Looking for something to do on the North Fork this weekend?
Here are five ideas. Or, as always, you can visit northforker.com/events for even more things to do.
Lighthouse and seal-watching cruise
Peconic Cruiseline’s 3 p.m. cruise on Saturday offers close-up views of Long Beach Bar “Bug” Light and Orient Point Lighthouse (the Coffee Pot). They also visit “The Ruins” on Gardiners Point Island and observe harbor seals in their natural habitat. These curious creatures are a wonder to watch and often swim close to the boat. Great photo opportunities and a fantastic way to get to know the North Fork from the water.
Railroad Dock, Greenport, www.peconiccruiseline.com
Long Island Garlic Festival
Long Island’s only garlic festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Market in Riverhead. Featuring a wide variety of garlic-inspired foods, crafts, music and just plain garlic to eat and plant. Admission is just $5 per person; children under 6 are free. The event continues on Sunday. Find out more at gardenofevefarm.com.
4558 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, (631) 722-8777, gardenofevefarm.com
Local Oyster Showcase
Held annually during the height of oyster season, Sparkling Pointe will partner with local oyster farms and restaurants to showcase the oyster in both its raw and cooked form Sunday. Pre-sale package costs: $40 ($35 Wine Club Members) and includes 12 oysters (your choice raw and/or cooked variations) and a glass of Sparkling Pointe Brut. Additional Sparkling Wine and Oysters sold separately. Walk-ins will be accepted on a first come first serve basis as space permits
39750 County Rd. 48, Southold, (631) 765-0200, sparklingpointe.com
Chef’s Table cooking class at The Halyard
The Halyard at Sound View in Greenport is hosting its first bi-monthly cooking demonstration and class with Chef Galen Zamarra Friday at 4:30 p.m. “How to prepare Fluke” is $35 and is in the library, which will include some light bites and a glass of wine. Chef Galen will lead a range of cooking and food related activities on the property throughout the fall and beyond.
58775 Route 48, Greenport, 631-477-0666, thehalyardgreenport.com
Harvesting and Enjoying Herbs
Take a walk Sunday at Charnews Farm in Southold to see what is in bloom, what is ready for harvest and how to care for herbs into the fall. You will make and enjoy herbal tea and an herbal tincture, and learn to prepare herbs for drying for winter storage with herbalist Heather Cusack. Also learn about some of the wild edible and medicinal herbs grown at the farm, and how to use them in several delicious recipes. $20 per person, plus a $10 materials fee. Register by Sept. 8.
3005 Youngs Ave, Southold, 631-283-3195, email@example.com