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A scene from the 2015 Harvest East End. The party returns on Saturday, August 5. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

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


Tuesdays at Townsend

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.


Photo by Cyndi Murray

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.


Oysterponds Historical Society's headquarters in Orient. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

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.


Photo by Carrie Miller

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


Jon DiVello.


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


Bistro72 East Scallops

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


Jamesport Vineyards

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


Riverhead Raceway
Friday, August, 12
It’s drive-in movie night at Riverhead Raceway. The raceway is partnering with Movies in the Moonlight for drive-in nights on Fridays this summer. Movie is TBA.  Admission is $6 per person and free for children under 5. Moviegoers should arrive before 8:15 p.m., according to the raceway.
New Suffolk 1
Saturday, August 13
The New Suffolk Waterfront Fund is hosting a “Happy Hour at the Waterfront” from 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy music, light refreshments and breathtaking vistas along the shores of Peconic Bay. Hosted by the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund. All proceeds go toward the continuing revitalization of the evening’s venue — the New Suffolk Waterfront property. A limited number of tickets will be sold and they can be purchased online.
First and Main streets, New Suffolk
Old Mill Inn 3
Sunday, August 14

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.


FIrst and South pig roasts
Monday, August 15

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

Corey Creek Vineyard
Tuesday, August 16
Enjoy wine, tacos and live music during Corey Creek’s Twilight Series. Live Music from The Grand Central and Taco Tuesday by Noah’s on the Road Food Truck. The event repeats on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer with different musical acts and food trucks. $5 cover.

45470 Main Road, Southold, (631) 764-4168

Wednesday, August 17

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


Turkuaz Grill
Thursday, August 18
Enjoy a riverfront meal at one of the North Fork’s best hidden gems, Turquaz Grill. The Mediterranean restaurant offers outdoor seating with a great view of the river.
40 McDermott Avenue, Riverhead
 Salamanders fried chicken
Friday, August 19
Have you ever tried the fried chicken at Salamanders in Greenport? Oh man, is that good. Might we suggest you grab it to go and then take a ride watch the sunset at nearby 67 Steps Beach? Thank us later.
38 Front Street, Greenport


Saturday, August 20

Dan’s Harvest East End showcases the wines of more than 40 East End winemakers paired with heavenly bites from 30-plus topnotch regional chefs and exceptional local purveyors. Creating the perfect endless summer setting, guests are invited to toast under a beautiful white tent at the enchanting McCall Vineyards and Ranch where over 1,000 people are expected to attend.
A portion of this year’s ticket proceeds will benefit Harvest East End, a 501(c)(3) charity benefiting various East End Charities.
22600 Main Road, Cutchogue
Polish Town Fair
Sunday, August 21
Polish Town Street Fair & Polka Festival includes over 250 booths with arts, crafts, ethnic foods, exhibits, Polish imports and more. Live music, dance performances and polka dancing. The street fair is free; admission fee for Polka Festival, 5 to 11 p.m.
The event takes place Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Pulaski and Lincoln streets, Polish Town, Riverhead


mini golf drossos
Monday, August 22
Play a round of mini-golf at Drosso’s in Greenport. Grab some ice cream there when you’re done. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Main Road, Greenport
One Love Beach Meetup
Tuesday, August 23
Paddle boarders should join One Love Beach for its popular Tuesday Meetup at 5 p.m. Each week paddle boarders meet up at a different location for an evening on the water. Check out for details or call 631-333-2064 to reserve a board.
The Giving Room juice
Wednesday, August 24
Take a  beginner’s yoga class at  4:30 p.m. at the Giving Room. Then experience their awesome juice bar. That’s right, let’s get healthy.
56215 Main Road, Southold
Thursday, August 25
Don’t miss  the final Alive on 25 of the year. Main Street will close to cars to create a walk-through, pop-up festival with live music, food trucks and outdoor seating at local restaurants, and family friendly activities.  The festival starts at 5 and ends around 9:30 pm.

Visit for more details.


North Fork table and inn farmers market southold

Friday, August 26

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

Cutchogue Fire Department BBQ
Saturday, August 27
There are plenty of barbecue fundraisers to choose from on the East End, but perhaps none is more popular than the one held by the Cutchogue Fire Department in late August. Tickets do sell out so check 631-734-6907 for availability.
260 New Suffolk Rd., Cutchogue
10k 5k sound to bay jamesport fire department
Sunday, August 28
The 18th annual Jamesport Fire Department Sound to Bay 10K and 5K races kick off at 9 a.m.

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.


Mermaid Mondays at the Long Island Aquarium (Credit: Spoonful of Sugar)

Monday, August 29
Last chance to swim with a mermaid this summer. Mermaid Mondays takes place inside the Long Island Aquarium’s shark lagoon reef, which is filled with tropical fish from all over the world. Each swim session will last for approximately 45 minutes. Tickets for Mermaid Mondays are $42.50 per person plus tax (aquarium members are $36.50 plus tax), plus admission to the aquarium.
431 East Main Street, Riverhead


The "Bean Bar" at Hampton Coffee Co. (Credit: Hampton Coffee Co., courtesy)

Tuesday, August 30
Start your day off right with a cup of coffee and a snack at the North Fork’s newest coffee shop, Hampton Coffee Company.
272 Main Road, Aquebogue

Wednesday, August 31

Take the family to Splish Splash water park in Riverhead before Labor Day. Northforker readers can use code northforker16 at to save $4 per ticket on up to six tickets at any time this summer.

2549 Splish Splash Drive in Calverton, (631) 727-3600