Thank you to NetZero Insider for this article on proposed wind farms in New Jersey and the opposition by fishermen whose livelihoods would be impacted. Our Executive Director, Nancy Solomon, is quoted in the article.

Thank you to Oyster Bay Patch for this piece about our upcoming program at the Oyster Bay Historical Society on December 9, 2021, at 7pm. Our Executive Director, Nancy Solomon, will be discussing and signing copies of her new book – “Boat Builders and Boat Yards of Long Island: A Tribute to Tradition.”

Thank you to the LI Herald for posting this article about our exciting cell phone tour project exploring civil rights and the African-American experience in Long Island. The “Civil Rights Backstory Tour” is a series of self-guided cell-phone tours taking visitors to stops around Long Island. Each stop will feature photographs and first-person narratives. The […]

Thank you Newsday for interviewing our Executive Director, Nancy Solomon, for this article. In it, she talks about when and why Great Neck became a popular place for immigrants to open small shops and stores.Read the article here.

Long Island Traditions is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant by The National Park Service’s African American Civil Rights Grant Program to help preserve history related to the African American struggle for equality. The grant is from the Historic Preservation Fund, administered by The National Park Service. The funds are appropriated […]

LI Herald article on bay houses

Thank you to the Long Island Herald for publishing this wonderful article about the bay house owned by Sue Lyons and Tommy Famiglietti, and giving insight into the challenging life of bay house owners. Read the article here.

Thank you to The Island Now for publishing a piece on our upcoming collaborative program with the Growing Love Community Garden in Manorhaven. The free picnic concert will take place on August 29 from 1:30 to 4:30 at the Growing Love Community Garden at 40 Manorhaven Avenue in Port Washington, NY. The concert will feature […]

Newsday article

Thank you to Newsday for publishing this great article about our Bay House Tours! Please note that our 2021 Bay House tours are currently SOLD OUT. If you would like to be added to our list to be notified in advance next year, please email

Thank you to the Anton Media Group for printing this article about the NEA Grant that Long Island Traditions was awarded to expand its Maritime Folk Arts programs. The grant will enable LIT to launch a new joint program with the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center (FHC), connecting Long Island maritime folk artists with their […]

Thank you to Newsday reporter Nicholas Spangler for interviewing our Director, Nancy Solomon, about “Winnie the Witch” in St. James, an example of occupational folk art! The giant figure was built in 1977, but time has taken its toll on her. View a PDF of the article here: Newsday roadside article 2021