Don't Miss the Holiday Tree Lighting, and More
Holiday Tree Lighting—This Saturday!
We hope you can join us on Saturday, December 3rd, at 4:30 p.m. for our annual BBCA tree lighting. We will kick off the holiday season with some simple libations, cookies, carols, and cheer.
We have it on good authority that Santa will be arriving around 5 p.m. with some goody bags for the children. And we hear that he will be arriving in a very special sleigh, appropriate for a visit to the beach—come and see what it’s all about!
Town of Babylon Historian and Archivist Mary Cascone wants everyone to know that while she helped with the current Long Island Life Saving Stations exhibit at the Babylon Library (mentioned in my last newsletter), it was actually presented by the Village of Babylon Historical and Preservation Society.
Babylon Holiday Model Train Display, Opening Friday
But, speaking of Mary Cascone, she and her office will be hosting the 2016 Annual Holiday Model Train Display at Town of Babylon History Museum, Old Town Hall, 47 West Main Street, Babylon Village. It will be opening this Fridaynight, December 2nd, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.during the Old Fashioned Village Christmas. After that, you can see the trains on Fridays through Sundays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. until January 8th, 2017.
It’s a wonderful display, especially for children, featuring replicas of many Babylon buildings and points of interest. Debuting this year is a scale model of our own Oak Beach Life Saving Station, made by Mary’s husband Jason – don’t miss it!
—Jed Meade, 11/29/2016
Events at the Babylon Public Library
Explore Local History
An exhibit about Long Island Life Saving Stations, featuring ours at Oak Beach, is currently on display in the lobby of the Babylon Public Library, 24 South Carll Ave, Babylon. Presented by TOB Historian Mary Cascone, it should run until at least the end of the month.
Tom Morris Talks Islands of Content
Speaking of the Babylon Public Library, Tom Morris, author and Oak Island resident, will give a talk there about his book Islands of Content; A History of Oak Island, Oak Island Beach and Captree Island, New York. The event is on Tuesday, November 29th at 7 p.m. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase for $25.
--Jed Meade, 11/22/2016
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