Food for Belly, Soul and Mind: Wine & Foodie Events, Arts, Music & St. Pat’s!

2010 St Pats Easter

The Highlights

Friday March 10 – Sunday March 12

With two delicious wine dinners (Sannino Bella Vita at Caci and Salt Bird Cellars at Petulant Wino), special library wine tastings (The Old Field and Lenz), pairings with chocolate (Pindar), classes and tours, our vineyards and restaurants offer a lot this weekend. Our arts are on display too–from dramatic readings of letters from the past 2,000 years to author talks, meet the artists, interesting lectures and a dozen concerts there’s lots of food for your mind too. Plus a St. Pat’s parade!

Winterfest events that take place on the North Fork proper are included below. Full Winterfest listings here.

The Listings 

Friday March 10 – Sunday March 12

(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.)

Our vineyards and restaurants are full of delicious fun: wine dinners, special tastings, unusual tours–even raffles!

Live Music

Perlman offers a couple of great concerts, Irish music honors St. Pat, and a dozen more concerts…

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Meet artists, authors, enjoy dramatic readings and interesting talks.

History

Learn North Fork history, truths and myths about our slavery era via a special talk. Explore our historic hamlets

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Stargaze at Custer; enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cutchogue.

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

  • Caci: Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard Wine Futures DinnerSouthold. Several courses of fabulous deliciousness. Menu & Details.
  • North Fork Chocolate Company: Chocolate FondueAquebogue. Enjoy dipping treats into melted, homemade chocolate–fruits, marshmallow, graham crackers and much more. 2-7 pm. Details
  • Palmer Vineyards: Trivia NightSound Avenue. Matt Cereola, “Jeopardy champion”, “Nobel Laureate”, and “former NASA astronaut” hosts. Half-price tasting flights & glasses. 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Petulant Wino: Salt Bird Cellars Winter Wine Dinner, Aquebogue. Join the Saltbird Cellars winemaker and explore the culinary evolution of local wine and food on the North Fork. 7 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • The Old Field Vineyards: Vertical Merlot Tasting and Box Lunch, Southold. Take a seat in the cozy tasting barn with Ros and Perry, the only Mother/Daughter winemaking team on Long Island, and learn about their strategies for growing Merlot grapes and producing wine. After a tasting of 5 different vintages of Merlot, enjoy a boxed lunch and a discount on our current Merlot vintages for sale. 12:30 pm. Details.
  • Sparkling Pointe: Sparkling Wine and Cheese Pairing Series, the Cheeses of America’s East CoastSouthold. Artisanal cheeses paired with a flight of three wines. Noon-5 pm. Details
  • Osprey’s Dominion: St. Patrick’s Day Party, Peconic. Live music, Irish Soda Bread tasting, Greenport Harbor Ale too. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Lenz Winery: Annual Library Tasting, Peconic. Taste some of Lenz’s favorites; limited seating. 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Pindar Vineyards: St. Patrick’s Day Party; North Fork Chocolate Pairing & More, Peconic. North Fork Chocolate Pairing, featuring the perfect complements to Pindar wine, along with a St. Patrick’s Day Basket Giveaway. Everyone who purchases a tasting will receive a raffle ticket. We’ll give away twelve baskets throughout the day. Be sure to ask about the specialty beer we will feature to celebrate. Irish music by Bob Kearney. Complimentary Irish Soda Bread will be served. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker’s WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Tours & Barrel TastingMattituck. Shinn 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.
  • Clovis Point Winterfest!: Art Show Meet & Greet With Photographer Mike McLaughlin, Jamesport. Meet photography Mike McLaughlin, a research analyst by trade, who splits his time living and working in Manhattan with weekends at a cottage atop a bluff in Riverhead. His work has been exhibited throughout the East End, has been published in print and online, and is in many private collections. 1-5 pm. Details
  • Martha Clara Vineyards Winterfest!: Cellar Experience, Mattituck. Join Winemaker Juan E. Micieli- Martinez for a cellar tour at Premium Wine Group in Mattituck.1 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Sparkling Pointe: Winterfest The Art of Wine – Unraveling Méthode Champenoise Winery Tour & Varietal TastingSouthold. An in-depth tour of the vineyard and winery, plus an educational tasting of their three varietals, still and sparkling. 1-3 pm. Details
  • Waters Crest Winery: Book Signing, Cutchogue. Meet Catherine D’Angelo Meade the author of Chance of Rain. Receive a complimentary glass of wine with the purchase of the book. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • 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.
  • Bridge Lane: Free Tasting FlightsMattituck. Sunday funday throughout February and March. One per customer, doesn’t apply to large groups. 12-7 pm. Details.  
  • Diliberto Winery: Sundays with Grandma, Jamesport.  These Sunday afternoon affairs feature a pasta demonstration, three-course homemade meal paired with our award-winning wines, live music including classic Italian songs, and more! These events sell out–get your ticket soon. 1 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Wine 101, Sound Avenue. Get started on your wine loving journey! Discuss the basics of wine making, wine tasting, the Long Island wine region, and of course, the history of beautiful Martha Clara Vineyards. 1 pm. Details.
Live Music

Friday: 

