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Sparkling Pointe in Southold hosts its “Eat, Drink and Be Sparkling” event series this month. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

With harvest festivals and pumpkin-picking a thing of the past, November might be the best time to visit the North Fork. From a North Fork coloring book launch party to artisanal gift fairs and Thanksgiving pies, there are still many things to do on the North Fork this time of year.

Here is something to do for all 30 days of November.

November 1

Have a drink

Touch of Venice's Figtini is served with a slice of real fig (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)
Touch of Venice’s Figtini is served with a slice of real fig. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Grab a Harvest Cocktail or Figtini at Touch of Venice restaurant after work. The fruit flavors will lift your mood and help you get into the holiday spirit.

Touch of Venice, 28350 Main Road, Cutchogue, (631) 298-5851

November 2

Coloring Book Party

A North Fork Cloring Book by Kara Hoblin.
A North Fork Coloring Book by Kara Hoblin.

Shuck and color at Little Creek Oysters’ North Fork Coloring Book Party from 5 to 9 p.m. Little Creek Oysters will be hosting NoFo-famous artist Kara Hoblin and introducing her newest project, North Fork Coloring Book. Copies will be available for purchase and some free loose pages will be supplied to decorate.  Expect special prices on beer, wine and, of course, oysters. Post your work on Instagram using the hash tag #shuckandcolor and it might be featured on @nofocoloringbook’s Instagram page.

Little Creek Oysters, 37 Front Street, Greenport, (631) 477-6992

November 3

Chicken Dinner


Support Greenport teachers and enjoy dinner at the same time at the Chicken Dinner Fundraiser at Soundview Restaurant from noon to 9 p.m. Eat-in or take out. Tickets are $20 and available from any Greenport School teacher or at the door.

Sound View Restaurant, 58775 Route 48, Greenport

November 4

RFCT Presents “Catch Me If You Can”

The Riverhead Faculty Community Theater presents "Catch Me If You Can." (Credit: Jeremy Garretson)
The Riverhead Faculty Community Theater presents “Catch Me If You Can.” Bobby Peterson plays the lead, Frank Abagnale. (Credit: Jeremy Garretson)

See the show “Catch Me If You Can” at Riverhead High School at 7:30 p.m., presented by Riverhead Faculty Community Theatre. Based on the film of the same, the musical follows the adventures of real-life globetrotting con artist Frank Abagnale. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door; students are $5 (ID may be requested); veterans are free on Veterans Day with proof. Visit

Riverhead High School, 700 Osborn Avenue, Riverhead

November 5

Holiday Shopping at the Havens Store

Insdie the Havens Barn in 2013.(Credit: The Shelter Island Historical Society).
Inside the Havens Barn in 2013. (Credit: Shelter Island Historical Society)

Start your holiday shopping early with a visit to Havens Store Holiday Shopping Day at the Havens House Museum on Shelter Island from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit the Havens Store, which sells books by local authors, unique locally made merchandise, ornaments, natural bath and body products and more. Refreshments will be served.

The store will remain open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through December.

Havens House Museum, 16 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island, (631) 749-0025

November 6

Futures Tasting

Paumanok Vineyards wine
Taste the future at Paumanok Vineyards’ barrel-tasting event. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Sip the future at Paumanok Vineyards in Aquebogue during its Futures Barrel Tasting, with tastings at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Join owner and winemaker Charles Massoud in the cellar  to taste wine right from the barrel. The tasting of 2015 vintage reds and barrel-fermented chardonnay will be featured, and futures purchases will be offered for purchase.

Tastings will be poured in large Riedel crystal glasses and accompanied by an assortment of fine cheeses, breads and pate. $25 per person to attend. This fee will be waived if you purchased 2014 vintage futures, if you purchase 2015 futures, or if you are a Paumanok Club member. Call for reservations.

Paumanok Vineyards, 1074 Main Road, Aquebogue, (631) 722-8800

November 7

Have a Pizza Night

1943 Pizza Bar in Greenport. (Credit: Courtesy Matt Michel)
1943 Pizza Bar in Greenport. (Credit: Courtesy Matt Michel)

Savor a gourmet pizza for dinner at 1943 Pizza Bar in Greenport. It’s worth a visit for their toppings and delicious, crispy crust. Be sure to set your DVR to catch owner Matt Michel’s recent appearance on Food Network’s “Cooking for Jeffrey.”

1943 Pizza Bar, 308 Main Street, Greenport, (631) 603-7378

November 8

Election Night Dinner

North Fork United Methodist Church
North Fork United Methodist Church. (Credit: Melissa Martin)

Finish Election Day with a scallop or chicken dinner at North Fork United Methodist Church in Cutchogue. Eat in or take out. $22 per person; $10 for children under the age of twelve. Proceeds benefit the church’s missions.

North Fork United Methodist Church, 30635 Main Road, Cutchogue, (631) 734-6033.

