The Riverhead weekend guide: Witamy! The 37th Polish Town Street Fair kicks off Saturday

08/20/2011 6:39 AM |

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | The 2010 Polish Festival in Riverhead.

Looking for something local to do this weekend? The Riverhead News-Review weekend guide has got you covered. Check out our listing of this weekend’s happenings. Or, you could visit our weekly calendar, listed under the community tab on our homepage.

• It’s that time of year again. The 37th anniversary Polish Town Street Fair & Polka Festival will roll through town Saturday and Sunday. Hours are 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. in Polish Town in Riverhead.

The event will feature over 250 booths with arts, crafts, ethnic foods, exhibits, Polish imports and more. Also, a corn-husking contest, live music, presenting of Miss Polish Town USA, dance performances and polka dancing in Polonaise Park pavilion Saturday night. Street fair is free; admission fee for Polka Festival. Polish Town Civic Association, 369-1615 or polishtownusa.com.

The News-Review will be there taking photos so check back here after the festival.

• Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Auxiliary Family Festival will be held Thursday through Saturday from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. and continues Sunday 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at a farm field on Route 25A in Wading River, opposite the CVS.  There will be rides, food vendors and more. Ride ticket packages will be available. Also, fireworks Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. For more information call 548-6021.

•  Southold CAST’s 5th Annual Seafood Festival and Chinese auction will be held 6 p.m. Sunday at the Wharf House at Founders Landing in Southold. Tickets are $50 and includes a complete clambake-style dinner with dessert and glass of wine or beer. Only 100 tickets sold. Call Katria 477-1717.

Other events:

Friday, August 19

Summer sale on all clothes, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Good News Thrift Shop. See Thursday.

Back-to-school bingo, 10:30 a.m. for grades 3-6 at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library., Main Road, Cutchogue. Register: 734-6360.
North Fork X North Fork art show, noon-9 p.m. at New Suffolk waterfront; portion of sales benefits New Suffolk Waterfront Fund.
Movie ‘Rabbit Hole’ 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Couple finds their way back to love. Free. 298-4134.

Premiere tour and tasting at Castello di Borghese Vineyards, Route 48, Cutchogue, 3:45-5:30 p.m., sponsored by Peconic Land Trust. Led by owners Ann Marie and Marco Borghese, walk through vineyard, stop at fermentation room and in-depth description and tasting of wines, local hors d’oeuvres. Register at 3:34 p.m., tour begins 4 p.m. Fee $25. Reserve early, space limited.  283-3195 or [email protected] Rain or shine.

LEGO-Mania, 4-5 p.m. for ages 9-12 at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Register: 734-7360.
Family Dinner loin of pork, 5-7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, 2050 Depot Lane, Cutchogue. Bar open until 8 p.m. Adults, $15 or 2/$25; children, $10. 734-7338.

Peconic Bay Medical Center Auxiliary Family Festival, 6-11 p.m.; see Thursday.

Dune Grass group plays bluegrass, 6 p.m. in garden at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Bring picnic, blankets, all ages welcome. 477-0660.

Poolside Soirée benefit, 7-10 p.m. at Hotel Indigo, 1830 W. Main St., Riverhead, hosted by Charitable You and The Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation. Food, open bar, live entertainment, raffles and more. Tickets $100. All proceeds donated to PKD Foundation. Details on event website, pkdccc.myevent.com. 337-1603.

Riverhead summer concert series features Jerry Cardone “Brown Eyes Sings Ole’ Blue Eyes,” 7 p.m. on grounds of East End Arts Council, 133 E. Main St. Free.

Greenport Band presents outdoor concert, 7:30 p.m. in Mitchell Park, Greenport, directed by Colin Van Tuyl. Bring lawn chairs. Free. 553-8443.

Free outdoor movie ‘Mars Needs Moms,’ 8 p.m. at the David Crohan Community Center, Flanders Road, Riverhead. Every youth who brings an adult will receive free popcorn. Snacks, drinks and ice cream for purchase, trivia contest, winner gets two tickets to Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center. 702-2428.

Shelter Island Historical Society’s Friday Night Films Series features ‘Step into Liquid,’ 9 p.m., screened outside, projected onto side of Havens Barn, 16 South Ferry Road. Hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as the “best surfing documentary ever made” Bring flashlight and seating. Free, donations accepted. 749-0025.

Saturday, August 20

Greenport School Slow Food Garden will have table 8 a.m.-noon. at Greenport Farmer’s Market, First and Adams streets.
Community Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Riverhead Country Day School, 165 Columbus Ave. to raise money for school’s new Nature Explore Classroom. 727-3737.

