Riverhead, NY - May 1, 2015 - Bob and Dianne Castaldi, owners of the historic Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, received the New York State Historic Preservation Award this morning, May 1st, 2015. This award was presented at the theater by Commissioner Rose Harvey of The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in recognition of Bob and Dianne Castaldi’s restoration of the intricate 1933 art deco theater. Riverhead's restored Suffolk Theater is the last remaining art deco theater on Long Island.
Established in 1980, the State Historic Preservation Awards are given each year to honor excellence in the protection and rejuvenation of New York's historic and cultural resources. Other 2014 winners include the $93.9 million Kings Theater project in Brooklyn, NY, The Academy Lofts in Albany, NY and other highly worthy projects.
"The historic preservation awards recognize the efforts and achievements of individuals, organizations, and municipalities that make significant contributions to historic preservation efforts across the state," State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey said. "This year's awards demonstrate the outstanding commitments, hard work, and strong partnerships that have made preservation an important tool for community renewal, economic development, and job growth in New York State."
The award presentation occurred at 10AM on Friday, May 1st at the Suffolk Theater, located at 118 East Main Street in Riverhead, NY.
Photos by Michael Molinoff.