Coming Up

The Arts

Art Opening, Friday, June 10, 5-7 p.m., for East End Arts Council’s Juried All Media Show:  Folk Art, Riverhead. Exhibit June 10-July 15. 727-0900.

Opening reception for ‘Beyond Spheres’ photography project, works of Koichiro Kurita, Saturday, June 11, 3-6  p.m. at North Fork Audubon Society’s Red House, Inlet Pond County Park, Route 48, Greenport. 917-623-5373 or email [email protected]


North Fork Community Theatre’s  3rd annual Building on Tradition Gala, Friday, June 17, 7 p.m. at Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue. Theme is “Legends of the Theatre,” in tribute to past presidents of NFCT. Proceeds support group’s effort to purchase its Mattituck building. Performances by NFCT members, sit-down dinner, chinese auction, raffles, DJ music and dancing. Tickets $85; guests encouraged to reserve tables of 10-12. For tickets, call 298-NFCT(6328) or go to Information: 917-334-6639.


Vendors wanted for Southold Fire Dept.’s craft fair, Saturday, June 18. Call 765-6913.


Community Festival, Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on back field of Phillips Avenue Elementary School, Riverhead. Rain date Sunday, June 12. Performances on Main Stage include Chip Bryant (Vaudevillian silent clown), the Hip Pickles (drum band that promotes “good choices”), the ReDancers, Riverhead High School Cheerleaders, Riverhead Martial Arts Center and Riverhead Building Supply Singers. Carnival of Fun includes rock wall climb, football throw, bouncy house, face painting, hula hoop contest, and much more. Also food, ice cream, and chinese auction. Admission $5, children 2 and under free. 369-6786.

Hulling Night, Thursday, June 16, 5 p.m., Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival, Strawberry Fields fairgrounds, Route 48, Mattituck. Complimentary snacks and beverages, door prizes. Carnival rides: 6:30-10 p.m.; one price ride bracelet: $20; single-ride tickets available.

Food and Drink

Riverhead Loyal Order of the Moose and Women of the Moose host joint Dinner Dance, Saturday, June 11, 6:30 p.m., with music by DJ Jerry Assetto.  Menu is roast pork, potatoes, vegetable, applesauce, salad, coffee, tea and dessert. Reservations required. Tickets $18 advance and $20 at door.  Reservations or information, 779-2694.

Annual Southern Fried Chicken Dinner, Saturday, June 11, noon-5 p.m. at Unity Baptist Church, Mattituck. Donation $15, sponsored by Mens Fellowship Ministry to benefit building fund. 298-8669.

For All Ages

Taylor’s Island Appreciation Day and Picnic, Sunday, June 12, 1-5 p.m., Duck Walk Vineyards, Main Road., Southold. Sponsored by Taylor’s Island Foundation, a not-for-profit organization assisting Town of Shelter Island in restoring, maintaining and providing public access to historic Smith-Taylor Cabin on Taylor’s Island in Coecles Harbor. For information, [email protected], 749-1603.

Orient Beach State Park Picnic, Sunday, June 12, noon-4 p.m., rain or shine, hosted by East End Jewish Community Council. Pack a basket, bring lunch; beverages and dessert provided. Concession stand, picnic tables and barbecue stations available. Parking fee $8. 369-5997.

Roller Disco Night, Friday, June 10, 7-9 p.m. at Stotzky Park hockey rink; rain date Friday, June 17. Advance registration $5; at door $10. Skate rentals available.

‘In Water’ Boat Show, Saturday-Sunday, June 11-12 at Mitchell Park Marina, sponsored by Village of Greenport, BID, and North Fork Chamber of Commerce. See trends in the most popular boats. Free Admission.

For Bargain Hunters

Yard Sale sponsored by Southold Historical Society, Saturday, June 11, front porch of the Prince Building, Main Road. Details TBA.

Yard Sale, Saturday, June 11, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., North Fork Italian American Club’s annual fundraiser, indoors at Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic Lane, Peconic. All proceeds go to scholarship fund;  antiques, household items, tools, sporting equipment and more. Free admission. [email protected]

For Teens

Father’s Day craft, Monday,  June 13, 4-5 p.m., and Teen Book Circle, Wednesday, June 15, 4-5 p.m. in The Loft at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, [email protected]

Health and Fitness

Lifestyles Group, Tuesday, June 14, 4 p.m.,  view “Nutrition Made Clear” and discuss health topics at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. 298-4134.

In the Garden

Annual Garden Tour, Saturday, June 11,  10 a.m.-3 p.m., hosted by Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council, Cutchogue. Tickets $25. Proceeds benefit construction of Village Garage. 734-5989,


‘Beatle Music and Burgers’ features The Liverpool Shuffle, Saturday, June 11, 6 p.m. at American Legion Hall in Southold. Tickets $40, includes music and dancing, complimentary glass of wine or beer. Choice of gourmet burgers or chicken kebabs, salad and dessert. Presented by Southold West Branch of Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary. Tickets/information 765-2206.

Caroline Doctorow in concert, Sunday, June 12, 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. 477-0660.

‘Songs We Love,’ Sunday, June 12, 3 p.m. at North Fork Community Theatre, Mattituck, features Kelli Baumann, Bob Beodeker, Rusty Kransky, Dee Martin, Marion E. Stark and James Stevens, accompanied by Nancy Deegan and Pat Wall. Tickets $10 at door. Free opening reception 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit NFCT building fund.

