Enchanted Trails, Antique Cars, Bats, Owls & Old Graves: Boo!

This weekend the North Fork offers families enchanted trails–nature strolls through fairy land to see how the magic people live.

Scientific types can enjoy the 36th annual astronomy jamboree at Southold’s public observatory, the Custer Institute.

History buffs have a few great, new options: the Cutchogue Historical Society’s antique car show–not just classic, properly antique–on the Cutchogue Village Green. The Southold Historical Society opens a new exhibit with a reception: No Peeking, A History of Prostitution on the North Fork. Just in time for the approaching ‘Day of the Dead’, Friday offers a guided tour of the Hashamomack Old Families’ Burying Ground.

Also appropriately, given the spooky, Halloween time of year, nocturnal creatures are the focus of three programs–one on bats and two on owls. The owl events have an expedition component.

In addition to the this-weekend-only fun above, the vineyards offer their usual tours and tastings, and as ever host live music up and down the North Fork.

Sunday night, the perfect end to the weekend is Noah’s Winemaker Sundays, this week pairing his creations with Bedell cellars.

 

The Highlights

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Festivals & Charity Events

Go Back In Time, Before ’49 with the Cutchogue Historical Society, scan the skies at the astronomy jamboree, or revel in Irish music and dance while supporting next year’s parade.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Wineries welcome you to tour and taste, while offering delicious local food.

Live Music

This week music plays up and down the fork, in a variety of settings and styles.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday three films screen, Saturday three exhibits open and an author signs books; galleries are open all weekend.

History

Check out an exhibit on local prostitution history, tour an old cemetery.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Wander fairy-enchanted trails, prowl for owls, or just enjoy our still beautiful weather and fully blooming plants.

Festivals & Charity Events

All Weekend

  • The 36th Annual Astronomy Jamboree, Southold. The Custer Institute, the oldest public observatory in Long Island, hosts a weekend celebrating astronomy. Some of it will occur at Stonybrook, but the best parts will be in Southold. Details.

Saturday

  • Get Ready for St. Pats, Cutchogue. The North Fork CofC brings out the Irish (Pipers, Stepdancers and musical entertainment ) as they begin organizing for the big parade. 12-4 pm.

Sunday

  • Back in Time, Before ’49, Cutchogue. Antique cars, costumes, food & fun. Details.
Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday

  • Winemaker’s Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Harbes Family Farm–Fall FunMattituck. Pick a pumpkin,  enjoy live music, wander the corn mazes and more. Spooky Corn Maze starts at 7 pm. Details
  • Friday at Dilberto WineryJamesport. Fresh baked pizza & two glasses of wine for $25. Details.
  • Jamesport Vineyards Serves Noah’s, Jamesport. Throughout the fall, Jamesport Vineyard’s new wood burning oven will  be baking deliciousness from Noah’s. 5-8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Winemaker’s Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard-Vine To Wine Tour, Peconic. 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.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse–Tours, Mattituck 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 pm. Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Harbes Family Farm–Fall FunMattituck. Pick a pumpkin,  enjoy live music, wander the corn mazes and more. Spooky Corn Maze starts at 7 pm. Details
  • Clovis Point-Yoga!Jamesport. Vinyasa yoga followed by wine tasting. 10 – 11:15 am. Details.
  • Jamesport Vineyards Serves Noah’s, Jamesport. Throughout the fall, Jamesport Vineyard’s new wood burning oven will  be baking deliciousness from Noah’s. 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Paumanok Vineyards-Oysters!Aquebogue. Paumanok Vineyards serves fresh, local oysters every Saturday and Sunday in October, 2-5 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Noah’s: Winemakers’ Dinner SeriesGreenportChef Noah‘s annual series of five course prix fixes, pairing a local winery with his fabulous local food. This week: Bedell Cellars, paired with this menu. Winemaker – Richard Olsen-Harbich. In the private dining room, starting at 6 pm. Details.
  • Winemaker’s Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard-Vine To Wine Tour, Peconic. 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.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards–Winemaker’s Walk, Cutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse-Tours, Mattituck 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.
  • Harbes Family Farm–Fall FunMattituck. Pick a pumpkin,  enjoy live music, wander the corn mazes and more. Spooky Corn Maze starts at 7 pm. Details
  • Jamesport Vineyards Serves Noah’s, Jamesport. Throughout the fall, Jamesport Vineyard’s new wood burning oven will  be baking deliciousness from Noah’s. 12-6 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto Winery-Barrel Tasting & ToursJamesport. Every Sunday in the fall, sample straight from the barrel. 11 am and 1 pm. Details.
  • Paumanok Vineyards-Oysters!Aquebogue. Paumanok Vineyards serves fresh, local oysters every Saturday and Sunday in October, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards-YogaRiverhead East,Yoga in the Vines, 11 am+ Details.
Live Music

