30 days, 30 things to do on the North Fork in June

Racers make their way back up Main Street toward the finish line during the Greenport Waiter Race in 2016. The race is once again set for Saturday, June 3. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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From a rosé crawl to a server race to the Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival, the season is starting to heat up on the North Fork.

Here are 30 things to do for all 30 days of June.

June 1
Boating safety

Southold Free Library will host a New York State boating safety course for ages 10 and up from 5 to 9 p.m. The course will be held again on June 2. To register, call the library at (631) 765-2077.

53705 Main Rd., Southold

June 2
Love Lane First Fridays

Love Lane KItchen

Enjoy the best of Mattituck on the first Friday night of the month through October. Love Lane will be closed to traffic with vendors set up in the street.

Participating local businesses will offer special discounts, demonstrations or giveaways in their stores all day. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m.

June 3
North Fork Waiter Race

Watch as North Fork servers carry a serving tray and race from the Opportunity Shop to Claudios and then on to The Market. The event raises money for Eastern Long Island Hospital. Local waiters and waitresses can register at The Market in Greenport by calling (631) 477-8803.

June 4
Founding Families Weekend

The Southold Historical Society.

Southold families are invited to celebrate and learn about roots in the community that stretch back to 1640 at the Southold Historical Society’s first Founding Families Weekend. The fundraising event, which will be hosted rain or shine, will explore the stories of the families who first settled the North Fork. A complete event schedule and locations can be found at southoldhistoricalsociety.org. Registration prior to the weekend is $25, while a two-day ticket costs $30 in person. Children under 10 will be admitted for free.

54325 Main Rd., Southold

June 5
Southold American Legion 24th annual golf classic

Brunch at 11 a.m., shotgun start at noon. Refreshments will be served on the course. Following the tournament, the Legion Post will host an open bar with a prime rib dinner and raw bar. Numerous prizes for golfers as well as a special raffle will be held. The cost is $165 per golfer.

Contact Ty Cochran at (631) 765-1166  or Earl Brock at (631) 765-1357 to reserve.

5025 Route 25, Greenport

June 6
Plant shopping at Gabrielsen’s

Visit Gabrielsen’s Country Plant Farm in Jamesport for annuals or perennials to brighten up your garden. The “2 for $12.99” hanging baskets are one of the best deals around.

200 Herricks Lane, Jamesport

June 7
Avoid the worst landscaping mistakes

The Southold Town Garden Club hosts this forum on good landscaping design and management. The event will be held at Southold Free Library, call (631) 765-1111 to register.

53705 Main Rd., Southold

June 8
Take a hike at Sound View Dunes

Take a stroll through the woods at Sound View Dunes Park, one of our favorite public spaces on the North Fork.

The unique park offers the best of two spectacular worlds — lovely vistas of Long Island Sound as well as peeks of interdunal swales, which are freshwater wetlands located between dunes.

The park is open to the public year round from dawn until dusk.

Soundview Ave., Southold, just west of Peconic Dunes Camp.

June 9
Taste the East End event

Enjoy a night at the annual Taste the East End event where local restaurants pair their signature dishes with local craft beer, wine and cider. The party is at the Long Island Aquarium and runs from 7 to 9 p.m.

Reservations required and tickets are $64.95/person. Call (631) 208-9200 ext. 426 or visit longislandaquarium.com.

431 E. Main St., Riverhead

June 10
North Fork Rosé crawl

Bridge Lane Rose

Take part in the second North Fork Rosé Crawl. Sample the North Fork’s roses at four participating locations: Bridge Lane Wines, 35 Cox Neck Road, Mattituck, (631) 298-1942; The Lenz Winery, 38355 Main Road, Peconic, (631) 734-6010; Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Ave., (631) 298-0075; and Osprey’s Dominion, 44075 Main Road, Peconic, (631) 765-6188.

Tap here for more info.

June 11
Tasting with Saltbird Cellars

Enjoy a flight with winemaker Robin Epperson-McCarthy of Saltbird Cellars at the Winemaker Studio in Peconic.

Tastings run from 2 to 6 p.m. and are $12.

2885 Peconic Lane, Peconic

June 12
Pick some strawberries

It should be the height of the season so get out in the field and pluck those berries.

Tap here for a list of North Fork farms offering U-pick strawberries.

June 13
Paddleboard meet-up

Call One Love Beach surf shop at (631) 333-2064 to get on the e-mail list for the weekly community paddle boarding meet-up. Or visit the store’s Facebook page on Tuesday morning for the weekly locations.

There is no fee to attend. The shop offers rentals if you don’t have your own board.

