Photo: Ed Maday

Ed Maday: Violin Maker Ed Maday of Woodmere is a traditional violin maker, having learned this historic craft from a master violin maker, Vincent O’Brien in New Hyde Park, along with help from books, and by examining other violins. Ed first learned about violins, like many people, by playing it in elementary school. As he […]

Photo: David Herman

David Herman: Violin Bow Restoration Expert David Herman learned to make violin bows while teaching violin in the Sewanhaka school district, a profession he entered because he loved music. Growing up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, David’s first musical memories were of a violin maker in a small shop. “I remember falling in love with a violin […]

Photo: Youngs Farm Barn

Family Farmers: The Youngs Family On Hegeman’s Lane in Old Brookville stands Youngs Farm, founded in 1893 by John H. Youngs, the great-grandson of Thomas Youngs who ran an apple orchard in nearby Oyster Bay. The 1893 Youngs Farm, which has been cited as a “Century Farm” grew bibb lettuce, potatoes and sweet corn and […]