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Film: Shut Up and LookShelter Island. A documentary from the Hamptons Take 2 Film Festival. From the website: “This film provides an intimate look at Richard Artschwager, an extraordinarily
    gifted and reclusive artist. He’s been called a pop artist, a conceptual artist, a minimalist, a master of the enigma, but none of these schools fit the range of his work. The artist says, “If you are a ‘school of’ you’re dead. The only way to keep from drowning is to be original.” The film provides an intimate look at this quirky, irreverent man, who late in life abandons a reclusive lifestyle and allows the camera into the private world of his studio, his life and his colorful past.”  7 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Finding Vivian Maier, Southold. Bring your lunch, and enjoy. Imdb: “A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers.” Details.
  • Matinee Film: BelleMattituckImdb:  “…inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Captain. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England…..” 1:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • New Exhibit & Artist Reception, GreenportOil & Water, by Carol Halliburton & Sally Gelling; paintings & photographs. Reception starts at 3 pm. Details.
  • Artists and Carafes Autumn Birch Painting Composition, Southold. ‘The original North Fork painting party. B.Y.O.B. Hosts offer live music, cheese and crackers, glasses and corkscrews. All materials and any needed instruction provided–unleash your inner artist. Choose  1-4 pm or 6:30-9:30 pm. 2 pm. Details.
  • New Exhibit Opens: ‘No Peeking’ – A History of Prostitution on the North Fork, Southold. The Southold Historical Society stages the exhibition, which features “a number of panels discussing the various madams who operated brothels in Greenport as well as the streetwalkers who were known to ply their trade there. It also discusses the life and career of Dr. J. Mott Heath, who not only provided much needed health care for the women involved but who also served as the long-time county coroner, as well as being the chief of staff and president of the board for Eastern Long Island Hospital.”  Details.
  • New Exhibit & Artist ReceptionCutchogueThe Still Life. Works by award-winning photographers, Harold Naideau and Steven Schreiber. Reception is 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Book Signing at Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east. Author Melissa Martin presents her Harvest Road. 2-5 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Bats! Fact and Fiction, Peconic. “Zoologist and bat expert Bill Schutt will discuss the natural history of bats, dispel some myths, and explain why they are such an important component in our natural world.” 2-4 pm.  Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. Quilty Pleasures: Four Centuries of Quilts. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island LibraryShelter Island. A celebration of local artists. Open when the library isDetails.
  • East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. Last weekend of the season! After Columbus Day, open by appointment. 1-5 pm   Details.
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenport. Oil & Water, by Carol Halliburton & Sally Gelling; paintings & photographs. Open when the library is.  Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingGreenport. The tasting room is showing “Maritime Madness” featuring the paintings of Wendy Small of Brooklyn and Cindy Pease Roe of Greenport. Open when the tasting room is, through Oct. 31st. Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. Starting October 3, showing East End Musings by Daniel Jones and James Sabaston. Open Thurs-Mon 12-5 pm.  Details.
  • Cindy Pease Roe Studio & Gallery, Greenport. Open by appointment. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • A History of Prostitution on the North Fork, Southold. The Southold Historical Society stages the exhibition, which features “a number of panels discussing the various madams who operated brothels in Greenport as well as the streetwalkers who were known to ply their trade there. It also discusses the life and career of Dr. J. Mott Heath, who not only provided much needed health care for the women involved but who also served as the long-time county coroner, as well as being the chief of staff and president of the board for Eastern Long Island Hospital.” Thurs-Sat 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Gallery CrossingPeconicFine Art of the East End, Paintings by Sharon Way-Howard. The gallery describes her work as involving a variety of mediums and including “landscapes, animal paintings and botanical illustrations.” Through Oct. 20. Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue, Exhibiting Jada Rowland, open when the library is.  Details.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogue. The Still Life. Works by award-winning photographers, Harold Naideau and Steven Schreiber. Gallery talk Nov. 9. Open Thurs-Sun 11-6 pm.  Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.  “New Beginnings” Paintings, Prints and Mixed Media by Lee Harned. Open when the library isDetails.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

History

Friday

  • Hashamomack Old Families’ Burying Ground VisitSouthold. Melissa Andruski leads the tour of the small, but richly historic burying ground. Rain date 10/24.  Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. The OHS has multiple galleries in several buildings, exhibiting works from four centuries. Thurs, Sat and Sun 2-5 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.
  • Southold Indian MuseumSouthold. Current Special Exhibit: Tobacco, Sacred to Profane, 5000 years of tobacco history on Long Island. Large permanent collection  includes the largest collection of Algonquin ceramic pottery and other treasures. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Historic BuildingsMattituck. The Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society has several historic buildings they are happy to show on weekends by appointment. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm–“Defense of the Eagle”Riverhead East.   Learn about an overlooked naval battle that took place right here on the shores of the Long Island Sound during the War of 1812! Hallockville commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of the Eagle which took place over three days in 1814. Fri-Sun 12-4 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Friday

  • Hashamomack Old Families’ Burying Ground Visit, Southold. Melissa Andruski leads the tour of the small, but richly historic burying ground. Rain date 10/24.  Details.
  • Owl Pellets & Prowl, Cutchogue. An owl pellet dissection is a memorable and fun way for students of any age  to learn about owl.  Following the dissection, Group for the East End staff will lead participants on a prowl through Downs Farm Preserve. 7-8:15 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Owl Prowl, Shelter Island. Bring binoculars, a flashlight, and wide open ears:  Owls are most vocal and active at sundown. 6-7:30 pm. Details
  • Enchanted Trails, Cutchogue. Wander the trails and see how the fairies live! Fun for the family. 11 am-4 pm. Details.

Ongoing

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