01/13/17 6:04am
A cup of hot chocolate from Aldo's Café in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A cup of hot chocolate from Aldo’s Café in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Editor’s Note: A version of this story was originally published in January 2016

Think this isn’t a great time to visit the North Fork with little ones in tow? In reality, the lack of crowds, fun cold-weather activities and this season’s above-average temperatures make the region a perfect place to spend a winter weekend day with the fam.

Most of the farm stands are closed and the vines aren’t looking as pretty, but there are still many family-friendly ways to have a North Fork outing.

Here are four ways to pass the time with the kids on the NoFo this winter. (more…)

09/21/16 6:04am
Rockettes Melinda Farrell (l.) of Brooklyn & Courtney Rottenberder (r.) of Beth Page (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Rockettes Melinda Farrell (l.) of Brooklyn & Courtney Rottenberder (r.) of Bethpage (Credit: All pictures by Monique Singh-Roy)

Two of the world famous Radio City Music Hall Rockettes came to Riverhead on Monday to celebrate Christmas a little early and to honor one of Riverhead’s sweetest businesses, Gingerbread University.

Melinda Farrell of Brooklyn and Courtney Rottenberder of Bethpage were there to recognize the kid’s party event destination for its contribution to the community as part of Rockette’s “Make Time For Joy” initiative. The high-kicking dancers have been issuing proclamations to Tri-State businesses and offering free events for their surrounding communities. (more…)

08/26/16 9:32am
Riding the carousel at Mitchell Park. Credit: Randee Daddona, file)

Riding the carousel at Mitchell Park. Credit: Randee Daddona, file)

It happened: Amid the chaos of childrearing, you somehow found yourself with a day free from errands, sports practices, birthday parties and other obligations. Now, however, you’re left wondering how to keep your family — not to mention yourself — entertained.

Northforker Kids has you covered. Plan your next day trip in the area by checking out the following boredom-busting suggestions. Whether your children are toddlers or tweens, these ideas are sure to keep them smiling. You’ll have fun, too!  READ

10/13/13 10:30am
halloween north fork events

Photo by Katharine Schroeder

Halloween may not be until October 31, but don’t let that stop you from getting into the spirit early. The North Fork is ripe with creative costumes parties, dinners and more from Riverhead to Greenport this month.

Here is a guide to help you pick your party: (more…)