ARTSI Open Studios on Shelter Island, Lenz Dinner in the Vines, Harbes Peach Festival, Sunset Cruise with San Simeon

The Highlights

Friday August 18 – Sunday August 20

Friday sip wine with oysters for a good cause at the Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center. Saturday join Lenz Winery for their 9th Annual Dinner in the Vines with guest Chefs from North Fork Table & Inn, or head to Greenport for the 40th Annual Fire Dept. Chicken BBQ. Taste local peaches at the Harbes Family Farm Peach Festival or check out the artists of Shelter Island at various open studios participating in ARTSI Sat-Sun. Take a sunset cruise on the Peconic Star II Sunday night to benefit San Simeon by the Sound. Enjoy live music at vineyards and restaurants across the North Fork all weekend.

The Listings 

Friday August 18 – Sunday August 20

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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.)

Oyster tasting & benefit at Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center, Greenport Fire Dept Chicken BBQ, Peach Festival at Harbes, Sunday night recording session at Little Creek; tours, tastings and more.

Live Music

Lots of concerts, indoors, outdoors, at vineyards & more

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Check out the artists of Shelter Island at various open houses participating in ARTSI on Saturday and Sunday. Antiques, Fine Arts and Crafts Show in Peconic, Art Demonstration by Dennis Coburn at Horton Point Lighthouse on Saturday. Book Signing on Sunday at Alex Ferrone Gallery; ongoing gallery exhibits.

History

Explore historic buildings.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

San Simeon Peconic Cruise Benefit on Sunday, Docktail Party in Greenport, Yoga at Sang Lee Farms; take a lighthouse cruise; get outside.

Food, Farm and Vineyard

(What’s happening at the vineyards, other than live music; (for live music at all venues, see that category) plus food and farm events too.)

Friday 

  • Suffolk County Marine Educ Center: Taste + Tour at the Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center, Southold. Come show your support for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Program, while enjoying Little Creek Oysters and wine! 6pm. Details.
  • Little Creek Oysters: Friday Night Bites- Oysters and Pintxos at Little Creek Greenport. Starting at 7pm on Friday we’ll spread the counter with a dizzying spread of skewered small bites, pour crisp cold wines and beers and wash away the week together! Of course our shuckers will be opening the finest our bays have to offer! 7 pm. Details
  • The Old Field: Tastings by the BaySouthold. Taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only bay front vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm.  Ticket includes a tasting of Blanc de Noir, steel fermented Chardonnay, barrel fermented Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and Commodore Perry Merlot; a cheese plate; and $20.00 towards wine purchases. 3 pm. Details
  • Lieb Cellars: Locals’ Night at Lieb Cutchogue. 20% off glasses and bottles for locals. Noah’s on the Road food truck. 4 pm. Details.
  • Tap Room at Corey Creek: Oyster Happy Hour Southold. Enjoy tap wines with local Southold oysters by Southold Bay Oysters. 4-7pm. Details.
  • McCall Wines – Tasting Room: Burger Night Cutchogue Fridays you can find the North Fork Food Truck serving McCall’s grass-fed beef burgers at the McCall Tasting room. 5-7pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Harbes Family Farm: Peach Festival, Mattituck. Come enjoy Harbes Farm & Vineyard’s First Annual Peach Festival! A two-day weekend celebration of Harbes own fresh-picked delicious peaches. 10am – 7pm Details.
  • Greenport Fire Department: 40th Annual Chicken BBQ, Greenport. Half chicken, baked potato, corn watermelon coleslaw & beverage. Donation $20 pre-sale $25 at the door. 4-7pm. Details.
  • Lenz Winery: 9th Annual Dinner in the Vines, Peconic. This amazing event includes the talents of a local chef and Lenz wines. The menu is inspired by the season and created using local ingredients. Guest Chefs include Stephan Bogardus & Claudia Fleming of the North Fork Table & Inn. 5:30-8:30pm. Details.
  • Peconic Cellar Door: Grand Opening, Peconic. Grand Opening party for the Peconic Cellar Door. Live music by Robin Sidor, food by Noah’s on the Road. 3-6pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Summer Harvest Basket Weaving Workshop, Riverhead. Barbara Blossey-Chuvalas, expert basket weaver, will introduce you to the “kicked-in” round base and end with a hand-carved 14 inch Tennessee oak handle. 10am – 4pm. Details.
  • The Old Field: Tastings by the BaySouthold. Taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only bay front vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm.  Ticket includes a tasting of Blanc de Noir, steel fermented Chardonnay, barrel fermented Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and Commodore Perry Merlot; a cheese plate; and $20.00 towards wine purchases. Two seatings: 12:30, 3 pm. Details
  • Pindar: Winery Tours, PeconicGo behind the scenes, inside the barrel and tank rooms, and view the production facility at Pindar Vineyards.  Find out how your favorite wine is made. Ticket includes a select tasting of five wines in the tasting room after the tour. 1-3 pm. Tickets & Details. 
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Harvest Moon ShellfishCutchogue. Fresh oysters–and in season–Scallops, harvested from the Peconic Bay. 11 am- 5 pm. Details
  • Shinn Estates: Vineyard, Winery & Barrel Cellar TourMattituck. Walk & learn the growing cycle of the vines and Shinn’s sustainable farming practices. Learn the history & philosophy of Shinn winemaking while seeing the unique gravity fed winemaking, native yeast fermentation, and barrel aging technique. Enjoy four estate wines after the walk. 1:30 pm. Details

