TBR News Media Article about Maritime Film Festival

Thank you TBR News Media and reporter Tara Mae for this wonderful article about the final three films of our Maritime Film Festival being presented at  the Huntington Cinema Arts Centre. The remaining three films include: The Bungalows of Rockaway on June 14 at 7:30 pm; A World Within a World: Long Island’s Bay Houses […]

Long Island Boating World article about Nancy Solomon

Thank you to Long Island Boating World magazine and Mark Nuccio for this wonderful article about Long Island Traditions’ Executive Director, Nancy Solomon and the work she does with the organization. The article is in the June 2022 edition or you can read it here – Nancy Solomon – Nuccio 6-22

Long Island Traditions Awarded $15k Grant by NEA

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 […]

News 12 Long Island Piece on the Maritime Film Festival/Cinema Arts Centre

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 […]

Newsday Article on Maritime Film Fest Opening 4/26!

Thank you to Newsday for posting this article about our upcoming Maritime Film Festival, which begins Tuesday, April 26th, with a showing of Charlotte at the Plaza Cinema and Arts Center, followed by a discussion with special guests Kevin Weeks and Chris Hale of Weeks Boat Yard. Films will continue through July 12th! For a […]

Newsday Article on Long Island Traditions’ Cell Phone Tours

Thank you to Newsday and Deidre S. Greben for this article on Long Island Traditions’ latest cell phone audio tour – Long Island Diversity Backstory! This wonderful article covers how the tour was developed, and gives details about some of the fascinating stops and narrators along the way. The tours are free and available for […]

Guidelines on Flood Adaptation for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings

The US Department of the Interior has released The Secretary of the Interior’s Standard for Rehabilitation & Guidelines on Flood Adaptation for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings. This useful publication is illustrated with numerous photos, including some from Long Island Traditions on page 22 of the document. You can access the publication by clicking here.

NetZero Insider Article on Wind Farms

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.

Patch Story about Upcoming Presentation and Book Signing

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.”

LI Herald Article about Civil Rights Backstory Tour

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 […]

Nancy Solomon featured in Newsday Article

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.

LIT Awarded Grant for African American Civil Rights Tour

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

Bay House Article in LI Herald

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.

Steel Drum Concert at Growing Love Community Garden

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 […]
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Bay House Tour article in Newsday

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 info@longislandtraditions.org

Long Island Traditions Receives $10,000 NEA Grant

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 […]

“Winnie the Witch” in St. James

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

Traditional Tabla Drumming at the Nicholas Center

Thank you to the Port Washington News for publishing an article about the recent 3-day virtual Indian Tabla workshop by renowned tabla teacher and performer Sejal Kukadia at the Nicholas Center in Port Washington. The program was organized, arranged and sponsored by Long Island Traditions. Click here to read the article!

“A World Within A World” – Clip and Discussion

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!