Community Calendar: Feb. 15, 2024

All ages

Monday, Feb. 19, Tuesday, Feb. 20 and Thursday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: All skate at Greenport American Legion, 102 Third St., Greenport. Admission: $10; spectators, $5. Information:

Saturday, Feb. 24, 5 p.m.: Bingo and potluck dinner hosted by Orient Congregational Church at Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skippers Lane, Orient. Please bring a dish to share. Information: 631-323-2665.

The arts and crafts

Friday, Feb. 16, 5-7 p.m.: Opening reception for “Good Ground Artists” group show at Southold Free Library. Information: 631-765-2077;

Fairs and festivals

Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Third annual Town of Southold WinterFest, Main Road, Southold village. Over 35 exhibits, over 20 local merchants and restaurants and free entertainment. Rain date: Feb. 18.

Sunday, Feb. 18, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.: Car Parts and Automania Swap Meet at Southold Recreation Center, 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic. Sponsored by the Antique Automobile Club of America, Peconic Bay region. Information: 631-208-6725; [email protected].


Jan. 16-Feb. 15: Presale for Soups for the Soul fundraiser for Jefferson Temple Church of God In Christ, 15625 Route 48, Cutchogue. Menu options: broccoli and cheddar, butternut squash, chicken pot pie, beef chili, split pea with ham and chicken tortilla. Meals come with 12-ounce soup, drink, house salad, a roll or tortilla chips and apple crisp. $14. Presale ends Feb. 15. Order pickup Saturday, Feb. 17, 1-4 p.m. at the church. For information or to order: call 631-734-5498 or text 631-276-9385.


Thursday, Feb. 29, 6:30-8 p.m.: Environmental Justice Is Civil Rights: Long Island Retrospective presented by Brookhaven NAACP at Suffolk County Historical Society Museum, 300 West Main St., Riverhead. Free, registration required: 631-727-2881, ext. 100 or (link is case-sensitive).

Local history

Sunday, Feb. 11, 2: p.m.: Talk on Early 19th Century Woven Coverlets of Long Island hosted by Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council in the community room at Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library. Talk given by colonial textile historian and curator/collections manager of Huntington Historical Society Emily Werner. Information: 631-734-6360.

Thursday, Feb. 15, 4 p.m.: The Emergence of a True North Fork Cuisine with chef John Ross at Southold Town Recreation Center, 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic. First talk of Southold Historical Museum 2024 winter lecture series, “Farm to Table: A Not So New Concept.” Free. Information:

Thursday and Friday, Feb. 22 and 23: History of the Mattituck Park District presented by Charles Gueli. Thursday: Veterans Park Community Room, 11280 Peconic Bay Blvd., Mattituck, at 6 p.m. Friday: Mattituck Senior Center, 750 Pacific St., 11 a.m. Information: [email protected].


Thursday, Feb. 15, 6 p.m.: Mattituck Park District commissioners meeting in the community room at Veterans Beach Park, 11280 Peconic Bay Blvd., Mattituck.

Saturday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m.: Heart of Riverhead Civic Association meeting at Riverhead Free Library. With guest Councilwoman Joann Waski.

Thursday, Feb. 22, 6 p.m.: Cutchogue Civic Association to meet at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library. With presentation on Southold Town’s community housing plan by Councilwoman Jill Doherty, town planner Mara Cerezo and assistant town planning director Mark Terry. Q&A period to follow. Information:


Sunday, Feb. 18, 2-3:30 p.m.: Gene Casey Country Concert at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library. Performance, artist meet and greet reception and refreshments. Information and registration: 631-734-6360.

The natural world

Saturday, Feb. 17, 9-11 a.m.: Great Backyard Bird Count Family Walk at Inlet Pond County Park, 64795 County Road 48, Greenport. Kyra Leonardi leads the walk and discusses how to participate in this global bird count. Register:

Tuesday Feb. 20, 8-10 a.m.: Tuesdays with Tom: Drive-by Birding along Dune Road with Tom Damiani. Birdwatching for wintering ducks and late migrating birds. Meet at the Staples parking lot in Riverhead. Information and registration:


Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-17, 7 p.m.: Riverhead Faculty Community Theatre presents Love Letters by A.R. Gurney, directed by Alek Lewis at North Shore United Methodist Church, 260 Route 25A, Wading River. Lauren and Mark Sisson preform Friday night, and Patti and Rowland Hautsch preform Saturday night. Tickets: $20; couples (any two people) $35. Reservations: 631-929-6075 or [email protected]

Ongoing events

Fridays and Sundays: Roller skating at Greenport American Legion, 102 Third St. All-ages All Skate: Fridays, 3-9-p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission: $10, includes skates; $5, spectators.

Wednesdays, 5-9 p.m.: Adult skate for ages 18 and up at Greenport American Legion, 102 Third St. Admission: $10, includes skates; $5, spectators.

Tuesdays, noon-3:30 p.m.: Bingo at Southold American Legion, 51655 Main Road. 631-765-2276.

Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Docent-led tours at Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead. Tickets: $15, adults; $10, seniors and children. 631-298-5292,

Saturdays, 7 p.m.-midnight: Stargazing at Custer Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold, weather permitting. Suggested donation: adults, $5; under 12, $3. 631-765-2626,

Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Blacksmithing demonstrations with Tom Barry at Village Blacksmith Shop, 101 Front St., Greenport. 631-477-2100,


Through February: Good Ground Artists group show at Mattituck-Laurel Library. Information: 631-298-4134.

Through February: In the Mind’s Eye, work by Glenn McNab, Martine Abitbol and Gabriella Picone at Cutchogue Library. 631-734-6360.

Through March: Good Ground Artists group show at Southold Free Library. Information: 631-765-2077.

Through October: A Sportsman’s Paradise: Man and Nature in Suffolk County’s Past at Suffolk County Historical Society Museum, 300 West Main St., Riverhead. Assortment of hunting equipment, hand-carved decoys, duck boats, fishing gear, themed toys, clothing, magazines and more. 631-727-2881,

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Suffolk County: A Timeline Experience at Suffolk County Historical Society Museum, 300 West Main St., Riverhead. Interactive exhibit of artifacts, documents, photos and digital experiences provides a comprehensive timeline of Suffolk County history. 631-727-2881,