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

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 including “jumbo jumpers” that are really fun to bounce on. Dads get in free both places. Both run all weekend, so if you’re here with the kids, do both! 

In addition to all the fêting of Dad, don’t miss the annual Oysterponds Historical Society’s fundraiser North Fork Fresh. It’s delicious, fun, has great raffle prizes, and supports a community institution.

All weekend long find concerts, special tours and tastings, interesting talks and striking art exhibits.

The Listings 

Friday June 16 – Sunday June 18

(Click a category title to drop down to the full listings for that type of event, or just scroll)

Food, Farm & Vineyard
(This category is for food and wine events, and for events hosted by a vineyard or farm, other than live music; for live music at all venues, see that category.)

North Fork Fresh, Sang Lee strawberries, chocolate fondue, vineyard walks and special tours & tastings. Lots of deliciousness.

Live Music

Nearly three dozen concerts; at least one you’ll like.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Two art openings, an interesting talk, lots of ongoing exhibits.

History

Learn Victorian wedding culture at Hallockville Museum Farm; tour historic buildings; enjoy a tour of the new exhibit at the Southold Historical Society

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

The 63rd Strawberry Festival is a don’t miss; also, take a birdwatching hike with Peconic Land Trust, stargaze at Custer, and cruise to Bug Light with the East End Seaport Museum. 

Food, Farm and Vineyard
(What’s happening at the vineyards, other than live music; (for live music at all venues, see that category) plus food and farm events too.)

Friday 

  • Little Creek Oysters: Friday Night Bites-Oysters and PintxosGreenport. Celebrate the end of this week’s walk, drive, train or jitney ride with our version of the famed pintxo bars of our neighbors across the sea. The counter is filled with a dizzying spread of skewered small bites and shuckers stand ready to open oysters; enjoy them both with crisp cold wines and beers and wash away the week together! No tickets, no reservations, no menu. Point, snack, slurp, sip, and count up the skewers at the end! 7 pm. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards: Welcome to the WeekendSound Avenue. Every Friday in June: music, wine, pizza, sunset in the vines, more. 3-9 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Oysterponds Historical Society: North Fork Fresh, Orient.  Live music by the MudFlats, Barbecue of 8 Hands Farm sausages, Juices from the Giving Room Juice Bar, Sparkling Pointe tasting, Stirling Sake Tasting, small bites from our favorite North Fork spots: local cheeses, jams, pickles, tacos, pizza, vegetables, oysters, raw clam bar, quail eggs, shrimp, horseradish, honey, cocktails, beer, ice cream and, of course, local wines. Great raffle prizes incl. 4 Adirondack chairs, a bicycle, a fire pit, Yeti cooler, outdoor rug, outdoor cart, patio lights, an ice cream machine, north fork potato chips, gift certificates, a gift from Clarke’s in Greenport and spices from Brouder’s Birds. Also included are 2 fishing trips aboard the Prime Time 3, Orient Point’s longest running Open Party Boat. ​Rain or shine. 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine to Wine TourPeconic. Be a part of the most comprehensive wine tour in the region. Mini viticulture, winemaking techniques, barrel cellar tour; wine tasting, cheese plate, special discounts. Led by owner and winemaker, Anthony Sannino. Rated #1 in the North Fork on Trip Advisor. Noon. Tickets & Details.
  • Pindar: Father’s Day Barrel Tasting, Peconic. Tour our Production Facility and see where Pindar wines are made. Experience wine tastings directly from the barrel. Then, enjoy a private tasting served with complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Details.
  • Sang Lee Farms: Strawberry CelebrationPeconic. Enjoy Sang Lee’s organic strawberries  in smoothies, jam, shortcake, juices and just picked. U-pick too. 10 am-5 pm. Details
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker’s WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Harvest Moon ShellfishCutchogue. Fresh oysters–and in season–Scallops, harvested from the Peconic Bay. 11 am- 5 pm. Details
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Tours & Barrel TastingMattituck. Enjoy a one hour walking tour of the vineyard and winery/barrel cellar, learning the growing cycle of the vines and the sustainable farming practices of the estate. Get an inside look at the unique gravity fed winemaking, native yeast fermentation, and barrel aging technique, while learning the history and philosophy of our winemaking. Taste four estate wines after the walk. 1:30-2:30 pm. Details.
  • Harbes Family Farm: Father’s Day Farm Fest, Mattituck. Dads get into Harbes Barnyard Adventure free all weekend long! The Barnyard Adventure is a seven acre, family-friendly experience for all ages and a great place for quality time with Pop. There’s farm animals, pig races, singing hayrides, hosted children’s activities, gnome hedge maze, trike track, and lots more. Many new attractions have been added to the Barnyard Adventure for 2017. Fresh local micro-brewery beers, roasted sweet corn, tomato mozzarella paninis, fresh squeezed lemonade and, of course, Harbes signature apple cider donuts. Award-winning Harbes wines can be enjoyed in our restored 100 year-old Wine Barn. 11 am-6 pm. Details.
  • Clovis Point Winery: Peconic Gold Oysters, Jamesport. Fresh local salty goodness with Clovis wine. 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Educational Vineyard WalkSound Avenue. Learn Martha Clara’s history, viticulture, and winemaking process while taking a first-hand look at our bucolic vineyard. Each two-mile walk will focus on what is seasonally happening in the vineyard. Followed by a wine tasting held by a personal Wine Steward. Noon. Tickets and Details

