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.

Salt Marsh Scientists
July 26, 2021 - July 30, 2021
10:00am - 1:00pm

WMHO’s Ernst Marine Conservation Center in West Meadow Creek

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Salt Marsh Scientists (ages 13 to 17) runs from July 26th to the 30th. This open-air outdoors program emphasizes on hands-on exploration of plant and animals species along the shoreline, student driven research projects, and scavenger hunts to compare & contrast the marsh and sandy beach habitats.

$275 per student.

Click HERE to print out the Summer of Science registration form.

Salt Marsh Detectives
August 9, 2021 - August 13, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am

WMHO’s Ernst Marine Conservation Center in West Meadow Creek

631-751-2244

Salt Marsh Detectives (ages 10 to 12) runs from August 9th to the 13th.This open-air outdoors programs emphasize hands-on exploration of plant and animals species along the shoreline, student driven research projects, and scavenger hunts to compare & contrast the marsh and sandy beach habitats.

$250 per student

Click HERE to print out the Summer of Science registration form.

Summer Concerts on the Green
August 15, 2021 - August 29, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

129 Main Street
Stony Brook, NY

631-751-2244

August 15 from 7 to 9 PM Carolyn Benson & the Anthem Band: A Tribute to America

August 29 from 7 to 9 PM with Tom Manuel & the Jazz Loft Big Band

Stony Brook Village Secrets Walking Tours
August 26, 2021
12:50 PM - 3:50 PM

129 Main Street
Stony Brook, NY

631-751-2244

August 26th

TWO Sessions per day!

12:50 PM & 2:50 PM

$10 Per Person

 

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through beautiful Stony Brook Village while hearing the quirky, real stories of the people who lived here and the landmarks that make it unique!

 

Newly uncovered stories include the rumrunners of Stony Brook Harbor, William Tillman and his clash with Confederates, Mount’s painting palette, the creation of Creek Road, and in honor of Stony Brook Village’s 80th anniversary – the story of the Stony Brook Post Office’s wing-flapping mechanical eagle.

 

*This is an in-person activity.

Please call the Ward Melville Heritage Organization at 631-751-2244 for more information and to register.

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 COMING SOON.

 

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 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.