Annual Friends of Connetquot Gala Celebration

Thursday, December 5, 2024 - 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Snapper Inn Waterfront Restaurant in Oakdale, NY

  • Cocktail hour with passed hors d'oeuvres
  • Dinner Buffet
  • Open Bar
  • See below to purchase tickets

Friends of Connetquot is a 501(C)3 charitable organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the 3,473-acre Connetquot River State Park Preserve, formerly the historic South Side Sportsmen’s Club. Since 1977, the Friends have been at the forefront of many exciting projects to restore its historic structures and conserve its pristine landscape. Now celebrating our 27th Anniversary, we are planning for our annual fundraiser to be held on December 5th at The Snapper Inn in Oakdale. This is our major fundraiser, and we hope to have many fine gifts as raffle and auction prizes. We do hope you will help us!

Reservations Accepted through November 28th, 2024

Past Honorees of the Gil Bergen Preservationist Award

  • 2013 - Gil Bergen
  • 2014 - Carl Safina
  • 2015 - Dr. Richard ("Doc") Steinberger
  • 2016 - Fran Levesque
  • 2017 - Jerry and Rita Trapani
  • 2018 - No honoree - We honored the life and memory of Gil Bergen
  • 2019 - Dr. Wayne Horsley
  • 2020 - The Honorable Peter Fox Cohalan
  • 2021 - No Honoree
  • 2022 - John Remmer
  • 2023 - Susanne Wuehler

Gala Tickets are not yet available.