The Riverhead Business Improvement District sponsored an Independence Day celebration last night, capped off with a fireworks show.
Music filled the air before the show as Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could and Misspent Youth entertained the crowd. Face painters, a stilt walker, balloon artists and jugglers kept the kids plenty busy. (more…)
On Thursday, Scott DuBois at Breeze Hill Farm was selling corn he purchased from Georgia, but by Friday or Saturday, he will begin selling his own corn — just in time for the Fourth of July weekend. (Credit: Chris Lisinski)
Fret not, barbecue lovers of the North Fork: you should be able to enjoy local corn during the upcoming Fourth of July weekend.
Despite a brutal winter and a somewhat rainy June, several local farms said they have already begun harvesting corn — and they’re anticipating plenty of demand over the next few days.
“We just pulled some [Thursday] morning and it’s looking very good,” said Herbert Barron, an attendant at Wesnofske Farm in Peconic. “They look very good despite the rough winter. Actually, they look better than last year, in my opinion … For early stuff, it’s quite large.” (more…)
The Riverhead Business Improvement District’s annual fireworks show has been canceled due to the rain.
“The weather was just too bad,” said BID past president Ray Pickersgill. “We were told by Bay Fireworks and the Fire Marshal’s office that if the wind was too strong we couldn’t do it. I think the ground is a little shaky because of all the rain, too.”
Ultimately, it was a town fire marshal who made the call, BID vice president Martin Sendlewski said in an email.
The 6 p.m. pre-fireworks concert was canceled earlier Friday, according to the BID.
Mr. Pickersgill said the fireworks will be rescheduled for a later date that has not yet been determined.