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Things to do this weekend on the North Fork

Are you exhausted from Valentine’s Day?

We didn’t think so! This weekend, head to Southold for the annual WinterFest celebration, paint a work of chocolate art, show off your trivia skills and more around the North Fork.


RGNY in Riverhead. (Photo credit: Lee Meyer)

Enjoy an authentic Mexican brunch at RGNY | 6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead
RGNY honors its Mexican roots with a Mexican brunch Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. Menu includes chilaquiles, churros, fresh fruit, chips and guac, two glasses of wine and coffee. $50 per person, buy tickets here.

Learn and taste at the New York Seafood Summit | Cornell Cooperative Extension, 423 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead
This annual event on Feb. 16, from 1–4 p.m., includes panels and lectures about the state of seafood in New York, plus tastings. Registration is free and donations are welcome.


Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. in Peconic. (Photo credit: David Benthal)

Bring a group and get your nerd on at Sannino Vineyard’s Trivia Night | 15975 County Road 48, Cutchogue
Come alone or with a group of up to six trivia geeks on Feb. 16 from 6–7:30 p.m. Get your knowledge cap ready and reserve here.

Rock out to the Tasty Waves at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. | 42155 Main Road, Peconic
Sip a pint of craft beer while dancing along to the horns-based Tasty Waves rock band, which hails from Issaquah, WA, on Feb. 17 from 4–7 p.m.


A scene from WinterFest 2022. (Photo credit: Jeremy Garrison)

Check out Southold WinterFest 2024 | Main Road, Southold
The annual WinterFest on Feb. 17 invites all to enjoy what Southold has to offer, with added fun like a DJ, caricature artist, ice sculpting and more from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Rain date Feb. 18.

Explore Hallock State Park Preserve during a winter scavenger hunt | 6062 Sound Avenue, Riverhead
Get your hiking boots (and gloves and coats!) ready for a family friendly scavenger hunt that will have you looking for wildlife tracks, animal homes and more on Feb. 18 from 1–2:30 p.m. Find out more here.


Scenes from a chocolate canvas painting workshop at Disset Chocolate (Photo credit: Christopher Fenimore)

Witness artistic vision at The White Barn Gallery Show | The Giving Room, 56275 Main Road, Southold
This multi-artist show features works inspired by the iconic White Barn in Laurel on Feb. 17 from noon to 7 p.m. Guests can vote for their favorite work, and the winning artist receives a $250 gift card. Find out more about the gallery here.

Paint a chocolate masterpiece at Atelier Disset | 28080 Main Road, Cutchogue
Create a masterpiece using either a chocolate canvas or a breaker (a giant malt ball filled with malt balls!) that you’ll be able to take home and enjoy on Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. This month’s theme is Valentine’s Day. Register for $69 here.