Museum Association of New York Announces Upcoming Programming on Long Island

MANY will host a day-long Partnership Forum carrying the theme of The Power of Partnership.

In this multi-presentation forum, museum professionals will have the opportunity to learn from

leaders in the field and spend valuable time with colleagues in small group settings.

More information and Registration: 


The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Sunrise Wind Farm Project.  

BOEM seeks comment and input regarding the identification of historic properties and/or potential effects to historic properties from activities associated with approval of the Project, as well as reasonable alternatives (e.g., size, geographic, or other restrictions on construction and siting of facilities and activities), and potential mitigation measures to be analyzed in the EIS, as well as provide additional information.  Mitigation measures may include ways to avoid, minimize, or otherwise treat and resolve adverse effects on historic properties.

BOEM intends to hold public scoping meetings to provide the public, Tribes, and Consulting Parties an opportunity to review project information and comment.  You can find more information about the project Plan, as well as scoping meeting dates, times, and locations on BOEM’s website at: 

Comments should be received or postmarked no later than September 30, 2021.  If your comments contain confidential or sensitive information or to obtain more information on the Project or BOEM’s policies associated with the NOI, please contact Barry Bleichner at  




September 2021


Shelter Island Historical Society

Saturdays, Now through September 4, 2021

Havens Farmers’ Market 


Historical Society of Islip Hamlet

Sept. 9th, 7-9 pm

“Jones Beach, An Illustrated History” by author John Hanc



Saturday & Sunday, September 11 & 12, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM:

Long Island HOTracks – visiting HO modular train layout

Saturday & Sunday, September 18 & 19, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM:

Sunrise Hi-Railers – visiting O gauge modular train layout

Saturday & Sunday, September 25 & 26, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM:

Sunrise Hi-Railers – visiting O gauge modular train layout


Water Mill Museum

September 9 – 19

Thirty Squared “Summer Finale 2021” Art Show

Thirty Squared “Summer Finale 2021” Art Show is a fun, lively, and free-spirited collection of current artworks for sale. Thirty Squared is actively creating new works of art on a regular basis, and keeping each other enthused about the creative process.

September 11

Opening Reception 4 – 7pm

Thirty Squared Opening Reception

An excellent opportunity to meet the Thirty Squared artists with their artwork on display and for purchase. Exhibition runs through September 19. 


Yaphank Historical Society

Thursday, September 16th, 7:30 PM

“Long Island Redware Pottery”

Guest speaker/collector is Anthony Butera, Jr. of the Port Jefferson Historical Society. Swezey-Avey House at the corner of Mill Road and Main Street in Yaphank. 

Saturday, September 18th, 9AM-3PM (Rain date 9/19)

Annual Fall Yard Sale 

YHS plus many vendors – at the Hawkins House, 4 Yaphank Ave.,Yaphank.  For info, call 631-924-4803.


Bay Shore Historical Society

September 16th, 7pm

Brightwaters resident Ken Summers will speak about the 20th anniversary of his harrowing experience at the World Trade Center.

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 


Davis Town Meeting House Society

Saturday September 18, 2021 Time 10am to 4pm

Yard Sale & Craft Fair

At Davis House, 263 Middle Country Rd., Coram, NY

Info: Maryanne 631-804-2256 or email:

Rain date: Sunday 9/19/2021

Mask Required and Social Distancing or as the law requires.


Three Village Historical Society

September 18th, 10:00 am

Culper Spy Day

This year, Culper Spy Day looks a little different. We wanted to celebrate the Culper Spy Ring with our community, and while the 2021 event won’t be as big and far reaching as in years passed, we hope you’ll join us. It’s been a while and we miss you.

Come learn about the Culper Spy Ring from costumed docents at the Three Village Historical Society SPIES! exhibit! 

September 20th, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm via Zoom

Virtual Lecture with Chris Matthews

A Struggle For Heritage:  Archaeology and Civil Rights in a Long Island Community

Based on ten years of collaborative, community-based research, this book examines race and racism in a mixed-heritage Native American and African American community on Long Island’s north shore. Through excavations of the Silas Tobias and Jacob and Hannah Hart houses in the village of Setauket.

The Virtual Lecture Series is open to public, with a $5 general admission suggested donation and is free for TVHS members, though registration is required at 


Preservation Long Island

Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 10 AM to 4 PM

Culper Spy Day 2021 with William Jayne III

Learn the other side of history. Come hear Big Bill the Tory explain the noble intentions and virtuosities of King George III. Program runs continuously from 10 AM to 4 PM. Pre-registration recommended.

Sherwood-Jayne Farm 55 Old Post Rd. Setauket, NY 11733

$5 per ticket; Children under age 5: Free 

September 25, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Apple Pie Contest at the Longwood Fair

The Perseveration Long Island Annual Apple Festival and Apple Pie Contest has been a long-standing tradition. In this year of transition the festival is on hiatus, but we are happy to announce that Preservation Long Island will host our annual Apple Pie Contest at the Longwood Fair in partnership with the Brookhaven Township. Bakers of all ages are encouraged to don their aprons and submit their finest pies to be judged by our panel of esteemed judges. All bakers must pre-register by Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

Longwood Estate: Longwood Rd & Smith Rd, Ridge, NY, 11961

There is no fee to enter the contest but all bakers must pre-register. 


