Before Aviation History Month flies away, here’s a piece of Long Island’s vast aviation past. Crew chief Harold Baldwin of Amityville stands on a ladder while he makes modifications to a F-105 Thunderjet fighter bomber at Republic Aircraft Corp. in Farmingdale in this 1964 @Newsday photo. Earlier that year the Air Force began phasing out the warplane following 18 major accidents. The aircraft tweaked by Mr. Baldwin was one of the last F-105’s left at Republic Aircraft Corp. (Photo: Cliff DeBear)
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Blydenburgh County Park
Hike five miles around Long Island’s second largest lake, with plenty of other attractions, including a historical mill district.
East of Old Willets Path, this Suffolk County park has had a long history with very few owners. In 1798 Isaac Blydenburgh, seeing a good business opportunity, joined with some Smith relatives to buy the 588-acre parcel. They put in the dam that created the pond and erected grist-, saw-, and fulling mills, which flourished for a long time. Blydenburgh became the sole owner in 1801, erected the present house in 1821, and passed the property on to his heirs. In 1938 the property left the family to become David Weld’s estate, and he in turn sold it to the county in 1968. The park is mostly woodland with swamps and fields, and is home to Stump Pond, which we understand is second in size on Long Island only to Lake Ronkonkoma. The pond is long and irregularly shaped, somewhat like a boot with a pointed toe. No swimming is permitted, but rowboats are available, so it is a popular fishing place as well as campground. A number of trails and dirt roads make for easy walking; you’ll also encounter horseback riders." #smithtown #suffolkcounty #longisland #ourlongisland #purlongisland #longislandtrails #trails #trailseason #horsebacktrails #dogfriendly #blydenburgh #blydenburghpark
Fire Island, Long Island, Ny
On Sept. 2, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. waves from the ferry as he approaches Seaview on Fire Island to discuss the war in Vietnam and racial issues at a rally held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Morris of Kelp Street. A mostly-white crowd of about 750 people gathered and approximately $5,000 was raised for the American Institute on Nonviolence, an organization founded with funds from Rev. Dr. King’s Nobel Prize award. Prior to the rally, Rev. Dr. King spoke to a smaller gathering of 60 people at a $100-a-couple cocktail party in Ocean Bay Park. During the rally King spoke of nonviolence saying, “The response to a riot by whites is often a repressive one. Riots tend to intensify the fear while relieving the guilt of so many whites. We must escalate nonviolent. We must dislocate without destroying.” Citing ill-paying jobs and unemployment in the Black community he said, “It’s cruel to just say to a bootless man that he out to lift himself by his own bootstraps.” (Photos: Stan Wolfson)
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Lido Beach Ny
Family Festival by the Sea
Lido Beach Town Park | Fri Sep 21 - Sun Sep 23
This 38th annual Town of Hempstead event features midway rides for all ages, live music, craft vendors, children's shows including the National Circus Project, a sand sculpting competition on Sunday, a petting zoo, pony rides, carnival games and favorite fair food. Live music highlights: • Friday - Generations (5 pm), Any Way You Want It (Journey tribute, 8 pm) • Saturday - 45 RPM (noon and 2 pm), Decadia (6:30 pm), Beyond Fab (Beatles tribute, 8 pm) • Sunday - Billboard Live (noon), That 70's Band (3 pm) and Jerome City Smith (5:15 pm). There is no charge for festival admission. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $15. Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, or $50 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.) Festival hours are 4-10 pm Friday, 11 am - 10 pm Saturday, and 11 am - 6 pm Sunday. Look for signs on Lido Boulevard for free shuttle bus service to and from the festival site. For more information, call 866-666-3247. For craft vendor inquiries, call 516-292-9000, ext. 7480.
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Shopping Center Stands on the Site of a Former Airfield
Commack was once the home of an army airfield.
On the northeast corner of Larkfield Road and Jericho Turnpike stands the Home Depot shopping center. Nowadays the site is filled with local shoppers, but from 1918 to 1919 it was home to an aerial squadron of the U.S. Army Air Service.
On Aug. 16, 1918, Harris said during mock air combat, two soldiers from Brindley died when the wing of their Jenny crumbled. The plane crash occurred on Havemeyer Lane just east of Oakley Place.
The area was affected by having an airfield nearby. Harris said Shea told him that Commack establishments within five miles of Brindley couldn’t sell alcohol. Also, the arrival of the airfield brought electricity to the local area since Brindley needed power lines.
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Welcome to the Swan River School House
The Swan River School House, located at 31 Roe Avenue, #EastPatchogue reflects an important part of Long Island's past. This original building dates from 1858 and is one of few such remaining intact. Owned by the Town of #Brookhaven, it is managed by the Greater Patchogue #Historical Society. The #schoolhouse interests visitors young and old. Furnishings include the original desks and benches, pot belly stove, large iron bell (brought indoors after the hurricane of 1938), plus exhibits of realia pertinent to life in the area in olden days.
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The schoolhouse is open on four Sundays during the months of July & August.
If you are interested in bringing a group during the the Fall, Winter or Spring, feel free to contact us and we will do our best to accomodate your group.
Located in the heart of Massapequa, the preserve is one of the most #beautifulpark in the area. Perfect for biking it rides along a stream surrounded by trees and gardens. The preserve is officially named The Peter J. Schmitt #Massapequa Preserve and is made up of 432 acres. It contains a bike trail, #hikinglongisland trail via the #Greenbelt, as well as fishing and nature walks.
By most accounts, it is considered one of the most beautiful areas in #NassauCounty and one of the most hidden. It’s right in the middle of Massapequa but being inside feels like you’re in the middle of the forest. The trail is well known for being one of the few places in Nassau County that you can actually feel like an escape from the surrounding suburban sprawl.
In addition, it’s a great path to traverse #LongIsland and go from the #LongIslandExpressway in the North down to #MassapequaPreserve and then to bike further down to #CedarBeach and go all the way down to the ocean.
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ST. ELIZABETH FAMILY FESTIVAL
Friday, September 7 – Sunday, September 9
Dear Parishioners: All are invited to join us for our Family Festival Friday through Sunday, September 7 to 9. As a faith-filled community, we, first and foremost, gather together each week to celebrate the Eucharist.
There will be rides, games and great food, so come join us. Hope to see everyone there! Rides, Games, Food, Entertainment… All in the St. Elizabeth community are invited to be a part of this fun weekend. There will be something for everyone! Night at the races, wine/ beer tasting and entertainment.
St. Elizabeth Church
175 Wolf Hill Rd, Melville, NY 11747
Phone: (631) 271-4455
Fax: (631) 271-1415
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A USAF Fairchild C-123B-6-FA, 54-0614 at Mitchel Field, Long Island, New York, goes down on the Southern State Parkway in Long Island while attempting an emergency landing. 15 October, 1958
Mitchel Air Force Base also known as Mitchel Field, was a United States Air Force base located on the #HempsteadPlains of Long Island, New York, United States. Established in 1918 as Hazelhurst Aviation Field #2, the facility was renamed later that year as Mitchel Field in honor of former New York City Mayor John Purroy Mitchel who was killed while training for the Air Service in Louisiana.
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