Oktoberfest, Mix Tape Exhibit, Sag Harbor Music Festival and more..
Discover what’s happening in Riverhead this weekend (September 25th & 26th). Plus, if you are heading further east to the Hamptons, we have what’s happening there too!
Oktoberfest: Reflections Art in the Park
Celebrate Oktoberfest during Reflextions Riverhead this Saturday, September 25th (rain date Sunday, September 26th) beginning at 4pm. The event will feature four local craft breweries: Peconic County Brewing, Tradewinds Brewing, North Fork Brewing Co., and Long Ireland Beer Co.
This premiere Oktoberfest event on the East End will feature live music and entertainment from “Who Are Those Guys”, an Americana, country, and folk group from Mattituck. In addition, there will be a Beer Stein Holding Contest, Costume Contest, and German inspired food from Seaside Grill. All are welcome! This is a free family friendly event.
The Reflextions Riverhead event will take place after the Oktoberfest celebration from 8-10pm at Grangebel Park in Downtown Riverhead. Stroll about the park and witness plenty of Instagrammable moments!
Reflextions is an interactive art experience that features an assortment of light, including illuminated sculptures and exhibits. The lighting elements include LED, black light, photo luminescent displays, and even fire!
Illumination event will include various live performing arts.
Reflextions Riverhead is hosted by the Riverhead Business Improvement District. It is made possible with public funding from Suffolk County and grants from I LOVE NY, Discover Long Island, and East End Tourism Alliance.
Riverhead Town Cleanup
Come together and help make Riverhead even more beautiful with our morning cleanup. The Riverhead Town Cleanup will take place before Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 25th from 8am-10pm. Supplies for the cleanup can be picked up at Riverhead Town Hall between 8-9am that Saturday.
The cleanup is sponsored by The Riverhead Anti-Litter Committee in partnership with Relic Sustainability. To register, please email: deborahjwetzel [at] gmail [dot] com.
24th Annual Snapper Tournament
The 24th Annual Snapper Tournament will be held Saturday, September 25th from 11am-3pm. Registration begins at 10am. Pre-register by September 24th to guarantee a shirt. Shirts are available to the first 50 registrants. Ages 15 and under are $10, and those ages 16 and up are $20. Hot dogs are available for all registrants. Bring your own bait.
East End Arts Gallery Mix Tape Exhibition
The Mix Tape exhibition, featuring works by Ernie Paniccioli, Julie Kramer, and Louis Navas will take place from September 25th-November 13th, 2021. The art exhibition will showcase captured moments of the 90’s hip hop, R&B, post-punk, alternative rock, and grunge using photography from Rock & Roll Hall of Fame music historian, Ernie Paniccioli, and veteran WFNX radio disc jockey, Julie Kramer. It will also include in-gallery mixed-genre performances by the East end Arts Rock band.
The opening reception, hosted by Julier Kramer and Mark MK will take place on Saturday, September 25th from 4-8pm. There will be two locations: EEA Main Gallery at 133 E. Main Street, and 11 West Gallery at 11 W. Main Street, both in Riverhead.
The fall gallery hours are Thursdays from 12-5pm, Fridays from 2-7pm, and Saturdays from 12-5pm.
There will also be a Virtual Artist Talk, brought to you by Mark MK on Tuesday, October 19th beginning at 6pm.
Dinner and a Movie Performances at Suffolk Theater
Suffolk Theater in Riverhead will host the following show performances over the weekend: Al Di Meola on Friday, September 24th, and Melvin Seals and JGB on Sunday, September 26th. For both events, the doors, bar and restaurant will open at 6:30pm. Both shows will begin at 8pm, respectively.
What’s happening in the Hamptons this weekend?
Sag Harbor American Music Festival
The Sag Harbor American Music Festival is an annual, free musical event taking place from Thursday, September 23rd-Sunday, September 26th, 2021. All shows take place outdoors, rain or shine. The festival features a wide variety of local musicians and bands that perform and several different business outlets and public venues throughout Sag Harbor.
Bands and musicians on the schedule include Hopefully Forgiven, Alfredo Merat Trio, Soul Inscribed, Bodega Tall Boys, Nancy Atlas Project, Chloe Halpin, Gene Casey and The Lone Sharks, and Winston Irie & The Selective Security Band. Venues include the Marine Park, Steinbeck Park, Sag Harbor Inn, Baron’s Cove, Sen Restaurant, and Sag Pizza.
By Vanessa Gordon