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Butterfly Effect Project

Donated ‘Butterfly Bus’ is dedicated to the memory — and smile of — Michael Hubbard

by Sep 10, 2023
"Live each day making memories with a smile," the Butterfly Effect Project's new 'Butterfly Bus’ reminds us. The bus is dedicated to a Riverhead youth whose smile captivated the community as he struggled to recover from severe burns caused by a 'gel candle' explosion in 2011.

Butterfly Action Group celebrates Black History month with ‘A Celebration of Black Excellence’

by Feb 25, 2023
The Butterfly Effect Project's Butterfly Action Group has organized "A Celebration of Black Excellence" event to celebrate Black History Month on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Riverhead.

Residents put culinary skills to the test at the Butterfly Effect Project’s cook-off

by Oct 15, 2022
Thirteen contestants competed for top honors in the Butterfly Effect Project's Second Annual Harvest Festival and Cook-off today on the grounds of First Baptist Church of Riverhead.

The Butterfly Effect Project to honor four at ‘Wo/Men Empower Wo/Men’ Event May 22

by Apr 27, 2022
The event honors unsung heroes in the Riverhead community and recognizes the programs and participants at BEP. This year's honorees: Marilyn Banks-Winter, Christine Tona, Dwayne Eleazer and Azharia Allen.

Starting ‘courageous conversations’: The Butterfly Effect founder is publishing a book series she hopes will get people talking

by Apr 24, 2022
Tijuana Fulford, founder of the Riverhead-based Butterfly Effect Project, is publishing a series of novellas to inspire 'courageous conversations' about difficult topics.

Physicians’ foundation donates feminine hygiene products to Butterfly Effect Project during Period Poverty Awareness Week

by May 25, 2021
The Butterfly Effect Project received a donation of 50 knapsacks filled with maxi pads yesterday to mark Period Poverty Awareness week, which draws attention to families unable to afford feminine hygiene products.

Butterfly Effect Project’s new community garden will donate harvests to local food banks

by Aug 7, 2020
Butterfly Effect Project's new community garden, located at the Family Community Life Center, held a ribbon cutting Friday morning.

‘Butterflies’ hold vigil in memory of George Floyd

by Jun 16, 2020
More than two dozen children, family members and BEP volunteers participated, along with Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar, Police Chief David Hegermiller and several Riverhead police officers.

Let’s Talk Race: Stereotypes

by Jun 11, 2020
Tijuana Fulford and Ron Fisher of the Butterfly Effect Project discuss stereotypes in the third installment of Let's Talk Race, a live conversation.

Residents in need can pick up food at drive-thru pantry Monday afternoon

by Apr 6, 2020
A drive-thru food pantry will distribute food to residents in need this afternoon at First Baptist Church of Riverhead. The pantry will open at 1:30 p.m. and will be open as long as supplies last. The pantry has two pallets of food to distribute.