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September 9 - September 15, 2013


Zucaro Construction

Founded in 1978, Zucaro Construction is a respected general contractor on Long Island and in the metropolitan area. They pay great focus in compiling a lineup of seasoned and polished sub-contractors that create a powerhouse team when combined with the Zucaro in-house crew. The company has a reputation of completing projects ahead of schedule and under budget.

“Despite the difficult times we’re in, it is vitally important we continue to plan for and invest in our future,” Steve Bellone, Suffolk County county executive

 “I made a promise to my constituents in January 2012 that I would work to clean up our waterways.  The Northport Sewage Treatment Plant is in desperate need of improvement and securing this funding is a huge step in fulfilling that promise," - William Spencer, Suffolk County legislator

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Schumer Wants Post-Sandy Plan For Nassau

With $1.7 billion in federal dollars earmarked for Sandy disaster relief in New York, Senator Charles Schumer is asking for more in Nassau County.

Schumer urged the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to work with local officials, engineers and resiliency experts to develop a comprehensive resiliency plan in Nassau.

"While Long Island homeowners and businesses struggle to recover from the physical, financial and psychological impacts of Superstorm Sandy, government must focus on rebuilding its infrastructure to resiliency to minimize the effects of future storms. Senator Schumer knows this well and is working to ensure that the federal government provides the necessary resources to make this happen,” said John D. Cameron, Jr., chairman of the Long Island Regional Planning Council.

Funds are available, the senator added, through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Designed to create housing, jobs and services for those with low or moderate income through citizen participation. The state created Community Reconstruction Zones this past spring to guide CDBG funds for Sandy recovery. More than $140 million is allocated for Nassau County, including $25 million for Long Beach and $22.6 for the Massapequas.

But with only $6 billion of the $16 billion in CDBG funding spent, Schumer said they can do more. He referenced the Fire Island Montauk Project in Suffolk County, a program decades old and run by the Army Corps of Engineers. They received $700 million this year to elevate homes, raise coastal roads, enlarge dunes and protect infrastructure.

“I am pleased that we are moving forward with important and necessary Army Corps projects like FIMP for those living in Suffolk, however, HUD should step up to the plate and help develop similar projects for Nassau County’s mainland communities like Merrick, Oceanside and Freeport," the senator said.

Nassau could have their own plan in far less time, Schumer said, by using HUD’s existing Rebuild By Design competition. The contest encourages projects created by community members and promises CDBG funding. Design teams have already been chosen to guide and review projects; the senator asked HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan to direct some to develop a comprehensive plan for Nassau County.

Schumer said the plan should include infrastructure hardening and flood mitiation, although he did identify a few specific community projects. The dike at the Isle of Wight needs to be hardened after being breached during Sandy, he said, reoccurring flooding on Meadow Lane and Marbridge Road in Lawrence needs to be addressed and a flood mitigation system needs to be installed in communities like Merrick, Freeport and Oceanside where most of the flooding came through the sewers.

"I applaud Senator's Schummer's plan and initiative. I think that collectively a large dune should be built reinforcing the inlet and the coastline from Long Beach to Fire Island. This will allow our communities to better protect their assets and mitigate the cost. It is imperative that the leaders of communities such as ours participate in the build by design plan because we understand our community's issues and problems better than anyone else. Engaging everyone in the process will be a win situation for all," Freeport Deputy Mayor Carmen Pineyro said.

According to the HUD timeline, final plans are expected to be selected by March 2014. Plans would be completed by that the summer and construction could begin in early 2015.

“Nassau County needs a comprehensive regional resiliency plan so that all the mitigation projects we are working on can be tied together in a way that makes everyone safer and ensures that no communities are left out,” Schumer said.

Feds Award $474 Million In TIGER Transportation Grants

The federal government is placing a $474 million bet that they can breathe new life into communities across America.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants for 52 projects across 37 states last week.

“These transformational TIGER projects are the best argument for investment in our transportation infrastructure,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said.

Initially created by President Barack Obama’s 2009 stimulus package, TIGER grants pump federal money into projects that have a significant impact on the country, region or metropolitan area. The 2013 round of funding attracting 585 applications.

