Long Island Traditions

Long Island Traditions documents local architecture, from beach bungalows and bay houses to garden apartments and farm buildings. As fishermen and farmers disappear, we fight for the preservation of Long Island's contemporary maritime and farming culture throughout the region.To recognize and pay tribute to Long Island's diverse ethnic cultures, we support Irish stepdance, African American quilting, gospel and blues music, Jewish klezmer music, Native American stories and crafts, and the traditions of recent immigrants from Central and South America, India and Asia.  Through field interviews and oral histories, we seek to break down the barriers that divide us, so that we can share in the power and excellence of our family traditions.

Superstorm Sandy

In 2012 Superstorm Sandy destroyed over 20 bay houses, leaving 14 remaining in the Town of Hempstead.

Freeport Waters

Long Island Traditions, in collaboration with City Lore and th