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Image: Inaugural festivities for the Huntington-Amityville Cross-Island Trolley at Broadway in Amityville on August 25, 1909.
Courtesy of the Amityville Historical Society.

AMITYVILLE’S BROADWAY HISTORIC DISTRICT: A TALK AND WALKING TOUR

Reservations are required:
$15 Members & Young Preservationists (Under 30)
$20 Non-Members

Date & Time: Sunday, October 16, 1PM-3PM

Two-time president of the Amityville Historical Society, Richard Handler, will guide us through the storied Broadway Historic District to explore how the streetscape has evolved and take a special look at some of the neighborhood’s fascinating landmarks.


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Image: Saint Josaphat’s Monastery at the former estate of John E. Aldred, Glen Cove.
Photo courtesy of Ellen Dunn for #MyLongIslandLandmarks on view at the SPLIA Gallery.

SAINT JOSAPHAT’S ON THE GOLD COAST: A TOUR OF ORMSTON, THE JOHN E. ALRED ESTATE

Reservations are required:
$15 Members & Young Preservationists (Under 30)
$20 Non-Members

Date & Time: Saturday, October 22, 1PM-3PM

One hundred years after its construction, architect Paul Bentel and Father Leo Goldade will lead this rare behind the scenes look at Ormston, the former estate of utility mogul John E. Aldred. Owned by the Basilian Order of Saint Josaphat since 1944, the estate includes a Tudor-inspired mansion by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and picturesque landscape by the Olmsted Brothers.


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Photo: Bob Weinstein

SAG HARBOR: A CLOSER LOOK TOUR

Reservations are required:
$15 Members & Young Preservationists (Under 30)
$20 Non-Members

Date & Time: Saturday, October 29, 1PM-3PM

Take a fresh look at Sag Harbor’s historic district with a creative walking-tour-meets-scavenger-hunt lead by artist Bob Weinstein. We’ll use the walking tour app based on his latest photo exhibit, “Sag Harbor – Take a Closer Look,” on view for free at the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum. We’ll end our tour at the Museum to view Bob’s photos as well as “Fifty Small Things,” an accompanying exhibit that showcases 50 small objects full of local history curated by Richard Doctorow, the Museum’s collections manager.


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Image: Nicoll Grist Mill restoration project
Courtesy of the Friends of Connetquot River State Park Preserve.

CONNETQUOT RIVER STATE PARK PRESERVE: A RESTORATION TOUR

Reservations are required:
$10 per person
Additional $8 parking fee required per car at the gate (New York State Park Empire Passport accepted).

Date & Time: Saturday, November 26, 1PM-3PM

Delve into the restoration of the colonial Nicoll Grist Mill with project architect Kurt Hirschberg of Jan Hird Pokorny Associates. We’ll also tour the South Side Sportsmen’s Clubhouse, where sporting gentlemen like Theodore Roosevelt came to hunt, fish, and enjoy the outdoors.