Wild Bees, Greenport Harbor Beer & Bread, Bedell Twilight Series Begins

Bee photo by Laura Klahre, who gives the talk tonight

Weekday Listings

Wed June 14 – Tu June 20

Tonight discover how little you actually know about bees and learn how to make your garden more productive with Laura Klahre‘s talk at the Mattituck-Laurel Library. If you’d prefer live music, go to North Fork Taps & Corks or enjoy the summer’s inaugural Wine Down Wednesday at Martha Clara.

Thursday join the community hulling strawberries for the festival’s delicious weekend treats and do the rides at a discount. Small fireworks show too.

Monday savor limited edition Greenport Harbor Brewing beers paired with artisanal breads, then head to First and South’s pig roast (or do that in reverse) or hear a local author share Civil War tales.

Tuesday take a birdwatching hike, enjoy live music at First & South, or go to the first Twilight Tuesday concert at Bedell’s Corey Creek.

The Daily Best

Wednesday, June 14
  • Shelter Island Historical SocietyShelter Island. Museum open 10 am-2 pm. Details
  • North Fork Taps & Corks: Open MicSouthold. Lots of talent stops in. Check videos on their Facebook page. 7 pm. Details.
  • Talk: Wild Bees/Native Pollinators, Mattituck-Laurel Library. Beekeeper Laura Klahre discusses native bees, which will help gardeners produce higher yields and larger fruits and vegetables. Bee bundle building materials provided. 6 pm. Details.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Works by Photographers Jim Sabiston & Mike McLaughlin. Open Wed. – Sun., 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. Through July 26, 2017. Details
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Wine Down Wednesdays, Sound Avenue. Wine, music & a food truck, all summer long. 6-9 pm. Details.
Thursday, June 15
  • Film: Hunt for the WilderpeopleFloyd Memorial Library GreenportIMDb: “A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.” 6 pm. Details
  • The 63rd Strawberry Festival: Hulling & Preview, Mattituck. Join the rest of the volunteers hulling the strawberries fueling all the weekend’s treats, starting at 5 pm, or enjoy the rides with a discount bracelet starting at 6:30 pm. Short fireworks show at 9:15; carnival ends for the night at 10:30 pm. Details. 
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Works by Photographers Jim Sabiston & Mike McLaughlin. Open Wed. – Sun., 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. Through July 26, 2017. Details
Friday to Sunday

For options beyond The Weekend’s Best, check out the listings at Edible East EndNorthforker.comNorthFork PatchSouthold LocalEast End GetawayNorth-Forks and Dan’s Papers.

Monday, June 19
  • Shelter Island Historical SocietyShelter Island. Museum open 10 am-2 pm. Details.
  • First and South: Pig Roast & Southern Tier BrewingGreenport. Each summer First and South hosts spectacular Monday night pig roasts and with each features a different brewery. The inaugural roast is with New Belgium Brewing. 5 pm. Details.
  • Sirens’ Song Gallery, GreenportZoological. An exhibit of animal prints and sculpture from the jungle, the woods, the pond, the sea, the sky, and fantasy. Local as well as international artists will be on view: Anneli Arms, Hilary North, Nancy Muller, Maureen Caouette, Ralph Caouette, Sigrid Sperzel, April Vollmer, Caroline Waloski. Fri-Mon. 12:30-6 pm. Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. open Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details. 
  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Beer & Bread Tasting, Peconic. Five beers paired with five breads by Blacksmith’s Breads. The beers are “OG”, meaning brewed in the small batch Original Greenport location. Two seatings, 3 pm and 7 pm. Details.
  • Author Talk: The Storytellers, Mattituck-Laurel Library. Local author, Bill Batcher, recounts the true stories of his ancestors, stories of brothers pitted against one another in the Civil War, and of their father, a powder monkey aboard a privateer in the War of 1812.  6:30 pm. Details.
Tuesday, June 20
  • First and South: Paddle TuesdaysGreenport. Every Tuesday, One Love Beach hosts paddling demos at 5 pm in rotating locations depending on wind, weather, and tide conditions. Bring your own board or rent one. The after paddle reunion is at First & South. Paddlers get a complimentary pint from the draft bar, and enjoy live music. This week Rob Europe. Contact One Love Beach at chris@onelovebeach.com or call the store at  (631) 333-2064. 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Bedell Cellars: Twilight Tuesdays, Southold. Bedell’s Corey Creek Tap Room offers live music, lawn games, glass specials and a food truck every Tuesday night. Tonight it’s The Days Beneath Us, and the food is Noah’s on the Road. 5-9 pm. Details.
  • North Fork Audubon: Breeding Birds at Dam Pond, Red House at Inlet Pond County Park. Meet at the Red House, head out together. June is breeding time for most birds. Check out wood, field and pond for breeding birds. Please register by calling Tom at 631-275-3202 or email tdamiani3@optimum.net. 8 am. Details.
(nearly)  Daily
  • Peconic Landing, Brecknock Hall GreenportSculpture Garden. Enjoy self-guided tours of the Art Without Barriers Sculpture Garden, the North Fork’s only interactive outdoor gallery with tactile elements. Park behind Brecknock Hall by the blue Art Without Barriers welcome kiosk. 10 am-4 pm. Details.
  • Floyd Memorial Library, GreenportWeather by the Light Painters. Through May 31. Open when the library isDetails
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. Fine Art.  Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details. 
  • Southold LibrarySoutholdDave Markel. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Castello Di Borghese VineyardsCutchogueSea Something, Save Something. Some of the multi-talented artists exhibiting are Kara Hoblin, Scott Bluedorn, Dalton Portella, Randee Post Daddona, Cindy Pease Roe, Peter Spacek, Idoline Duke, Dan Welden, Michele Dragonetti, Sarah Prescott and many more.  11 am -5 pm. Details
  • Jacqueline Penney Gallery & StudioCutchogue. A huge collection of the artist’s acrylic landscapes and other works.  Open year round. Details
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogueElizabeth Neels, Capturing Fleeting Moments Drawings, Oil Paintings, Watercolors. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituckDreams of Summer, Paintings by Carol Gold. Gold is a professional Mattituck artist whose oil landscapes, beaches and beautiful gardens emphasize space and color so that viewers often remark: “I feel I can walk right into your painting”. Also available as archival giclees. Open when the library isDetails.
  • William Ris GalleryJamesport. Large, diverse, frequently changing exhibits. 11-5 pm. Details.
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