Since joining East End Arts more than 20 years ago, executive director Pat Snyder has been instrumental in introducing numerous programs to the organization: the Teeny Awards, JumpstART, Long Island Winterfest and the Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival to name a few. READ
Walking among the five buildings that comprise the East End Arts complex can feel more like taking a stroll through a country estate than an organization’s headquarters. READ
East End Arts in Riverhead is looking to showcase artwork at Southold Town’s Peconic Lane Community Center.
‘Building and Grounds workers were at the Fresh Pond School house Thursday morning doing renovations to the Fresh Pond Schoolhouse. (Credit: Barbarellen Koch)
Built in 1821, the Fresh Pond Schoolhouse was once one of 15 single-room schoolhouses in Riverhead Town. Boys would sit on one side of the room; girls, on the other side.
The schools were heated by wood stoves, fueled by wood brought inside by the students themselves.
These days, the Fresh Pond Schoolhouse — located on the ground of East End Arts — is in the process of getting a top-to-bottom renovation, soon to be in use by the arts nonprofit as a multi-use building for events such as poetry readings and film presentations. (more…)