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Fall Festival

Enjoy the fall season outdoors on the North Fork with live music, oversized fire pit & koi pond. Our full-service bar featuring local craft beers, wines, spirits, and hot spiked cider. Fall favorites available at our food counter, featuring fire roasted corn, bratwurst & sauerkraut, potato pancakes, and NoFo Pot Pies to name a few.

Family friendly food & goodies like; chicken fingers, burgers, hot dogs, house made pumpkin bread, ice cream bars & apple cider donuts are just a sample of what’s available.

Keep the kids busy with our fun zone, featuring a huge hay playground, corn-hole, and more! (nominal fee may be applied for certain activites)

Free Admission!

For the safety of our patrons, pets are not allowed.

Harvest Tasting at Suhru Wines

Join us in celebrating the bounty of the 2022 harvest with an exclusive tasting flight of freshly pressed grape juice along slide their corresponding finished wines.

Come by the Tasting House between noon and 6pm on Saturday, October 8th or Sunday, October 9th to enjoy our 2022 Harvest Tasting Flight.

Reservations Recommended by not Required. Walkins Welcomed. No special ticket is required for this event. The Harvest Tasting will be available tableside as a special Tasting Flight along with our regular menu.

“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walk

Making Strides has always been more than just a walk, it’s a movement. We are making it easier for anyone, anywhere to make an impact. We know the future can be free from breast cancer. We’re asking you to join the movement and sign up to save lives.

41st Annual Hallockville Country Fair

The Hallockville Country Fair is a North Fork tradition! Come celebrate the rich folk arts and agricultural traditions of the community in a true old-fashioned country fair atmosphere. The Fair features family-friendly activities for all ages to spend the day enjoying including:

  • Craft and artisan vendors selling locally handmade items like jewelry, woodcrafts, locally-inspired art, fine decor, handmade soft goods, clothing, soap, candles, bath and body care products, yarn, crafting supplies, and much more!
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Craft demonstrations like rug hooking, basket weaving, quilting, woodcarving, and woodworking
  • Live Music
  • Exhibits in our historic Naugles Barn
  • Children’s activities and games like Pony Rides and a Petting Zoo
  • Guided museum tours of the Hallock Homestead,  Cichanowicz Farmhouse, and Hallock Homestead Barn
  • Livestock and farm animals- goats, sheep, pigs, cows, and more!
  • Food Trucks, bake sale, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage vendors
  • And so much more!

Rain or shine!

For the safety of the farm animals on display, dogs are NOT permitted at the Fair. 

Harbes Annual Pumpkin Harvest

Come celebrate the grand seasonal opening of the Barnyard Pumpkin Patch during , a two-day weekend salute to Fall!

We have two fabulous pumpkin patches! Our beautiful 7-acre “u-pick” Barnyard Pumpkin Patch offers many varieties of on-the-vine pumpkins and gourds to choose from. The Barnyard Pumpkin Patch is adjacent to Harbes Barnyard Adventure and features its own parking area (please GPS 25 Sound Avenue, Mattituck). The parking area allows easy access to the Barnyard Adventure by way of our Barnyard west entrance. Our South U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, located across from our farmstand on the south side of Sound Avenue, offers 8-acres of on-the-vine pumpkin picking, delicious Fall concession foods, a Wizard of Oz themed corn maze, a hayride, Harbes Vineyard wines, and live music.

While you’re here you can visit Harbes Barnyard Adventure for hours of family fun! Harbes Barnyard Adventure is an 8-acre, family-friendly experience for all ages. The standard Barnyard admission includes our famous pig races or you can upgrade to our combo deal and also enjoy a Musical Hayride tour of our 100-acre farm! There are farm animals, our very popular “Jumbo Jumpers” bounce pillows, a Sports Zone with baseball, football, and basketball tossing games, “Lil’ Farmers PlayLand” filled with lots of fun activities for preschoolers, a trike track, obstacle course, hedge maze, our musical animatronic chicken show, and much more. We’ll also be debuting some exciting new attractions for 2022!

There’ll be FREE LIVE MUSIC from 1-5pm in our courtyard/picnic area at the main area of the farm AND at our South U-Pick Pumpkin Patch both days! Saturday, popular Long Island singer/songwriter Bryan Gallo takes the stage in our courtyard/picnic area. Whenever Bryan sets up his guitar and harmonica he’s sure to entertain! Sunday, acoustic singer/songwriter Robin Sidor will be our musical guest. Robin performs a wide range of covers including classic rock, folk, alternative, and pop. Musical performers for the South U-Pick Pumpkin Patch to be announced.

Harbes Wine Barn, located behind the main farmstand, is a wine lover’s dream! In our 100-year-old renovated potato barn, we offer tastings of our award-winning wines and wine by the glass or bottle. There’s a rustic ambiance inside or you can enjoy your wine outside under an umbrella on our patio. Guests can also enjoy their wine in the courtyard while being entertained by our live musical performer.

There’s always lots to do and see at Harbes Family Farm, so come and celebrate pumpkin season at our Pumpkin Harvest!

Harbes Family Farm, 715 Sound Avenue, Mattituck NY 11952.

NOTE: Barnyard Adventure requires admission. South U-Pick corn maze and hayride require admission. Access to pumpkin patches is free. Pumpkins and gourds are charged by the pound.

Harbes Sunflower Festival

Two fun-filled days of fall fun and SUNFLOWERS! We’ll be introducing our ALL NEW Sunflower Maze! Get lost in a breathtaking labyrinth of golden-yellow as you wander through the maze. Don’t forget to grab those selfies on the bridge overlooking a sea of sunflowers as you exit the maze!

Come make it the perfect Fall day! Our Jamesport Honeycrisp Apple Orchard has loads of delicious apples to pick. Our innovative trellis system allows us to grow apples that are even within reach of the smallest of hands! Don’t worry about having to walk far because our Apple Express will chauffeur you to the ripest rows of apples. While you’re here you can’t miss our Robin Hood Trivia Challenge Corn Maze! Our maze has a fun & challenging touchless trivia game. As an extra bonus game, you can help Robin Hood on a very special interactive video mission.

There’ll be FREE LIVE MUSIC in our courtyard both days from 1-5 pm. Saturday, the talented Nick Balzano is scheduled to perform. Sunday, acoustic singer/songwriter Robin Sidor will be our musical guest. Robin performs a wide range of covers including classic rock, folk, alternative, and pop. 

To round out the day there will be pumpkin picking in our 9-acre on-the-vine “u-pick” pumpkin patch, hayrides, great foods to enjoy, Harbes Vineyard’s award-winning wines to sip, vendors, and additional children’s activities.

NOTE: Sunflower Maze, Robin Hood Corn Maze, Apple Picking & Hayride require admission.

Harbes Orchard’s Annual Apple Harvest

Two fun-filled days of apple activities for the whole family!

Of course, there will be plenty of apple picking! Our 15-acre apple orchard has apples that are even within reach of the smallest of hands! Don’t worry about having to walk far because our Apple Express will chauffeur you to the ripest rows of apples.

While you’re here you can’t miss our Robin Hood Trivia Challenge Corn Maze! Our maze has larger pathways to allow for distancing and a fun touchless trivia game. As an extra bonus game, you can help Robin Hood on a very special interactive video mission.

We’ll have LIVE MUSIC to enjoy in our picnic area from 12pm-5pm. Popular singer-guitarist Matt Taylor will be performing BOTH days. Don’t miss this versatile musical performer.

To round out the day there will be pumpkin picking in our 4-acre on-the-vine “u-pick” pumpkin patch, great foods to enjoy, Harbes Vineyard’s award-winning wines to sip, pony rides, vendors, and additional children’s activities.

NOTE: Access to the farm requires general admission. Sorry, no outside food or pets are permitted.

Revolutionary War Reenactment

The grounds of the Maple Lane Complex will serve as a living history encampment set up by the reenactors from the Third New York Regiment.  The encampment will have tents and everything soldiers would need to live on as they traveled to join up with General Washington and his troops. The reenactors immerse themselves and their visitors in a well-researched experience of what it was like to spend the day in a military encampment. Visitors will experience 18th-century camp life, including demonstrations of firearms, military drills, and other daily tasks.

Admission is free. Donations gladly accepted.


Food trucks, live music, yard games, cold beer, face painting, a nature-inspired craft table, and more in a spacious waterfront venue!

All are welcome, even your leashed four-legged friends. 

Free Entry. All Ages


Learn how to explore and navigate the autumn night sky, including the fall constellations, and stories behind them!

