North Fork Event Highlights: September 21–23, 2018

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Have a look at some of the fun and exciting events happening on the North Fork this weekend, September 21–23, 2018. Find more great East End events and activities at

Greenport Maritime Festival

September 21–23, times vary

Kick off the weekend at the Land and Sea Gala at the Greenport Yacht and Shipbuilding Co. Enjoy local food, beverages, dancing and an auction. On Saturday and Sunday, join in the weekend-long celebration of local maritime heritage to benefit East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation. Friday gala tickets $125. Admission to the festival is free.

Village of Greenport, Front and Main Streets. 631-477-2100,

"Desert Power Plant" by Yoon Cho
“Desert Power Plant” by Yoon Cho

“Against the Wind” Exhibition
September 21–23, noon–5 p.m.

This stunning art exhibition presents eight artists connected by their intense passion and reflections on nature, while also expressing the current underlying fragility of our environment. Get lost in the works of Yoon Cho, Larry Dobens, Karen Fitzgerald, Isabelle Haran-Leonardi, Michael Paul Johnson, Marla Lipkin, Scott McIntire and Anne Seelbach through September 30.

Art Sites Gallery, 651 West Main Street, Riverhead. 631-591-2401 

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Long Island Fresh Hop Festival
September 22, 12:30–4 p.m.

To celebrate all the good fortune of the harvest, winemakers created the world famous Beaujolais Nouveau. American brewers have put a twist on that age-old tradition, and the experiment created a new craze in the beer world—wet/fresh hop ale. Listen to live music, chuck pumpkins and sample all the best local hops, seasonal brews, pumpkin beers and more. Tickets $45.

LI Hops at Jamesport Farm Brewery, 5873 Sound Avenue, Northville. 

George Barry, Photo: Courtesy Barry
George Barry, Photo: Courtesy Barry

George Barry at Pugliese Vineyards
September 22, 1–5 p.m.

Musician George Barry performs alongside his brother Kevin at the beautiful Pugliese Vineyards while guests enjoy the wide selection of exquisite wines sold there. They play everything from the 1970s to today with acoustic charm and exuberant energy. Feel free to request songs from The Beatles, Jimmy Buffett, Bon Jovi and many other acts; the Barrys know them all. Free.

Pugliese Vineyards, 34515 Main Road, Cutchogue. 631-734-4057,

Operation International helping children in Uganda, Photo: Courtesy DG Creative Media
Operation International helping children in Uganda, Photo: Courtesy DG Creative Media

21st Annual September Benefit
September 22, 6:30 p.m.

Operation International, a nonprofit medical mission based in Southampton, holds its annual benefit, featuring dancing under the stars with That Motown Band, auctions and dinner by East End Events Catering and CJ’s American Grill. All proceeds help improve living conditions at the Rakai Infant and Elementary School Orphanage in Uganda. Tickets $125.

 Laurel Lake Vineyards, 3165 Main Road, Laurel.

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5K Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness
September 23, 9 a.m.–noon

The North Fork Breast Health Coalition holds its 20th anniversary breast cancer awareness walk this Sunday. Participants can pre-register online or by phone, or they can register from 7:30–8:45 a.m. the morning of the event, during which a continental breakfast is served and raffle tickets can be purchased. Registration $30.

Tanger Outlet Center, 200 Tanger Mall Drive, Riverhead. 631-208-8889,

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