“Summertime Has Come and Gone”

Corn hay pumpkins mumsAnd just like that, September’s final weekend is here.  Pumpkins are appearing all over the place – North-Forks is starting to think there’s a pumpkin fairy, how else to explain their sudden appearance?  The leaves are starting to change, the days are getting cool, and the nights chilly.  There’s dew in the morning.

It’s official: We’re in the full swing of Autumn.

In the coming month there will be pumpkin pandemonium, and cars burdened with bails of hay and corn stalks will be a ubiquitous sight.  So pull on your boots and jeans, throw on a long-sleeve shirt or a light sweater, and come out to the North Fork for what is arguably the best time to be here.

As Billy Joel sang:

There’s comfort in my coffee cup and apples in the early fall
They’re pulling all the moorings up and gathering at the Legion Hall
They swept away all the streamers after the Labor Day parade
Nothing left for a dreamer now, only one final serenade

We’ll see you out on the Fork.  (That line wasn’t Billy, that’s us).

 

Friday September 26th:

Bistro 72 1830 W Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901 , 631-369-3325 : Live music with April Rain, popular and soft rock, jazz and country, 7-10PM

Diliberto Winery 250 Manor Lane,  Jamesport, NY 11947 , 631-722-3416: Pizza Fridays – 2 glasses of wine and a pizza for $25, 5-8PM.

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company Peconic Tasting Room 42155 Main Road, Peconic, NY 11958, 631-477-6681 : Taco Fridays!  Each Friday a different beer gets paired with one of Chef Noah’s custom tacos!  New beer introduction today of a German altbier style. 2-8PM.

Lieb Cellars Oregon Road The Tasting Group – 35 Cox Neck Road, Mattituck, NY 11952 , 631-298-1942 Firefly Fridays featuring live music with Nick Kerzner.  rock, 6-8PM.

Tweeds 17 E Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901, 631-237-8120 : Live music with Art Romeo, piano, 7PM.

Saturday September 27th:

Bistro 72 1830 W Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901 , 631-369-3325 : Live music with Trevor Davidson, pianoman extraordinaire, 7-11PM.

Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard 2114 Sound Avenue, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933 , 631-369-0100 : Craig Rose , 11:30am; Been There Done That, classic rock, 2-6PM.

Clovis Point Wines 1935 Main Road, Jamesport, NY 11947 , 631-722-4222: Closing for a private event at 5PM.

Diliberto Winery 250 Manor Lane,  Jamesport, NY 11947 , 631-722-3416: Live music, 1:30-4:30PM.

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company Peconic Tasting Room 42155 Main Road, Peconic, NY 11958, 631-477-6681 : The North Fork Food Truck in the parking lot, 1-5PM.  Also, We Hop Harbor Ale release, featuring hops from Wesnofse Farms and North Fork Hops Farm, grown just miles away.  3-8PM.

Lieb Cellars Oregon Road – 13050 Oregon Road, Cutchogue NY 11935 , 631-734-1100 :  Live music with Jon Divello,  2-5PM.

Martha Clara Vineyard 6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 , 631-298-0075: Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, live music with the Bangers and Mash, playing Celtic rock, 2-5PM.

North Fork Food Truck at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company Peconic Tasting Room 42155 Main Road, Peconic, NY 11958 , 1-5PM.

One Woman Wine & Vineyards 5195 Old North Road, Southold, NY 11971 , 631-765-1200: Tasting Under The Stars, outdoor movie, a bonfire, s’mores, as well a telescope to view the night sky.  Bring your own food, 6-10PM.

Osprey’s Dominion Vineyards 44075 Main Road,Peconic, NY 11958 , 631-765-6188 : Live music with the Nina Et Cetera, 50’s and 60’s early rock, 1-5PM.

Palmer Vineyards 5120 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 , 631-722-9463  (WINE) : Live music and the Crazy Fork Food Truck, 2-6PM

Pindar Winery 37645 Main Road, Peconic, NY 11958 , 631-734-6200 : Live music with Tommy Sullivan, 1-5PM.

The Old Field Vineyards 59600 Main Road, Southold, NY 11971 , 631-765-0004 : Sustainable Agriculture Tour, $20pp, 4 person minimum, includes tasting 5 wines, clement weather only.  Reservations required, Noon-1:30, 2:30-3PM.

Tweeds 17 E Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901, 631-237-8120 : Live music with Arthur Pitts, starting at 7PM.

Waters Crest Winery 22355 Rte. 48, Unit 6, Cutchogue, NY 11935 , 631-734-5065 : Wine blending class with winemaker Jim Waters. $25pp includes cheese plate, reservations required, 2-4PM.

Sunday September 28th:

Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard 2114 Sound Avenue, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933 , 631-369-0100: Live music with the Acoustic Soul, 2-6PM.

Clovis Point Wines 1935 Main Road, Jamesport, NY 11947 , 631-722-4222: Live music with Southold Slim, tin-pan alley, jazz, blues, and western swing, 1:30-4:30PM.

 Diliberto Winery 250 Manor Lane,  Jamesport, NY 11947 631-722-3416: Learn to make fresh mozzarella cheese with Sal Diliberto, 3-4PM.  Live music, 1:30-4:30PM.

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company Peconic Tasting Room 42155 Main Road, Peconic, NY 11958, 631-477-6681 : Sunday School with the Eat Me Drink Me Food Truck, 1-6PM.

Martha Clara Vineyard 6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 , 631-298-0075 : Vines and Canines Educational Walk, bring your dog for a vineyard walk, donation of non-perishable dog or cat food is required (to be donated to local shelters), begins at 10AM.  Live music with the Ed Travers Band, playing Jimmy Buffet and similar, 1-5PM.

Noah’s 136 Front Street, Greenport, New York, 11944 , 631-477-6720 : Winemaker Sunday with Macari Vineyards. Reservations strongly recommended, beginning at 6PM.

Osprey’s Dominion Vineyards 44075 Main Road,Peconic, NY 11958 , 631-765-6188 : Live music with Firefly Acoustic Duo, acoustic covers, 1-5PM.

Palmer Vineyards 5120 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 , 631-722-9463  (WINE) : Live music 1-5PM.

Pindar Winery 37645 Main Road, Peconic, NY 11958 , 631-734-6200 : Live music with Tommy Sullivan, 1-5PM.

Sonnino Bella Vita Vinyards 1375 Peconic Lane, Peconic, NY 11958 , 631-734-8282 : Live music with Bob Blatchley, 1-5PM.

Sparkling Pointe 39750 Route 48, Southold, NY 11935 , 631-765-0200 : Live music with Alex Clough Jazz Duo, jazz and bossa nova standards, 2-5PM.  Local Oyster Showcase, 2-5PM.

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