04/11/19 6:00am

First Fridays returns to Love Lane May 3. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

First Fridays on Love Lane in Mattituck can be likened to the ultimate neighborhood block party. Community camaraderie runs high as locals and visitors mingle on the merchant-lined, music-filled street for an evening of sipping, shopping and sampling.

The popular event returns for its fifth season Friday, May 3 and runs through October. First Fridays draws hundreds annually, setting itself apart from other festivals on Long Island with its all-local lineup of vendors. All the purveyors are North Fork-based and sell locally made food and craft beverages along with other artisanal provisions. (more…)