Coming Up

The Arts

Friends of Riverhead Free Library’s 46th annual photography contest; application and contest rules at welcome desk. All entries must be brought to library’s art gallery Saturday, Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Contest reception Friday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. at library. 727-3228.

Art & Craft Show to benefit Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Greenport, Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in parish hall and outside on grounds. Hosted by Laura Wilson. 724-953-3382.


Rockin’ for the Homeless Summer Fest, Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m-4 p.m. at Community Christian Fellowship Church, Mattituck, to benefit John’s Place Homeless Outreach. Live music, vendors, food, games for kids, prizes, horse and buggy rides. Tickets $5, at Mattituck Presbyterian Church, Barth’s Pharmacy in Riverhead and Mattituck. 298-4145.


Vendors wanted for Old Town Art and Crafts Guild’s Art and Crafts Show, Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 734-6382 or

Vendors wanted for Southold Indian Museum’s annual Craft and Yard Sale, Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Space $25; call 765-5577. Rain date Sunday, Sept. 25.

Vendors wanted for 20th annual Fall Craft Fair & Chinese Auction, Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  on grounds of Aquebogue School, hosted by Aquebogue Parent Teacher Organization. $50 for 10×10 space. Call 998-3043.


Hallockville Museum Farm’s 31st annual Fall Festival and Craft Show, Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 17-18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in Riverhead. over 50 vendors of handmade crafts, tractor pulls, antique automobile displays, food, live music, hayrides, tours of historic buildings, and children’s games. Local artisans demonstrate traditional crafts such as basket weaving, woodcarving, and spinning, on-site farmers market provides local produce and wine for sale. The East End Livestock and Horsemen’s Association has animal display. Adults $7, seniors/children under 12 $5, family of 4 $18, good for both days. Rain or shine. Fundraiser for museum farm and its educational programming and mission. 298-5292, [email protected]

Food and Drink

Benefit Barbecue, Friday, Sept. 16, 6-9 p.m. at Founders Landing in Southold to help Chad and Jen Menard, whose baby daughter, Olivia, has perioximal biogenisis disease, Zellewegers Syndrome. Tickets $30, free for children 10 and under. Karenann Volinski of Mattituck is accepting donation checks, made out to Chad and Jen Menard, at 805 Theresa Drive, Mattituck, NY 11952. Information/tickets, call Christina Smith at 734-8304, Karenann Volinski at 516-658-7247, Holly Cavalier at 553-5755 or Peggy Dickerson at 734-2619.

Italian Dinner, Thursday, Sept. 22, noon-8 p.m. at Soundview Restaurant, Greenport, hosted by Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary. Chicken parmesan or spaghetti with meatballs, $18. Tickets 477-2047, 765-5331.

Jeremy Hamilton Scholarship Pig Roast, Saturday, Sept. 17, noon-9 p.m. at Herzog Park Sixth Street Beach, Greenport. Rain date Sunday, Sept. 18. Free-will donation.

Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Council’s Old Fashioned Lobster Dinner, Saturday, Sept. 17, 5-8 p.m. on Cutchogue Village Green. Tickets $50; none sold at gate, available at the Carriage House, Braun’s Fish Market or from members of the historical council. Information: 734-7122.

For Bargain Hunters

Vendors wanted for yard sale/flea market at American Legion Post 273 in Riverhead, Saturday, Sept. 17, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Rain date Sept. 18. Space $20; call 727-6348.

For Children

Southold Mothers’ Club Moms NIght Out, Thursday, Sept. 22, 7-9 p.m. at Linda’s house. RSVP [email protected]

For History Buffs

Volunteers needed for 3rd annual Historic Jamesport House Tour, Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring 12 houses from late 1700s to early 1900s, including sea captains’ homes, bayfront cottages, farmhouses, quaint bungalows and former school houses, none visited in previous tours. Volunteers get half-price ticket for $20 and work 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. Last year’s tour raised over $12,000 for Jamesport Meeting House Preservation Trust. Contact Cathie Flanagan at [email protected] or 722-2279.

Lectures and Seminars

‘Collecting Folklore and Oral Histories’ with Dr. John Eilertsen, director, Bridgehampton Historical Society, Thursday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m. at Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 W. Main St., Riverhead. $5 donation to SCHS. RSVP, 727-2881, ext. 100.


A Fine Romance, Friday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck, evening of love songs sung by Lauren Sisson with piano accompaniment by Patricia Feiler. Free. 298-4134.

Rejoice & Shout: Celebrating 25 Years of Harvest Gospel Concerts event on Saturday, Sept. 24, in Riverhead, soul food dinner party at Dark Horse Restaurant and screening of newly released gospel music documentary “Rejoice & Shout” at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead. 727-0900 or visit

Bluegrass Music Festival, Saturday, Sept. 24, noon-5 p.m. at Big Duck Ranch, Flanders. Admission $10, seniors/children under 12 $5. 258-6796.

The Natural World

North Fork Audubon Society’s Tuesdays With Tom – Fall Migration Sensation! Tuesday, Sept. 20, meet 8 a.m. at Red House Nature Center, Inlet Pond County Park, Route 48, Greenport. Expect to see warblers, vireos, sparrows and more. Register: 477-6456, or [email protected]

Sports and Recreation

5K Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness, Sunday, Sept. 25, sponsored by Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead. Registration, 7:30-8:45 a.m, opening ceremony 8:45 a.m., walk begins 9 a.m. Preregister by Friday, Sept. 9, at 208-8889 or Fees: $20 if paid by 9/9; $25 day of event.

Suffolk County Historical Society’s 4th annual Let’s Make History: Half-Century Bicycle Ride, Sunday, Sept. 18, 8:30 a.m. Ride details call Kathy Curran 727-2881, ext. 104, [email protected]

The Written Word

Book discussion ‘Consequence’ by Penelope Lively, Monday, Sept. 26, noon at Floyd Memorial Library, 4 p.m. at Peconic Landing, both in Greenport. 477-0660.

 Ongoing Events

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 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.

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.