Happy Earth Day! Art, Outdoor Fun, Dandelions, Bald Eagles, Wine & Music

Photo Credit: Rick Kedenburg

The Highlights

Friday April 21 – Sunday April 23

Celebrate Earth Day with a festival at Downs Farm Preserve on Saturday, or at a Dandelion Festival at KK’s The Farm Sunday, or at an eco-art exhibit opening and reception at William Ris Gallery Saturday. Another approach is to celebrate the bounty of the earth by enjoying our fabulous food and wine, such as at a winemaker’s dinner at Caci (featuring Borghese Vineyards.)

Enjoy special concerts, poetry performances, interesting lectures and much more. One talk is about local bald eagles, hence the cover photo.

The Listings 

Friday April 21 – Sunday April 23

(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.)

Wine class, barrel tastings, wine dinner, happy hour with dogs, oysters, artists, poetry–it’s all happening in the vineyards & breweries.

Live Music

More than a dozen concerts, including a couple of specials: bluegrass stars on Shelter Island, lute players paying tribute to Gallileo at the Custer Observatory.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Poetry events, interesting talks (local bald eagles! Film stars!), an art exhibit opens with a reception.

History

Two interesting talks

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Enjoy Earth Day outdoors

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: Winemaker Dinner with Borghese Vineyards, SoutholdFive beautiful, fresh courses thoughtfully paired with Borghese wine. The last in the April winemaker dinner series. 6:30 pm. Details
  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Yappy Hour, Peconic. A celebration of dogs! Growlers biscuits for dogs, beer for humans. 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Diliberto Winery: Poetry NightJamesport.  Enjoy poetry readings including a featured reading by Suffolk County Poet Laureate Robert Savino. Wine and pizza will be available for purchase. Make reservations through the Riverhead Library  library by calling 631.727.3228.5 pm. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards: Plant, Pour, Pick-Bud BreakSound Avenue. Learn the history of the vineyard with the vineyard manager and winemaker. Tickets include tastes of the newest releases and tapas. Noon-3 pm. Details. 

Saturday

  • 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.
  • Bridge Lane: Taste the North Fork 2nd Annual Pop-Up SeriesMattituck. Every Saturday in April Bridge Lane features some of our fave local shops and artisans in our tasting room. This Saturday, Fork and Anchor. Popular, handmade snacks from the famous East Marion deli and general store. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Clovis Point: Awww, Shucks!Jamesport. Enjoy Peconic Gold Oysters, an art show, and live music. Reserve a table. 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Meet the Artist, Sound Avenue. Meet Carlina Valenti, the artist in residence. 2-5 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Waters Crest Winery: Barrel Tasting, Cutchogue. Winemaker Jim Waters will serve tastings of our 2015 and 2016 Reds. Tasting wine from a barrel gives you some understanding, and appreciation, for the transformation it will go through before making it to the bottle. We’ll also go down memory lane with specials on our 2013 Reds. 2-4 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.
Live Music

Friday

Saturday 

  • Sylvester Manor, Shelter IslandThe Slocan Ramblers. Fabulous bluegrass. Two shows in the living room, 6 & 8 pm. Details.
  • Custer Observatory, Southold. Galileo Galilei, the legendary “father of modern science” was a member of a distinguished family of virtuoso lutenists and was an accomplished lutenist himself. To celebrate him, lutenist Christopher Morrongiello and the Long Island vocal quartet Vox Aquarum perform songs, solos, madrigals and monodies composed by Vincenzo and Michelagnolo Galilei and their illustrious contemporaries. 7 pm. Details.
  • Osprey’s DominionPeconic. The Earthtones, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicBangers and Mash, 5-8 pm. Details
  • Pindar, Peconic. Jen Kane, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Lieb CellarsCutchogueThe Second Hands3-6 pm. Details. Limited seating. Reservations highly recommended. E-mail jul@liebcellars.com.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurelJoe Hampton, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportPeter Kanelous, 1:30 pm. Details
  • Sherwood House VineyardJamesportTBA, 2-6 pm. Details

