The Rites of Spring Music Festival was conceived and designed to make contemporary and classical music more accessible to the public on the North Fork and East End of Long Island, and to raise the community’s knowledge and appreciation of these genres. The festival presents a lineup of events from April through December and combine classical and new music with great local food & wine, in historical and natural settings and inspiring talks by artists. The context of our music festival, where people congregate to enjoy music and make lifelong memories, amplifies this melting pot of cultures and backgrounds to create a diverse and inclusive environment that promotes social cohesion and integration.