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April 2019

NFEC’s Third Annual Earth Day 5K

April 28 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Island County Park, County Road 105
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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$25 – $30

3rd Annual Earth Day 5K 10:00 AM 5K Course:  Join us for a trail race/walk through the beautiful 275 acre Indian Island County Park! All proceeds benefit the North Fork Environmental Council’s environmental education programs and scholarship fund. Registration:  Registration starts at 8:30AM at Indian Island County Park Directions: LIE exit 71; Right turn onto Route 24 at end of exit ramp; Follow Route 24 south through the Riverhead Traffic Circle; Continue on Route 24 and make a left turn at the…

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Forest Therapy Walk with GFEE at Downs Farm Preserve

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Downs Farm Preserve, 23800 Main Rd
Cutchogue, NY 11935 United States
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$5

Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.   Certified forest therapy guide and life coach Linda Lombardo will lead an immersive walk at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue. These walks are specifically designed to open the senses, slow you down and reconnect with nature in a way that refreshes, restores and renews. There is a $5 materials.   A maximum of 18 participants, ages 16 and older, may attend. Registration is required by contacting Taralynn at treynolds@eastendenvironment.org or 631-765-6450…

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EARTH DAYS 2019 Celebration and Fair at Southampton Arts Center

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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Free
Artist Cindy Pease Roe with an upsculpted whale at Southampton Arts Center's “Earth Days"

Sunday, April 28 · 12-4 PM · FREE EARTH WEEK CELEBRATION & FAIR Music – Face Painting – Art Projects – Children’s Programs –  Food – Demonstrations – FUN! Meet local businesses who have solutions for a cleaner planet, learn about ways to save money while reducing your carbon footprint, and discover what local environmental organizations are doing to lead the way to a cleaner East End. Enjoy healthy snacks and celebrate our amazing planet. Family-friendly activities include face painting, workshop with…

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May 2019

SoMAS Lecture: “Thar Be Whales and a Whole Lot More” at Stony Brook Southampton

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Stony Brook Southampton, 239 Montauk Highway
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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Free
SoMAS Lecture: "Thar Be Whales and a Whole Lot More" at Stony Brook Southampton

On Friday, May 3rd at 7:30pm, Robert DiGiovanni of the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) will present a lecture titled: 'Thar be whales' and a whole lot more: An ecosystem based approach to whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles in NY. in the Duke Lecture Hall of Chancellor’s Hall on the Stony Brook Southampton Campus. The abstract of the talk appears below. We hope to see you there! Marine mammals and sea turtles are often used as sentinels of ocean…

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Rites of Spring Music Fest: “Nature’s Sounds Concert” at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

May 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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$25
Rites of Spring Music Fest: "Nature's Sounds Concert" at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Nature’s Sounds Concert Quogue Wildlife Refuge Sunday May 5th 2019 at 4:30pm  The Four Winds Trio Ray Anderson, trombone and little instruments Giovanni Perez, flute on of all kinds and percussion Jay Rozen, tuba and little instruments Tonito Valderrama, enviromental artist birds and environmental sounds   The Nature’s Sounds Concert combines a live music performance made by a trio of stunning musicians led by the Down Beat multi nominated best trombonist Ray Anderson with a “nature art installation” in collaboration with the environmental artist Toni Valderrama. This multi dimensional event will enable the public to be in touch with nature creating tactile and acoustic participative art.  Toni Valderrama “The…

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Montauk Observatory Lecture: “Oumuamua: The First Interstellar Visitor” at Guild Hall

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guild Hall, 158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937 United States
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Free
Artist's impression of "Oumuamua," the first known interstellar object to pass through the Solar System.

Presented by Professor Phil Armitage, Astrophysicist, Stony Brook University. Cosponsored by the Montauk Observatory and Guild Hall of East Hampton. The first body of interstellar origin was discovered as it passed through the inner Solar System on October of 2017. It was given the name “Oumuamua,” after the Hawaiian term for “scout.” The existence of interstellar interlopers was not entirely unexpected since planetary systems are expected to eject many Earth masses of comet and asteroid-like bodies as they form. However,…

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NFAS “Introduction to Native Plants and a Selection Preview of our Annual Plant Sale” at Peconic Lane Community Center

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Peconic Lane Community Center, 1170 Peconic Lane
Peconic, NY 11958 United States
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Free

Want to improve your native plan knowledge  and get a jump on your native plantings this Spring? Join us on Friday, May 10, 7:30 pm at the Peconic Lane Community Center for an "Introduction to Native Plants and a Selection Preview of our Annual Plant Sale"   This presentation will walk you through the ABC's of Native Plantings and give you an overview of what NFAS will be selling on Memorial Day weekend at the Red House.

