The Weekend’s Best

Horton Point Lighthouse Southold NY

Opera at a Lighthouse; Artists Open their Studios; Creatures, Wine, Film & Music

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Enjoy opera on a Southold lighthouse lawn; an Italian harvest festival at a vineyard; family movie night in one park, and a concert in another. Fourteen Shelter Island artists welcome you into their studios. Sixteen talented designers help out charity. Pets celebrate the reopening of Greenport’s Harbor Pet with Yappy hours for pets and their humans. On the wilder side, the Quogue Wildlife Refuge brings raptors and chinchillas to meet you in Cutchogue. Dine and enjoy…

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potatoes Long Island Potato Festival 19935 Cutchogue, NY

Long Island Potato Festival Comes to Cutchogue; Cruise Lighthouses; Live Music Everywhere

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Before the North Fork filled with dozens of wineries, it was potato country. Sunday the community celebrates that heritage with the potato festival, fun for all ages. Saturday take a day long cruise to several area lighthouses. Sample Brooklyn wine and barbecue, appearing for a few hours only on Love Lane. Music lovers have many options this weekend, from a solo piano performance to steel drum madness to acoustic guitar and rock. The North Fork…

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Oyster tour and tasting Greenport harbor

Tour & Taste Greenport’s Oysters; Live Shelter Island History; Contradance the Night Away

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This weekend, tour an old mansion decorated by 16 designers (one room each) and support four charities in the process. Beat the heat at an old-fashioned ice cream social. Explore Greenport’s oyster past and present by solar boat, and then learn to shuck while slurping some locally grown ones. Celebrate history by stepping back in time for a day–including into a revolutionary war era encampment. Dance or just listen to the many musicians performing all…

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Skateboards & Shakespeare, A Lighthouse Concert, Jewels, Comics, Do-Si-Do in a Barn

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Skateboarders show off their x-game skills in Greenport; everything glitters at the 34th Annual Gem, Jewelry & Fossil show in Mattituck; Brazilian carnaval–music and traditional dancers–comes to Sparkling Pointe. A Midsummer Night’s Dream appears in Greenport’s Mitchell Park, while the Wedding Singer takes the stage in Mattituck. Comics crack people up in Cutchogue and Riverhead east; artists and musicians welcome you from Shelter Island to Jamesport. If the nights are clear, the moon is perfect…

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North Fork Bounty: Sweet Corn, Berries, Oysters, Music, Shakespeare

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This weekend the food fun includes the annual sweet corn festival, a berry jam, and an oyster festival at Lieb Cellars.  Live music begins Friday evening, continues Saturday afternoon through late night, and doesn’t stop until Sunday evening. Choices of genre and venue abound. A photography exhibit opens, joining the many varied arts offerings already on display. Shakespeare comes to Shelter Island. The Highlights (Click a title to reach the full listings for that type…

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New Greenport Harbor Brew House Opens! Plus: Fireworks, Tractor Pull, Mattituck Street Fair, Music, Arts & History

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Join in the opening of Greenport Harbor Brewing Company’s Peconic brew house and beer garden–live music, good food, a special brew, the chance to be part of day one. Or take in fireworks by land and sea; wander a street fair or dunk a friend in a carnival booth. Reflecting our history and rural nature, the Long Island Antique Power Association puts on a tractor pull as part of its summer show at Hallockville Museum…

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The North Fork Celebrates America’s Independence! Plus Antiques, Art Openings, Music & Wine

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The North Fork is an old place, with very deep roots. No surprise that this weekend includes a classic village parade, a Benjamin Franklin play, a Heritage Day celebration that involves a reading of the Declaration of Independence.  Hundreds-year old buildings are open for touring, hundreds-year old quilts and signs are on exhibit. Two firework shows–Friday & Saturday–provide immediate, in the moment fun too. Keeping you in the now are all the live music offerings too,…

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Historic Battles and Buildings, Lots of Live Music and Art, Barrel Tasting at Lieb Cellars, Stargazing

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This weekend history, live music and the visual arts predominate. A special exhibit about a War of 1812 naval battle fought off Long Island’s coast revives forgotten history; historic buildings open for the summer season; amateur radio enthusiasts participate in an annual nationwide event on the grounds of the always-worth-a-visit historic Horton’s Point Lighthouse. Musicians play up and down the fork, offering a wide range of styles. A sculpture garden installation opens, as does an exhibit…

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Classic Cars, Solstice Concerts, Wine Release Party, Kayaking, Puppies!

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This weekend you can drool over mint condition classic cars (figuratively speaking of course, unless you sip too much Pindar wine while you ogle the cars).  Or you can play with puppies at beautiful Osprey Dominion Vineyards, and support Last Chance Animal Rescue. Celebrate the solstice with a Friday night concert at Martha Clara Vineyard, or a Saturday music fest at Lieb Cellars. Enjoy the release of Dilberto Winery’s newest (2013) Chardonnay and Sauvingon Blanc…

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Mattituck Strawberry Festival; Winery-hosted Fathers’ Day BBQs; Perlman Chamber Music, & More

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This weekend the biggest attraction is the annual Mattituck Strawberry Festival. Our fruit is ripe,and the juicy sweetness feeds family fun of all kinds. Many venues are offering special events aimed at celebrating Dad. Unsurprisingly, most involve beer, bbq & live music. North Fork artists of all sorts come out to personally share their works. This weekend there’s an extra reason to ferry to Shelter Island. The Perlman Center’s offering four special chamber music concerts. We offer more than…

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