Coming Up

The Arts

North Fork artists are invited to submit work for juried art show sponsored by North Fork Chamber of Commerce Saturday, June 26, at Mitchell Park, Greenport. Deadline extended to June 1. Download prospectus at; contact Alex Ferrone at 734-8545.

Art auction and spontaneous poetry experience at Giving Room, Southold, Thursday, May 27, 7-10 p.m. to benefit The Retreat Domestic Violence Services. Raffle for portrait by William Steeple Davis artist-in-residence, Annie Wildey; silent art auction. 766-4081,;

Reception for exhibit of works by Roxanne Panero and JoAnne Dumas, Sunday, May 23, 3-5 p.m. at Rosalie Dimon Gallery, Jamesport Manor Inn. Local wines and artisanal cheeses. Offered by East End Arts Council. 727-0900, On view through Aug. 4.

Opening reception for ‘First Cut — The Next Generation of Filmmakers,’ Saturday, May 22, 6-8 p.m. at deCordova Studio and Gallery, Greenport. Exhibit of sculpture, painting and film supporting East End Student Film Project. On view through June 27. 477-0620.


Backyard barbecue bash, Saturday, May 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Islandia Pools Ltd., Riverhead, in partnership with BioGuard Splash for CF, nationwide fundraiser in support of cystic fibrosis patients and their local hospital care centers. Free hot dogs for contributors. 727-6312.

Car Show, Saturday, May 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead, to benefit The Wounded Warrior Project. Pre-registerd show cars $15; spectators $5. Featuring 1909 Alco “Black Beast.” [email protected].


Vendors wanted for Flea Market and Craft Fair slated for Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Big Duck Ranch, Flanders. Hosted by Friends of the Big Duck. Fee: $35 for 10 x 10 space. Reserve by May 15: 727-0593, [email protected].

Pressed Flower Candles workshop, Saturday, May 22, 10 a.m.-noon, with Gayle Wagner at Suffolk County Historical Society, Riverhead. For ages 12-adult. Fee: $25; registration and payment due May 20. 727-2881.


East End Arts Council’s 14th annual Riverhead Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival, Sunday, May 30, noon-5 p.m. in downtown Riverhead on Main Street between Roanoke Avenue and East Street, and on grounds of EEAC. Street painting, storytelling, musician’s showcase, drumming and dance circle, art activities, performances, artist sale and exhibit, face painting and more. Street painting squares available for purchase day of event: $20, includes Rain date Monday, May 31, 2-5 p.m.

Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair, Saturday, May 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Hallockville Museum Farm, Riverhead. Co-hosted by Long Island Livestock company. Demonstrations of shearing, wool dying, spinning, weaving, sheep herding and other activities. Sheep, llamas and alpacas on display, workshops and fiber market. Adults $5; under age 12 free.

Food and Drink

Scholarship Dinner/Dance, Thursday, May 27, 6:30 p.m., hosted by North Fork Italian-American Club at Vineyard Caterers, Aquebogue. Chinese auction, full-course meal, music and dancing. Tickets $40. To award $1000 scholarships to deserving seniors from five North Fork high schools. RSVP: 298-1145. All welcome.

Rotary Uncorked, Wednesday, May 26, 6-9 p.m. at Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead. Unique gourmet experience to benefit charities of the Rotary Club of Riverhead. Food from 16 area restaurants, including Farm Country Kitchen, Cooperage Inn and Hizir Baba as well as 12 vineyards and Greenport Brewery. Music by Grant Werner and Jim Hume. Tickets $75; call 727-5900, ext. 34.

Spaghetti Dinner, Friday, May 21, 5-8 p.m., hosted by Flanders Fire Department at firehouse. Tickets, $9; seniors and children under 12, $7. Raffle and door prizes available. 727-0758.

For Bargain Hunters

Multi-family yard sale, Saturday, May 22, 8 a.m.-noon presented by Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council on Cutchogue Village Green. Rain date Sunday, May 23. 734-7122.

