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“A World Within a World: Bay Houses of Long Island”

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Long Island  Traditions is proud to announce that the film documentary “A World Within a World: Bay Houses of Long Island” will air on both WLIW channel 21 and WNET channel 13. The documentary will air on WLIW on October 15, 2020 at 8pm and then again on WNET on October 25, 2020 at 7pm. The film documentary documents the history and traditions of Long Island’s South Shore bay houses in the Town of Hempstead.

The film documentary “A World Within a World: Bay Houses of Long Island” documents the history and traditions of Long Island’s South Shore bay houses in the Town of Hempstead. The film profiles Long Island families who have owned bay houses for over 100 years including the Muller, McNeece, Burchianti, Warasila, and Jankoski families. Based on fieldwork by folklorist and maritime ethnographer Nancy Solomon of Long Island Traditions, local filmmakers Barbara Weber and Greg Blank capture the essence of how bay house owners have persevered and endured through severe storms and hurricanes, as well as eroding marshlands, while preserving traditions that began in the early 19th century. Funding for the film was provided by the Robert L. Gardiner Foundation. Released March 2020.

“A World Within a World: Bay Houses of Long Island” will air as part of the Treasures of New York documentary series on public television. “The Bay Houses of Long Island are one of the true local treasures that we have on Long Island. This documentary shares exciting and interesting stories of what it is like to live in and to maintain these unique houses. These multigenerational houses cannot be sold which creates an air of intrigue to their existence and adds a bit of mystery to those that are interested in learning more about them.” said Nancy Solomon, Executive Director of Long Island Traditions.

 

“A World Within a World: Bay Houses of Long Island” is available for purchase on our website here: https://longislandtraditions.org/product/on-the-bay/

About the Author
Shoshanna M.

Shoshanna M.

Shoshanna McCollum is editor of Fire Island News. Author of two books, and award-winning journalist for multiple Fire Island and South Shore Long Island publications since 2000, she resides year round on Fire Island with her husband and many cats.

Venue

WNET, Channel 13

Organizer

Long Island Traditions
Phone:
(516) 767-8803
Website:
http://www.longislandtraditions.org