Summer is in full swing on the North Fork and there are plenty of things to keep you busy.
Whether seeking family friendly outings, foodie hot spots, fitness activities or relaxation-focused events, we have suggestions for each day this coming month.
Some of these suggestions are one-time events. Some repeat each week. Others can be done on any day or at any time. A few even require hopping on a ferry to Shelter Island.
We hope to see you around.
Friday, July 1
Kick-off the holiday weekend at Pace’s Dockside Tiki Bar. Sip on a cocktail and feel like you’re on a tropical island.
2255 Wickham Avenue, Mattituck, (631) 315-5252
Saturday, July 2
Attend Riverhead Raceway’s 66th Year Celebration and watch the fireworks show.
1797 Old Country Road, Riverhead, (631) 727-0010
Sunday, July 3
Celebrate Fourth of July weekend at Palmer Vineyards with a special wine flight of a red, white & bubbly along with fun holiday-themed foods, available from 1 to 5 pm.
5120 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, (631) 722-9463
Monday, July 4
Take the kids to the Greenport Fire Department’s Annual Carnival at the Polo Grounds to enjoy rides, games and classic fair food.
Moore’s Lane, Greenport
Tuesday, July 5
Pera Bell Food Bar East‘s wood-fired gourmet pizzas are a must-try and best enjoyed on the deck in summer.
65 East Main Street, Riverhead, (631) 740-9494
Wednesday, July 6
Take a quick ferry or boat ride over to Shelter Island for one of the famous Wednesday Night Cookouts at the Pridwin. Bring your appetite to this all-you-can-eat cookout, featuring live music, taking place from 6 to 8:30 every Wednesday night throughout the summer.
81 Shore Road, Shelter Island, (631) 749-0476
Thursday, July 7
Hop on the Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat from the Long Island Aquarium for the Taste Long Island Lobsterbake and Wine Cruise, featuring local wines from Raphael Vineyard. Upon your return to shore, you’ll enjoy a lobster and clambake including unlimited wine, cash bar and music with the view.
431 East Main Street, Riverhead, (631) 208-9200 ext. 426
Friday, July 8
22600 Route 25, Cutchogue, (631) 734-5764
Saturday, July 9
The 39th Annual Mattituck Street Fair, sponsored by Mattituck Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Love Lane from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be food, entertainment, and arts and crafts.
Rain or shine. For details, mattituckchamber.org.
Sunday, July 10
Get your group of friends together for a tasting tour aboard Brew Crew Cycles to the Riverhead craft breweries. These cycles take a minimum of 8 passengers and a maximum of 14.
285 Pulaski Street, Riverhead, (631) 722-1516
Monday, July 11
Every Monday night from July 4 to Aug. 29, bands of different genres perform at the popular Dances in the Park event at Mitchell Park in Greenport. Each concert starts at 7:30 p.m. with no fee to attend.
Tuesday, July 12
Enjoy wine, tacos and live music during Corey Creek’s Twilight Series. Live Music from Bryce Larsen and Taco Tuesday by Noah’s on the Road Food Truck. The vent repeats on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer with different musical acts and food trucks. $5 cover.
45470 Main Road, Southold, (631) 764-4168
Wednesday, July 13
Dine at Orient by the Sea Restaurant for the seafood and the beautiful location, and be sure to stop at The Candy Man in Orient along the way. (You’ll have something sweet to snack on during your drive home.)
Thursday, July 14
Check out ‘Alive on 25’ – the new, free summer street festival in Downtown Riverhead. Main Street will close to cars to allow a walk-through, pop-up musical festival and restaurant offerings, artist exhibitions, free community dance lessons and family friendly activities. The festival starts at 5 and ends around 9:30 pm.
Visit aliveon25.com for more details.
Friday, July 15
Watch the sunset from the Wisteria Deck at Pindar Vineyards, while enjoying live music and sipping on a chilled glass (or bottle) of wine. The tasting room is open late for ‘Sunset Fridays’ with music by Jen Kane from 6 to 8 pm every Friday, all summer.
