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Colonial And Nature Events At Caleb Smith Preserve Fall Festival

Colonial and Nature Events at Caleb Smith Fall Festival 


Join the Friends of Caleb Smith Preserve for its fourth annual Fall Festival to be held at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, West Jericho Turnpike (Route 25), Smithtown on Sunday, September 24 from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Many activities geared to the natural features of the historic park will be on hand. These include: kids fishing (free bait and tackle), free pumpkins for kids 12 and younger, Nature tours by popular local naturalists, hikes and demonstrations, continuous live music, face-painting, Colonial crafts and games for children, fly-fishing demonstrations, antique cars, 50/50 raffle, rehabilitated animal display. food and ice cream. Admission is $10 per car. There will be no parking fee. For further park information call 631-265-1054.


STAC - Colors Of The Night Juried Fine Art Exhibition

Smithtown Township Arts Council    Mills Pond Gallery - 660 Route 25A  St. James, NY 11780    631-862-6575 www.stacarts.org    

Colors of the Night Juried Fine Art Exhibition at Mills Pond Gallery 8/19 – 9/30

Sundown on Pirates CoveSmithtown Township Arts Council is pleased to announce Colors of the Night, a Juried Fine Art Exhibition of Nocturnal Art at the Mills Pond Gallery, 660 Route 25A, Saint James, NY. The exhibit opens Saturday, August 19 at 2 pm and continues through Saturday, September 30. The public is invited to an opening reception on Saturday, August 19,   2-4 pm to meet the participating artists and view their work. Judge/Juror Tim Newton selected 56 works in a variety of media including Pastel, Mixed Media, Gouache, Acrylic, Oil, and Watercolor. The 45 artists included hail from 12 states and 20 are from Long Island. Prize winners will be announced on opening day. Mills Pond Gallery hours are: Wednesday through Friday 10 am – 4 pm and Saturday and Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm. Admission to the Gallery is free. For more information, call 631-862-6575 or visit www.stacarts.org


Participating Artists:

Amal (NY), Linda Armstrong (NY), Veronique Bajzik (WA), Lana Ballot (NY), Ross Barbera (NY), Karen Bennett (NY), James M. Berger (NY), Renee Blank (NY), Michele  Byrne (PA), Jim Capone (NY), Teresa  Cromwell (NY), Anthony Davis (NY), Grainne de Buitlear (NY), Dan DeLouise (MA), Keith Demanche (NH), Julie Doczi (NY), Raymond Easton (NY), Jim Felder (AK), Eric Freeberg (FL), Stephen Gardner (NY), Elizabeth Geisler (CA), Maureen Ginipro (NY), Donna Grossman (NY), Jan Guarino (NY), Peter Hahn (NY), Diann Haist (AK), Tighe Hanson (MA), Jordan Hayes (CA), David Jaycox Jr (NY), Gwen Lowery (WA), Timothy Magenta (PA), Robert Roehrig (NY), Brian Romeo (NJ), Irene Ruddock (NY), William Schneider (IL), James Schultz (NY), J. Elaine Senack (CT), Donald  Silverman (NY), Gisela Skoglund (NY), Irene Tetrault (NY), H. Linda Trope (MD), Patty Yantz (NY)


Participating Long Island Artists:

Amal (Port Jefferson), Lana Ballot (Lake Grove), Ross Barbera (Ronkonkoma), Karen Bennett (Medford), James M. Berger (Holtsville), Renee Blank (Holbrook), Jim Capone (Deer Park), Teresa Cromwell (West Sayville), Anthony Davis (Oakdale), Grainne de Buitlear (Belle Terre), Julie Doczi (Port Jefferson Station), Stephen Gardner (Brooklyn), Maureen Ginipro (Smithtown), Donna Grossman (Smithtown), Jan Guarino (East Northport), Peter Hahn (Ridge), David Jaycox Jr (Northport), Robert Roehrig (East Setauket), Irene  Ruddock (Stony Brook), James Schultz (Blue Point), Gisela Skoglund (Kings Park), Irene Tetrault (Westbury), Patty Yantz (Setauket)


About judge/ juror Tim Newton:

An art collector for over 25 years, Tim Newton has amassed a collection of some 300 works in an array of genres. Widely acknowledged for his discerning eye, his is a collection of great diversity which includes pieces by many prominent living master artists. Tim Newton is currently in his third term as Chairman of the Board of the Salmagundi Club, one of the oldest art organizations in the United States. Tim is the founder and curator of American Masters, an annual art exhibition and sale at the famed Salmagundi Club. Since its inception in 2008, the show has exhibited some of the very best in American contemporary art. He created and runs this annual exhibition (as a volunteer) for the benefit of the Salmagundi Club. Tim also serves on the Board of the Artists’ Fellowship, the Board of Trustees for the Stobart Foundation and the Board of Advisors for the Clark Hulings Foundation. 


Smithtown Township Arts Council is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, funded in part by Town of Smithtown and public/private donations.




Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced the fourth annual Farewell to Summer Concert in Patchogue.  The concert will be free of charge to the general public and held on Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 PM at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts.

