Coming Up

05/26/2011 5:09 AM |

The Arts

Oysterponds Historical Society’s exhibition and sale of paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture by local artists, Saturday-Sunday, June 4-5, 1-4 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall, corner of Village and Skippers Lane, Orient, NY. 323-2480,

Artist Talk & Reception, Friday, June 3, 6-7:30 p.m. at East End Arts Council Carriage House, Riverhead, with EEAC Artist-in-residence Maria Macedonio-Ritter. Suggested donation $10. Reservations suggested. 369-2171.

Artist’s Reception, Sunday, June 5, 2-3:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck, for photographer JoAnne Dumas. On exhibit through June in lower level art gallery. Refreshments available. 298-4134.

Call for artists, East End Arts Council Juried All Media Show:  Folk Art. Submissions must be dropped off in person Thursday-Saturday, June 2-4. Exhibit June 10-July 15. Opening Friday, June 10, 5 -7 p.m. 727-0900.


North Fork Community Theatre’s  3rd annual Building on Tradition Gala, Friday, June 17, 7 p.m. at Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue. Theme is “Legends of the Theatre,” in tribute to past presidents of NFCT. Proceeds support group’s effort to purchase its Mattituck building. Performances by NFCT members, sit-down dinner, chinese auction, raffles, DJ music and dancing. Tickets $85; guests encouraged to reserve tables of 10-12. For tickets, call 298-NFCT(6328) or go to Information: 917-334-6639.

Psychic Night with Janet Russell, Thursday, June 9, 6-10 p.m. at Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead, benefit for Kent Animal Shelter in Riverhead. Renowned psychic medium and TV host will perform a group reading. Includes Italian pasta dinner buffet and chinese auction. Tickets $50 advance or $55 at door. Seating is limited, reserve at 727-5731, ext. 102.

Riverhead High School’s Crew Team hosts Car Wash/Bake Sale, Saturday June 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at two locations: The Pizza Hut in Riverhead, 999 Old Country Road and Citgo Gas Station, 4123 Middle Country Road in Calverton (after Windy acres Farm, before J&Rs Restaurant) Tickets in advance $5. Funds raised will be used for much needed equipment. 591-1348.

Our Lady of Mercy Golf Outing, Tuesday, June 7, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at The Woods, Cherry Creek Golf Links, Riverhead. 516-445-9803.

Golf Classic, Wednesday, June 8, Eastern Long Island Hospital’s annual fundraiser at Gardiner’s Bay Country Club, Shelter Island. Information and tickets: 477-5164.

Southold Town Relay for Life to benefit American Cancer Society, Saturday, June 4, at Jean Cochran Park, Peconic Lane, Peconic. Survivors lap, luminaria ceremony, fight back ceremony and more. [email protected] or 734-5050.

Classes and Workshops

NYFA consultation for artists, Saturday, June 4, noon-3 p.m. at East End Arts Council Gallery, Riverhead. Professional feedback on questions related to sharing new body of work, preparing artist statement, planning a website, or other business issues; private 20-minute consultation with NYFA Statewide artist consultants Beth Giacummo or JoAnne Dumas. Registration limited. Call 369-2171 to reserve appointment time and receive required consulting questionnaire.

Tomato Cage Building Workshop at Hallockville Museum Farm, Riverhead, Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m., with Hallockville Community Gardeners. Construct strong, durable, long lasting cages. Registration $20, includes materials for one cage.  Additional cages $10 each. Information: 298-5292, [email protected]


Japanese Fish Printing, Saturday, June 4, 1-2:30 p.m., Southold Indian Museum’s Center for Traditional Crafts. Register: 765-5577,


Thirty-sixth annual Miss Polish Town Queen USA, Saturday, June 4, 8-11 p.m. at The Birchwood Restaurant. Tickets $25, includes hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, music and dance. RSVP Kay Davis at 727-7986.

Fourth annual Mattituck Idol, Friday, June 3, 7 p.m. at Mattituck High School; doors open 6:30 p.m. Tickets $10, at attendance office at school or at door night of performance. Proceeds to benefit DECA Club. Information: Lu Anne Nappe 298-8471, ext. 3247.