The list of approved projects ranges from local transit solutions like a full multi-modal station to improved accessibility like dedicated bicycle lanes. The amount allocated to each project ranges from $1.4 million-$20 million.

City officials in Rochester will receive $17.7 million towards demolishing a sunken highway surrounding the city, dividing commerce and residential neighborhoods. That money should help replace a dozen lanes of traffic with a two-lane road, nine acres of mixed-used development and crosswalks.

Twenty million in TIGER grant dollars are headed to Kansas City, Mo. to build a 2.2-mile streetcar line through the central business district. Construction is slated to begin this year and completed by 2015. The federal funds account for 20 percent of the total bill.

"This streetcar project will encourage housing, construction and business development in the city — and that will mean more jobs across the region," Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said.

Floridians in Lee County were awarded $10.5 million to improve a very dangerous situation for pedestrians. Those funds will go towards completing 70 miles of a regional shared-use trail network especially used by bicyclists.

Long Island submitted nearly $126 million in projects, none of which were selected. The Nassau County Department of Public Works requested $43.6 million for infrastructure improvements at the Nassau Hub, the City of Long Beach requested $25.8 million for post-Sandy Complete Streets work and the Town of Islip asked for $32 million to build a terminal monorail connecting MacArthur Airport and the Ronkonkoma LIRR station.

For a full list of projects and more information, visit the Department of Transportation’s website here. For coverage of the grants, visit StreetsBlog.

Sewer Cleanup Also Protecting Taxpayers

Taxpayers’ wallets seemed to be ground zero when a state edict required the Village of Northport spend $9.2 million cleaning up their sewer system.

That sum, Village officials said, was nearly as much as their annual budget. Dumping the cost completely on residents and small business owners would have sent many running.

But along the way, $1.8 million of state and federal money came in. And in June, Suffolk County Legislator William Spencer (D-Centerport) announced $1.5 million in expiring state infrastructure funds were diverted to the sewage treatment plant.

Spencer joined County Executive Steve Bellone, Village officials and others Tuesday to announce $3.18 million more is likely being flushed into sewage bill. The funds are part of $28 million Bellone asked the Suffolk County Legislature to spend on affordable housing and sewers across the county.

Bellone announced the proposal Monday from the Riverhead Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, which would receive the largest individual grant at $8 million.

“Despite the difficult times we’re in, it is vitally important we continue to plan for and invest in our future,” he said.

The legislature is expected to review the proposals and vote on the $28 million as soon as Oct. 8.

“We have to invest in infrastructure to build sustainable economic growth,” Bellone said.

Back in Northport, the $3.18 million grant would help reduce the amount of nitrogen feeding problematic red and brown algal blooms and replacing dissolved oxygen for aquatic life.

By Aug. 1, 2014, state law requires the Northport Sewage Treatment Plant to emit no more than 10 pounds of nitrogen per day. Getting to that point includes adding nitrogen filters and adjusting the pH, relining sewer pipes and replacing manholes to prevent groundwater infiltration, moving a pump above the water. Village Trustee Damon McMullen confirmed construction is underway and expected to be completed by late April.

“This $3 million grant saved us from bankrupting the Village,” Mayor George Doll said.

When they first learned of the massive bill looming over them, Doll said he individually solicited for grants and other funding only to be told "that's nice." He credited the partnership with Spencer, Bellone, the Town of Huntington, Citizens Campaign for the Environment and others in finding the money.

Vision Long Island Executive Director Eric Alexander added that the sewage upgrades are “more than just an environmental project.” He referenced the small business owners, offices and residents surrounding Northport Harbor.

If approved, the new grant would leave Northport about $3 million short. The funding does include access to that amount in county loans, although Deputy Mayor Henry Tobin confirmed the Village is investigating a 0-percent loan through the Environmental Facilities Corporation. That would need to be paid back by September 2014, but would allow them to spread the payments out as opposed to a lump sum.

“We’re continually looking for other grant sources,” Tobin added.

The Northport plant has been on Vision Long Island's and Citizens Campaign's top five sewer list for upgrades on Long Island. The list also includes Bay Park and Hempstead in Nassau County, and Mastic/Shirley and Wyandanch in Suffolk County. Both organizations have been lobbying on state and county level.

