The Museum Association of New York announces a new regrant partnership

MANY, with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to distribute 100 grants of $5,000 to assist New York museums with capacity building.

Grants will be awarded for museums to respond to pandemic-related challenges, help build financial stability, strengthen board and community engagement, update technology, support leadership, and change systems to address diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and justice.

Guidelines will be available on the MANY website in January 2022 and the application portal will open in February with applications accepted through April and announcements made and funds distributed in May.

For more information email or call 518-273-3400.



November 2021


The Bay Shore Historical Society

Thursday November 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm

The talented Mr. John Hodge will present a collection of silent movies and accompany them on the piano with his self-composed music.

At the Bay Shore – Brightwaters Library (1 South Country Rd., Brightwaters, NY).

The meeting is open to the public at no charge. Refreshments will be served. For further information contact the Society at 631-665-1707 or


The Railroad Museum Of Long Island


Saturday, November 20th.  –  OPEN 10AM to 4PM

NOTE –  On November 20th., the Museum will offer special discounts of

15% off for Non-Members  &  20% off for Members for a Pre- Holiday Shopping Opportunity.  Discounts will ONLY APPLY to previously owned items!

Saturday, November 27th. The Museum will be CLOSED as the All Volunteer Staff works on Holiday Decorations.




Preservation Long Island


Exhibition Gallery Now Open Friday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm.: Facing Slavery: The Lloyd Family Portraits in Context

Preservation Long Island is the new steward of a group of important early American portraits from descendants of the Nelson and Lloyd families of Boston and Long Island. Explore the interwoven stories of the Lloyd family, the family of Jupiter Hammon, one of the first published African American authors, and chattel slavery in what would become the United States.

Preservation Long Island Exhibition Gallery, 161 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724.  Cost: Pay what you wish

Virtual Exhibition: Indigenous History and Art at Good Little Water Place

Artwork from nine contemporary Indigenous artists centers the exhibition. Featuring items from the collections of Preservation Long Island, New York State Museum and Southold Indian Museum. FREE.


Bay Shore Historical Society

November 18th, 7pm

Renowned composer and pianist, John Hodge will present an evening of silent movies.

At the Bay Shore Brightwaters Library 1 South Country Road, Brightwaters

All are invited Free of Charge. Refreshments will be served.

For further information contact the Bay Shore Historical Society at 631 665-1707 or email


Greater Patchogue Historical Society

November 18  7:00 pm

Gary Tucker presents Patchogue Stories, Part 2

Free. Museum of the Greater Patchogue Historical Society, 160 W. Main Street, Patchogue (Lower level of Patchogue-Medford Library’s Carnegie Teen Center) or call 631-804-9269


Yaphank Historical Society

Thursday, November 18th, 7:30 PM

Presentation of  recent research completed on the Robert H Hawkins family of Brooklyn Heights and Yaphank,

including the Robert and Isabella Hawkins House on Yaphank Avenue.

Note that this will be at an “in person” YHS general meeting at the society’s Swezey-Avey House at the corner of Mill Road and Main Street in Yaphank.


Southold Historical Museum

Fri., Nov. 26 at 3:00

Candlelight Tour & Tree Lighting.

Enjoy the delightful decorations, meet Santa in the barn, and watch carpentry, blacksmith, basket weaving, print shop, and fiber arts demonstrations. Tour the historic buildings.


Long Island Traditions

November 28, 2021. 3 pm. Landmark on Main Street – 232 Main Street, Port Washington NY

World Music Sundays: Peru Andino New York

Traditional Peruvian music and dance, while costumed in handmade Peruvian attire. Led by founders Peter Apaza and Rosa Volida. FREE but proof of COVID vaccination required.


Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

Now Through November 24, 2021

HALLOWEEN EXHIBIT: The Gory Gallery: A Gloriously Gruesome Gathering of Lyrical Lamentations for the Dearly Departed.

Objects from the SCHS Collection exhibited in the spirit of Halloween in this delightfully, hauntingly humorous history exhibit designed to delight, entertain, and horrify!

Now Thru December 23, 2021

Seeking Sanctuary: 125 Years of Synagogues on Long Island, in our Gish Gallery.

Curator Brad Kolodny documents the 125-year evolution of Judaism on Long Island in this showcase of images of Long Island synagogues.

Now in our Staas Gallery

America in Print: Prints, Lithographs, and Etchings from the SCHS Collection.

Featuring themes of nineteenth-century life in landscapes, cityscapes, ships, racehorses, scenes from literature, politics, Civil War battle scenes, and rare examples of “lithographic Long Island,” this exhibit captures the evolution of an American art form.

Currently On Exhibit in Our History in the Hall Display Cases

Silverbrook Art Glass Works (1943-1976)

Fleeing their native Czechoslovakia in 1937 in fear of a Hitler invasion, the Kreutz brothers established a glassworks company on Flanders Road in Riverhead. Come witness over 30 years of hand-blown glassware made by these fifth-generation glassblowers in our History in the Hall display cases.

Open Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Visit the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum


Westhampton Beach Historical Society


Give a gift to last a lifetime!

Have your special messaged engraved for our Walkway

Recognize that special person or pet!

Pay tribute to loved ones for generations to see!

Promote your Business or Profession!

Give the perfect gift or special memento!

Recognize your special affiliation or membership!


December 2021


Southold Historical Museum

Sat., Dec. 4 from 12:00 to 4:00

Holiday Fair at Peconic Lane Community Center.

Unique holiday, bake sale, crafts room and face painting for children.  Photos with Santa and admission to the event are free.


 Christ Church, Manhasset

Saturday December 4 from 10-4pm

Holly Fair

Christ Church hosts holiday shopping with greenery, handmade items, baked goods, gift baskets, white elephant table and more!

At 1355 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY.


Bayport Blue Point Heritage Association

December 4th and 5th – 12-4pm

Christmas at Meadow Croft

Meadow Croft, the home of John Ellis Roosevelt will be decorated from top to bottom for Christmas. There will be special exhibits, like electric trains, wood carvings, and of course St. Nicholas will be there. The Roosevelt piano will be filling the air with holiday music and the festive decorations and baskets will be raffled off. The theme this year will be, Dashing Through The Snow!  Admission is $5.00 per person


Nassau County Historical Society

Sun. Dec. 5, 2021, 2 pm

“Espionage and Slavery in the Revolution: The True Story of Robert Townsend and Elizabeth”

Register in advance;


The Ward Melville Heritage Organization

Sunday, December 5th 2021 12PM – 6PM

Annual Holiday Festival

A full day of festivities will include caroling and live music throughout the day, from 12PM-2PM a petting zoo, 2PM Legends & Spies Puppet Parade, beginning at 2:15PM free visits with Santa and at 5:30PM tree lighting.


Long Island Traditions

December 4, 2021. 2:30 pm. Freeport Memorial Library – 144 W. Merrick Road, Freeport, NY

December 6, 2021. 5 pm. Greenport American Legion – 102 3rd Street, Greenport, NY

December 9, 2021. 7 pm. Oyster Bay Historical Society – 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay, NY

December 12, 2021. 1 pm. Long Maritime Museum – 88 West Avenue, West Sayville, NY

Book Signing & Discussion: “Boat Builders and Boat Yards of Long Island: A Tribute to Tradition.”

Long Island Traditions’ executive director, Nancy Solomon, discusses her new book – “Boat Builders and Boat Yards of Long Island: A Tribute to Tradition” published by The History Press. In this book Solomon documents the traditions and places of Long Island’s boat building industry from a contemporary perspective. FREE but registration is required.




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