November 9

Afternoon Hike

Arshomamaque Pond
Arshamomaque Pond. (Credit: Melissa Martin)

Take a brisk afternoon hike at Arshamomaque Preserve in Greenport. Take in the beautiful sights and crisp fall air as you walk through the trail’s fallen leaves.

Arshamomaque Preserve, 63445 Main Road, Southold, (631) 765-1800

November 10

Pickup a Farm Fresh Dinner

The new butcher case at the 8 Hands Farm store in Cutchogue. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
The new butcher case at the 8 Hands Farm store in Cutchogue. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Pick up dinner at the 8 Hands Farm‘s new farm-to-butcher shop in Cutchogue. They offer fresh farm-raised meat, as well as prepared items such as chicken coq au vin, ratatouille and fresh pasta made with the farm’s eggs. Remember all this when creating your Thanksgiving menu.

8 Hands Farm, 3735 Cox Lane, Cutchogue, (631) 533-2768

November 11

Craft Beer Pairing Dinner

Taps lined up at the Long Ireland tasting room on Pulaski Street. (Courtesy photo)
Taps lined up at the Long Ireland tasting room on Pulaski Street. (Courtesy photo)

Enjoy craft beer at the Long Ireland Craft Beer Pairing Dinner at East Wind Long Island in Wading River from 7 to 10 p.m. Enjoy four courses of delicious food paired with a variety of craft beers from the Riverhead brewery. Reservations are required; call to reserve. The event is $50 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

East Wind Long Island, 5720 Route 25A, Wading River, (631) 929-3500

November 12

Eat, Drink and Be Sparkling

Credit: Randee Daddona
Credit: Randee Daddona

Eat, drink and be sparkling at Sparkling Pointe in Southold. Pair sparkling wines with local food purveyors with dishes that show off the versatility of flavors and combinations. This session will mark the release of Excellence XO Brandy paired with Vosges Haut-Chocolat. Visit for tickets and more information.

Sparkling Pointe, 39750 Route 48, Southold, (631) 765-0200

November 13

Poetry Night

Mattituck-Laurel Library
Mattituck-Laurel Library. (Credit: Melissa Martin)

Attend a poetry reading at Mattituck-Laurel Library at 2 p.m. “Poetry for Peace — Poetry for Friendship” is sponsored by Congregation Tifereth Israel and North Fork Reform Synagogue. Young North Fork poets will read poems about peace and friendship. The top poems will be selected and prizes will be given.

Mattituck-Laurel Library, 13900 Main Road, Mattituck, (631) 298-4134

November 14

Get your veggies

Fall veggies at Sang Lee(Credit: Vera Chinese)
Fall veggies at Sang Lee Farms in Peconic. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Stop at Sang Lee Farms for some fall veggies while you still can. Their last day of the season is Nov. 23. Get inspired and make a seasonal soup or another fun recipe with locally harvested options.

Sang Lee Farms, 25180 Route 48, Peconic, (631) 734-7001

November 15

East End Arts Holiday Boutique

East End Arts Holiday Boutique
Hand-painted porcelain kiln-fired ornaments at the 2015 Holiday Boutique. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photos)

Shop the Holiday Boutique at the East End Arts Gallery on Main Street in Riverhead. Find artistic, one-of-a-kind handmade gifts all made by local artists. The boutique is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and runs from Nov. 12 through Dec. 24. Find out more at

133 E. Main Street, Riverhead, (631) 727-0900

November 16

Learn About Bees

Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)
Credit: Monique Singh-Roy

Catch the buzz! Learn about beekeeping at Talmage Farm Agway in Riverhead with master beekeeper Chris Kelly. This is an introductory presentation on the basics, followed by a Q&A. Call to reserve. Visit the extensive beekeeping department after the session.

Talmage Farm Agway, 1122 Osborn Avenue, (631) 727-3100

November 17

Harvest Gospel Concert

Harvest Gospel Concert
A scene from the 2015 Harvest Gospel Concert series. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Celebrate the joy of music from the soul at the 30th annual Harvest Gospel Concert at Mattituck Presbyterian Church at 8 p.m. This free, non-denominational celebration connects community members while sharing the joy of music and kicking off the holiday season. This is the first of three concerts. Visit for more information.

