05/24/19 5:55am

People danced to the music of Who Are Those Guys? at Dances in the Park. (Credit: Estefany Molina)

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Summer brings festivals, concerts and foodie events to the North Fork, many of which have a charitable purpose. 

From one-day celebrations to summer series’ here are 20 North Fork and Shelter Island happenings we think you’ll enjoy.

And as always, visit northforker.com/events for more fun ideas.

North Fork and Shelter Island events you'll want to check out this summer

05/23/19 3:25pm

Hey, it’s our birthday. Happy birthday to us!

Northforker launched six years ago today on May 23, 2013. Thanks to all of our loyal readers and advertisers, the future continues to look bright for us.

This special anniversary had us feeling a little nostalgic and so we began poking around our archives. (more…)

05/23/19 5:52am

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Somewhere on the North Fork this weekend, a family will pull up to a beach on its return to the North Fork.

Along the way, they’ll pass rows of budding vines, a line developing outside Magic Fountain, and the smoke and reverberating laughter from a backyard country barbecue. On the way back home, perhaps they’ll stop at a farm stand for a bundle of fresh asparagus and some strawberries.

But for now, their sights are set on that one specific destination: the water. (more…)

05/22/19 5:56am

Lavender by the Bay was the backdrop to the cover photo of the 2019 Vacation Guide. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

North Fork Vacation Guide, an annual publication from Times Review Media Group, hit newsstands this week. 

This year’s issue — which provides helpful listings for places to visit, including restaurants, wineries and attractions — was printed in addition to a new issue of northforker, which will be released next week. (more…)

05/17/19 6:00am
Grace and Grit barbecue pop-up

Tim Coughlan at the grill during a Grace & Grit barbecue pop-up earlier this season. Grace & Grit will take up a ‘barbecue residency’ at McCall VIneyards this fall (Credit: Madison Fender)

What better way to welcome the unofficial start of the summer than with a Memorial Day cookout? Next weekend marks the first major opportunity of the season to gather friends and family for an afternoon eating and drinking in the sunshine.

Here is the ultimate northforker guide for upping your grilling game and mastering mixology along other tips, tricks and recipes that will leave your guests impressed. (more…)