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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)

Fly-Fishing 101

Saturdays, beginning April 14 & concluding on May 19, 2018 - 1:30 - 3:30 PM

A comprehensive introduction for beginners, covering equipment, accessories, rigging, finding fish, what they eat, and the flies which mimic them in both fresh and salt-water. Basic casting instruction and some fishing for trout at the Connetquot River State Park Preserve included.

WHERE: Connetquot River State Park Preserve, main house

FEE: $125.00/person payable to "Friends of Connetquot, Inc." Seminar will be limited to a maximum of 20 participants, 16 years of age or older.

CONTACT/REGISTRATION: For more info or to register, please call 631-589-1240 or Email  Registration will close on April 6th.

21st Annual Trail Ride/Hike and Plant Sale

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. (rain or shine)

Food, Fun, Raffles.

Come join us for our 21st 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.


More Information or to register and pre-pay

Ladies' Tea PartyLadies' Tea

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: The Ladies' Tea Event is Sold Out.

Join us for our 6th Annual Ladies' Tea! Enjoy sumptious tea, muffins, scones, finger sandwiches and fabulous raffle prizes to celebrate the past, present, and future of the Connetquot River State Park Preserve.

Where: Connetquot River State Park Preserve - Main Room

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!

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