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
The Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association is planning to eliminate the downtown outdoor farmers market next summer.
The Riverhead BID says its isn’t interested in the Guardian Angels. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
The Riverhead Business Improvement District voted against a plan to bring the Guardian Angels to the downtown area at its meeting Wednesday night.
The Riverhead BID’s annual Holiday Bonfire was held downtown Saturday evening.
This time, rain did not cancel the downtown Riverhead fireworks show, as it had done twice before this year.
But there was still some unintended excitement at Saturday’s annual Holiday Bonfire, as a woman looking to get a closer look at Santa as he got off his boat, fell into the Peconic River at a time when the outside temperature was in the 30s. (more…)
Riverhead Farmers Market organizer Holly Browder and Riverhead BID president Ray Pickersgill. Credit: Vera Chinese, file)
The indoor Riverhead Farmers Market, one of the few weekly East End markets open through winter, will be open an extra day per week starting Nov. 16.
Read more details on northforker.com
Sal St. George making his Edgar Allan Poe Festival pitch to business leaders in Riverhead Town Hall Wednesday. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Port Jefferson has hosted a Charles Dickens Festival around Christmastime for the past 13 years. And now, the man who has been instrumental in the success of that event, wants to do something similar in downtown Riverhead: an Edgar Allan Poe Festival. (more…)