Coming Up

The Arts

Benton Nyce Gallery presents Chai, Life, Saturday, Oct. 1, 7-9 p.m. at One Brecknock Road, Greenport; sponsored by and to benefit Congregation Tifereth Israel. Sculptures by Arden Scott, Robert Oxnam and David Nyce. 917-848-5102.


Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch’s 12th annual Golf Experience, Monday, Oct. 3, at Baiting Hollow Club with dinner to follow at Giorgio’s Baiting Hollow, 100 Club Drive, Baiting Hollow. Schedule: 11:30 a.m. registration open/lunch served; 12:30 p.m. shotgun start; 5:30 p.m. hors d’oeuvres; 6:30 p.m. dinner/awards & prizes. Foursome, dinner & tee sign $1,000; individual golfer, dinner $300; dinner (no golf) $90., 369-1234, ext 230.

Our Redeemer Lutheran School’s 6th annual Golf Outing, Thursday, Oct. 6, at Cherry Creek Golf Links, Riverhead. Registration 11 a.m.; lunch at noon; shotgun start 1 p.m.; reception/dinner/awards 6 p.m. 722-4000, ext. 10.

AHRC Suffolk and Marty Lyons Foundation Iron Student Golf Event, Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Great Rock Golf Course, 141 Fairway Drive, Wading River. Information: 585-0100, ext. 548.

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s Eastern Long Island Walk, Saturday, Oct. 1. For information: 765-3240 or email [email protected]

Classes and Workshops

Workshop ‘Creating a Memory Book’ with book artist Mare Dianora, Saturday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m. at Suffolk County Historical Society, Riverhead. Special program presented by the SCHS in connection with 9/11 Memorial Exhibit. Materials $20. Preregistration required. 727-2881, ext. 100.


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 x 10 space. Call 998-3043.


New Suffolk Funky, Artsy-Crafty Festival, Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 1-2, 10 a.m-4 p.m., sponsored by New Suffolk Waterfront fund. Unique items created by artisans near and far. Fee $5; kids under 12 free.

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, full weekend of cultural and farming events headlined by Rufus and Martha Wainwright. Culinary events embrace farm-to-table experience with cooking demonstrations, garlic planting and sweet potato harvesting. Local vendors selling food and beverages. Proceeds contribute to Sylvester Manor’s educational programs, which connect the community with history, food and culture. Tickets online at, and checks accepted at farm stand at Sylvester Manor. Ticket prices include on-site parking. 749-0626,

East End GreenFest, Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 1-2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Strawberry Fields Fairgrounds, Sound Avenue, Mattituck. Green living exhibits, local wineries, healthy and local food, green vendors, natural and handmade crafts and local nonprofits. Over 15 original bands and performers on solar-powered stage, including hula hoopers, poi arts dancers, street performers and contortionist. Solar-powered Wi-Fi. Ages 12 and under free; adults $3. Bring nonperishable food items to be donated to local food banks. 734-5894 or


Special Film ‘Lunch Line,’ presented by Slow Food East End, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Six kids from toughest neighborhoods in Chicago set to fix school lunch and end up at the White House. Behind-the-scenes details of school lunch and childhood hunger from key moments in 1940s, 1960s, and 1980s to the present. Free. 477-0660.

For Automobile Enthusiasts

13th annual Antique Automobile Show, Sunday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Hallockville Museum Farm, Sound Avenue, Riverhead. Sponsored by Peconic Bay Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Show car admission: $15 preregistered, $20 day of show. Spectator admission: $5; children under 12 free with adult. Rain date: Oct. 9. Information: [email protected] or [email protected],

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. Car registration $15 advance, $20 at gate. Admission $5. 284-3737,

For Bargain Hunters

Chinese auction, Saturday, Oct. 1, doors open 10 a.m., auction begins at noon in parish center cafeteria at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead. Children must be with adult. Food and drink available for purchase. 727-2030, ext. 10.

Huge yard sale, Saturday, Oct. 1, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (Rain date: Oct. 2) 860 Carrington Road, Cutchogue. Furniture, dishes, and other household items. All proceeds go to Mercy Haven, Inc. whose mission is to acknowledge dignity and potential of people who are homeless or living with mental illness or in poverty by providing housing, advocacy, education and life skills development. 277-8300.

For Teens

Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck: Caramel Apples, Monday, Oct. 3, 4 p.m. for teens in grades 7-12. Free. Registration required. Rotary Youth Exchange, 6:30 p.m. for parents and students ages 15+, learn about 3- to 4-week exchanges abroad. Free. Registration requested. 298-4134.

A Night of Sushi and Anime with Sonomi Obinata, Friday, September 30, 5-8 p.m. for grades 6+ at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Make sushi, sip Japanese green tea and eat Japanese snacks while watching a classic Japanese animated film, “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.” Register: 477-0660.

In the Garden

Drying Hydrangeas, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m., hosted by Southold Town Garden Club at Southold Free Library. Hilde Peters, member and expert on this topic, will present a demo and discuss different methods of drying hydrangeas. Refreshments

Tours and Trips

Lighthouse Cruise, Saturday, Oct. 8, depart 9 a.m. from Greenport, 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 stops next to each lighthouse for photo ops. Fee $95 per person, $60 for teens/children. Price includes box lunch and complimentary glass of L.I. wine or bottle of water. Registration/information:, email [email protected], 477-2100. Groups welcome.

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 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.