The Natural World

North Fork Audubon Society’s annual meeting, Friday, June 10, 7:30 p.m., Inlet Pond County Park, Route 48, Greenport. Also, ‘A Walk in the Woods with Henry David Thoreau,’ evening walk on the trails behind the Red House, with readings from Thoreau’s book “Walden” along the way. Afterwards, open discussion about his ideas, and how they relate to American life today. Wear appropriate footwear and be prepared for insects. Meet on back porch of Red House. In case of rain, program will be indoors. Contact Tom Damiani, 477-6456.

Central Pine Barrens Commission’s 3rd annual Pine Barrens Discovery Day, Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. (rain date Sunday, June 12) at Suffolk Community College’s Eastern campus, Speonk-Riverhead Road in Riverhead. Nature walks, natural history oriented “Funshops”, a Kids Discovery Center featuring activities, fun science experiments, and skulls and pelts to experience first hand. information: 218-1177, www.

Sports and Recreation

Jeremy Hamilton Memorial Striped Bass & Bluefish Tournament, Saturday, June 11, 8 a.m.-Sunday, June 12, noon. Adults (ages 13+) $60, kids 12 and under, $15. Prizes awarded. Tickets at Southold Fish Market. Rain date Saturday, June 18. 235-6211.

Peconic Bay Fishing Tournament to benefit The Lyme Disease Association, Saturday, June 11. Post-tournament barbecue at Strong’s Marina, Camp Mineola Road., Mattituck. Grand prize $1,000. $75/$25 barbecue-only. Register at (516) 292-1818,

Healthy Riders, Healthy Riverhead, Sunday, June 12, begins 8:30 a.m. with registration, start at Peconic Riverfront. Pre-register at 727-5744, ext. 23, or Fee $10 per rider, $30 family/group of 4. All participants get free T-shirt and lunch. Information:, ext. 737. Sponsored by Riverhead Youth Bureau Advisory Board to benefit youth programs.

Hike led by Barbara Terranova, Sunday, June 12, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Inlet Pond County Park, Route 48, Greenport. Meet in parking lot. Distance 1.5-3 miles; pack snack and drink, bring camera and binoculars. Dress for weather; footwear with traction recommended. For ages 9+, hosted by Town of Southold Recreation Dept. Fee $5. Registration required: 765-5182.

Tours and Trips

Lighthouse Cruise, Saturday, June 11, depart 9 a.m. from Greenport, return 3 p.m. Cruise along Gardiner’s Bay and Long Island Sound to see famous lighthouses of the North Fork, including Long Beach Bar “Bug” Light, Orient Point, Plum Island, Little Gull, Race Rock, Latimer Reef and North Dumpling. Lighthouse trips include maritime history and lighthouse stories by local expert. Cruise vessel stops next to each lighthouse for photo ops. Fee $95 per person, $60 for teens/children. Price includes box lunch and complimentary glass of LI wine or bottle of water. Registration/information:, email [email protected], 477-2100. Groups welcome.

The Written Word

‘So you think you’re Funny?’ Wednesdays, June 15-July 13, 6-7:30 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Learn to think, write and perform stand up comedy, with Jack Simmons. Fee $60; register: 477-0660.

Friends of Library Book Sale, Wednesday, June 15, 3-6 p.m. in lower level at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Reading, viewing and listening materials at bargain prices.  298-4134.

Shelter Islander Hilary King reads from her new book “Love…And Other Poems.”  Saturday, June 11, 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. 477-0660.

Ongoing Events are listed here as space permits.

The Arts

Photographs by Karen George Mortimer on view through June 10 at Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Ave., presented by East End Arts Council and Town of Riverhead. 727-0900.

Exhibit of work by East End Arts Council members Scott McIntire and Dianne Martin at Rosalie Dimon Gallery, second floor at Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport. On view through Aug. 6. 727-0900, [email protected]

Artwork by Christine Dupuis at Southold Free Library, Main Road. Works on view through June. 765-2077.

Photographs by JoAnne Dumas on view through June at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. 298-4134.

Brain Games

Duplicate bridge with Kathy Fibkins, Tuesdays, noon at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Open to all; 734-8096.

Bingo, Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. at Moose Lodge, Riverside Drive, Riverhead. Gaming begins 7:30 p.m. 727-6667, 779-2694.

Mah-jongg, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon, and Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. 298-4134.

Food and Drink

Community supper, free soup kitchen for all in need, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Agnes R.C. Church parish hall, Sixth Street, Greenport. 765-2981.

Free lunch, Almuerzo Gratis for ages 6-18, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 130 Osborne Avenue, Riverhead. 727-3338.

For Children

Playdates with the Southold Mothers’ Club: Wednesdays at Cutchogue/New Suffolk Library, Pre-school Playgroup (19 months-5 years), 9:30-11:00 a.m. [email protected] Wee little Ones Playgroup (birth-18 months), 11:00-noon, [email protected] Weekend Toddler Playdate, for times and locations contact [email protected]

Crafts for Kids at Southold Indian Museum, Sundays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 1080 Main Bayview Road. Fee: $5 per child per craft; must be accompanied by adult. Registration appreciated but not required. 765-5577.

Health and Fitness

Free beginner’s Hatha Yoga classes, Sundays, 3-4:15 p.m. at Mary Smith Recreation Center, Greenport. Bring non-skid, body-length mat. 765-3005.

The Sciences

Every Saturday, dusk to midnight: Stargazing at Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. 765-2626. To arrange group visits, e-mail [email protected]

The Written Word

The Yellow Barn at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. open for book purchases Mondays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 727-3228, ext. 0.