The weekend guide: Remembering 9/11 and a fundraiser for Riverhead teen

SHANNON REIDY FILE PHOTO | Shannon Reidy, a 1997 Mattituck High School graduate, captured this photo of the burning towers from the Brooklyn Bridge as she ran from lower Manhattan on Sept. 11.

Want to know what’s happening in Riverhead this weekend? The News-Review weekend guide has got you covered. Check out our list of events below, or visit our calendar under the community tab on our homepage.

Remembering September 11

• An opening reception for a 9/11 Memorial Sculpture Display will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead. The display is presented in collaboration with Riverhead Free Library and explores the history of the Twin Towers with rarely seen photographs of their construction, and features interpretive artworks in range of mediums.

• Riverhead Town’s 9/11 Memorial Parade begins 1 p.m. at Riley Avenue School in Calverton and concludes with memorial service at World Trade Center Memorial, at the corner of Riley and Edwards avenues. Fire departments, civic groups and scout troops will participate.

• The Kellys and other residents of the Reeves Park area in Riverhead will keep the memory of Tom Kelly and others who died on Sept. 11 alive Sunday with a candlelight vigil march up Park Road, which was also named in honor of Tom Kelly several years ago. A memorial in Tom Kelly’s honor stands at the corner of Sound Avenue and Park Road/Thomas Kelly Memorial Drive. Taking place the second year in a row, the vigil will start at 6:30 p.m. People holding candles will walk down Park Road from Marine Street, where Tom Kelly lived, to the memorial in his honor.

• Flanders Fire District will unveil a new addition to Firemen’s Memorial Park Sunday morning, when they hold a memorial for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that brought down the World Trade Center twin towers in New York. A piece of steel from the wreckage has been incorporated into a new memorial at the park, off Flanders Road. The district’s memorial ceremony will begin Sunday morning at 8:15 a.m.

• There will be a service at First Parish Church on Sound Avenue in Riverhead titled “9/11 Plus 10 — Between Memory & Hope,” Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Elizabeth Rather Fordham will share her firsthand remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Other Events

• On Saturday, the Riverhead Town Recreation Department’s will host its outdoor Movies on the Beach series with “Shark Tale” begininng at 7 p.m. followed by “Jaws 2,” at 9 p.m. The event will take place at South Jamesport Beach in Jamesport. Open to all residents; children under 18 should be accompanied by adult. Bring chairs or blankets. 727-5744. In the case of inclement weather call 727-5744, ext. 30.

• A fall yard sale will be held at Baiting Hollow Congregational Church on Sound Avenue Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be over 50 vendors, antiques, clothing, housewares, baked food table, hot dogs and soft drinks available for purchase. Call 258-8881 for more information.

• Riverhead Applebee’s will host a Flapjack Breakfast fundraiser Sunday for 15-year-old  Michael Hubbard of Riverhead, who is recovering from injuries at Stony Brook University Hospital after a gel candle accident in May. Tickets are $10 and include flapjacks, sausage, scrambled eggs and beverage. No tickets will be sold at door. The event starts at 8 a.m. Call Fran at 369-9076 for tickets.

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