10/21/16 8:26am
Credit: Monique Singh-Roy

Join Group for the East End and Lyrical Children on Saturday, October 22 for their 4th annual family nature scavenger hunt. at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork this weekend? Northforker has you covered.

Here are five events set for this weekend. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional happenings.

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10/20/16 6:00am
The 5k Run for the Ridley course starts on East Main Street in Riverhead. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

The 5k Run for the Ridley course starts on East Main Street in Riverhead. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Help save sea turtles by participating in the 19th annual Run for the Ridley 5K in Riverhead on Saturday, October 22.

You can become a sponsor or a runner to help the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation prepare for the upcoming cooler months when sea turtles can become paralyzed by frigid sea water, a process also called cold stunned.
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08/20/15 1:04pm

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When the glistening dorsal fins first sliced through the water, Debra Iannelli thought they belonged to sharks.

Iannelli instantly felt a “fear factor” — after all, she was six feet away on a paddleboard and, at a full 300 yards out into Long Island Sound near Orient Point, she was in their territory.

Luckily, however, Iannelli then noticed the fins were too curved to be those of sharks. Instead, they belonged to a pod of about 60 bottlenose dolphins, splashing around in Friday’s late-afternoon sunlight, searching for food. (more…)

05/27/15 11:19am
An aerial view of the beluga whales spotted off the north shore of Long Island. (Credit: Riverhead Foundation for Marine Preservation and Research, courtesy)

An aerial view of the beluga whales spotted off the north shore of Long Island.
(Credit: Riverhead Foundation for Marine Preservation and Research, courtesy)

Three beluga whales traveling from Canada were spotted in Shoreham last night and could be on their way for a rare North Fork visit. (more…)

07/16/14 7:01am
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO  |  Paddle boarders race through the water Saturday in the first ever Paddle Battle LI.

Paddle boarders race through the water last year in the first ever Paddle Battle LI. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Get ready to work those upper-body muscles as the second annual Paddle Battle LI, which benefits two East End charities, pushes off on the Peconic River Saturday, July 26. (more…)