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Alive On 25

AliveOn25-logoAlive on 25 is a free summer street festival in Downtown Riverhead offering local craft beverages and wine, live music, artists, street vendors and plenty of activities for all. Main Street will close to cars to allow a walkable pop-up musical festival and restaurant offerings, artist exhibitions, free community dance lessons and family friendly activities.  Alive on 25 will also a host popular classic car show for all to enjoy. The festival starts at 5PM and ends around 9:30 PM.

Dates: July 5, July 12, July 26, August 9
Rain Date August 23rd.

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Check out the website here.

Street Painting


East End Arts Presents

Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival

Sunday, May 28, 2017, 12 – 5 PM

Rain Date: Monday, May 29, 2017, 2 – 5 PM

Admission is FREE!

Location: Downtown Riverhead on East Main Street between Roanoke Avenue and East Avenue and on the grounds of East End Arts located at 133 E. Main Street, Riverhead NY


A Memorial Day Weekend tradition where families and friends enjoy the creative spirit together! Join all the artists, musicians, and lovers of the arts, young and old, who gather on the grounds of East End Arts and along the Peconic River for this day-long celebration of the arts, centering around the Street Painting Festival, fashioned after the Italian street painters “I Madonnari”, a street chalk art form dating back to the 16th century, as well as activities and entertainment for everyone. Street painting squares sponsored by businesses, families, and individuals are used as a canvas for inspirations in chalk.


Fun For The Whole Family

    Street Painting

    Fine Arts & Crafts Fair

    Live Music

    Gourmet Food Trucks




    Children’s Activities

    And More…!


Street painters over 14 years of age are encouraged to register in advance. Pre-registered street painters will be matched with a sponsored square on a first-come-first-serve basis. Street painting squares may also be purchased for $20 on the day of the event. Materials included.


Lead Sponsor: Bridgehampton National Bank


For more information, visit

OR contact East End Arts at 631-727-0900,


Forum on Crime

Chamber of Commerce forum on Crime Monday June 1 at the Culinary Institute on Main St at 2pm, Guest speakers will be Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walters and Chief of Police David J. Hegermiller.  Contact us if you would like more information



Our annual July 4th fireworks has been scheduled for Sunday night – July 3rd.  Come to town have dinner in one of our many places to eat and enjoy the show.


Brady RymerAbout the Band:

Two-time GRAMMY nominee Brady Rymer makes joyful, rootsy rock ‘n’ roll for kids and families.  His trademark smile lights up the band’s live performances, and it shines just as brightly in his recordings, expressing the warmth, fun and positive spirit he finds in the family experience.  That infectious, happy grin gets top billing in his latest CD, “Just Say Hi!”

Cardboard Boat Race

The 2016 Cardboard Boat race has been postponed until further notice.


• Cardboard and duct tape only. • Any corrugated cardboard. • Any water base glue, no epoxy or two part glue. • Any brand of duct tape, no metallic or shipping tape. • No mechanical propulsion of any kind. • No wax covered cardboard. • No wood, metal or wax. • No plastic of any kind. • No sonic tubes. • No weather sealed cardboard • No epoxy paint or varnishes of any kind. LATEX PAINTS ONLY. • Props and decorations are permitted as long as they don’t add to the stability or buoyancy of the craft. (Discretion of event officials.) • Crafts may be painted and lettered. • One one-sided paddle of any material per occupant. • All boats will be inspected before the event and winning boats will be inspected after the even. • No shrink wrap • No double ended (kayak) paddles. • Barge boats must be at least 32 sq. feet • Each boat may only be registered in one race

HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!

Cardboard Boat Race Safety Rules

• All participants must wear an approved personal flotation device (life jacket) at all times. • All participants must abide by all rules and direction of event officials. All determinations are final. • No craft, determined by event officials deemed to be unsafe will be allowed to compete. • All craft must be open for easy access in the event of sinking or capsize. • All safety items will be in force at all times. • Boats should be free of sharp edges. • All boats must have a name. • No bare feet

Find us on Facebook: Riverhead’s Cardboard Boat Race

Last year’s winners!  (Video courtesy of Riverhead Local. See list of winners here.)

Classic Car Cruise

carThe wildly popular Classic Car Cruise Nights are back in 2016.  Plus, special nights during “Alive on 25!

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, classic car enthusiasts are invited to the beautiful Peconic Riverfront in historic Downtown Riverhead every Thursday evening to show off their classic beauties and take in the splendid sights of cars like they don’t make ’em any more!  It’s a great evening, filled with fun for the whole family!

There’s nothing like strolling along the scenic Peconic River boardwalk, listening to great  music, and oohing-and-ahhing at the classic autos that bring back all those wonderful memories.

This is a not-to-be-missed event. C’mon down to the Riverfront. Stay awhile. We guarantee you’ll be back again and again.

Classic Car Cruise Night

Every Thursday evening
Memorial Day through Labor Day
5 pm to 9 pm
Peconic Riverfont
Free Admission

Farmers Market

Indoor Farmers Market is open every Saturday until April 29, 2017

Introducing the 2016-2017 Winter Farmer’s Market Vendors*
A Taste of the North Fork
Alice’s Fish Market
Arlotta Olive Oil
Bearded Baker
Browder’s Birds
Chaga Island
Chef Giovanni
Tend Coffee
Gabrielsens Farms
Gianni’s Chicken Burgers
Goodale Farms
Greenport Jerky
Herbie’s Crumbcake
Hormans Best Pickles
Lu Lu Knits
Mecox Bay Dairy
Nofo Crunch
Nuna Knits
Papa Pasquale Ravioli and Pasta Co.
Pecks of Maine
Rosie’s Country Bake Shop
Sang Lee Farms
Stoic Artisans
Tainos Sofrito & Mojo
Talk Treats to Me
Wallys Spotted Dog Organic

*may be added to throughout the season


Special thanks to media sponsor,northforker_logo

From Riverhead Local:

Riverhead’s indoor farmer’s market is back — and it’s back in its original location at 117 E. Main Street, right in the center of town.


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Watch this video for a taste of what the Riverhead Farmers’ Market has to offer:

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