Monday, August 07, 2006

Other Riverhead Events ~ Chamber of Commerce Info:


The Riverhead Railroad Festival There will be exhibits about steam operations and the change-over to diesel. Also at the festival you can enjoy:- a historic photo exhibit - model train displays - visiting historic LIRR cars- kids can ride our miniature train- mini-theater showing film/video footage - collectible train and toy sale- food, music and other entertainmentAll this and more can be found at our Riverhead location. For more information: 631-727-7920


Annual Country Western Day at Timothy Hill Children's RanchOne of the most anticipated family events in the area, featuring live music, hayrides, games, contests and more. For more information, or to become a sponsor, please call James Hill at 631-369-1234 x 220.


Riverhead County FairMain Street and along Peconic RiverFood and craft vendors, entertainment, carnival and pony rides, contests (biggest pumpkin, best jellies, jams, bread), farm and garden products, boat rides and antique farm equipment; raindate Oct. 10 Price: none except for rides Phone: 631-727-1215

Mid October.

Canvassing RiverheadArtists will be on hand to capture the beauty of the local architecture and nature in Jamesport, Aquebogue, Calverton, Riverhead and Wading River. At the end of the day, everyone converges at Martha Clara Vineyard for a live auction of the artwork and celebration including wine and hors d'oeuvres. For more information please contact the East End Arts Council at 631-727-0900 or the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce at 631-727-7600

On - going.

Every week on....Thursdays 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm Farmer's MarketPeconic Riverfront across from East End Arts Council PropertyFriday Nights along the Peconic Riverfront during the the summers.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Dance Schools in Riverhead

Dance Schools in Riverhead, New York

In addtional to other cultural and social opportunities Riverhead, New York also has two dance schools of note ( meaning they have a studio, website, and have established credentials ).

The first is the Red Dancers school, and they are the oldest around, or the main foundation block of dance in Riverhead. They offer Ballet, Modern, Jazz, at times Tap, and other features when they become either popular, or when a teacher is available to teach it ( IE Hip Hop ).

The teaching staff is community established, and the students are encouraged to participated in festivals and competitions. This makes them a main and established dance school.

Following this record is East End Ballroom of Latin Dance School.

Here you will be able to take what is considered to be the main core of the social dances. Presently, this school's appearances on the internet is realitively new, and there is no writings which is attributable to either the school or its staff of teachers. Nevertheless, they did accomblish the minimum to be mentioned here. Moreover, I would like someone who has taken classes to leave a comment about this school and teaching staff.

RC / Editor

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Atlantis Marine World, Long Island’s newest Aquarium

Atlantis Marine World

Atlantis Marine World, Long Island’s newest Aquarium, is located in downtown Riverhead on 3.2 acres along the scenic Peconic River. Minutes from Tanger Outlets and Splish Splash Water Park, Atlantis Marine World Aquarium sits in the gateway to the twin forks –renowned for their wineries and the relaxing beaches and lush state parks of Long Island.

By capturing our visitors’ imaginations and emphasizing the importance of marine life and environmental preservation, Atlantis Marine World Aquarium’s mission is to provide visitors with a fun and exciting educational experience that is also interactive. AMW is also the home of The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, New York’s only authorized stranding and rehabilitation center in the Northeast.

Animated Gif from Riverhead

Dance Photo - From Rvierhead

One of Long Island’s best secrets is the Riverhead Blues Festival

For 2006

One of Long Island’s best secrets is the Riverhead Blues Festival. This is a three day event, which this year hosted fifty bands and over 400 performers, on two indoor and two outdoor stages, and all for free! As with years past, the sixth annual festival, held July 16th-18th in downtown Riverhead, covered quite a bit of ground, but this reviewer was able to see performers on Saturday.

On the Riverfront stage, Rob Ross made you think of John Lee Hooker and had the crowd dancing up a storm. The Chuck Lambert Band followed and gave a great performance of a variety of tunes, the harmonica was especially impressive. Two blocks away on the smaller of the outdoor stages was Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco band, Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos, who were the highlight for the night for this reviewer and his wife. With a small crowd of about 150, everybody got to hear a variety of Cajun songs and some cool solos by the band members. Hope their back next year.

Every year the Town of Riverhead has improved on the organization of the festival, and next year another indoor stage is already planned. Lets hope it stays a free event. My personal thanks to the town for a chance to hear some good blues.