Just between the ever-popular Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival and the revival of the Riverhead Blues Festival, there's an overload of cool things to do this Father's Day weekend on the North Fork.
But wait ... there's more. Tell us how you figure out a way to be at least five places at once this weekend and let us know if we've missed anything.
1.The 58th Annual Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival kicks off this weekend, beginning on Thursday night and running through Sunday. A favorite for generations, the fun-filled event sponsored by the brings together the community for a purpose — funds raised benefit local non-profit organizations.
2. Wondering who's playing when this Saturday and Sunday at the , and what they sound like? For info on tickets, go to the Riverhead Blues Fest page. Check out this interview with
3. Whether you're in top running shape or not, the Shelter Island 10K is one North Fork race not to be missed, happening this year on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. starting and ending at the Celebrity runners like Joan Benoit Samuelson and Bill Rodgers will once again be pacing the pack, and local Olympic sailing hopeful , a Shelter Island native, will also be running the 10K before resuming her goal for gold in August.
4. and property owners group Southold Voice are co-sponsoring a, giving residents the opportunity to help pick up debris like plastic material and tree limbs that have washed up on the North Fork's miles of shoreline. Go to Southoldvoice.com for more information.
5. In Greenport, the village's first-annual derby fishing tournament, featuring fly rod, heavy weight and light tackle, will help raise funds to benefit renovations to the The event happens Friday through Sunday at Go to Greenportvillage.com for more information.
And ... dont forget: Sunday is Father's Day. Remember to appreciate the man who made you who you are.