09/29/17 6:00am

Members of Greenport Rotary took its miniature train on the road Saturday for the Greenport Maritime Festival parade. The group hopes to set the train and its station up on Moore’s Lane. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

All aboard!

The “Greenport Express” made its public debut last weekend in the annual East End Maritime Festival parade, where the Greenport Rotary Club put the miniature train’s locomotive and three cars on a trailer and paraded down Front Street.

“This is kind of the kickoff right here,” Rotarian Joe Cherepowich said afterward. (more…)

09/20/17 6:04am
The East End Maritime Festival runs this weekend, Sept. 23, 24 and 25. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The East End Maritime Festival runs this weekend, Sept. 22, 23 and 24. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Some might argue that harvest is the best time on the East End.

With plenty of fall festivals, pumpkin picking, corn mazes and more, it certainly is often the busiest season.

Here are 9 festivals and events for fun on the North Fork this autumn. (more…)

09/07/17 6:00am

A scene from the Harborfest boat race (Credit: Pamela V. White/Flickr, file photo)

HarborFest, which takes place in Sag Harbor each year, and is back again. The three-day event is set for Friday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, September 10 at locales all over the village.

Some favorite events of HarborFest, which is sponsored by Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce, include the arts and crafts fair in Marine Park, the sidewalk sale outside Main Street businesses, visits to village museums, entertainment at Bay Street Theatre and the ever raucous and rollicking Whale Boat Races which attract large crowds of spectators all along on Long Wharf. (more…)

06/28/17 6:00am

A scene from the first Alive on 25 in Riverhead in July 2016. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Riverhead is gearing up for the return of its biggest block party.

The Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association has set the dates for its second annual Alive on 25 events, a Main Street block party featuring live music, food and other vendors. And the first one is coming up in just two weeks. (more…)

06/09/17 5:59am

Peonies at Spirit’s Promise Horse Rescue, located on Blossom Hollow Ranch. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

If you are in need of a little soul therapy this month, you’re in luck.

Spirit’s Promise horse farm and equine sanctuary is continuing its “Peonies for Ponies” event every Sunday in June.

For $5 per person (ages 5 and up), you get a tour of the horse farm and can visit the one acre field of in-bloom peonies.

“They are done blooming in July so it’s a very special time,” said farm manager Jessie Siegel. “It’s a full experience. Last week, nobody had their phones out, everybody was in the moment.” (more…)

05/23/17 9:34am

A scene from the 2016 Love Lane Street Fair. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

From street fairs to the famous Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival, there are many East End early summer traditions that you don’t want to miss.

Here are 10 North Fork and Shelter Island events to check out this summer. And as always, visit northforker.com/events for more NoFo happenings. (more…)