North Fork News

John May Mile & 5K

The 14th annual John May Mile & 5K, which benefits the Greenport Fire Department, will take place on Saturday, May 11 at Peconic Landing.

The race will honor Z. Micah Kaplan, MD, as the recipient of Peconic Landing’s 2019 Older Americans Champion Award. Dr. Kaplan served 25 years at Eastern Long Island Hospital, where he held positions including vice president of the board of trustees. Dr. Kaplan also served as the chairman of the ELIH after he retired and reprised the position in 2018.

The race is open to runners and walkers of all ages and fitness abilities. Visit to register.

Mattituck-Laurel Library

The Mattituck-Laurel Library will host its board of trustees meeting on Monday, May 13, at 6 PM. The event is open to the public and free to attend.

The library will screen the movie “The Front Runner,” in which U.S. Senator Gary Hart’s presidential campaign is derailed when he is caught in a scandalous love affair, on Friday, May 10, at 1:30 PM. For more info, visit

Suicide Prevention Fundraiser

Looking ahead, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will have a fundraiser at the Chipotle in Riverhead on May 18 from 4 to 8 PM. Customers at Chipotle can tell the cashier they are supporting the cause, which will ensure 33 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the AFSP.

To learn more about the organization, visit

Shelter Island Library

Jacques D’Amboise will present the film “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” at the Shelter Island Library on May 18 at 4 PM.

D’Amboise, an acclaimed dancer and choreographer, appeared in films (including “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”) and founded the National Dance Institute, which offers free classes to school children who come from low-income communities, in 1976. He will talk about his career following the screening. Visit to learn more.

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