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A toast to the first Northforker Wine & Food Classic. (Credit: Barbara Lassen)

Soak up the last full month of summer with these 10 events and happenings.

Catch the last summer street festival

The last Alive on 25 summer street festival for the season will be held on Friday, Aug. 11. Make your way to Main Street in downtown Riverhead for live music, local food, craft beverages and fun for the whole family. The last festival of this summer series will be held from 5 to 9:30 p.m. For more information go to their website

Savor the dog days of summer

Celebrate the dog days of summer at the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund’s annual Summer Soirée. Spend the evening enjoying spectacular water views as you indulge in local wines, hors d’oeuvres, oysters and live music. This year’s event takes place on Sunday, Aug. 20 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person, for info and tickets click here

Eat and drink your way across the North Fork 

Eat and drink like a local at the annual northforker Wine & Food Classic. Hosted by Times Review Media Group, the second annual event will showcase over 40 farm-to-table restaurants, vineyards, breweries and more. This year’s Classic will be held at Borghese Vineyard on Thursday, Aug. 31 from 6 to 10 p.m., and tickets start at $85 plus taxes and fees. To purchase, visit this website

Sip wine and linger around the firepit 

The perfect endcap to August includes sipping wine, live music, and a fire pit. On Friday, Aug. 26, you can do just that with RGNY’s Vino y Fuego bonfire series. Tickets include two glasses of wine and a voucher for the food truck of the evening. Live music and lawn games will be available for the whole family to enjoy. The fire begins burning at 6 p.m., tickets are $60 per adult and $40 for children and non-drinkers. Book now online

Sail back in time

Climb aboard a 17th-century Swedish merchant ship and get the chance to sail it yourself. From Wednesday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 13, Kalmar Nyckel makes her return to Greenport Harbor. Learn the history of the vessel with free deck tours on Saturday, Aug. 5 and 12 and go for day and evening sails around Gardner’s Bay at select times throughout the week. Tickets for day sails are expected to sell quickly, purchase them here

Grab your floaties for some fun in the sun

On Sunday, Aug. 6 head to Strong’s Marine for the Peconic Bay Raft Up Party. Spend the afternoon with your friends floating at the cove off of Robin’s Island. The raft party will run from noon to 5 p.m. and is free to participate. Check here for updates. 

Polka and pierogi return to Riverhead

After a three-year hiatus, the Polish Festival returns to Riverhead on Saturday, Aug. 19. Head to the Riverhead Polish Hall to munch on $20 Polish platters, featuring delicious kielbasa, pierogi and more as you dance to traditional live Polka music and shop local artisan vendors. The festival starts at 11 a.m. with free day admission and lasts until midnight. Night admission with a cash bar begins at 6 p.m., tickets are $20 for adults and teens and children 12 years and younger are $10, and 5 and under are free. Find more information here

Spend your August in nature 

Throughout August, Group for the East End will offer multiple nature-inspired workshops. Tie-dye bags with blueberries, create Native American zoomorphic pinch pots and learn how to paint with air during this month-long series. Multiple volunteer opportunities will also be available throughout the month, including the chance to aid in beach clean-ups and native plant installations. Those interested in volunteering can reach out to Taralynn Reynolds ([email protected]) and to see a full list of workshops, head to GFTEE’s website

Support small businesses

On Sunday, Aug. 6 from noon to 5 p.m., head to the Jamesport Farm Brewery to discover unique treasures, sample delicious treats and support small local businesses. This family-friendly event will host a variety of pop-up vendors. This shopping experience is held on the first Sunday of every month. Find more information here.

Have a ball at the Annual Beach Ball Summer Soirée

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Aug. 26 at 5 p.m. Enjoy a night of live music, poolside dancing and delicious food and drinks at the Soundview in Greenport. The Annual Beach Ball Summer Soirée benefits CAST, with a portion of all ticket sales going towards the non-profit organization and more donations are encouraged throughout the night. Tickets are $125 per person and include access to the raw bar as well as one summer cocktail ticket. The pool will be open for swimming with a lifeguard on duty. Purchase your tickets here