Help Wanted

Long Island Traditions has hired a Marketing Specialist. We thank all those who applied and we will keep your resumes on file.

Photo: Long Island Lifeguards

Please join us on Monday, January 25, 2021, at 7 pm, for a virtual screening and discussion of the film “Jones Beach, An American Riviera” in conjunction with the East Meadow Public Library. The film, narrated by Eli Wallach, explores the creation of this New York landmark by American builder, Robert Moses. The film chronicles […]

Nancy Solomon, director of Long Island Traditions and filmmaker Barbara Weber, director of “A World Within A World: Bay Houses of Long Island”, were interviewed by Rafael Pi Roman, host of PBS’ MetroFocus, in the Fall of 2020. Enjoy this clip from the discussion about Bay Houses and the making of the film!


Thank you to Tom Schlichter of Newsday for interviewing Long Island Traditions’ director Nancy Solomon in this article about Front Porches on Long Island. Porches have been a staple on the American homestead for well over a century… now they are key to socializing in a pandemic. Click here to read the Newsday article.

Photo: Kenny Swaine

Kenny Swaine: Clamshell artist Kenny Swaine is the 3rd-generation owner of a bait and tackle shop in St. James. Like his father and grandfather, Swaine catches killies and other baitfish that he sells to recreational fishermen, who use the bait to catch striped bass, bluefish and flounder. In 1990 Kenny began making fish and lighthouse […]

Building Address: 12 Corey Avenue Section / Block / Lot: Surveyor’s Name: Jackie Peu-Duvallon Survey Date:  November 2003 Building Type: House Owner’s Name:   Building Name: N/A Date of Construction: ca. 1910 Architect: N/A Building Dimensions: No. of Floors: 12    Decorative Features:  None Siding Material(s): Wood shingle Roof Style: Hipped Roofing Material(s): Asphalt shingle Foundation: Concrete Block Window Style(s): 1/1 double hung replacements, Chicago windows No. of […]

Jose Santiago

Jose Santiago – The Bomba Master of Long Island Drum maker Jose Enrique Santiago, known as “Bomba Joe,” always had an affinity for the drums. “When I was in kindergarten in the Bronx there was a little red snare drum in the back of the classroom, and when the teacher said to go get an […]

Long Island Maritime Museum: (631) 854-4974 E-mail: Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum: (631) 367-3418 Email: East Hampton Historical Society – Town Marine Museum: (631) 324-6850 Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum: (631) 725-0770 Fax: (631) 725-5638 E-mail: Long Island South Shore Estuary Reserve: (516) 470-BAYS Citizens Campaign for the Environment: (516) 390-7150 E-mail:

NY Folklore Society Fundraiser

There’s an effort underway to raise needed funds for the New York Folklore Society. You can learn more on their GoFundMe page

  Renowned artist Daniel Pollera had been painting Bay Houses of the South Shore for many years. We were thrilled to be able to raffle off Dan Pollera’s work to support our mission in preserving the maritime traditions of Long Island. Sadly Dan passed away in March 2022. This year we have an extra special […]