Mattituck Presbyterian Church, 12605 Main Road, Mattituck

November 18

Fish & Sips at the Long Island Aquarium

A penguin goes for a swim at the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center. (Credit: Rachel Young)
A penguin goes for a swim at the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Sip with the fishes at the ninth annual Fish & Sips event at the Long Island Aquarium. More than 20 local wineries get together for this special evening, which includes tasting and purchasing opportunities. This popular event celebrates the harvest with wine, live music and delicious hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $49.95 and the event starts at 7 p.m. Visit

Long Island Aquarium, 431 E. Main Street, Riverhead (631) 208-9200

November 19

Chamber Music at Borghese

Credit: Courtesy photo
Credit: Courtesy photo

Immerse yourself in the sounds of chamber music at the first-ever Chamber Music Concert Series at Castello di Borghese in Cutchogue. Experience the magical genius of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Ravel while enjoying wine from Long Island’s oldest vines. This is the final performance of the series. $25 per ticket presale; $30 at the door. Reservations aren’t required. Contact the vineyard to purchase tickets. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

17150 Route 48, Cutchogue, (631) 734-5311

November 20

Craft Fair at Raphael

Raphael in Peconic. (Credit: File photo)

Shop local at Raphael during the local craft fair held inside its tasting room. East End vendors visit with handcrafted products. Admission is free; be prepared to shop. Visit for more information.

39390 Main Road, Peconic, (631) 765-1100

November 21

Grab a Toasty Beverage

Hampton Coffee Company pumpkin
For a taste of fall, try Hampton Coffee Company’s pumpkin spice chai latte. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Start your Monday with a cup of java from Hamptons Coffee Company. They offer seasonal flavors, such as pumpkin spice chai latte. Yum!

Hampton Coffee Company, 272 Main Road, Aquebogue, (631) 779-2862

November 22

Get Your Cider …

Woodside Orchards hard cider
The cider menu at Woodside Orchards in Aquebogue. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Stock-up on local hard cider for your Thanksgiving celebration. Go cider tasting at Woodside Orchards in Aquebogue and bring your growler.

Woodside Orchards, 729 Main Road, Aquebogue, (631) 722-5770

November 23

… And Your Pie

Briermere Farms’ chocolate cream pie (Credit: Grant Parpan)
Briermere Farms’ chocolate cream pie. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Pick up a famous Briermere Farms’ fresh-baked pie for your Thanksgiving table. They offer many varieties of fruit pies, cream pies and, of course, pumpkin.

Briermere Farms, 4414 Sound Avenue, Riverhead (631) 722-3931

November 24

Restaurant Thanksgivings

The East Wind in Wading River. (Credit: file photo)
East Wind Long Island in Wading River. (Credit: file photo)

Don’t want to cook this holiday? You have options. Enjoy a Thanksgiving Day brunch at Giorgio’s of Baiting Hollow or a Thanksgiving Day buffet at East Wind Long Island in Wading River. Scrimshaw in Greenport and The Birchwood in Riverhead will also offer sit-down meals.


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November 25

Black Friday Concert

Martha Clara VIneyards

Rock out at the annual Black Friday Concert at Martha Clara Vineyards, featuring Billboard Live Band from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Northville Barn. Learn and purchase tickets at

Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, (631) 298-0075

November 26

Christmas in Mattituck

he Ira Tuthill House houses the Mattituck Historical Society.
The Ira Tuthill House serves as the headquarters of the Mattituck Historical Society. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Get into the spirit of the season at the traditional celebration “Christmas in Mattituck,” which features a tree-lighting ceremony, caroling and refreshments. Festivities will take place from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society Grounds at Main Road and Cardinal Drive.

Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society, 18200 Main Road, Mattituck, (631) 298-5248

November 27

Champagne, Chopin and Caviar

Courtesy of Pindar Vineyards
Courtesy of Pindar Vineyards.

Make the season sparkle with the Champagne, Chopin and Caviar tour at Pindar Vineyards. Tour the Peconic winery and find out how sparkling wines are made in the traditional méthode champenoise, including how many bubbles are in a glass. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine, along with caviar, cheeses and other light noshes in the cellar. Then return to the tasting room for a flight of five wines, all included for $15 per person. Reservations are required. Call (631) 734-6200 x104 or reserve online at

Pindar Vineyards, 37645 Main Road, Peconic, (631) 734-6200

November 28

Cheese, Please

Village Cheese Shop Love Lane

Stroll the shops on Love Lane for a cheese-tasting or have a fondue lunch at The Village Cheese Shop. It’s a unique and delicious experience that is certain to warm you. Afterward, bring home your favorite selections.

Village Cheese Shop, 105 Love Lane, Mattituck (631) 298-8556

November 29

See a Movie at the Shelter Island Library

Shelter Island Library

The library will screen “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” at 7 p.m. It was named one of the “1001 Movies You Must See Before you Die,” according to this book.

37 N. Ferry Road, Shelter Island, (631) 749-0042

November 30

Cut Your Own Tree

Zuhoski cut your own Christmas tree farm

Cut your own Christmas tree at Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm in Cutchogue. Don’t forget to browse the 2,500-square-foot gift shop, which is filled with handmade wreaths, kissing balls, swags, custom gifts, decorations, ornaments and collectibles.

Here is a list of other places to cut your own tree on the North Fork.

Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm, 30105 Main Road, Cutchogue, (631) 734-8641