08/06/17 7:09pm

The Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race on the Peconic Riverfront was back in full swing this weekend.

On Sunday, more than 35 boats made out of cardboard and duct tape set sail on the Peconic River. The free event attracted hundreds of people to cheer on along the dock.

This is the first year the event was sponsored by the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce, Riverhead Business Improvement District and Riverhead Town. The event was canceled last year after officials said they were wary doing it in late June due to a potential fish kill.

“Our three organizations came together because we want to make sure this event happens every year,” said Freida Montalto, the chamber’s executive director. (more…)

07/20/17 6:00am

A scene from the 2015 Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

It’s time to collect that cardboard and duct tape for the ninth annual Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race, set for Sunday, Aug. 6, along the Peconic Riverfront.

Registration and inspection begin at 9 a.m., with a Hula Hoop contest at 11:30 and heats starting at noon. There is no registration fee. (more…)

08/24/15 6:00am
A scary moment for the crew aboard the "Hammer of the Gods."  Luckily, the vessel was able to sail on. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A scary moment for the crew aboard the Hammer of the Gods. Luckily, the vessel was able to sail on. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The mighty Peconic River proved to be too much of a beast for a group of Scandinavian warriors searching for victory in Riverhead Sunday. Nearly a dozen men had to pull the remains of their sinking viking vessel, Hammer of the Gods, from the water after it began to flounder.

Doc Brown cheered on Marty McFly and crew as they raced their floating Delorean up the river, though they never hit the 88 mph needed to activate the flux capacitor.

And Daenerys Stormborn, Mother of Dragons, Breaker of Chains came ready for battle, but in the end the poor Khaleesi didn’t even make it out of port. (more…)