As summer winds down and Autumn approaches, a new host of celestial wonders graces the night sky. Staring up at the star-filled sky is awesome and humbling. It can also be overwhelming and disorienting. Throughout history, the night sky has served many functions to humanity- a clock, a calendar, a compass, a map and even a story book. Join stargazing lecturer Randall DiGiuseppe of the Custer Institute & Observatory for an evening of learning the basics of navigating the night sky as well as learning the locations and the folklore behind the most prominent constellations of the Fall.

Learn how to spot the North Star, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Milky Way Galaxy, and the stories behind Autumn’s most popular constellations. You will learn your way around the night sky and how to use it to orient yourself from almost anywhere on Earth.

This event is being held outdoors and is open to everyone. Just bring an inquisitive mind, a blanket or chair and your imagination.

Randall DiGiuseppe is a professional artist, lecturer, telescope builder and amateur astronomer for over four decades. He is a lifetime member of the Custer Institute and Observatory and recipient of the Astronomical League’s Messier Award. He conducts lectures on the dynamics, history and art of the night sky throughout the country.

Following the presentation, Observatory staff will provide guided tours of the night sky (weather permitting) through the many telescopes on site, including the apochromatic Zerochromat telescope in our historic observation dome.

$5 Adult, $3 Children Under 16, Observatory Member FREE. Your donations make it possible to offer programs like these and are greatly appreciated. Due to limited space, registration is strongly encouraged.

A rain date for this outdoor program is scheduled for September 24 at 8:00pm. Please bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the presentation.


Group for the East End and Custer Institute and Observatory invite you to explore and learn about the North Fork’s dark skies on the beach at Sound View Greenport. Join us for this unique opportunity!

With the sand beneath your feet on the beautiful Long Island Sound, catch a glimpse of Nebulae, Galaxies and other deep sky objects visible this season in a guided tour of the night sky using powerful telescopes. In addition to learning about our universe, hear about the amazing local wildlife that we share our night skies with and how we can help protect them. From owls to bats to moths, the night comes alive!

$15 Adult, $8 Children 12 and Under. Attendance is limited so reserve your spot soon! All proceeds benefit Custer Institute and Group for the East End.


Discover the mysteries of our universe in this outdoor presentation!

A large portion of the universe cannot be seen by the human eye, or even with very large optical telescopes. But radio and gravity waves can be detected, helping us unravel the mysteries of space and time.

The presenter, Steven Bellavia, is currently the principal mechanical engineer for the camera on the Vera Rubin telescope (formerly called the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, LSST) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, where he has worked since 1992. Prior to that, Steve was doing research and engineering for the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory. As an aerospace engineer for Grumman Aerospace with the Thermodynamics Group of the Space Division he played a key role in developing a nuclear rocket engine and with the design, fabrication, and analysis of a micro-gravity liquid droplet radiator that flew on Space Shuttle mission STS-029.

Following the presentation, Observatory staff will provide guided tours of the night sky (weather permitting) through the many telescopes on site, including the apochromatic Zerochromat telescope in our historic observation dome.

$5 Adult, $3 Children Under 16, Observatory Members FREE. Your donations make it possible to offer programs like these and are greatly appreciated. Due to limited space, registration is strongly encouraged.

A rain date for this outdoor program is scheduled for August 20 at 8:30pm. Please bring a blanket or chair to enjoy this outdoor presentation.

Greenport Skate Park Festival 2022

A showcase of over 100 merchandise & food vendors, live music, demonstrations, graffiti/mural contest & more. All money raised to benefit the Greenport Skatepark Revitalization Project

East End Arts Summer Soiree

Please join East End Arts as we celebrate 50 years of unlocking creativity and building community. 

On Thursday, August 18 @ 6pm, you’re invited to our first ever Summer Soiree. A tented event hosted on the grounds of East End Arts’ creativity-infused campus overlooking the Peconic River, the event features a selection of East End wines, beers, and cocktails, delicious bites from local purveyors, live entertainment (courtesy of EEA Art & Music School), select EEA Artist pieces for sale, a fabulous silent auction, and more. 

Tickets are extremely limited and available on a first come first serve basis. Tickets start at $100 with additional sponsorship levels available

For more information, please contact PJohnson@EastEndArts.org or call 631.248.0372.

Sunset Booze Cruise

Enjoy Rum Punch with our Sunset “BOOZE” cruise adventure! Enjoy a trip on our Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat as we travel along the Peconic River with fun music, complementary drinks and snacks, while enjoying the beautiful summer sunset.

$55/person  Adults 21+(only)*

Reservations are required. Call 631.208.9200, ext. 426

Harbes Sweet Corn Harvest

Please join us to welcome one of the best parts of summer on Long Island – Harbes own super-sweet corn!

Corn Eating Contests are back again for 2022! They will be held in the Barnyard Adventure at 2:30pm & 4:30pm on both Saturday & Sunday. First come, first served. Participation limited. Must purchase Barnyard admission to participate.

There’ll be free live music in our courtyard/picnic area both days from 1-5 pm. Saturday, singer/guitarist Matt Taylor will be performing. Come enjoy this versatile musical performer. Sunday, singer/guitarist Deanna Hudson takes the stage! Join Deanna as she performs pop, classic rock, and upbeat folk in an acoustic style.

Between You & Me

Enjoy a summer night on the North Fork with the family at Jamesport Farm Brewery and support local performers.

“Between You & Me” is performed by some of the current Riverhead High School Blue Masques theater group, Blue Masques Alumni and Friends. A night of musical theater, dancing, singing and local musicians that explores the connections between us – the connections we make, we break and we live with.

Live music with Jay Shepard

Craft beverages and food options available for purchase. Doors open at 5:30p.

Tickets available in advance on Eventbrite – $18. $23 at door.

Shelter Island Fireworks

Donation-based Shelter Island Fireworks is putting on a show on July 9 at Crescent Beach in Shelter Island with a rain date on July 10.

Peconic Bay Vineyards Fireworks Show

Peconic Bay Vineyards will host an exciting fireworks show by Santore’s World Famous Fireworks. Gates open to general admission at 5 p.m. with food and drinks sold at the farm stand. Don’t forget to bring blankets and chairs. Tickets are $50 per vehicle.

Rock the Harvest with BonJourney

Celebrate our harvest season at Pindar. Rock the Harvest returns with the band, Bon Journey!

The band will play from 1:30-5:30 pm. Admission is free for all concerts. Guests are welcome to bring their own chairs and blankets to enjoy the music as seating is limited. Please no coolers.

Country Day with Southbound

Join us for Country Day at Pindar, featuring live music by Southbound! Get your boots on and get ready for a festival of wine and fun.  Music starts at 1:30pm.

Admission is free for all concerts. Guests are welcome to bring their own chairs and blankets to enjoy the music as seating is limited. Please no coolers.

Summer Festival with Strawberry Fields

For the first time ever, we are hosting a concert with Beatles Tribute Band, Strawberry Fields! Learn more about this renowned band by clicking here.

Admission is free for all concerts. Guests are welcome to bring their own chairs and blankets to enjoy the music as seating is limited. We look forward to celebrating with you!

A Night at the Vineyards Fundraiser

Please come join us for a wonderful night , for a worthy cause!

About this event

As the only designated burn care facility for the more than 1.5 million residents of Suffolk County, the Burn Center at Stony Brook University Hospital coordinates burn services throughout the county, and provides a resource for training and research in Burn Care. The Burn Center also serves as a resource to neighboring community based hospitals.

The Burn Center at University Hospital has been specially equipped, staffed and designed to provide sophisticated, compassionate care to both adult and pediatric patients with major burns. Having recognized the highly complex needs of burn patients and their families, the staff at the Burn Center is multi-disciplinary in its approach to the planning and coordination of the care of the patient.

The professional burn care team includes specially trained physicians and nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, nutritionists, social workers, pain management experts, psychiatric consultation liaison nurse and chaplaincy. Through this coordinated effort the patients receive expert care throughout the continuum, beginning with the burn injury and ending with rehabilitation and out-patient follow-up.

The Volunteer Burn Center Fund has become central to the mission of the Burn Center by providing financial assistance through fund raising for education and research, by donating specialized equipment to the Burn Unit and increasing awareness in the community about Burn prevention.

Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop

Join us for a Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop with RoRo’s Sea Glass Jewelry on Friday, July 1st at 5pm.  

Reservations required and space is limited. Class is $50pp and each kit comes with:

Crafting tools, wire to wrap, three pieces of assorted Seaglass (real Long Island Seaglass, not the fake tumbled stuff), two chains (one black and one silver plated), and an assortment of nautical charms.The finished pendants are interchangeable with the chains.