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. 


Nassau County Historical Society

Sunday, September 19, 2 pm

“Long Island Dirt: Recovering our Buried Past Through Historical Archaeologies”

Allison McGovern  will discuss how her research reveals dynamic and multi-faceted views of Long Island’s past peoples and communities through historical archaeology. 

Register for this free virtual program with a link which will be available on the NCHS website: 


Recordings of five programs in 2020: “Webb Institute and its Glen Cove Campus”, “Winning the Vote for Women on Long Island and the Nation.”, “Historic Crimes of Long Island”, “History of Long Island Beaches”, and “Lido Club Hotel” are available under Calendar on the Society’s web site. 


Bayport Blue Point Heritage Association

Weekends, 2 – 4pm , now through October 31

Let There Be Light!

This exhibit celebrates the restoration of period gas and early electric lighting fixtures at Meadow Croft.  The first part of the exhibit focuses on early electric lighting, spanning the years 1879 to 1899.  The second part of the exhibit features the three forms of lighting used at Meadow Croft from 1900-1915: kerosene, gas, and electric. In addition, fans, toy trains, and many other early electric items are included. Meadow Croft is located at 299 Middle Road, Sayville, NY 11782. 


Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

Now Through October 30, 2021

Seeking Sanctuary: 125 Years of Synagogues on Long Island.

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

Now Through September 25, 2021

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.

Now Through Sept. 11, 2021

What the Heck Is THAT? Ordinary Objects From Yesteryear That Are Mysteries to the Modern Eye

This exhibit showcases a selection of the more mysterious, interesting, and challenging objects from our collection to baffle, befuddle, and bemuse. Bring your cellphone for an interactive experience!

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


Farmingville Historical  Society


The Farmingville Historical Society introduces The Virtual One-Room Schoolhouse: 

A program that allows students and adults alike to explore a 360° interactive inside look at the 1850 Bald Hill One-Room Schoolhouse from their computers and mobile devices.  In addition, the experience includes a virtual 9-lesson program that explores what life was like for local students growing up in the 1800s. 

Visit  to learn more about these interactive, educational experiences for yourself, your family or your students. 


The Ward Melville Heritage Organization

Now – October 2021, Sundays only from 1:00PM – 4:30PM

Stony Brook Grist Mill Tours

COVID-19: Masks are required to be worn inside the mill and Country Store. Social distancing will be enforced. No more than eight (8) visitors in the mill at a time. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children. 

Now – October 2021

Discovery Pontoon Boat

The Discovery Pontoon Boat is back! With a naturalist on board to narrate the exploration of West Meadow Creek.

Adults, $35; Children age 3 to 6, $25; Children age 2 and younger, $5.

The schedule can be viewed here: 


Long Island Traditions


Long Island Cell Phone Tours: Long Island Backstory, East End Backstory

Download Travel Storys on your cell phone.

For more info visit 


Water Mill Museum

Now through October 10

Open Daily Thursday-Saturday 11am – 4pm and Sundays 1pm – 4pm

Closed Mondays through Wednesdays

The Water Mill Museum has a rich history of local historic artifacts, section of the Water Mill Post Office, Whaling, Fishing, and Uncle Fred’s Workshop. Visit our Art Gallery exhibiting artists’ fine art for sale.

Now through September 5

35th Annual Quilt Show and Sale

The Water Mill Museum Quilt Show and Sale will feature hundreds of colorful quilts with different patterns and themes in all sizes on display and for purchase. We will have quilts for infants, all bed sizes, wall beautiful hangings for every season and décor, and more.

Admission: $5 for adults, includes 1 free raffle ticket 


October 2021


Christ Church Manhasset

Sat. Oct 2, 2021. Noon to 5 PM: tours every 30 minutes.

Historic Cemetery Tour

Costumed re-enactors portray notable residents of 100 years ago.

Donation: $20 at the gate, children under 12 free.

1351 Northern Blvd. Manhasset. (516) 627-2184 


Water Mill Museum

October 9, 11am – 2pm (Rain Date October 10)

“Empty Bowls” and Quilt Raffle Drawing

Sponsored by the Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons at the Water Mill Museum courtyard. Participants will pay $25.00 for a beautiful, handcrafted bowl of their choice along with soup recipes to take home.

October 10, 4pm

Museum Closes for Season

October 11, 4pm

Water Mill Museum Annual Meeting

Meeting at the Museum. All are welcome. 


Davis Town Meeting House Society

Saturday, October 16 th , 2021, 2pm to 4pm

Victorian Autumn Tea Party

At: Old Coram Fire Dept

303 Middle Country Rd., Coram, NY

Delightful tea sandwiches and sweets, Best Hat Contest! Winner receives a Prize, Music & entertainment.  $30.00 per person

RSVP to Barbara Hoff by Oct. 1 st

631-698-0038 for more info.

Mask Required and Social Distancing or as the law requires.


Bay Shore Historical Society

October 21st, 7pm

Prize winning journalist and author Bill Bleyer will present “The Culper Spy Ring”.

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 


Yaphank Historical Society

Thursday, October 21st, 7:30 PM

“Richard Floyd and the Whalers, and More!” 

Documenting activities between 1686-1730.  Guest speaker/researcher – MaryLaura Lamont.

Please 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. 


November 2021


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 




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