It’s been a fun, busy summer on the North Fork and when you’re having fun time flies. Which leads us to the late Summer/Fall events blog. This is not comprehensive, but we try to include everything we know about that we think our guests might be interested in.
Olde Steeple Community Church Antique Show
August 25, 2012 Saturday
Main Road, Aquebogue
We have been to this antique show many times and it is lots of fun. The location is great, the church and grounds are beautiful and they provide plenty of parking across the street.
Harvest East End, The Wine and Food Classic
Hampton Classic Horse Show Grounds
Organized by the Merlians and the Long Island Wine Council Tickets $150 for more information: http://harvesteastend.com/
Normally we don’t include South Fork events, because there is plenty to do on the North Fork and it can be difficult to get there in the summer, with all the traffic. But this event has become kind of a big deal and includes lots of North Fork Wines, produce and restaurant such as A Mano, Taste of the North Fork, Comtess Therese Bistro, Luce + Hawkins, Noah’s, North Fork Oyster company, Scirmshaw and the Frisky Oyster among others.
North Fork by North Fork Art Show in New Suffolk
September 1 -16 (Wed. evenings 5-8pm; Sat. & Sun. Noon - 7pm) http://newsuffolkwaterfront.org
Location: The Galley Ho Wednesday evenings, 5:00 – 8:00pm, Saturdays & Sundays, Noon – 7:00pm at the historic Galley Ho on the waterfront, New Suffolk Ave and First St., New Suffolk. Exhibit and sale of the work of many of the North Fork’s finest artists. Bring along a picnic lunch or supper and soak up the scenic vistas with Robins Island, Nassau Point and the Hamptons in the background. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the New Suffolk Waterfront.
Pizza Night at the Sailboat Races with the famous ROLLING IN DOUGH Pizza Truck
September 5, 2012 http://newsuffolkwaterfront.org
Sailboat Race, NF X NF Art, and Pizza Night at the New Suffolk Waterfront, New Suffolk Ave. & First St., 5:30 – 8:00pm. Come down to the water! Enjoy the Art Show, Wednesday Night Sailboat Race around Robins Island, and delicious pizza with all the extras from the famous Rolling in Dough pizza truck.
Art, Oysters & Champagne
September 8th | 5pm – 7pm
Location: The Galley Ho 5pm – 7pm
Join us to celebrate the bounty of our land and seas with local oysters and champagne at the historic Galley Ho. Enjoy the NFXNF Art Show and wonderful music while you sip champagne, sample fresh, local oysters and enjoy savory hors d’oeuvres. Renowned shellfish expert John Holzapfel will share his knowledge about the much-loved bivalves. Take in the panoramic views of the North and South Forks to round out a perfect evening on the New Suffolk Waterfront. Sponsored by the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund to help support the enjoyment and improvement of the property for community benefit.
Tickets are $60 each.
Explore the lighthouse and see the view the lighthouse keepers saw! Visitors will have 45 minutes to explore the lighthouse, take photos, view a special exhibit and listen to a narration of its history and stories. The Peconic Star II will ferry visitors back and forth to the lighthouse. The trip between the dock and lighthouse is 15 minutes each way.
From the lighthouse pier, people will enter the lighthouse from the ground floor and climb a short stairway to a main room. A fenced deck surrounds this level, enabling harbor views from all sides. On a clear day, the shore of Old Saybrook, Conn., is clearly visible across Long Island Sound.
Super Cruise! September 10, 2012 - Depart Greenport 9 AM return at 3 PM.; excursion dates- September 22 & September 23.Prices - Museum members, Southold Town residents, and members of Groups with 10+ participants should register at the Member Rate of $30 per person. Non-members pay $35 per person. Child/Teen - $25.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Arts and Crafts Show and Sale
Old Town Arts and Crafts Build
Main Road, Cutchogue
Sat. and Sunday, September 15 and 16
Haollockville Fall Festival and Craft Fair
Haollockville Museum Farm
Sound Avenue, Riverhead
Unique handmade folk art, demonstrations of traditional crafts, Antique tractor pull and car exhibit, hayrides, music, children’s activities, livestock displays and tours. Entrance fee goes to support Hallockville. Hallockville.com
Check out their events calendar for other great events at the farm. http://hallockville.com/events_calendar.html
Friday, September 21
Land and Sea Reception
East End Seaport Museum
Kick-off party, Greenport Maritime Festival
Saturday and Sunday
September 22 & 23
Greenport Maritime Festival
11am-5pm Parade starts at 11am on Saturday.
Vendors, roaming musicians, Village blacksmith, Captain Kidd’s Ally, old fashioned games, treasure chest, traditional arts and crafts demonstrations, Pirate shows, kayak derby, live music, whaleboat race, chowder contest and more.
For more information visit Eastendseaport.org
A parade on the North Fork without the appearance of the Strawberry Queen, who is crowned at the Mattituck Strawberry Festival, is a rare event.
Antique cars and English sports cars were part of the procession at the Maritime parade.
A young pirate enjoys the parade through the haze of a sugar high.
All sorts of tents, exhibits, vendors and events were at the festival including this touch tank where young visitors can experience the marine biology of the area first hand.
A portly pirate looks through his treasure chest for props to wow the crowd before one of the pirate shows in Mitchell Park.
Annual Scarecrow contest
Saturday, October 6
Cutchogue- New Suffolk Historical Society
Co-hosted by the New Suffolk Library and friends of the library, Free