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Looking for some recommendations from the northforker team for events elsewhere in Suffolk County this week? We can do that, too. 

Here’s five events and activities we’d love to check out this week if only we could find the motivation to head to points west and south.


A scene from Island to Table 2016. (Credit: Benny Migliorino/Greater Patchogue)

Island to Table

Our friends at Greater Patchogue are the media sponsor for Island to Table, a six-course outdoor dining experience Sunday, July 30 featuring food and drinks from that South Shore community and beyond.

Chefs from several of the top eateries in Patchogue — our favorite downtown outside of Greenport — will be serving up dishes, including Rhum, Toast Coffeehouse, The Tap Room, That Meetball Place, Toro Tapas & Tequila and Farm to Truck.

Some of the food will come from North Fork purveyors, with Crescent Duck Farm, Coppert Kress and Catapano Dairy Farm all in the mix.

Proceeds for the event, which is organized by the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce and is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday, support HomeGrown Change. Tickets are $150.

Check out for more information or to purchase tickets.


(Credit: The Wailers)

The Wailers at Stephen Talkhouse

Yes, those Wailers, the remaining members of reggae legend Bob Marley’s band will play a show on the South Fork this Sunday, July 30.

The concert is set for 8 p.m. at Stephen Talhouse in Amagansett and is followed by a reggae night event at 10 p.m.

The Wailers, which formed as its own band following Marley’s death in 1981, still includes bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and original Wailers’ guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey.

Tickets for the show are $100 and can be purchased at

Stephen Talkhouse is located at 161 Main Street in Amagansett, (631) 267-3117.


(Credit: The James Beard Foundation)

Chefs and Champagne

The James Beard Foundation’s annual summer tasting party Chefs & Champagne at Wölffer Estate Vineyards features 40 celebrated chefs, many from James Beard Award-winning restaurants, on Saturday, July 29 at 6 p.m.

Wölffer wines and Champagne Taittinger will be poured from the event, which will feature guest of honor Carla Hall, a Daytime Emmy Award-winning chef and cookbook author.

The winner of the Christian Wölffer Scholarship program to support food and wine studies will also be announced.

The North Fork’s own Stephan Bogardus of North Fork Table & Inn will be among the acclaimed chefs at the event. Check out the James Beard Foundation website for tickets ($375) and a complete list of participating restaurants.

Wölffer Estate Vineyards is located at 39 Sagg Roadd in Sagaponack, (631) 537-5106.


(Credit: Port Jefferson Farmers Market)

Port Jefferson Farmers Market

This market, which is open every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., is among our favorites in Suffolk County. Not only does it feature some of the Island’s top purveyors of fresh produce and other artisan goods, but Port Jeff offers a great location for an extended visit beyond just the market.

After you pick up the goods you need, take a stroll to other local shops and restaurants or hit the harborfront for a scenic walk.

You’ll definitely see some familiar North Fork faces at this one.

Visit for more information on the market, which is located at the northern end of Route 112 in the village center.


(Credit: Bayard Cutting Arboretum)

Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Not in the mood for an event, but want an enjoyable up island experience this week. Head out any day for a visit to the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River.

This 691-acre state park features an arboretum designed by legendary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted — one of the designers of New York’s Central Park — and a mansion designed by Charles C. Haight and maintained in 1920s style.

The park features a nature trail and house tours, as well as a café and gift shop.

The arboretum is located at 440 Montauk Highway in Great River, (631) 581-1002.