Valentine’s Weekend on the East End means romance and love are in the air, of course. But when you’re not shopping for gifts, there’s inspiring art, vineyard hikes, outdoor excursions and more that you won’t want to miss in the Hamptons and on the North Fork!
Bideawee’s 4th Annual Love Your Pet Art Contest Expo
Saturday, February 11, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Bideawee, 118 Old Country Road, Westhampton
Students in grades K-8 were encouraged to display their love for animals during Bideawee’s “Love Your Pet Art Contest & Expo” earlier this month, and now the drawings, photos, paintings, sculpture and finger paintings from the first 300 entries will be displayed in the Bideawee Learning Center in Westhampton. All are invited to come see these expressions of love for pets and animals in need. A $5 donation will grant you entrance and help Bideawee continue to care for the many homeless pets residing in its shelters.
A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” at Rogers Mansion
Saturday, February 11, 2 p.m., Southampton Historical Museum, Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton
Andrew Botsford and Rosemary Cline will present a staged reading of A. R. Gurney’s “Love Letters.” Currently working and teaching in the MFA in Creative Writing and Literature program at Stony Brook Southampton, Botsford is a veteran of more than 30 Hampton Theatre Company productions over the past 25 years. Ms. Cline is an actor and director who got her start with the Hampton Theatre Company and has appeared in productions in New York City and summer stock in Connecticut. Botsford and Cline have two of the principal roles in the HTC production of “Deathtrap” in Quogue in January 2012. FEE: $5 donations includes refreshments (students free). RSVP 283-2494
South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo)—Winter Birding by Car
Saturday, February 11, 10 a.m., SOFO, Bridgehampton; Leader: Frank Quevedo, South Fork Natural History Museum Executive Director
Here’s an opportunity to combine comfort along with winter birding on this adventure with Frank using SoFo’s Winter Birding by Car.
This map and guide, (its entire length includes the area from the Shinnecock Canal to Montauk), is designed to steer you to some of the more productive and accessible birding locations available by vehicle. At each of the stops on the map there is a list of highlighted bird species, birds which have occurred previously in the area and which you have a good chance of seeing.
On this trip, Frank you will cover the area around Shinnecock Bay. The map and guide is to be used in conjunction with SoFo’s Birds of the South Fork checklist, which contains information about the relative abundance of Long Island’s bird species throughout the year. The map and guide, and checklist, are free to SoFo members; there is a charge of $5 for non-members.
*Reservations are required for all walks, workshops, and programs* There is no charge for SoFo Members (unless otherwise stated). Non-members $7 per adult; $5 per child Fees include admission to the museum on the day of the program.
Valentines Vines and Canines Educational Vineyard Walk
Sunday, February 12, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Ave, Riverhead
Wear Red! Bring your dog down for a walk through the vineyards with winemaker Juan Micieli-Martinez and his dog Satchmo! A donation of a non-perishable dog/cat food item, as well as lightly used pet supplies will be accepted.
Chocolate and Red Wine Pairing at Waters Crest Winery
Sunday, February 12, 2–4 p.m., Waters Crest Winery, 22355 County Road 48 Unit 6, Cutchogue
We have carefully paired 3 delectable chocolates with our currently released red wines PLUS we will sample our un-released red blend, the 2008 Campania Rosso that has been specifically paired with a delicious chocolate. There will be special ‘Lover’s Weekend’ bottle pricing for our currently released reds. With the purchase of a bottle of wine you will receive a hand-painted glass of chocolates to take with you (while supplies last). Reservations are required, space is limited. Call Waters Crest at 631-734-5065 to reserve your seats.