04/17/17 6:02am
Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue. (Credit: Northforker file photo)

Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue. (Credit: Northforker file photo)

Group for the East End will once again host an Earth Day Festival at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The family-friendly event will feature live animals, nature hikes, crafts, a plant sale, music by Julia King and raffles. (more…)

03/06/17 6:01am
A scene from the 2016 Cutchogue St. Patrick's Day Parade. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

A scene from the 2016 Cutchogue St. Patrick’s Day Parade. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

St. Patrick’s Day is only two weeks away and there are plenty of parades, parties and even a pub crawl to get you in the spirit this month.

Here are several North Fork events celebrating Ireland’s patron saint.

If we missed any of your favorite happenings, please tell us in the comment section below. (more…)

03/06/17 6:00am
Two banquet tables set for a wedding at Sparkling Pointe in Southold. (Credit: Ina McConnell, Sparkling Pointe courtesy photo)

Two banquet tables set for a wedding at Sparkling Pointe in Southold. (Credit: Ina McConnell, Sparkling Pointe courtesy photo)

Calling all of Long Island Wine Country’s brides and grooms to be.

Sparkling Pointe, the North Fork’s only all sparkling wine producer, will hosts its first wedding showcase on Friday, March 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. (more…)

02/15/17 6:00am
Bedell Cellars winemaker Rich Olsen-Harbch will host a barrel tasting as part of Long Island Winterfest. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Bedell Cellars winemaker Rich Olsen-Harbich will host a barrel tasting as part of Long Island Winterfest. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Winterfest 2017 is shaping up to be about much more than live music and wine tastings.

For its 10th anniversary, the event is expanding to provide visitors with a wider range of offerings and experiences.  (more…)

02/01/17 6:01am
Sparkling Pointe will once again feature wine and cupcakes this Valentine's Day weekend. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

Sparkling Pointe will once again feature wine and cupcakes this Valentine’s Day weekend. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

There’s more than one way to celebrate Valentine’s Day on the North Fork.

From a bash with an open bar and overnight accommodations to a princess-themed tea party, there are happenings for all ages and tastes.

Here are eight ways to spend V-Day on the NoFo. (more…)

01/12/17 5:06pm
The entranceway to The Vineyards in Aquebogue. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

The entranceway to The Vineyards in Aquebogue. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

The Great River-based hospitality firm Lessings has taken over operations at Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue.

Lessings, which operates a dozen catering halls and several restaurants across Long Island, entered a “long-term lease” with the property owners effective Jan. 3, according to COO Michael Lessings. (more…)