Grangebel Park after dark during Art in the Park/"Reflextions" art and light show in 2018. Photo: Peter Blasl

The third installment of this summer’s Alive on 25 street festival takes place tonight in downtown Riverhead, along with Art in the Park/“Reflextions” on display in Grangebel Park. Clear skies are forecast this evening with temperatures in the upper 70s this evening —  perfect weather for the popular outdoor event.

The festival showcases downtown restaurants and businesses and features vendors, live music, food trucks and a classic car show — no fees, just bring your classic auto downtown to show it off in the reserved area on Peconic Avenue.

Art in the Park/“Reflextions” features light-oriented art installations throughout Grangebel Park. The art is lit up at dusk. This year, the “Reflextions” exhibits include “Riverhead Rocks,” a community art project. Rocks painted with glow paint by community members and placed in frame letters that spell the word Riverhead are illuminated with black light.

The band Road Trip will perform on the Grangebel Park stage at 8 p.m.

There will be live music on five other stages along Main Street during the street festival tonight:

  • Ninjas Need Money at Diggers stage
  • Hi Def at Perabell Food Bar stage
  • Savin’ Faith at Craft’d stage
  • Beer Money at Long Ireland Beer Co stage
  • Blue Moon Rising at Jamesport Farm Brewery stage

The festival starts at 5 p.m. and ends around 9:30. Main Street, Peconic Avenue and Roanoke Avenue south of Second Street are closed to traffic for the festival. Road closings usually begin at about 3 p.m.

Alive on 25 will have its 2019 finale on Aug. 15. (Rain date: Aug. 22.)

Art in the Park/“Reflextions” returns Aug. 15, 16 and 17 and on Sept. 14 and 28. There will be musical performances in Grangebel Park each evening. For more information, visit the event website.

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