Parade Celebrates Unity In The Community

Thousands turned out Saturday as Huntington and Huntington Station celebrated their community’s unity, diversity and solidarity during the fourth annual Huntington Awareness Day and Parade.

Bands from both Huntington and Walt Whitman High Schools marched up New York Avenue. They were joined by various community organizations, firefighters, a Marine honor guard, elected officials, vintage cars and even a dog parade within the parade itself.

At the head of the parade were honorees Alfred Sforza and Charles Gumbs. Sforza, 99, is known as “Freddie the Shoemaker” and “Charlie” Gumbs, 83, is a former champion middleweight boxer and veteran.

Arriving at Church Street, the parade dissolved into the fairgrounds. Merchants and community groups set up booths amid live music and other entertainment.

Four other notable Huntington Station community members were honored once the parade ended. Elected officials and parade organizers paid tribute to former state Assemblyman James Conte and Huntington Chamber of Commerce Chairman Larry Kushnick. Conte, a lifetime Huntington Station resident and area assemblyman for 24 years, died last year after a battle with cancer, while Kushnick died unexpectedly in June, just two weeks after being sworn in as head of the chamber. A prayer was offered during Saturday’s festivities and two yellow balloons were released in the ceremony.

Officials also praised Dee Thompson, Huntington Station Enrichment Center executive director and parade co-chair, and Alvin White, director of facilities for the Huntington School District.

New York Rising Inviting Public To Sept. 17 Open House

Residents and community members are requested to attend the first public open house for New York Rising's Community Reconstruction Plan in Oakdale, West Sayville and West Islip next week.

Scheduled for Sept. 17 from 6-9 p.m. at the West Islip Fire Department, members of the community are invited to provide input on the Planning Committee's work to date. As an open house event, the public is invited to drop by at any time.

The program was established to provide rebuilding and revitalization assistance to communities severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

Tapping the community's knowledge, experience and recommedations is essential in developing a reconstruction plan unique for each community.

For more information, follow New York Rising on Facebook or visit their website.

Volunteers needed for Clean Up this Weekend!

Dear potential volunteers who have not yet signed up for a community for this weekend.

Thanks for your past help of Sandy  impacted residents but much work still needs to be done. I know that with the holiday season, it may be hard for you to come out but any time you could donate would be greatly appreciated.

This weekend we will be continuing our cleanup efforts in the following communities:

Meetup on Tyler Street
Freeport, NY 11510
Saturday at 9 a.m.
Look for the Red Shirts!
For more information, please contact Eric Alexander 631-804-9128

Saturday at 9 a.m.
For location, please contact Eric Alexander 631-804-9128

St. Andrew's Church
250 Neighborhood Road
Mastic Beach, NY 11951
Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m.
Skilled labor preferred for rebuilding.
For more information please contact Victoria Lissy at 631-617-7273

With a goal to get at least 50-100 more Long Islanders back in their homes, the Friends of Long Island group has embarked on a fundraising campaign to initially raise $500,000 for building materials and labor. All donations will go directly to these communities to aide in recovery efforts. If you would like to support the relief efforts, you can send your donations to:

Vision Long Island Sandy Relief
24 Woodbine Ave
Suite 2
Northport, NY 11768


State Announces $1 Million Grants For Historic Properties

The New York State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is offering $13.6 million in grants to historic properties damaged by Superstorm Sandy, up to $1 million for each project.

Federal law allocated $50 million for the Historic Preservation Fund, with New York as one of 11 states receiving funding. The SHPO is offering non-matching grants for technical assistance and emergency repairs to properties listed on or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, or a contributing resource within a listed or eligible historic district.

Only hurricane-related damage is eligible for grant assistance. In addition, work may complement, but not supersede, work eligible for reimbursement by FEMA. Work must also meet the secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties and be approved by the SHPO. Under certain circumstances, eligible activities that are underway or complete may be eligible for reimbursement.

The list of eligible applicants includes: not-for-profit organizations, municipalities and state agencies, as well as and properties owned by religious institutions eligible for pre-development costs only.

In addition, the property must be located in one of the following counties: Suffolk, Nassau, Kings, Queens, Bronx, New York, Richmond, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster.

