05/19/18 6:00am

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Volunteer Ben Gonzalez perched at the top of the lighthouse, waiting to show visitors around.

The North Fork is seeped in history. From whaling in Greenport to farming in Riverhead, these 10 family-friendly historic buildings, museums and observatories bring the region’s agricultural and maritime past to life.  (more…)

11/01/17 6:00am

Custer Observatory in Southold (File photo)

Reach for the stars at the Custer Institute and Observatory’s 39th annual Astronomy Jamboree weekend, set for Friday, Nov. 3, through Sunday, Nov. 5.

The three-day event, hosted by the Southold astronomical observatory, includes lectures, celestial observations and the chance to get to know other astronomy enthusiasts. The event is open to those new to astronomy and seasoned stargazers. (more…)