Time to get your 2023 Connetquot Bridle Path Permit - More information and discounts at local feed and tack shops!

Annual Friends of Connetquot Silver Anniversary Gala Celebration

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Snapper Inn Waterfront Restaurant in Oakdale, NY

SOLD OUT! Purchase Grand Prize Raffle Tickets Below

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

A look back to when it all began!

This year we are pleased to present our Gil Bergen Preservationist Award to historical preservationist and craftsman, John Remmer. John has done amazing work in almost every building on the grounds, most notably his restoration of the 18th-Century Nicoll Grist Mill.

John has now turned his attention to Connetquot's historic Ice House, a rare example of late 19th-Century utilitarian architecture.  This Shingle-style structure is sized between small, domestic ice houses and giant commercial operations;  few of this size still exist.  We hope to turn it into an ADA-accessible interpretive center - and it must be preserved.

The Friends of Connetquot invite you to celebrate this wonderful evening of accomplishments.  Your contribution is tax deductible and will help preserve the Ice House.

We encourage you to participate and support as we celebrate the amazing work of John Remmer which is evident throughout the Preserve including the Grist Mill, Pump House, Gun Closet, Franklin Stove, Porch Bench, and Ice House

Reservations Accepted through November 21st, 2022

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

Purchase Raffle Tickets!

The Gala is Sold Out and Journal Ads are also complete! If you would like to support this fundraiser, you can make a donation via our donation page OR purchase raffle tickets using the form below for our Grand Prize - A Cruise of the Great South Bay aboard the 1888 National Historic landmark oyster sloop Priscille & dinner at The Snapper Inn for eight.  Raffles will be available through November 28th, 2022.

Fill out my online form.