03/05/16 8:57pm
Tim Higgins of Wading River, left, and Peter Tartaglia of Manorville show off their Irish spirit. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Tim Higgins of Wading River, left, and Peter Tartaglia of Manorville show off their Irish spirit. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The annual March of the Leprechauns was held in downtown Riverhead on Saturday.

A dozen local businesses participated in the popular pub crawl, which benefits the East End Emerald Society and the Peconic Ballet Foundation. The event, now in its second year, raised money through the sale of $10 bracelets which allow participants to receive deals at local bars and restaurants.

The East End Emerald Society will host the Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day parade, set for March 19 at 2 p.m.

See photos from the pub crawl below (more…)

03/03/16 8:00am
Credit: Katharine Schroeder file photo

Credit: Katharine Schroeder file photo

St. Patrick’s Day is only two weeks away and there are plenty of parades, parties, corned beef dinners and even a pub crawl to get you in the spirit this month.

Here are several North Fork events celebrating Ireland’s patron saint.

If we missed any of your favorite happenings, please tell us in the comment section below. (more…)

03/07/15 7:01pm
Green was the color of the day Saturday as hundreds joined in for March of the Leprechauns. (Credit: Cyndi Murray photos)

Green was the color of the day Saturday as hundreds joined in for March of the Leprechauns. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Polyester red beards and green beers equaled a pot of gold for local non-profits Saturday. Donning outfits colored green from head-to-toe, hundreds turned out Saturday for the inaugural St. Patrick’s Day-themed pub crawl dubbed “The March of the Leprechauns.” (more…)

03/04/15 6:00am
A March pub crawl will raise money for the East end Emerald Society, which hosts the Jamesport St. Patrick's Day parade. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder file photo)

A March pub crawl will raise money for the East end Emerald Society, which hosts the Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day parade. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder file photo)

Bust out your shamrock-adorned T-shirts and polyester red beards — a St. Patrick’s Day-themed pub crawl is coming to Riverhead.

Piggybacking on the success of the Santacon pub crawl in December, the event, dubbed “The March of the Leprechauns,” will raise money for the homeless outreach group Maureen’s Haven and the East End Emerald Society. The latter is raising funds to pay for pipe and drum bands in the Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day parade. (more…)