10/19/19 6:00am

Trick or treaters on Main Street in Riverhead.

Knocking on neighbors’ doors can be hit-or-miss on Halloween. Luckily, there are a handful of fun trick-or-treat events that go beyond a walk around the block.

From an afternoon of Halloween activities, to a food truck derby that even parents can enjoy, these are the places to take the kids to fill their bags.

Fur babies shouldn’t miss out on Halloween fun so we have a bonus pick that is Fido friendly.  (more…)

09/07/19 6:00am

Fall’s rolling in and schools have reopened, but kids don’t have to be the only ones expanding their minds. Fall is a great time to learn a new craft or art skill, even just for an evening.

The North Fork is awash with classes where you can create everything from a watercolor painting to a macrame wine bottle holder to whale sculptures from upcycled marine debris. All levels are welcome, including beginners, so don’t be intimidated. It’s all about having fun. (more…)

09/05/19 6:43am

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Get a behind the scenes peak inside local farms and other artisanal food and drink purveyors during the 13th annual North Fork Foodie Tour, set for Sunday, Sept. 8. The self-guided event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with exclusive tours, demonstrations, talks and family activities that allow participants to hear, touch, feel and taste what makes the products so special. (more…)

08/28/19 6:00am

A scene from last year’s Bedell Cellars Dinner in the Vineyard. (Credit: Madison Fender)

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September marks the official end of summer, but on the North Fork there’s no sign of tumbleweeds yet. It’s harvest season, which means lots of food and craft beverage events that highlight the region’s agriculture, breweries and wineries.

Here are a few ways to get a taste of autumn.

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08/03/19 5:55am

Macari Vineyards’ Cutchogue location is hosting a showing of ‘Jaws.’ (Courtesy: Macari Vineyards)

You’re going to need a bigger blanket! Macari Vineyards is hosting Movie by the Moonlight on the lawn of its Cutchogue winery with the vines as a backdrop to the classic summertime thriller. (more…)