Family Fun

Farm Days at Talmage Farm Agway, Saturday June 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free petting zoo provided by Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank. Meet and learn about calves, llamas, baby goats, lambs, piglets, chicks and ducks. Pony rides available. Animal experts from Suffolk County Farm will present  “Raising Farm Animals in Your Backyard” at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., with Q&A. Free;  R.S.V.P. by Friday, June 3, 6 p.m. 727-3100.


Peconic Quilt Show, Saturday-Sunday, June 4-5, hosted by Eastern Long Island Quilters Guild, Suffolk Community College, 121 Speonk Riverhead Rd., Riverhead. Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Theme:  “Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Future.” In honor of ELIQGs’ 30th anniversary, many special exhibits revolve around the 1930s. Exhibits, judged quilt show, demonstrations, lectures, door prizes. Wheelchair accessible. $8 daily admission.

Food & Drink

East End Hospice North Fork Pig Roast, Saturday, June 4, 4-7 p.m. at Pindar Vineyards, Peconic, rain or shine. Roasted pig, smoked beans, salads, cornbread, hot dogs, hamburgers, desserts, music by The Trip Kings and more. Adults $25; kids 12 and under $10; under age 2 free. Major fundraiser for hospice. 288-7080,

Food drive for Community Action Southold Town, Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at local supermarkets: Greenport and Southold IGA, King Kullen in Cutchogue and Waldbaum’s in Mattituck.

Riverhead Loyal Order of the Moose and Women of the Moose host joint Dinner Dance, Saturday, June 11, 6:30 p.m., with music by DJ Jerry Assetto.  Menu is roast pork, potatoes, vegetable, applesauce, salad, coffee, tea and dessert. Reservations required. Tickets $18 advance and $20 at door.  Reservations or information, 779-2694.

Culinary Tour, Wednesday, June 8, 5-6:15 p.m. features “Grilling North Fork Shellfish & Salads” with Paula Croteau at Farmhouse Kitchen Cooking School, Southold. Class fee $20; residents $15. Bring apron and $25 ingredients fee to first class. Space limited to 15; register: 765-5182. Confirm prior to class: 765-6032, [email protected] Offered by Southold Town Recreation Department.

For Animal Lovers

Dog Park Party ‘Patriotic Fun,’ Saturday, June 4, 1–3 p.m. at Southold Dog Park behind the Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic Lane, Peconic. Monthly themed gathering for town residents and their dogs. Admission free. Event will be rescheduled to next day, Sunday, in case of inclement weather. 765-5182.

For Bargain Hunters

Antiques on the Riverfront, Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., along Peconic Riverfront, Riverhead, with 50 exhibitors. Free admission. Rain date Sunday, June 5. 516-868-2751.

Annual tag sale, Saturday, June 4, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Unity Baptist Church, Mattituck. 803-6336.

Thrift Daze Sale at First Universalist Church, Southold, Saturday. June 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Household items, clothing, furniture.  Rain or shine.  No early birds please. 765-3494.

Vendors wanted for yard sale, Saturday, June 4, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., hosted by Riverhead VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 2476 at 620 Parkway St. Call Karen: 591-1205.

Yard Sale on the Green, Saturday, June 4, 8 a.m. by Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council, Cutchogue. Rain date June 5. 734-5989,

Hallockville Museum Farm hosts community yard sale, Saturday, June 4, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Antiques and collectibles, household items. Admission free. Rain date Sunday, June 5. Proceeds help support Hallockville programming 298-5292.

For Teens

Anime Club/Spring Rolls, Friday, June 3, 4-6 p.m. for teens in The Loft at Riverhead Free Library. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, [email protected]

In the Garden

North Fork Garden Group, Saturday, June 4, 9-10:30 a.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Explore organic gardening through guest speakers, seed exchange and sharing of information. Register: 565-7160.


Scholarship Awards Recital, Sunday, June 5, 4 p.m. First Congregational Church, Riverhead, featuring organist Scott Montgomery performing works by Saint-Saens, Franck, Bach and others. Tickets at door: adults $15, seniors/students $10. Reception follows recital. [email protected]

Concert for a Cure at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead, Friday, June 3, 8-11:30 p.m., hosted by Lisa Dee, who lost her son, Vincent, to leukemia at age seven. Doors Open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $30 at door or $25 in advance online at

Local band East Bound Freight, Saturday, June 4, at Jamesport Meeting House, performing popular bluegrass music. For more information visit, email [email protected] or call Richard Wines: 722-5170.