37645 Route 25, Peconic, (631) 734-6200
Saturday, July 16
Attend ‘Moonlight and Country on the Waterfront’ at Case’s Place on the New Suffolk waterfront. This country-casual, summer evening will take place in the newly restored Galley Ho. As the moon rises, enjoy a down-home, country supper, Southern-style hors d’oeuvres and plenty of country music in a fundraiser for the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund.
Case’s Lane, Cutchogue, (631) 566-0806
Sunday, July 17
Rent a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard and paddle the Peconic River. Rentals are available through Treasure Cove Marina in Riverhead.
469 East Main Street, Riverhead, (631) 727-8386
Monday, July 18
Bring your pre-teen to the start of the program, ‘Afternoons on the Farm’ at Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island. This program will take place during the week from 1 to 4 pm and incorporates science, art, music and sustainable farming to ages 9-11.
80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, (631) 749-0626
Tuesday, July 19
Hike the picturesque Laurel Lake Preserve trail. It’s peaceful, scenic and great exercise too.
5501 Route 25, Laurel
Wednesday, July 20
Take your pup to the ‘Full Moon Vines and Canines Educational Vineyard Walk’ at Marth Clara Vineyards. Walk through the vines on a guided tour. Enjoy live music and food truck bites afterwards.
6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, (631) 298-0075
Thursday, July 21
Bring your oyster craving to happy hour at Little Creek Oysters from 5 to 7 pm, offering $5 beer and oyster specials.
37 Front Street (down Bootleg Alley), Greenport, (631) 477-6992
Friday, July 22
Get in touch with your artistic side at Paint Night at Laurel Lake Vineyards. Sip wine and paint – the perfect combo!
3165 Main Road, Laurel, (631) 298-1420
Saturday, July 23
Take an offshore tour of Bug Lighthouse with the East End Seaport Museum. Ticket includes a narrated tour and round-trip boat ride to the lighthouse, from 4 to 6 pm.
Third Street, Greenport, (631) 477-2100
Sunday, July 24
Energize your Sunday morning with Elements Power Flow Yoga at the Ram’s Head Inn. In this class you will build strength, flexibility and concentration, all while overlooking beautiful Coecles Harbor from the shade of a beachfront gazebo.
108 Ram Island Drive, Shelter Island, (631) 749-0811
Monday, July 25
Experience a Monday Night Pig Roast at First & South in Greenport. Pig roast also includes various local food purveyors and craft beer sponsors each week.
100 South Street, Greenport, (631) 333-2200
Tuesday, July 26
Tour 8 Hands Farm in Cutchogue to learn about life on the farm. Hands-on fun for the kids!
4735 Cox Lane, Cutchogue, (631) 533-2768
Wednesday, July 27
Take a mid-week, morning break with a Breakfast Bowl and coffee from Love Lane Kitchen. This bustling café makes delicious egg breakfasts and their coffee is always fresh and hot!
240 Love Lane, Mattituck, (631) 298-8989
Thursday, July 28
Watch the sunset at Wading River Beach and then grab dinner or a drink at La Plage across the street.
The restaurant is located at 131 Creek Road, Wading River (631) 744-9200
Friday, July 29
Have your ‘Tastings by the Bay’ at The Old Field Vineyards. From 12 to 1:30 pm, enjoy a wine tasting and small plate sitting on the deck or in the sunroom, looking over the Peconic Bay. (Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance.)
59600 Main Road, Southold, (631) 765-0004
Saturday, July 30
Enjoy lobster at the Wharf House at Founders Landing as the Southold-Greenport Rotary hosts its annual Lobsterfest fundraiser benefiting community service projects. Eat in or take home, cash bar, live music, raffle and more. $50 in advance, $60 day of event. Food is served from 5 to 8 p.m. with live music until 9:30 p.m.
For details and tickets, greenportrotary.org.
Sunday, July 31
Hang out with the family at Country Fest LI taking place at the 4H Camp in Baiting Hollow. There will be live country music from various bands, dancing, hot air balloon, monster truck rides, carnival rides, games, crafts, vendors and barbecue.
3186 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, countryfestli.com