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Wednesday May 6th, 2015

"Aquaculture in the Great South Bay: The fall and rise of the Blue Point Oyster"

Matt Welling, a Bay Shore native, has lived all over the world sailing in the America's Cup.  He and his wife, Liz, moved back to Long Island and started Lucky 13 Oysters, which grows oysters, hard clams and, this year, will harvest scallops. 

Matt will be talking about his aquaculture activities on the Great South Bay and will discuss the rich history of the Blue Point Oyster on the bay and all that's involved with modern shellfish farming techniques.  Shellfish farming, it is believed, will help restore our bay's ecosystem to its once world famous status. 

The program will be held at the Islip Public Library, 71 Monell Avenue and is free and open to the public.

For more information call: 631/245-0675


Saturday, June 27th, 2015

3rd Garden Walk

On Saturday, June 27th (rain date June 28th) the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet will have their 3rd Garden Walk – “Secret Gardens of Islip” from 12N – 4:00 p.m.  Enjoy a beautiful summer day as 4 friends of the society open their gates for guests to stroll through and enjoy these unique gardens; light refreshments will be served at each location. 

Tickets can be purchased, in person, starting June 6th, at Caroline’s Flower Shoppe, 341 Main Street, Islip (631/581-3464) or though the society (POB 601, Islip, NY 11751).  Tickets are $15/adult (no one under 16) pre-purchase and day of tour. 

For more information call: 631/245-0675


Save The Date!  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2015

22nd Annual Holiday House Tour

The Society will be hosting its 22nd Annual Holiday House Tour on Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 12 noon to 5pm (rain or shine), showcasing several historically and/or architecturally interesting homes, all decorated for the holidays.  Tour guides, in Victorian dress, will greet you at each home. We will, again, be collecting toys for the USMC's Toys for Tots campaign (please donate a new, unwrapped toy).

Tickets go on sale Nov. 10th at Nook & Cranny, 469 Main Street (631) 277-7600.  Ticket donations are $20/adult (16 years & older, cash or check only) and are non-refundable.  There will be some tickets for sale on the day of the tour; prices will be $25/adult and will be sold at Nook & Cranny from 12N - 2:30 pm.


For more information about Events, please contact us at:

The Historical Society of Islip Hamlet
PO Box 601, Islip, NY 11751

(631) 245-0675

The Holiday House Tour for 2014 was a success. The pictures have been posted, so please take a moment to enjoy them, and please take a moment to visit the HSIH Store here on our website to help support the Society!




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