Events

Stony Brook Grist Mill Tours
June 13, 2021 - October 31, 2021
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

100 Harbor Rd
Stony Brook, New York 11790

631-751-2244

The Stony Brook Grist Mill is open to the public for guided tours with a miller and a Country Store on Sundays from 1pm – 4:30pm, starting June 13th through October.

Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children.

COVID-19: Masks are required to be worn inside the mill and Country Store. Social distancing will be enforced. No more than eight (8) visitors in the mill at a time.

The Stony Brook Grist Mill, Long Island’s most completely equipped working mill, is listed on the National and New York State Register of Historic Places.
The Stony Brook Grist Mill has been a community structure of the Three Village area for over 300 years.

During the 1800s, a vineyard was planted on the island in the Mill Pond. Catawba grapes were pressed and fermented in the Stony Brook Grist Mill, bottled in Brooklyn and sold at a nearby tavern. In earlier times, the mill was the center of community life. People exchanged news and gossip as they waited for the miller to grind their grain. Alois Kopriva, who emigrated from Poland, played the violin and entertained his guests with gypsy music. Kopriva was also an advocate for women’s right to vote.

As recently as the 1950s, farmers still brought their wheat and corn to be ground at the mill. Miller Schaefer ground natural wheat at the mill and shipped his “health food” to customers in 42 states.

The 31st Annual Scarecrow Competition
September 24, 2021 - October 25, 2021
12am - 5pm

Stony Brook Village Center

631-751-2244

It’s back!! The Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s 31st Annual Scarecrow Competition – where scarecrows line the walkways all throughout Stony Brook Village! Create your own scarecrow masterpiece! Cash prizes for winners in three categories (previous winner/professional, adult/family, children (under 12).

 

Registration form and fee of $25 is due for the Scarecrow Competition by Friday, September 24th. Download a printable version of the registration form HERE!

 

Scarecrows are on display for voting from Friday, October 1st to Monday, October 25th.

The winners will be announced on October 29th at the Annual Halloween Festival!

 

For more information, call the Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO) at 631-751-2244.

Stony Brook Village Secrets and Spirits Walking Tour
October 28, 2021
2:50pm - 4:00pm

Stony Brook Village Post Office

631-751-2244

Take a stroll through Stony Brook Village and hear the spooky stories of its former visitors and residents. Thursday, October 28 at 2:50pm & October 29 at 10:50am, $10 pp.

 

Call the Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO) at 631-751-2244 to reserve your spot.

Stony Brook Village Secrets and Spirits Walking Tour
October 29, 2021
10:50am - 12:00pm

Stony Brook Village Post Office

631-751-2244

Take a stroll through Stony Brook Village and hear the spooky stories of its former visitors and residents. Thursday, October 28 at 2:50pm & October 29 at 10:50am, $10 pp.

 

Call the Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO) at 631-751-2244 to reserve your spot.

The 31st Annual Halloween Festival!
October 29, 2021
2pm - 5pm

Stony Brook Village Center

631-751-2244

Trick-or-Treating throughout the Stony Brook Village Center at shops. Enjoy children’s games and Monster Mash dancing – wear your best costume! See if you can scare Monster Merlin and join the Halloween Parade at 4pm!

FREE

The 42nd Annual Tree Competition
December 5, 2021 - December 22, 2021
12am - 5pm

Stony Brook Village Center

631-751-2244

Bring out your Holiday spirit and decorate a tree lining the walkways of Stony Brook Village in the Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s 42nd Annual Holiday Tree Competition!

 

Vote for your favorite tree December 5 through December 20. Winner announced on December 22 will receive a $150 gift certificate to Stony Brook Village.

 

Entry information coming soon! 

The 42nd Annual Holiday Festival
December 5, 2021
12:00pm - 6:00PM

Stony Brook Village Center

631-751-2244

Join the Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO) in its celebration of the 42nd Annual Holiday Festival! Vote for your favorite tree in the 42nd Annual Holiday Tree Competition; Legends & Spies Puppet Procession; Santa will listen to children’s wishes; Holiday Train Display at Wiggs Opticians; Carolers and live music before the Holiday Tree Lighting at 5:30pm on the Village Green.

 

FREE

 

For more information, please call the WMHO at 631-751-2244.