Greenport Fire Department Carnival

Annual Carnival June 29 through July 3 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Moore’s Lane Polo Grounds. Rides, games, food and raffles.

Benefits the Greenport Fire Department companies Phenix Hook & Ladder & Relief Hose.

Fireworks:  Friday, July 1 at 10 p.m. 

East End Seaport Museum’s 33rd Annual Maritime Festival

Hosted by East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation (EESM), the 33rd Annual Greenport Maritime Festival benefits educational programs, museum offerings, and the preservation of Long Beach Bar (Bug) Light. Enjoy classic boat displays, kayak races, music, children’s activities, maritime demonstrations, roving Sea Shanties and of course approximately 100 great vendors that feature hand crafted and unique items. Don’t miss our festive Merfolk parade on Saturday! Grand Marshalls for the 33rd Maritime festival are Elizabeth Peeples & Stefanie Bassett, the co-owners of Little Ram Oyster Co.

The Festival kicks off Friday Sept 23, 2022  with the Land & Sea Gala (5:30 VIP / 6:30 General Admission) at Greenport Yacht & Shipbuilding. With over 25 local craft food  & beverage vendors, live auctions, DJ/dancing and more; the evening will host jubilous mermaids, pirates and sea creatures!

Tickets available: eastendseaport.org/landandsea

The 2022 Maritime Festival officially opens to the public Saturday, September 24th at 10AM which features local craft food/beverage vendors, food trucks, live music, wine & beer tastings, oyster tastings and more. The Annual Maritime  Parade will begin at 11AM on Saturday the 25­th. Enjoy the march of the Merry Merfolk, local Fire Departments, school organizations, and much more. Events for adults and children will continue through the day. Strolling sea shanties and visiting the Tall Ship Amistad at the East End Seaport Museum located next to the Shelter Island Ferry. 

The Festival continues Sunday, September 25th re-opening at 10AM. Sunday highlights a search & rescue demonstration by the USCG, snapper contest for kids, Stony Brook ELIH’s Dream Green fundraiser and much more. Festival concludes at 6:00PM and  normal traffic resumes. Full schedule: https://www.eastendseaport.org/2022-festival-activitiesschedule

Brewery & Vineyard Bike Tour

Pedal your way to local award-winning craft breweries & vineyards where you’ll stop and learn about everything the North Fork wine country has to offer.

Duration: Approximately 5.5 Hours

Distance: Approximately 14-18 miles (round trip dependent on the selected route)

  • Cruise North Fork Long Island from the seat of a  a single or tandem  Hybrid bicycle (Helmets Included)
  • Enjoy unlimited non-alcoholic refreshments throughout your tour experience to stay energized while riding from location to location
  • Our professional guides will direct you through the beautiful landscape, leading you from winery to brewery and more
  • Gain privileged access to wander vineyard fields
  • Delight in extra-virgin olive oil & fine vinegar tastings to infuse your pallet with local flavors
  • Pay a visit to local farm stands where you can purchase freshly made jams, pies, fruits, and vegetables for your home
  • Stroll down Love Lane after the tour for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. (only 1 block from our location)
  • We also include a support vehicle to transport any purchases made along the way
  • Seasoned guides will capture moments from your day, photos will be available for free download

Please keep in mind that this may be a lengthy ride if 18 mile Route and we do recommend for those who are confident in their ability to cover this distance. However give us a call and we can make it work!

Fourth of July Weekend Celebration

Celebrate the Fourth of July weekend at Harbes Family Farm! Join us Saturday, July 2, Sunday, July 3 & Monday, July 4, for summertime fun at the farm.

There’ll be FREE LIVE MUSIC in our courtyard/picnic area both days from 1-5 pm. Saturday, singer/guitarist Matt Taylor will be performing. Come enjoy this versatile musical entertainer. Sunday, popular Long Island singer/songwriter Bryan Gallo takes the stage. Whenever Bryan sets up his guitar and harmonica he’s sure to entertain! Monday, acoustic singer/songwriter Robin Sidor will be our musical guest. Robin performs a wide range of covers including classic rock, folk, alternative, and pop. Don’t miss this popular performer!

While you’re here you can visit Harbes Barnyard Adventure for hours of family fun! Harbes Barnyard Adventure is an 8-acre, family-friendly experience for all ages. The Barnyard admission includes a Musical Hayride tour of our 100-acre farm and our famous pig races. There are also farm animals, our very popular “Jumbo Jumpers” bounce pillows, a Sports Zone with baseball, football, and basketball tossing games, “Lil’ Farmers PlayLand” filled with lots of fun activities for preschoolers, a trike track, obstacle course, hedge maze, our musical animatronic chicken show, and much more. We’ll also be debuting some exciting new attractions for 2022!

You won’t want to miss the great food and drink to enjoy all weekend long! Award-winning Harbes Vineyard’s wines can be enjoyed in our restored 100-year-old Wine Barn. Tastings are offered and wine by the glass or bottle is available. Concession foods include roasted sweet corn, delicious tomato/mozzarella paninis, a mouthwatering selection of homemade ice creams made with Harbes seasonal produce, and more!

NOTE: Barnyard Adventure requires admission.

Rustic Mid-Summer Concert

Featuring String Quartet and ClarinetMingzhe Wang, clarinet
Yezu Woo, violin
Sami Merdinian, violin
Matthew Cohen, viola
Mihai Marica, cello


Centered around American composer Perry Goldstein’s multifaceted Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet (2006), this program traverses the music from Eastern Europe to the US and its spiritual and folkloric origins. Stravinsky’s Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet (1918) is a kaleidoscopic masterpiece inspired by jazz and ragtime, Bartok’s Duos for Two Violins (1931) are based on his fieldwork of collecting tunes from Hungary and its neighboring countries, and Florence Price, a pioneer African American composer, features folksongs and spirituals in her “Five Folksongs in Counterpoint” (1951).

Ticket price:
Front row table (Min 4 seats)

: $ 125/per person
(Includes 2 glasses of wine and a cheese/salami board/per person) 
General audience: $ 85/per person 

(Includes 1 glass of wine) 
Members of Rites of Spring: $ 60/per person 

(Includes 1 glass of wine)
Children Under 16 FREE


Attendance to this in-person performance will be limited and restrictions in place per NYS
COVID-19 guidelines required at the time of the event.

Music Program
Igor Stravinsky – Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo
Bela Bartók – selections from Duos for Two Violins
Florence Price – Five Folksongs for string quartetI. Calvary. Adagio vigoroso
II. Clementine. Tempo moderato
III. Drink to me only with Thine eyes. Andante cantabile
IV. Shortnin’ Bread. Allegro
V. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. Andantino

Perry Goldstein – Quintet for Clarinet 

and String Quartet 
I. Movement
II. Movement
III. Movement

Across American Roots

Featuring The 17-member Jazz Loft Big Band led by Tom Manuel,
Rites of Spring Wind Quintet &
Shinnecock Indian Nation musicians

In collaboration with
Sylvester Manor and The Jazz Loft 

It’s a time to celebrate the rich histories, diverse cultures, and important contributions of America. As members of multiple communities on Long Island, we want to stay connected to our heritages. It is important to reflect on the American history and culture. The United States is home to a diverse population that celebrates its cultural richness and variety through local festivals, community events, and other grassroots activities.  Across American Roots supports all cultures by providing an iconic venue Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island where diverse perspectives, cultures and values are accepted, appreciated, and celebrated. This event wants to celebrate all American Cultures and Traditions and spread awareness about its richness and history.
This music event features a wide array of music styles: African American music, European music influenced by American culture and Indian American music traditions.

Ticket price:
General audience: $ 65
Children Under 16 FREE

​Attendance to this in-person performance will be limited and restrictions in place per NYS COVID-19 guidelines required at the time of the event.


Music Program
Arrive to Sylvester Manor at 4:00 to walk and visit the garden and the grounds.

5:00pm 5:30pm        
Shinnecock Indian Nation performance

6:00pm – 6:45pm   
  Rites of Spring Wind Quintet 
              William Grant Still     Miniatures for woodwind quintet
I.  Ride an Old Paint
II. A Frog Went A-Courtin’
III. Jesus is a Rock in a Weary Land
IV. Yaravi V. Adolorido         
Miniatures is a musical composition in five movements composed in 1948 by American composer William Grant Still.  Still broke many barriers during his career, including being the first African American composer to write orchestral works and have them performed by major symphony orchestras, as well as being the first conductor of color to lead a major American symphony. His musical style incorporates a variety of African American styles, from spirituals to blues and jazz, in addition to European, Latin American, and other folk music genres. The five contrasting movements display a variety of Afro, Anglo, Latino and Native American musical styles.

