Two hundred and fifty years of history are preserved at the William Floyd Estate, which contains architectural features and artifacts from three centuries of American life.
The Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex consists of seven national wildlife refuges, two refuge sub-units and one wildlife management area. Collectively, the ten units are approximately 6,500 acres in size. Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge is home to the refuge complex headquarters and visitor center.
This 2,550 acre refuge on the south shore of Long Island is bisected by the Carmans River; a New York state designated scenic river and one of the largest on the island. Wertheim hosts a variety of habitats including oak-pine woodlands, grasslands and fresh, brackish and salt water wetlands. These habitats attract and support many types of wildlife including white-tailed deer, osprey, muskrat, fox, turtles, frogs and fish. The refuge also serves as a haven for waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors and songbirds.
On the large southern tract, a Manor House was built for Colonel "Tangier" Smith Smith's Point overlooking the east end of the Great South Bay. During the Revolutionary War the British confiscated the Manor House and erected a small fort. The location was well suited to protect the eastern end of the Great South Bay and the inlet from the Atlantic Ocean that then existed there. The Fort and Manor were destroyed by Major Benjamin Tallmadge and his dismounted dragoons when they attacked Fort St. George in 1780 and returned to Connecticut with the captured British soldiers. The Manor house was rebuilt after the war. Family legend has it that there were three generations of manor houses—the original house, the house destroyed during the Revolutionary War, and the present house. With its buildings and 127 acres. It is now also a public museum and park. The Manor House and grounds were given to the people of Brookhaven Town and the public at large in 1955 by Eugenie Annie Tangier Smith.
Beginning on March 10, 2015, the Rita Rech Museum of William Floyd School District History will be open to the public on Board of Education meeting nights from 6-8 pm. Community residents are encouraged to pay a visit to the museum which houses artifacts dating all the way back to the creation of the district in 1833 when it was known as District 32.
Interesting artifacts include a Board of Education ledger with handwritten notes from 1833 through the 1920s; nostalgic uniforms and sporting equipment; technology through the years; press clippings; photos; event programs; student sculptures; trophies and much more. The Rita Rech Museum is located in the high school near the auditorium. Remaining Board of Education meeting dates for this school year are: March 10, March 31, April 22, May 12, June 9 and June 30.
The TWA Flight 800 International Memorial and Garden is located adjacent to the Smith Point Pavilion. This site, which opened on July 17, 2002, was designed to honor the victims of the crash of Flight 800 off Fire Island on July 17, 1996.
In the wilderness, you can be free to explore, to discover a natural barrier island ecosystem, to savor the solitude. The Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness offers a barrier island experience like no other.
Be sure to properly prepare for your wilderness experience. There are no venomous snakes on Fire Island to be concerned about, but you're very likely to encounter dense thickets of catbriar and poison ivy, and in warmer weather, vast numbers of salt marsh mosquitoes and ticks. Wearing light-colored clothing and a wide-brimmed hat helps detect ticks and provides protection from the sun. Always be aware of changing weather conditions, tide and ocean conditions and rip currents, and your response to the heat or cold. For your safety, never swim alone.
From March 15 through Labor Day, pets are not permitted in the Fire Island Wilderness area or on the beach in front of the wilderness.
Smith Point, on the Fire Island barrier beach, is a haven for sportsmen, surfers and beach lovers. An extremely popular facility, the park's white sands, rolling Atlantic surf and adjoining camping facility attract Suffolk County residents and tourists each summer season. Reservations are required for all the sites in the campground. All sites have water, and many have electric hookups and sewers. Outer beach camping is available on first come, first served basis, beach conditions permitting. A nationally recognized team of lifeguards makes Smith Point its home base, providing ocean visitors with an extra-special safety feature. Off-road vehicles, with permit only, may drive on the western portion of the outer beach. All beach-goers are advised to respect the marked, protective fencing around the nest sites of endangered shorebirds inhabiting the ocean and bay beaches. Special events are scheduled throughout the summer months at Smith Point County Park.
The Carmans River flows through this scenic, pine-oak forested park. Southaven is a popular picnicking site, containing group areas capable of accommodating up to 1,000 people. Southaven's 1,356 acres also offer a bicycle hostel. Boating and freshwater fishing are permitted. Camping is also available, with sites for tents and trailers.
Long Island Live Steamers may well be the best kept secret on Long Island. Although thousands of visitors enjoy visiting and riding on our railroad every year, most Long Islanders have either never heard of us, or if they have, have yet to visit us on one of our "Public Run Days." Since most of our advertising is "word of mouth," those folks who do find us are usually very surprised by how much fun a day with Long Island Live Steamers really is!
The Town of Brookhaven’s Division of General Aviation operates and maintains the Brookhaven Calabro Airport. Located on 600 acres in Shirley, New York, this municipal facility handles more than 60,000 annual private aircraft operations (take-offs and landings).
The Brookhaven Airport was constructed during World War II to provide logistical support for U.S. Army Air Corps operations. Following the war, title of the Airport was transferred to New York State. The Town of Brookhaven acquired the Airport in 1961. The Airport was later renamed to honor the memory of Dr. Frank Calabro, an important figure in the development of this facility.
Revolutionary General Nathaniel Woodhull is interred at the Woodhull Family Cemetery located on Neighborhood Road and Lakeview Drive in Mastic Beach.
Working and supporting those who have served our nation.
The Chamber’s mission is to enhance economic growth through the promotion and development of the business community.
A charitable, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) agency, this organization is dedicated to promoting the physical, emotional and social potential of youth and their family members. The group endeavors to offer programs that provide healthy development through education, counseling, advocacy, training, prevention, volunteerism and support services.
The mission of the Cultural Arts Guild of Mastic Beach is to promote and highlight the visual and performing arts for the enrichment of our community. The Guild believes the arts have the power to stimulate and enhance quality of life and community pride. Its goal is to create an environment that honors and respects individual and collective: inspiration, creativity, passion, learning, discussion and sharing.
The Chamber highlights local businesses and supports further economic development within the Village.
The Society’s goals include developing educational programs by hosting an annual scholarship-essay contest and by giving presentations at local schools regarding the history of the area. The Historical Society is a 501(c)3 Public Charity organization.
Formed in 1928 and incorporated in 1931, this organization promotes neighborly feeling among community members. Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month at the Mastic Beach Property Owners Association Clubhouse at 7:30pm.
The Club offers opportunities to gather socially with fellow members.
This civic association brings together neighbors within the Osprey-Pointe community within the Village.
The Rotary Foundation helps fund humanitarian activities ranging from local service projects to global initiatives.
This association provides all residents of Mastic Beach and the William-Floyd community with opportunities to involve themselves in community affairs and to have a voice on community issues. Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month at the Mastic Beach Firehouse at 7pm.
A group of socially active seniors meet every Monday at the Mastic Beach Property Owners Association Clubhouse on Neighborhood Road. Social activities include trips, cards, coffee, lunch, etc. Any individual age 60 years and older. The group meets every Monday from 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. Call Fran Iodice 631-395-3286 for more information.
A wonderful social group that meets at the Mastic Beach Property Owners Association every Wednesday from 10:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. Cards are played after the meetings. For all Brookhaven residents, age 62 years and older. Stop by anytime.
Seeks to enable and encourage all residents of Mastic, Mastic Beach, Moriches and Shirley to improve quality of life through pride, teamwork and open communication.
342 Neighborhood Road, Mastic Beach, NY 11951
240 Mastic Road, Mastic Beach, NY 11951
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250 Neighborhood Road, Mastic Beach, NY 11951
89 Overlook Drive, Mastic Beach, NY 11951
240 Mastic Beach Road, Mastic Beach, NY 11951
Since it's inception The All Faith Soccer League has been proudly serving the community with a commitment to provide a fun, instructional, prayer-filled, environment in which our children can grow and thrive. Our families desire for intramural style, Saturday games will always be provided.
This is a sports based program designed for children age 5 and up with special needs and disabilities. The programs mission is to give our young athletes the beginning basics to participate in preparation for sports and developmental needs. Inclusion sports will offer socialization, interaction and peer unity in a team sport on their own individual level of participation.
Instructional youth football (tackle) and cheerleading. Football: ages 5 years to 12 years. Cheerleading: ages 5 years to 14 years.
Founded in 1961, this non-profit organization provides youth sports services to the Mastic, Mastic Beach and Shirley communities. Four types of sports and a special-needs program are offered. The sports club caters to boys and girls from four to eighteen years of age.
Provides organized sports program (40 sports) throughout Suffolk County for children 5-18 years of age. PAL operates sport camps including basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, golf, baseball, softball, etc.
This organization offers the Tri-Hamlet community youth the opportunity to play baseball in a safe environment that is fun while teaching the game of baseball.
This non-profit entity has been serving the youth of our community since 1958.
New York State Capitol Building
State Street and Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12224
One Independence Hill
Farmingville, New York 11738
H. Lee Dennison Building
100 Veterans Memorial Highway
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, New York 11788
Riverhead County Center
County Road 51
Riverhead, New York 11901
1491 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, New York 11967
The Community Library offers a number of programs and resources
for residents including career counseling, homework help and
senior-advocate services, just to name a few.
407 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, New York 11967
Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk is an independently operated affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Its mission is to work in partnership with thousands of Suffolk County volunteers and responsible families of all races, religions, and creeds to "...build and renovate homes so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which people can live and grow into all that God intended."
Founded in 2010 by Kyo Sa Nim Mark Anthony Wickline, his vision was to create an International Institution that would ensure that anyone who wanted to train in Martial Science/Arts would not be turned away for financial reasons. For every hour he gives children who train with him, he asks in return that they volunteer within the community.
The Center's Mission, in part, is to work with volunteers and other non-profit agencies and religious organizations to bring together people to rebuild our community.
250 Neighborhood Road
Mastic Beach, New York 11951
This 501c3-pending non-profit organization works to better the Tri-Hamlet community by helping pets and their families through education and support. Its goal is to decrease pet overpopulation and homelessness while helping both people and animals by providing access to spay/neuter programs, low-cost veterinary care, supplies, training and access to additional resources while advocating for stronger animal-welfare laws.
Post Office Box 404, Mastic Beach, New York 11951
This organization is an excellent resource dedicated to helping people keep themselves, their families and their communities safe from crime.
1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20036
This all-volunteer organization was established in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and assists residents who are recovering from disaster, those who suffer from food insecurity and those requiring resource linkage for conventional needs. Its Food Pantry is located at the Mastic Beach Hebrew Center at 218 Neighborhood Road, Mastic Beach, New York, and accepts and deeply appreciates nonperishable food items, toiletries and baby items such as diapers, baby wipes and food/formula.
This organization enables individuals to donate their unwanted vehicles by arranging for easy pick-up and free towing. You are invited to receive a tax-deductible receipt all while helping children and supporting Make-A-Wish®.