Lighthouse Cruise, depart 9 a.m. from Greenport, cruise along Gardiner’s Bay and Long Island Sound to see famous lighthouses of the North Fork, including Long Beach Bar “Bug” Light, Orient Point, Plum Island, Little Gull, Race Rock, Latimer Reef and North Dumpling. Lighthouse trips include maritime history and lighthouse stories by local expert. Cruise vessel stops next to each lighthouse for photo ops. Fee $95 per person, $60 for teens/children. Price includes box lunch and complimentary glass of L.I. wine or bottle of water. Registration/information: eastendseaport.org, email [email protected], 477-2100. Groups welcome.

37th anniversary Polish Town Street Fair & Polka Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Pulaski and Lincoln streets, Polish Town, Riverhead. Over 250 booths with arts, crafts, ethnic foods, exhibits, Polish imports and more. Corn-husking contest, live music, presenting of Miss Polish Town USA, dance performances and polka dancing in Polonaise Park pavilion Saturday night. Street fair is free; admission fee for Polka Festival. Polish Town Civic Association, 369-1615 or polishtownusa.com.

Mattituck Cub Scout Pack 39 holds scavenger hike, 10-11 a.m. at Laurel Lake Preserve, Route 25, Mattituck. Cub Scout Registration available, contact [email protected] or 298.4281.

Southold Village Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Main Road in Village. Crafts, sidewalk sale, Historical Society house tour, pony rides, pirates, live music and more. Rain date Sunday, Aug. 21. 765-4100.

Cooking with Kids at Greenport Farmers Market, 10 a.m., in coordination with American Dietetics Association’s Kids Eat Right campaign. Kids learn how to make healthy eating choices as they make their own summer rolls. Free. 494-8512.

Summer sale on all clothes, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Good News Thrift Shop. See Thursday.

North Fork X North Fork art show, noon-9 p.m. at New Suffolk waterfront. See Friday.

Chicken barbecue, 4-7 p.m., hosted by Greenport Fire Department Standard Hose Company #4  at Third Street Station. Tickets $20 at door, take out available. Call 477-8261.

Peconic Bay Medical Center Auxiliary Family Festival, 6-11 p.m., fireworks 9:30 p.m.; see Thursday.

Art, Strings & Wine, 7-9 p.m. at The Galley Ho on New Suffolk waterfront, hosted by New Suffolk Waterfront Fund. Live music and local wines. Northfork by Northfork Art Show on display. Free. 603-8456.

Photographing the night sky: tripod astrophotography, 8-9 p.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. Learn how to take different types of space photos from start to finish using basic equipment. Topics include star-trails, stitching, stacking, long-exposure and time-lapse photography.  Presenter: astrophotographer Glenn Wester. Suggested donation: $5 Custer/ASLI members/students, $10 non-members. Admission includes stargazing afterward. 765-2626.

Sunday, August 21

Breakfast Buffet, 8:30 a.m.-noon at Holy Trinity Church, Main Street and Manor Place, Greenport. French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, coffee and tea. Adults $10, children under 12 $6, under 5 free; all proceeds go to parish. Tickets at door or call 477-0855.

Polish Town Street Fair & Polka Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; see Saturday.

Songs and scenes from  the Broadway musical ‘Cabaret’ presented by Tony winner Peg Murray with cast Malcolm Day, Jack Speyer, Lauren Sisson, David Markel, Alan Stewart and Mark Sisson, musical accompaniment by Charlotte Day 10:30 a.m. service at First Universalist Church of Southold, Main Road, in parish hall. 765-3494.

North Fork X North Fork art show, noon-9 p.m. at New Suffolk waterfront. See Friday.

Historian and author Russell Drumm signs copies of his book ‘The Barque of Saviors,’ 4 p.m. on grounds of Shelter Island Historical Society’s 1743 James Havens Homestead, 16 South Ferry Road, part of Sundays in the Barn Series. Mr. Drumm will speak about history of the cutter, christened “Horst Wessel” in Hamburg in 1936 in the presence of Adolf Hitler, and its journey to the U.S. Coast Guard, and share rare archival images of the ship. 749-0025.

CAST’s 5th Annual Seafood Festival and chinese auction, 6 p.m. at the Wharf House at Founders Landing, Southold. Tickets $50, includes complete clambake-style dinner with dessert and glass of wine or beer. Only 100 tickets sold. Call Katria 477-1717.
Peconic Bay Medical Center Auxiliary Family Festival, 6-10 p.m.

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