11/29/16 5:59am
CAST North Fork

CAST is a great North Fork charity to remember this Giving Tuesday. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Maybe you sat in your car for way longer than you should have trying to leave the Tanger parking lot on Black Friday, or perhaps you maxed out your credit card with Amazon purchases on Cyber Monday.

Now that that nonsense is over, it is time to give back for Giving Tuesday, which is today, Nov. 29.

Founded in 2011, Giving Tuesday is a day when people are encouraged to give to causes they care about. Here is a list of North Fork charities that can use your assistance this holiday season and throughout the year. (more…)

10/11/16 6:00am
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Help a local pet charity help dogs locally and overseas. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file photo)

Join the cavalry to help save dogs in the U.S. and overseas at the first-ever “Barktober Bash” this Saturday, Oct. 15, in Riverhead. (more…)

10/04/16 6:00am
The Margaret E. Ireland House is home to the Stirling Historical Society of Greenport. (Credit: Rachel Young)

The Margaret E. Ireland House is home to the Stirling Historical Society of Greenport. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Support The Stirling Historical Society of Greenport at the organization’s annual gala on Stirling Creek this weekend.

The event will occur at Hanff’s Boatyard, located at the corner of Main Street and Sterling Street, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. (more…)

05/23/16 6:10am
Chefs Brian Burner and Dominick Scotto of JoeÕs Garage and Grill in downtown Riverhead prepare pork buns for Rotary Uncorked 2014. (Credit: Sonja Reinholt Derr)

Chefs Brian Burner and Dominick Scotto of Joe’s Garage and Grill in downtown Riverhead prepare pork buns for Rotary Uncorked 2014. (Credit: Sonja Reinholt Derr)

The Rotary Club of Riverhead will hold its 10th annual “Rotary Uncorked” benefit at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead this Wednesday, May 25, from 6 to 9 p.m.

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05/11/16 6:03am
Programa Sueños board member David Benthal and Founder Jazmin Carillo at last year's fundraiser.

Programa Sueños board member David Benthal and founder Jazmin Carillo at last year’s fundraiser. (Credit: Nina Nickerson, courtesy photo)

Programa Sueños, a non-profit organization that raises funds to provide educational benefits to the children of San Antonio el Angel, Guatemala, will host its third annual spring fundraiser Wednesday, May 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue. The event will feature bites from local restaurants and food purveyors, as well as live music and Bedell wines.

Founded by former North Fork resident Jazmin Carrillo whose family moved from Guatemala to the U.S. 10 years ago, the organization began by providing scholarship programs to 10 children in 2013. In three years, Programa Sueños, which translates to “dreams program,” has grown to benefit 235 children and now offers music and sports programs. It recently partnered with Colgate to also provide dental care for the children. (more…)

04/12/16 6:07am
The rain garden outside the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County office in Riverhead. (Credit:Cornell Cooperative Extension courtesy photo)

The rain garden outside Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County in Riverhead. (Credit: Cornell Cooperative Extension courtesy photo)

Check off your environmentally friendly good deed this Earth Day by helping to plant a community rain garden in downtown Riverhead.

The Peconic Estuary Program and Riverhead Town will sponsor the event on the Peconic Riverfront at 10 a.m. on Earth Day, April 23. Volunteers are needed to help plant the garden along a strip of land located between Heidi Behr Way and the Peconic Riverfront parking lot. Participants are asked to bring their own gloves and gardening tools. (more…)