The Weekend’s Best

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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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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Yay MOMS! Rites of Spring 2x, South of Bordeaux, Harbes Opens

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 The Highlights Friday May 12 – Sunday May 14 Moms deserve lots of love, and the North Fork is full of opportunities to express it through special shared experience. From brunch to chocolate fondue, shopping spree raffle to jewelry show, free wine, chocolate, and roses, Mom has so many options we’ve gathered them in special section. Along with Mom, music takes centerstage this weekend with the unique and beautiful Memory Palace concert at Jamesport Meeting House…

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Love Lane First Friday! Prisoner of 2nd Ave; MayGration; Concerts & Exhibits

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Photo Credit: North Fork Audubon/Rick Kedenburg The Highlights Friday May 5 – Sunday May 7 The inaugural Love Lane First Friday arrives, rain or shine–enjoy the first block party of the season. Neil Simon’s Prisoner of Second Avenue opens in Greenport. MayGration begins: Did you know the North Fork is on the bird migration super highway? All month walk with Audubon and explore this aspect of our natural heritage. Friday night learn how to be a birder to…

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