Take a break from all the holiday preparations and come on down to Stony Brook for the Long Island Museum’s Open House and Decoy Day celebration on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m! The day includes decoy carving demonstrations, a discussion about fishing on Long Island and live music. You’ll meet:
- Captain Don Law a full-time charter boat captain from Hampton Bays who began carving decoys in the 8th grade!
- George Rigby, Jr., a descendant of baymen who settled on LI in the early 1900s.
- Don Bennet, whose family has worked the LI waters for more than 100 years.
- Sarah Broadwell, a full-time fishing captain with the Viking Fleet based in Montauk, who works with students, teachers and recreational fishermen, lecturing about responsible fishing.
- Stuart Markus, a fixture on Long Island’s folk and acoustic scene.
- Traditional folk singer Larry Moser.
- Max Rowland, banjo master and folk musician, who’s family history includes several sea captains.