Due to the forecast of heavy rains and winds Saturday, paired with high tides and potential river flooding, the Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association has made changes to the schedule for the planned Halloween Fest this weekend, according to Diane Tucci, the executive director for the BIDMA.
The developer of a proposed 170-unit apartment complex at the former Sears site on East Main Street said he’ll provide far more parking spaces than the 88 originally proposed for the project.
Robert Muchnick of the Metro Group, who is under contract to buy the property from Riverhead Enterprises, told the Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association Wednesday night that he would provide at least one parking space per unit, and possible more. READ
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
Hundreds gathered Sunday in downtown Riverhead to watch paddlers compete against each other in the Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race on the Peconic Riverfront.
Due to the threat of rain the event was rescheduled from August 11.
The popular event was organized by the Riverhead Business Improvement District.
See photos from photographer Elizabeth Wagner below: READ
The final Alive on 25 of the summer coincided with “Reflextions,” an Art in the Park light and art show in Grangebel Park last Thursday. (more…)
Ready your duct tape!
The Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race on the Peconic Riverfront is setting sail again on Saturday, Aug. 11. The free event hosted by the Riverhead Business Improvement District attracts hundreds to the dock to cheer on the duct-taped vessels. READ
The fireworks display over downtown Riverhead. (Elizabeth Wagner photo)
Thousands filled the streets of downtown Riverhead for the first Alive on 25 of the summer Thursday. READ
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