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There is a rumor that the North Fork slows to a crawl when the cooler weather returns. And while the beaches may be empty and the sidewalks less traveled, there are still plenty of ways to experience the region in the so-called offseason.
Get crafty and cozy with these North Fork events this November
Beer and Halloween Candy Pairing at Moustache Brewing Co.
Halloween may have passed, but the folks at Moustache Brewing Co. have something sweet planned for the weekend. Starting Friday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 3, enjoy a special Halloween flight featuring four beers paired with candy. Fingers crossed that the PSL (Pumpkin Spice Lager) is in the flight lineup.
For tasting room location and information visit, moustachebrewing.com.
“Sundays with Grandma” at Diliberto Winery
For those of you who miss your Italian nonna’s cooking, Diliberto Winery can help you recreate the feeling of a full belly of your grandma’s macaroni and sauce. On Sundays, Nov. 10 and 17, the winery will host its annual “Sundays with Grandma” series, featuring a four-course meal, pasta demonstrations, classic Italian music, and the vineyard’s award-winning wines. For details, dilibertowinery.com.
Fish & Sips at the Long Island Aquarium
Visit the Long Island Aquarium in downtown Riverhead for a special after-hours food and wine pairing. The annual Fish & Sips event returns Friday, Nov. 15 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy tastings from more than 20 local vineyards and breweries as well as hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $54.95 per person. Visit, longislandaquarium.com.
Boards & Wine at The Menhaden Hotel
Have you ever wanted to style a charcuterie board like a pro? Here’s your chance. Join Lauren Lombardi, owner of Lombardi’s Love Lane Market, and learn how to create one of her Instagram-worthy charcuterie and crudité boards. Hosted by and held at The Menhaden Hotel in Greenport, guests will learn how to create their own boards using crudités, local cheeses, Italian cured meats, edible garnishes, Marcona almonds and fruit chutneys. Enjoy the experience while sipping on complimentary wine pairings. Saturday, Nov. 2 from $75 per person.
7th Annual Family Nature Scavenger Hunt at Downs Farm Preserve
Group for the East End will hold its annual scavenger hunt on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue. At this family-friendly event, explore the trails of Downs Farm Preserve and keep your eye out for hidden prizes along the way. Registration is strongly encouraged. For more information or to register for this event, contact Christine Tylee at [email protected].
Peconic Bay Scallop Dinner by Southold Rotary at Touch of Venice
Nov. 4 marks the official start of the Peconic Bay scallop season and you can celebrate with a scallop dinner at Touch of Venice. This fundraiser, held on Monday, Nov. 11, from noon to 8 p.m., is organized by the Rotary Club of Southold and benefits the club’s charitable activities throughout the year. Tickets are $35 per person, visit eventbrite.com.
Reptile Presentation at Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island
Walk off your Thanksgiving feast with a trip to Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island Friday, Nov. 29, from 1 to 2 p.m. The Nature Conservancy is hosting a Quogue Wildlife Refuge naturalist who will share facts about the adaptations reptiles must take to survive. The experience includes up-close encounters with lizards, turtles, and snakes. Call the Mashomack Visitor Center at 631-749-4219 for further information or e-mail [email protected].
Rosé & Macramé
Want to make a bottle of wine even better? This class will give that housewarming gift or home display extra bragging rights. TouchGOODS in Southold is hosting Rosé & Macramé classes. Attendees will enjoy light bites and refreshing rosé while shop owner Norine Pennacchia guides them through making their very own boho-style wall hanging. Add-ons like beads and feathers will also be available to help you further personalize your creation. The class, a part of North Fork Affair’s ongoing craft series, is set for Thursday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets to Rosé & Macramé can be purchased at eventbrite.com.
The Zodiac Party at Treiber Farms
On Thursday, Nov. 7 from 6 p.m. to midnight, join Treiber Farms and friends for a night of reiki sessions, birth chart readings, light installations, DJ sets and more. Mattitaco will serve up its tacos from 7 to 10 p.m. and Matchbook Distilling will offer a complimentary Scorpio spirit. For more information visit treiberfarms.com. RSVP to [email protected].
In the Spirit of Christmas at Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue
Let’s face it, Christmas is right around the corner and you can get into the holiday spirit at Spirit’s Promise’s annual holiday equine and farm experience: In the Spirit of Christmas. Starting on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. you and your family can visit the farm and enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus, a visit with Santa and his “equine” reindeer, caroling, vendors to shop and more. Each visit lasts 60 minutes and must be booked in advance. Purchase tickets to In the Spirit of Christmas for this date and five additional dates throughout December.