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Annual Events & Activities


Ridge Civic Association hosts or participates in several family friendly community events each year. We encourage residents to attend and strongly encourage local students to volunteer! These events are a great way to get to know your community better and earn some community service hours at the same time.

As shown below, Ridge Civic hosts Easter Bunny at the Park and the Earth Day Celebration in April as well as Santa at the Park in December. We participate in the annual Memorial Day Parade put on by Ridge Fire Department in May. And, each September at the Brookhaven Town Fair at Longwood Estate, we host a booth that features Cardboard Construction Zone, Bubble Base, Crayon Creation Station, and our Bean Bag Toss.

Meet the Easter Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt

Each April we host an Easter celebration at the Ridge Community Park. Volunteers hide candy-filled eggs throughout the park and welcome families to the event.


Children get to meet the Easter Bunny in the gazebo for a photo opp with everyone's favorite rabbit. Then they head over to the park itself to search for candy-filled eggs and play play play to run off some of that delightful sugary energy. 

It's a bright, lovely way to greet spring in our community. Specific dates and times are announced in our newsletter and on our Facebook and Instagram pages.


Earth Day Celebration

JOIN US for Earth Day 2024 —
  1. View our Earth Day 2024 flyer to see what's new this year!
  2. Families register for our Community Cleanup Crew Challenge to have a chance to win gift certificates to local businesses
  3. Students register to volunteer for our Earth Day event, either as a Volunteer Presenter or as a Volunteer Assistant

Our inaugural Earth Day event in 2023 featured several activities. As shown below, Ridge residents participated in a Community Cleanup Crew Challenge and won prizes for removing the most refuse from our beautiful streets.
In addition, at Ridge Community Park on Saturday, participants got to help plant bee-friendly butterfly bushes; learn about pollinator pathways from Dr. Charles Bevington (representing Cornell Cooperative Extension); and received free flowers grown by Bill Erdmann of Hidden Ridge Plants, free packets of Earth Day seeds courtesy of Ridge Civic, and free  cinnamon squares courtesy of Alfredo’s Restaurant
  • $150 gift certificate to Drifters — Steven Kern
  • $50 gift certificate to Go Burger — Glenn & Kathy Paganetti
  • $50 gift certificate to Dunkin Donuts — Erika & Santiago Ponce
  • $50 gift certificate to Hollywood Sweets — Chris & Nora Adams
  • $50 gift certificate to Alfredo's — Barbara Royce
  • $50 gift certificate to Joy Luck Club — Ninette & Max Kayton
  • $25 gift certificate to Dunkin Donuts — Finn Fielding

Summer Concerts

In 2022 and 2023, we co-sponsored a summer concert at Longwood Estate with Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker. 


The featured band in 2022 was Longwood's own Abby Normal and in 2023 was Tradewinds.


Guests not only enjoyed fabulous free live music but also free beach balls and plenty of sun and fun on the Longwood Estate lawn.

Booth at Town of Brookhaven's Longwood Fair

Each year, we host a booth at the annual Brookhaven Town Fair at Longwood Estate, which typically takes place on the third weekend of September. 

Our booth has grown substantially in recent years due to the popularity of our free family fun activities, including Cardboard Construction Zone, Bubble Base, Crayon Creation Station, and our Ridge Civic themed Bean Bag Toss.


Our booth is an especially popular event for local students (middle school through college) to volunteer for!  Volunteer hours at these annual Ridge Civic events can be used when applying for one of our two scholarships for graduating Ridge seniors.

Meet Santa at the Park & Tree Lighting

Each December, we host a Meet Santa event and we light the tree at Ridge Community Park. 

The Ridge Fire Department graciously strings the tree for us, we decorate the gazebo, and provide treats for children who come to share their gift wishes with Santa. Specific dates and times are announced in our newsletter and on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

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