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Live demonstrations of fleece and fiber crafts will occur throughout the day. (Photo Credit: Michael O’Connor)

Things are starting to heat up on the North Fork! This weekend is filled with festivals, fundraisers, global-to-local wine tastings and a special performance.


Fancy Dive | Barrow Food House, 452 Main Road, Aquebogue

Barrow is now open late on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m.–midnight with small bites and great cocktails. Learn more here.

Turkish Dinner for Two | The North Fork Shack, 41150 County Road 48, Southold

On Saturday, May 18, this pickup-dinner special includes beef kabob, chicken kabob, vegetable saksuka, bulgur with yogurt sauce, Turkish chopped salad and baklava for dessert. $60, reserve here.


Spring Grand Wine Tasting | North Fork Craft Wines & Spirits

On Saturday, May 18 from 5–7 p.m., check out a showcase of seven local wines, plus a selection of wines from around the world. Free, registration required here.

Grand Tasting Event | Basso, 10200 Main Road, Mattituck

On Saturday, May 18 from 2–6 p.m. Basso hosts a special tasting including four wines with meatballs, porchetta and other Basso food items. $90 per person, check out Basso’s Instagram page for more.


Mattituck History Day | Throughout Mattituck

On Saturday, May 18, Mattituck’s history comes alive. At 10 a.m., take a tour of Mattituck’s Victorian-era churches. At noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., learn about Love Lane during a walking tour. At 12:30 and 1:30 p.m., check out a graveyard tour and close out the day at 4 p.m. with a tea party at the Ira and Jesse Tuthill Museum. Each event is $20/$10 for kids, or combine any three events for $50. Buy tickets here.

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride | Breeze Hill Farm, 31215 County Road 48, Peconic

On Sunday, May 19 at 11 a.m. the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride fundraiser kicks off at Breeze Hill Farm, where motorcyclists will ride to support men’s mental health and the fight against prostate cancer. The ride wraps at the Sunshine Shack at Orient Beach with live music by Jon Divello. For more information click here.


Brooklyn Ballet Opening Night | North Fork Arts Center, 211 Front St., Greenport

On Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m., the Brooklyn Ballet performs after a three-week residency at the new North Fork Arts Center. Q&A follows the show. $50, buy tickets here.

Fleece & Fiber Festival | Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead

On Saturday, May 18, head to Hallockville Museum Farm from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. for the annual festival for all things soft and fuzzy. Browse handmade items, see shearing demonstrations, learn basket weaving and other activities. $10, more information here.