Permitted projects include: pre-development activities, including historic structure reports, condition assessments, plans and specifications and other related surveys and studies; archeological stabilization; building restoration, rehabilitation and stabilization; and restoration, rehabilitation, preservation and stabilization of a documented historic landscape.

No match is required to apply for the grant, although it is encouraged. Each project may receive no less than $10,000 for predevelopment costs and $25,000 for capital costs. The project must be completed within 18 months of being awarded a grant, which will be used to reimburse expenses.

Applications are due by Oct. 25. For program guidelines and application forms, please visit the SHPO online or call Stacey Matson-Zuvic at (845) 786-2701, ext 220.

Help Wanted

Intern with Vision Long Island!

Vision Long Island is looking for interns! Our staff likes to say we "wear many hats," and interns will have to do the same. Interns will assist with planning, design, outreach, event planning, writing, research, attending meetings, reporting, photography, video and more. Bring your unique skill set to the table! We are looking for energetic and conscientious individuals with an interest in urban/suburban planning from a bottom-up perspective. This is a valuable opportunity to work with great people and learn about the issues impacting Long Island. Strong writing skills a plus.

To learn more or apply, send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Put "Vision Long Island Internship" in the subject heading. For more information, call our office at 631-261-0242.

What's happening in your downtown this weekend?



Bow Tie Grand Avenue

1841 Grand Avenue, Baldwin


Bellmore Movies

222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore


Freeport Historical Museum

350 S Main Street, Freeport
Housed in a Civil War cottage, the museum chronicles Freeport's history through the 20th century. On display are a spinning wheel from the town’s oldest house, vaudeville-era items, waterfront memorabilia, a 1930s television and a 1777 13-star flag. The museum holds a collection of historic postcards and high school yearbooks from the early 1900s to present day.

For information, visit their website or call 979-233-3526

Garden City

The Garden City Historical Society

109 Eleventh Street, Garden City
Founded in 1975, The Garden City Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the historic character and ambiance of the Village of Garden City, and educating its members and the public in preservation and history related matters. The Society owns and operates The Garden City Historical Society Museum at 109 Eleventh Street, an original 1872 A.T. Stewart-era “Apostle House” listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which was deeded to the Society by the Episcopal Diocese. The Society maintains an Archive of over 1,200 artifacts and a Historic Structure Survey of pre-1935 residential and non-residential structures in the Village of Garden City. It offers periodic lectures and presentations, and publishes a newsletter. The Society’s A. T. Stewart Exchange (consignment shop) on the lower level of the Museum offers unique items for sale. The shop (516-746-8900) is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays (Tuesday is senior citizen discount day) and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

For information, visit their website.

Glen Cove

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve

50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
The museum is a center for research on Long Island geology, Native American archeology and natural history. Current exhibits feature, “The Seasonal Round”, an exploration through Long Island Native American life throughout the seasons. Exhibits on Long Island’s glacial formation, landform change and cultural evolution are on display. Prehistoric artifacts and audio descriptions add to the story of Long Island migrants, their lifestyles and interactions with newcomers such as Europeans. The museum has special educational programs to accommodate field trips and science research on the history of Long Island.

To arrange a visit, call 516-571-8011 and for information and brochures, visit their website

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Glen Cove Theatres

5 School Street, Glen Cove

Great Neck

Palace Galleries

117 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
The museum features highly distinctive collections of antiques, artworks and fine furnishings from around the world. It is a premier art dealer dating back to 1971 and features expertise in 17th to 19th century works. The gallery experience offers the opportunity to not only view fine art but to purchase a piece which stands out.

For information, visit their website or call 516-439-5218

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Clearview Squire Cinemas Great Neck

115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck


Hicksville-Gregory Museum

Intersection of Heitz Place and Bay Avenue, Hicksville
The museum includes a history of the Heitz Place Courthouse and a collection of earth science materials to describe the natural history of the area. It features one of the few remaining Long Island lock-ups and is one of the few remaining courthouses standing from before Nassau County split from Queens. The earth science exhibit in the museum has recent additions of a Mosasaur skull, prehistoric amber and the horn of a Triceratops horridus. The educational program at the museum offers experiences in paleontology, dynamic earth processes and investigating butterflies and moths.

