In 1629, 11 Africans arrived in New York and were sold to the Dutch Colonial government in what is now Manhattan. It began an era of slavery in the state that would extend to Southold Town. It’s a moment in local history that is largely overlooked. (more…)
The name is changing, but the mission, not so much.
The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research & Preservation announced last week that it will now be known as the New York Marine Rescue Center. READ
Southold and Greenport students are trying to bring a smile to elderly residents in the community — one flower at a time. READ
Sherman Anderson was just 21 years old when he saved the life of a burly man 14 years his senior whose barge was taking on water near the Plum Island Lighthouse Station 64 years ago. READ
The Transfiguration of Christ Greek Church Orthodox Church in Mattituck is set to receive a special visit from the newly enthroned Archbishop Elpidophoros of America on Sunday. READ
Lucharitos restaurants and Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. teamed up to host LuchaRumble Sunday.
The event featured eight matches with wrestlers from the Long Island group Fight the World Wrestling. Wrestling fans watched in awe as bodies flipped and crashed in the ring at the Peconic brewery. Fans had the chance to enjoy wrestling-themed food and drinks.
Check out photos from the event below and read more here.
Photos by Bill Landon (more…)
The East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation in Greenport has a new captain: Barbara Poliwoda of Southold, who grew up on the water and comes from a family of mariners. READ
The Oysterponds Historical Society has named a new executive director following Marianne Howard’s resignation earlier this month.
Sarah Mills Sands officially began in her new role as executive director July 10. (more…)
“Pippin,” the musical tale of a young prince fashioned after the real-life son of King Charlemagne, is this summer’s Youth on Stage production at North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck. Youth on Stage features actors ages 14 to 22. Performances are set for Thursdays to Sundays, July 18 to Aug. 4. (more…)
The Manhattan Film Institute’s North Fork Film Festival, a three-day event dedicated to education and creative expression in the art of filmmaking, returns to Greenport for its eighth season Friday. (more…)