Coming Up

08/31/2011 11:46 AM |

 The Arts

2nd annual North Fork Chamber of Commerce Art Show, Saturday, Sept. 10. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. in Mitchell Park, Greenport. Sponsored in part by Suffolk County National Bank. 734-8545.

Opening reception for ‘Remnants,’ photo essay by John Dispenza, Saturday, Sept. 10, 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. On view through Oct. 30. 477-0660.

Call for artists, design competition for East End Arts’ Harvest Gospel Concert Series in November. Submit original artwork that reflects joy and soul of gospel music. Winning design will adorn 25th Anniversary Harvest Gospel Concerts’ program book, poster, and commemorative hand fan. Select submitted images showcased at Rejoice & Shout: Celebrating 25 Years of Harvest Gospel Concerts event on Saturday, Sept. 24, in Riverhead, soul food dinner party and screening of newly released gospel music documentary “Rejoice & Shout.” Drop off entries Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at EEA gallery, 133 E. Main St., Riverhead, by Friday, Sept. 9. All submissions clearly labeled with artist’s name and contact information. 727-0900.

Friends of Riverhead Free Library’s 46th annual photography contest; application and contest rules at welcome desk. All entries must be brought to library’s art gallery Saturday, Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Contest reception Friday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. at library. 727-3228.

9/11 Memorial Sculpture Display, Friday, Sept. 9, 6-8 p.m. at Suffolk County Historical Society, Riverhead, presented in collaboration with Riverhead Free Library. 727-28814.


26th annual Beach Blast A Go-Go! Saturday Sept. 10, 3 p.m.-midnight at Shelter Island’s Wades Beach. Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks, Winston Irie, The Who Dat Loungers, The Realm, New Dawn, Human Error and Big Suga! Also burlesque Go Go dancing World Famous Teenie Wahinis. Barbecue available. Benefit for Shelter Island’s Gift of Life Foundation. Bring blankets, chairs and sweaters. Admission $10, collected at beach; free parking. For foul weather info call 749-0390 day of event., 466-2768.

St. Isidore Church hosts Polish Night, Friday, Sept. 9, 6-11 p.m. at St. Isidore School auditorium, 515 Marcy Ave., Riverhead to benefit its food pantry. Music, dinner of various Polish foods, dancing, raffles, and live entertainment by the Kolbe Dancers of Riverhead. Tickets on sale after every Mass, Sept. 3-4. Tickets will not be sold after Sept. 7. Tables set up as requested. Tickets $26 or $50/couple. Call Diane at 727-2114.

Applebee’s in Riverhead hosts Flapjack Breakfast fundraiser, Sunday, Sept. 11, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. for Michael Hubbard, who is in Stony Brook hospital recovering from injuries he suffered in May to help with costs and anything Michael may need now and in future. Tickets $10, includes flapjacks, sausage, scrambled eggs and beverage. No tickets sold at door. Call his aunt Fran at 369-9076 for ticket.

Benefit Barbecue, Friday, Sept. 16, 6-9 p.m. at Founders Landing in Southold to help Chad and Jen Menard whose baby daughter Olivia has perioximal biogenisis disease, Zellewegers Syndrome. Tickets $30, free for children 10 and under. Karenann Volinski of Mattituck is accepting donation checks, made out to Chad and Jen Menard, at 805 Theresa Drive, Mattituck, NY 11952. Information/tickets, call Christina Smith at 734-8304, Karenann Volinski at 516-658-7247, Holly Cavalier at 553-5755 or Peggy Dickerson at 734-2619.


Call for local artists and craftspeople for Fine Art and Craft show, Friday-Saturday, Sept. 16-17 at Church of the Holy Trinity on Main Street in Greenport. $25 per 10’ x 10’ space. Call Laura Wilson at 724-953-3382 or email: [email protected]

Vendors wanted for Old Town Art and Crafts Guild’s Art and Crafts Show, Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 734-6382 or

Vendors wanted for Southold Indian Museum’s annual Craft and Yard Sale, Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Space $25; call 765-5777. Rain date Sunday, Sept. 25.


Town of Riverhead Recreation Department’s Movies on the Beach, rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10: “Shark Tale” begins 7 p.m. followed by “Jaws 2,” at 9 p.m. at South Jamesport Beach in Jamesport. Open to all residents; shown on 14’x 26’ outdoor screen. Children under 18 should be accompanied by adult. Bring chairs or blankets. 727-5744. In the case of inclement weather call 727-5744, ext. 30 for updated information.

