Summer might not be here officially, but Father’s Day weekend on the North Fork is a great way to get out and enjoy the local scene. There is much to do on the North Fork on a typical June weekend, but in honor of Father’s Day, we have highlighted some family friendly activities.
One of the unique things to do this weekend is to stop by an at Hanff’s Boatyard in Greenport on Sunday, June 19. This all day event is a fundraiser for the Burton Potter Post of the American Legion’s building fund. Adults will pay $20 for local fish, potatoes, salad, and dessert in a family atmosphere. The veterans are also offering a plaque to honor your favorite veteran for a $100 donation. The plaque will list a veteran’s name, years served, theater and rank. This is a unique gift for any veteran in your life and the proceeds go to a go to restoring the group’s Greenport building. For more information, please call 631-477-1456.
If you want to bring the whole family out for a day of fun, the at Strawberry Fields in Mattituck will be running all weekend long. This event has something for everyone: browse hundreds of craft booths, enjoy carnival rides and games, or try the Mattituck Lion’s Club huge strawberry shortcake.
Skip the tie if Dad loves the Blues because a music icon will be performing locally. Take him to in Cutchogue to hear legend play live. Tickets are $40 each and children 12 and under are free.
If Dad is a fan of boating or fishing, give the a call. This Greenport-based charter boat company can take large and small parties out on local fishing trips. If you are looking for a more intimate adventure, visit the North Fork Captains Association website for phone numbers of captains of smaller vessels, who will cater to your needs. New boating gear is available at Preston’s in Greenport, which carries everything from local charts, clothing, instruments, and novelty items.
Kayaking is another way to get dad out on the water. not only sells kayaks, but also offers rentals and tours from Orient Beach State Park, Port of Egypt Marina in Southold, and Captain Marty’s in New Suffolk.
A real local home run for a baseball-loving father may be an evening with the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League. The North Fork Ospreys and Riverhead Tomcats have games nearly every evening through the end of July. Local games are played at Jean Cochran Park in Peconic and on the Riverhead High School fields. Check out the website for details.
For dads who are history buffs, the North Fork has a number of museums. The and are adjacent to the tracks in Greenport. The in Orient, , , and all have weekend hours and offer a glimpse of a time gone by.
Check out other Father's Day things to do on out comprehensive events listings: http://northfork.patch.com/search/events.