06/17/19 6:01am

There’s plenty to eat and drink at First Fridays on Love Lane. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

First Fridays on Love Lane is a locavore’s dream come true.

With more than 15 local vendors selling mostly food and beverages, it’s not difficult to spend the entire evening eating and drinking your way down the street.

While you can definitely make a night out of that, at this month’s First Friday I challenged myself to consume only a handful of items forcing me to be strategic in my choices.

Here are the five things I tried at June’s First Friday. (more…)

06/11/19 6:00am

Southold’s Matt Larsen feeds a strawberry to his neighbor’s son, Wyatt Rebentisch.

Hulling Night, a strawberry shortcake eating contest and the crowning of the Strawberry Queen only means one thing: the Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival is returning to Mattituck. Now in it’s 65th  year, the annual Father’s Day weekend festival kicks off Thursday with Hulling Night followed by three days of fun focused on its namesake summertime berry. (more…)

06/05/19 6:00am

Hallock State Park in Northville. (Credit: David Benthal)

A quick Google search will no doubt help you plot an itinerary around North Fork hot spots.

The mainstays receive well-deserved shoutouts from The New York Times and Travel & Leisure, but there is another North Fork in between the lines.

For visitors hoping to adopt a “when in Rome” mindset, these insider tips from expert bed-and-breakfast owners will help you do as the locals do.  (more…)

05/28/19 6:00am

45. 2nd Annual North Fork Dog Dock Diving Competition at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company.

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It’s high season and there’s plenty of events to keep your calendar, belly and cup full this month. From a farm-fresh dinner to a rosé crawl, here are a few great ways to get the most out of June on the North Fork. (more…)

05/24/19 5:55am

People danced to the music of Who Are Those Guys? at Dances in the Park. (Credit: Estefany Molina)

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Summer brings festivals, concerts and foodie events to the North Fork, many of which have a charitable purpose. 

From one-day celebrations to summer series’ here are 20 North Fork and Shelter Island happenings we think you’ll enjoy.

And as always, visit northforker.com/events for more fun ideas.

North Fork and Shelter Island events you'll want to check out this summer

04/24/19 11:30pm

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May is a mile marker on the North Fork. It is a distinct turning point when so much of what makes this area special returns to life. Farm stands are stocking a variety of fresh produce, flowers are blooming and the impending Memorial Day holiday heralds the excitement of summer. 

May begs for adventure and exploration — and there are plenty of ways to chart your course. 

04/22/19 5:55am

Veggies from the Mattituck garden of Nick Ranieri. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Using your garden as a springboard to refresh your home may sound like a tall order for some. From growing fruits and veggies to attracting colorful birds and pollinators, there are a variety of workshops scheduled on the North Fork that can make it simple to better connect your home and garden this spring.  (more…)