North Fork News


Seatuck’s 2020 Volunteer Training

Seatuck 2020 Volunteer Training on Baits and Barrels will be held on Thursday, February 27, from 6 to 7 PM in Riverhead. Seatuck works with partners across the region to improve access and restore local populations of ecologically important fish. The Long Island Volunteer River Herring Survey, organized by Seatuck and partners at the Long Island Sound Study, Peconic Estuary Program, and South Shore Estuary Reserve, aims to find the waterways where remnant runs of river herring still exist and then to monitor the size and timing of those runs. For more information, visit

Dinner & Dancing

Join Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. and Community Action Southold Town for a night full of dancing and pasta at the Young at Heart Dinner & Dancing. It will be held on Friday, February 28, 6:30 to 10 PM in Peconic. The Jerry Costanzo Quintet will be providing the music, including classics from Frank Sinatra. Dinner includes a choice of pasta, salad, bread, wine, beer, dessert and coffee. For more information, visit

Family History Research

In honor of Black History Month, come learn about African American family history research at the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum in Riverhead on Saturday, February 29, at 1 PM. The lecture will be hosted by historian/genealogist Sandi Brewster-Walker. The lecture is for beginning and advanced genealogists. Free to members; non-members $5. Advanced registration required. For more information, visit

Nicoll Family

Footprints on the Land is a truck tour and short hike as you discover the traces of over 200 years of the Nicoll family history in Mashomack’s meadows. Learn about the family’s lingering impacts on the land this Saturday, February 29, from 1 to 2:30 PM. For more information, visit

Mattituck-Laurel Library

Be a turtle tracker! On Thursday, February 27, at 3 PM, the Mattituck-Laurel Library will be offering children ages three to five an opportunity to see and learn about the Long Island native turtles and how to save them. The program is provided by Skoblicki Scientists.

Storyteller Jim Hawkins will welcome the early spring combining story and song with a variety of themes in Irish history, culture, and tradition on Sunday, March 1, at 2 PM.

The library welcomes Chef Craig and the Block Island Seafood Company on Monday, March 2, at 6 PM as they demonstrate how to make corn and mussels chowder and a cod and celery salad. Registration is required and cost is $5 per person.

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