TEA & TALK
Robert D. L. Gardiner & Gardiner’s Island
with special guest speaker
Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 1:00 pm
$25.00 per person. Includes assorted teas, fancy finger sandwiches, and sweets! Reservation & Prepayment Required by 10/12. Sellout Risk High – Reserve Early!: 631-727-2881 x100
Karl Grossman, a Suffolk County-based journalist since 1962 and professor of journalism at SUNY Old Westbury, will describe visiting Gardiner’s Island and speak about his long connection as a journalist to Robert David Lion Gardiner, who described himself as the island’s 16th Lord of the Manor. Grossman will screen a segment of a documentary series, Can Suffolk Be Saved?–which he wrote and hosted in 1974–that begins on Gardiner’s Island. It includes his traveling with Mr. Gardiner on the 3,318-acre island, interviewing Mr. Gardiner, and Mr. Gardiner providing a narrative on the natural beauty and history of the private island in the Gardiner family since 1639, an ecological and historical jewel of Long Island.
Sellout Risk Is High – Reserve Early: 631-727-2881 x100
*Image of Gardiner’s Island courtesy Suffolk County Dept. of Historic Services.
SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY