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Upcoming Friends of Connetquot Events

Historical Societies and Libraries of Islip - Open House

Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 12:00 pm

Sportsman's ClubHistorical Societies and Libraries of Islip, you are cordially invited to the Friends of Connetquot’s Open House!

Come tour the grounds and buildings. Light Refreshments will be served. Please bring copies of your recent newsletters or other Society pamphlets to share with others. Please extend this invitation to all of your members. We ask for an rsvp so we have adequate docents and refreshments.

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Fly Fishing With A Friend

Monday, May 30, 2022 - Three Sessions - 8:00am, 12:00pm, 4:00pm

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! Three sessions are available at $30 per session. Choose the session that works around your Family’s Memorial Day Plans! There's a maximum of 25 spots per session.

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Idle Hour: Home of the Royal Fraternity of Master Metaphysicians

Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 1:00 pm

Idle HourJoin us to learn about the history of Peace Haven, Oakdale, NY. In 1938 James B. Schafer purchased Idle Hour from the Vanderbilt Estate. He renamed it Peace Haven and begun the task of revitalization after 9 years of neglect. July 4, 1938 was the grand opening of Peace Haven and it became home to the Royal Fraternity of Master Metaphysicians. The group believed that thought could manifest material outcomes and believed immortality was achievable. To attain that end Baby Jean became an experiment in eternal life. Peace Haven operated as a faith center, retreat center, learning center, an upscale hotel and youth camp. The Royal Fraternity of Master Metaphysicians at its peak had two thousand members. Yet, neither the founder nor the place achieved immortality.

Lectures are free for members of Friends of Connetquot. Non-members pay $5/person at the door.

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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.