Riverhead, Long Island, NY is strategically situated and easily accessible to attract audiences from a broad geographic area as well as second home owners heading further east for weekends. Identified as both an historic district and an arts district, Riverhead is poised to come back as a vibrant center of activity. East End Arts’ Gallery and School of the Arts and Suffolk Theater are situated across the street from one another on Main Street. They have already formed a cohesive partnershipon programming for 2013 andbeyond.
Riverhead sits prettily on the banks of the Peconic River. The town’s riverfront area features recaptured parks, a historic downtown and the famed Atlantis Marine World.
Long Island has a history of innovative and entrepreneurial energy, our region is made up of thousands of smaller businesses from high- tech manufacturers to low-tech tourism and a host of service sector concerns in between. The strength of Long Island’s economy is its diverse base of businesses, with a coveted labor force trained in first-rate schools and colleges. 80 percent of Long Island’s 2.8 million residents now work on Long Island, depending on the health of its economy for their livelihood. This is the Suffolk Theater’s customer base. Market studies have shown that the area is in need of a cultural venue for live performance and film. As a matter of fact there has been a consistent public outcry since the Suffolk Theater was shuttered nearly 30 years ago.
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