For information, visit their website or call 516-822-7505

Long Beach

Long Beach Historical Museum

226 W. Penn Street, Long Beach
The museum, operated by the Long Beach Historical and Preservation Society, is a classic Craftsman-style summer villa. The house built in 1909, features large stain glass windows which are a hallmark of classic Long Beach estates. The house and backyard are furnished with local artifacts, including an original broadwalk bench, photographs and archaeological findings. The garden features original stock rose bushes.

For information, visit their website.

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Long Beach Cinema

179 East Park Avenue, Long Beach


Clearview Manhasset 3

430 Plandome Road, Manhasset

Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay Historical Society

20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay
The Earle-Wightman House built in 1720, gives a picture of life in Oyster Bay during the colonial period and its transition through the mid-20th Century. It features an 18th century garden, maintained by the North Country Garden Club, holds ornamental plantings as well as herbs used for cooking, medical purposes and fragrances. Exhibited are postcard, photograph, map and newspaper collections. Current exhibition, “Women Wearing History: The Force Behind Fashion”, details women’s influence on the textile and fashion industry in the 19th and 20th centuries.

For information, visit their website or call 516-922-5032

Port Washington

Landmark on Main Street, the Jeanne Rimsky Theater
232 Main Street, Port Washington:
No shows this weekend.
Tickets and more information available here

Rockville Centre

Museum of the Village of Rockville Centre-Phillips House

28 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre
The museum is a restored 19th century Victorian home which displays life in Rockville Centre in the 19th and 20th centuries. It features furnishings, antique kitchen tools, carpentry tools and clothing of the time period. The museum is considered one of the finest small museums in the state and there is never an entrance fee for special events or exhibits.

For information, visit their website or call 516-766-0300


Bow Tie Roslyn Theatre

20 Tower Place, Roslyn

Sea Cliff

Sea Cliff Village Museum

95 Tenth Avenue, Sea Cliff
The museum presents changing exhibits on the history and culture of Sea Cliff. It strives to raise community awareness by preserving artifacts, photographs and costumes relating to the unique historical background of the village. It contains 287 photos taken by Long Island postcard photographer, Henry Otto Korten. Currently exhibited, “Then and Now…” displays a range of artifacts and costumes over a 125 year span. Exhibits include the Connor Cottage, Victorian Kitchen, and a historical town diorama.

For information, visit their website or call 516-671-0090


Seaford Cinemas

3951 Merrick Road, Seaford



Bow Tie Babylon Cinemas

34 Main Street, Babylon

Bay Shore

The YMCA Boulton Center
37 West Main Street, Bay Shore
Big Laughs in Bay Shore-Friday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m.
Hammer of the Gods-Saturday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m.
Tickets and more information available here

Cold Spring Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum

Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
The museum explores the relationship between Long Islanders and the sea through. It details the history of the regional whaling industry, whale conservation and the history of Cold Spring Harbor as a maritime port. A new exhibit, “Right Whales”, highlights the biology, history and decline of the Right Whale. Exhibits featuring New York’s only fully-equipped 19th century whaleboat, ship logs and correspondence as well as whaling and maritime artifacts. Art programs are available for all ages.

For information, visit their website or call 631-367-3418

East Hampton

Guildhall, John Drew Theater
158 Main Street, East Hampton
No shows this weekend.
Tickets and more information available here

East Hampton Historical Society

101 Main Street, East Hampton
The headquarters for the East Hampton Historical Society, the house is an example of life in the post-colonial era in the East End. It features historic furnishings and crafts built by local craftsmen of the time. The Historical Society also has four other museums and town houses including one of New York’s first educational academies and a colonial town government meeting house.

For information, visit their website or call 631-324-6850

East Islip

Islip Art Museum

50 Irish Lane, East Islip
The museum is the leading exhibition space for contemporary art on Long Island, featuring work from international, national and emerging local artists. It is said to be the best facility of its kind outside of Manhattan. Current exhibits feature “Jam Session”, a holiday exhibit featuring paintings and sculptures influenced by music. The museum’s store features one of a kind jewelry, crafts and art work. Educational opportunists are also offered at the museum through its Cultural School of Arts.

