The Weekend’s Best

Sparkling Pointe Carnaval; Jazz in the Vines; Shakespeare at the Manor; Sweet Corn Festival

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Photo is a Harbes Sweet Corn Festival in a past year; photo credit: Madison Fender The Highlights Friday July 21 – Sunday July 23 Saturday revel in the 8th annual Sparkling Pointe Carnaval, then head to Jamesport Vineyards for jazz in the vines. Or take the ferry to Shelter Island for Twelfth Night creekside at Sylvester Manor. All day Saturday and Sunday glory in the goodness that is sweet corn at Harbes Family Farm. Shop an…

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A Toast to the Bays; Opera 2x; Paumanok Wine Dinner at MarGene Farms

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 The backyard patio setting of Opera Under the Stars at Diliberto The Highlights Friday July 14 – Sunday July 16  Macari’s Cutchogue tasting room hosts a beautiful and delicious event supporting the Peconic Baykeeper on Friday night. Join in the fun for a good cause. Saturday night, enjoy Opera & Broadway of the Hamptons 2017: Christina Fontinelli and her Fabulous Friends at Duck Walk North, or Opera Under the Stars at Diliberto Winery. Sunday savor a delicious dinner at…

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First Friday Fun in Greenport & Love Lane; Mattituck Street Fair; Full Moon Paddle

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Photo credit Madison Fender  The Highlights Friday June 7 – Sunday July 9  The North Fork is full of art, food & wine, and family fun this weekend. Stroll Greenport’s Gallery Walk or shop Love Lane First Friday and the Mattituck Street Fair; learn and play at the Long Island Antique Power Association’s Tractor Pull. Blend your own bottle of wine at Sannino. Paddle under the full moon in Southold with Group for the East End. Enjoy dozens…

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Heritage Day, Lighthouse Cruises, Tastings by the Bay, Harbes Festival

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor reading the Declaration of Independence at last year’s Heritage Day  The Highlights Friday June 30 – Sunday July 2 Saturday and Sunday take lighthouse cruises with Greenport’s East End Seaport Museum; Friday, Saturday and Sunday enjoy a wine tasting by the bay, at The Old Field vineyard. It’s a beautiful, interesting and exclusive experience. Saturday and Sunday head to Harbes to celebrate the 4th with fun for the whole family, from the…

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NoFo Weekend: Kelp Dinner, North Fork Crush, Opera, Classic Cars

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A snippet of the classic car show at Pindar last year The Highlights Friday June 23 – Sunday June 25 Friday night join Chef Noah and explore how delicious locally grown kelp can be, especially when paired with Borghese wine; enjoy a mini art show during dinner too. Saturday afternoon head to Jamesport Vineyards for one of the North Fork Crush sessions, and sample over a 100 local wines, foods & vendors.  Saturday evening go to…

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Yay Dads! 63rd Strawberry Festival, Harbes Dad Fest, North Fork Fresh

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A Strawberry Festival ride last year  The Highlights Friday June 16 – Sunday June 18 Dads have many special ways to enjoy the North Fork this weekend, from Sparkling Pointe’s BBQ to free tastings at Sannino, Pindar, o’Old Tymer and more. The most kid friendly are the festival at Harbes Family Farm, and the 63rd Strawberry Festival. The Strawberry Festival is larger of course, and offers fireworks most nights, but Harbes has some special new features…

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Opera Night at Laurel Lake; North Fork Rosé Crawl; Sunset Bedell Cruise; Lots of Art

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 Laurel Lake Vineyards hosts the last performance in this year’s Rites of Spring Music Festival  The Highlights Friday June 9 – Sunday June 11 Saturday night the Rites of Spring concludes with Opera performed by soprano Masha Carrera, accompanied on piano by Paolo Bartolani, and a feast of Mediterranean food, chocolate and Laurel Lake wine. Don’t miss. However, if you’d rather be on the water instead of amid the vines, join the Bedell cruise on Peconic bay….

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First Fridays Greenport & Love Lane; Two Rites of Spring Concerts, Founding Families Weekend

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Cover photo is from a Love Lane First Friday The Highlights Friday June 2 – Sunday June 4 Friday explore Mattituck and the shops of Love Lane and Pike Street as the community comes together to celebrate the first Friday with bites, sips, vendors, music, shops & more. Or head to Greenport Village, which celebrates with a walk of eight galleries open late with special exhibits, live music, museums, restaurants & more. Saturday night go to Custer…

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Horton Point Lighthouse Southold NY

Thank you Vets! Yay Summer! Lighthouse Cruises, Chowderfest, Rites of Spring

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Cover photo is Horton Point Lighthouse, which opens for the season Saturday.   The Highlights Friday May 26 – Sunday May 28 Memorial Day Weekend is a serious occasion, as the poppies at the American Legion Hall remind us–thank you Veterans. Old Tymer Moonshine will give you a free tasting on Monday with your Military ID. Memorial Day Weekend is also summer’s unofficial start. This weekend families have lots of choices, from a chowderfest in New Suffolk to a…

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Water Play: Hamptons Piano Fest Waterside; Diving Dogs; Claudio’s Wharf Party. Fleece & Fiber Fair Too!

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Cover photo is the waterside setting for the Rites of Music II Hamptons Piano Fest concert in Southold Sunday  The Highlights Friday May 19 – Sunday May 21 Judging by the many and varied events this weekend, summer season has started on the North Fork and it’s not even Memorial Day Weekend! Enjoy beautiful piano music with stunning waterfront views as part of the Rites of Spring II; cavort with playful dogs dock diving at Greenport Harbor…

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