Winterfest Final Weekend; Be a Winemaker; Moonshine Party; Erin Go Brine

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The Highlights

Friday March 17 – Sunday March 19

Enjoy Winterfest’s last weekend with music at Clovis Point, a special wine pairing at Bedell, a rosé tasting at Palmer, and much more. (Winterfest events that take place on the North Fork proper are included below. Full Winterfest listings here.)

Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard invites you be a winemaker for a day; blend your own bottle. Old Tymer moonshine celebrates its first year with a day-long party. Greenport Harbor Brewing celebrates St. Pat’s with the salty help of Little Creek Oysters and Backyard Brine pickles, and Osprey’s Dominion throws a party for the saint too. In fact, our wineries are hopping with lots of tastings, tours, art & music. Check out the listings.

The Female of the Species, a comedic play, opens Friday and runs for three weeks. A couple of art exhibits open, one at Greenport Harbor Brewing in Greenport, and one at Castello di Borghese in Cutchogue.

The Listings 

Friday March 17 – Sunday March 19

(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: Martha Clara Vineyards Wine DinnerSouthold. Several courses of fabulous deliciousness. Menu & Details.
  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Erin Go Brine, Peconic. The crew from Little Creek Oysters will be shuckin’ and Backyard Brine Pickles will bring the rest of the briney goodness. Beers and spears pairings! Some Irish eats round out the menu. Live music fireside by Hat Trick. Newly released brews on tap and Jamesport Vineyard wine available. Slainte! 5-8:30 pm. 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

Saturday

  • Sparkling Pointe: Sparkling Wine and Cheese Pairing Series, the Cheeses of America’s West CoastSouthold. Artisanal cheeses paired with a flight of three wines. Noon-5 pm. Details
  • Osprey’s Dominion: St. Patrick’s Day PartyPeconic. Live music, Irish Soda Bread tasting, Greenport Harbor Ale too. 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Be a Winemaker for a Day, Peconic. VIP Blending Session. At Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, you have the opportunity to be a winemaker for a day. With this exclusive session, you and your guest will have the chance to learn how to blend a custom bottle of wine as you learn about life as a vintner. 12 pm. Details.
  • Pindar Vineyards: Barrel TastingsPeconic. Tour the Production Facility; experience how wines taste from the barrel, then enjoy a private tasting in the winery served with assorted cheeses and meats.1-3 pm. Details
  • Pindar: Riesling & Irish Soda BreadPeconic. Complimentary Irish Soda Bread paired with Pindar Riesling. 11 am-5 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker’s WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Art Exhibit OpeningCutchogue. The 6th Annual DOWNrightART. Amazing works of artists with Down syndrome. April 19th.11 am -5 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.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards Winterfest!: Cellar ExperienceMattituck. Join Winemaker Juan E. Micieli- Martinez for a cellar tour at Premium Wine Group in Mattituck. 1 pm. Details.
  • Old Tymer Moonshine: 1st Anniversary Party, Sound Avenue. Live music, local food, lots of moonshine-1/2 price drinks all day. 1-7 pm. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards: Ready. Set. Rosé, Sound Avenue. Taste the 2016 Rosés before their release, including the sparkling. 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
  • Pindar: Riesling & Irish Soda Bread, Peconic. Complimentary Irish Soda Bread paired with Pindar Riesling. 11 am-5 pm. Details.
  • Bedell Cellars Winterfest!: Popup Wine Pairing with Humbolt and Jackson, Cutchogue.  Enjoy Bedell wines paired with passed hors d’oeuvres by Brooklyn’s acclaimed Humboldt & Jackson.  A casual party with live music. 3 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.  
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Wine 101Sound 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: 

  • Shelter Island Presbyterian Church: Scottish Music!, Shelter Island. The vibrant musical traditions of Scotland and Cape Breton take on new life in the hands of Katie McNally (“the new face of Scottish fiddling in America” – Living Tradition) and Neil Pearlman (“a tremendous pianist” -BBC Radio Scotland). Based in Boston, MA, this young musical couple is making waves internationally with their fresh approaches to traditional forms. Just returned from recording a brand new album at the legendary Lakewind Sound in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Katie and Neil will put on a high energy show that is not to be missed! 7:30 pm. Details.
  • Deepwater Bar and GrilleGreenportTBA. 6-9 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicHat Trick, 5-8 pm. Details.
  • Lieb CellarsCutchogue. The Second Hands, 6-9 pm. Details.

Saturday 

Sunday 

  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicRon Rothman & Southold Slim, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Raphael VineyardPeconic. Chuck Colombo. 1-4 pm. Details
  • Cutchogue New Suffolk Library: Chamber Music, CutchogueCanta Libre ensemble performs. 2 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurelGeorge Barry, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportBryan Gallo, 1:30-5:30 pm. Details
  • Jason’s VineyardJamesportTBA, 1-5 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Matinee Film: Girl on a TrainMattituck-Laurel Library. “A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life. ” 1:30 pm. Details.
  • Theater: The Female of the Species, North Fork Community Theater. A comedy about author Margot Mason, fearless pioneer of the Women’s Liberation movement in the 1970s now suffering from writer’s block.  Molly Rivers, student, idealist and daughter of one of Margot’s most dedicated followers stops by, handcuffs Margot to the desk and pulls a gun. 8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Art Opening and Reception: Tide+AL, Greenport Harbor Brewing. 6-9:30 pm. featuring the nautical inspired artwork of acclaimed East End artists Scott Bluedorn and Cindy Pease Roe. Details
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Art Exhibit OpeningCutchogue. The 6th Annual DOWNrightART. Amazing works of artists with Down syndrome. April 19th.11 am -5 pm. Details
  • Theater: The Female of the SpeciesNorth Fork Community Theater. A comedy about author Margot Mason, fearless pioneer of the Women’s Liberation movement in the 1970s now suffering from writer’s block.  Molly Rivers, student, idealist and daughter of one of Margot’s most dedicated followers stops by, handcuffs Margot to the desk and pulls a gun. 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Theater: The Female of the SpeciesNorth Fork Community Theater. A comedy about author Margot Mason, fearless pioneer of the Women’s Liberation movement in the 1970s now suffering from writer’s block.  Molly Rivers, student, idealist and daughter of one of Margot’s most dedicated followers stops by, handcuffs Margot to the desk and pulls a gun. 2:30 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 6th Annual DOWNrightART. Amazing works of artists with Down syndrome. Through April 19th.11 am -5 pm. 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 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

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

Sunday

Ongoing

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