Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul met with representatives from the Long Island Farm Bureau on Wednesday to discuss the challenges facing Long Island farmers such as the cost of maintaining a farm, a rising minimum wage and the lack of young farmers. READ
A vote on the Nile Rodgers “Freak Out!” music and arts festival at Martha Clara Vineyards is expected to take place at the Riverhead Town Board’s 7 p.m. meeting Wednesday. READ
Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead hosted the fourth annual Charitable Food Pantry Fundraiser on Tuesday night. READ
Last June’s FOLD Festival lineup featured big-name music acts such as Beck, Duran Duran, Chaka Khan, Keith Urban, and Pharrell Williams joining producer and performer Nile Rodgers at the two-day music fest. READ
Superstar music acts Beck, Pharrell Williams, Duran Duran and others will light up the North Fork during the two-day FOLD (Freak Out Let’s Dance) Festival this week.
Nile Rodgers at Town Board work session on Thursday. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Music legend Nile Rodgers made a visit to Riverhead Town Hall Thursday to iron out details of the upcoming “We Are Family Festival” at Martha Clara Vineyards on Aug. 8 and 10.
Nile Rodgers and Adam Lambert at last year’s AFTEE concert. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
All for the East End officials were surprised to learn Thursday of an August music festival similar — yet unrelated — to last year’s AFTEE concert event at Martha Clara Vineyards, said Claudia Pilato, an executive board member for the nonprofit group.
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | The crowd dances along to the Aug. 19 concert at Martha Clara Vineyards.
To the editor:
To the woman who wrote to complain about the dance festival at Martha Clara Vineyards. Lady, it’s one day out of your year. Young people have to party. You have the whole winter to have silence.
Brenda Casey, Mattituck