Friends of Connetquot River State Park Preserve
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FOC Receives Grants!

The Friends are proud of the support from the foundations whose links appear below. The capacity building grants they have awarded us will greatly help in strengthening our organization for the benefit of Connetquot River State Park Preserve:

The Robert D. L. Gardiner Foundation

New York State Council on the Arts

Parks & Trails New York

Upstate History Alliance

Click here to read the details of these grants

Calendar of Events

Other Upcoming Park Events (unrelated to the Friends, but happening at Conneqtuot State Park)

This page focuses on events run by and sponsored by the Friends of Connetquot to raise funds to be used toward the preservation of Connetquot.  Please be sure to visit the Connetquot River State Park Preserve Events page at the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website for a schedule of other events run by the park itself.

Upcoming Events from the Friends of Connetquot - (Contact the FOC for details)

Friends' Photo WorkshopHistoric Haunts of Long Island: Ghosts and Legends from the Gold Coast to Montauk Point

 Saturday, October 20 - 2:00 p.m.

Just in time for Halloween! On Saturday, October 20, the Friends of Connetquot host award-winning author Karriann Flanagan Brosky, who will discuss her book, Historic Haunts of Long Island: Ghosts and Legends from the Gold Coast to Montauk Point, at 2:00 PM. Journey through Long Island's history as preserved in its ghost stories and spirits who have made their presence known, from Native American legends and beyond.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 2:00 p.m.

Price: $10 per person. Reservations are required.

Click here to register online

Gala CelebrationGala Celebration

November 5th, 2018

Friends of Connetquot cordially invite you to join us for an evening of fun at our 21st Annual Gala Celebration! Details and registration will become available as the Gala approaches. Please check back, check our Facebook page or sign up for our email list to receive notification of updates.

The Gala is our main fundraising event each year, making your support crucial if we are to continue our many initiatives that help to improve and maintain the Connetquot River State Park Preserve. Past Galas have helped fund a variety of projects: installed an "OnCell Program" where you can take a walking audio tour of the Preserve using your own cell phone (to learn the history behind the landmarks, bridges, Ice House and more), the Friends' Scholarship Program, the Lecture Series, Birding and Breakfast programs, Photography Workshops, and the restoration of the many historic structures on the Preserve's grounds.

An entertaining and fun evening is planned, and we are counting on you to join us in celebrating the past, present and future of the Connetquot Preserve yet again!

22nd Annual Trail Ride/Hike and Plant Sale

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. (rain or shine - Date subject to change)

Food, Fun, Raffles.

Come join us for our 22nd annual fun filled ride/hike through beautiful Connetquot Park Preserve. Enjoy the peaceful beauty of the trails and woodlands of the first N.Y.S. preserve. The clubhouse will be open for tours. A leisurely ride or hike of a few miles will take you through some of the most historic trails on Long Island. There will be a Raffle for many wonderful prizes donated by generous friends.

THIS YEAR'S RIDE/HIKE WILL ALSO FEATURE A PLANT SALE!

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