There’s a lot of information here about what’s going on in March at the Riverhead Project for colorectal cancer awareness, but it’s worth a read to find out the many ways you can donate to a good cause and put yourself in the running for some great prizes. And if you like the ceremony of the Academy Awards, the restaurant has a great way to celebrate. Dress up and walk the Blue Carpet.
The Riverhead Project is going blue and celebrating National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month in conjunction with Peconic Bay Medical Center. The celebration will kick-off on Sunday, March 2 with an Academy Awards viewing party. Guests are encouraged to enter Oscar ballots, which are available online at www.theriverheadproject.com or in person at the restaurant. Guests may enter their ballot for free or they may buy a $50 ballot. The person who predicts the most correct categories with a $50 ballot will win $1,000 in cash, compliments of the restaurant , 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 with Chef Lia Fallon and a free colonoscopy, compliments of PBMC. The Riverhead Project 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 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 p.m. with the regular a la carte menu. The blue carpet contest starts at 6 p.m. There will be no cover charge. Throughout March the Riverhead Project 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.