A World Within a World: Bay Houses of Long Island



The film documentary “A World Within a World: Bay Houses of Long Island” documents the history and traditions of Long Island’s South Shore bay houses in the Town of Hempstead. The film profiles Long Island families who have owned bay houses for over 100 years including the Muller, McNeece, Burchianti, Warasila, and Jankoski families. Based on fieldwork by folklorist and maritime ethnographer Nancy Solomon of Long Island Traditions, local filmmakers Barbara Weber and Greg Blank capture the essence of how bay house owners have persevered and endured through severe storms and hurricanes, as well as eroding marshlands, while preserving traditions that began in the early 19th century. Funding for the film was provided by the Robert L. Gardiner Foundation. Released March 2020. Click here to see the trailer.

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Running time: 1 hour