Saturday 

  • Perlman Music Program: Alumni Recital with Francesca Anderegg, Shelter Island. Francesca Anderegg performs on violin, with pianist John Root. Lauded for her “exceptional performances” and “fiery interpretation,” Francesca delivers elegant and impassioned accounts of contemporary and classical music. She has collaborated with the leading musicians of the concert stage, including Itzhak Perlman, Pierre Boulez, and the musicians of the Ensemble Intercontemporain. She had her Carnegie Hall debut in 2008, and has appeared in all of New York’s major venues. 5 pm. Details.
  • Osprey’s DominionPeconic. Magee Brothers. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicRob Europe, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconic. Bob Carney. Plus: St Patrick’s Day celebration with Gift Basket raffles! DazzleBar – Jewelry, Hand Bags & accessories in Lobby. 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Raphael VineyardPeconicJeff & Ashley. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Lieb CellarsCutchogueTBA3-6 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake Vineyards, LaurelTouché, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesportRobert Bruey, 1:30-5:30 pm. Details
  • Jason’s VineyardJamesportTBA, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Sherwood House VineyardJamesportTBA, 2-6 pm. Details
  • Palmer VineyardsSound Avenue. Liam Maney, 1-5 pm. Details.

Sunday 

  • Perlman Music Program: Works in Progress ConcertShelter Island. The Perlman Music Program’s exceptional students will present a free concert of classical masterworks. 2:30 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconic. East End Trio, 4-7 pm. Details.
  • Raphael VineyardPeconic. Sahara. 1-4 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportPeter Kanelous, 1:30-5:30 pm. Details
  • Jason’s VineyardJamesportTBA, 1-5 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Talk: Along the North Fork; Myths, Folk Tales and Legends vs Realties of Slavery, Peconic Landing Greenport. Historian Sandi Brewster-Walker will give a talk on the Early Native American, People of Color and Slavery on the North Fork and early Southold, exploring the realities of slavery based on over 40 years of researching Long Island People of Color’s history. Presented by Southold Historial Society. 4 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Brooklyn, Southold Free Library. “An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catched up with her, however she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Based on the book by Colm Toibin.” 1:30 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Manchester by the SeaMattituck-Laurel Library. “An uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies. ” 1:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Author Talk: See You in the Streets, Floyd Memorial Library Greenport. Ruth Sergel presents her book See You in the Streets: Art, Action, and Remembering the Shirtwaist Factory Fire. 3 pm. Details
  • Art Show Meet & Greet: Photographer Mike McLaughlin, Clovis Point Vineyard Jamesport. Meet photography Mike McLaughlin, a research analyst by trade, who splits his time living and working in Manhattan with weekends at a cottage atop a bluff in Riverhead. His work has been exhibited throughout the East End, has been published in print and online, and is in many private collections. 1-5 pm. Details

Sunday

  • Talk: A Bird’s Eye View of Climate Change, Peconic Community Center. Lynsy Smithson-Stanley, Deputy Director of Climate & Strategic Initiatives for National Audubon Society presents the lessons from Audubon’s Birds and Climate Change Report. 314 North American bird species could lose more than half of their current ranges by 2080 due to rising temperatures. More than half of bird species on the continent are at risk—but there are reasons for hope. By identifying which birds are most sensitive to climate change and where those changes are most likely to occur, this research provides a roadmap for future conservation and advocacy efforts. Also learn about Audubon’s Climate Initiative, the organizational response to this threat, including what steps people can take to address the climate change threat in their backyards, in their communities, in the Important Bird Areas (IBAs) near their homes, and in the state houses. 2 pm. Details.
  • Book Signing: Chance of Rain, Waters Crest Winery Cutchogue. Meet Catherine D’Angelo Meade the author of Chance of Rain. Receive a complimentary glass of wine with the purchase of the book. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Performance: Letterati, Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library. Dramatic readings of letters written over the past two thousand years. Created and performed by Kathy and Terry Brockbank. A meet-the-performers reception follows. 2 pm. Details.

Ongoing 

  • Floyd Memorial Library: Greenport Student Art ShowGreenport. Paintings. Through March 1. 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 GalleryGreenport.  Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details.   
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. The works of Ed Graham.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • Jacqueline Penney Gallery & StudioCutchogue. A huge collection of the artist’s acrylic landscapes and other works.  Open year round. Details
  • Castello Di Borghese VineyardsCutchogue. The gallery and event spaces showcases edgy, interesting art. Details
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogueLarge Watercolors by Cathy Campbell. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueArial Observations, works by Alex Ferrone. Through May 14. Sa/Su 11 am-5 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituckPhotography by The Light Painters, a North Fork Based photography club. Theme: Weather. Images will show the beauty and light of subjects including unusual cloud formations, dramatic skies, mysterious fogs and more.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • Clovis Point VineyardsJamesport. Photographer Mike McLaughlin, through March 11. Details.
  • William Ris GalleryJamesport. A large selection of fine art. 11-5 pm. Details.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Works by Artists Steve Alpert & James Slezak. Open Wed. – Sun., noon to 10 pm. Through May 3, 2017. Details 
  • Martha Clara VineyardsSound Avenue. Martha Clara Vineyard’s current artist in residence is Mark Ahrens.  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

  • Talk: Along the North Fork; Myths, Folk Tales and Legends vs Realties of SlaveryPeconic Landing Greenport. Historian Sandi Brewster-Walker will give a talk on the Early Native American, People of Color and Slavery on the North Fork and early Southold, exploring the realities of slavery based on over 40 years of researching Long Island People of Color’s history. Presented by Southold Historial Society. 4 pm. Details.

Saturday 

Sunday 

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday 

  • Custer Observatory: StargazingSouthold. 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
  • 13th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Cutchogue. The North Fork Chamber of Commerce hosts this fun annual tradition. Come down to Main Road, dine, shop and cheer the parade on. 2 pm. Details.

Sunday

Ongoing

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