12/23/16 5:43pm
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Ken Loo and girlfriend Maryanne Fiducia inside Main Street Heros, which Mr. Loo is planning to open by Jan. 2 in the front of the Hy Ting building. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

One of downtown Riverhead’s longest running businesses is being split in half to make way for a new sandwich store called Main Street Heros.  READ

12/11/16 8:12am

A cold wintery day didn’t stop a cadre of Santas from storming downtown Riverhead for the third annual Santacon Pub Crawl.

The event, which started off slow but picked up steam as the sun set and the night grew colder, was set up in part to support a good cause. Proceeds from bracelet sales at Santacon benefitted RSVP Animal Welfare & Rescue Group, a nonprofit group that works against animal abuse and neglect. (more…)

10/21/16 2:43pm
A scary skeleton.

A scary skeleton.

Headless horseman? Hearse driver? Dracula?

Come on down!

The Riverhead Business Improvement District’s first Halloween Fest is still looking for participants in its parade, which begins Saturday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. on Griffing Avenue before it proceeds down Main Street in downtown Riverhead.  (more…)

10/04/16 10:00am
Crowds along Main Street for the 2015 Riverhead Country Fair. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Crowds along Main Street for the 2015 Riverhead Country Fair. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather

Meet me at the fair!

One of the largest festivals in all of New York State, the Riverhead Country Fair celebrates our region’s rich agricultural heritage and will feature displays and competitions, live music, vendors and family-friendly entertainment.

This year marks the 41st anniversary of the Riverhead Country Fair, which will take place Sunday, Oct. 9, along the Peconic Riverfront, Main Street and Peconic Avenue in downtown Riverhead. (more…)

07/08/16 9:59am

Alive After Five 2016 from Benny Migs Photo on Vimeo.

Modeled after the great Alive After Five in Patchogue, the four-date Alive on 25 series, launched by the Riverhead Downtown Business Improvement District, begins next Thursday, July 14.

The street fair will continue with food, drinks, music and more in downtown Riverhead every other Thursday through August, alternating with Alive After Five, which kicked off in Patchogue last night.

Our friends at greaterpatchogue.com and bennymigsphoto.com covered the first Alive After Five of the season Thursday and shared with us their photos and a time-lapse video to give readers on the North Fork who have never ventured out to the Patchogue event a bit of the flavor.  (more…)