01/13/17 6:04am
A cup of hot chocolate from Aldo's Café in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A cup of hot chocolate from Aldo’s Café in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Editor’s Note: A version of this story was originally published in January 2016

Think this isn’t a great time to visit the North Fork with little ones in tow? In reality, the lack of crowds, fun cold-weather activities and this season’s above-average temperatures make the region a perfect place to spend a winter weekend day with the fam.

Most of the farm stands are closed and the vines aren’t looking as pretty, but there are still many family-friendly ways to have a North Fork outing.

Here are four ways to pass the time with the kids on the NoFo this winter. (more…)

03/01/16 7:52am
Children race across the field in search of Easter eggs at the PBA Easter egg hunt in Southold last year. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Children race across the field in search of Easter eggs at the PBA hunt in Southold last year. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

What better way to burn off the sugar contained in a chickadee-shaped marshmallow than with a mad dash for Easter eggs?

Easter Sunday might be slightly early this year (the holiday falls on March 27), but there are still plenty of North Fork venues hosting outdoor egg hunts this March, with some also hosting their hunts indoors.

Here are nine egg hunts scheduled locally this season. If we missed any of your favorite Easter egg hunts, please tell us in the comments section below. (more…)

10/13/13 10:30am
halloween north fork events

Photo by Katharine Schroeder

Halloween may not be until October 31, but don’t let that stop you from getting into the spirit early. The North Fork is ripe with creative costumes parties, dinners and more from Riverhead to Greenport this month.

Here is a guide to help you pick your party: (more…)