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Introducing the 2017-18 Guide to the North Fork!

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The 2017-18 Guide to the North Fork is fresh off the presses, and will be appearing all over the place, hopefully near you. If you’d like a copy but don’t see one near by, email us and we’ll mail you one. We’re featuring it here this week instead of adding more events to the calendar, because The Guide contains many ideas for ways to enjoy your visit here. Going forward you’ll find The Guide on…

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Two June Events: North Fork Rosé Crawl; Toast Dad at Sparkling Pointe

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 The May 17 Update June is a beautiful time on the North Fork. The weather’s great, the crowds not crazy, the event calendar packed. Here are two more to keep in mind: Saturday June 10–National Rosé Day–take a self-guided tour around four premier North Fork wineries: Martha Clara Vineyards, Lenz, Bridge Lane and Osprey’s Dominion. Each offers tastes of rosé and special rosé-themed treats. Cap the night with Italian opera, Italian food and wine at Laurel…

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Cruise Lighthouses All Season; Memorial Day Weekend Beginnings: VSOP

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Cover photo is Long Beach Bar “Bug” Light. Cruise to it, debark and explore it, Saturdays in season. The May 10 Update The East End Seaport Museum runs lighthouse cruises from May 20 through Halloween. Most cruises are to Long Beach Bar “Bug” Light, and these are particularly special because you debark and explore the lighthouse, while the experience is narrated by someone descended from the last Lighthouse Keeper. These cruises are Saturdays from 4-6. Other…

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More for Moms: Greenport Mom-A-Thon, Village Cheese Rose & Rosé Brunch

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The May 3 Update Moms deserve extra thanks and lots of love, and the North Fork offers many ways to offer her something special. This Mothers’ Day Weekend, May 12-14, bring her her out here for a special treat. Greenport helps you find the right gift by holding its Second Annual Mom-a-thon, which is a Street Sale & Raffle Shopping Spree Weekend for Mom. Every $10 purchase at a participating store gets you a raffle ticket for…

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First Fridays Return to Love Lane

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The April 26 Update Mattituck celebrates the season each first Friday of May (5th), June (2nd), July (7th), August (4th), September (1st) and October (6th). All day participating businesses offer a special discount, demonstration or giveaway, capped with an evening block party on Love Lane & Pike Street, the Love Lane Crossroads, from 6-9 pm. Shops, restaurants and tasting rooms will be open late, live music will serenade strollers, and local artisans will offer crafts, bites and…

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Springtime Delights: ‘Slow Fish’ Wine Dinner, Mothers’ Day Treats

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Chef Noah at work The April 19 Update The North Fork is a leader in the locavore, slow food, sustainable agriculture movement. It’s really easy to live close to the land here. Get a special taste April 30th at Noah’s in Greenport, when Slow Food East End hosts its Spring Spotlight Dinner. This dinner features four courses of “Slow Fish” deliciously paired with wines. Slow Fish promotes sustainable fishing, the health of our waterways, and recovering…

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Sylvester Manor Concerts & Jamesport Vineyard Jazz on the Vine (Spyro Gyra!)

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The April 12 Update Sylvester Manor is an amazing historic site and farm on Shelter Island, which is an easy ferry from Greenport and which makes a great day trip as part of a North Fork visit. Sylvester Manor runs events throughout the season, not all of which concerts–though all are great–but its concert series is a don’t miss for bluegrass lovers in particular. One great show a month, April through September, in venues from…

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The Rites of Spring II: Eight Great Concerts April 30-June 10

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The April 5 Update Last year, Paolo Bartolani created the Rites of Spring on the North Fork, a series of music installations–concerts created specifically for each venue. This year he’s done it again, and doubled the number of performances from four to eight. We’re marking our calendar with each don’t miss event: Sunday, April 30 at 5 pm: Solo Piano Recital at Borghese Vineyard followed by a Reception Paolo Bartolani plays on a Grand piano by Steinway…

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63rd Strawberry Festival this June

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The March 29 Update While the next big thing is the Taste the North Fork weekend of April 7-9, (full details below) after that the North Fork offers only lovely, small events until mid June, when the 63rd Annual Strawberry Festival arrives. We’ve added a couple of April dates below, of the special but small event variety–oysters and artists at Clovis Point, a Lenz wine dinner at the Bay Breeze. But the Strawberry Festival June…

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Taste the North Fork: Play for the Day Details

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We’ve already told you lots about our wonderful weekend getaway packages–if you’ve forgotten check out our page with all the details about the two night stays, exclusive wine dinners, special tastings–so this post focuses on how best to enjoy the free shuttle buses that help you play for the day. Here’s the idea: Take LIRR to Mattituck or Greenport, or the Hampton Jitney to Cutchogue, Southold or Greenport, on Saturday April 8 or Sunday April 9….

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