20 events to look forward to this summer

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Summertime brings festivals, concerts in the park, a tall ship, farmers markets and more to the North Fork. And the annual 10K comes to Shelter Island.

Here are 20 of our favorite happenings.  

Rotary Uncorked

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.

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Hayden market

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!

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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.

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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.

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Alexandra Small, Abby Sharadin and Log Pfister of Southold. "We feel like we're vacationing in our own town. And we're glad to see local businesses flourishing and getting the attention they deserve," Small said.

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.

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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.

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.

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shelter island 10K

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 or info@shelterislandrun.com.

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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.riverheadraceway.com.

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love lane street fair

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.

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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.

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VERA CHINESE PHOTO Regina Marie of Levittown, Erika Halpin of East Northport and Kim Ciorciari of Famingdale, staffers with "The Boot Kickers" instructional line dancing company, put on a show at Country Fest Long Island on Saturday, July 25. The festival was held at the Dorothy P. Flint 4-H camp in Baiting Hollow.

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.

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KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO John Sabatino, left, and Kevin McLaughlin. See more photos at suffolktimes.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 event.

For details and tickets, greenportrotary.org.

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

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

FOLD FESTIVAL RETURNS TO MARTHA CLARA

Friday, August 12, Saturday, August 13 & Sunday, August 14.

Martha Clara Vineyards, Sound Ave., Riverhead

Expect a star-studded concert when Niles Rodgers Productions presents the second FOLD Festival.

For additional details visit foldfestival.com.

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KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTOThe wedding party makes its way up Pulaski Street.

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.

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chicken barbecue

ANNUAL  CUTCHOGUE  CHICKEN BBQ

Saturday, August 27

Cutchogue Fire District, 260 New Suffolk Rd., Cutchogue

For updated time and ticket info got yo Cutchoguefiredept.org.

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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.

Be sure to check our events page for weekly listings.

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north fork foodie tour

NORTH FORK FOODIE TOUR

Sunday, September 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Peconic Land Trust’s Agricultural LearningCenter at Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Ave.,Southold.

Chart your own course for a day filled with exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the food industry of the North Fork. Learn about artisanal foods, wines and sustainable agriculture.

Tickets, $25 for adults and free for children under 12. For tickets and details, northforkerformsynagogue.org, 631-722-5712 or purchase day of at the headquarters located in Southold.

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GREENPORT MARITIME FESTIVAL

Friday, September 23, Saturday, September 24 & Sunday, September 25

The Maritime Festival serves to highlight and showcase Greenport’s maritime culture and history.

Friday night begins the festival with the Land and Sea Gala cocktail party.

Saturday morning’s parade will kick off the day’s events followed by a display of classic wooden boats, nautical arts and crafts, music, activities for children and families, pirate shows, local produce and seafood, wines and craft beer.

Saturday evening will be filled with music and dancing in Mitchell Park, screenings of movies and fireworks.

Sunday morning starts off with a children’s breakfast with mermaids and pirates followed by more family-friendly activities, games, and snapper contest with ending the day on a sunset sail to Bug Light.

For details, eastendmaritimefestival.org, greenportvillage.com.

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DANCES IN THE PARK

Mitchell Park, Greenport

Enjoy live Long Island bands for a free concert in the park.

Dates and acts to be determined.

For details, 477-2200 or greenportvillage.com.