Perfect Maritiming: The Ida May Project and The Bay of Imbalance
Challenge: The Ida May Project
March 2 at 7 pm in the Koenig Center
On Thursday, March 2, at 7 pm in the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Angela Koenig Center, volunteers from the Ida May Project will be on hand to discuss the work to date on replicating an oyster dredge that worked the waters of Oyster Bay Harbor for over 75 years. The program is free and open to the public.
Following a screening of the 1981 film Portrait of an Oysterman, the evening’s presentation will reprise briefly the history of Ida May, the origin of the project and the involvement of volunteers in the construction effort, before turning to the building process itself and the progress made so far. Photos will illustrate the work that has been accomplished to date. Following the presentation a panel discussion with some of the Ida May Project volunteers will take a look at their experiences building a traditional wooden boat, their reasons for accepting the challenge, and their thoughts on what it all means to the community. A question-and-answer session will complete the evening.
The program takes place in the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Angela Koenig Center at 20 Summit Street in Oyster Bay. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 516-922-5032.
A Long Island Traditions Presentation
The Bay of Imbalance
A Film Screening at the Oyster Bay Historical Society
March 16, 2017, at 7 p.m.
The North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association is working with filmmaker Eric Gulbransen on the production of a new documentary, The Bay Of Imbalance. In this informal preliminary viewing, you’ll get an update on the issues raised in the film and learn more from baymen involved with the project.
The program takes place in the Oyster Bay Historical Society's Angela Koenig Research Center at 20 Summit Street in Oyster Bay. Admission is free and open to the public.