Five years after Super Storm Sandy, the region’s most recent battle with nature, this all-day symposium explores storm preparation, recovery and moving forward. Local residents, folklorists, historians, community planners and architects will share stories and memories of Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane’s Irene, Gloria and Lee, among others.
Speakers include Jonathan Bergman, historian, author & expert on hurricane & disaster relief; John Jiler, author, Dark Wind; Tom Doheny, Town of Hempstead Commissioner of Conservation & Waterways; Chip Duryea, Montauk resident; Christopher Kretz, Stony Brook University, Southampton; Pieter Roos, Founder, Keeping History Above Water; Joe Pignataro, Freeport architect; Anthony Rector, Long Beach contractor; Mike Sartoretti, Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club; Alison Muller, bay house owner and Freeport resident, Nancy Solomon, Director of Long Island Traditions and curator of the In Harm’s Way exhibition; Jen & Steven Meschkow, Long Beach Residents; Rob Cody, Professor of Architecture, New York Institute of Technology; Joe Gallinaro, Long Beach architect; and Al & Artie Grover, Freeport residents; and Joshua Ruff, Director of Collections & Interpretation, Long Island Museum.
Price includes symposium reservation and museum admission only. Optional additional fee for lunch. Pre-registration is required. Member discount applies. Call extension 212 or contact Beth Chiarelli at firstname.lastname@example.org for information, or register online.
Registration begins at 9:45 a.m.