Awards Night of the North Fork TV Festival
Friday, September 9th

Festival attendees begin their night at the Greenport Theatre where "Shoot Me Nicely" will be screened and legendary actor Chris Noth will receive the North Fork TV Festival Inaugural Canopy Award for his longtime New York career in the New York creative community. Afterwards, guests with VIP level credentials will board round-trip coach transportation from the Greenport Theatre to the Castello di Borghese Winery. The Oyster Season Kick Off Party presented by Lido, hosted by Cat Greenleaf supports the Billion Oyster Project and East End Seaport Museum.

7:00 PM Awards Night
8:30 PM Coach Transportation to Castello di Borghese
9:00 PM Oyster Season Kick Off Party presented by Lido, hosted by Cat Greenleaf

Inaugural North Fork TV Festival Canopy Award

Two-time Golden Globe nominee and SAG Award nominated actor Chris Noth has been named the recipient of the inaugural Canopy Award for this year’s festival. Renowned character actor Christopher McDonald will present the award. 

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone will make opening remarks. 

Shoot Me Nicely - Independent Pilot


When photographer Sean Wheeler (John Behlmann) inadvertently exposes a conservative talk show host’s (William Sadler) “little” secret, his already complicated life gets unhinged.

Screening + Panel Discussion with Elias Plagianos, Josh Burrow and Jackie Martling

For eighteen years (1983-2001) a fixture of radio & television’s Howard Stern Show, comedian Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling began his career accumulating the world’s most extensive collection of joke . From 2007-2014, Jackie wrote and performed his own radio show on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, “Jackie’s Joke Hunt,” and he wrote the joke page for Penthouse magazine for 17 years. Jackie is featured in the red-hot comedy documentary, “The Aristocrats,” over a dozen other independent films, and has appeared on many television shows.

Official Oyster Season Kick Off Party presented by Lido

Hosted by Cat Greenleaf, Host of Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf

Join the oyster farms of the East End to celebrate the kick-off of Oyster Season while supporting the Billion Oyster Project and the East End Seaport Museum. Oysters, small plates, drinks and music outside of the oldest winery on the North Fork, Castello di Borghese. The Hoodoo Loungers, acclaimed R&B Band, will be performing. This party is presented by Lido

Beer and Wine Pairings, Oysters, Related Small Bites + Sweet Treets from Local Purveyors including - 

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing Co
  • Castello di Borghese
  • Montauk Oysters
  • Peconic Gold Oysters 
  • Cornell Oysters 
  • Oysterponds Shellfish Co. (Race Rock Oysters) 
  • Harvest Moon Oyster Company 
  • Frisky Oyster
  • North Fork Smoked Fish 
  • Special Effects Tea Room

For the past ten years, the HooDoo Loungers have been bringing their stomping brand of N’Awlins R&B to concert halls and festivals from Montauk to Cleveland.  With the amazing gospel drenched vocals of Miss Dawnette and Mr. Marvin, the band rocks the house at every show.  Five times named one of DAN’s PAPERS “Best of the Best” bands in the Hamptons, the HooDoo Loungers are just finishing their third album of original music and will be touring this fall.

Chef Kyle Romeo of American Beech will provide an eclectic taste with select dishes. “Aw-shucks! I am so excited to join the Oyster Season Kick-Off Party at this year’s North Fork TV Festival,” said Chef Kyle Romeo, head chef at American Beech . “As a Southold native, it is such a privilege to be a part of this event in my hometown area and to have the opportunity to prepare a culinary creation with local based vendors. This festival is a true testament to how wonderful the North Fork truly is.”


Billion Oyster Project, an initiative of the New York Harbor Foundation, is an ecosystem restoration and education project aimed at restoring one billion live oysters to New York Harbor and engaging hundreds of thousands of school children through restoration based STEM education programs. 

East End Seaport Museum and Maritime Foundation is proud to act as a steward of the maritime heritage of the East End of Long Island. Celebrating a long and varied marine history through artifacts and exhibits, the Foundation operates Long Beach Bar “Bug” Light at the entrance to Peconic Bay. The Seaport Museum hosts a full calendar of educational and cultural events, making sure that the community’s connection to the water is not relegated to history.