EDITORIAL: As Memorial Day weekend arrives, expect a different type of summer on the North Fork this year
Local officials and business owners are gearing up for a very different looking season as summer approaches and life after lockdown begins.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that ahead of Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start to summer, state beaches will open Friday.
It’s part of a coordinated effort with neighboring states to prevent New Yorkers from traveling to beaches in Connecticut, New Jersey or Delaware over the holiday weekend.
“You will see people flock” to open beaches, Mr...
“Alive on 25” won’t be happening this year, but “Dine on 25” might.
The Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association is hoping to replace the popular outdoor event in downtown Riverhead with a more laid back version.
The BIDMA discussed the events at a virtual meeting Wednesday.
“Alive on 25 is not going on as it has in the past, so rather than just cancel the event and disappointing people, we wanted to see what we can do to replace Alive on 25 with something different,” sa...
Before plans changed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the annual Rites of Spring Music Festival (ROSMF) would have begun its fifth season of bringing classical and contemporary music to multiple North Fork venues. This won’t come to pass in quite the same way. Instead, however, ROSMF is launching a new “Music & Tell” virtual series of performances and talks featuring a list of excellent talents throughout the month of May.
Each 45-minute installment of Music & Tell will be availabl...
(Southold, NY… May 1, 2020) - Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, this season would have brought the
fifth edition of the Rites of Spring Music Festival [ROSMF www.ritesmusic.org/ ] to multiple venues across
the north fork of Long Island.
Launched in 2016 by founder Paolo Bartolani, the focus of ROSMF has been to expand its music in new,
compelling, and adventurous ways. With the challenge of stay-home orders and closed venues, ROSMF
has expanded their creative forces to present “Music & Tell,” a virtual performance series hosted on
Saturdays at 2 p.m. through May in 45-minute sessions on Zoom.
EDITORIAL: Riverhead BID And Peconic Bay Medical Center, Northwell Health Partner For "Downtown Double" Campaign
The Riverhead Business Improvement District [Riverhead BID] is spearheading a new "downtown double" campaign that aims to assist not only hospital workers on the frontline of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but also aid downtown Riverhead restaurants that are having trouble keeping their doors open during the current "shelter-in place" order.
"We are all in this together."
From left, Kristy Verity, executive director of the Riverhead Business Improvement District and Steve Shauger, the district's president, are shown outside the Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead with hospital representatives, Darrien Garay, Dr. Amy Loeb, CEO Andy Mitchell and chief nursing officer Christine Kippley on Tuesday. Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas
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‘Double Donation’ Community Kitchen Program
The Riverhead Business Improvement District [Riverhead BID] is sponsoring this double-impact fundraiser aimed to assist hospital workers fighting on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis, and to support the work and livelihood of downtown restaurants that are struggling to stay open amid the nationwide ‘shelter-in place’ order.
The plan: buy gift cards from eateries in downtown Riverhead, then distribute the cards to employees at Peco...
The Riverhead Business Improvement District [Riverhead BID] is sponsoring a new double-impact fundraiser aimed to assist hospital workers fighting on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis, and to support the work and livelihood of downtown restaurants. The plan: buy gift cards from eateries in downtown Riverhead, then distribute the cards to employees at Northwell Health Peconic Bay Medical Center. The gift card donation will allow all essential staff working all shifts and departments at the hospital campus to obtain take out meals for their families from participating Riverhead restaurants.
In just a few weeks, it turned the economy upside-down and has changed our day-to-day lives. Many businesses have closed and laid-off workers during this unprecedented time.
In this climate, the Riverhead community has pulled together and become stronger, but our business and health communities still need our help.
A big part of our job as the Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association is to do what we can to aid and support our community.
As we are well aware, the effects of COVID-19 are unsettling, and our thoughts are with those who are affected by the virus and the uncertainty surrounding it. As this continues to affect our downtown, the Riverhead BID is committed to keeping our local community running and safe.
Rather than stockpiling from big box stores that are striving during this time, be a good neighbor and order prepared food from local restaurants who continue to serve our community.
Break out your lederhosen — downtown Riverhead will host an Oktoberfest for the first time this year. The new event will be added to the roster of other popular downtown events for 2020.
Oktoberfest will be held in Grangebel Park on Sept. 12 and 13, the same weekend as a Reflextions Art in the Park event. Oktoberfest will feature drinks and food from local breweries and restaurants, traditional German garb like lederhosen and activities.
The event is being sponsored by East End Tourist Allian...
(Quogue, NY...March 9, 2020) Quogue, NY: The Quogue Library, named a five-star library by the Library Journal, has appointed Jenny Bloom as the new Library Director, following a 6-month nationwide search. The library’s search was assisted by Bradbury Miller Associates, which specializes in executive searches for libraries.
Ms. Bloom, who grew up in Southold, will be moving back to Long Island from the state of Washington. Her most recent position there was Branch Manager for the Kitsap Regional Library in Manchester, Washington, which se
IN IT'S 13TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR | ARTS • MUSIC • FOOD • WINE • CRAFT BREWS • ENTERTAINMENT • AUTHENTIC CULTURE
Winterfest is returning for its 13th year, inviting visitors to “live like a local” and make the most of winter on the North Fork.
Across the east end, the five-week celebration includes local wine and craft beer tastings, live performances, art installations and local farm and culinary fare.
The festival has evolved from the original Jazz on the Vine to the current Long Island Winterfest. It was founded in 2006 as an economic engine designed to draw crowds to the North Fork before peak touri...
PRESS RELEASE: Eastern Long Island Tranforms Into Winter Wonderland as Winterfest Returns For Its 13th Year
(The Hamptons, NY...January, 2020) –– The 13th Annual Long Island Winterfest is slated to once again take over the forks of Long Island, NY from February 7-March 8, 2020. Across the east end, this five-week celebration includes local wine and craft beer tastings, live performances, art installations and local farm and culinary fare. Hotel and inn options range from modest to luxury, accommodating budgets of different scopes.