20 events to look forward to this summer on the North Fork

Beck performs at the 2015 Fold Festival. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Beck performs at the 2015 Fold Festival. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Summertime brings festivals, concerts in the park, Tall Ships, farmers markets and more to the North Fork. Here are 20 of our favorite happenings. And be sure to check northforker.com/events for weekly events.

ROTARY UNCORKED
Wednesday, May 25, 6-9 p.m.
Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead
Rotary Club of Riverhead’s 10th uncorked event that raises money for local charities. The event offers many great things: local restaurants, bakeries, farmstands, specialty stores, wine, beer,
cider, music and more.
Tickets, $75/each
For details, 631-727-2188 or
riverheadrotary.org

CHEF HAYDEN’S FARMERS MARKET
Fridays, Memorial Day-Labor Day, 9 a.m.- Noon
57225 Main Rd., Southold
Shop local and enjoy 15 local farms and food producers as well as the North Fork Food Truck!

20TH ANNUAL
COMMUNITY MOSAIC STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL
Sunday, May 29, noon – 5 p.m.
Downtown Riverhead on East Main St. between Roanoke Ave. and East Ave. and on the grounds of East End Arts (133 E. Main St.)
The festival is a daylong event that offers fun for the entire family.
Arts and crafts fair, street painting, live music, food trucks, drumming, dancing, theatre, children ‘s
activities and more.
Free. Rain date, May 30
For details, eastendarts.org

TASTE THE EAST END
Sunday, May 29, 7-10 p.m.
Long Island Aquarium, Riverhead
Second Annual Taste the East End event with local restaurants pairing their signature dishes with local craft beer, wine and cider.
Reservations required.
$64.95/person.
631-208-9200 ext. 426 or
longislandaquarium.com

TALL SHIP ‘AMERICA’
Wednesday, June 8, Thursday, June 9 & Friday, June 10
Greenport
The 139-foot replica ship
‘America’ will be docked in
Greenport for three days and
will provide educational
opportunities and tours of the
boat for local children.
For details, eastendseaport.org

MATTITUCK LIONS CLUB STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL HULLING NIGHT
Thursday, June 16, Hulling,
5-9 p.m.
Carnival rides, 6:30-11 p.m.
Strawberry Fields Fairgrounds, Route 48, Mattituck.
The community comes together to hull the strawberries that will become shortcakes, daquirirs and more. Pay-one-price bracelet for rides: $20; single ride tickets available.
For details, mattitucklionsclub.org

Cayleigh Orlowski of Mattituck enjoys a treat at the 2015 Strawberry Festival in Mattituck. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Cayleigh Orlowski of Mattituck enjoys a treat at the 2015 Strawberry Festival in Mattituck. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

MATTITUCK LIONS CLUB STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
Friday, June 17, Saturday,
18 & Sunday, 19
Strawberry Fields Fairgrounds, Route 48, Mattituck.
Arts and crafts, live music, food vendors, carnival, games of chance, crowning of Strawberry Festival Queen, fireworks,
strawberries, strawberry shortcake and much more. Event schedule and admission fees:
mattitucklionsclub.org

37TH ANNUAL SHELTER
ISLAND 10K RUN
Saturday, June 18, 5:30 p.m.
Shelter Island Plus 5K race/walk and community fun walk for kids. Post-race with a barbecue and
live music. Benefits the Island
10k Community Fund.
For complete list of events and details, shelterislandrun.com
631-774-9499,
info@shelterislandrun.com

FIREWORKS,
RIVERHEAD RACEWAY
Saturday, July 2
Route 58, Riverhead
66th Celebration, Demolition Derby, 66-lap NASCAR
Modifieds, Late Models, Figure Eights, Super Pro Trucks, Grand Enduro. For complete schedule, riverheadraceway.com

LOVE LANE STREET FAIR
Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Love Lane, Mattituck
39th Annual Mattituck Street Fair, sponsored by Mattituck Chamber of Commerce. There will be food, entertainment, and arts and crafts.
Rain or shine. For details, mattituckchamber.org

ALIVE ON 25 —
4 SUMMER NIGHTS
Thursday’s, July 14, July 28,
August 11 & August 25, 5-9 p.m.
Main Street, Riverhead
A street festival that’s offering local craft beer and wine, live music, artists, vendors, a car show and more.
For details, aliveon25.com

COUNTRY FEST LONG ISLAND
Saturday, July 30 & Sunday, July 31
4H Camp, Sound Ave., Riverhead
Live country music, dancing, hot air balloon, monster truck rides, carnival rides, games, crafts, vendors and barbecue.
For details, countryfestli.com

SOUTHOLD-GREENPORT
ROTARY’S
LOBSTERFEST
Saturday, July 30, 5-8 p.m.
(Live music until 9:30 p.m.)
Wharf House at Founders
Landing, Southold
Southold and Greenport
Rotary Club’s fundraiser benefits community service projects.
Eat in or take home, cash bar,
live music, raffle and more.
$50 in advance, $60 day of
For details and tickets,
greenportrotary.org

A scene from the Riverhead Polish Fair. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

A scene from the Riverhead Polish Fair. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

POLISH TOWN STREET FAIR &
POLKA FESTIVAL
Saturday, August 20 & Sunday, August 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Pulaski and Lincoln streets,
Polish Town, Riverhead
Over 250 booths with arts, crafts, ethnic foods, exhibits, Polish imports and more. Live music, dance performances
and polka dancing. The street fair is free; admission fee for Polka Festival, 5-11 p.m.

ANNUAL
CUTCHOGUE
CHICKEN BBQ
Saturday, August 27
Cutchogue Fire District,
260 New Suffolk Rd.,
Cutchogue
Check northforker.com for
updated time and ticket info.
Cutchoguefiredept.org

SOUND TO BAY
10K & 5K RACE
Sunday, August 28, 9 a.m.
18th annual run. A 10K race from the LI Sound to the Peconic Bay, or the 5K from Main Road
at the Firehouse to the bay. All proceeds benefit the Jamesport Fire Department Scholarship fund as well as other local
charities. The first 400 to
signup will receive the new designed running shirts.
To register, JFD10Krun.com