Food and Drink

North Fork Reform Synagogue’s 5th annual North Fork Foodie Tour, Sunday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., one-day self-guided tour includes talks and demonstrations at tour headquarters, as well as a peek at inner workings of the sustainable ways local farms, wineries, bakeries, and confectionery shops produce fresh, homegrown foods and delectables. Among tour’s key motivations is to get residents to appreciate the origins of their food and to support local food production. Maps and tickets day of tour at Peconic Land Trust Ag Center, 3005 Youngs Ave., Southold or order ticket online from synagogue’s website. Tickets $25, children under 12 free. or send check payable to NFRS, PO Box 1625, Southold, NY 11971. Local stores selling tickets: Barth’s Pharmacy in Riverhead and Mattituck, Gallery M in Greenport, Complement the Chef in Southold. Phone 722-5712 for information.

Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Council’s Old Fashioned Lobster Dinner, Saturday, Sept. 17, 5-8 p.m. on Cutchogue Village Green. Tickets $50; none sold at gate, available at the Carriage House, Braun’s Fish Market or members of the Historical Council. Information: 734-7122.

Breakfast Buffet, Sunday, Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m.-noon at Knights of Columbus in Cutchogue. Adults, $8, children $4. 734-7338.

Seed Saving Workshop and Potluck Dinner, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 4-7 p.m. at Peconic Land Trust’s Ag Center at Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold. Stephanie Gaylor of Invincible Summer Farms covers importance of seed saving, differences in classes of seeds like hybrids, heirlooms and land races, and historical context of well-loved varieties, plus brief introduction to seed saving techniques. Potluck dinner begins 6 p.m.; please bring dish to share for 6-8 people. Fee $5. Reservations requested, call 283.-3195 or email to [email protected] Rain or shine.

Home Canning…for all ages, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Mark Vosburgh presents informative and interactive program for anyone interested in home canning. Free; register at Circulation Desk. 298-4134.

For Bargain Hunters

Vendors wanted for yard sale/flea market at American Legion Post 273 in Riverhead, Saturday, Sept. 17, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Rain date Sept. 18. Space $20; call 727-6348.

Fall yard sale, Saturday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Baiting Hollow Congregational Church, Sound Avenue. Lots of vendors, baked food table, hot dogs and soft drinks available for purchase. 258-8881.

For Children

Mommy & Me programs at Long Island Science Center, September sessions feature “My Favorite Dinosaur Fun with Floating Your 5 Senses.” Call for schedule: 208-8000.

For History Buffs

Southold Historical Society opens fall exhibition ‘The Versatile Reverend–The Photographs of Loren A. Rowley,’ Saturday, Sept. 10, 1-4 p.m. featuring several dozen examples of photographs by Rowley, little known photographer who served as minister at East Marion Baptist Church while also working as professional photographer.

Volunteers needed for 3rd annual Historic Jamesport House Tour, Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring 12 houses from late 1700’s to early 1900’s, including sea captains’ homes, bayfront cottages, farmhouses, quaint bungalows and former school houses, none visited in previous tours. Volunteers get half-price ticket $20 and work 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. Last year’s tour raised over $12,000 for Jamesport Meeting House Preservation Trust. Contact Cathie Flanagan at [email protected] or 722-2279.

In the Garden

Riverhead Garden Club hosts Small Standard Placement Flower Show, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 1-5 p.m. at home of Nancy and Walter Binger, 470 Main Road, Aquebogue. Show includes flower design, horticulture, stroll through gardens, light refreshments. Donation $5.

Lectures and Seminars

Sunday Lectures at Southold Indian Museum, Sept. 11, 2:30 p.m., “Hiram Bingham and the 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Machu Picchu,” with Dr. George Monahan, professor of history at Suffolk County Community College, who recently returned from a research trip to South America. Minimum requested donation $5 adults and children 14 and over; includes access to museum exhibits and refreshments; Free for members. 765-5577.

Third Thursdays series at Brecknock Hall, One Brecknock Road, Greenport, Thursday, Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m. features “Remember, Honor and Hope” with Terry Falquero & Caroline Waloski. Free. Hosted by East End Arts. 727-0900.

The Natural World

The Biology and Ecology of North American Birds of Prey, Friday, Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m. at North Fork Audubon Society’s Red House Nature Center, 65275 Route 48, Greenport. Slide presentation by zoologist and falconer Peter Capainolo explores diversity and natural history of selected species of eagles, hawks, falcons vultures and owls of North America. Birds of prey defined, adaptations for survival discussed and their current taxonomic positions explored, as is history of unique relationship human beings have with these birds throughout history. For info call Diana 917-623-5373 or email [email protected]

Sports and Recreation

Volleyball Tournament, Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. at Jamesport Town Beach. Fee $20 per player, six players per team. to benefit Heart Health at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. 548-6371,6217, 6219.