June 14
Steak Night at Polish Hall

Enjoy a steak dinner and celebrate veterans at this Flag Day event. The meal is $20 per person and includes a porterhouse, salad, mashed potatoes, vegetables, gravy and a dinner roll. The dinner runs from 6 to 9 p.m.

Reservations are required and can be made by e-mailing Mike Osip at mikeosip@optonline.net.

214 Marcy Ave., Riverhead

June 15
Classic Car Cruise Night

Check out the classic cars parked along the Peconic River. This event runs from 5 to 9 p.m. and is sponsored by the Riverhead BID.

June 16
Strawberry Festival

The Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival kicks off. The fruit-filled fun continues through Sunday, June 18.

Strawberry Fields Fairgrounds, Route 48 in Mattituck.

June 17
Shelter Island 10K

The 38th annual Shelter Island 10K run will be held in the center of town at 5:30 p.m. The event includes the Shelter Island Plus 5K race/walk and community fun walk for kids. There will also be a post-race barbecue and live music. The event benefits the Shelter Island 10K Community Fund. For a complete list of events and details, shelterislandrun.com.

Contact: (631) 774-9499 or info@shelterislandrun.com

June 18
Visit Harbes Family Farm for Father’s Day

Harbes offers something for every member of the family. Wine tastings for parents, the barnyard adventure for the little ones and fresh produce, doughnuts and strawberry lemonade for everyone. Dads get free admission to the barnyard adventure all weekend long. The farm is open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Visit harbesfamilyfarm.com for more info.

715 Sound Ave., Mattituck

June 19
Bread and Beer

Enjoy small batch old school ales (brewed at the brewery’s original Carpenter Street location) served alongside Blacksmith’s Breads. Tickets are $40 and are available at greenportbrew.com. Two seatings are set for 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

42155 Main Rd., Peconic

June 20
Taco Tuesday

It’s Tuesday so grab a taco at Lucharitos, a North Fork favorite.

119 Main St., Greenport

June 21
Wednesday Night Shuckers Club

Join the Shuckers Club at Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market for drink and oyster specials from 5 to 8 p.m.

37 Front Street in Greenport, (631) 477-6992.

June 22
Catch a sunset

Watch the sunset at a North Fork beach like 67 Steps in Greenport. Enjoy a snack or a carry-out dinner, while you take in the picturesque view from this spot.

67 Beach Road, Greenport

June 23
Bay Man’s exhibit and photography display

Photographer Chris Hamilton will unveil his new exhibit, which he created with the help of his father Bob, at the East End Seaport Museum in Greenport.  He will also be sharing his unique perspective through images captured while working aboard the fishing vessel, Jeremy H. The kickoff event runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More info at eastendseaport.org.

103 Third St., Greenport

June 24
Vinyasa in the vines at Diliberto

Enjoy a yoga class in the vines from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $35 per person. To reserve your space, call Sheryl at (516) 297-8455.

250 Manor Lane, Jamesport

June 25
Take a goat farm tour

Tour Catapano Dairy Farm. Pick up farm fresh goat cheese and skin care products.

33705 County Road 48, Peconic

June 26
Take a ride on the Greenport carousel

The Mitchell Park Carousel is open every day from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. now that school is out. Rides are $2 per person.

Mitchell Park, Greenport

June 27
An Orient bicycle trip

Bike Narrow River Road in Orient, one of the most beautiful stretches on the North Fork.

Narrow River Road, Orient

June 28
Visit Splish Splash

Now that it’s officially summer, take the family to Splish Splash water park in Riverhead.

2549 Splish Splash Drive, Calverton

June 29
Burger and Beer at Porto Bello

Treat yourself to a $15 burger and a beer special at Porto Bello Restaurant. It features some of the best views in Greenport.

1410 Manhasset Avenue, Greenport

June 30
Chef Hayden’s Farmers Market

north fork table farmers market southold

Visit Chef Hayden’s Farmers Market outside the North Fork Table & Inn. Shop local and enjoy 15 local farms and food producers as well as the North Fork Food Truck. It returns every Friday through Labor Day from 9 a.m. to noon.

57225 Main Rd. in Southold

2 Comment

  • Sorry you didn’t mention a cruise on Glory on Peconic. Something we have been doing for 19 years without making noise or polluting the bay. Trip advisor has made us no. 1 of things to do in Greenport for the past two years, butI guess we are just not sexy enough to make your list.

    • Aw Dave- you know you and Glory are sexy in our book! Definitely a must do experience, worth repeated trips. There is simply not a better way to see and understand Greenport’s Harbor than a trip on the Glory.