Sunday 

  • Deepwater Bar & Grille: Fathers’ Day Menu & Dads’ Discount, Greenport. Sunday Deepwater expands its menu with specials for Dad, and gives Dads a 20% discount. Enjoy the food & the harbor view from the deck. Details.
  • Sparkling Pointe: Fathers’ Day BBQ, Southold. Tickets include full BBQ by East End Catering, glass of Brut. Port Jeff Brewing Co is also on scene. 2-5 pm. Details
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Father’s Day SpecialPeconic. A deal for dads; buy one glass or tasting, get one free! 11 am-6 pm. Tickets & Details.
  • Pindar: Free Gift for Dad!, Peconic.  Happy Father’s Day! Dads get a free gift all day. 11 am-5 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Harvest Moon ShellfishCutchogue. Fresh oysters–and in season–Scallops, harvested from the Peconic Bay. 11 am- 5 pm. Details
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Tours & Barrel TastingMattituck. Enjoy a one hour walking tour of the vineyard and winery/barrel cellar, learning the growing cycle of the vines and the sustainable farming practices of the estate. Get an inside look at the unique gravity fed winemaking, native yeast fermentation, and barrel aging technique, while learning the history and philosophy of our winemaking. Taste four estate wines after the walk. 1:30-2:30 pm. Details
  • Harbes Family Farm: Father’s Day Farm Fest, Mattituck. Dads get into Harbes Barnyard Adventure free all weekend long! The Barnyard Adventure is a seven acre, family-friendly experience for all ages and a great place for quality time with Pop. There’s farm animals, pig races, singing hayrides, hosted children’s activities, gnome hedge maze, trike track, and lots more. Many new attractions have been added to the Barnyard Adventure for 2017. Fresh local micro-brewery beers, roasted sweet corn, tomato mozzarella paninis, fresh squeezed lemonade and, of course, Harbes signature apple cider donuts. Award-winning Harbes wines can be enjoyed in our restored 100 year-old Wine Barn. 11 am-6 pm. Details.
  • Old Tymer Moonshine: Free Taste for Dad, Sound Avenue. Stop in and get that thank you taste. Details.
  • North Fork Chocolate Company: Fathers’ Day Fondue, Aquebogue. A family friendly fun time with Dad. Choose Dark or Milk Belgian chocolate, dip into it what you like–fruit, sweets, savory bits, add sprinkles, nuts, caramel sauce…but make a reservation, they’re required. 1-4 pm. Details.
Live Music

Friday

Saturday 

Sunday 

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday 

  • Matinee Film: A United KingdomMattituck-Laurel Library. The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his controversial marriage to a British white woman put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil. 1:30 pm. Details
  • Talk: Transforming Long Island’s Energy System, Jamesport Meeting House. Goridan Raake will give an overview of Long Island’s electricity supply and LIPA’s new transformative energy plan with a discussion on the role of communities and municipalities in transforming our energy system and what each of us can do at home, at work and in our community. Sponsored by the North Fork Environmental Council. 6:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Art Opening and Reception: Huey Waltzer, South Street Gallery Greenport. Waltzer grew up in Far Rockaway, and was largely known as a fashion designer throughout the 1970’s well into the ’90’s. This show, posthumously presented, is a small retrospective of relatively unseen abstract work, having shown most notably in Mexico and published in Time magazine’s Latin American edition in the mid 1980’s. His prints and monotypes are a far cry from his dress designs. In some they are whimsical and delightful in his use of color, and in others they are surprisingly moody, dark, and unrestrained. 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Exhibit Opening & Gallery Talk: Early Southold, Southold Historical Society. Explore the “Early Southold” exhibition with a gallery walk by the director. 2 pm. Details.
  • Art Opening and Reception: Canvas + Cloth, William Ris Gallery Jamesport. A collection of art by textile artist Valerie Zeman and painter Ted Walsh. 4-8 pm. Details.
  • Meet the Artist in Residence, Martha Clara Vineyards Sound Avenue. Laura Pashayanis’ work is on display in the tasting room. 2-5 pm. Details.

Sunday: Happy Fathers’ Day

Ongoing 

  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Village Hall, and its six exhibit rooms, opens for the season 2-5 pm. Details
  • Peconic Landing, Brecknock Hall Greenport. Sculpture Garden. Enjoy self-guided tours of the Art Without Barriers Sculpture Garden, the North Fork’s only interactive outdoor gallery with tactile elements. Park behind Brecknock Hall by the blue Art Without Barriers welcome kiosk. 10 am-4 pm. Details.
  • Floyd Memorial Library, GreenportWeather. Photography by the Light Painters.Through May 31. Open when the library isDetails
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Thurs-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5. Details.
  • Sirens’ Song Gallery, GreenportZoological. An exhibit of animal prints and sculpture from the jungle, the woods, the pond, the sea, the sky, and fantasy. Local as well as international artists will be on view: Anneli Arms, Hilary North, Nancy Muller, Maureen Caouette, Ralph Caouette, Sigrid Sperzel, April Vollmer, Caroline Waloski. Fri-Mon. 12:30-6 pm. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport.  Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details.   
  • East End Seaport MuseumGreenportJeremy Garretson Photography, open Sa-Sun 11 am-5 pm. Details.
  • VSOP ProjectsGreenport. Art from over 20 artists, from painting to sculpture to video and more. Wed-Mon, 11 am-6 pm. Closed Tues. Through July 16. Details
  • Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical MuseumSouthold. The Southold Historical Society’s Sound-side treasure. 11:30 am -4 pm. Details
  • Southold LibrarySoutholdDave Markel. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Jacqueline Penney Gallery & StudioCutchogue. A huge collection of the artist’s acrylic landscapes and other works.  Open year round. Details
  • Old Town Arts and Crafts GuildCutchogue. Youth Art Show. Sat 10 am -5 pm, Sun Noon-5 pm. Details
  • Castello Di Borghese VineyardsCutchogueColors from the Air, recent paintings and monoliths by Patricia Feiler. Her colorful landscapes, feature a tapestry of scenes that invite the viewer to step in and have a closer look. There are cherry blossoms bursting alongside lush spring greens, expansive beach scenes with body surfers crashing through waves, vintage sailboat races, and still water reflections. A portion of the proceeds benefits East End Arts. 11 am-5 pm. Details.  
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogueElizabeth Neels, Capturing Fleeting Moments Drawings, Oil Paintings, Watercolors. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone Gallery, CutchogueCurrently Cuba. Images from the journeys of three regional award-winning photographers, Ennid Berger, Lois Youmans, and Michael Chinnici, who have documented their recent visits to the country.  Through July 3, 2017  Fri 11 am-5 pm; Sat 11-6 pm; Sun 11 am-5 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituckDreams of Summer, Paintings by Carol Gold.  Gold is a professional Mattituck artist whose oil landscapes, beaches and beautiful gardens emphasize space and color so that viewers often remark: “I feel I can walk right into your painting”.  Also available as archival giclees. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Clovis Point VineyardsJamesport. Now showing Lynda Wagner. Through July 2. Details.
  • William Ris GalleryJamesport. Large, frequently changing collection of fine and contemporary art. 11-5 pm. Details.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Works by Photographers Jim Sabiston & Mike McLaughlin. Open Wed. – Sun., 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. Through July 26, 2017. Details 
  • Martha Clara VineyardsSound Avenue. Martha Clara Vineyard’s current artist in residence is Reme Roland.  Details.
  • North Fork Chocolate CompanyAquebogue. Exhibit by Biscari Art Studio. Steven Biscari Amaral local Artist, Entrepreneur, Chef and Chocolatier. Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday

  • Hallockville Museum Farm: To Wear White or Not to Wear White: The Culture of Victorian Weddings Tour, Sound Avenue.  June is the month for brides and we are celebrating this joyous time with tours centering around the etiquette and culture of the Victorian Wedding. Step back in time and learn about the intricate social graces that helped shape modern Western wedding traditions. Tours by reservation  approx. 45 minutes long, and run between 12:15 pm and 3:15pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Visit historic Village Hall and its six exhibit rooms. 2-5 pm. Details. 
  • East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. New and refreshed exhibits.  11 am – 5 pm. Details. 
  • Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical MuseumSouthold. The Southold Historical Society’s Sound-side treasurer. 10 am -4 pm. Details
  • Exhibit Opening & Gallery Talk: Early SoutholdSouthold Historical Society. Explore the “Early Southold” exhibition with a gallery walk by the director. 2 pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: To Wear White or Not to Wear White: The Culture of Victorian Weddings TourSound Avenue.  June is the month for brides and we are celebrating this joyous time with tours centering around the etiquette and culture of the Victorian Wedding. Step back in time and learn about the intricate social graces that helped shape modern Western wedding traditions. Tours by reservation  approx. 45 minutes long, and run between 12:15 pm and 3:15pm. Details.

Sunday: Happy Fathers’ Day 

  • Oysterponds Historical SocietyOrient. Historic Village Hall and its six exhibit rooms. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. New and refreshed exhibits.  11 am – 5 pm;  Details. 
  • Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical MuseumSouthold. The Southold Historical Society’s Sound-side treasure. 11:30 am -4 pm. Details
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Learn about our many beautiful parks and beaches here, and our boat ramps and marinas here.

All Weekend Long: The 63rd Strawberry Festival

  • The 63rd Strawberry FestivalMattituck. Long Island’s Original and Largest Strawberry Festival and Charity Fund Raiser. A huge range of carnival rides, all the midway games and treats from funnel cakes and cotton candy to chocolate dipped strawberries. Live music and quality vendors too. Fireworks Friday and Saturday nights (weather permitting.) Full details.

Saturday 

  • Breeding Birds of the North ForkEdwards Farm Preserve Orient. See a wide variety of birds settling in after migration. North Fork Audubon Society’s Rick Kedenburg leads a walk looking for breeding birds at one of the Peconic Land Trust’s newest preserves. The 20+ acre Edwards Preserve has farmland, bordered by woodland, and includes a fresh water pond as well as salt marsh and open bay views. With such a varied landscape, you may see blue winged or yellow warblers, great egret, great blue heron, seaside sparrows, tree and barn swallows, peregrine falcon, and much more. Bring binoculars or birding scope and wear sturdy shoes for this farm, woodland and seaside location. Reservations requested. Rain cancels. 9-10:30 am. Details.
  • Free Tai Chi in Mitchell ParkGreenport. All ages; beginners welcome. Every Saturday through September 16. 9 am. Details.
  • Bug Light Cruise & TourEast End Seaport Museum & Railroad Dock Greenport. This lighthouse excursion includes: round-trip cruise, narrated tour and time to explore inside the iconic Long Beach Bar “Bug” Lighthouse. 4-6 pm. Details.
  • StargazeCuster Observatory. Custer is the oldest public observatory on Long Island, and it just dedicated a new, larger telescope. Viewing is free, but check the moon. Doors open and 7 pm; observing is from dark until midnight. Details

Sunday: Happy Fathers’ Day

Ongoing

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