At first glance, it looks like a pair of very worn jeans standing up on its own. A closer look reveals the words “Riverhead Welcomes You.”
It’s a replica of a 12-foot bronze sculpture that Riverhead Town could obtain with county grant money instead of the usual “wayfinding” signs that direct people to tourist attractions.
The Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association is recommending that Riverhead Town demolish a building it owns downtown to create additional parking. READ
Bobby Hartmann of the Riverhead Business Improvement District, who was appointed to the town’s parking district advisory committee Tuesday night, is calling for the Town Board to enact a temporary moratorium on all building applications in the BID “until we can come up with a well thought out solution to address the parking problems and traffic congestion.”
The riverfront parking lot was set ablaze with holiday cheer Saturday as the Riverhead Business Improvement District hosted its annual holiday bonfire. READ
Storefront trick-or-treating, a jack-o-lantern contest and a nighttime parade down Main Street were among the highlights of Halloween Fest in downtown Riverhead Saturday. READ
For most of the past five years, the Riverhead Business Improvement District has operated without any paid staff or an office.
Members of the BID Management Association, who are volunteers themselves, have been responsible for organizing many of the popular downtown events the group sponsors, including the recent Alive on 25, the Fourth of July celebration and others.
The downtown Riverhead summer street festival based on Patchogue’s Alive After Five series finally has a name: Alive on 25. READ
Visitors gathered around the annual holiday bonfire in downtown Riverhead Saturday evening. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
The Town of Riverhead hosted its annual bonfire and holiday celebration on the riverfront Saturday. READ