“This event has become a summer rite of passage for residents who have come to appreciate music entertainment in their own backyards,” said County Executive Bellone. “I encourage everyone to come out, bring the family, and enjoy an evening of some of our favorite time-honored hits.”

Tradewinds Band is scheduled to perform hits dating from the 1970s to some of the most populartunes from today. Since 2014, nearly 4,000 tickets have been distributed for the Farewell to Summer Senior Concert series.  In years past, concerts have been held in the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts, the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, and the Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill in Farmingville.

All attendees must have a ticket for admission.  Residents can obtain their free tickets to the concert by visiting www.patchoguetheatre.org or by calling the Suffolk County Office for the Aging at 631-853-8200. Please note that seating is limited, and reservations will be made on a first come, first served basis.


Reading Of The Names And Flag Dedication - 9/11 Responders Remembered Park


Music At County Parks - Lineup Of Bands Playing At Smith Point, Meschutt, Cupsogue Beaches


Busy Lineup of Bands Playing at County Parks

August is just around the corner but there’s still time to enjoy music at a Suffolk County beach.

All throughout the month of August, Suffolk County Parks beaches of Cupsogue, Meschutt and Smith Point have wonderful music lined up almost every night featuring 50 local bands.

Here are some of the bands that will be playing in August.

That 70’s Band- Dance/Disco/Funk Band will be playing at Cupsogue beach on August 3rd, 10th, and 17th and at Smith Point on 6th and 24th. This lively group will have you up and dancing in no time. 

20 Highview- R&B and Funk band that plays music from the 60s to today. This band has been around since 2006 and you can find them at Smith Point on August 4th

Bobby Nathan Band- A popular new band that does covers of modern hits from popular artists such as DNCE, Sublime, David Bowie, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Berry, Temptations, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Stevie Ray, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Bob Marley. You can find them play at Cupsogue August 4th and Meschutt August 11th & 25th

KJ Acoustic- K J Acoustics offers a unique blend of Classic & Today’s Rock, Soul, R&B, Country and Today’s Top 40 music from a Vast Artist Library. Find them at Cupsogue on August 5th & 29th and Smith Point on August 27th. 

Decadia- If you are looking for a Rock and Roll band Decadia is perfect. They are a hit band and they will be at Smith Point August 2nd & 16th and Cupsogue on August 6th & 20th

Mean Machine- A four man band that has funk to soul, hard rock to hip hop, line dance to slam dance & everything in between. They are best described as explosive, high energy; alive and exciting as they deliver an audience interactive live performance second to none. With big guitars, hard-hitting drums, and boundless energy they create a true concert & party vibe in any venue, big or small. You can find them August 5th at Smith Point and August 13th at Cupsogue.

Souled out- Long Island’s Exclusive high energy dance band playing a dynamic mix of current radio hits and classic dance favorites! You can find this hit band playing at Meschutt on August 6th, 20th and 26th and at Cupsogue on August 18th. 

Goodheart- Goodheart is a cover and original power duo with Clem Goodheart on guitar and vocals featuring Johnny Mandelino on drums. You can find them at Meschutt on August 12th and Cupsogue on August 27th.

New Life Crisis- New Life Crisis features Paul Mahos - Vox, Acoustic Guitar, Jeff Allegue - Lead guitar, Bass guitar, John Sawicki - Electronic Drums, sequences, dance grooves and Rob Woebber (you name it he does it). Their shows in the tri-state area have become legendary. New Life Crisis will be at Meschutt on August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 29th, and 31st and Smith Point on August 9th and 12th

Project Vibe- The Long Island Reggae group will be found at Meschutt on August 5th, 14th and 28th

JD Leonard and Friends- JD Leonard is an American singer/songwriter and recording artist. His crafty, genre leaping writing style has landed him high profile music associations with members of the New York and Nashville musical elite. Catch them every Wednesday at Cupsogue beach. 

The Fugitives-  The fugitives are a modern folk group with big streaks of storytelling and harmony. Catch them at Cupsogue on August 8th and 22nd.

Terri Hines Band- Terri Hines and her band perform high energy Motown and Rock and more. Her and her exciting band will be at Cupsogue on August 12th, 19th, and 26th

NiteWork-  NiteWork is a 9-piece band covering the greatest classic and current pop, rock R&B & funk hits from the 60’s & 70’s on up. You can catch some of their tunes at Meschutt on August 4th, 13th, 18th and 27th. 

Jan Hanna Band- Come and feel the love from this band with Jan Hanna- vocals, guitar; Lindsay Reeve – vocals, harmonica, squeezeboxes, percussion, etc.; Jim McGrath – vocals, bass; Glen Brewster – drums; and either Jim Nanos or Bosco Michael – Vocals, lead guitar. They will be playing Meschutt beach on August 7th, 13th, 21st and 27th.