Songs For A Cure, special benefit show, Saturday June 4, 7-9:30 p.m. features Fred Bredfry with fellow songwriter Robert Bruey, and spoken word artist G.P. Lane at Rothman’s Gallery in Southold. Proceeds go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Leukemia Cup Regatta. Suggested donation $10. 765-3770.

Open mic night, Friday, June 3, 7-10 p.m., Custer Institute, Southold, hosted by singer/songwriter Liza Coppola. Free; donations to support institute appreciated. 765-2626 or

‘Beatle Music and Burgers’ features The Liverpool Shuffle, Saturday, June 11, 6 p.m. at American Legion Hall in Southold. Tickets $40, includes music and dancing, complimentary glass of wine or beer. Choice of gourmet burgers or chicken kabobs, salad and dessert. Presented by Southold West Branch of Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary. Tickets/information 765-2206.

The Natural World

North Fork Audubon Society’s Laurel Lake Preserve with Jody Levin, Sunday, June 5, meet 8 a.m. at preserve entrance, Main Road., Laurel. Look for breeding birds such as field and chipping sparrows, blue-winged and yellow warblers, warbling vireos and indigo bunting. 765-1746 or [email protected]

The Sciences

All-Island Star Party and annual meeting, Saturday, June 4, at Custer Institute observatory, Southold. Call for time, 765-2626 or visit

Sports and Recreation

Jeremy Hamilton Memorial Striped Bass & Bluefish Tournament, Saturday, June 11, 8 a.m.-Sunday, June 12, noon. Adults (ages 13+) $60, kids 12 and under, $15. Prizes awarded. Tickets at Southold Fish Market. Rain date Saturday, June 18. 235-6211.

Tours and Trips

Trip to Foxwoods Casino, Monday, June 6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., on Cross Sound Ferry Sea Jet, sponsored by Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary. Tickets $30. 765-5331,

Lighthouse Cruise, Saturday, June 11, depart 9 a.m.  from Greenport, return 3 p.m. Cruise along Gardiner’s Bay and Long Island Sound to see famous lighthouses of the North Fork, including Long Beach Bar “Bug” Light, Orient Point, Plum Island, Little Gull, Race Rock, Latimer Reef and North Dumpling. Lighthouse trips include maritime history and lighthouse stories by local expert. Cruise vessel will stop next to each lighthouse for great photo opportunities.  $95 per person, $60 for teens/children. Price includes box lunch and complimentary glass of LI wine or bottle of water. Registration/information:, email [email protected], 477-2100. Groups welcome.

Oysterponds Historical Society hosts Spring Architects House Tour, Saturday,  June 4, 1-4 p.m., featuring homes by leading architects that exemplify the harmonious union between design and environment. Advance tickets $25 for members and non-members paying in advance. Send check indicating number of tickets requested and legal size SASE by May 23 to OHS, P.O. Box 70, Orient, NY 11957. Special ticket for $50 includes post-tour private cocktail party with architects, must be reserved by May 23. Tickets purchased by credit card, call 323-2480.  On day of tour, tickets available for $30 at Poquatuck Hall on Village Lane starting at 12:30 p.m. Information: 323-2480.

The Written Word

Nicholas Kardaras reading and signing, Sunday, June 5, 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. In “How Plato and Pythagoras Can Save your Life” Dr. Kardaras breathes new life into ancient teachings. Free. 477-0660.

Ongoing Events are listed here as space permits.

The Arts

Photographs by Karen George Mortimer on view through June 10 at Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Ave., presented by East End Arts Council and Town of Riverhead. 727-0900.

Exhibit of work by East End Arts Council members Scott McIntire and Dianne Martin at Rosalie Dimon Gallery, second floor at Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport. On view through Aug. 6. 727-0900, [email protected]

Artwork by Christine Dupuis at Southold Free Library, Main Road. Works on view through June. 765-2077.

‘Dreams of Water,’ paintings by Carol Gold, on view through May at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. 298-4134.

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.

For History Buffs

Exhibit ‘Edith Loring Fullerton: Lady of the Garden’ extended through May 31 at Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 W. Main St., Riverhead. 727-2881.

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.

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.