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Be sure to free up your calendar for the next few weekends because the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council has announced some great, quintessential summer events planned to keep locals busy.

First, this coming weekend on Saturday, June 29 is the Third Annual Cutchogue-New Suffolk Garden Tour. The weather this spring made for ideal gardening conditions so the gardens being toured in the area are sure to be looking picturesque in full bloom. The tour is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting at the Village Green in Cutchogue. Tickets are $25; to reserve call (631) 734-5642.

This weekend also marks the summer opening of the Village Green historical buildings including the beloved “Old House” (c. 1649), the single-room schoolhouse, the Wickham House, the barn, and the Carriage House. There are free tours of the buildings every Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Next is the Village Green Antique Show, a better-known annual event that is celebrating its 49th birthday this year. The show is one that locals look forward to every year and it is also the first antique show of the summer on the North Fork. It takes place on July 6 all day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and features antique and collectible dealers from Long Island and the entire New England area.

Cutchogue-New Suffolk Antiques Show

Admission to the fair is $5 or $10 for early birds who arrive between 7:30 and 9 a.m. In addition to the normal booths of vintage treasures and fresh baked goods, there will also be a “bargain table” that people can donate items to before the event. All proceeds from the bargain table go to the historical council.

Last but not least is the New Suffolk Fourth of July Parade. Meet on the Village Green at 11 a.m. on Independence Day to help decorate floats and walk in the parade with your family.

Welcome summer on the North Fork with these fun traditions that celebrate local history and are perfect for all ages.

Photos courtesy of the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council.