The weekend guide: Boy Scout Car Show, Wine Salon and a night in downtown Riverhead

09/02/2011 4:01 AM |

COURTESY PHOTO | From left: Davie Cichanowicz, Sam Basel, David Gammon, Bobby Van Mater, Joshua Clasing and Nick Orientale at last year's car show.

Looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend? The Suffolk Times weekend guide has got you covered. Check out our listings of this weekend’s happenings. Or, you could visit our weekly calendar, listed under the community tab on our homepage.

• The 22nd annual Boy Scout Car Show will be held at Peconic Lane School in Peconic from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m Saturday.  The event will feature antique, steam, classic, collector, street rod, custom cars and trucks. There will be a picnic area, refreshments and food.

Trophies will be awarded and cars must be older than 1990. Pre-registration for car and driver is $15; at gate is $20. General admission is $5; under 12 with parent, free.

The car show benefits Troop 6 of Southold. The rain date is Sunday, Sept. Call 4.298-5757 or email [email protected] for more information.

• The Wine Salon, which will feature vineyard tours, tastings and talks on a variety of topics, kicks off Saturday at wineries and other locations across the East End.

Listen to women in agriculture, aquaculture and viticulture at Gramercy Vineyards at 10 a.m.,  0r join three North Fork chefs for a panel discussion at Martha Clara Vineyards at 1:30 p.m.The events, organized by Long Island Merlot Alliance and Long Island Wine Council, cost $25.

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• Harvest of the Arts show and sale opening reception will be held 7-9 p.m. at First Universalist Church on Main Road in Southold Friday The art show and sale continues Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 6 p.m. A poetry reading will be held Friday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Call 765-8082 or 765-5864. for more information.

• East End Arts and 12 downtown Riverhead restaurants will host “A Night Out in Riverhead” Friday evening. The event will feature dining discounts, a free concert, a gallery opening and art lecture.

The following restaurants will participate in the event: Athens Grill, complimentary glass of wine (for a party of 2) with the purchase of an entrée or complimentary bottle of wine (for a party of 4) with the purchase of an entrée; Cliff’s Rendezvous, 5% off the bill; Cody’s BBQ and Grill, free appetizer with the purchase of an entrée; Dark Horse Restaurant, Buy-One-Get-One-Free on all local tap beers and wine; $19.95 prix fixe dinner; both deals 4:30-6:30PM only; Digger O’Dell’s, one free appetizer per couple with dinner entrées; Hyatt Place East End, complimentary Starbucks Coffee; Jerry & the Mermaid, Complimentary ice cream crepe with the purchase of a dinner entrée; Parto’s, 10% off the bill; Riverhead Diner & Grill. free beverage with entrée or meal between 4-8PM, The Riverhead Project, toast at Marquee Lighting Ceremony; Turkuaz Grill, 10% off the bill; and  Tweeds, free glass of house wine.

The night will culminate with a marquee lighting ceremony at the historic Suffolk Theater. Theater owners Bob and Dianne Castaldi will throw the switch on the new digital marquee, installed as part of current renovation efforts at theater, built in 1933 but closed in 1987. A toast will be presented by the Riverhead Project.

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