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June 2015

Hen House Tour of the North Fork

June 27, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cornell University Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center, 3059 Sound Ave.
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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$5

Twelve North Fork hen houses will be open for visitors during this self-guided tour sponsored by Cornell University's horticultural research farm in Riverhead. Participants can pick up maps to the henhouses at the research farm at 3059 Sound Ave. in Riverhead beginning at 10 a.m. A $5 map fee per vehicle will help pay for the costs of the event. Stops on the tour include a small family-run farm in Riverhead that sells eggs and chickens all year, a baby…

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May 2016

May-Gration Tuesdays with Tom Birding Walks

May 31, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Inlet Pond County Park, 65275 Route 48
Greenport, 11944 United States
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Free
Cerulean Warbler

May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st. Tuesday's with Tom field trips all month May is by far the busiest month for birds and birders alike. Our feathered friends are busy moving into our area and beyond and we birders are observing them. The North Fork is ripe with birding hotspots and we will hit most of them this month. Meet at the Red House at Inlet Pond County Park, North Road, Greenport and we'll carpool from there. Please register…

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June 2016

Rites of Spring Music Fest Historic House Tour

June 4, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oysterponds Historical Society, 1555 Village Lane
Orient, NY 11957 United States
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$70

Music, History and the Natural Environment: an immersive experience Beautiful historical houses in Orient, Greenport and Southold will be open from 11am to 5pm for visiting and for listening to live music performances held within each historic house. For one day, the doors of the North Fork’s most beautiful historic houses will be open, while offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience live classical music in collaboration with the Arcanum String Quartet. Music Program Historic House Tour Information and Registration Arcanum String Quartet Register…

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September 2016

10th Annual North Fork Foodie Tour

September 11, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Avenue
Southold, NY 11971 United States
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$25
Vegetables!

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Once again, the Foodie Tour will be self-guided, similar to a house tour, and provide the opportunity for all who attend to visit North Fork producers of unique, local, artisanal food and wine. We know from experience that the Tour is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the finest of what the North Fork has to offer, to inform the attendees of how the products are made and to emphasize what makes…

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February 2017

NFEC Speaker Series: “Living Green and Toxin-Free” with Beth Fiteni at Peconic Community Center

February 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Peconic Lane Community Center, 1170 Peconic Lane
Peconic, NY 11958 United States
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Free
Beth Fiteni

Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. Peconic Lane Community Center Peconic, NY Beth Fiteni, MSEL, of Green Inside and Out will discuss a variety of ways to reduce harmful toxins in our homes and businesses, and make the best choices regarding: plastics that may leach hormone-disrupting chemicals, body care products, cleaners and dry cleaners, pesticides, lowering your diet's carbon footprint, and where to find greener, safer products. Beth Fiteni has a Master of Studies in Environmental Law, 20 years of…

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May 2017

Rites of Spring: Classical Music & Historic House Tour by the Arcanum String Quartet

May 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Southold Historical Society Museum Complex, Route 25 and Maple Lane
Southold, NY 11971 United States
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$70

Four music performances in four historical houses in collaboration with Oysterponds, Stirling and Southold Historical Societies Beautiful historical houses in Southold, Greenport and Orient will be open from 1:00pm to 5:00pm for visiting and for listening to live music performances held within four historic houses. For one day, the doors of East End of Long Island’s most beautiful historic houses will be open while offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience live classical music in collaboration with the Arcanum String Quartet…

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September 2017

11th Annual North Fork Foodie Tour

September 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Fork
$25

Save the Date for the 11th Annual North Fork Foodie Tour!!! Sponsored by the North Fork Reform Synagogue, the 11th Annual North Fork Foodie Tour will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As in the past 10 years, the Foodie Tour will once again celebrate the bounty of the North Fork, featuring 20 locations...farms, vineyards and other food producers...offering behind-the-scenes tours of their operations. Enjoy the opportunity to meet the extraordinary people who…

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September 2018

International Beach Clean Up Day with NFEC

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free
Beach hieroglyphics

International Beach Clean Up Day: Saturday, September 15th 2018   Iron Pier Beach in Jamesport 10am to 12 noon Bailie Beach in Mattituck 12:00 noon to 2:00pm Truman's Beach in Orient 12:00 noon to 2:00pm   The North Fork Environmental Council will be there to hand out plastic gloves and garbage bags or feel free to bring your own.

