07/19/17 5:58am

A scene from the first Alive on 25 in Riverhead in July 2016. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Stormy weather stopped East Enders from enjoying the first Alive on 25 in Riverhead last Thursday, but that opportunity will not be lost forever. A rain date for that event, which is held four times throughout the summer, has been set for Aug. 31.

The Main Street block party features live music, food and other vendors and the remaining dates are July 27, Aug. 10, Aug. 24 and Aug. 31. (more…)

06/28/17 6:00am

A scene from the first Alive on 25 in Riverhead in July 2016. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Riverhead is gearing up for the return of its biggest block party.

The Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association has set the dates for its second annual Alive on 25 events, a Main Street block party featuring live music, food and other vendors. And the first one is coming up in just two weeks. (more…)

08/12/16 9:37am
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Downtown Riverhead was filled with people last night on a hot, muggy night. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Despite the hot and muggy weather, Main Street in Riverhead was packed with smiling people Thursday evening as Riverhead hosted Alive on 25 and the East End Arts’ JumpstART 2016.

Public art installations were sprinkled from the East End Arts campus all the way down to Peconic Avenue and beyond. As folks enjoyed the Alive on 25 party, they also viewed paintings, sculptures and performance art. (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…)

03/18/16 10:48am
A band performs during an Alive Afrer Five event in Patchogue. (Credit: Michael White, greaterpatchogue.com)

A band performs during an Alive Afrer Five event in Patchogue. (Credit: Michael White, greaterpatchogue.com)

When we first heard Riverhead was about to launch its own version of Patchogue’s Alive After 5 we nearly jumped through the ceiling with excitement. Among the coolest events in any Long Island village, the Patchogue summer street festival series has long been a northforker favorite.

Now the awesomeness is definitely headed our way and details have emerged. Here are five things you should know about the summer series: (more…)