Sunday 

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Talk: Long Island and the Civil WarPeconic Landing Greenport.  Although no battles were fought on Long Island, the Civil War affected everyone of the 101,000 people living in current-day Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. Join author Bill Bleyer for a discussion on his book, Long Island and the Civil War. More than 3,000 young men answered their country’s call to preserve the Union by serving in the army or navy. There were training camps for regiments on their way to the front and Confederate ships marauding within eight miles of Montauk. Hosted by the Southold Historical Society. 4 pm. Details
  • Audubon Talk: Bald Eagles of Long IslandPeconic Lane Community Center. After nearly a century of absence, Bald eagles are once again nesting on Long Island!  Learn about this amazing bird and how they staged one of the most remarkable conservation success stories of our time. The presentation will cover various aspects of natural history, the former abundance of Bald Eagles in NY State, and how our national symbol was restored to grandeur. Mike Scheibel has been the Natural Resources Manager at The Nature Conservancy, Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island since 1996. Prior to working for TNC, Mike was a Senior Wildlife Biologist for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  Among much else, he initiated the local endangered species program, surveying and managing a diverse group of non-game species including osprey, bald eagle, piping plover and tiger salamander. Hosted by North Fork Audubon. 7:30 pm. Details
  • Matinee Film: A Man Called OveMattituck-Laurel Library. “Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. Swedish with English subtitles. ” 1:30 pm. Details.
  • Poetry Night, Diliberto Winery Jamesport.  Enjoy poetry readings including a featured reading by Suffolk County Poet Laureate Robert Savino. Wine and pizza will be available for purchase. Make reservations through the Riverhead Library  library by calling 631.727.3228.5 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Exhibit: In Your Easter Bonnet, Southold Historical Society. The Society’s spring exhibit in the Anne Currie Bell House. 1-4 pm. Details
  • Talk: Sophia Loren & Marcello Mastroianni, Southold Free Library. Discover the lives and work of one of the greatest screen couples of the 20th century during the Golden Age of Italian cinema.  By Marilyn Carmine.  1 pm. Details.
  • Art Exhibit Opening and Reception: eARThNOFO, William Ris Gallery Jamesport. Celebrate Earth Day with the artists: Berges Alvarez, Eve Behar, Marissa Bridge, Erin Daniels, Anahi DeCanio, Judy Rosenthal, Sherry Schreiber & Ted Thereby. Exhibit features paintings, mixed media using sustainable earth friendly and repurposed materials, weaving and ceramics. Reception 4-8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Presentation: Emily Dickinson’s Garden of Flowers and Poems, Mattituck-Laurel Library. Enjoy a fascinating PowerPoint presentation of Emily Dickinson’s beloved flowers and the poems they inspired. Participants can enter a free raffle to win a plant. 2 pm. Details.
  • Talk: Farming History of the Wickhams on the North Fork, Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society. Thomas Wickham of Cutchogue assisted by sister Parnell Wickham presents. 2 pm. Details.

Ongoing 

  • Floyd Memorial Library, GreenportThe Site of Poetry, The Poetry of Sight. The material presence of a poem lets us consider our experience of language before and beyond what the words say. Through April 30. 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.   
  • Industry Standard BarGreenport.  Experience foreign travel through Madison Fender’s photography, portraits from her month in Indonesia and two months motorbiking through Vietnam. Through MayDetails.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. Multi-media pieces by Southold High School students, curated by art instructor, Dan Gosnell.  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
  • Old Town Arts and Crafts GuildCutchogue. Youth Art Show. Sat 10 am -5 pm, Sun Noon-5 pm. Details
  • Castello Di Borghese VineyardsCutchogue. The 6th Annual DOWNrightART. Amazing works of artists with Down syndrome. Through April 22. 11 am -5 pm. Details
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogueInteriors by North Fork Artists. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueSpring into Collecting, an eclectic selection of color and black & white works of varied artistic styles and subject matter by nine regional artists. Available for the fine art photography admirer and collector for purchase or viewing are works by Ennid Berger, Michael Edelson, Scott Farrell, Alex Ferrone, Richard Gardner, Ray Germann, Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Mike McLaughlin, and Alex Vignoli. Through May 14. Sa/Su 11 am-5 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituck. Annual Mattituck H.S. Student Art Show. The show is a mixture of art portfolio projects from grades 9-12, which was completed under the direction art teachers Dina Rose and Michael Jablonski. The exhibition will have work representative of drawings, paintings, and digital photography. The exhibit will feature artwork from students who participate in NYSATA Art Portfolio. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Clovis Point VineyardsJamesport. Now showing Good Ground Artists. Details.
  • William Ris GalleryJamesport. eARThNOFO, Paintings, mixed media using sustainable earth friendly and repurposed materials, weaving and ceramic by: Berges Alvarez, Eve Behar, Marissa Bridge, Erin Daniels, Anahi DeCanio, Judy Rosenthal, Sherry Schreiber & Ted Thereby. 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 Reme Roland.  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: Long Island and the Civil War, Peconic Landing Greenport.  Although no battles were fought on Long Island, the Civil War affected everyone of the 101,000 people living in current-day Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. Join author Bill Bleyer for a discussion on his book, Long Island and the Civil War. More than 3,000 young men answered their country’s call to preserve the Union by serving in the army or navy. There were training camps for regiments on their way to the front and Confederate ships marauding within eight miles of Montauk. Hosted by the Southold Historical 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
  • Downs Farm Preserve: Earth Day Celebration, Cutchogue. Live animal demonstrations, nature crafts, a seed planting table, and more .As part of the day’s activities, the Peconic Land Trust’s Tim Caufield will lead a walk starting at 11:00 a.m. through the trails on a portion of this 100+ acre preserve. Hear from Tim the story of the conservation of this National Historic Landmark undertaken by the Trust, neighbors, the Town and Suffolk County. Organized by Group for the East End in partnership with the Peconic Land Trust and other local organizations.  10 am-2 pm. Details

Sunday

  • Dandelion festival, KK’s The Farm Southold. Adorn yourself with dandelions and celebrate the importance of the dandelion plant. There will be educational lectures, live music, family crafts, face painting and delicious wild edible tastings. 11 am-5 pm. Details

Ongoing

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