Summer Fun 2011: Culture Vultures

The art exhibits and fairs, car shows and vineyards are so good, even the most prickly culture vultures vacate the city to experience them…don’t miss them.

Art Fairs

June 4-5
Art in the Park

Heckscher Park, Huntington
(631) 462-5400,

June 18-19
North Shore Fine Arts Festival

Christopher Morley County Park, Roslyn
(631) 421-1590,

August 27
Shelter Island Art Show and Craft Fair

Shelter Island School, Route 114
(631) 749-0399,

September 10-11
Gallery North OAS46 Outdoor Art Show

Gallery North, Setauket
(631) 751-2676,

September 24-25
Long Island Art & Wine Festival

Eisenhower Park, East Meadow
(631) 421-1590

Art Galleries and Museums

The Crazy Monkey, Amagansett
(631) 267-3627

Gallery North, Setauket
(631) 751-2676,

Hillwood Art Museum, CW Post Campus
(516) 299-4073,

Long Island Children’s Museum
Garden City
(516) 224-5800,

Nassau County Museum of Art Roslyn Harbor
(516) 484-9337

Shelter Island Sculpture Park
Shelter Island

The Long Island Museum of American Art, Stony Brook
(631) 751-0066,

Car Shows
by Cal Hunter

Long Island Cars Collectible & Custom Car Show and Swap Meet
8am-5 pm
(631) 567-5898
Sunday, June 26: Bald Hill Cultural Center Farmingville
Sunday, August 7: MacArthur Airport Ronkonkoma
Sunday, August 21 and 28: Belmont
Racetrack, Elmont

New York Autofest Car Shows
(631) 882-5022
Sunday, June 12: Exotic Classics, Syosset
Sunday, July 3: Sands Point Preserve, Port Washington
Sunday, July 17: Sears Auto Center Hicksville
Sunday, July 31: Homestead Restaurant Oyster Bay
Sunday, August 14: Exotic Classics, Syosset
Saturday, August 27: Lindenhurst Fireman’s Field

Autism Speaks Car Show
Sunday, June 5, 9am-5pm
Hagerman Fire Department, East Patchogue
(631) 831-5081
Cost: $10 for cars, $2 for spectators. Rain date: July 10.

Classic Car Show
Sunday, July 10, 11am-3pm
Sagtikos Manor, Bay Shore
(631) 854-0939

Thunderbird and Ford Show
Sunday, July 17, 9am-3pm
Ford/Lincoln of Huntington, Huntington Station
(631) 724-3756
$20 participation fee.

Glen Cove Thursday Cruise Nights
Every Thursday until September 29, 5-10pm
School & Glen Streets, Glen Cove
(516) 676-0366
Admission: $5 per car, spectators free.

Oyster Bay Tuesday Cruise Nights
Every Tuesday until September 27, 5-10pm
South Street and Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay
(516) 922-6464
Admission: $5.

Selden Wednesday Cruise Nights
Every Wednesday through September 14 5:30-9pm
Independence Plaza, Selden
Free admission.


Vineyard Events

Outdoor Season
Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard, Baiting Hollow
(631) 369-0100
Sat., Sun., Mon., 2-6pm, June-October
Live music, wine, food, expanded barn.

Wine Appreciation Class
Sannino’s Bella Vita Vineyard, Peconic
(631) 734-8282
Saturdays, 4-6pm, June 4, 18, July 2, 23, August 6, 20
Taste 8 different local wines, includes artisanal cheese and fruit. Cost: $40/person.

Friday Night Flights
Castello di Borghese Vineyard & Winery, Cutchogue
(800) 734-5158
Every Friday, 5-7:30pm
Live music and wines for sale by the glass.

Music in the Tasting Room
Duck Walk Vineyards South, Water Mill
(631) 726-7555, ext. 4
Duck Walk Vineyards North, Southold
(631) 765-3500
Every Saturday, 1-5pm
Mellow live music.

Live Music on the Deck
Palmer Vineyards, Aquebogue
(631) 722-9463
Saturdays and Sundays, June and July
Wine and live music.

Open Mike Night
Peconic Bay Winery, Cutchogue
(631) 734-7361
Thursdays 6-9pm, June-Sept.
Along with a full schedule of live music.

Live Music in the Tasting Room
Sparkling Pointe, Southold
(631) 765-0200
Saturdays, June-August

Sustainable Agriculture Tour
The Old Field Vineyards, Southold
(631) 765-0004
Saturdays, 11:30am, June-November
A 1½ hour tour of the vineyard’s sustainable practices. Includes tastings of still wines. Cost: $12.