Coming Up

The Arts

Opening reception, Friday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. for Friends of Riverhead Free Library’s 46th annual photography contest show. 727-3228.

Opening reception for “Favorite Places, Suffolk County,” Friday, Oct. 7, 6-8 p.m. at Suffolk County Historical Society, Riverhead. Juried photography competition and exhibition of new and historic images featuring contemporary photographic work juxtaposed with selected images from Society’s Fullerton collection. On view through Nov. 19. 727-2881.


Fundraiser in memory of Rick Terry, Sunday, Oct. 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead. All proceeds benefit pediatric cancer research through the Emma Wheeler Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Food, silent auction/chinese auction, live music, door prizes, cash bar. Tickets $40; purchase at Lobster Roll Restaurant, Riverhead, send check payable to Emma Wheeler Pediatric Cancer Foundation to 3174 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 or call 680-7655. Tickets also available for pickup at the door.

Classes and Workshops

Gyotaku: Japanese Art of Fish Printing, Saturday, Oct. 8; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Southold Indian Museum. Turn a real fish into a painting with oil and water paints. All supplies provided. Fee: $30, $25 members, materials Fee: $15. Advanced class, 1:30-5 p.m. Register: 765-5577.


20th annual Fall Craft Fair & Chinese Auction, Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on grounds of Aquebogue School, hosted by Aquebogue PTO. Rain or shine. Handcrafted items, baked goods and food, chinese auction, baskets galore, 50/50, Aquebogue Apparel, special performance by Riverhead PAL cheerleaders & Riverhead Polish Dancers. 998-3043.


First Friday Open Mic Night, Friday, Oct. 7, 7-10 p.m., part of The Music Project @ at Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. 765-2626.


4th annual Plant & Sing Arts & Food Festival, Columbus Day weekend, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 7-9 at Sylvester Manor educational farm, 80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island. Family-friendly weekend of cultural and farming events headlined by Rufus and Martha Wainwright. Farm-to-table experience with cooking demonstrations, garlic planting and sweet potato harvesting. Local vendors sell food and beverages. Proceeds support Sylvester Manor’s educational programs. Tickets online at; checks accepted at farm stand at Sylvester Manor. Ticket prices include on-site parking. 749-0626,

36th annual Riverhead Country Fair, Sunday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. features live entertainment all day, vendors, farm animals and pony rides, agriculture, homemaking and needlecraft competitions, vegetable decorating contest, food and local produce, carnival rides and midway, folk music & arts, garden and pedal tractor pulls, more.

Horse and Scarecrow Festival, Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Hallockville Museum Farm, Sound Avenue, Riverhead. Sponsored by IRIE. Rain date Oct. 15. Riderless horse show 10 a.m., shooting competition 1 p.m., scarecreow exhibit, storytelling, pony rides, food, vendors. Fee.

Fall Harvest Festival, Sunday, Oct. 9, noon-3 p.m. at Havens House Museum, Shelter Island, rain or shine. Hosted by Shelter Island Historical Society. 749-0025.

Food and Drink

Holiday Appetizers, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Learn to make four delicious, quick and easy appetizers for holiday entertaining; take home samples and recipes. $5 per person. Space limited. Register in advance at Circulation Desk. 298-4134.

Chicken dinner fundraiser, Wednesday, Oct. 12, hosted by Greenport Fire Department Rescue Squad, noon-8 p.m. at Soundview Restaurant, Greenport. Tickets $18, available from squad members, at door, or by calling Dan Creedon, 477-8717.

For All Ages

Antique Show and Bake Sale, Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Old Town Art and Crafts Guild, Main Road, Cutchogue. Features contents of North Fork homes/estates, baked goods, white elephant table and more. 734-6382,

For Automobile Enthusiasts

Classic Auto Show, Sunday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Big Duck Ranch, Flanders Road., Flanders, sponsored by Friends of the Big Duck. Oldies music by Vinnie V, trophies and raffles. Car registration $15 advance, $20 at gate. Admission $5, children free (with adult). 284-3737,

For Children

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Play Days, Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 8-9. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Railroad Museum of Long Island, 416 Griffing Ave., Riverhead. Adults $7, children $4, children under 5 free. Kids can play with Thomas tracks and toys to play with, color pictures of Thomas and his friends, ride Pumpkin Patch Train, select a pumpkin for face painting and more. Drawing held each day for two tickets to a “Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine.” Play Day Kit includes wooden boxcar for painting, wooden train whistle, engineer’s bandana and striped hat. Pre-order online at or purchase at door for $7.50. 765-2757.

