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)
Credit vintage newsday
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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)
#mlk #martinlutherkingjr #purlongisland #ourlongisland #fireisland #civilrights #fireisland #longisland #oceanbeach #greatsouthbay #townofbabylon #history #ushistory #blacklivesmatter #longislandhistory #vintagephotos #1960s credit to vintage newsday #oceanbaypark
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.
#lido #lidobeach #longisland #ourlongisland #purlongisland #freelongisland #longislandfestival #longislandfun #longislandkids
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.
#commack #brindleyfield #ourlongisland #purlongisland #longisland #longislandhistory #oldlongisland #aviationhistory #nyaviation #longislandaviation #airports #oldairports
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.
#Oneroomschoolhouse #longisland #longislandhistory #purlongisland #ourlongisland #ourhistory #oldlongisland #townofbrookhaven #patchogue #longislandspast
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.
#trailseason #longislandhistory #longislandtrails #hikingseason #ourlongisland
#purlongisland #nassau #fallfoliage #rainyseason #historiclongisland
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
#melville #familyfestival #freelongisland #longislandfestivals #longisland #longislandkids #ourlongisland #thingstodo #purlongisland #liny #carnival
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.
#Ssparkway #longislandhistory #ourlongisland #longisland #purlongisland #MitchelAirForceBase #mitchelfield #historiclongisland #oldlongisland
Little Italy, Long Island
Mother Cabrini Italian Feast
Little Italy comes to Long Island! At the 47th annual Feast of Mother Cabrini you can eat your way through the ¼ mile Italian Arches lit food promenade, enjoy festive live music, shop our craft fair, par, take a ride on one of the 25+ thrill rides or test your skills on the midway.
Stay for the rides, watch the fireworks on Saturday August 25th & Sunday September 2nd, listen to the music or cheer the participants in the Zeppoli Eating Contest. Whatever you do, the admission is free, rides are Pay-one-price and proceeds benefit the many local charities of the Giuseppe A. Nigro Lodge, Sons Of Italy #2234
August 29 & 30
6PM Feast Opens
Help provide a feast for hungry Long Islanders-
Bring in two cans of food for Island Harvest and recieve 2 POP bracelets for the price of one!
Hosted & donated to #IslandHarvest FRIDAY, August 31
#INTERNATIONALFOODSAMPLER DAY! Hosted by B-103 Radio
#Sausages #gyros #tacos #zeppolis and more!
Feast Opens 7PM Live Music - #FranDiamond & The Hits
SATURDAY, September 1 - Italian Nite
Hosted by The New #94X Radio 4PM
Feast Opens 5PM
#MotherCabrini Outdoor Mass – On feast grounds7PM
Neal Stuart and The #EmpireState will sing favorites ranging from Italian love songs to 50's Hits.
8PM Mother Cabrini Statue Procession 9PM
hosted by The New 94-X
#ourlongisland #longisland #longislandfestival #freelongisland #purlongisland #thingstodo #littleitaly #italianfeast #italianimmagrants #immagrant #weareone
The Montauk Observatory Inc. is a not-for-profit organization, designated as a 501(c)3, with a Mission to provide free year round educational programs, including astronomy lectures and professional planetarium shows. The goal is to build a wonderful observatory building on the East End of Long Island for its state-of-the-art professional grade telescope and to provide discovery programs accessible via the internet.
The leadership of the #MontaukObservatory believes that astronomy is a pathway into the study of science which is so often not available to young people and the public today. Our futures are linked to the re-emergence of the love of science and the discoveries that will bring.
#Montauk #MontaukPoint #montaukart #montaukstargazing #milkyway #ourlongisland #ourhistory #purlongisland #history #humanhistory #ourgalaxy
West Sayville, NY
The 27th Annual Seafood Festival
Dates: August 25, 2018 - August 26, 2018
Address: 86 West Ave, West Sayville, NY 11796
Phone: (631) 447-8679
Time: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Price: $10 per person, Kids 12 and under are free
We pride ourselves on having the most amazing, fresh seafood options out there! It wouldn't be possible without our two main sponsors Blue Island #Oyster Company and #ClawsSeafoodMarket who occupy the East and West Pavilions respectively. You name it, they've got it - from #rawbar to #lobsterrolls We also have several seafood trucks and a variety of other, non-fish, food options available at the festival.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Seafood Festival
The Seafood Festival is always the last weekend in August. The 2018 dates are:
Saturday, August 25th
Sunday, August 26th
Where is the festival held
The #festival is held on the grounds of the Long Island #MaritimeMuseum located at 88 West Avenue in West Sayville, NY 11796. There is NO public parking on the festival grounds.
