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Talmage Farm Agway in Riverhead. (Photo credit: Paul Squire)

St. Patrick’s Day is behind us, but in another week we’ll all be consumed by Easter festivities. On the North Fork, they actually begin this week with the annual Orient Beach State Park Egg Hunt. If running around looking for Easter Eggs isn’t your thing, perhaps you’d be interested in simply relaxing with a nice fondue tasting? Here’s what’s up:


A four-course dinner from tomorrow’s culinary stars | Cutchogue Diner, 27850 Main Road, Cutchogue

Students from CAST’s culinary program will prepare and present a four-course dinner under the supervision of chef Ryan Carroll on March 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $175 and benefit CAST’s culinary program.


Pindar Vineyard. (Credit: File photo)

Dip and sip at Pindar | 37645 Route 25, Peconic

The French Picnic hosts this fondue experience on March 23 from noon–5 p.m. $40 per person, includes glass of wine.

Taste Italian wines and bites | North Fork Craft Wines & Spirits, 122 South St., Greenport

North Fork Craft Wines & Spirits’ Italian Wine Grand Tasting on March 23 from 5–7 p.m. will include wines from Diego Pressenda, Tonnino, Italo Cescon and Inicieri. Light bites will also be served. Free, registration required.


Talmage Farm Agway in Riverhead. (Photo credit: Paul Squire)

CHICKen out at Talmage Farm Agway | 1122 Osborn Avenue Riverhead, NY

Learn everything there is to know about raising a backyard poultry flock with speaker Tiffany Wyman of Nutrena Feeds on March 23 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Free, registration required; call 631-727-3100.

Embark on a pre-Easter egg hunt | Orient Beach State Park, 40000 Main Road, Orient

This free annual Easter egg hunt is back on March 23 at 11 a.m. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate. Rain date March 24 at 1 p.m.


The Suffolk. (Photo credit: Michael Heller)

LOL at the Long Island Comedy Festival | The Suffolk, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead

Now in its 18th year, the Long Island Comedy Festival is back. Comedians include “Banjo” Les Bayer, John Larocchia, Maria Walsh and Tim Krompier. $45.

Get SAP-py at Downs Farm Preserve | 23800 Main Road, Cutchogue

The North Fork SAP (Suffolk Alliance for Pollinators) is having Native Seed and Plant Swap on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m.