Bird's eye view of the Alive on 25 event early in the evening on July 28, 2016.
File photo: Joseph Oliver

Riverhead’s second installment of Alive on 25 drew another big crowd to downtown Riverhead last night.

“Everybody had a good time,” said Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter, who strolled along Main Street with his wife Cathleen. “It went off without a hitch,” he said in an interview today.

“I understand some of the restaurants and bars were packed till the wee hours,” Walter said. “Hats off to [BID president] Steve Shauger, the BID and the downtown businesses for putting on such a great event.”

“I’d like to extend an invitation to Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri to come to Alive on 25 so we can recognize Patchogue for helping us with this,” Walter said. When the Riverhead BID wanted to emulate Patchogue’s popular Alive After 5 event, Patchogue officials, the Patchogue BID and Patchogue Chamber of Commerce gave its “sister city” advice and assistance, Walter said.


RiverheadLOCAL photos by Peter Blasl

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