Enjoy the East End Al Fresco. 
From Riverhead to Orient to Montauk

The Eastern End of Long Island, New York City’s backyard beach getaway, offers a variety of fun activities for all ages and interests. From Riverhead to Greenport to Montauk, there are the Hamptons, North Fork farms and vineyards, breweries, scenic beaches, and stunning views. From tall ship festivals to music festivals to drag racing events, to the Long Island Aquarium, Splish Splash, and the Parrish Art Museum, there’s something for everyone.

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Historic Holidays at Hallockville

Hallockville Museum Farm, an authentic, preserved 28-acre North Fork farm homestead, invites visitors to experience old-fashioned holiday traditions during the Historic Holidays at Hallockville open house on Sunday, December 3, from 12:00 – 3:30 p.m. Costumed docents will lead tours of historic homes at Hallockville, while sharing stories of past holiday celebrations. The Hallock Homestead, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will be decorated for a Victorian Christmas. In the Cichanowicz Farmhouse, docents will recreate a Polish Christmas Eve celebration from the 1930s. Visitors may view an exhibit of antique toys, take in the aroma of baking in an antique wood stove, and  learn how Christmas celebrations were banned by early East End settlers and eventually came to the North Fork primarily as a secular celebration. The event is free and open to the public as Hallockville’s holiday gift to the community. Hallockville Museum Farm is located at 6038 Sound Ave. in Riverhead.

 

Oral History at the Quogue Library

Beginning in 2023, Quogue Library launched an oral history recording program in cooperation with New York Heritage Digital Collections and Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC).

Oral histories are audio interviews with people who share their stories and experiences on a topic with an interviewer which is recorded and stored in a repository. The audio files and accompanying data are made available publicly for posterity such that historians, scholars and researchers may access them. These recorded interviews can serve as valuable primary source material for historians, documenting first-person narratives from regular citizens.

Join us in the Innovation Lab to learn how you can participate in this exciting new program.