Antonin Dvorak        String Quartet No.12 in F major. Op.96 American
          arranged for wind quintet by David Walter 
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Lento
III.  Molto vivace
IV. Finale: vivace ma non troppo  

The original String Quartet in F major, Op. 96, nicknamed the American Quartet, is the 12th string quartet composed by Antonín Dvořák. It was written in 1893, during Dvořák’s time in the United States. The quartet is one of the most popular in the chamber music repertoire.  the title “American quartet” for opus 96 did not come from the composer himself. Also repeatedly claimed for this work are the influences of native Americans and Afro-Americans but answering the question of what then is tangibly “American” in the “American quartet” is by no means simple. 

7:00pm – 8:30pm 
Jazz Loft Big Band led by trumpeter Tom Manuel 
Black, Brown & Beige by Duke Ellington

Jazz Band Suite
I. Work Song 
II. Come Sunday 
III. Light
IV. West Indian Dance
V. Emancipation Celebration 
                                     VI. Blues Theme Mauve 
VII. Various Themes 
VIII. Sugar Hill Penthouse 
IX.  Finale Ellington introduced the piece at Carnegie Hall on January 23, 1943 as “a parallel to the history of the Negro in America. 
At the December 11, 1943 concert at Carnegie Hall, Ellington said, “We thought we wouldn’t play it (Black, Brown and Beige) in its entirety tonight because it represents an awfully long and important story and that I don’t think too many people are familiar with the story. This is the one we dedicate to the 700 Negroes who came from Haiti to save Savannah during the Revolutionary War”.This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Huntington Arts Council.

All Frederic Chopin Solo Recital

Vassily Primakov,

Ticket price:
General audience: $50
Friends of Rites of Spring and Jamesport Meeting House Members $25
Children Under 16 FREE


Music Program

Frederic Chopin 
Barcarolle in F# Major, Op 60

2 Nocturne Op. 15 F Major and F# Major
Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op 22 
Ballade No 1 G minor, Op. 23
Scherzo No 3 C# minor Op 39
Fantasy in F minor, Op.49
Ballade No.4 Op.52 
Polonaise in A flat Major, Op 53

Soldier On at Home 7th Annual Fundraiser Golf Outing

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included
Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event


We are a self-funded association to help Veterans across America. We work with wounded combat Veterans, returning service dogs, and working dogs who companion with Veterans with special needs including PTSD.

Taste the East End

If you love our Fish & Sips event you don’t want to miss our summer version, a flavor-filled night of food pairings with local craft beer, wine and cider! Plus live music throughout the property!

$80/person  Adults 21+(only)*
June 11, 2022 • 7pm-10pm

Reservations are required. Call 631.208.9200, ext. 426 

East End Food Market

East End Food Market in Riverhead is a project of East End Food Institute, running during the summer season on Fridays from 3:00pm – 7:00pm. Visit the market to enjoy local farm, food, wine, and craft vendors as well as music and activities in partnership with other local nonprofit organizations. The market is a terrific stop on your day trip to the East End, whether you plan to visit the North Fork or South Fork. Chat with vendors, staff, and volunteers to explore and learn more about our community! East End Food Market is located at 139 Main Road, Riverhead NY 11901. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date.

No pets allowed. Registered service animals welcome.

For a complete list of vendors, click here.

67th Annual Strawberry Festival

By the middle of June the North Fork strawberry crop is reaching its peak and bursting with flavor. On Father’s Day weekend, the peak of the strawberry harvest, the Mattituck Lions Club brings the community together for a special weekend of fun and purpose. Whether you’re here year-round, are a seasonal resident or are drawn here by the Festival, you’re in for a wonderful time.

Dig into the strawberry shortcake, sample the strawberries dipped in chocolate, try the strawberries any way you like them. Head over to the rest tent to enjoy live music. Then find out what is available for sale from arts and craft vendors.

Cheer as the new Strawberry Queen is crowned. Experience the midway rides. Taste foods from around the world. The fun keeps going after the sun sets, so bring lawn chairs and enjoy the fireworks on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Much of the Festival fun is free, thanks to the efforts of our many volunteers. When you do spend, you help the Mattituck Lions advance their year-round community service efforts. Learn more about who benefits.

70’s Rock Parade & New Life Crisis Rock For Garret

Garret’s Promise Fundraiser and Celebration Gala
• Horse Kisses and Hugging Encouraged!

Join 70’s Rock Parade and Paul Mahos & New Life Crisis as they rock out and raise funds to support Garret’s Promise. May 1st will mark the one year passing of a remarkable person. His family, when they discovered Spirit’s Promise Rescue, knew this was where they wanted to honor Garret for a lifetime. Through acknowledging the tragedy, together we will also celebrate his life as he would have loved the party we are going to throw.

All proceeds go towards Garret’s Promise at Spirit’s Promise to complete the infrastructure for a new healing center as well as create programs and funding for those in need of grief support and healing.

Catch 70’s Rock Parade from 4-5:30, Paul Mahos from 6:30-9.
Sound Healing Demonstrations & Guided Meditation and Sound Healing facilitated by Ribbon of Lights, Lisa & David. Plus a special country line dancing performance by Deanna Nemes and the Dancing with Deanna dancers!

Food and beverage will be available. Round pen (with horses) therapy demonstrations and more.



In memory of a loving son and brother, Garret’s Promise is an indoor sanctuary of healing committed to helping others move forward as they piece together their lives following a traumatic event. Garret Louis Lederman’s passion for helping others was evident in how he would be the first to help a stranger struggling, or in his career as a football coach and mentor to young players. He found purpose in helping others find the best versions of themselves and this round pen is a promise to ensure Garret’s passion for people lives on, bringing healing to those suffering. Garret’s Promise is a promise to help someone reclaim their authenticity.

East End Food Institute’s Indoor Farmers Market

East End Food Market in Riverhead is a project of East End Food Institute running Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm through April 30, 2022 at 139 Main Road in Riverhead. With over 40 local food vendors, live music, activities from local nonprofits, and a rotating list of wineries sponsored by Long Island Wine Country, the market is perfect for day trippers and area residents of the North and South Forks looking to enjoy the bounty of the East End.

Special offerings on March, 5 include:

Pop Up booths from KK’s the Farm at Southold, North Fork Flour Shoppe, Squared GF, South Shore Mushrooms, and The Granola Plant

 – Wine tastings from Osprey’s Dominion, Raphael Wine, Suhru Wines

– Local nonprofit Cornell Cooperative Extension Choose Local F.I.S.H

East End Arts MLK Portrait Project created by local high school students

For a complete list of vendors, click here.

Southold Winter Festival

Ice sculpting, s’mores, a mariachi band, baked potato bar and stargazing are on tap for Southold Town’s first ever winter festival on Feb. 19.Taking place along Route 25 between Wells Avenue and Silversmith’s Corner, will be organized into two main hubs.

In the parking lot across from the Southold Library, will feature a DJ, three live ice sculptures, face painting by Sarah Hope and a booth from the Custer Institute for solar gazing.

The Custer Institute will also open at 5 p.m. that evening for stargazing.

At Silversmith’s Corner, there will be corn hole courts (courtesy of Greenport Harbor Brewing Company), a seafood station by Southold Fish Market and Girl Scout cookies for sale from Troop 2981.

The Southold Historical Museum will also be open for tours, the Giving Room is hosting an art exhibit and free smoothie tastings and the First Presbyterian Church of Southold will have a baked potato bar, popcorn, hot chocolate and fire pits for s’mores.

The Center for Advocacy, Support and Transformation (located in the former Southold Opera House) will be hosting story time and an ice castle activity for kids hosted by the Southold Library at 10 a.m., cupcake decorating at 12:30 p.m. Music Brady Rymer at 1:30 p.m. and a mariachi performance, mulled wine and cider by Mariachi Sol Mixteco at 3 p.m.

Rain date is Sunday, Feb. 20

East End Food Institute’s Indoor Farmers Market

East End Food Market in Riverhead is a project of East End Food Institute running Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm through April 30, 2022 at 139 Main Road in Riverhead. With over 40 local food vendors, live music, activities from local nonprofits, and a rotating list of wineries sponsored by Long Island Wine Country, the market is perfect for day trippers and area residents of the North and South Forks looking to enjoy the bounty of the East End.

Special offering on Saturday, February 5 include:

– Pop Up booths from Shamrock Soda Breads, Mattituck Mushrooms, Le Dulce, KK’s The Farm, Landcraft Garden Foundation, North Fork Flour Shoppe and Silk and Sea Designs

– Wine tastings from Osprey’s DominionRaphael and RGNY

– Local nonprofit Cornell Cooperative Extension Suffolk County F.I.S.H Program

– Live music from Bruce MacDonald

For a complete list of vendors, click here.