What is the entry fee and what is included
The entry fee includes free off-site parking, shuttle buses to and from the festival and all entertainment.
General Admission (Tickets purchased at the gate): $10.00 per person
Children under 12: Free
Advance Tickets will be available for a discounted rate Online: $9.00 per person
Avoid the lines, save time and money.
#freelongisland #ourlongisland #longislandthingstodo #longisland #seafoodfestival #longislandseafood #sayville #westsayville #oakdale #bohemia #fireisland #greatsouthbay #lirr #longislandfestival
The #BethpageBikeway is one of Long Island's most popular #Longislandtrails. It connects #MerrickRoad in #Massapequa with #BethpageStatePark and includes additional trail north to Trail View #NYStatePark in #Woodbury. There are a few parkway exit crossings and a few moderately busy street crossings but safe for families with kids. All crossings are clearly marked, and drivers are generally courteous and alert.
A major road crossing at Sunrise Highway, near the trail's southern end, has a stop light and crossing lane for safety.
Parking and Trail Access
Take Route 135 to the #Bethpage #StatePark exit and enter where you see signs for the picnic grounds. Note that there's a parking fee during the season. Ask anyone in the parking lot at #BethpagePark where the paved #trail begins.
There is also a large parking lot at the Long Island Railroad station with direct access to trail. No fees.
#freelongisland #trailseason #longislandkids #longisland #ourlongisland #longislandbiking
Plum Island, Ny
When the corpse of the strange-looking "Montauk Monster" washed ashore in Montauk, NY in 2008, the media's first speculation was that it could have been a genetic #experiment that somehow escaped from Plum Island. More recently, conspiracy theory promoter Jesse Ventura hyped up Plum Island on his television show as some kind of secret biological weapons research lab, that's not only illegally producing #biological weapons, but that also poses an imminent threat to the region should any of these #pathogenic compounds be released accidentally. Plum Island seems to have all we need to warrant a close examination with our skeptical eye. What do they actually do at Plum Island, and are there really strange mutant creatures being produced there What do you think
#weirdlongisland #longislandhistory #plumisland #animalexperiments #cdc #dhs #conspiracy #ourlongisland #longisland #purlongisland #jesseventura #montaukmonster #mutant
Sagaponack NY (Hamptons)
Ira Rennert caused controversy among his neighbors by building a #beachfront home in Sagaponack, #NewYork considered one of the largest occupied residential compounds in the United States. Rennert named his home after the adjoining body of water, #Fairfield Pond.
The house faces the Atlantic Ocean and its grounds measure 63 acres
The buildings, which total over 110,000 squarefeet, , including the 66,000-square-foot main house, have an Italianate facade, 29 bedrooms, and 39 bathrooms. The house has a dozen chimneys and a Mediterranean-style tile roof as well as a 91-foot (28 m) long formal dining room, a basketball court, a bowling alley, two tennis courts, two squash courts, and a $150,000 hot tub. Its property taxes in 2007 were $397,559.00. Based on these taxes, the home is currently valued at $198 millionmaking it the most valuable home in the United States. Besides his house in Sagaponack, Rennert owns a duplex apartment on Manhattan's Park Avenue, a home in Israel, and a Gulfstream VI jet.
#largesthomeinus #longisland #hamptons #ourlongisland #longislandrealestate #irarennert #entreprenuer #stockmarket #g6 #sagaponack #longislandhomes
Native Americans who first lived here, and moves to the granting of patents in pre-revolution times. The revolution and its impact on Long Island, the rural economy, the trout and ducks harvested and sent to the restaurants and markets of New York City. The early draw of prominent Americans to Long Island as it truly offered some of the best hunting and fishing in the country. This is the heritage we have been given in the form of these parks, #Connetquot in particular.
