“Are We There Yet? A Short Trip, but a Long Journey Through Bay Shore’s Black Community” was a discussion led by a distinguished trio of respected Bay Shore locals, including Mary Holmes Reid, a mother and activist; James Cornigans, a father, social studies teacher at Bay Shore High School, and deacon at the First Baptist Church of Bay Shore; and Deanna Watts, a mother, writer, activist, and public speaker. Through time, research, and interviews the panel demonstrated how much Bay Shore means to them.
On the recently past Lincoln’s birthday holiday, historian Christopher Verga provided much insight into the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement on the great island we call home, during a virtual lecture entitled “Civil Rights on Long Island,” which was hosted by Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library.
Long Islanders are getting a rare chance to attend a special viewing of Joseph Sikorski’s, “Invisible Threads, From Wireless to War,” which follows his 2015 documentary “Tower to the People,” which will be screened at Lessing’s Bourne Mansion in Oakdale on Friday, November 12 at 8 p.m. The screening will benefit the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe and the Long Island Radio & TV Historical Society(LIRTVHS).
Native American Heritage Month brings awareness about the vast heritage and continuing history of Indigenous Americans across the country, which of course includes Long Island.
There are approximately 60 islands in the Great South Bay ranging in size from nothing more than small colonies of saltwater marsh grasses to larger ones sharing environments similar to Fire Island itself. They are our sister islands and each one has its own history.
With the rise of discotheques in the 1970s The Monster became one of the hottest Fire Island nightclubs in town.
Point O’ Woods? Yes, Point O’ Woods with all its storied exclusivity played a part in perhaps the greatest mystery in the history of cinema, the sudden and untimely disappearance of the inventor of the motion picture camera Augustin (Gus) Le Prince, and the inexplicable death of his son, Adolphe. Could Thomas Alva Edison have been involved?
This year is CJ’s 50th birthday!
William “Bill” Seay was the cover artist, cartoonist and art director for FIN for approximately two decades. His work decorated the front cover, centerfold, and most, if not all, breaking news, to provide comic relief and artistic critique.
Let’s take a trip back in time. As we celebrate the centennial anniversary of Ocean Beach it seems advisable to pause and consider what life was like 100 year ago. Even getting to the island was difficult. Thanks to … Full Story