North Fork Event Highlights: April 12–14, 2019

Emerson String Quartet, Photo: Lisa Mazzucco
Emerson String Quartet, Photo: Lisa Mazzucco

Have a look at just some of the fun and exciting events happening on the North Fork this week, April 12–14, 2019. Make sure to call ahead or check the website links below prior to each event, as some may get rescheduled or cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Find more exciting Hamptons, North Fork and kids events happening this weekend and beyond at

Emerson Quartet in “The Black Monk”
Friday, April 12, 8 p.m.

“Shostakovich and The Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy” is a unique chamber music/performing arts experience birthed by the minds of acclaimed theatrical director James Glossman and Emerson String Quartet member Philip Setzer. The quartet and a cast of actors tell this story of obsession and tragedy through the eyes of Shostakovich himself. Tickets are $48.

Staller Center for the Arts, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook. 631-632-2787,

Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraving of Making New Year’s Calls Victorian Engraving, 1879. Source: Original edition from my own archives. Copyright has expired on this artwork. Digitally restored.
Photo: iStock

When Women Wore Whales Reception
Saturday, April 13, 1 p.m.

Through a display of 19th-century photographs, fashion magazine plates, photographs, whaling tools, corsets, parasols and exquisite dresses showing the changes in fashion from 1820 to 1920, this exhibit explores the vital role the American whaling industry played in the world of 19th-century fashion. Enjoy light refreshments and free admission.

Suffolk County Historical Society Museum, 300 West Main Street, Riverhead.

Les Poules à Colin, Photo: © 2018 - Luna Calmette-Ratelle
Les Poules à Colin, Photo: © 2018 – Luna Calmette-Ratelle

Les Poules à Colin
Saturday, April 13, 6 & 8 p.m.

Canadian band Les Poules à Colin have spent nine years honing a seamless blend of their strong folk upbringing and North American influences that range from the oldies to jazz. Their repertoire is a mix of original and traditional pieces, primarily in French but with some English compositions, and it reveals gorgeous vocal, instrumental and rhythmic prowess. Tickets to each show are $30 in advance, $35 at the door.

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, 80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island. 631-749-0626,

Adrian Belew, Photo: Courtesy Adrian Belew
Adrian Belew, Photo: Courtesy Adrian Belew

Adrian Belew in Concert
Saturday, April 13, 8 p.m.

Rock out with Spin magazine’s #71 Greatest Guitarist of All Time, Adrian Belew, the 30-year singer/guitarist of King Crimson, writer of 20 solo albums and collaborator with David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Paul Simon, Talking Heads and Nine Inch Nails. The restaurant and bar open at 6:30 p.m., and there is a $10 dining minimum per table. Tickets are $49–$59.

Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-727-4343,

Classical music scene: violin and score on a piano
Photo: Luca Bertolli/123RF

Stires-Stark Alumni Recital Series: Alice Ivy-Pemberton
Sunday, April 14, 2:30 p.m.

Violinist Alice Ivy-Pemberton will perform a recital with pianist Jun Cho as part of the Stires-Stark Alumni Recital Series at the Clark Arts Center. Tickets are $25, free for teens and kids.

Perlman Music Program Campus, 73 Shore Road, Shelter Island Heights. 212-877-5045,

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