Calendar of Events

Upcoming Friends of Connetquot Events

We're always looking for new programs to offer you. Please check back, follow us on social media or, for timely updates, sign-up for our email list.

Fishing With a Friend

Monday, April 29, 2024 - Two Sessions - 8:00am & 12:00pm

Sportsman's ClubClub style fly fishing for FOC Members ONLY!

What's club style? There's no assigned beat! Walk the river from beat 1 to 30 and back again! This is a wonderful opportunity to try a site you've wondered about but didn't want to commit to! Sessions are available at $25 per session. There's a maximum of 25 spots per session. Purchase the day and we will supply lunch!

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I Love My Park Day

Saturday, May 4, 2024

I Love My Park Day LogoBeautification, 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.

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Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

painterCalling all Painters and Art Enthusiasts

Islip Arts Council is hosting their second year of "Pleinathon" - An all day plein air painting marathing at Connetquot River State Park Preserve.

In addition to the event, participants get to showcase their finished pieces at the Islip Arts Council Gallery from June 4th to June 28th.

Go out and pick your favorite spot to paint and connect with nature.

General admission: $35

Free for ages 18 and under (10% discount to Islip Arts Center members)

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Friends of Connetquot Fly Fishing Clinic

Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

People talking about fly fishingFree instruction open to everyone 16 years and older but you must make a reservation.

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5th Annual Long Island Women’s Fishing Expo

Saturday, September 14th, 2024 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Women FishingFREE event* hosted by women for women! Learn how to Fly-Fish on the beautiful Connetquot River! Pre-Registration Required - Vendors, Clubs, Volunteers Needed.

Fly Fishing Clinic, Fly Casting Instruction, Basic Knot Tying, Trout Hatchery Tour, Fisheries Management, Advanced Fishing Info, and more...

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Upcoming Park Nature Programs

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 all events.