Vendors wanted for Flea Market slated for Saturday, May 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Flanders United Methodist Church. Fee $30 for 10 x 10 space. Reserve: 727-2168. 727-5374.

For History Buffs

Illustrated talk on historic ‘James Port’ painting, Thursday, May 27, 7 p.m. at Jamesport Meeting House.Presented by Fred Bender and Richard Wines. All welcome. 722-5170.


Heart for Haiti — Music to Move the Soul benefit concerts, Saturday, May 22, 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 23, 3 p.m., in Sanctuary at Mattituck Presbyterian Church. Cast includes musicians from Haiti, Jamaica and the East End. Free-will offering; seating first come, first served. All proceeds help fund relief and rebuilding efforts in Haiti. Event features sales of original art by Haitian and local artists before and after the show. 298-4145.

Downtown Dance Party, Saturday, May 22, 8-11 p.m., organized by East End Arts Council at 121 E. Main St., Riverhead, in conjunction with its Storefront Gallery Exhibit. Live music by Center Stage. Advance $15 (until May 20); at door $20. Pub food by Digger O’Dell’s Fine Food and Spirits; cash bar. 727-0900,

Vocalist/songwrter Jeanine Cullen performs Saturday, May 22, 8 p.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, Southold. Jazz, neo-soul and pop. Suggested donation $10; members $8; full-time students $5; Refreshments and observing follow (weather permitting). 765-2626.

The Natural World

Field trip to Jamesport State Park and Hallockville Farm Fields, Saturday, May 22, 9 a.m., with MaryLaura Lamont. Hosted by Eastern Long Island Audubon Society. Peak migration time for neotropical birds including thrushes vireos, warblers and more. Fee $5 to benefit Hallockville Museum Farm. 298-5292.

Group for the East End: Invasive Species Hunt/Hike through Arshamomaque Pond Preserve, Southold, Saturday, May 22, 10 a.m.-noon. Key card and map provided. Families welcome. RSVP: 765-6450, ext. 211, [email protected]. Fifteenth annual Fauna-Thon, Saturday, May 22, all day and part of night, entire East End. Group staffers and friends seek out and list mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and dragonflies. Join a team or make one, or pledge a donation. All proceeds support Group’s environmental education programs. 765-6450, ext. 205, [email protected].

Peconic Land Trust: Guided Woodland Walk at Sabin Preserve, Riverhead, Saturday, May 22, 10-11:30 a.m. Dr. Ron Abrams leads exploration of physiography and ecology of wetland and surrounding buffer. Light box lunch offered following walk, courtesy of Tanger. Fee $5; limit 20 attendees. Reservations required: 283-3195, [email protected]. Heavy rain cancels. Shellfisher Preserve Tour and Tasting, Saturday, May 22, 3-4:30 p.m. with manager Greg Rivara. Tasting of Peconic Pearl oysters with local wine follows tour. Fee $10; limit 20 attendees. Reservations required: 283-3195, [email protected]. Chowder Festival at the Beach, New Suffolk, Saturday, May 29, noon-2 p.m. Meet at old Galley Ho for samples of locally prepared chowder, barbecue, live music and children’s activities. Donations accepted. Co-sponsored by New Suffolk Waterfront Fund. Rain date Sunday, May 30. 283-3195, [email protected].

Sports and Recreation

Soccer Fun Night Friday, May 21, for girls and boys grades 6-12. Drills, friendly competition, prizes refreshments; coaches to discuss Mercy soccer program. Mercy soccer fields and stadium, Riverhead. 727-5900.

Riverhead Youth Soccer Clinic, Saturday, May 22, 2-6:30 p.m. at Stotzky Park.


North Fork Community Theatre presents ‘110 in the Shade,’ throughMay 30. Musical based on Richard Nash play “The Rainmaker,” with songs by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees 2:30 p.m. Free pre-performance reception Thursdays, 7 p.m. Tickets $20. 298-NFCT,