Please join us on Sunday, March 20th at 1:30 pm at the East Rockaway Public Library for a book signing and discussion! Folklorist Nancy Solomon, the executive director of Long Island Traditions, has written a new book “Boat Building 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. During this illustrated program Solomon will focus on the boat builders and boat yards of nearby communities. She will share the stories she collected from traditional boat builders and boat yard managers in the region during the late 1990s to the present day. The book includes builders and boatyards from Long Island’s north shore, south shore and east end. Highlights include Davidson’s Boatyard, Al Grover, the Scopinich family, the Toomey Boatyard, Paul Ketcham, John Remsen, the Weeks Yacht Yard, and Charlie Balsamo, among others. The book contains personal narratives along with historical and contemporary photographs. Take a trip with us on this historical journey. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Program is free. The East Rockaway Public Library is located at 477 Atlantic Avenue, East Rockaway, NY 11518. For more information, visit the library’s web page.