CONFERENCES & SYMPOSIA
1998 New York Folklore Society Annual Conference
PLAYING ON THE WATERS OF LONG ISLAND
September 18-20, 1998
Hallockville Museum Farm and Folklife Center
Riverhead, Long Island
At the 1998 fall conference, our participants were invited to:
EXPLORE the rich and diverse maritime traditions of Long Island, from commerical and recreational fishing to bay houses, from model boat builders to surfers.
JOIN fellow artists, folklorists, teachers, local historians, and others interested in Long Island culture and history for two days of stimulating presentations and discussions, folklife demonstrations, and fine home-cooked meals prepared and hosted by community groups.
ATTEND conference sessions of the New York Folklore Society featuring Long Islands baymen and bayhouses, the cultural traditions of people who work on the water, and maritime folklife.
Janice Marshall performs a song she wrote about crabbing for a musical review on Smith Island.
Ben McKeeby braves the claws of a Long Island crab.
Participants feasted on a clambake (where clams were the least of the meals offerings).
Reggie Jones displays woolen suit he wore in the 1940s as a lifeguard at Jones Beach.
Tom Walker considers the life of Jimmy Gavin, one of the founders of the National Maritime Union.
John Eilertsen, Cathy Lester, Stewart Lester, and Robert Bubka discuss fishing and surfing off Long Island’s shore.
Pete and Forrest Clock, Joan Jeffries, and Grace Remsen recount stories in Long Island bay houses.
|The New York Folklore Society’s programs are made possible in part with public funds from the Folk Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.