For Teens

Candy Wrapper Bag & Wallet program, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Registration required: 734-6360.

Lectures and Seminars

A Virtual Journey to the Forbidden City, Lhasa, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2-4:30 p.m. at Southold Indian Museum. Dr. Arthur Goldberg, professor of chemistry and environmental science at C.W. Post/Long Island University and ardent nature photographer, shares images and adventures of his recent trip to Tibet. Minimum requested donation $5 for adults and children 14 and over; includes access to museum exhibits and refreshments; members free. 765-5577.

The Natural World

North Fork Audubon Society’s walk with Jody Levin, Monday, Oct. 10, meet 8 a.m. at Red House Nature Center, Inlet Pond County Park, Route 48, Greenport. Drive to Bitner property on Soundview Avenue for mini hawk watch. Bring chair. RSVP. 680-0515, [email protected]

Autumn Woodland Walk, Saturday, Oct. 8, 10. a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Sylvester Manor, 80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island. Join Peconic Land Trust for walk with arborist and horticultural consultant Ray Smith. Explore gardens and woodlands of 200-plus-acre estate and learn about its mature trees and specimen shrubs. After, stay for the “Plant and Sing Festival” (see separate listing). $5/person for walk only, $25/walk and festival day pass. Tickets at Information at, 749-0626. Rain cancels woodland walk,

The Sciences

Observe the Moon Night, Saturday, Oct. 8, dusk-midnight, Custer Institute observatory, Southold. Suggested donation $5 adults, $3 children under 14, members free. Check weather first, 765-2626,

Sports and Recreation

4th annual Corcoran Cares for CAST 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, Oct. 8, registration 8-9 a.m., race begins 9:30 a.m. at Fifth Street beach. Fees $20 pre-registration/$25 day of race. Flat and fast run through Greenport Village. 477-1717.

Jamesport Fire Department’s 10K race, Saturday, Oct. 15, registration begins 7 a.m. at Jamesport Town Beach; race begins 9 a.m. at Iron Pier. Fee $20 pre-registration and $25 day of race. See or email Robert Sikora at [email protected] for more information.

Tours and Trips

Lighthouse Cruise, Saturday, Oct. 8, depart 9 a.m. from Greenport, cruise with expert along Gardiners Bay and Long Island Sound to see and photograph famous North Fork lighthouses, including Long Beach Bar “Bug” Light, Orient Point, Plum Island, Little Gull, Race Rock, Latimer Reef and North Dumpling. Fee — $95 per person, $60 for teens/children — includes box lunch and complimentary glass of L.I. wine or bottle of water. Registration/information:, [email protected], 477-2100. Groups welcome.

The Written Word

Double Book Reading and Signing, Saturday, Oct. 8t, 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Teresa Svoboda “Bohemian Girl” and Jackson Taylor “The Blue Orchard.” Free. 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.

‘A Passion for Paint’ – Paintings by Patricia McCarthy; In display case: Fish Carving by Mark Vosburgh, through September; The Artists of Manor Hill Art Studio, through October at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. 298-4134.

Red Dot Exhibit Competition for Art Collectors, on view through Oct. 7 at East End Arts gallery, 133 E. Main St., Riverhead. 727-0900.

Southold Historical Society, Main Road and Maple Lane presents fall exhibit ‘The Versatile Reverend–The Photographs of Loren A. Rowley,’ little known photographer who served as minister at East Marion Baptist Church while working as a professional photographer. Exhibit open Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday, 1-4 p.m. through Oct. 9.

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.