09/25/18 6:00am
09/25/2018 6:00 AM

The Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association is bringing back the popular coffin races for the second straight year at its annual Halloween Festival Oct. 27.

The Halloween Parade will also take place that night, and there will be trick-or-treating in the afternoon.  READ

06/29/18 5:45am
06/29/2018 5:45 AM

ANDREW LEPRE PHOTO Downtown Riverhead looking south.

The Riverhead Business Improvement District’s Management Association is planning to hire someone to help clean up downtown Riverhead.

At its meeting last Wednesday, the BIDMA voted to spend up to $2,000 to hire a part-time person to work seven days a week for 2.5 hours per day, according to BIDMA executive director Diane Tucci. Those hours could also be split between two part-timers. READ

07/15/15 10:36pm
07/15/2015 10:36 PM

Riverhead has long been compared to Patchogue in the eyes of many, heralded as the next area in Suffolk to blossom into a fully revitalized and vibrant downtown.

Riverhead has long been compared to Patchogue in the eyes of many, heralded as the next area in Suffolk to blossom into a fully revitalized and vibrant downtown.

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12/05/14 10:58am
12/05/2014 10:58 AM
There were plenty of frights in Riverhead for the start of the Edgar Allen Poe Festival. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

There were plenty of frights in Riverhead for the start of the Edgar Allan Poe Festival. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Edgar Allan Poe Festival looks like it will be doing an encore next year around Halloween.

Riverhead Town Board members discussed the possibility of doing the festival again next year at their work session Thursday with Sal St. George, who organized the event, and Ray Pickersgill, the president of the Business Improvement District Management Association, which sponsored it. (more…)

10/29/14 3:44pm
10/29/2014 3:44 PM
WaterFire in Providence, R.I.. Credit: Oko Zoko

WaterFire in Providence, R.I.. Credit: Oko Zoko

Light up the Peconic!

A plan to bring “WaterFire” to downtown Riverhead could be in the works. WaterFire Riverhead, as it’s being billed, is a based on similar WaterFire displays around the world — the nearest being in Providence, R.I. — that feature bonfires on waterways while other artistic displays and performances take place around them. (more…)

07/17/14 9:37am
07/17/2014 9:37 AM
Sal St. George making his Edgar Allen Poe Festival pitch to business leaders in Riverhead Town Hall Wednesday. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

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…)