Special Events

04/25/2011 4:23 PM |

At the wineries

Diliberto Winery, Jamesport

• Saturday Afternoon in Napoli, Saturday, April 30. Pizza demo and Neapolitan songs.

• Notte di Sabato, Saturday, April 30, 6-9 p.m. Live music with John Signorelli; bring food.

• Pasta & Puccini, Sunday, May 1, 2 p.m. Homemade tagliatelle pasta demo and live opera singing. RSVP.

Castello di Borghese Vineyard, Cutchogue

• Friday Night Flights, Friday, April 29, 5-7:30 p.m., happy hour with live music by Tim Porter.

• Winemaker’s Walk, Saturday, April 30, 1 p.m.; tour of winery and production facility. Fee $20. RSVP.

Lieb Cellars, Mattituck

• OysterFest: Tastings with wine, Saturday, April 30, 1-4 p.m. Wine flight tasting, $10; à la carte oyster tasting. RSVP.

Peconic Bay Winery, Cutchogue

• Open Mic Night: Thursday, April 28, 6-9 p.m.

• Live Music: The 2 Dons, Saturday, April 30, 1-5 p.m.

• Live Music: Bryce Larsen, Sunday, May 1, 1-5 p.m.

Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead

• Live Music: Keith Maguire, Saturday, April 30, 2-5 p.m.

• Live Music: BluStone, Sunday, May 1, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Osprey’s Dominion, Peconic

• Live Music: Mike and Lou, Saturday, April 30, 1-5 p.m.

Bedell Cellars, Cutchogue

• Library Tasting on the Pavilion, Friday, April 29, 6-8 p.m. $65. RSVP.

Clovis Point, Jamesport

• Book Signing: Tom Gahan, Saturday, April 30, 2-4 p.m.

Sherwood House Vineyards, Jamesport

• Live Music: Bill Young, Saturday, April 30, 2-6 p.m.

Shinn Estate Vineyards, Mattituck

• Vineyard Walk, with Barbara Shinn, Saturday & Sunday, April 30 & May 1, 1:30 p.m. $12.50. RSVP.

Barrel tasting month

• The Long Island Wine Council presents Barrel Tasting Month this April, with local wineries featuring special tasting offers all month. Call the wine council at 722-2220 or visit liwines.com for information.


• Greenport Farmers’ Market Cocktail Party benefit, Saturday, April 30, 7-9 p.m., 127 Adams St., Greenport. $20. Tickets: Clarkes Garden (477-6770), 416 Main St., Sirens’ Song Galery (477-1021), 516 Main St., both in Greenport, or [email protected]

• Slow Food East End, Sunday, May 1, 4 p.m., in Greenport. $80 ($65, Slow Food members) includes Greenport Slow Food Crawl map and tasting of Lenz wines at Greenport Wines and Spirits, followed by a “slow crawl” through village to sample one course at each of these restaurants, Scrimshaw, Frisky Oyster and Noah’s restaurants, winding up at Sacred Sweets for dessert and a silent auction to benefit Slow Food. Call Miche Bacher, 477-6762, for tickets.

These are events that do not meet Times/Review Newspapers’ requirements for calendar listings.



3 Comment

  • It seems odd to me that neither Mr. Battaglia nor his attorney would be “surprised” into thinking that trees “are such a big issue.” Particularly when a house that commands over 14,000 square feet (and has a footprint of way over 7,000 square feet including the garage) is taking up nearly the entire building envelope of a property — and almost accounts for the entire clearing limit of the land. I don’t believe the Planning Board is acting rashly. Clearing limits are clearing limits, and just because one owns a piece of land doesn’t mean that one can do as one pleases. We all have to respect the rules regardless of how much money we purport to have. Thank you, Mr. Sidor, Mr. Terry, Mr. Wilcenski, and all other members of the Board for keeping the community’s best interest at heart. And personally, regardless of whether or not one thinks that Mr. Battaglia has constructed a thing of beauty or a monstrosity, I agree with Mr. Sidor based on the sheer size and height of this structure alone. You can’t plant enough trees to sheild the public from the sight of this.

    As far as whether or not current laws are inadequate to protect the public interest, yes that’s sadly another matter. But as this kind of thing happens more and more in our town, we’ll have to make some hard decisions.

    And Mr. Battaglia, if Ms. Moore’s advice to you is that the town and your neighbors are trying to encroach on your constitutional rights and that perhaps your neighbors should buy you out, I suggest you start interviewing other attorneys.

  • Yep… blame it on the landscaper when in reality, it’s YOUR HOUSE… If I had the means to afford such gaudy luxury as this overly costumed “jewel” of a house, I would hopefully also have the presence of mind and moral respect for others not to flash it around like the 20 kt cubic zirconia it is..
    The reasoning is: Since Mr. B has decided to rip up a mass of tress, why not add some to replace the beauty of the natural setting that was once there… a responsible, moral homeowner with that much cash to spare would take that into consideration and not leave the landscaper holding the bag… but Oh well, it’s the “american way” to foist the blame onto others.

  • Hmm. Where have we read stories about owners clearcutting their land and building fugly homes that eventually languish on the market? Oh yes:


    Hard to believe this monstrosity received planning approval in the first place. For God’s sake, DO cover that thing up with landscaping!