Charcuterie & Co. Li Pop-Up at Twin Fork Beer Co.

Join us February 13th for Charcuterie & Co. Li Pop-Up! We’ll be serving craft beer, local wine, and local cider to pair with Charcuterie & co. Li’s snacks!

1-4 pm.

Free Admission. Live Music.

Kid and Pet Freindly!

2nd Annual Twin Fork Beer Co St. Patricks Day Party

2nd Annual Twin Fork Beer Co. St Patricks Day Party

Live music by The Jay Shepard Band

Corned Beef and Cabbage platters catered by Maple Tree BBQ

Tickets $35 includes first drink (beer, wine, or cider)!

Saturday March 12th

1-5 pm

Tickets available in our IG Bio and online at www.twinforkbeer.com

807 Raynor Ave, Riverhead Ny

East End Food Institute’s Indoor Farmers Market

East End Food Market in Riverhead is a project of East End Food Institute running Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm through April 30, 2022 at 139 Main Road in Riverhead. With over 40 local food vendors, live music, activities from local nonprofits, and a rotating list of wineries sponsored by Long Island Wine Country, the market is perfect for day trippers and area residents of the North and South Forks looking to enjoy the bounty of the East End.

Special offering on Saturday, February 5 include:

– Pop Up booths from Shamrock Soda Breads, Mattituck Mushrooms, Le Dulce, KK’s The Farm, Landcraft Garden Foundation, North Fork Flour Shoppe and Silk and Sea Designs

– Wine tastings from Osprey’s Dominion, Raphael and RGNY

– Local nonprofit Cornell Cooperative Extension Suffolk County F.I.S.H Program

– Live music from Bruce MacDonald

For a complete list of vendors, visit riverheadmarket.org

Valentine’s Day at Ruggero’s

Chef Brian Crawford has put together an array of specials especially for you and the love in your life or the entire family for Valentine’s Day available all weekend and with our full menu too.

For reservations call 631-886-1625

at The Shoppes at East Wind, 5768 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792


BYOB – Build Your Own [Cheese] Board at Sannino Vineyard

Join us for a 2 hour class on how to build a custom cheese board

Treat your Guests to a Decorative Board filled with cheeses, meats, chocolates, fresh fruit, dips, and spreads!

  • Each guest will receive a Personal Cheese platter to enjoy and a glass of Sannino Wine
  • 1 Cheese Board Ticket Includes One Guest (Choose the size of your board)
  • Board Sizes: Small 2-4 people ($45), Medium 4-6 people ($60), Large 6-8 people ($80)
  • Additional Guests: $30 per person (purchased separately)


Click here to register!

Winemaking Experience – VIP Wine Blending Session at Sannino Vineyard

Enjoy an immersive experience into the winemaking process hosted by Anthony Sannino.

Begin your winemaking experience with a full tour of our vineyard, wine production facilities, and barrel cellar. All throughout the tour you will be tasting our current wine line up to better understand the various methods of making unique styles of wine.

After the tour, settle in for a light lunch. The second part of the day will be the red wine blending session. You will learn how to blend your own custom bottle of wine. Each guest will be able to blend their own wine and take home a bottle (additional bottles may be blended and purchased upon request). This course runs up to 3 hours, from 11am to 2pm.

This Winemaking Experience would make a fabulous gift! Tickets can be purchased in advance for additional dates in 2022.  March 13th, and April 3rd.

$175 pp – please click here for reservations

Wine & Chocolate Tasting at Clovis Point Vineyard

Once again Clovis Point has partnered up with North Fork Chocolate Company to create a mouthwatering chocolate pairing.

A perfect way to celebrate for Valentines Day.

Price $25.00 / Wine Club $20.00

Two different seating sessions: 12:00 – 3:00 pm and 3:30 – 6:30 pm

Reservations are required!

Strickly parties of 6 or less at this time!
Reservations can be made by calling 631-722-4222  

Wine & Chocolate Tasting at Clovis Point Vineyard

Once again Clovis Point has partnered up with North Fork Chocolate Company to create a mouthwatering chocolate pairing.

A perfect way to celebrate for Valentines Day.

Price $25.00 / Wine Club $20.00

Two different seating sessions: 12:00 – 3:00 pm and 3:30 – 6:30 pm

Reservations are required!

Strickly parties of 6 or less at this time!
Reservations can be made by calling 631-722-4222  

Clovis Point Vineyard’s Re-Opening Giveaway

12:00 – 6:30 pm
Two Seating Sessions both days: 12:00 – 3:00 pm and 3:30 – 6:30 pm.
Live music 1:00 – 5:30 pm with Acoustic Soul.



17th Annual Long Island Winterfest



A 4 week mid-winter music, wine, craft beer and performing arts festival that takes place throughout Long Island’s unique vineyard tasting rooms, breweries, hotels, legendary theaters and other historic venues. 

What visitors can expect from Winterfest this year will be options to #TravelSafe. The website will feature local businesses who are creating special events or discounts for Winterfest visitors. The focus will be a resource for where to go, what to do and what is open, including plenty of outdoor experiences for all ages. 


Santa at The Homestead in Riverhead

Join us this Christmas season for making family memories.
Schedule a time slot for family photos with Santa, between 11 am- 4 pm (Pets are welcome). Reservations are required.
Wander the Barnyard, Choose the perfect tree and wreath or visit our farm shop for that special gift. Wonderful farm displays for photos with your loved ones. Handmade famous pies from the farm house kitchen are always fresh.
Our photo area will follow the guidelines for social distance and be sanitized between sessions. Each 15 minute session is $45.00 and includes interaction with Santa as well as a matted 5×7 photo taken by our photographer. Reservations can only be made by clicking the ticket link.

Wreath Making with Farmer Jenn

Ring in the holidays with your friends and family in our beautifully decorated rustic barn filled with festive cheer!

Come make your own wreath with fresh greens, pinecones, and a beautiful bow!  Feel free to bring your own additional decorations. $50 per person ($25 for ages 12 & under).  All proceeds help to support our animals and programs.  Light refreshments will be served.  Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wreath-making-with-farmer-jenn-tickets-200458315217

Fire & Ice Christmas Market at Spirit’s Promise

The Fire & Ice Christmas Market will be held at Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue in Baiting Hollow. This outdoor Christmas Market is inspired by the German Christmas Markets. Guests will enjoy magical lights, ice carvings, and fire dancing. Shop for unique gifts and taste baked goods, hot cocoa, and cider. An on-site gift wrapping service is available.

Spirit of Christmas at Spirit’s Promise

The Spirit of Christmas encompasses holiday events all taking place at Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue, located at 2746 Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow, December 4th, 11th and 18th. These three Saturdays in December include holiday farm tours with Mrs. Claus and the elves, storytime, and a meet-and-greet with the Equine Reindeer. A nominal donation is requested for entry. Book online.

On Saturday, December 11th at 7pm, there is Line Dancing with Deanna. Tickets are $15 each with advanced sales only. No tickets will be sold at the door. Call 631-875-0433 for more information.

North Fork Restaurants Offering Thanksgiving Dining

North Fork Table and Inn

Deciding on where to dine this Thanksgiving with your family? We have curated a list of dining options across the North Fork for Thanksgiving this season. Restaurants span from Wading River to Greenport.  

aMano, Mattituck

Located on Main Road in Mattituck, aMano is serving a Thanksgiving dinner this Thursday, November 25th. This local Italian restaurant will be open serving their festive dinner from 1-5:30pm. The dinner includes three courses for $49.95 per person. The first course dishes include Pan-Roasted Cauliflower, Roasted Beet Salad, and Butternut Squash Soup. The second course includes a varied selection of Pan-Roasted, Roasted Free-Range Turkey with Apple Bacon Cornbread Stuffing, and Braised Short Ribs. Desserts include a Warm Apple Crisp, Flourless Chocolate Cake, and Pumpkin Cheesecake. Reservations are recommended.

Birchwood of Polish Town, Riverhead

Birchwood of Polish Town Restaurant & Catering Hall, a local favorite in this beloved Riverhead neighborhood, will be offering their famous Thanksgiving buffet on Thursday, November 25th. Most notably, their Dinner Buffets are voted as the best in Riverhead! It includes a Deluxe Carving Station, Fresh Shucked Raw Bar, Cold Tuscan Appetizer Station, and even a dedicated Kids’ Station! A fun highlight is Jacqueline’s Giant Donut Wall, Chocolate Fountain, and Grand Dessert Table. Seating times are between 11:30am-7:30pm. Adults are $49.95 and children are $19.95 (ages 3-12).

