01/26/17 3:20pm
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The East End Emerald Society is set to kickoff its St. Patrick’s Day celebrations next month at its fourth annual Grand Marshal Event.

The event, scheduled for 5 p.m. Feb. 25 at Jason’s Vineyard in Jamesport, will feature this year’s Grand Marshal: Riverhead Town Councilman James Wooten.

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03/20/16 9:00am
03/20/2016 9:00 AM

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Many people use the term March Madness and I’m never sure whether they’re referring to the NCAA basketball tournament or the excitement brought forth by St. Patrick’s Day, with its parades and general good will. We were in Savannah and were amazed at the size of its parade. We soon learned that it’s the second biggest one in America. In Georgia. Who knew? READ

01/31/15 3:00pm
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Grand Marshal Allen Smith and EEES trustee John Cuddy at the Peconic Bay Diner in Riverhead Saturday. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Grand Marshal Allen Smith and East End Emerald Society trustee John Cuddy at the Peconic Bay Diner in Riverhead Saturday. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Things will be getting pretty Irish in the Town of Riverhead from late February into March, as the East End Emerald Society gears up for its second annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Jamesport on March 28, which is expected to be bigger than last year’s inaugural parade.

In addition to the parade, the East End Emerald Society also is planning a reception on Saturday, Feb. 21 to formally introduce its grand marshal for the parade, Riverhead Town Justice Allen Smith.  (more…)

01/11/15 11:01am
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A March pub crawl will raise money for the East end Emerald Society, which hosts the Jamesport St. Patrick's Day parade. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder file photo)

A March pub crawl will raise money for the East end Emerald Society, which hosts the Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day parade. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder file photo)

Bust out your shamrock-adorned T-shirts and polyester red beards — a St. Patrick’s Day-themed pub crawl is coming to Riverhead.

Piggybacking on the success of the Santacon pub crawl in December, the event, dubbed “The March of the Leprechauns,” will raise money for the homeless outreach group Maureen’s Haven and the East End Emerald Society. The latter is raising funds to pay for pipe and drum bands in the Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Read more about the event on northforker.com.

03/22/14 6:59pm
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A green beard made for a festive march in Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Jamesport. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Three months ago, the idea of holding a St. Patrick’s Day in Jamesport was just that: only a thought.

But after weeks of hurried preparation, a series of rushed moves to raise funds and support from local politicians and businesses, hundreds lined along Main Road Saturday afternoon and watched the East End Emerald Society’s parade march by, the first St. Patrick’s parade in Jamesport.  (more…)

03/17/14 2:36pm
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A ruben club at Digger's. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

A reuben club at Digger’s. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day today? Don’t forget a few Irish items that come straight from the North Fork.

No St. Patrick’s Day celebration is complete without corned beef and the North Fork’s only Irish pub Digger’s Ale’s & Eats in Riverhead has a fantastic reuben sandwich. Their massive Ruben is made to satisfy. The chef uses top round cuts of beef instead of traditional brisket, which makes for a thicker, juicier sandwich.

Read the rest of the items on northforker.com