07/27/16 6:41am
Stand up paddlers begin a race.

Competitors taking part in Paddle Battle Long Island 2015 (Credit: Katharine Schroader)

Bummed about the Cardboard Boat Race being canceled this weekend? Grab your paddle board instead.

The fourth annual Paddle Battle Long Island will be held on the Peconic River in Riverhead this Saturday, July 30.

It’s a day of fun and friendly competition for competitors, onlookers, family and friends.

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07/20/15 6:45am
Chris Biancone and Aaron Zeltmann of Long Ireland Beer.

Chris Biancone and Aaron Zeltmann of Long Ireland Beer. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

The first annual River Craft Beverage Festival was held on the grounds of East End Arts in Riverhead Saturday.

The event was made possible by a NYS Craft Beverage Grant through Empire State Development and I LOVE NY/ New York State’s Division of Tourism.

The festival showcased craft beer, wine, and hard cider from over 20 New York craft beverage makers and offered beer sampling, live music, and food & craft vendors.

Participating vendors include Spiked Seltzer, Po’Boy Brewery, Bellport Brewery, Crooked Ladder Brewing Co.Moustache Brewing Co., Long Island Pickle Co., Woodside Orchards, Whole Le Crepe, and Holy Schmitts.

The event will took place directly after the third annual Paddle Battle, a stand up paddle board, kayak and canoe race on the Peconic River that raised money for three non for profit organizations: United Way Vet’s Build Program, Riverhead Foundation and the East End Tourism Alliance.

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07/18/15 5:47pm
VetsBuild team members Fabrizio Bustos, left, and Nick Auletta.

VetsBuild team members Fabrizio Bustos, left, and Nick Auletta.

The 3rd annual Paddle Battle was held along the Peconic Riverfront in Riverhead on Saturday.

The event raised money for three not-for-profit organizations: the United Way of Long Island’s VetsBuild Program supporting Veterans and Military Families, the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation and the East End Tourism Alliance. (more…)

07/26/14 1:24pm
Joe Laundri of Montauk takes a breather after crossing the finish line of the 12-mile course in the second annual paddle Battle LI. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Joe Laundrie of Montauk takes a breather after crossing the finish line of the 12-mile course in the second annual paddle Battle LI. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Paddle boarders, kayakers and canoers competed for bragging rights on the Peconic River Saturday in the second annual Paddle Battle LI to benefit two East End non-profits. (more…)

07/16/14 7:01am
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO  |  Paddle boarders race through the water Saturday in the first ever Paddle Battle LI.

Paddle boarders race through the water last year in the first ever Paddle Battle LI. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Get ready to work those upper-body muscles as the second annual Paddle Battle LI, which benefits two East End charities, pushes off on the Peconic River Saturday, July 26. (more…)

10/11/13 8:00am
BRYAN DELUCA COURTESY PHOTO | A glimpse of the new East End Getaway boutique at Long Island MacArthur Airport.

Courtesy photo by Bryan Deluca | A glimpse of the new East End Getaway boutique at Long Island MacArthur Airport.

Airport visitors will have the chance to explore a taste of what the East End has to offer by way of a 900-square foot retail boutique set to open later this month at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma (Town of Islip). (more…)