Things are still heating up for summer on the North Fork with plenty of events this month.
Staycation with a day at Sound View Greenport
Snag a day pass and immerse yourself in a worry-free day of relaxation at the Sound View in Greenport, recently voted Best Hotel on the North Fork by northforker readers. Each Resort Pass includes admission to the Sound-side pool and use of its lounge chairs, umbrellas and the hotel’s famed concession stand, Jack’s Shack, where you can order elevated poolside food to fuel your day. Or head down to the beach and enjoy cocktails at the Low Tide Beach Bar. Passes are $75 per person and can be reserved at resortpass.com. Guests must be 18 or older.
Take the kids to a farm-to-table tot cooking class
Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market in Riverhead is offering a Tots Cooking Class every Thursday in August from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Each class begins with a tour of the farm where kids gather their ingredients while learning how they are grown and harvested. Then, the young cooks head to the farm market to create a vegetarian snack to take home. Classes cover jam, fruit pie, a simple tomato bruschetta and a watermelon tasting. The cost is $20 per child (ages 2-10), $10 each for additional children and $5 for accompanying adults. To book, visit gardenofevefarm.com.
Pick your own irresistible summer peaches
Nothing says peak summer like a juicy peach. And with the stone fruit perfectly ripe during August, it’s the ideal time for a U-pick experience. Visit local North Fork growers like Lewin Farms in Wading River (lewinfarm.com) or Wickham’s Fruit Farm in Cutchogue (wickhamsfruitfarm.com) to pick your own right from the trees.
Drink like an Italian and a North Forker
On Thursday, Aug. 12, head to Terra Vite Winery & Vineyard in Jamesport for a Tuscany Meets the North Fork wine class from 6 to 7:30 p.m.. Participants will enjoy a welcome apertivo then immerse themselves in a Wine 101 and palate calibration discussion before tasting wines from Tuscany and the North Fork. The class, which also includes light snacks, costs $60 per person. Visit terravitevineyard.com for tickets.
Rotary Uncorked returns to Riverhead
One of our favorite events each year, Rotary Uncorked returns to RGNY on Thursday, Aug. 26. Now in its 14th year, many of the North Fork’s top restaurants and wineries gather for a tasting event that will not disappoint. The $125 per person is well worth the cost plus it benefits the Riverhead Rotary’s charitable efforts. Tickets at riverheadrotary.org.
Dine among the vines
RGNY is launching its Harvest Series Friday, August 20 with a six-course pairing dinner cooked by the team at Noah’s. It’s a four-hour event sure to stimulate all the senses. It’s $200 per person plus tax and gratuity. It starts at 6 p.m. Visit rgnywine.com/collections/visit/products/dinner-in-the-vines for tickets.
Friday night at the movies
First and South has been hosting movie nights this summer — a great date option for couples. Reservations can be made for $30 for two or four guests and that price includes popcorn and a handmade chocolate bar. The restaurant is picking its favorite movies for the screenings, which will continue each Friday in August at 8:45 p.m. The bar remains open until the end credits roll. Tables, benches and blankets provided. The movies are rated R, so leave the little ones with the sitter.
Think Suhru on Sundays
Suhru wines is making Sundays the place to be at their tasting room on Main Road in Cutchogue. Each week from noon to 5 p.m. they have a rotation of caterers serving up food and/or retailers selling artisanal goods to go with their full menu of wines. It’s BBQ one week (8/15 ), desserts the next (8/22 ) and tacos on the last Sunday of the month (8/29). Visit suhruwines.com for more information.
Absorb history on the waterfront
Horton Point Lighthouse is a gem of a historic property on the Long Island Sound in Southold. You can’t help but feel the history there. And on Saturday, Aug. 7, Town Historian Amy Folk will give a lecture on the rumrunning history of the North Fork. The event is set for 2 p.m.
Learn to draw in a gorgeous setting
Landcraft Garden Foundation is hosting a botanical drawing workshop at their beautiful property in Mattituck. Artist Rebecca Allan leads the way for the 10 a.m. event. Tickets are $90 for members and $100 for others. Visit landcraftgardenfoundation.org for more information. Only 15 spots will be available.