Sunday 

  • Harbes Family Farm: Peach Festival, Mattituck. Come enjoy Harbes Farm & Vineyard’s First Annual Peach Festival! A two-day weekend celebration of Harbes own fresh-picked delicious peaches. 10am – 7pm Details.
  • Little Creek Oysters: All Sales are Vinyl: Recording session with “The Mudflats,” Greenport. Join LCO Sundays in August for recording sessions and be part of the album. This may mean some stops and starts, maybe the same song a few times, spontaneous combustion or other mishaps, but no matter what it should be fun! 7pm. Details.
  • The Old Field: Tastings by the BaySouthold. Taste wines with the winemaker/owner overlooking the only bay front vineyard.  Discuss growing techniques, winemaking, and history of this almost 100 year old family farm.  Ticket includes a tasting of blanc de noir, steel fermented chardonnay, barrel fermented chardonnay, cabernet franc, and Commodore Perry merlot; a cheese plate; and $20.00 towards wine purchases.  12:30 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Harvest Moon ShellfishCutchogue. Fresh oysters–and in season–Scallops, harvested from the Peconic Bay. 11 am- 5 pm. Details
  • Shinn Estates: Vineyard, Winery & Barrel Cellar TourMattituck. Walk & learn the growing cycle of the vines and Shinn’s sustainable farming practices. Learn the history & philosophy of Shinn winemaking while seeing the unique gravity fed winemaking, native yeast fermentation, and barrel aging technique. Enjoy four estate wines after the walk. 1:30 pm. Details.
  • Sang Lee Farms: Plant Medicine for Health & Healing. Peconic.  Learn the culinary and medicinal uses of several herbs growing at Sang lee. 10am – 12pm. Details.

Live Music

Friday

Saturday 

Sunday 

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday 

  • Southold Library: Movie Matinee: Harry and Snowman 2015,  Southold. Harry deLeyer journeys to the United States after World War II and develops a relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescues. In less than two years, Harry and his horse, Snowman, go on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nation’s blue bloods.  2pm. Details.
  • North Fork Table & Inn: Wendy Prellwitz at The North Fork Table & Inn,  Southold. Wendy Prellwitz, one of the South Street Gallery artists, will have some of her pieces on display at North Fork Table and Inn throughout this summer. Enjoy their wonderful summer menu and dine well alongside Wendy’s beautiful waterways and coastal scenes. Open when the restaurant is open. Details.

