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New York Sportsfishing Federation Show
February 18–19, 2017
Freeport Recreation Center, 133 E. Merrick Road

Join us at this annual event where you can learn all the latest news and trends of the coming fishing season. On hand are many knowledgeable folks who can share with you their tricks and tips on how to catch that big one. Learn what the latest regulations are for recreational fishermen, how to register for the NY fishing registry, and stop by our table in the lobby. Hours are Saturday, February 18 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, February 19 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m..

LI Decoy Collectors Show
March 4, 2017

The LI Decoy Collectors 46th annual Decoy show is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, at the IBEW Union Hall, located at 370 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Hauppauge. The program takes place from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. The featured exhibit is “On the Falling Tide” — Traditional Black Duck Hunting on the South Shore of Long Island. For more information, visit lidecoycollectors.org

Paraguayan Dance Program
March 11, 2017, at 2 p.m.
East Meadow Public Library

Berta Gauto is originally from Asunción, Paraguay, though her parents hail from Villarrica, a region known as the “cradle of poets and musicians” because of the unusually high number of artists in the area. Part of an artistic family, Berta was always most interested in dance and learned at a young age to perform traditional dances. She danced for several years with a folkloric dance company known as Raína Potí. When Berta moved to Mineola, she soon formed the dance group Panambi Verá. This group is full of energy and good will. A joy to experience.

Oyster Bay Film program
March 16, 2017, at 7 p.m.
Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay

The North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association is working on a full scale documentary “The Bay Of Imbalance” with filmmaker Eric Gulbransen. In this informal preliminary viewing, we’ll get an update about the issues raised in the film and learn more about the project from baymen involved with the project. You can see a trailer by clicking here.

Steel Band program with Adlib Steel Orchestra
April 8, 2017, at 2 p.m.
East Meadow Public Library

The Adlib Steel Orchestra is based in Freeport, led by founders Jean and Franklin Mayers. This nonprofit traditional Trinidadian steelband has relied on traditional melodies, traditional steel drums, and their extensive knowledge of one of the most popular traditional percussion instruments of the 20th century. Come learn more about this energizing music, and try your hand at the instruments. This is a family-oriented program so bring your family. To learn more about the band click here.

“From Shore to Shore” Exhibit

“From Shore to Shore: Boat Builders and Boatyards of Long Island and Westchester” has finished its run at the Port Jefferson Village Center. This interpretive exhibit examines the history and traditions of contemporary boat builders and boatyards, exploring their commitment to an endangered way of life in the wake of superstorms, decline in fishing and the expenses associated with traditional boat building and preserving boatyards.

The exhibit is available for rental to area museums, libraries, and cultural institutions. Inquiries about the exhibit should be sent to info@longislandtraditions.org or by calling (516) 767-8803. The full exhibit consists of 36 framed panels measuring 36" x 38", a historic timeline measuring 15 feet x 3 feet, and an iPad with installed videos. The exhibit can be subdivided according to region, type of boat builders, and types of boatyards.



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