Coming Up

The arts

Vendors wanted for Old Town Art and Crafts Guild art show and sale and chinese auction slated for Saturday, Aug. 7 on Village Green in Cutchogue. Call 734-6382 or email [email protected]


Oysterponds Historical Society’s annual summer benefit, Saturday, Aug. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at private residence in Orient overlooking Bug Light. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raw bar and more. Tickets $125. RSVP by July 30 to 323-2480.

Cocktails by the Bay, Sunday, Aug. 1, 4-6:30 p.m. at Shelter Island Yacht Club, to benefit San Simeon by the Sound Center. Tickets $125; includes hors d’oeuvres, unlimited cocktails and live music. 477-2110, ext. 252.


Movie ‘2012,’ 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Action-adventure film depicts worldwide catastrophe and its heroic survivors. Free; all welcome. 298-4134.

Flicks at the Farm: Thursday Night Movies at Charnews Farm, Southold, at dusk, hosted by Peconic Land Trust. Thursdays, Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26. Bring picnic supper and blanket or chair; reserve at 283-3195. Free; rain cancels.

Food and Drink

Fourth annual Summer Barbecue Extravaganza, Saturday, Aug. 7, 3-8 p.m. at the Corso residence overlooking Long Island Sound, Cutchogue, hosted by The North Fork Animal Welfare League. Hors d’oeuvres, barbecue, cocktails, live music and dancing. Tickets $95; RSVP: 765-1811. Casual attire.

The North Fork Bounty 2010 Eastern Long Island Hospital Gala, Saturday, Aug. 14, 3-8 p.m. at home of Luba and Louis Corso on Oregon Road in Cutchogue. Food prepared by North Fork’s “Top Chefs,” cocktails, raw bar, gourmet cuisine using fresh local produce, desserts by Blue Duck Bakery and Butta’ Cakes. Tickets $175; proceeds benefit Emergency Dept. at ELIH. Luxury raffle and auction prizes featuring fine jewelry and vacation opportunities. 477-5164,

Lobster Fest 2010, Saturday, July 31, 5-8 p.m. at The Wharf House at Founders Landing, Southold. Music by The Wild Mangos until 9:30 p.m. Cash bar, wine, beer and soft drinks. Presented by Greenport and Southold Rotary Clubs. Advance $35; at gate $40; children 12 and under $7. Tickets available at Winter Harbor Gallery and Capital One Bank, Greenport; Bridgehampton National Bank and Ameriprise Financial, Southold; Suffolk County National Bank, Cutchogue; and from any Rotarian. Call 987-5264; 765-5100; 298-5868.

Fourth annual Seafood Fest to benefit CAST, Sunday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m. at the Wharf House at Founders Landing, Southold. Tickets $50, includes complete seafood dinner and complimentary glass of wine or beer. RSVP: 477-1717.

A Knight at the Races, Saturday, July 31,6 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, Cutchogue. Buffet dinner and real track action. Adults $10. 734-7338.

For All Ages

Eighth annual Barn Dance at Hallockville Museum Farm, Riverhead, Saturday, July 31, 6:30 p.m. in historic Naugles Barn. Chart Guthrie will call the dance with music by the Dance All Night Band. Bring picnic dinner; soda, wine and beer available for purchase. Tickets $20; members $15; under age 12 $5; at door or call 298-5292. Casual attire.

Classic Car Night, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 6-9 p.m. in Greenport’s Mitchell Park. Parking in park next to carousel. Open mic night and music. All welcome; free. 404-2507.

For Children

Southold Mothers’ Club: Hike Laurel Lake, Friday, July 30, 11 a.m.; pack picnic lunch. RSVP [email protected]

For Teens

Ice Cream Sandwiches for grades 7-12, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 4:30-5:30 p.m., with The Baking Coach at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Register: 298-4134.

Computer Animation for Teens, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 3-5 p.m. at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Cutchogue. Register: 734-6360.


NoFo Rock and Folk Fest, Saturday-Sunday, July 31-Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the fields at Peconic Bay Winery, Cutchogue. Artists include Jorma Kaukonen, Mountain featuring Leslie West and Corky Laing, The Subdudes, Richie Havens and others. Bring blanket. Wine, beer, food vendors, arts and crafts. Fun for entire family; children 12 and under must be with adult. Rain or shine. Tickets: 1 day $45; weekend $80; students/seniors 1 day $40; weekend $70. 888-277-1905, [email protected] Portion of proceeds benefits youth music instruction programs at East End Arts Council.

Summer Showcase Concert Series on Town Green at Silversmith’s Corner, Southold, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m. features An Evening of Barbershop Harmony with the Long Island Sound Chorus of Sweet Adelines and The Quatrain Quartet. Bring seating. Rain location Southold United Methodist Church. Free; donations appreciated. All welcome. 765-3598.

East End Libraries present Young Folks Summer Showcase Concert Series on Town Green at Silversmith’s Corner, Southold, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 6 p.m. featuring A One Man Parade with Rick Adam, Interactive, energizing entertainment, juggling, magic and more; bring chair or blanket. Rain location Southold United Methodist Church. Free; donations appreciated. All welcome. 765-3598.

East End Arts Council’s 2nd annual Wine Press Concert, Saturday, July 31, 6-8 p.m. at Castello di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue, features singer/songwriters Hugh Prestwood and Friends Chris Barron and Jeff Cohen. Tickets $15 advance, $20 at door. Available at EEAC Gallery, Riverhead, or call 727-0900. online Proceeds support EEAC’s education and arts advocacy work. Rain or shine.

The Natural World

Tepee Day at Fort Corchaug, Saturday, July 31, 10 a.m.-noon at Downs Farm Preserve, Cutchogue, co-sponsored by Town of Southold and Peconic Land Trust. Help Tipi Ted build a full-sized tepee, learn about Plains Native People and more. All ages welcome. Fee $5; register: 283-3195, [email protected]

North Fork Audubon’s family nature walk led by Bev Prentice, Saturdays through August, meet 9 a.m. at Red House Nature Center, Inlet Pond County Park, Route 48, Greenport. Walk through woods to pond and Sound shore, identify trees, wildflowers, ferns, mammals and birds. Weather permitting. No registration; info at 793-0113. Suggested donation $5 family group. [email protected]


Northeast Stage presents Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar,’ Friday-Sunday, Aug. 6-8, 7 p.m. in Mitchell Park, Greenport. Directed by A.D. Newcomer, performed by local cast, visual production by local artists. Admission free; bring lawn chair or blanket and cooler. 208-6933, [email protected] Rain location Greenport High School.

North Fork Community Theatre presents 2010 Youth on Stage production ‘Kiss Me, Kate,’ through Sunday, Aug. 8. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Evening performances 8 p.m.; matinee 2:30 p.m.; ice cream night Thursday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets $20; 298-NFCT,

Tours and Trips

East End Lighthouses Off Shore Lighthouse Cruise, Saturday, Aug 7, visits all 12 area lighthouses in New York and Connecticut. Depart 9 a.m. Greenport/LIRR Ferry Dock. Light breakfast and buffet lunch served. Fee $99 all inclusive. Tour approximately 8 hours. Wear casual attire, boat shoes or sneakers; bring windbreaker or sweater for evening comfort. Pre-registration required: mail check payable to East End Lighthouses, Inc., P.O. Box 21, Greenport, NY 11944 and indicate date of cruise and number of participants. Credit card payment on website. 406-6180.

The Written Word

Book discussion’The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ by Stieg Larsson, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 4 p.m., led by Bev Wowak at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Copies available. 298-4134, ext. 6.

Summer Lunch Break Story Theater for adults, Tuesdays, Aug. 3 and 24, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Bring lunch and listen to a reader performing a short story, in new garden space or indoors. All welcome. 477-0660.

This I Believe, Mondays, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 4-5:30 p.m. at Peconic Landing, Greenport. Four-session workshop led by Keith Wheelock for ages 55 and older. Listen to personal beliefs of others and explore your own. Register at Floyd Memorial Library or Peconic Landing. 477-0660.