Looking for something to do on the North Fork this weekend? Northforker has you covered.
Here are 5 events to check out. As always, you can also visit northforker.com/events for additional ideas.
Antique & Artisan Fair
Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild will hold an antiques, arts & crafts fair Saturday, May 21, at Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shop for antiques, handmade crafts, pottery, photography, fine art and vintage items while enjoying live music and baked goods. Admission, $2, includes a raffle ticket for a piece of local art.
For more information, call (631) 734-6382 or visit oldtownartsguild.org.
Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society is located at 18300 Main Road and Cardinal Drive in Mattituck.
Keeping Backyard Chickens
Learn how to raise chickens Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Southold Agricultural Center.
Nicole and Jared Jeanotte from Scratch Farm will share their knowledge of raising chickens for meat and eggs. They’ll discuss how to build a coop and what kind of chickens to buy, along with health issues and remedies.
Admission is $5 per person and reservations are requested. For more information and to reserve a spot, call (631) 283-3196 or visit peconiclandtrust.org. The Agricultural Center is located at 3005 Youngs Avenue in Southold.
Open House at Sang Lee Farms
Enjoy the farm all day long with free tastings and tours Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Activities will include free tastings from Sang Lee’s organic farm kitchen, a stir-fry demo, tips about herbs, tours of the farm at 11 and 2, plus live music and a playground. The event is free. For more information, call (631) 734-7001 or visit sangleefarms.com.
Sang Lee Farms is located at 25180 County Road 48 in Peconic.
Life Jacket World Record Day
Learn about boating safety and try to set a world record on Saturday, May 21, at Strong’s Marine from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Mattituck.
Strong’s Marine will kick off National Safe Boating Week with an attempt to to break a world record for the most life jackets worn at one time. There will also be complimentary vessel safety inspections and a flare demonstration.
The event is free and photographs will be taken for world record documentation. For more information, visit www.ReadySetWearIt.com or www.SafeBoatingCampaign.com.
Strong’s Marine is located at 2400 Camp Mineola Road in Mattituck.
Grateful Dead Fest
Enjoy a full day of live Grateful Dead tunes Sunday, May 22, at Calverton Links from noon to 8 p.m.
Come listen to bands like Half Step, The Electrix, Reckoning, Deadgrass, and After Dark. There will also be live painting by artists, food for purchase, and family-friendly and kids’ activities.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the gate. Children ages 6 to 15 are $10, while children 5 and under are free. Parking is $10 per vehicle. For more information and to order tickets, visit GratefulFest.net.
Calverton Links is located at 149 Edwards Ave. in Calverton.