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
Please join us at the Freeport Memorial Library for this special event! Folklorist Nancy Solomon, the executive director of Long Island Traditions, has written a new book “Boat Builders and Boat Yards of Long Island: A Tribute to Tradition” published by The History Press. In this book Solomon documents the traditions and places of Long […]
We are pleased to announce that Long Island Traditions’ Director, Nancy Solomon, will be a guest on Nassau Community College’s radio program, “My Hometown,” airing on 90.3 FM, WHPC. The show will air on Thursday, September 23rd at 3:30pm, and will be replayed on Sunday, September 26th at 8am. The podcast of the program will […]
Our “From Shore to Shore” exhibit, focusing on boat builders and boatyards of Long Island, will be on display at the Sayville Library starting January 2021 and will remain at the library until May 30, 2021. The exhibit features boat builders, both professional and amateur, dedicated to preserving the craft of earlier generations. Some of […]
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 […]
In July 2018, the Village of Rockville Centre hired Long Island Traditions to conduct a Historic and Cultural Resource survey in the north part of the Village. Rockville Centre has an unusually high number of well-preserved residential structures that reflect architectural styles popular in the early 20th century. It is estimated that there are over […]
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.
WLIW is airing the documentary “A World Within a World: Bay Houses of Long Island” on WLIW21 at 8 pm on October 15, 2020. The film was produced by Barbara Weber and Greg Blank and provides a rare look at the bay houses on the South Shore of Long Island. The film is being shown […]