Coronavirus North Fork Updates

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North Fork businesses and organizations are dedicated to keeping their patrons and supporters safe and, with that in mind, are postponing events, cancelling programming and closing their doors for the month of March to stop the spread of COVID-19. Let’s keep our spirits up and hope that we’ll be back in the swing of things in April. In the meantime—wash your hands, stop touching your face and don’t panic.

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Here are the latest North Fork cancellations, postponements and closings:

All Non-Essential Businesses: Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that only essential businesses are allowed to have workers commuting to the job or on the job; everyone else must stay home. The list of essential retail that’s allowed to stay open includes grocery stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, farmers markets, restaurants (takeout/delivery only), bars (takeout/delivery only) and hardware/building material stores. Essential manufacturing allowed to continue includes food and beverage processing, chemicals, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, safety/sanitary products, telecommunications, microelectronics/semi-conductors, agriculture/farms and paper products.

New York State Restaurants, Bars, Movie Theaters and Gyms:  announced all of the above must close for the time being, with food and beverage purveyors closing dining areas and switching to pickup and delivery options.

Cliff’s Elbow Too: The Laurel restaurant will be closed until further notice.

Clovis Point Winery: The tasting room is closed until Friday, April 3.

Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library: The library is closed through Friday, March 20.

East End Arts: All events are cancelled. While the campus is closed, online sessions are being implemented for music classes and art workshops. And the Community Mosaic Festival, previously scheduled for May 24, has been postponed to Sunday, September 6 from Noon–5 p.m. with a rain-date of Monday, September 7 from 2–5 p.m.

East End Disability Associates: All events through April 3 are postponed to a future date.

East End Food Institute: The cafe at Stony Brook Southampton campus is closed through March, and Riverhead Farmers Market dates are pending.

East End Restaurant Week: The culinary celebration has been postponed to a future date.

East End Weddings & Events Showcase: The expo is still scheduled for Sunday, April 26, but attendance is now limited to the first 50 people who register. An online showcase will run April 1–May 5.

Erik’s Breakfast & Lunch: Indoor and outdoor dining areas are closed, but ordered are available for in-store and parking lot pickup.

Green Hill Kitchen & Que: Hogapolooza, previously scheduled for Saturday, March 28, has been cancelled but may be rescheduled.

Greenport Theatre: The theater is closed until the end of March.

Hallock State Park Preserve: The Women’s Right to Vote Lecture, previously scheduled for March 29, is cancelled.

Hampton Coffee Company: All locations closed until further notice.

Long Island Nature Organization: The Long Island Natural History Conference, previously scheduled for March 20–21, is cancelled.

UPDATE Moustache Brewing Company: The brewery is closed until further notice.

North Fork Breast Health Coalition: The Pink Pearl Gala, originally scheduled for March 27, has been rescheduled for Friday, June 5.

RG|NY: The tasting room is closed until further notice, but the store will remain open for to-go purchases.

Riverhead Free Library: All programming is cancelled through Sunday, March 29, and the library is closed through Saturday, March 21.

Rocco’s Caddyshack: The restaurant is closed until further notice.

Shelter Island Historical Society: The Exploring Gardiner’s Island lecture, previously scheduled for March 21, is rescheduled for Saturday, May 16, and the history center is closed until further notice.

Simply Sublime: The Cutchogue location’s 2020 season opening has been postponed to a future date. The East Hampton store is closed to the public but offers personal shopping and curbside pickup. 

Southold Free Library: The library is closed through Friday, March 20.

Southold Historical Society: The Big Duck and Eastern Long Island’s Duck Farming Industry lecture, previously scheduled for March 21 at the Peconic Landing Auditorium, is postponed to a future date. The society’s shops and office are closed until further notice.

Southold Town: As of April 3, 2020, all Town active recreation facilities will be closed until further notice. This includes all courts, ballfields and the hockey rink. Participants of any games or competitions will be dispersed. The parks will remain open for passive use only providing that social distancing and gathering prohibitions are honored.

Stony Brook University: All public gatherings on campus and all performances at the Staller Center for the Arts are cancelled through March.

St. Patrick’s Day Parades: Previously scheduled parades for Amagansett and Cutchogue are cancelled. Parades in Westhampton Beach, Center Moriches, Hampton Bays, Montauk, Patchogue and Miller Place–Rocky Point are postponed to future dates.

Suffolk County Historical Society: All upcoming events are cancelled, and the museum is closed until further notice.

Suffolk County Water Authority: All non-essential customer in-home appointments are suspended until further notice, but water service will not be interrupted, nor will water quality be impacted.

Suffolk Theater: The theater is closed, and all shows through May 29 are being rescheduled.

Sylvester Manor: The Fretless concert, previously scheduled for March 14, is postponed to a future date.

Tanger Outlets: The Riverhead outlet mall is temporarily closed.

Wednesday’s Table: The dining room is closed, but the full menu is available for takeout.


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