Smith Point Beach - Smith Point County Park, William Floyd Pkwy, Shirley, NY 11967

Meschutt Beach - 1 Canal Rd, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

Cupsogue Beach - 906 Dune Rd, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978


Overnight Camping At Smithtown Historical Society


Antique Car Show, Birding, Seafood Festival at Suffolk County Parks

Antique Car Show, Birding, Seafood Festival at Suffolk County Parks

The Antique Classic Car Show  -  JULY 9-  If you perk up when you hear car conversations, you might be a car enthusiast. If you feel an instant bond with the person driving the same car as you, you might be a car enthusiast. If you get goose bumps when you hear a nice engine revving, you might be a car enthusiast. If you might be a car enthusiast, come on down to the Antique Classic Car Show where there will be over 100 cars from all different makes and models. If you are interested in registering your car it’s free for cars from 1942 and older and $10 for anything newer. Bring your fellow car enthusiasts and make a day of it. It starts at 11am and goes till 3 pm. If you have any questions call 631-661-6082 or email: sagtikoscarshow@gmail.com  Sagtikos Manor Montauk Hwy (NY 27A), West Bay Shore, New York 11706

Summer Arts and Crafts Festival - July 22-23 - Come one, come all to the Summer Arts and Crafts Festival on both Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm for everything craft related. For the craft savvy there are demos, for the young Picassos there are children’s crafts, for the not artistically inclined or just craft appreciators there are over 100 elegant artisans and for the people that can’t remember the last time they touched a glue gun, there is music and plenty of food. Admission is free! More information can be found at http://www.preferredpromotions.com/deepwell2.htm Deepwells Farms St. James New York 11780

Get Wild - August 12 - Are you a wildlife lover? Meet some of our furry and feathery friends at Get Wild from 6 pm to 8 pm to learn about our very own wildlife at a cocktail party. Admission goes toward the protection of injured an orphaned wildlife in our area. The rescue center it is being held at is the only wildlife hospital on Eastern Long Island. For more details on how to buy tickets call 631-728-9453 -  Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center 228 Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays 11946

Weekend Nature Walks - August 19 - See all that nature has to offer in this beautiful Nature Walk. Act fast because space is limited and you must call 631-665-4405 to be able to go and make sure to study your maps and directions! The walk is from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Come and see just how much Long Island wildlife really has to offer, it’s absolutely breathtaking. Long Island Hummingbird Sanctuary Baiting Hollow, New York 11933

Long Island Seafood Festival - August 26 - 27 Oh my Cod! It’s that time of year again for the LI Seafood Festival in West Sayville. This major event starts at 10 am Saturday and ends 7 pm Sunday. Admission is $10 per person at the gate and there will be music, vendors and of course…food! It is something the whole family can enjoy and we hope to SEA you there! Visit our website http://www.liseafoodfestival.org  Long Island Maritime Museum 88 West Ave West Sayville 11796

Connetquot Breakfast and Birding - Sept 10 - Did you always want to learn more about our wildlife and animals but never knew where to start? This breakfast is perfect way for anyone to start birding here on Long Island. At 8am the day starts with continental breakfast followed by an introduction into bird identification with then a walk where you will identify ducks and other birds at the park, which ends at 11:30 am. For more information call 631-581-1072 or visit gsbas.org  Connetquot River State Park Bohemia 11716

Suffolk County Marathon - October 29 - Suffolk County Marathon to Support Our Veterans. A full and half marathon, a 5k walk/run and a four-member marathon relay will raise funds to support Suffolk County veterans. The races, which start and end in the Village of Patchogue, are accompanied by the Freedom Fest/Taste of Long Island festival, which features, wines, beers and foods produced here on Long Island. Come to the village and support our troops and local businesses. For more information, see http://www.suffokmarathon.com or call the Greater Long Island Running Club at 516 349-7646.


Smithtown Historical Society's 2017 Baseball Schedule


Main Branch Library Summer Concert Series Schedule


Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta Welcomes the Summer Concert Series to the Smithtown Library

(Smithtown, NY)…Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta would like to announce that once again, it is time for families and friends to gather on the lawn of the Smithtown Main Library for the Dennis Cannataro Family Summer Concert Series, which begins on Thursday, July 6, at 8pm. These concerts are made possible by a Suffolk County Omnibus grant obtained by Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta. “The free shows provide a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy themselves, hear some great music and to support our downtown merchants and local restaurants,” said Legislator Rob Trotta.

The concerts are held every Thursday evening at 8pm on the lawn of the main branch of the Smithtown Library through August17. Bring a chair or blanket for seating.


The schedule for the concerts is:

July 6 - Songs in the Attic (Billy Joel Tribute)

July 13 – Petty Rumors (Fleetwood Mac & Tom Petty Tribute)

July 20 – Southbound (Country Hits)

July 27 – Just Sixties (Hits of the 60s)

August 3 – The LPs (Hits of the 70s)

August 10 – Arena Rock (Classic Rock Hits)

August 17 – Hurricane (Classic Hits)


For more information or in case of inclement weather on the day of the event, please go to the Smithtown Library’s website at www.smithlib.org or call 631-360-2480 ext. 231 after 3:00pm.



Town Of Smithtown 2017 Summer Concert Series At Hoyt Farm