It’s the last full month of summer, so let us help you find some things to do on the North Fork before you return to reality.
Whether it’s visiting foodie hot spots, drinking crafty libations, kid-friendly outings or popular events you’re looking for, here is one suggestion for every day this month.
Some of ideas are one-time events. Some repeat each week. Others can be done any day or at any time. A few even require hopping on a ferry to Shelter Island.
We look forward to seeing you out there.
Monday, August 1
Shake your groove thing at Dances in the Park in Greenport. Every Monday night through the end of the month there’s live music playing and people dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at this free event.
Mitchell Park, Front Street
Tuesday, August 2
Tuesdays at Townsend is happening every week this summer. Enjoy beverages from the cash bar, pizza from the Pizzarita Food Truck and live music from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Townsend Manor Inn in Greenport.
714 Main Street, Greenport
Wednesday, August 3
Come see Shakespeare’s classic play “As You Like It” performed by Northeast Stage at 7 p.m. in Greenport. It’s free Shakespeare in the park.
Mitchell Park, Front Street, Greenport
Thursday, August 4
Take a guided winemaker vineyard tour of the Castello Di Borghese Vineyard and production facility, then enjoy a wine tasting, all for just $20. Tour starts at 1 p.m.
17150 County Road 48, Cutchogue, (631) 734-5111.
Friday, August 5
Check out Love Lane First Fridays. Mattituck’s Love Lane shops and restaurants stay open late every Friday night. Enjoy live music, libations and small bites for just a few dollars each. From 6 to 9 p.m.
Love Lane, off Main Road in Mattituck.
Saturday, August 6
Enjoy live music, superb food, drinks and great art at the Oysterponds Summer Soiree. It’s all to benefit the Oysterponds Historical Society. From 5 to 8 p.m. ($150)
Poquatuck Park in Orient Village, (631) 323-2480
Sunday, August 7
It’s the last chance to catch “Urinetown” at the North Fork Community Theater.” The theater’s annual youth show has been met with a large response from the community in its first two weeks. This is a matinee performance set for 2:30 p.m. Get tickets here.
Monday, August 8
Come to the original Greenport Harbor Brewing Company tasting room for a cold one and check out the artwork of Greenport native Tom Dash in “Rock and Roll Machine.” Dash’s paintings examine the rock and roll poster culture of the 1970s and 1980s. The exhibit is on display at the Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. gallery until September 30.
234 Carpenter Street, Greenport, (631) 477-1100
Tuesday, August 9
The Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island is hosting Tuesday Tunes and Tasting with live music from Jon Divello & Chris Tedesco. On this particular evening, Macari Vineyards will be on hand for a tasting.
108 South Ram Island Drive, Shelter Island
Wednesday, August 10
Bistro 72 in Riverhead hosts a Wine and Dine Wednesday each week. Half price bottles of wine and $6 glasses or $5 pints of beer are served with a $29 prix fixe dinner. Book a reservation online.
130 West Main Street, Riverhead
Thursday, August 11
Enjoy a New Zealand inspired sauvignon blanc party during Dinner in the Vines at Jamesport Vineyards. Each course of the meal, prepared by chef Dan Edgett, is paired with Jamesport wine. It starts at 6 p.m. and is $90 per person. Contact 631-722-5256 to reserve a spot in the vineyards.
1216 Main Road, Jamesport
Sunday is fun day at the Old Mill Inn with live music, buckets of beers and half price crab dip and peel n’ eat shrimp.
5775 West Mill Road, Mattituck, (631) 298-8080.
Experience a Monday Night Pig Roast at First & South in Greenport. Pig roast also includes various local food purveyors and craft beer sponsors each week.
100 South Street, Greenport, (631) 333-2200
45470 Main Road, Southold, (631) 764-4168
Take a quick ferry or boat ride over to Shelter Island for one of the famous Wednesday Night Cookouts at the Pridwin. Bring your appetite to this all-you-can-eat cookout, featuring live music, taking place from 6 to 8:30 every Wednesday night throughout the summer. On this night, Gene Casey & the Lone Sharks are scheduled to perform.
81 Shore Road, Shelter Island, (631) 749-0476
Saturday, August 20
Pulaski and Lincoln streets, Polish Town, Riverhead
Visit aliveon25.com for more details.
Visit Chef Hayden’s Farmers Market outside the North Fork Table & Inn. Shop local and enjoy 15 local farms and food producers as well as the North Fork Food Truck. It returns every Friday through Labor Day from 9 a.m. to noon.
57225 Main Rd. in Southold
Signup for the 10K race from the Long Island Sound to the Peconic Bay or the 5K from Main Road at the firehouse to the bay.
All proceeds benefit the Jamesport Fire Department Scholarship fund as well as other local charities. The first 400 to signup will receive the new designed running shirts.
Wednesday, August 31
Take the family to Splish Splash water park in Riverhead before Labor Day. Northforker readers can use code northforker16 at splishsplash.com to save $4 per ticket on up to six tickets at any time this summer.
2549 Splish Splash Drive in Calverton, (631) 727-3600