The Weekend’s Best

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Restaurant Week; Special Wine Tastings; the American Revolution on LI

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The Highlights Friday March 31 – Sunday April 2 Restaurant week enjoys its one full weekend run, and even North Fork Oysters in Greenport gets into the act. Dine deliciously. Enjoy special tastings from an April Fool’s Blind Tasting at Macari to a Brine Takeover at the Bay Breeze Inn & Bistro and more. The North Fork is an old place by American History standards, and Saturday offers a good reminder with two fascinating lectures, one…

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Restaurant Week Begins Sunday! Comedy Night, Special Tastings, More

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Chef Noah prepping dishes; Noah’s is participating in Restaurant Week The Highlights Friday March 24 – Sunday March 26 The North Fork is well known for fantastic, fresh food in our restaurants. Starting Sunday, enjoy many of our best restaurants at a discount for one week only–the East End’s Restaurant Week. Before you head out for the prix fixes Sunday, consider dining at Raphael Friday night. Three comics will make you laugh so hard you’ll have to…

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Winterfest Final Weekend; Be a Winemaker; Moonshine Party; Erin Go Brine

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The Highlights Friday March 17 – Sunday March 19 Enjoy Winterfest’s last weekend with music at Clovis Point, a special wine pairing at Bedell, a rosé tasting at Palmer, and much more. (Winterfest events that take place on the North Fork proper are included below. Full Winterfest listings here.) Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard invites you be a winemaker for a day; blend your own bottle. Old Tymer moonshine celebrates its first year with a day-long party. Greenport Harbor Brewing…

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Food for Belly, Soul and Mind: Wine & Foodie Events, Arts, Music & St. Pat’s!

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The Highlights Friday March 10 – Sunday March 12 With two delicious wine dinners (Sannino Bella Vita at Caci and Salt Bird Cellars at Petulant Wino), special library wine tastings (The Old Field and Lenz), pairings with chocolate (Pindar), classes and tours, our vineyards and restaurants offer a lot this weekend. Our arts are on display too–from dramatic readings of letters from the past 2,000 years to author talks, meet the artists, interesting lectures and a…

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Shinn Estates Wine Dinner; Winterfest Tastings & Music; Art Openings

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Photo is from Shinn Estates Vineyards The Highlights Friday March 3 – Sunday March 5 Foodies will love the Friday night wine dinner series at Caci; this week features Shinn Estates Vineyard. Saturday and Sunday enjoy winemaker-led tastings, special tours too. Peconic landing hosts great jazz. Two art exhibits open with receptions, and a beautiful photography book is presented by its author. And so much more. Winterfest events that take place on the North Fork proper are…

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Winterfest Begins with Special tastings & Concerts! Plus Model Trains, Art & More

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Photo courtesy of the Long Island Wine Council The Highlights Friday February 24 – Sunday February 26 Winterfest begins on Friday night. This four week series blends special wine events–Art of the Vine–with special concerts–rooted in Jazz on the Vine–and more. Highlights this weekend include a special champagne class, tour and tasting at Sparkling Pointe and jazz at Pellegrini Vineyards; all the events that take place on the North Fork proper are included below. Full Winterfest listings here….

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Greenport Parade! Wine dinners, Backyard Bird Count, Music & More

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The Highlights Friday February 10 – Sunday February 12 Friday night features three special wine dinners, a trivia night, concerts and more. Saturday don’t miss the 172nd Washington’s Birthday Parade in Greenport, and participate in the Great Backyard Bird count! For indoor fun, enjoy more live music, special tastings, tours and pairings, plus a psychic reading over wine & cheese. Sunday enjoy an art reception, take Wine 101, cook with grandma, and more. The Listings  Friday February…

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Valentine’s Delights! Caci Wine Dinner; A Standard Romance; Choir Concert

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The Highlights This weekend, our wineries, restaurants and arts venues offer many reasons to romance your Valentine on the North Fork. Several places offer chocolates paired with wine (and pairing variations like fudge, cupcakes, cake, and cheese.) Enjoy special wine dinners, either at vineyards or in restaurants–Duck Walk North and Shinn Estates host; so does Caci. (Caci is doing wine dinners every February Friday.) Other restaurants have special Valentine’s menus, all weekend through Tuesday. Greenport…

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Under African Skies; Martha Clara Wine & Cheese; Almost, Maine Last Shows

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The Highlights Friday February 3 – Sunday February 5 This weekend’s most special event is a documentary screening and Q & A at Peconic Landing: Under African Skies. Remember Paul Simon’s Grammy Award-winning Graceland album? This film chronicles Paul Simon’s return to South Africa to explore make it, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime. Followed by Q&A with bassist Bakithi Kumalo, who…

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Restaurant Week Last Chance; Almost, Maine; Tours, Tastings, Fondue

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Mussels are from aMano/A Lure; aMano is part of Restaurant Week The Highlights Friday January 27 – Sunday January 29 Restaurant week ends this weekend, so if you haven’t yet taken advantage, book your reservations now. Several stellar North Fork restaurants are participating. Head to Mattituck to enjoy the theater–Almost, Maine continues its run–or to Greenport to see the spectacular Bolshoi Ballet in HD. Shinn Estates offers its futures dinner, Sannino stages its vine to wine…

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