Please join us at the Sayville Library on May 26, 2022 from 7 – 8:30 pm for a special book signing and discussion with Long Island Traditions’ Executive Director, Nancy Solomon, about her new book “Boat Building and Boat Yards of Long Island: A Tribute to Tradition” published by the History Press. In this book […]

Please join us at Theodore’s Books in Oyster Bay for a special book signing and discussion with Long Island Traditions’ Executive Director, Nancy Solomon, about her 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 […]

A World Within a World: The Bay Houses of Long Island

Please join us at the Plaza Cinema & Arts Center in Patchogue, NY at 7:30 pm on May 24th for a showing of the centerpiece of our Maritime Film Festival: “A World Within A World: Long Island Bay Houses.” The film, produced by filmmakers Barbara Weber and Greg Blank, examines the lives, history, and experiences […]

Please join the Patchogue-Medford Public Library and Long Island Traditions’ Executive Director Nancy Solomon for a trip to the Weeks Yacht Yard in Patchogue. Meet us at the Weeks Yacht Yard where Nancy Solomon will discuss the boat builders and boat yards of Patchogue and nearby communities. Hear personal narratives and see historical and contemporary […]

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced its second round of grants for the calendar year 2022, and Long Island Traditions has been named one of the recipients! The $15,000 grant is earmarked to support the exhibit “A World within a World: Bay Houses of Long Island.” The exhibit will present artifacts, interpretive […]

Please join us on Saturday, May 14th at 5 pm at the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society 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 […]

Please join us at the Plaza Cinema & Arts Center on May 10th at 7:30 pm for a screening of Diggers. This 2006 film starring Paul Rudd and Maura Tierney is a coming of age story about four working class friends growing up on the south shore of Long Island in 1976. This film will […]

Thank you to News 12 and reporter Danielle Campbell for this coverage on the renovation at the Huntington Cinema Arts Centre and our Maritime Film Festival! Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre will be hosting the final three films in our Maritime Film Festival: June 14th – The Bungalows of Rockaway June 21st – A World Within […]

A World Within a World: The Bay Houses of Long Island

After a long two years since our film festival came to an abrupt pause due to Covid, we are now back on track for our Maritime Film Festival. Beginning on Tuesday, April 26, join Long Island Traditions, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington and the Plaza Cinema and Arts Center in Patchogue for a film […]

Photo: Kenahora

Please join us at the East Meadow Public Library on Sunday, April 24 at 2 pm for a performance by Kenahora — a Jewish klezmer ensemble. Kenahora is composed of four musicians who have been preeminent in the world of klezmer music, bringing their unique brand of music to audiences far and wide. With collectively […]