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
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' Annual Membership Meeting
October 1, 2016 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Main Building
We're sorry to announce that this event has been postponed. Please
check back, sign up for our email list or "like" us on Facebook for updates
on when this event will be rescheduled.
Sunday, October 16 - 8:00 a.m.
The Friends are planning a 'Photographers get-together' at Connetquot
Preserve on Sunday, October 16 at 8:00 am. Foliage is beginning to turn and
birds are still migrating. If you are interested, we will meet in front of
the mill at 8:00 a.m.
There is an $8.00 parking fee for those without an Empire Passport.
November 7th, 2016
Where: Captain Bill's - Bay Shore, NY
Friends of Connetquot cordially invite you to join us for an evening of fun at our 19th
Annual Gala Celebration!
See the Gala page for
more, including reservation/sponsorship information
and how to contribute prizes for the auctions.
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
Birding and Breakfast programs, Photography Workshops, and the restoration of the many historic structures on the Preserve's grounds. The focus of this year’s Gala is the restoration of the historic
Colonial Grist Mill and the work needed to re-open the Fish Hatchery. When complete, we anticipate both will be major tourist attractions for the area, which will no doubt benefit others in the community as well.
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!
20th Annual Spring Fun Trail Ride
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 12:00 Noon (rain or shine)
19th Annual Spring Fun Trail Ride - Food, Fun, Raffles.
Come join us for our 20th 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 Chinese Raffle for many wonderful prizes donated by generous friends.
More Information or to register and pre-pay
I Love My Park Day
Sponsored by Parks & Trails New York
Beautification, clean up, and conservation projects are planned in Parks all across New York State. Show your love for Connetquot River State Park Preserve by joining a volunteer team to make this wonderful park even better.
Fall Fly Fishing Outing
October 2017 - Exact Date T.B.A.
The Friends would like to invite all to enjoy a day of fly fishing and a tasty gourmet lunch (catered by the Snapper Inn) on the beautiful Connetquot River.
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