Saturday

  • The Eighth Annual Artists of Shelter Island Open Studio Event, Shelter Island. Artists of Shelter Island — ARTSI — is a great way to view art where it starts. Founded eight years ago by working Shelter Island artists of various disciplines and styles, ARTSI has become an annual summer highlight for visiting art lovers who come to the East End of Long Island and enjoy discovering the charming Shelter Island beaches, scenery, sites and dining just a ferry-ride away from the mainland, while meeting accomplished art professionals in their studios and viewing their work. 12-5pm. Details.
  • Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild: Antiques, Fine Arts and Crafts Show, Peconic. At the Peconic Recreation Center Annex (formally the Peconic School) Fine Art, Photography, Pottery, Jewelry, Quilted, Knitted, Crochet Items, Wood Crafts, Antiques, Silver, Collectibles, Vintage Treasures and more. Live Music. 9am-4pm. Details.
  • Southold Historical Society: Art Demonstration by Dennis Coburn,  Southold Renowned watercolor artist, Dennis Coburn, will be demonstrating his artistic techniques on the porch of the Horton Point : on August 19. He will be displaying his paintings of lighthouses as well as other subjects. 11:30am – 4pm Details.
  • Peconic Landing: Lyme & Tick Borne Diseases: What You Need to Know, Greenport. Featuring expert physicians from the Medical and Scientific Advisory Panels. In addition to physicians, this year’s program will also feature a leading Entomologist who will discuss the types of ticks found on Eastern Long Island. 10 – 11:30am. Details.
  • Movie Presentation: All About Solar EclipsesCuster Observatory. 7 pm. Details
  • Oysterponds Historical Society: Artisans and Makers ShowcaseOrient. Every Saturday through October browse the wares of artisans who traditional skills celebrate our heritage. Organized by the society and North Fork Gift. 10 am-1 pm. Details.
  • Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport“Elizabeth Malunowicz: Orientation.” Through September 17. Open when the library isDetails
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Artist in Residence: Andres Gonalez 2-5pm. Martha Clara Vineyards Sound Avenue. Come to the Tasting Room now through August 31st to see the artwork of Andres Gonzalez. Details.

Sunday

  • Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery: Book Signing – “Free as Gods: How the Jazz Age Reinvented Modernism”, Cutchogue. Art critic, curator, professor, and the new Director of Nassau County Museum of Art, Charles A. Riley, II will be presenting an illustrated lecture on his new book that features a lively, wide-ranging look at the connections inside the core group of avant-garde artists in Jazz Age Paris. 11am Details.
  • The Eighth Annual Artists of Shelter Island Open Studio Event, Shelter Island. Artists of Shelter Island — ARTSI — is a great way to view art where it starts. Founded eight years ago by working Shelter Island artists of various disciplines and styles, ARTSI has become an annual summer highlight for visiting art lovers who come to the East End of Long Island and enjoy discovering the charming Shelter Island beaches, scenery, sites and dining just a ferry-ride away from the mainland, while meeting accomplished art professionals in their studios and viewing their work. 12-5pm. Details.
  • VSOP Projects: ExhibitGreenport. “Daydreams and Nightmares” The group exhibition features works of art and design by Margot Bird, Kathleen Brewster, Kanik Chung, Kin & Company, Ben Hanisch, Morgan R. Hobbs, Noah Kalina, Anagabriele Loor, Kymia Nawabi, Kristin Oppenheim, Molly Rapp, Don Reitz, Calvin Rocchio, Caleb Smith and Dena Zemsky. Through Sept 25. 1-5pm. Details
  • Rosalie Dimon Gallery: Opening ReceptionJamesport. “Oil Paintings by David Peikon.” Open through October 25. 3-5pm. Details.  
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Artist in Residence: Joel Yoselowitz 2-5pm. Martha Clara Vineyards Sound Avenue. Come to the Tasting Room now through August 31st to see the artwork of Joel Yoselowitz. Details.

Ongoing 

  • Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery: Figurative, Cutchogue. Working with shadows, reflections and light, three award-winning fine art photographers, Linda K. Alpern, Patricia Beary and Larry Davis, present selected works on the human figure at Alex Ferrone Gallery on the North Fork. Runs through August 27. 6pm Details.
  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Visit Village Hall, and its six exhibit rooms. Fri, Sun 2-5 pm; Sat 11 am-5 pm. Details
  • Peconic Landing, Brecknock Hall Greenport. Sculpture 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.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingGreenportMasters of the Majestic, an exhibit of Peter Brauné photographs made at Wooden Boatworks of Greenport featuring two 8 Metre Yachts designed in 1930 by Wm. Fife III. The photos show these yachts in the early stages of construction when their majestic forms begin to appear in thin air at the hands of master shipwrights. Open when the tasting room is. Details.
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Thurs-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5. Details.
  • Sirens’ Song Gallery, GreenportPhosphorescence. Paintings, intaglio, and relief prints, decorative arts inspired by the essence and romance of the sea. Fri-Mon. 12:30-6 pm. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenportImagined, New Dimensions in Digital Art Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details.   
  • VSOP ProjectsGreenport. A wide range of art Wed-Mon, 11 am-6 pm. Closed Tues. Details
  • Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical MuseumSouthold. The Southold Historical Society’s Sound-side treasure. 11:30 am -4 pm. Details
  • Southold LibrarySoutholdEn Plein Air by students of instructor Suzzanne Fokine. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Lenz WineryPeconicAscension is a collection of abstract paintings influenced by different elements of nature, created by the artists of Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. Open when the tasting room is. 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. Youth Art Show. Sat 10 am -5 pm, Sun Noon-5 pm. Details
  • Castello Di Borghese VineyardsCutchogueColors from the Air, recent paintings and monoliths by Patricia Feiler. Her colorful landscapes, feature a tapestry of scenes that invite the viewer to step in and have a closer look. There are cherry blossoms bursting alongside lush spring greens, expansive beach scenes with body surfers crashing through waves, vintage sailboat races, and still water reflections. A portion of the proceeds benefits East End Arts. 11 am-5 pm. Details.  
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogueNeighbors A group show w/Joanne Auwaerter, Shelley Scoggins, Glenn McNab. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituckLois in Wonderland, Paintings by Lois Levy. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Clovis Point VineyardsJamesport. Now showing Lynda Wagner. Through July 2. Details.
  • William Ris GalleryJamesport. Large, frequently changing collection of fine and contemporary art. 11-5 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara VineyardsSound Avenue. Martha Clara Vineyard’s current artist in residence is Joel Yoselowit.  Details.
  • North Fork Chocolate CompanyAquebogue. Exhibit by Biscari Art Studio. Steven Biscari Amaral local Artist, Entrepreneur, Chef and Chocolatier. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

