10/09/19 11:54am

Tall ship Nao Santa María is in Greenport for Columbus Day weekend. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

Tall ship Nao Santa María docked in Greenport Tuesday night in time for Columbus Day weekend tours.

The 98-foot wood and fiberglass ship is a replica of Christopher Columbus’ famed Santa María, which landed in America on October 12, 1492 on its maiden voyage with sister vessels the Niña and the Pinta. Its arrival was considered a milestone in history: the discovery of America. (more…)

10/04/19 6:00am

Athienou Farms on Sound Avenue in Riverhead lets you paint the pumpkins you pick from the farm. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

Athienou Farms is putting a creative spin on u-pick pumpkins this fall.

The Riverhead farm stand introduced u-pick-and-paint pumpkins last weekend, offering families a chance to brush up on their art skills after hitting the field. The farm sets up tables for parents and kids to take their time decorating to their liking.

“Some kids like to paint faces or paint the whole pumpkin pink, they can do what they’d like to customize it,” said Athienou Farms’ Philip Seas. “No one is rushing them. It is about having fun and being creative.” (more…)

10/04/19 5:33am

It’s lights, camera, action for the fourth annual North Fork TV Festival.

The two-day showcase for independent television pilots kicks off today, Friday, Oct. 4 in Greenport. The festival features special screenings, panels and parties. It also honors innovators for their contributions to the silver screen. (more…)