The Riverhead Faculty Community Theatre will feature The Addams Family, a family musical comedy this Sunday, November 20 at 2 pm. Looking for something to do tickets are $20 and the show is 2 hours 30 minutes long with a 15-minute intermission. Great cast, great production, and next stop Broadway! 

A favorite North Fork holiday craft experience returns to Hallockville Museum for one weekend only November 25-27. Check out the Country Parlor Holiday Folk Art and Gift Show Friday, November 25 through Sunday, November 27. Take time to visit Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue in Riverhead and experience the transformation of its historic Naugles Barn into a holiday wonderland and unique shopping experience. Handcrafted gift items, art work and holiday décor created by local artisans and craftspeople will delight you as you shop for the holidays. An array of beautiful, authentic handmade items will be pottery, baskets, tree ornaments, quilted knit and woven apparel and home décor, soaps, candles and more. Hours are Friday, November 25 from 9 am to 3 pm and Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27 from 10 am to 3 pm. Admission is free. For more information visit

Hallockville Museum Farm is pleased to announce it has been selected to receive a $25,000 grant from the Town of Riverhead, part of a distribution of $150,000 in federal American Rescue Plan Act coronavirus relief funds obtained by the town. Hallockville Director Roberta Shoten said the funds will be used to subsidize operating expenses, retain, and hire staff, and help Hallockville continue its annual Country Fair. Hallockville Museum Farm is a nonprofit operation dedicated to preserving Long Island’s family farming heritage and helping people understand why this history is important today. A significant portion of Hallockville’s annual budget comes from holding public events such as the Country Fair, which were not possible to host during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Roberta Shoten thanks Supervisor Aguiar and the members of the Town Board for selecting Hallockville to receive this important funding. This grant helps ensure the future of Hallockville Museum Farm and enables us to continue to preserve and share the story of Riverhead’s rich agricultural history. 

The beloved annual tradition once again happens on Wednesday, November 30 from 7 pm to 9 pm “the annual Holiday Lighting of the Big Duck”, 1012 New York State Route 24 in Flanders. Activities planned include visit from Quackerjack, the L.I. Ducks baseball mascot, duck carols led by Riverhead Middle School show choir, refreshments and the ever arrival of dear old Santa Claus by a fire truck. It is such a great event for the whole family. 

The Southampton Youth Bureau will host a “Glow Night” on Friday, December 2 from 7:30 pm to 10 pm at the SYS Recreation Center, 1370A Majors Path in Southampton. The illuminated gym will feature glow in the dark games such as basketball, Capture the Flag, soccer, volleyball and so much more! This event is open to grades 6 through 12 and participants are encouraged to wear white or bright neon colors to see the full effect from the UV blacklights. Admission is $10 per person. Space is limited and for more information or to register, please call 631-702-2425 or visit

The 10th annual “Wooden Wonderland” Holiday Craft Show and Sale” will be held at the Suffolk County Historical Society on Saturday, December 3 from 10 am to 4 pm. Free admission and fun for the whole family. Enjoy the historic building and the galleries coming to life in a magnificent display of holiday arts and crafts. Dozens of vendors will offer ornaments, home décor, wreaths, soaps, candles, rustic Santa’s and gnomes, wood carvings, hats and scarves and other one of a kind locally made hand crafted gifts. There is something for everyone plus enjoy a live woodworking demonstration in the galleries and on the great lawn.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the Riverhead Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 3 at the Town Square on Main Street at 4:15 pm. There will be music by the Riverhead High School choir, Riverhead Middle School Choir and East End Disabilities and so much more. Refreshment provided the Riverhead Cider house. A nice time to welcome the season with neighbors and community coming together for a fun filled time. 

The Riverhead Lions Club 70th annual parade will be held on Saturday, December 10 at 3 pm in downtown Riverhead where the parade kicks off at Osborn Avenue and West Main Street, marching along Main Street and looping south to the Peconic Riverfront. Then enjoy the 22nd holiday bonfire and Santa House from 4 pm to 6 pm. Enjoy some free hot chocolate, candy canes, DJ Phil, shop local at the East End Arts Holiday Market, as well as, a rich flowing bonfire that crackles, pops and lights up the winter sky. Good Ole St. Nick waits in the Town’s Gingerbread House to hear your wish list and even take a photo with the jolly fella. A fun filled time of cheeriness to bring in the holiday season with smiles, happiness, and peace on earth. 

Happy wedding 34th anniversary wishes to Louise and Greg Meyer on November 26. Enjoy your day.

Happy birthday wishes to Mary Allen and Brice Schoener on November 21; Katie Bogdanski, Blakeley Lennon, Michael Schoener and a happy 85th to Conrad Dabrowski on November 23; Laurie Zanieski, Liz VanVliet and Nicole Lennon on November 24; Patricia Kurpetski, Izzy Doroski, Skee Chew and Jessica Tenney on November 25; Bert Vogel and Carol Ashby on November 27; Kelsey Saladino, Celia Iannelli, Debbie Lukaszcyk and Kaylyn Rosko on November 28; Kevin Kosciuszko and Linda Topilian on November 29; Mary Dabrowski on November 30; Dave Berezny, Diane Sawchuk and Ken Davis on December 1; Kathy Schaefer and John Frosina on December 2; Mildred Nash, Marion Hulse  and Erik Klopppenburg on December 3. Be sure to celebrate. 

Get well wishes to Joe Berezny, Bob Taylor, Becky Collins and Ann Cotton DeGrasse.

Gobble, gobble, gobble and have a happy, and blessed Thanksgiving Day to all!

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Kathy Berezny is active in the Riverhead community, where she has lived for 46 years. She is chaplain of the Riverhead Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, which she joined in February 1979. She is a longtime member and past president of the Riverhead Board of Education. Email Kathy: