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Nancy Solomon Featured in Newsday

Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson
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Executive Director of Long Island Traditions Nancy Solomon has been featured, along with her extensive work on Long Island bay houses, in an article by Jim Merritt for Newsday: "Hempstead's Bay Houses and Their Guardian Angel."

To quote from the article, 

"For 30 years, Solomon has battled the effects of the elements, bureaucracy and even resistance from some of the bay house owners to rescue houses that for generations had been way stations for commercial fishermen, and winter refuges for professional duck hunters.

Her nonprofit, Long Island Traditions, has also documented the traditions of African-American quilters and gospel singers, immigrant Dominican musicians, and Portuguese and Greek dancers on Long Island. But her magnum opus may well be 'In Harm’s Way,' an exhibition she guest-curated at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook that ran through Dec. 31, 2017. A miniature bay house was displayed among the artifacts, hands-on activities and photographs illustrating how Long Islanders recover from natural disasters.

Town of Hempstead officials praise Solomon for her bay house advocacy. Conservation and Waterways Commissioner Thomas Doheny acknowledged Solomon’s work 'to preserve the bay houses, the maritime fishing traditions of clamming, harvesting bait, living on the bay and the life histories of baymen and maritime folklore.' Doheny said Solomon has helped the public appreciate the importance of baymen, the bay houses and 'the skills that enable people to earn a living on the bay.'


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