Suffolk County, New York is a bustling hub of activity, with its cultural landmarks and new businesses. From the Long Island Aquarium to the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, the county town of Suffolk has become a destination for many. Beth Anne Pike, a real estate agent in Riverhead, NY, has seen the city grow and develop over the past couple of decades. The city has been adding or repairing cultural landmarks on or near its historic Main Street, such as the Long Island Aquarium, the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall from 1881, the Tweed Restaurant, and the Buffalo Bar.
The Art Deco style Suffolk Theater is also in the process of expansion. The city is also home to a relocated Long Island Science Center with a rooftop planetarium. As the pandemic has subsided, new companies have taken root or grown. New arrivals to Main Street include the Peconic County Brewing brewery, the Privet consignment warehouse that sells household items from Hamptons property sales, the Cuban restaurant Lucha Cubano, and the restaurant and catering company Insatiable Eats Creative Kitchen.
This month, the East End Food Market announced plans to remain open year-round. The rezoning for mixed-use development will continue to “breathe life into the downtown area that left when it was no longer our central business district” according to Dawn Thomas, the city's director of community development. However, affordability is still an issue for many residents. Sra.
Sigelakis Agneta, who works in real estate marketing, said she respects why many longtime residents miss the sleepy ways of North Fork. But she is also excited about what Riverhead has to offer. The Riverhead Central School District serves about 5,400 students from Riverhead, Southampton, and Brookhaven. It comprises four elementary schools from kindergarten to fourth grade, a fifth to sixth grade elementary school, a seventh to eighth grade high school, and a high school. The city was separated from Southold in 1792 due to its large size and difficulty for residents to attend city meetings. Riverhead's influence can be seen in street names like Pulaski and in its annual festival that began in 1974 featuring traditional foods, costumes, crafts and polka music.
There are also many clubs and organizations available for students interested in different activities such as opera music or fashion retail. The mission of Suffolk Saves the Amazon (SSTA) is to raise funds to help conserve the Amazon rainforest. East End Elements is a literary magazine published by Suffolk County Community College that features poetry, prose, artwork and photographs submitted by students, alumni, faculty and staff. The college also helps with food donation campaigns and nutrition education. So how often do meetings take place at a typical community club in Suffolk County NY? It depends on which club or organization you join. Some clubs may meet weekly or monthly while others may meet less frequently or even just once a year.
It's important to check with your club or organization for their meeting schedule so you can plan accordingly.