Classic Car Night resumed down by the Peconic Riverfront on Thursday night, as about 20 classic car owners drove downtown to enjoy the sun.
The weekly gathering in the parking lot by the river is sponsored by the Business Improvement District, and runs through August.
Miss the cars this week? Head down there next week. Or in the meantime, check out these photos from Thursday night. (more…)
Sure, an adorable 4-year-old from Connecticut stole the show at Friday’s opening ceremonies for the Riverhead Little League, but hundreds of baseball and softball players were on hand as well. (more…)
Danielle Allen of Riverhead (center) as Aida in the “Dance of the Robe” as her people convince them to lead them. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Danielle Allen of Riverhead plays Aida in McGann-Mercy Theatre Company’s presentation of the Broadway show “Aida.” (more…)
Lyle Markowski as Meleager (right) and Sarah Brennan as Atalanta. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The annual Riverhead Middle School Roman Banquet will present ‘How Atalanta Got her Groove Back’ Thursday evening at the school under the direction of Magistra Laurentia Calpurnia Custer, who’s in her 17th year. (more…)
Guests and artists at the opening reception for ‘Shadow’ at the East End Arts gallery Friday evening. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The opening reception for East End Arts gallery show, “Shadow,” juried by Croatian artist Ivan Kustura of Southampton, was Friday evening in Riverhead. (more…)
Patrick O’Brien of Riverhead as Biff (on floor), Danielle Allen of Riverhead as Linda, Ian Byrne of Baiting Hollow as Willy and Max Crean of Farmingville as Ben, Willy’s older brother. (Barbaraellen Koch photo)
The McGann-Mercy Theater Company will present Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller beginning Thursday night in the school auditorium. The show runs through Saturday with start times of 7:30 p.m. (more…)
BARBARALLEN KOCH PHOTO | The main characters, George and Mary Bailey, are played by Alex Bowe and Shannon McAlister.
The Riverhead Blue Masques are presenting “It’s A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play” beginning tonight at 7 p.m. Additional performances are 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Charles Cardona Auditorium at Riverhead High School.
The performance is under the co-direction of music teacher Dena Tishim and English teacher Jessica Guadagnino.
The performance is inspired by the classic American film of the same title. It is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Fifty students divided into two ensembles will perform this weekend. The actors in the photographs below will be performing Saturday night.
The main characters, George and Mary Bailey, are played by Alex Bowe and Shannon McAlister, respectively. The angel, Clara, is played by Kaitlyn Jehle and the superintendent of angels by Jesse Goodale. The announcer Freddie Fillmore is played by Kamaria Harris. Musical accompaniment on the piano is Jessica Sisti.
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at door and $5 for seniors. For more information, contact Dena Tishim at 369-6741.
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Store manager (far right) Christopher Marinos cuts the ribbon as customers waited outside Friday morning.
Discount grocery retailer Aldi opened at 9 a.m. Friday morning after a brief ceremonial ribbon cutting as around 50 customers waited outside in the cold. It is the fourth store to open in the Route 58 shopping center where Dick’s Sporting Goods, Five Below and Christmas Tree Shops is located. It is also the fourth store to open in Suffolk County of the privately held company, which came stateside in 1973 and has 1,300 store in 32 states.
The 18,000 square-foot store has five aisles which are open and bright with large signage and grocery items are stocked by case to make it more efficient. One of the aisles is stocked with non-grocery discount items which vice president Bruce Persohn called “here today gone tomorrow” sale items. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
District manager Matt Schapiro said that they are in the middle of a coast-to-coast expansion, locally with stores in Lake Grove, Lindenhurst and Bay Shore. They are currently eyeing a location in Patchogue based on customer response. “We look to locate where there is anybody who needs groceries and likes to save money is a great customer as far as I’m concerned.”
Bridget and Frank Sears of Houston flew up just for the opening. His parents live in Riverhead and they shop at some of the five Aldi stores at home. They said that they love the shopping experience and discounts of the grocery chain.
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Gorg Westermann of Wading River, formerly of Solatu, German, grabs some goods at the Aldi opening on Friday morning.