Featured Events: Plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween on the North Fork

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Teen Loft librarian Joyce Rienzo (standing center) brought her dog Dasher in prison costume (she was the prison guard) to the 'Fright Night' teen celebration at Riverhead Free Library. The teens played Wi games, guitar hero and feasted on pizza, punch and apple slices with nutella.

Get into costume and head out to a local Halloween parade today.

The Oysterponds Halloween parade starts at 2 p.m. and will begin at the Oysterponds School District located at 23405 Main Road. in Orient. The parade will then move down through Village Lane, Orchard and Tabor before returning back to the school.

The Jamesport Fire Department’s annual Halloween Parade event starts at 5 p.m. at the firehouse located at 25 Manor Lane in Jamesport. Refreshments will be served. Then at 6 p.m., the parade will march out to the Jamesport Community Center where children will get to meet “The Good Witch of Jamesport.” Prizes awarded for best costume. For more information, call (631) 722-8048.

The Cutchogue Halloween Parade will assemble at 6 p.m. at the Village Green located on Main Road. It will then march to the Cutchogue Firehouse on New Suffolk Road.

There’s also a benefit dinner, called “All Howls’ Eve” sponsored by the North Fork Animal Welfare League, scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. to help raise funds for the Southold Animal Shelter. The dinner will be held at A Lure Restaurant located 62300 Main Road in Southold. Tickets cost $95 and includes a three-course dinner and an open bar featuring local wines. Costumes are optional. To reserve your seat, call (631) 765-1811.

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