of the Vine–with special concerts–rooted in Jazz on the Vine–and more. Highlights this weekend include a special champagne class, tour and tasting at Sparkling Pointe and jazz at Pellegrini Vineyards; all the events that take place on the North Fork proper are included below. Full Winterfest listings here….

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Greenport Parade! Wine dinners, Backyard Bird Count, Music & More

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The Highlights Friday February 10 – Sunday February 12 Friday night features three special wine dinners, a trivia night, concerts and more. Saturday don’t miss the 172nd Washington’s Birthday Parade in Greenport, and participate in the Great Backyard Bird count! For indoor fun, enjoy more live music, special tastings, tours and pairings, plus a psychic reading over wine & cheese. Sunday enjoy an art reception, take Wine 101, cook with grandma, and more. The Listings  Friday February…

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Valentine’s Delights! Caci Wine Dinner; A Standard Romance; Choir Concert

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The Highlights This weekend, our wineries, restaurants and arts venues offer many reasons to romance your Valentine on the North Fork. Several places offer chocolates paired with wine (and pairing variations like fudge, cupcakes, cake, and cheese.) Enjoy special wine dinners, either at vineyards or in restaurants–Duck Walk North and Shinn Estates host; so does Caci. (Caci is doing wine dinners every February Friday.) Other restaurants have special Valentine’s menus, all weekend through Tuesday. Greenport…

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Under African Skies; Martha Clara Wine & Cheese; Almost, Maine Last Shows

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The Highlights Friday February 3 – Sunday February 5 This weekend’s most special event is a documentary screening and Q & A at Peconic Landing: Under African Skies. Remember Paul Simon’s Grammy Award-winning Graceland album? This film chronicles Paul Simon’s return to South Africa to explore make it, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime. Followed by Q&A with bassist Bakithi Kumalo, who…

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Restaurant Week Last Chance; Almost, Maine; Tours, Tastings, Fondue

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Mussels are from aMano/A Lure; aMano is part of Restaurant Week The Highlights Friday January 27 – Sunday January 29 Restaurant week ends this weekend, so if you haven’t yet taken advantage, book your reservations now. Several stellar North Fork restaurants are participating. Head to Mattituck to enjoy the theater–Almost, Maine continues its run–or to Greenport to see the spectacular Bolshoi Ballet in HD. Shinn Estates offers its futures dinner, Sannino stages its vine to wine…

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Almost Maine, Sea Ducks, Téte de Cuvée Grand Champagne Tasting

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The Highlights Friday January 20 – Sunday January 22 The North Fork Community Theater opens its first 2017 performance, the play Almost, Maine. North Fork Audubon leads an outdoor walk to spot Arctic-nesting sea ducks. Sparkling Pointe holds its annual Téte de Cuvée Grand Tasting of sparkling wines. In addition to these special events, enjoy a wine dinner Friday night at Caci; learn history on Sunday; hike the woods or laugh yourself silly with good clean comedy on…

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Food for Body, Mind and Soul: Wine Dinners, Erudite Talks, Art and Music

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The Highlights Friday January 13 – Sunday January 15 Head to the Jedediah Hawkins speakeasy for a delicious wine dinner featuring Salt Bird Cellars, or to Petulant Wino for five courses paired with Waters Crest Wines, hosted by Jim Waters himself. Learn 9/11 history, local climate change impacts, telescope optics. Enjoy an art opening in Greenport, meet an artist already exhibiting at Martha Clara. Groove to a dozen concerts from rock to Baroque. The Listings  Friday…

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

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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…

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Happy New Year! Taste Sparkling, Enjoy Cabaret La Parisienne

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The Highlights Friday December 30 – Sunday January 1 Happy New Year! May the coming year be your best one yet! Friday night the special fun is Cabaret La Parisienne at the Southold Opera House. Great music, dancing, champagne & more, all for a good cause. Locals, get a start by sipping for free at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard. Saturday head to The Old Field for tastes of the last bottles of their 2007 champagne, and…

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Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!

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The Highlights Friday December 23 – Sunday December 25 Saturday night is both Christmas Eve and the first night of Hanukkah, and each day of the weekend has a minute or so more daylight than the one before it, as Wednesday was the winter’s solstice. So there’s a lot to celebrate, and we wish everyone a joyful weekend. Many places will be closed on Christmas Day and a few on Christmas Eve. Call ahead just in case….

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