Stony Brook Village Audio Experience
March 1, 2022 - March 1, 2023
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Stony Brook Village


The Stony Brook Audio Experience is a self-guided exploration of the Stony Brook Village area. Visitors of the village can learn about the intricate, rich history and the quirky stories of the people who have lived here. Currently, the Three Village Inn, the Jazz Loft and Stony Brook Village’s Harbor Crescent, Inner Court and Market Square are available. Additional stories will be added about other locations in the near future.


The Stony Brook Audio Experience is free to the public, and accessible throughout the village by scanning QR codes.

Tour The Stony Brook Grist Mill
April 16, 2022 - October 31, 2022
1:00PM - 4:00PM

The Stony Brook Grist Mill


The Stony Brook Grist Mill Tours Are Back!


Open to the public for guided tours and a Country Store on Sundays from 1pm – 4:00pm, now through October

Learn about the inner workings of the mill as it crushes grain into flour and hear about its 323 year history on a guided tour will a miller!


$4 for adults, $2 for children. Cash only.


For more information on the Stony Brook Grist Mill and for programs and large group tours, call The Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO) at 631.751.2244



Discovery Wetlands Cruise
May 16, 2022 - October 10, 2022
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Stony Brook Harbor


Across Dock Road from the Three Village Inn, the Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s pontoon boat “Discovery” departs from Stony Brook Marine Services located in Stony Brook, NY. The 27 passenger vessel cruises through the organization’s 88-acre wetlands preserve for a 1 1/2 hour tour.  A naturalist on board explains the wildlife that passengers observe, the natural and human history of the area and the individuals and events that have shaped it!


View the schedule here


To make a reservation and for any questions, please call 631-751-2244. 





Stony Brook Harbor Walk: A Walker’s Paradise
June 8, 2022 - December 31, 2022
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Stony Brook Village Center


A Mile Walk Starting at The Corner of 25A & Main St. to Stony Brook Harbor


What is the Harbor Walk?

A path along Main Street that visits places of nature and history in Stony Brook Village


Take this free walk and discover:

  • Mill Pond Park
  • Stony Brook Grist Mill
  • Hercules Pavilion
  • Stony Brook Harbor

…And so much more!

Read all kiosks on your walk to learn about history and nature!

Don’t Just Hang Around – Register for the Scarecrow Competition!
August 30, 2022 - October 26, 2022
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Stony Brook Village Center


The Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s 32nd Annual Scarecrow Competition is back! Register as an individual, group or professional and create a scarecrow masterpiece. First place winners will receive a cash prize. Registration and entry fee of $30 due by Wednesday, September 28th.


Vote for your favorite scarecrows between October 1 and October 26. Ballots can be found in all shops and eateries in Stony Brook Village and must be returned to shops no later than October 26th to be counted. Winners will be notified on Friday, October 28th by 5pm and will be announced during the Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s Halloween Festival on October 31st.


Registration for this event is required. You can pick up a registration form at any of the shops in Stony Brook Village, or you can download it digitally by clicking HERE!


To enter this competition, please return the completed registration form to the Ward Melville Heritage Organization – P.O. Box 572, Stony Brook, NY 11790, with the entry fee of $30.


For more information on the Scarecrow Competition, the Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO) or the Halloween Festival, please call the WMHO at 631-751-2244.

Unwind and Uncork History: A Walking Tour Experience at the Stony Brook Grist Mill
September 30, 2022
11am or 3pm -

Stony Brook Grist Mill


 *** The 3pm session is SOLD OUT. An 11am session has been ADDED!***

Join the Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO) in a new walking tour experience, Unwind & Uncork History: The Story of Wine & the Stony Brook Grist Mill on Friday, September 30 at 11am or 3pm. $25 per person, includes bottle of authentic Catawba wine from Lake Side Emotions Wine Boutique and program. All participants must be 21 or older. Registration required.



In this walking tour experience, tour-goers will “uncork” the stories of the Stony Brook Grist Mill (c. 1751), the sight of Long Island’s very first vineyard. This will include a tour of the Stony Brook Grist Mill, the scandalous story of Edward Kane, his Lakeside Wine Company, and a brief lesson on wine. The tour will begin at Tranquility Park (also known as T. Bayles Minuse Mill Pond Park) across from the Stony Brook Grist Mill, and will end at Lake Side Emotions Wine Boutique, which gained its name from Kane’s Lakeside Wine Company.



To learn more about the Unwind & Uncork History program, to register and to learn more about the WMHO, call (631)751-2244.

Patriots and Poultices: A Family Fun Experience at the Thompson House
October 22, 2022
10AM, 11:30AM or 1PM -

The Thompson House


Secrets and Spirits: A Stony Brook Village Walking Tour
October 27, 2022 - October 28, 2022
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Stony Brook Village Center