08/26/16 9:32am
Riding the carousel at Mitchell Park. Credit: Randee Daddona, file)

Riding the carousel at Mitchell Park. Credit: Randee Daddona, file)

It happened: Amid the chaos of childrearing, you somehow found yourself with a day free from errands, sports practices, birthday parties and other obligations. Now, however, you’re left wondering how to keep your family — not to mention yourself — entertained.

Northforker Kids has you covered. Plan your next day trip in the area by checking out the following boredom-busting suggestions. Whether your children are toddlers or tweens, these ideas are sure to keep them smiling. You’ll have fun, too!  READ

10/19/15 11:20am

VERA CHINESE PHOTO Matt Heege and Ashley White of Rocky Point at the inaugural downtown Riverhead Oktoberfest pub crawl.

The bars of Riverhead drew people from the East End and beyond for the inaugural Oktoberfest pub crawl on Sunday.

The event wasn’t as well attended as the recent Santacon pub crawl or the St. Patrick’s Day-themed March of the Leprechauns (exact attendance numbers for Oktoberfest were not immediately available). And there were also far fewer people donning lederhosen on Sunday then there were wearing red suits or green T-shirts for the previous events. Still, it was a way to liven up downtown on what would likely be an otherwise sleepy Sunday. (more…)

12/19/14 7:00am

ugly sweater

If you do it right this weekend, everyone will think your outfit is ugly. Both Lucharitos in Greenport and Joe’s Garage and Grill are hosting ugly holiday sweater contests this weekend. (more…)

12/10/14 11:43am
A scene from Santacon on Saturday night. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A scene from Santacon on Saturday night. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Can Santa get a little service over here?

Ordering a drink at Joe’s Garage and Grill on Saturday wasn’t exactly easy for Jolly Old Saint Nick — or really my friend Jaan in a cheap red suit — as he stood at the end of the bar waving a $20 bill. That’s not a knock on the downtown eatery; it was just slammed with scores of fake-white-bearded customers clamoring for a bartender’s attention.  (more…)

11/26/14 10:53am
chocolate martini recipe four doors down mattituck

Photo by Carrie Miller | The Chocolate Martini at Four Doors Down in Mattituck.

Taking a break from family festivities to meet up with old friends while you’re in town for Thanksgiving is a recipe for one of the biggest party nights of the year. (more…)