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North Fork Plastic Reduction and Elimination Project on “Exploring the Pacific Ocean and Beyond in Pursuit of Plastic: Plastic Pollution, Science and Solutions”

May 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Peconic Lane Community Center, 1170 Peconic Lane
Peconic, NY 11958 United States
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Free
Erica Cirino

The North Fork Plastic Reduction and Elimination Project hosts Writer, Artist and Scientist Erica Cirino speaking on “Exploring the Pacific Ocean and Beyond in Pursuit of Plastic:  Plastic Pollution, Science and Solutions” at the Peconic Lane Community Center, Friday, May 17 at 6:30 pm The North Fork Plastic Reduction and Elimination project is a collaborative effort organized by the North Fork Environmental Council and North Fork Audubon Society.  The project takes a multi-prong approach focusing on educating the public on…

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Full Moon Night Hike at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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$5

Celebrate the full moon with an evening hike through the forest up to North Pond as we look and listen for nocturnal creatures, and enjoy some night vision activities under the light of the moon. The walk will last approximately 1 ½ hours. Reservations required at least 24 hours in advance; payment required at time of reservation. A program for adults and families with children over 11. $5.00 for members, $10.00 for non-members.   Call 631.653.4771 to register!

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Earth Day Festival at Good Ground Park

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Good Ground Park, 9 Squiretown Road
Hampton Bays, NY 11946 United States
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Free

The Town of Southampton will host an Earth Day Festival at Good Ground Park, 9a Squiretown Road in Hampton Bays on Saturday May 4th from 11am to 3pm. There will be fun for the whole family. The day kicks off with a Holiday Tree dedication at 11am. The tree is being donated by a local nursery and will lighted each year as part of the winter holiday season. At 11:30, participants are invited to go on a nature walk through…

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Full Moon Hike with SoFo & FLPG

May 18 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton, NY 11932 United States
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Free
Full Moon

Walk Leader: Dai Dayton, Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt President Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and the South Fork Natural History Society on a leisurely-paced, one hour hike through open-field trails. In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time, thus the name of this Moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon. Convivial conversation and light refreshments afterward. Meet at the SOFO parking lot. This is a FREE program. Advance reservations are…

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Full Moon Hike at Downs Farm Preserve

May 18 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Downs Farm Preserve, 23800 Main Rd
Cutchogue, NY 11935 United States
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Donations Appreciated
Supermoon melt, 6:50 a.m. Jan 31, Cutchogue.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 8:30 PM  9:30 PM According to “The Old Farmer’s Almanac,” May’s full moon is also called the “Flower Moon”, “Milk Moon” or “Corn Planting Moon.” Come find out why and embrace the coming of summer! Flashlight or headlamp suggested. Space is limited so register today. Two times available -- an earlier session for families and later session for adults. Registration required. RESERVATIONS + DETAILS: Please contact Taralynn Reynolds at treynolds@eastendenvironment.org or 631-765-6450 ext. 219.

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Tuesdays With Tom: Warbler Walks with North Fork Audubon

May 21 @ 8:00 am - May 28 @ 8:00 am
Inlet Pond County Park, 65275 Route 48
Greenport, 11944 United States
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Free

   Tuesdays with Tom, 4 Dates in May! May 7, 14, 21, 28, at 8 AM May is just too good for bird migration to limit it to the third Tuesday only!                        Let's hope for a great migration this year!                      Meet at The Red House at Inlet Pond County Park, Greenport at 8 AM             …

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June 2019

North Fork Audubon Presents Eastern Bluebirds of Long Island at Peconic Community Center

June 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Peconic Lane Community Center, 1170 Peconic Lane
Peconic, NY 11958 United States
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North Fork Audubon Presents,  Eastern Bluebirds of Long Island Friday June 14th, 7:30 PM Peconic Community Center 1170 Peconic Lane, Peconic NY 11958   Tom Damiani started an Eastern Bluebird trail on Shelter Island back in 1996. The Eastern Bluebird is New York's Official Bird. A couple of years later he organized one at Mashomack Preserve, which is still going strong today! Through all the those years he gathered a plethora of stories and experiences that he will share with us. Tom…

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NFEC Now Speaker Series: Coastal Resilience and Living Shorelines at Peconic Lane Community Center

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Peconic Lane Community Center, 1170 Peconic Lane
Peconic, NY 11958 United States
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Free
Late Sunset

The North Fork Environmental Council will hold its next ‘NFEC Now’ speaker series on Friday, June 21 at the Peconic Lane Community Center (1170 Peconic Lane, Peconic, NY 11958) at 6:30 p.m. This month’s panel and audience discussion topic is “Coastal Resilience and Living Shorelines.” We will also continue the public discussion of Coastal Erosion Districts, only one of the possible solutions to our current situation regarding Climate Change and Sea Level Rise. Our panel will bring to the table…

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