12/09/16 6:00am
Santa arrives via helicopter in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

See Santa arrive via helicopter in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork? Northforker has you covered.

Here are nine events set for this weekend. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional happenings.

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12/03/16 6:01am

Revelers dressed as Santa filled downtown Riverhead at the first SantaCon. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Revelers dressed as Santa filled downtown Riverhead at the first SantaCon. (Credit: Paul Squire)

It’s time to get your Santa on.

SantaCon, Riverhead’s annual holiday pub crawl, returns on Saturday, December 10 for a third year. (more…)

10/28/16 6:00am
Celebrate Halloween on the North Fork. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Celebrate Halloween on the North Fork. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork this weekend? Northforker has you covered.

Here are five events set for this weekend. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional happenings.

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10/12/16 9:20am
The costume parade returns for Riverhead's Halloween Fest (Courtesy Katharine Schroeder)

There will be a costume parade during Riverhead’s Halloween Fest. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder , file photo)

Ready or not, here comes Halloween. From haunted houses to ghostly corn mazes to costume parties, there is something for everyone on the North Fork and Shelter Island this spooky season.

Here are 13 Halloween happenings. (more…)

05/10/16 6:10am
Nile Rodgers

Niles Rodgers poses for a selfie with a fan following a lecture he hosted in conjunction with East End Arts at The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead on Saturday. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

As music legend Nile Rodgers took the stage at the Suffolk Theater Saturday, a video of his professional life played on a screen overhead.

Featuring a fast-paced voiceover from the Chic guitarist, the two-minute introduction gave an outline of his career as a collaborator who has worked with everyone from Madonna and Michael Jackson to David Bowie and Pharrell Williams.

The list of entertainers Rodgers worked with as a songwriter and producer is so long that at one point during the voice-over he could be heard taking an exaggerated breath before going on to name even more A-listers.

On Saturday, he added one more name to the list: East End Arts, which filled the Suffolk Theater with members and local musicians who attended a master class lecture given there by Rodgers.

“For me, the class is an extension of what my life has always been about,” he told northforker in an interview afterward. “People have always been completely altruistic. They don’t mind sharing knowledge and saying, ‘You know how you do this? This is how you do it.’ ” (more…)

05/06/16 6:05am
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Herbalist Heather Cusack will hold an herbal workshop on Saturday, May 7 at Sang Lee Farms (Credit: Rachel Young)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork this weekend? Northforker has you covered.

Here are five events to check out. Or, as always, you can visit northforker.com/events for more ideas.

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04/16/16 8:25am
David Cassidy performs "Come on Get Happy." (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

David Cassidy performs “Come on Get Happy.” (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Seventies teen heartthrob David Cassidy played to a wildly enthusiastic sold-out crowd of over 500 people at the Suffolk Theatre in Riverhead Friday night.

Many of the concertgoers brought along albums and magazines they had saved for decades; some brought roses and handmade posters.

Cassidy opened the show with the classic Partridge Family song “Come on Get Happy” and as the audience sang along, several fans screamed out his name.

The show featured over a dozen songs including “Albuquerque” and “I Think I Love You.”

See more photos below. (more…)