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October 2018

NFEC Chili Night at Jamesport Farm Brewery

October 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jamesport Farm Brewery, 5873 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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$40 – $45

Friday, October 26, 2018 6:00 - 9:00 pm Jamesport Farm Brewery 5873 Sound Avenue Riverhead, NY  11901 The North Fork Environmental Council will be hosting a chili contest with chili made by local restaurants.  Your ticket includes chili, Satur Farms salad, cornbread, dessert and one Jamesport Farm Brewery beer.     They will also have music provided by Tony Nish and a Chinese auction with items donated by local businesses.     Please come down and support the NFEC!   Tickets -…

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February 2019

North Fork Environmentalists Team Up To Tackle Plastic Pollution

February 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Peconic Lane Community Center, 1170 Peconic Lane
Peconic, NY 11958 United States
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Free
plastic bags

Join the NFEC and NFAS as we work to eliminate single use plastics throughout our community.  North Fork Environmental Council and North Fork Audubon Society are teaming up to tackle the plastic pollution problem in our community.           It's in our bays,  Sound, creeks; along our roadways, in our trees and on our beaches.  It destroys our wildlife, it poisons birds, fish, mammals and makes it way up the food chain.  It is not biodegradable. It never…

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September 2019

Oysterponds Historical Society Lecture: “The USMS Georgia” at Peconic Landing

September 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oysterponds Historical Society Lecture: "The USMS Georgia" at Peconic Landing

On Saturday, September 28, the Oysterponds Historical Society (OHS) presents LECTURE: THE USMS GEORGIA, to be held at the Peconic Landing Community Center (1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport) from 4pm – 5:30pm. John Holzapfel, educator and past OHS President, will tell the tale of the Mail Ship Georgia and its beautifully crafted seven-foot model. The story will weave together the shipyard of Smith and Dimon on the lower East River, the delivery of mail to the West Coast of the United…

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NFEC Celebrates International Coastal Cleanup Day

September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Free
Bailie Beach sunset, Mattituck

Saturday, Sept. 21 is International Coastal Cleanup Day, and the North Fork Environmental Council is celebrating with several beach cleanups. Volunteers are being asked to meet up at Iron Pier Beach on the Long Island Sound in Riverhead  from 8 to 10 a.m., at Truman's Beach in East Marion from 9 to 11 a.m. and at Bailie's Beach Park in Mattituck from 9 to 11 a.m. They are working with the Mattituck Beach Cleanup Group at Bailie's Beach Park Mattituck…

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January 2020

Plastic Reduction and Elimination Project of the North Fork meets at Peconic Lane Community Center

January 22, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Peconic Lane Community Center, 1170 Peconic Lane
Peconic, NY 11958 United States
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Free
plastic bags

Wednesday, January 22 at  6:30 pm at the Peconic Lane Community Center Join the NFEC and NFAS as we work to eliminate single use plastics throughout our community. We will be planning next steps.   Pecon  North Fork Environmental Council and North Fork Audubon Society are teaming up to tackle the plastic pollution problem in our community.           It's in our bays,  Sound, creeks; along our roadways, in our trees and on our beaches.  It destroys our…

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September 2021

Microplastics in Long Island Sound: NFEC & Save the Sound Zoom Presentation

September 15, 2021 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Virtual Meeting
Microplastics in the Long Island Sound

Professor Vince Breslin of Southern Connecticut State University leads this very important presentation.   Sponsored by NFEC, North Fork Audubon Society and Save the Sound   Wednesday, September 15th 6:30 pm   In this presentation, Dr. Breslin will examine the issues surrounding plastic debris in the marine environment and will explore the origins of the use of plastic in the economy along with an examination of the ecological and environmental consequences of macro and micro plastics in global oceans and…

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December 2021

Zoom Lecture: Water Testing with North Fork Environmental Council

December 8, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Meeting
Dan Water Testing-1

From May through October 2021, staff from the North Fork Environmental Council has been conducting water quality testing in Mattituck Creek and Goldsmith Inlet.  This regional water quality testing program throughout the Long Island Sound area is funded by the US EPA and administered by Save the Sound.  On Wednesday, Dec 8 at 6:30 p.m., NFEC will hold a Zoom discussion with participants in the program, including Peter Linderoth, Unified Water Study Coordinator for Save the Sound; Dawn Carroll, Unified…

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