Cooperage Inn, Baiting Hollow

Cooperage Inn on Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow is well known across not only the North Fork but the whole East End of Long Island for their annual Thanksgiving dinner. Their a la carte menu is available from 11am-8pm, with advance reservations strongly recommended. Their Thanksgiving menu includes starters, entrees, sides to share, and desserts. Notable dishes include Oven Stuffed Baked Clams, Seafood Bisque, Apple-Raisin Stuffed Pork Roulade, Turkey Pot Pie, and Surf & Turf. Cooperage Inn also offers to-go options for Thanksgiving. Call 631-727-8994 to make a reservation.

Desmond’s, Wading River

Desmond’s at East Wind Long Island is offering a Thanksgiving to-go catering menu. They prepare all of the food for their customers in advance. The package includes a Golden Brown Ready-to-Carve 14-16 lb Turkey with all the fixings. Hot and ready to serve! This package serves between 8 and 10 people. Orders are available to be placed until Tuesday, November 23rd. Pick up is on Thanksgiving Day, November 25th between 10am-2pm. Pick up is also available on Wednesday between 1 and 6pm (picked up cold with heating instructions). Call to pre-order: 631-846-2335. Click here to see the full menu.

Grace & Grit

Grace & Grit, located on Main Road in Southold, is offering a full Thanksgiving takeout menu. Please note that orders must be placed in advance. The menu includes a wide variety of options like Deviled Eggs, Stuffed Mushrooms, Fall Arugula Salad, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Roasted Root Vegetables, Bourbon Bread Pudding, Corn Custard, and so much more. Their Thanksgiving Dinner Package, for example, is a total of $325 and serves between 8-10 people. That package includes: fall arugula salad, 12 lb all natural turkey, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, homemade gravy, homemade citrus cranberry sauce.

The Halyard, Greenport

The Halyard, located on Route 48 in Greenport, with one of the most beautiful water views on the North Fork, is offering their specially curated Thanksgiving Buffet on Thursday, November 25th. Appetizers include a Raw Bar, and Cheese & Charcuterie. Side dishes will include Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Crispy Brussel Sprouts, and Roasted Chestnut & Mushroom Stuffing, and Caramelized Sweet Potatoes. Main courses are Carved Heritage Turkey, Spiral Ham, and Smoked Montauk Swordfish. Desserts are Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, and Profiteroles. The Thanksgiving dinner buffet will be served from 2-8pm. Advanced reservations are recommended.

Southold General, Southold

Chef John Fraser’s new general store, Southold General, is offering an “Everything but the Turkey” a la carte menu. Southold General is also offering delicious pies by acclaimed Pastry Chef François Payard. These are available on Wednesday, November 24th. A few notable menu items include spiced nuts, sage gravy, and smoked salmon mousse. Pies that will be available for Thanksgiving pickup include apple crumb with caramel, pecan with mascarpone cream, caramel and bourbon and pumpkin with marshmallow, orange blossom and fennel pollen. All info can be found in the pop-up menu by clicking here.                 

Stonewalls Restaurant, Riverhead

Located on The Woods Golf Course on Reeves Avenue in Riverhead, Stonewalls Restaurant  is offering a Thanksgiving dinner menu for Thursday, November 25th. First courses include Butternut Squash Soup, Stonewalls Classic Crab Cake, and a Spinach Salad with Poached Pears, and Crumbled Bleu Cheese. The second course offers patrons a Traditional Roasted Young Turkey with Apple and Sausage Stuffing, Crescent Farm Duck a l’Orange, and Dijon Hazelnut Crusted Halibut, among other selections. The third course includes a choice of Raspberry Pie, Apple Pie, or a Raspberry Souffle. Call 631-506-0777 Ext. 2 for reservations.. 2

North Fork Table & Inn, Southold

North Fork Table & Inn on Route 25 in Southold just launched a pre-order for their Thanksgiving Larder by Chef John Fraser. These are meant to be ordered ahead and enjoyed at home for 4 or 8 persons. Pick up is available at the restaurant on November 24th and 25th. Notable menu items include a carved roasted turkey, stuffed mushrooms, smoked sourdough, and butternut squash bisque. Online ordering information is available here.        

Winter Wonders Art Exhibit & Sale in Southold

Southold Historical Museum’s Ten Squared: Winter Wonders Art Exhibit & Sale begins on Nov. 15 and runs through Dec. 15! Featuring works from local artists, the exhibit interprets the wonders and beauty of winter. Each piece is 10”x10” Everyone is invited to view the exhibit. Purchases benefit local artists and the Southold Historical Museum. Makes a great holiday gift! The online exhibit and sale will be offered on the Museum’s website, SoutholdHistorical.org

Southold Historical Museum ‘Shop Small’ Promotion

Join us at the Treasure Exchange and Museum Gift Shop for a special American Express ‘Shop Small’ promotion on Fri., Nov. 26 and Sat., Nov 27 featuring free giveaways! Hours are:
Treasure Exchange, Fri., 10-5 pm and Sat.,10-4 pm
Museum Gift Shop, Fri., 10-4 pm and Sat., 11-3 pm.
Both are located in the historic Prince Building at 54325 Main Rd., Southold.

What to do during your Fall visit to the North Fork

The first signs of autumn in the North Fork are the rows of bountiful farm stands selling endless varieties of squash, pumpkins, freshly baked pies, and everything apple cider. Explore the rows of apple fields, stroll through the corn mazes, and pumpkin patches. 

So, it is time for you to discover the best fall food on the North Fork. Leap into the season and create your own fall food tour across the North Fork. We have curated some of the top fall farm stands on the North Fork, from Riverhead and out to Greenport. 

1760 Homestead Farm

1760 Homestead Farm on Sound Avenue in Riverhead offers a continuous supply of autumn baked goods. Their most famous pies include the grape pie, shoo fly pie and brownie pecan pie, a must for celebrating the fall season on the North Fork. Fall is pie season in fact! To note, they will be offering pie flights on select weekends up until Christmas.

Every Sunday from 12-4pm, 1760 Homestead Farm showcases farm produce through sauces, salads, and soups for take away or to enjoy in the picnic area.

Briermere Farms

At the gateway to your fall food tour of the North Fork is Briermere Farms on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. Brieremere’s is famous for their wide range of produce, flowers, apple cider, and baked goods, especially their pies.

Fall on the North Fork always means a visit to this farm stand! Popular pies to complement any autumn gathering include Cranberry-Pear, Peach Raspberry, Pumpkin, and Boysenberry. They also have a variety of cream pies such as Chocolate Cream, Cherry Cream, and Blueberry Cream. 

Please note that all sales and pick ups are done outside on the farmstand. 

Bayview Market & Farms

Discover plenty of local, fresh fruits and vegetables, and flowers at the local farm stand, Bayview Market & Farms off of Main Road in Riverhead. They sell fresh, locally grown produce through late fall with specialty items such as meats, dairy, and sauces that rotate throughout the season. 

This six-generation farm sells everything from potatoes, pumpkins, cauliflower, carrots, pears, turnips, and more. In addition, if you are in Calverton, Laurel, or Mattituck, you can stop by any one of their farm markets for a bounty of peak season fresh produce to take home for your autumn feast. 

Country View Farm Stand

Country View Farm Stand on Main Road in Southold is a must stop during your fall food tour of the North Fork. Their pies are baked fresh daily, and they also sell fresh brown eggs, Long Island duck, asparagus, and sugar snap peas. 

Pick up local vegetables at this third generation North Fork farm stand like cauliflower, hot peppers from Kevin’s pepper patch, as well as Claudia’s wide variety of local refrigerated soups like Indian Dal and Vegetable, and Ginger & Rice Noodle Soup. 

Hallock’s Cider Mill

This beloved North Fork farmers market, Hallock’s Cider Mill, is located on Main Road in Jamesport. They are a family owned country roadside market that has been a fixture on the East End for generations. Come stop in for all your fall food needs, including homemade pies, homemade jams, cheese, soups, chowders, their own local honey, gift baskets, their own farm fresh eggs, their famous crumb cake, and so much more. All in addition, most of their produce sold at the Cider Mill is organic.

Current hours are 9am-5pm seven days a week. Hallock’s Cider Mill closes for the season in December, and reopens usually in early May. 

Helen’s Flower Farm

A favorite for families during the autumn months is a visit to Helen’s Flower Farm in Riverhead. Located on Union Avenue, this interactive farm is a great spot to visit with the family for plenty of autumn family fun.