For information, visit their website or call 631-224-5402

Huntington Village

The Paramount
370 New York Ave, Huntington
The Rising-Friday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m.
Star Boxing, Sunday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets and more information available here

Heckscher Museum

2 Prime Avenue, Huntington
Located in Hecksher Park, the museum features collections of European and American paintings which spans over 500 years of Western art. Photography has become a growing part of the collection as well. Current exhibits include “A Way with Words: Text in Art”, which displays the incorporation of text in visual art and “Coming of Age in America : The Photography of Joseph Szabo”, which portraits adolescence of Long Island through time with a look at summers spent at the beach. The museum also features educational experiences for students and adults and will exhibit Long Island’s best young artists in April.

For information, visit their website or call 631-351-3250

AMC Loews Theatres – Shore 8

37 Wall Street, Huntington

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Cinema Arts Centre

423 Park Ave, Huntington

Islip Village

Islip Cinemas

410 West Main Street, Islip


The John W. Engeman Theater
250 Main Street, Northport
No shows this weekend.
Tickets and more information available here


Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts
71 East Main Street, Patchogue
No shows this weekend.
Tickets and more information available here.

The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue
Big Shot-Friday, Sept. 13 at 9 p.m.
Season Two Grand Opening-Saturday, Sept. 14 at 9 p.m.
Tickets and more information available here

Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center
20 Terry Street Suite #121, Patchogue, NY 11772

Port Jefferson

Theatre Three
412 Main Street, Port Jefferson
No shows this weekend.
Tickets and more information available here

Port Jefferson Historical Society
115 Prospect Avenue, Port Jefferson
The Mather House Museum, the headquarters of The Historical Society of Greater Port Jefferson, and features several exhibitions of local artifacts. The museum complex features the 19th century home, a country store, a marine barn, a tool shed, the Spinney Clock Museum and the Thomas Jefferson Perennial Garden. Exhibitions feature ship models, period furniture and paintings, vintage tools and clothing, antique dolls, taped oral histories, 250 antique clocks and other examples of life in the 19th century.

For information, visit their website or call 631-473-2665

Bow Tie Port Washington
116 Main Street, Port Washington


Suffolk Theater
116 E. Main Street, Riverhead
Laughter Saves Lives-Saturday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m..
Tickets and more information available here


Vail-Leavitt Music Hall
18 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead
Teen Band Night-Friday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m..
Tickets and more information available here

Sag Harbor

Bay Street Theater
The Long Wharf, Sag Harbor
Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks 25th Anniversary Concert-Saturday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m..
Tickets and more information available here

Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum

Main and Garden Streets, Sag Harbor
The museum details Sag Harbor’s whaling industry through the 19th century and its impact on the culture and development of the area. It details how the whaling industry brought migrants from all over the globe and turned the port into an international destination. Artifacts left by whalers, antique tools, harpoons, captains’ portraits, antique furnishings and children’s toys are all on display at the museum.

For information, visit their website or call 631-725-0770


Sayville Historical Society

Edwards Street, Sayville
The museum is the headquarters to the Sayville Historical Society. The museum aims to foster historical spirit, encourage historical research and to preserve historical materials. The museum features products of both Sayville and other Suffolk localities. The Society holds 4 historic buildings, 1,500 items of clothing, 1,000 photographs, a map collection and numerous classic furnishings. Its collection is constantly growing and tours of the Edward Homestead offer a view at the area through its history.

For information, visit their website or call 631-563-0186

Sayville Theatre

103 Railroad Avenue, Sayville


Smithtown Township Arts Council

660 Route 25A, St. James
The Council aims to enrich the township and surrounding area’s quality of life through celebrating and supporting the arts in everyday life. It is a goal to make art accessible to people of all backgrounds. It Mills Pond House is a valuable place in its preserved traditions as well as its evolving and unique influences. Current exhibit, “Winners Showcase” displays the artistic development and achievements of the region and nation. Classes in jewelry making, poster design, scrapbooking, pottery, drawing and several other skills and topics are available. The Council has also partnered with local downtown businesses to display local artists’ work.