5K Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness, Sunday, Sept. 25, sponsored by Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead. Opening ceremony 8:45 a.m., walk begins 9 a.m. Pre-register by Friday, Sept. 9: 208-8889,

14th Annual Riverhead Snapper Tournament, Saturday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 99 McDermott Ave., Riverhead, along Town Dock, hosted by Town of Riverhead to benefit the Riverhead Summer Scholarship Program. Adult and Junior divisions (less than 16 years). Chinese auction follows tournament with prizes donated by various local businesses and individuals. Information:, 727-5744 or email [email protected]


‘How’s Your Heart?’ dinner/theater, Friday, Sept. 9, dinner 6-7 p.m., play begins 7:30 p.m. at Unity Baptist Church, Mattituck. Adults $12, children 10 and under $6. Call for tickets: 871-5084, 283-0205.

Tours and Trips

Lighthouse Cruise, Saturday, Sept. 10, depart 9 a.m. from Greenport, return 9 p.m. Cruise along Gardiner’s Bay and Long Island Sound to see famous lighthouses of the North Fork, including Long Beach Bar “Bug” Light, Orient Point, Plum Island, Little Gull, Race Rock, Latimer Reef and North Dumpling. Lighthouse trips include maritime history and lighthouse stories by local expert. Cruise vessel stops next to each lighthouse for photo ops. Fee $95 per person, $60 for teens/children. Price includes box lunch and complimentary glass of L.I. wine or bottle of water. Registration/information:, email [email protected], 477-2100. Groups welcome.

The Written Word

Southold Mothers’ Club book club, Monday, Sept. 12, “A Secret Kept” by Tatiana de Rosnay, 7 p.m. Contact Mara at [email protected], 940-3609 for location information.

Book reading/signing, Sunday, Sept. 11, 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Ellen Williams “We’re In This Together,” 40 World War II memories of local people. 477-0660.

Ongoing Events are listed here as space permits.

The Arts

Sculpture Garden at Brecknock Hall, One Brecknock Road, Greenport. On view through November. 477-3800.

Exhibit of photographs by Howard Stevens at Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead. On view through Sept. 10. 727-3200.

Photography exhibit by Patrick Haggerty “Heads Up,” through October at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.

East End Arts members Patricia Feiler and Bob Miller exhibit series of paintings depicting North Fork landscape at Rosalie Dimon Gallery at Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane in Jamesport. On view through Nov. 2. 727-0900.

Brain Games

Duplicate bridge with Kathy Fibkins, Tuesdays, noon at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Open to all; 734-8096.

Bingo, Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. at Moose Lodge, Riverside Drive, Riverhead. Gaming begins 7:30 p.m. 727-6667, 779-2694.

Mah-jongg, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon, and Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. 298-4134.

Food and Drink

Community supper, free soup kitchen for all in need, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Agnes R.C. Church parish hall, Sixth Street, Greenport. 765-2981.

Free lunch, Almuerzo Gratis for ages 6-18, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 130 Osborne Avenue, Riverhead. 727-3338.

For Children

Playdates with the Southold Mothers’ Club: Wednesdays at Cutchogue/New Suffolk Library, Pre-school Playgroup (19 months-5 years), 9:30-11:00 a.m. [email protected] Wee little Ones Playgroup (birth-18 months), 11:00-noon, [email protected] Weekend Toddler Playdate, for times and locations contact [email protected]

Crafts for Kids at Southold Indian Museum, Sundays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 1080 Main Bayview Road. Fee: $5 per child per craft; must be accompanied by adult. Registration appreciated but not required. 765-5577.

Health and Fitness

Free beginner’s Hatha Yoga classes, Sundays, 3-4:15 p.m. at Mary Smith Recreation Center, Greenport. Bring non-skid, body-length mat. 765-3005.


Sail the Seven Seas, new exhibit at East End Seaport Museum, Third Street at Ferry Dock, Greenport. Meticulously hand crafted ship models replicating famous seagoing vessels of the last four centuries. Open daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Tuesdays. Group tours available. 477-2100.

The Sciences

Every Saturday, dusk to midnight: Stargazing at Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. 765-2626. To arrange group visits, e-mail [email protected]

The Written Word

The Yellow Barn at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. open for book purchases Mondays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 727-3228, ext. 0.