The 64th annual Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival officially kicked off Thursday with hulling night. The hundreds of volunteers who helped prepare all the strawberries for the festival received a strawberry daiquiri.
The four-day festival features a full slate of events Saturday, including the crowning of the Strawberry Queen at 3 p.m. and the return of the shortcake-eating contest at 5 p.m.
The American Legion Burton Potter Post 185 opened for the first public skate Sunday with nearly 150 skaters showing up. (Credit: Grant Parpan)
On the morning of her 62nd birthday, Dottie Stevens’ family asked how she’d like to celebrate.
The longtime Greenport resident thought for a moment before recalling the day offered a long lost opportunity in her community.
“I want to go roller skating,” she told them.
She wasn’t alone.
The Burton Potter American Legion Post 185 reopened for its first public skating session in more than a decade Sunday and nearly 150 community members returned to the Third Street building. For some, it was the first time they’d ever laced up skates. For others, it was an afternoon of memories flooding back. (more…)
A unicorn walks in Greenport’s March of the Goblins and Hounds Halloween parade. (Credit: Madison Fender)
Kids in costumes an dressed-up dogs made their way through Greenport Village on Saturday for the annual March of the Goblins and Hounds parade.
The march began at Floyd Memorial Library and ended at Mitchell Park. The event was sponsored by the Greenport BID in partnership with Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport Village and the Greenport Parent Teacher Organization.
See the photos from contributing northforker photographer Madison Fender below. (more…)
The LIRR stop in Greenport. The getaway deals listed below, however, stop in Ronkonkoma. (Credit: Northforker file photo.)
It’s no secret that the North Fork is at its hottest during the cool fall months.
For city dwellers who want to enjoy the charm of a North Fork autumn day while avoiding pumpkin picking traffic, the Long Island Rail Road is offering a few getaway options this season.
Don’t forget the North Fork Promotion Council is also providing a trolley service to various North Fork stops on Saturdays through November 11. Take the train to Mattituck and tour the trolley stops from Love Lane to Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. in Peconic. Download the Go North Fork app for stop times and locations.