There to greet you is a pumpkin farm, corn maze, a wide variety of flowers, baked goods, and so much more. You can easily spend hours at Helen’s Flower Farm, exploring the maze and pumpkin patch, followed by shopping their baked goods, including their wide variety of freshly baked fruit pies. 

Their farmstand remains open until Thanksgiving Eve, and reopens in the spring. 

North Fork Roasting Company

North Fork Roasting Company is well known for their fall inspired coffee beverages. Exclusive for autumn is the Dirty Pumpkin Chai, Caramel Apple Latte, and of course the Pumpkin Spice Latte. 

Their chai is made in house by simmering whole milk with chai, cinnamon, nutmeg and honey. North Fork Roasting Company gives it a seasonal spin by adding our pumpkin purée with fall spices and then they make it dirty by pouring a shot of espresso in.

The Caramel Apple Latte is special thanks to their homemade apple caramel syrup. It’s just like taking a bite into a caramel apple and can be made with any of our alternative milks. Created by barista and shop manager Claudia La Du.

Lastly, the homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte is back for the fall season! This beloved harvest beverage is crafted with espresso, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, honey, and most importantly real pumpkins!

North Fork Roasting Co. on Main Road is open seven days a week from 7am-4pm. They have a sister store in Westhampton Beach on Main Street, open Thursday-Monday from 7am-4pm. 

North Fork Chocolate Company

An autumn destination staple for chocolates, gifts, and so much more is North Fork Chocolate Company off of Main Road in Aquebogue. All of their chocolates are made on the premises from scratch and make for the perfect local fall gift, straight from the North Fork!

Some additional great fall dessert options to try include their Belgian Liege Waffles. These are made fresh to order, and you can top yours with a variety of toppings. They also sell homemade ice cream, fudge, and individual sized gourmet desserts like Granny Apple Caramel Pie, and S’mores Pie. 

North Fork Chocolate Company is currently open every day except Monday, beginning at 11am. You may also shop online

Patty’s Berries and Bunches

This North Fork farmstand in Mattituck on Sound Avenue is a female-owned farmstand, offers a U-Pick visiting experience, as well as produce, flowers, and a variety of onsite activities. Discover many of your favorite autumn foods including seasonal ice cream, cider baked goods, jams, honey, and more. This is also the perfect stop for gorgeous floral bunches or ornamental pieces for your fall centerpiece table.  

Patty’s Berries and Bunches is currently open daily from 9am-6pm. They are also pet friendly, though to note that pets are not allowed in the picking rows. 

Rottkamp’s Fox Hollow Farms

Rottkamp’s Fox Hollow Farm in Baiting Hollow on Sound Avenue is perfect for visiting for the whole family to pick pumpkins and explore the fields, while shopping for fresh, local produce. You may also see a local food truck parking at the farm! The pumpkin picking field usually closes the last week of October before Halloween.

If you decide to visit just before the beginning of the autumn season on the North Fork, Rottkamp’s has a stunning sunflower maze to explore. The maze is usually open until mid September. 

Greenport Harbor Brewery OOMPAH Fest

Join us for Greenport Harbor Brewery’s OOMPAH FEST all day on Saturday, October 2nd.  New German Beer Release, OOMPAH music by Die Spitzbaum from 1-6pm, fun contests plus a delicious Oktoberfest menu.  Prost!
Address: 42155 Main Road, Peconic, New York

What to do this weekend.. Sept 25 & 26th

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Oktoberfest, Mix Tape Exhibit, Sag Harbor Music Festival and more..


Discover what’s happening in Riverhead this weekend (September 25th & 26th). Plus, if you are heading further east to the Hamptons, we have what’s happening there too!


Oktoberfest: Reflections Art in the Park


Celebrate Oktoberfest during Reflextions Riverhead this Saturday, September 25th (rain date Sunday, September 26th) beginning at 4pm. The event will feature four local craft breweries: Peconic County Brewing, Tradewinds Brewing, North Fork Brewing Co., and Long Ireland Beer Co. 


This premiere Oktoberfest event on the East End will feature live music and entertainment from “Who Are Those Guys”, an Americana, country, and folk group from Mattituck. In addition, there will be a Beer Stein Holding Contest, Costume Contest, and German inspired food from Seaside Grill. All are welcome! This is a free family friendly event. 


The Reflextions Riverhead event will take place after the Oktoberfest celebration from 8-10pm at Grangebel Park in Downtown Riverhead. Stroll about the park and witness plenty of Instagrammable moments! 


Reflextions is an interactive art experience that features an assortment of light, including illuminated sculptures and exhibits. The lighting elements include LED, black light, photo luminescent displays, and even fire! 

Illumination event will include various live performing arts.

Reflextions Riverhead is hosted by the Riverhead Business Improvement District. It is made possible with public funding from Suffolk County and grants from I LOVE NY, Discover Long Island, and East End Tourism Alliance.


Riverhead Town Cleanup


Come together and help make Riverhead even more beautiful with our morning cleanup. The Riverhead Town Cleanup will take place before Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 25th from 8am-10pm. Supplies for the cleanup can be picked up at Riverhead Town Hall between 8-9am that Saturday. 


The cleanup is sponsored by The Riverhead Anti-Litter Committee in partnership with Relic Sustainability. To register, please email: deborahjwetzel [at] gmail [dot] com. 


24th Annual Snapper Tournament


The 24th Annual Snapper Tournament will be held Saturday, September 25th from 11am-3pm. Registration begins at 10am. Pre-register by September 24th to guarantee a shirt. Shirts are available to the first 50 registrants. Ages 15 and under are $10, and those ages 16 and up are $20. Hot dogs are available for all registrants. Bring your own bait.


East End Arts Gallery Mix Tape Exhibition


The Mix Tape exhibition, featuring works by Ernie Paniccioli, Julie Kramer, and Louis Navas will take place from September 25th-November 13th, 2021. The art exhibition will showcase captured moments of the 90’s hip hop, R&B, post-punk, alternative rock, and grunge using photography from Rock & Roll Hall of Fame music historian, Ernie Paniccioli, and veteran WFNX radio disc jockey, Julie Kramer. It will also include in-gallery mixed-genre performances by the East end Arts Rock band. 


The opening reception, hosted by Julier Kramer and Mark MK will take place on Saturday, September 25th from 4-8pm. There will be two locations: EEA Main Gallery at 133 E. Main Street, and 11 West Gallery at 11 W. Main Street, both in Riverhead. 


The fall gallery hours are Thursdays from 12-5pm, Fridays from 2-7pm, and Saturdays from 12-5pm. 


There will also be a Virtual Artist Talk, brought to you by Mark MK on Tuesday, October 19th beginning at 6pm. 


Dinner and a Movie Performances at Suffolk Theater


Suffolk Theater in Riverhead will host the following show performances over the weekend: Al Di Meola on Friday, September 24th, and Melvin Seals and JGB on Sunday, September 26th. For both events, the doors, bar and restaurant will open at 6:30pm. Both shows will begin at 8pm, respectively. 


What’s happening in the Hamptons this weekend?


Sag Harbor American Music Festival


The Sag Harbor American Music Festival is an annual, free musical event taking place from Thursday, September 23rd-Sunday, September 26th, 2021. All shows take place outdoors, rain or shine. The festival features a wide variety of local musicians and bands that perform and several different business outlets and public venues throughout Sag Harbor. 


Bands and musicians on the schedule include Hopefully Forgiven, Alfredo Merat Trio, Soul Inscribed, Bodega Tall Boys, Nancy Atlas Project, Chloe Halpin, Gene Casey and The Lone Sharks, and Winston Irie & The Selective Security Band. Venues include the Marine Park, Steinbeck Park, Sag Harbor Inn, Baron’s Cove, Sen Restaurant, and Sag Pizza. 


By Vanessa Gordon


Wine by the Vines

Enjoy an early autumn afternoon on the patio overlooking the vines at Southold Historical Museum’s “Wine by the Vines” event at Pellegrini Vineyards. You’ll be offered a choice of several fine Pellegrini wines, along with gourmet sandwiches and sweets. Reservations required.

Annual Maritime Festival

Artisan Craft Vendors and Food Vendors
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm.

Saturday, September 18th

Saturday the parade is at 11am – Look for the new Merry Merfolk Boat Float!

Power Squadron – (Sat & Sun)

Mystic Whaler 1 hour Cruises – Sat (11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm) & Sun (1pm, 3pm)
To reserve: https://mysticwhalercruises.com/schedule

Kayak Races – Sat – Behind Porto Bello & The Carousel on the beach 2pm set up 3pm race.