History

Friday

Saturday

  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Visit historic Village Hall and its six exhibit rooms. 2-5 pm. Details. 
  • Sylvester ManorShelter Island. Explore the Women of the Manor exhibit, which shows images and stories of several female Sylvester descendants, paying homage to the women, enslaved and free, who lived and worked in the house and on the grounds. 11 am-3 pm. Details.
  • East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. New and refreshed exhibits.  11 am – 5 pm. Details. 
  • Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical MuseumSouthold. The Southold Historical Society’s Sound-side treasurer. 10 am -4 pm. Details
  • Southold Historical Society, SoutholdThe Homefront. An exhibit commemorating 100 years since the U.S. entered WWI. The exhibit focuses on the Town of Southold in the years 1917 -1918 and the young men & women who went to war in France. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical SocietyCutchogue. Explore historic buildings on the Green. 1-4 pm. Details

Sunday

  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Historic Village Hall and its six exhibit rooms. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. New and refreshed exhibits.  11 am – 5 pm; Details
  • Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical MuseumSouthold. The Southold Historical Society’s Sound-side treasure. 11:30 am -4 pm. Details
  • Southold Historical Society, SoutholdThe Homefront. An exhibit commemorating 100 years since the U.S. entered WWI. The exhibit focuses on the Town of Southold in the years 1917 -1918 and the young men & women who went to war in France. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical SocietyCutchogue. Explore historic buildings on the Green. 1-4 pm. Details

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Learn about our many beautiful parks and beaches here, and our boat ramps and marinas here.

Friday

Saturday 

  • Docktail Party, Peconic Cruise Line Greenport. Come aboard to say hello, tour our boat, check out the renovations & relax on deck! Live music by Ev Corwin. Drink specials, free admission, cash bar. Details.
  • Free Tai Chi in Mitchell ParkGreenport. All ages; beginners welcome. Every Saturday through September 16. 9 am. Details.
  • Farmers’ Market, Greenport. We have farmstands up and down the Fork, but not in the heart of Greenport. So instead there’s a farmer’s market! Every Saturday 10 am- 2 pm. Details.
  • Bug Light Cruise & TourEast End Seaport Museum & Railroad Dock Greenport. This lighthouse excursion includes: round-trip cruise, narrated tour and time to explore inside the iconic Long Beach Bar “Bug” Lighthouse. 4-6 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • San Simeon Goes to Sea Sunset Cruise Fundraiser, Greenport. The Sunset Cruise is a Fundraiser for San Simeon by The Sound Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation. Tickets are $75 each and include beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres and a raw bar. A cash bar is also available. DJ & dancing aboard The Peconic Star II which is docked at the foot of 3rd Street in Greenport. 6-8pm. Details.
  • Yoga on the Farm: Sang Lee Farms, Peconic. Wake up to the peaceful tranquility of our Organic Farm with this unique wellness experience led by yoga & mindfulness teacher, Rebekah Smith. 8-9:30am. Details.
  • Raft Up Party At The Cove! Strong’s Marine, Mattituck. Join the party with others who share your passion for boating and relaxing aboard their boats. We’ll gather in “The Cove” at Robins Island. 12-3pm.  Details.

Ongoing: Check out all our beaches and parks.

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