Stu Markus: Singer-Songwriter-Performer Arranger-Music Historian A fixture on Long Island’s folk and acoustic scene since the mid-1990s, Stuart Markus has been writing songs since middle school and has played professionally for nearly three decades. Listed in Newsday as one of “Long Island’s Best” and sometimes called the Island’s “hardest-working man in folk music,” Stuart actually grew […]

February 5 at 2:30 pm: Freeport Memorial Library 144 W Merrick Rd, Freeport, NY 11520Free admission Luis Cordero y Los Amigos del Amargue Free concert featuring Luis Cordero and his family, the recipients of a NY State Council on the Arts apprenticeship grant. Join us for this free concert and see the Cordero family in […]

Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E Merrick Rd, Freeport, NY 11520 February 18 from 8 am – 6 pm & February 19, 2023 from 9am – 2:30 pm LI Traditions will have a table there where you can buy books, dvds and other publications. We’ll also announce our raffle contest for 2023. Admission is $15, $12 […]

The final event will be Sunday April 30th at 2:30 pm with Nancy Solomon and the authors. The Long Island Library consortium has selected “A Speck In the Sea” written by Montauk fishermen John Aldridge and Anthony Sosinski as its Long Island Reads selected book for 2023. In partnership with the authors, we’re cohosting three […]

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 […]