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Fireworks, parades, lobster, and dancing – something for everyone to enjoy in the first full month of summer.

ENJOY FIREWORKS AND WINE AT PECONIC BAY VINEYARDS

Start your July Fourth weekend off right by sipping wine and watching celebratory fireworks at Peconic Bay Vineyards in Cutchogue. This all-American event, co-hosted by the Cutchogue Fire Department, is set for Friday, July 1, from 5 to 9 p.m. with fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Enjoy barbecue, wine, beer, and concessions available for purchase. GA tickets are $50. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit here. For our full fireworks roundup check out this post.

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY

Monday, July 4 kicks off Greenport’s Dances in the Park, a series of live music you won’t want to miss.  From 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. head to Mitchell Park Marina to listen to the tunes of The Remedy. On Monday, July 11 Gene Casey and The Lone Sharks will perform followed by The No Request Band on July 18 and The Vendettas on July 25. This event is free and open to the public.

BBQ ON THE LAWN AT WINDAMERE

From 5 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday in July — the 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th — Windamere at Strong’s Water Club in Mattituck will host a cookout on the lawn that you won’t want to miss. The barbecue cookout will feature steamed clams, grilled chicken, burgers, shrimp and vegetable skewers, pulled pork, roasted corn, potato salad, dessert, and more. Unlimited beer is also included. Tickets are $55 per person and $25 per child under 10. Reservations are suggested and can be made at 631-315-5252.

LINE DANCE IN AN OLD BARN

On Saturday, July 30, hop into your boots and head over to Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead for their annual Barn Dance fundraiser from 6 to 9:30 p.m. There, you’ll dig into a barbecue dinner and locally crafted drinks before dancing the night away to live music. Tickets for this elevated evening are $150 per person. Purchase tickets here.

MAKE SOME SLIME

On Friday, July 1, NOFO Slime Club is hosting a popup party in Tasker Park in Peconic for children of all ages. Each child will create an 8 oz. jar of slime, paint their own dino or unicorn, and participate in a sensory activity. $25 per child. RSVP at [email protected]

CREATE AND SIP

What pairs best with wine? Crafts! On Wednesday, July 6 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Suhru Wines in Cutchogue is hosting Imaginariums by Elissa to lead a beach-inspired succulent and air plant arrangement workshop. The arrangement will include handpicked plants, preserved mosses, florals, and driftwood – just bring your glue gun! Tickets cost $80 per person and can be purchased here.

SHOP AT A POP-UP

On Saturday, July 2 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Sunday, July 3 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. NOFO Flower Company will be popping up at In The Attic Too in Mattituck offering the most gorgeous handcrafted seasonal wreaths. Whether you’re on the hunt for a patriotic look or garden vibes this artisan has you covered. Another spot to shop, The Salting has launched its summer residency tucked in a barn on the Sherwood House Vineyards property in Jamesport and will be open Friday – Sunday. The designer creates raw luxury pieces including shirts, tunics, dresses, and more. Art and accessories are also available.

DINE ON AN AL FRESCO DINNER

The Dimon Estate along with Bedell’s Corey Creek Vineyard invites you to Rosé the Night Away on Thursday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. for an intimate al fresco dining experience set in the restaurant’s gorgeous orchard.  The evening will include a four-course menu paired with small-batch rosé wines. Tickets cost $140 per person and can be purchased here.

LEARN ABOUT BUTTERFLIES

Join the Group for the East End at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue on Wednesday, July 20 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. for a family-friendly gathering where children (and adults alike!) will learn about the life cycle of butterflies and will do a hands-on activity. The event is open to children of all ages. Email Taralynn Reynolds at [email protected] to register.

EAT LOBSTER BY THE BAY

LobsterFest is back at the Wharf House at Founders Landing in Southold. Presented by the Greenport and Southold Rotary Clubs and benefiting local com­munity service projects, this great event is your chance to dine on delicious lobster (or steak!) from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Kids’ meals are avail­able, too. For pricing and tickets.

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