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‚Äôs 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

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!

Porches in a Pandemic: Social Distancing in Style

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.

Bay House movie to air on PBS! recently posted an article about “A World Within a World: Bay Houses of Long Island,” which will be airing on WLIW21 on October 15th at 8pm. The article includes a gallery of photos of bay houses. Read the article here!

Profile of Nancy Solomon

Newsday profiles Long Island Traditions Director Nancy Solomon. Read the full article. Article courtesy of Newsday
Ben Sohm, Amity Harbor Bayman

Ben Sohm Profile

In the May 20, 2020 Newsday Amity Harbor bayman Ben Sohm was profiled. Read the full article. Article courtesy of Newsday.