For information, visit their website or call 631-862-6575


Southampton Historical Museum

17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton
The Southampton Historical Society was created to preserve the town’s history as well as history from the surrounding area. Its Rogers Mansion Museum features year round exhibits, a research center and education programs for children and adults. Current exhibits include “Shopkeepers of Southampton: Photographs by Davis Gaffga”, which gives a detailed look into historic businesses which helped shape downtown and community. Its research center allows for visitors to conduct research with a professional research assistant. Collections feature antique furnishings, a classic parlor room and dining hall and photographs of the 1938 historic hurricane.

For information, visit their website or call 631-268-2494

West Sayville

Long Island Maritime Museum

88 West Avenue, West Sayville
Featuring 14 acres with 9 historic buildings on the West Sayville waterfront, the museum preserves Long Island’s maritime history and heritage. It is committed to research, preservation and interpretation of the region’s nautical history and the relationship to Long Island’s natural history. The Elward Smith Library houses racing trophies and records of over 500 wrecks and groundings in the Long Island waters. The other buildings feature rotating exhibits of maps, photos, newspapers and personal accounts of maritime history. Also highlighted are boats and materials left behind by the US Life Saving Service.

For information, visit their website.

Farmers Markets in or adjacent to Long Island's downtowns:


American Legion Hall, 2754 Grand Ave.
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Through Oct. 26

Belmont Park, 2150 Hempstead Tpke.
Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Glen Cove
18 Village Square
Fridays, 9 a.m.-Noon
June 14-Nov. 22

Grant Park
Fridays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Through Nov. 15

Locust Valley
115 Forest Ave.
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Through Nov. 16

Long Beach
Kennedy Plaza, Park Avenue
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Through Nov. 16

New Hyde Park
1441 Jericho Tpke.
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Opens on June 17

Oyster Bay
54 Audrey Ave.
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Through Nov 16

Port Washington
Town Dock
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-Noon
Through October

Rockville Centre
Sunrise Highway & Long Beach Road.
Sundays, 7 a.m.-Noon
June 2-Nov. 24

Railroad Street, LIRR Lot @ Washington Avenue
Saturdays, 7 a.m.-Noon
Through Nov. 23


9/11 Memorial Park, Route 110
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Opens July 6

East Hampton
American Legion Hall, 2754 Grand Ave.
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Through Oct. 26

1st St Lot of United Methodist Church
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Through Oct. 12

Route 25a, East of Route 110
Saturdays, 7 a.m.-Noon
June 2 - Nov. 15

Huntington Jack Abrams School, 155 Lowndes Ave.
Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Through Oct. 27

Town Hall Lot, Montauk Highway
Saturdays, 7 a.m.-Noon
Through Nov. 23

Kings Park
Main Street, across from fire department
Sundays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Through November

Cow Harbor parking lot, Northport Village
Saturdays 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
June 8-Nov 23

7-11 Lot, 255 East Main St.
Fridays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
July 5-Nov. 15

Port Jefferson
Corner of Route 25A & Route 112, Steam Room Parking Lot
Thursdays, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
July 4-Oct. 17

Town lot next to Aquarium at Peconic River
Thursdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
July 11 - Oct. 24

Sag Harbor
Breakwater Yacht Club lot, Bay & Burke streets
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Through Oct. 26

Broadway & Main Street
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Stony Brook
Ward Melville Heritage Org., Main Street
Wednesdays - Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Through Oct. 31

25 Jobs Lane
Sundays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
May 26-Oct. 13

Westhampton Beach
85 Mill Rd., next to historical Society
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Through Nov. 16

Northport - Cow Harbor Day. This annual celebration is the second half of Cow Harbor Weekend. Scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22, Cow Harbor Day kicks off with a community parade down Main Street at noon. The road remains closed to traffic until 5 p.m. as rides, live music, sidewalk sales and more fill the street.

Bellmore - 27th Annual Bellmore Family Street Festival. Held between Sept. 19-22 at the Bellmore LIRR, Bellmore, NY.

Garden City South - Garden City South Street Fair. The event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (rain or shine). The street fair will be located on Nassau Blvd, approximately 1 mile north of Hempstead Tpke. (Route 24).

Copiage, Babylon Summer Concerts Series Kerrigan Road & Tanner Park, All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.

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