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FOC Received Three Grants!

The Friends are proud to announce that we have secured the following capacity building grants that will greatly help us in strengthening our organization for the benefit of Connetquot River State Park Preserve:

NYSCA/UHA Get Ready Grant

Parks & Trails New York Grant

NYSCA/UHA Get Set Grant

Click here to read the details of these grants

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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)

Gala Celebration

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Carl SafinaWhere: Captain Bill's - Bay Shore, NY

Friends of Connetquot cordially invite you to join us for an evening of fun at our 17th Annual Gala Celebration!  See the Gala page for more, including reservation/sponsorship information.

This year, the Friends will be honoring renowned author and conservation champion, Carl Safina, whom the committee selected to receive the Gil Bergen Preservationist Award.  Dr. Safina has written six books and is the recipient of several literary awards including the Lannan Award For Literature.  Dr. Safina has become a leading voice for conservation. Audubon Magazine has named him among 100 notable conservationists of the 20th century.

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

Breakfast and Birding

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Connetquot Breakfast and BirdingJoin Friends of Connetquot, Great South Bay Audubon Society and NY State Parks Environmental Education Office at Connetquot River State Park Preserve for a continental breakfast, an introduction to bird identification, and a walk in beautiful Connetquot Preserve to find and identify migrating and other resident birds.

Where: Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Main Building

No Cost for Breakfast - $4.00 per Adult - $8 Parking Fee (None with a N.Y.S. Empire Pass)
Registration is Required beginning 2 weeks prior to the event - Please call 631-581-1072  or email the Friends at

This Program is a collaboration of N.Y. State Parks, Friends of Connetquot, and Great South Bay Audubon.

Hunt Dinner

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

Hunt Dinner - Traditional hunt dinner, formal

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See the recap and photos from the 2013 Hunt Dinner

18th Annual Spring Fun Trail Ride

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 12:00 Noon (rain or shine)

18th Annual Spring Fun Trail Ride - Food, Fun, Raffles.

Come join us for our 18th 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.

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Fall Fly Fishing Outing

October 2015

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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