Looking for something to do on the North Fork (or Shelter Island) this weekend? Here are five ideas.
Or, as always, you can visit northforker.com/events for even more things to do.
Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race
It’s time to collect that cardboard and duct tape for the ninth annual Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race along the Peconic Riverfront on Sunday, Aug. 6.
Registration and inspection begin at 9 a.m., with a hula hoop contest at 11:30 and heats starting at noon. There is no registration fee for this Riverhead Business Improvement District event.
Boat builders must use cardboard, duct tape, water-based glue and latex paint (props and decorations are permitted). No other materials may be used for their boats.
Peconic Riverfront Park, 40 Peconic Ave, Riverhead, riverheadbid.com
Harvest East End
Hold out your glass for another pour of local wine as the Long Island Wine Council’s annual Harvest East End event is held at Martha Clara on Saturday, August 5. Dubbed “Back to Our Roots,” the event features more than 30 Long Island wine producers and is the Wine Council’s biggest event of the year. The VIP hour starts at 2 p.m. and the event runs from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Lombardi’s Love Lane Market will be providing the food this year.
This year, the celebration will pay homage to Long Island Wine Country founders who have died, including but not limited to, Robert Palmer of Palmer Vineyards, Robert Entenmann of Martha Clara and Christian Wölffer of Wölffer Estate Vineyard.
General admission tickets are $75 and VIP tickets, which include the “winemaker experience” featuring specialty wines and winemaker meet-and-greets, are $125.
6025 Sound Ave, Riverhead, (631) 298-0075, eventbrite.com
Tai Chi in Mitchell Park
Enjoy a free Tai Chi class in Mitchell Park. The class is held every Saturday at 9 a.m. and is open to all. The event is sponsored by Friends of Mitchell Park. No registration is required.
Mitchell Park, Front St., Greenport
“The Summer Social” at Oysterponds Historical Society
Join the Oysterponds Historical Society for its summer benefit and art auction on Saturday, Aug. 5. The party runs from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Poquatuck Park. Individual tickets start at $150 and can be purchased here.
Poquatuck Park, Village Lane, Orient, oysterpondshistoricalsociety.org
Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild annual show
The annual fair runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5. Browse fine art, jewelry, photography, handmade crafts, pottery and more. There will be a young artist contest, a children’s runway project, live music and refreshments. The rain date is Aug. 6. For more information call (631) 734-6382 or email [email protected].
Village Green,Main Road, Cutchogue, oldtownartsguild.org