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15th Annual Heritage Day

Sunday, June 30th @ 12 noon

Oysterponds Historical Society

1555 Village Lane

Orient, NY


A Red, White & Blue Parade Down Village Lane *

Welcome & Invocation

Recitation of The Pledge of Allegiance

“God Bless America” Sung by Franklin Mastrangelo

Reading of The Declaration of Independence

Hot Dogs, Sweet Treats **, Kids’ Games,

and music by the Mudflats in Poquatuck Park

We invite kids to patriotically decorate their bikes and join the parade; they should assemble at 11:30am on Oysterponds Lane, behind the Grand Marshals.

Prizes will be awarded!


** We also invite those in the community who have a baker’s touch to bring patriotically-decorated cookies, cupcakes, and other sweet treats! 


The History of Heritage Day

In the 19th century, the progenitor of Heritage Day, Oysterponds native-son Augustus Griffin, began a tradition of the reading of the Declaration of Independence every July 4th.

Many years later, that simple ceremony has grown into Heritage Day—an annual celebration where the community comes together to honor this great country of ours and, especially, Oysterponds.


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