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Opening day at the 2014 indoor Riverhead Farmer’s Market. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
Opening day at the 2014 indoor Riverhead Farmer’s Market. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork this Friday, Saturday and Sunday? northforker has you covered.

Here are five activities to check out this weekend.

The Taste North Fork shuttle busses will return this Saturday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
The Taste North Fork shuttle buses will return this Saturday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Taste North Fork

Carless city dwellers, or people who don’t want to taste and drive, can take advantage of everything the North Fork has to offer during the annual “Taste North Fork” festival, which returns to Long Island Wine Country on Saturday.

The event features free shuttle service to various locations on the tour, as well as the Mattituck and Greenport Long Island Rail Road stations and Cross Sound Ferry terminal in Orient.

“Taste North Fork” runs from noon to 5:30 p.m. and there is no fee to use the shuttle.

Visit LIWines.com for more info.

Pindar Vineyards in Peconic.
Pindar Vineyards in Peconic.

Champagne and Chopin

Pindar Vineyards in Peconic will offer tours of the winery and a look at how their sparkling wine is made during the recurring “Champagne, Chopin and Caviar” tour. Enjoy a complimentary tasting of Pindar’s Cuvée Rare and snack on some hors d’oeuvres. Arrive early, as the free event is first-come, first-served.

The tour will run from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, and Sun. Nov. 15 (as well as the following weekend).

Arrive by 1:30 p.m. No reservations are required.

Pindar is also a stop on the “Taste North Fork” tour (see above.)

Pindar is located at 37645 Main Road in Peconic. Call (631) 734-6200 for more info.

Opening day at the 2014 indoor Riverhead Farmer’s Market. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
Opening day at the 2014 indoor Riverhead Farmer’s Market. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Riverhead indoor farmer’s market

Expect a central location to grab your farm-fresh eggs, organic produce and baked goods when the indoor Riverhead Farmer’s Market returns to downtown Saturday, Nov. 14.

The weekly event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the end of April.

It will be held at the former Swezey’s department store, located at 117 East Main Street in Riverhead — the same place it was held in winter 2014.

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Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. (Photo: Barbaraellen Koch)

Birding at Hallockville

Eastern Long Island Audubon Society will host a walk at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead at 9 a.m. on Saturday. You’ll be able to view migrant and wintering birds during the two-mile walk through farm grounds and into Hallock State Park. Bring binoculars and dress appropriately.

The cost is $7, or $5 for museum members, and all proceeds benefit the  museum. Call (631) 298-5292 for more info.

Hallockville Museum Farm is located at 6038 Sound Ave. in Riverhead.

Hand painted porcelain kiln fired ornaments by Joanne DaGrossa of Riverhead. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photos)
Hand-painted porcelain kiln fired ornaments by Joanne DaGrossa of Riverhead. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photo)

Holiday Gift Boutique

East End Arts’ Annual Holiday Gift Boutique will return Saturday, Nov. 14 at the East End Arts gallery, located at 133 East Main Street in Riverhead.

The seasonal boutique offers hundreds of beautifully handcrafted, locally made items including ornaments, jewelry, knits, crafts, books and toys.

The Holiday Gift Boutique will run through Wednesday, Dec. 23. Visitors will have a chance to meet many of the participating artists at this year’s grand opening, which will take place Nov. 14 from noon to 6 p.m. in the East End Arts gallery.  The boutique will also offer extended shopping hours Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit eastendarts.org.

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