#nystate #ourhistory #purlongisland #ourlongisland #nysparks #longislandtrails #trails #freelongisland #connetquotstatepark
Huntington, Ny Caumsett State Park
In 1654, the #Matinecock Native Americans sold 3,000 acres (12 km2) of what is now called #LloydNeck to English settlers from #OysterBay. The Matinecock referred to the region as #Caumsett ("place by sharp rock"). In 1676, James Lloyd acquired the neck, which was then taken over by his son Henry. Henry Lloyd farmed the land and erected a house, which still survives in #CaumsettStatePark. After his death in 1763, his son Joseph built the Joseph #LloydManor House, which he was forced to abandon by the British during the #RevolutionaryWar. The British built several fortifications in the neck, including Fort Franklin. Henry Lloyd IV was the last Lloyd to own the #estate, in 1841. In the 1880s, it became a stop for #steamboats coming from #NewYorkCity, bringing tourists and wealthy #NewYorkers.
#ourhistory #ourlongisland #nyhistory
#huntington #purlongisland #historicestates
Fall weather is fast approaching and with that comes trail season.
If you love Long Island History check out @historyoflongisland
#BELMONT #SOUTHARDSPOND #LOOP IS 6 MILES. #happytrails
This town if Babylon trail begins at the tennis courts on the north side of Park Avenue in the Babylon Village. (just north of the Babylon train station) It's easy to follow the trail by looking for the double blue blazes (markings) about 10 ft. up in the trees on the right side of the trail. Within .5 miles from the start, the trail reaches Southards Pond. It travels west around the southern shoreline then goes north on what is known as the"low road."
Soon (depending how fast one is traveling) you will through the tunnel where Sunrise Highway is above you. Continuing north, the trail covers a long, secluded wooded stretch before going underneath #SouthernStateParkway and its service road. Belmont Lake appears as you exit the tunnel. Take the right at the "Y" and go counter-clockwise around #BelmontLake. About 1 mile later you are back to the tunnel area and time to head back south. Back through the long, secluded wooded stretch, under #SunriseHighway and past Southards Pond. (which is on your left back might be hard to see from the trail. Down through the last half mile and ending at the 6mile mark where you can see the #Babylon Elementary school on your right. Into the metric system To do a 10K, continue past the 6 mile marker and end at the trail head. Want to go again It's another .1 to the trailhead to the east!
#babylonvillage #longislandtrails #nysparks #LongIsland #longislandparks #townofbabylon #belmontpark #trailing #lovetrails #metaldetecting #oldlongisland #ourlongisland
The 1st mass use of the Railroad.
#LIRR #Diesel #Locomotive, 1926.
Old No. 401 was the “granddaddy” of all diesel locomotives, shown here on one of its LIRR experimental runs in 1926. Throughout the early history of the Long Island Rail Road, beginning in the 1830s, the company was a pioneer in American railroading, chaulking up an impressive list of historic national “firsts”:
First to use the hook-headed track spike (1836).
First to install a steam whistle on a locomotive (1836).
First to use “piggy-back”–hauling farm wagons on flat cars (1885).
First to use an all-steel passenger car (1905) and to have an all-steel passenger car fleet (1927).
First to install extensive main line electrification (1905).
First to use a diesel locomotive in road service (1926).
First to use modern mercury-arc rectifiers to supply third-rail current (1926).
First to install completely remote-controlled electrical substations (1930).
First to use a fully automatic high-speed control system (1951).
#longislandhistory #ouramerica #railroad #mta #subway #babylon #ourlongisland #oldlongisland #nyc #NewYork
#WilliamVanderbilt II, the great-grandson of #CorneliusVanderbilt, was an auto-racing enthusiast and created the #VanderbiltCup, the first major road racing competition, in 1904. He ran the races on local roads in #NassauCounty during the first decade of the 20th century, but the deaths of two spectators and injury to many others showed the need to eliminate racing on residential streets. Vanderbilt responded by establishing a company to build a graded, banked and grade-separated highway suitable for racing that was also free of the horse manure dust often churned up by motor cars. The resulting #LongIsland #MotorParkway, with its banked turns, guard rails, reinforced concrete roadbed, and controlled access, was the first limited-access roadway in the world.
#vanderbilt #longislandhistory #americanhistory #ushistory #nassau #firstamericanrace #nascar #indy #ourhistory #ourlongisland #suffolk #racecar #nonturbo #grandstands