- The Riverhead Project features The Book Project on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Free. Author Dave Bry wants to say he's sorry. The author will discuss "Public Apology," an essay collection Rolling Stone has calls "hilarious and heartbreaking." Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar.
- Beginning at 10 a.m. on Halloween, celebrate the spooky happenings at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center. On Halloween, kids in costume enjoy half-off their admission with one paid adult. Good at Aquarium and Exhibition Center.
- Speaking of the Aquarium, Friday kicks off the Long Island Aquarium's free Fridays for Riverhead residents (aquarium only). In honor of the month of Thanksgiving, is offering free admission to the Aquarium for Riverhead township residents every Friday in November. “We want to acknowledge and express gratitude to our hometown,” explained owner Joe Petrocelli. “Offering free admission is just a small way of saying ‘thank you’ for the past 13 years.”
The special no-cost Aquarium admission rate applies to Town of Riverhead residents only, who must show proof of residency upon entry. Residents must reside in one of the following towns: Riverhead, Wading River, Jamesport, Aquebogue, Laurel, Calverton, Baiting Hallow, Northville, and parts of Manorville. For more information, please call 631.208.9200, ext. H2O (426).
- A Quilting Workshop will be held Saturday at the Hallockville Museum Farm beginning at 9:30 a.m. Learn basic quilting stitches and craft a decorative piece using 19th-century techniques from Connie Klos of the Eastern Long Island Quilters Guild. For quilting fans, the history of the “penny rug” harkens back to the mid-1800s, when thrifty homemakers would use scraps of wool from old clothing, blankets and hats to create designs for mats or rugs. Using coins as templates, they created circles and each piece was then stitched in blanket stitch fashion. Sometimes, the mats were backed with old burlap bags or feed sacks; sometimes a penny was stitched inside the mat to make it lie flat. Penny rugs are not actual rugs for the floor, but decorative coverings for beds, tables and dressers and mantles. They are also used as wall hangings or pillows. The Hallockville Museum Farm is located at 6038 Sound Ave, Riverhead NY 11901. A workshop fee of $35 includes instruction and all materials. Limited space in each workshop, ages 12 and up; advance registration is required. Call 631-298-5292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
- It's Live Music with the East End Trio Saturday at Martha Clara Vineyards, beginning at 1 p.m. Music from the 60s through today.