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)
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 8:00 a.m.
informal get-together to share information on equipment, photo tips,
favorite sites and other useful knowledge.
Free continental breakfast.
Open to all levels of photo experience, beginner to expert.
Where: Connetquot River State Park Preserve,
Meet at the Main Building
Program and Refreshments are free and open to all - $8 Parking Fee (None with a N.Y.S. Empire Pass)
Registration is Required. To reserve your spot in this popular workshop, beginning 2 weeks prior to the event, call the Preserve at 631-581-1072 or
fill out RSVP form below.
19th Annual Spring Fun Trail Ride
Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 12:00 Noon (rain or shine)
19th Annual Spring Fun Trail Ride - Food, Fun, Raffles.
Come join us for our 19th 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
Birding and Breakfast
Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Join 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)
Reservation is Required beginning 2 weeks prior to the event -
Please call 631-581-1072 or fill out the registration form on
the Birding and Breakfast page.
This Program is a collaboration of N.Y. State Parks, Friends of Connetquot, and Great South Bay Audubon.
Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 11:00 a.m.
Join us for our 3rd 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 -
Fee: $30/person and A HAT IS MANDATORY!
Reservations are Required
Please R.S.V.P. by 6/5/16 to 631-567-5042
Fall Fly Fishing Outing
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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Venue to be determined
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.
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!