05/26/19 6:00am

Off the Fork is a recurring series every Sunday on northforker.com, in which our staff writes about happenings and places we appreciate elsewhere on Long Island and beyond.

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It may seem unlikely to turn to 12-square-mile Shelter Island for authentic Mexican food, but if you’re hankering for fresh south-of-the-border specialties after a long day paddle boarding or hiking through Mashomack Preserve, look no further than Maria’s Kitchen.

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05/26/19 6:00am

End the weekend at Great South Bay Brewery. (Credit: Great South Bay Brewery)

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Hopefully your weekend plans include spending time on the North Fork. And, while all good things must come to an end, the journey home doesn’t have to be a boring drudge on the LIE.  Whether your adventure involves traveling Long Island’s north or south shore we have an itinerary to get you back home while making some fun stops along the way. (more…)

05/25/19 6:00am

1463 Northville Turnpike, 2019, photograph on aluminum, 24 x 36 in. (Credit: Stephen Capozzoli)

A new multi-location artist exhibition is encouraging people to depart from their usual route to get a new perspective on the art being created on the East End.

Aptly entitled “Detour,” the exhibit showcases the paintings, sculptures and photographs of 13 East End artists at three locations in Riverhead and Southold. The show, presented by East End Arts in Riverhead, gives insight into the divergent forms, techniques and routes each artist takes to arrive at their finished work. The pieces are reflections and interpretations of the environment and surroundings of the East End. (more…)

05/25/19 5:48am

Photographer Estefany Molina captured scenes from last year’s Dances in the Park.

Grab your dancing shoes! The lineup for this summer’s Dances in the Park has been announced. The popular Monday night concert series in Mitchell Park features a different musical performance each week from July 8 through Aug. 26. (more…)

05/24/19 5:55am

People danced to the music of Who Are Those Guys? at Dances in the Park. (Credit: Estefany Molina)

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Summer brings festivals, concerts and foodie events to the North Fork, many of which have a charitable purpose. 

From one-day celebrations to summer series’ here are 20 North Fork and Shelter Island happenings we think you’ll enjoy.

And as always, visit northforker.com/events for more fun ideas.

North Fork and Shelter Island events you'll want to check out this summer