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Suffolk Theater Gala
It was one year ago this month that the historic Suffolk Theater ushered in a new era in Riverhead and the East End of Long Island, with newsboys on Main Street shouting "Extra, extra, - read all about it!" as cigarette girls handed out programs. One year and hundreds of shows later, the theater is going strong and celebrating its first anniversary with a special gala, presented in glorious roaring twenties style.
The Suffolk Theater's first anniversary gala will take place on Saturday featuring dinner and dancing to the sounds of the Grammy-winning Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks. Known for their work on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," as well as for critically-acclaimed films such as The Aviator and The Cotton Club, this big band orchestra is one of the most sought jazz era ensembles in the country.
The event will also include a special gala menu and a wine selection including choices from local vineyards. DJ Dancing at a "Speakeasy After-party" will start at 10 PM and will be offered to the general public for only a $10 ticket (free for gala attendees). For more info visit www.suffolktheater.com.
Academy Awards Viewing
theRIVERHEADPROJECT is going blue and celebrating National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month in conjunction with Peconic Bay Medical Center (PBMC). The celebration will kick-off on Sunday with an Academy Awards viewing party. Guests are encouraged to enter Oscar ballots with their picks as to who will win specific categories that night. Ballots are available online at www.theriverheadproject.com or in person at the restaurant. Guests may enter their ballot for free or they may purchase a $50 ballot. The person who predicts the most correct categories with a $50 ballot will win $1000 in cash, compliments of theRIVERHEADPROJECT, a two-night stay at the Hyatt Place Long Island East End, a $100 Tanger Factory Outlet Centers gift card and a free colonoscopy, compliments of PBMC. The person to select the most correct categories with a free ballot will receive a dinner for four aside Chef Lia Fallon and a free colonoscopy, compliments of PBMC.
theRIVERHEADPROJECT will welcome guests onto their blue carpet entrance with step and repeat and photographers. Pictures taken on the blue carpet are voted for on Facebook, and the picture with the most likes will receive a dinner for two. There will be monitors in the dining room to watch the awards with staff dressed in their best red (blue) carpet attire. Donations for Cancer Services Program of Suffolk County (CSP) will be taken all night through guest credit card vouchers and in cash at donation boxes at the bar. Normal dinner hours will start at 5 PM with the regular a la carte menu. The blue carpet contest starts at 6 PM There will be no cover charge.
Throughout March theRIVERHEADPROJECT has added the "Bottoms Up" to their cocktail list in celebration of the cancer awareness month. All proceeds of this blue cocktail will be donated to Peconic Bay Medical Center. Local restaurants are coming together for the cause and as a way to show community support for the initiative of PBMC. The cocktail will also be available at Bistro 72 and the Suffolk Theatre, with more restaurants to join.
For more information, contact theRIVERHEADPROJECT at 631-284-9300.
Long Island Comedy Festival
Long Island Comedy Festival presents a comedy fundraiser for the Riverhead Fire Department on April 5 at 5 PM at the fire department on Roanoke Avenue. The show will include dinner and feature comedians John Santo, Frankie Pace, Maria Walsh and Richie Byrne. For tickets visit www.riverheadfd.org.