Capt Kids Alley – kids activities with treasure chest Sat & Sun – Mitchell Park

DJ in the Park Sat 7pm – 9pm

USCG – Helicopter rescue demo – Sat
Coast Guard Aux – Sat & Sun

Coffee Sack Race – Sat & Sun

Bug Light Lighthouse Cruise, Saturday, 4:30pm-6:30pm.

Sunday, September 19th

Chowder Contest – Sun 12 – 3pm – In the Greenport Boat Yard on Carpenter Street

Story Time in the Park – William Floyd Library – – Sun 1-2

Snapper Contest – Sun – Mitchell Park Village Dock – 2pm sign up 3pm start

Irish Step Dancing in the Park Sat – Sun

Columbia – Tall Ship

Electric Boat Harbor Tours by the Glory

Classic Wooden Boats & Ice Boats

End Up Here: A North Fork Weekend Getaway

Hellenic Snack Bar, East Marion

The North Fork of Long Island is considered the heart and soul of the East End. This is where to discover dozens and dozens of longtime local businesses, mom and pop shops, farms, and vineyards. In fact, the North Fork is home to over three-dozen wineries from Calverton to Greenport.




Where to Stay

Located at the gateway to the North Fork, what better way to start your vacation than by staying at the Preston House & Hotel, across the way from the popular Long Island Aquarium. The Preston House is also within walking distance to several notable shops and restaurants on Main Street like Star Confectionery, Farm Country Kitchen, Che Argentinian Steakhouse, and Tweed’s. The twenty-room boutique hotel entwines Civil War era history with a chic and modern design and luxurious amenities. They also have an on-site restaurant.

For a stay filled with historic charm, come to Jedediah Hawkins Inn on Jamesport Ave. in Riverhead. Their onsite restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining for dinner and brunch on the weekends. Each of their six guestrooms is distinctively unique from the fanciful and unexpected to more traditional in decor. Their luxurious rooms offer fireplaces, smart TVs, streaming Netflix, garden views, and more. Perfect romantic weekend destination, Jedediah Hawkins Inn guests will receive a voucher from their winery partners for complimentary wine tastings, and more. For an evening cap, the Inn is also home to a speakeasy.

Continue into the North Fork and come to The Farmhouse B&B in Cutchogue. Under new ownership, the bed and breakfast is a renovated farmhouse fit with beautifully appointed bedrooms and en suite bathrooms. Guests are treated to a full country breakfast including fresh eggs from their own farm. Fresh baked cookies and fruit are available in the afternoon. Spend the afternoons reading on their wraparound porch and in the evenings, watch the sunset around the backyard fire pit. Nearby farm stands are Sang Lee Farms and Wickham’s Fruit Farm, which is within walking distance of the B&B.

In East Marion, the Coffey House Bed and Breakfast is open year-round and offers three charming traditional bedrooms and one spacious luxurious suite. All guestrooms are furnished with antique wrought iron queen size beds, high quality plush comforters and linens, and bathrobes. In their living, guests will find a selection of board games, books, and a cozy fireplace. The recreation area in the finished basement includes a pool table, and a large flat screen television and a full DVD library. The Coffey House serves their signature three-course breakfast that may include cinnamon pecan scones, a fresh fruit parfait, and their farm-to-table frittatas.

Where to Explore

Of course, a trip to the North Fork is never complete without exploring their vast array of wineries. Currently there are forty wineries across the North Fork including Macari Vineyards, Palmer Vineyards, Jamesport Vineyards, and Raphael Winery. Each winery and tasting room offers a unique and distinctive experience. Live music, events, food trucks, and so much more pop up and take place at the North Fork wineries year-round so there’s always something new to experience.

Round out your visit by checking out some of the terrific breweries across the North Fork, including Greenport Harbor Brewery and Restaurant, Jamesport Farm Brewery, and North Fork Brewing Company. Live music and food trucks also pop up regularly at the breweries. Tours and reservations are usually made in advance, and the breweries on the North Fork can be quite family friendly.

Great options for the whole family include the Long Island Aquarium, and touring and shopping at the dozens of farms and farm stands across the North Fork. Two in particular to note are Catapano Dairy Farm where you can enjoy Baby Goat Yoga on the weekends or schedule a farm tour during the week, and Lavender By the Bay. Lavender By the Bay has two locations: one in Calverton and one in East Marion. Purchase fresh lavender bunches and other gifts for family and friends back home.

Where to Dine

Start your day at Star Confectionery on Main Street in Riverhead. Star Confectionery is a classic soda fountain restaurant open for breakfast and lunch. They serve up classics like omelets and French Toast for breakfast, and a Classic Tuna Melt and Reuben for lunch, as well as homemade ice cream and holiday chocolates. Another great classic eatery on the North Fork is Modern Snack Bar on Main Road in Aquebogue. Modern Snack Bar is a landmark on the East End, known for their warm, friendly hospitality and delicious home cooking. Must try dishes include their Roast Turkey, Stuffed Flounder, and finishing with a slice of their famous Lemon Meringue pie.

For lunch (or dinner), head to Hellenic Snack Bar in East Marion, which happens to be a neighbor of the Coffey House Bed and Breakfast. Hellenic serves up a variety of homemade Greek specialties like Saganaki and Grilled Tomatoes, Pastichio, and Moussaka. Finish with a selection of their homemade Hellenic Gelato. Another great option for a weekend lunch or early dinner is Noah’s in Greenport. Noah’s is known for their new American small plates with an emphasis on local, seasonal ingredients. Dishes to try include Peconic Bay Little Neck Clams, Crescent Farm Duck BBQ, and Rhubarb Glazed Baby Back Ribs.

For dinner, the North Fork Table & Inn has been highly regarded for years as one of the best restaurants on the North Fork, if not Long Island. At the helm is Michelin starred Chef John Fraser who has recently revitalized the historic property and continues to emphasize the farm to table philosophy that embodies much of the North Fork. Chef Fraser is also recognized as one of the world’s leading vegetable chefs. In addition to dinner Thursday-Sunday, brunch is served on the weekends. They also have an onsite food truck Friday-Sunday.

Lastly, Cooperage Inn in Baiting Hollow is a top-rated American restaurant loved by locals and visitors alike. Cooperage Inn boasts a cozy and relaxed atmosphere and is a particularly popular destination for family gatherings, especially during the holiday season. Popular dishes include Mussels Brousse, Lobster Clam Bake, Chicken Pot Pie, and the Roasted Half Duck.

Where to Shop

The North Fork is home to a diverse array of small businesses, mom and pop shops, markets, and farms for purchasing gifs for yourself or friends and family back home. The North Fork’s antique and vintage shops, for example, sell everything from vintage clothes and accessories to antique furniture and art. The variety of unique treasures at these shops is just waiting to be discovered! Notable shops to check out include Lumber + Salt in Jamesport, In the Attic Too in Laurel, and North Found in Peconic.

Visiting the farm stands across the North Fork will allow you to sample the incredible local bounty of this region. From pies and jams at Briermere Farms and organic produce at Sang Lee Farms to fresh eggs and honey at Browder’s Birds and fresh milk at Ty Llywd Farm, you are bound to find so many delicious treats to bring home and sample throughout your trip.

For shopping day trips, walk down Love Lane in Mattituck and discover so many great shopping options, including the Village Cheese Shop for local and international cheeses. Then, continue heading east to Greenport Village to find a great selection of shops for everyone in the family from children’s clothing shops to a unique hot sauce store called Greenport Fire.

With so many ways to support the local businesses of the North Fork, it is certain you will not leave empty handed.

Where to Play

There are so many activities for everyone to take part in across the North Fork as part of a weekend getaway. Round out your visit to the North Fork by diving into some watersport activities at Peconic Water Sports in Southold. Peconic Water Sports offers boating rentals, charters, fishing excursions, wakeboarding, waterskiing, and more.

For activities on land, the Eastern Long Island Kampground offers luxury safari tents, an archery range, a recreation center, outdoor pool, and a moonlight theater. The safari tents even have private showers and full bathrooms for the ultimate glamping experience!

Discover Harbes Family Farm for the whole family with activities in season like hayrides, farm animals, and harvest events, fruit, and vegetable picking in season. Pick fresh apples, peaches, pumpkins, watermelon, corn, and much more depending upon which season you visit.

There are also a variety of festivals across the North Fork each year like the Mattituck Lions Strawberry Festival in June, the North Fork TV Festival in August, the Long Island Garlic Festival and Maritime Festival in September.




Jedediah Hawkins
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