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Lobsterfest (Photo credit: David Benthal)

BEING ALIVE
Head to Downtown Riverhead on July 5 for Alive on 25, a street fair with live music, local craft vendors, good food and drink and more. The festivities kick off at 5 p.m., with fireworks at 9 p.m. Visit downtownriverhead.org/alive-on-25 for more information.

LIGHT THE SKY ON FIRE
This annual July 4 weekend celebration is back, with fireworks lighting up the sky at the end of the Fork on July 6. You can enjoy the magical lights from the Orient Causeway and along the shore on Hallock Bay. Rain date July 7. Learn more at orientfireworks.com.

TOVAH’S TURN
Four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh appears at The Suffolk (118 East Main St., Riverhead) on Thursday, July 11. The fabulous Ms. Feldshuh will perform her one-woman show, “Aging Is Optional,” in which the two-time Emmy-nominated actress decides to age in reverse. This show features hilarious, moving storytelling by Feldshuh and showstopping musical theater hits from the seasoned star. Tickets are $49-$89 and can be bought at thesuffolk.com.

15 YEARS OF CRAFT BEER
Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. celebrates its 15th anniversary with a two-day celebration on July 12 and July 13 at both locations (42155 Main Road, Peconic and 234 Carpenter St., Greenport). The festivities include live music, 15 new beers and more. Check out greenportharborbrewing.com for more information.

TREAD THE (skate) BOARDS
On Saturday, July 13, the annual Sound + Skate Festival returns to the Greenport Skate Park (170 Moores Lane, Greenport). The annual event showcases local vendors, live painting demonstrations, musicians and, of course, skating! A skate contest hosted by Will Anguilo of Limitless Culture will feature some of the best daredevil skateboarders you’ve ever seen. Visit greenportskatepark.org/skatepark-festival for more information.

(Photo by Jeremy Garretson)

FERRY STORIES
The original play “A Deck of Ferry Tales” runs from July 19–21 at 6 p.m. on Shelter Island (16 S. Ferry Road, Shelter Island). Written and directed annually by Shelter Islander and musician Lisa Shaw, this play explores interesting stories from Shelter Island’s history. Visit shelterislandhistorical.org for tickets and more information.

SHAKESPEARE BY THE SEA
Northeast Stage’s production of the William Shakespeare tragedy “Hamlet” will play at various venues on the North Fork from July 22–28. These free shows kick off at Meadowlark Vineyard (24385 Main Road, Cutchogue) on July 22; Grangebel Park (55 Columbus Ave., Riverhead) on July 24; and Mitchell Park in Greenport from July 26-28. Bring a picnic basket, some lovely snacks and enjoy one of Shakespeare’s greatest works. Visit northeaststage.org for more information.

HOOP DREAMS
Sports fans should check out the fourth annual Greenport Summer Basketball Tournament on Saturday, July 27, at the Third Street Park. In addition to a youth basketball tourney, there will be live music, dance performances, a barbecue and more for the whole family. This event is hosted by North Fork Kid Connect and kids ages 4-18 can participate. For more information, email [email protected]

PADDLE FOR THE TURTLES
An annual paddle race hosted by the Long Island Aquarium and New York Marine Rescue Center, this event on July 29 (Peconic River, Riverhead) benefits the endangered sea turtles in local waters. Races include stand up paddle boards, kayaks and canoes. The casual-focused recreational race is 2.5 miles, while the 5-mile race is for more competitive paddlers. Register at paddlebattleli.com.

A SEAFOOD SMORGASBORD
The 32nd annual Lobsterfest, which supports the Greenport and Southold Rotary Clubs, will be held at Veterans Beach (11280 Peconic Bay Blvd., Mattituck) on July 29. For $60 ($70 at the door), you get lobster or steak and corn on the cob, with beer and wine available for purchase. A live band will play well into the evening. Buy tickets at rotarylobsterfest2024.com

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