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THE ARTS

BROADHOLLOW THEATER
265 East Main Street, Suite 162 Address East Islip, NY 11730
(631) 581-2700

Offers programs in theatre arts including Children's Theatre, Education Repertory, Academy of Musical Theater, TFT: Theater for Teens, and Musical Summer Camp. Call or visit website for additional information.
Nonprofit
E-Mail: BroadHollowWeb@aol.com

ISLIP ART MUSEUM
50 Irish Lane, East Islip, New York 11730-2098
(631) 224-5402
Fax: (631) 224-5440

The leading exhibition space for contemporary art on Long Island. The Museum presents five exhibitions a year in its main galleries. Exhibitions are organized to reflect issues and concerns in the current art world.
E-Mail: info@islipartmuseum.org

ISLIP ARTS COUNCIL, INC.
50 Irish Lane Address East Islip, NY 11730-2098
(631) 224-5420
(631) 224-5418
Fax: (631) 224-5440

Provides cultural programs covering a wide variety of disciplines in the towns of Babylon, Brookhaven, Huntington and Islip.
Nonprofit
E-mail: IACouncil@aol.com

DISABLED

CLEARY SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
East Islip High School
Islip Terrace, NY 11752
(631) 581-1600 Ext. 360
Fax: (631) 581-1386

Provides education to students who are deaf in mainstream and individual class settings.
Hours: M-F 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Wheelchair accessible

SUFFOLK HEARING AND SPEECH CENTER, INC.
369 East Main Street Address East Islip, NY 11730
(631) 277-6000
Fax: (631) 277-6862

Provides diagnostic speech, language and swallowing evaluation to adults with a variety of communication deficits. Individual therapy sessions are also available.
Nonprofit

EDUCATION

DOWLING COLLEGE
1-800-DOWLING (369-5464)

Information about admissions, campus life, and academic programs.

EAST ISLIP SCHOOL DISTRICT
(631) 581-1600

This site provides a directory of administration and staff, a district web calendar, and resources for the schools in the East Islip School District.

*Copies of East Islip School District Board Minutes from 1993 to the Present, East Islip School Youth Football League Minutes for 2004, and East Islip High School Yearbooks 1965-to the Present are housed in the Reference Office.  If you would like to see any of these items, just ask a Reference Librarian*

EMPLOYMENT

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL SERVICE
Albany, NY 12239
(518) 457-2487
1-877-697-5627
Features examination schedules and information, job titles and salaries, and frequently asked questions.
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
E-Mail: pio@cs.state.ny.us

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
W. Averell Harriman State Office Campus
Building 12
Albany, NY 12240
(518) 457-9000
1-800-HIRE-992

Includes details on laws affecting employees and employers, unemployment insurance, and the state's welfare-to-work program.
E-Mail: nysdol@labor.state.ny.us

Government and Civic Resources

Suffolk County Police Non-Emergency # 852-COPS


NON-EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
(631) 852-COPS

This service frees up 911 lines and operators for true emergencies, yet still provides citizens with an avenue for calling police about loud parties, barking dogs and other non-life-threatening situations.

ISLIP HOTLINE
(631) 277-4700 (24 hours 751-7500)

A completely confidential hotline, manned with highly trained staff to answer the simplest of questions, refer callers to the appropriate agencies, or just listen. Spanish speaking services are also available Sunday afternoons.

SUFFOLK COUNTY GOVERNMET
(631) 853-4000

News and resources pertaining to Suffolk County.

TOWN OF ISLIP
655 Main Street in Islip
(631) 224-5691

This website has been designed as an informational guide to various departments and facilities within the Town of Islip. Here, you can find information on recreational pursuits, such as pools, parks, marinas, beaches and seasonal programs. You can also find applications, brochures and forms, as well as news items, events and a directory for offices and elected officials.

EAST ISLIP POST OFFICE
11 Greenwood Ave
East Islip, NY 11730
(631) 581-4242

GREAT RIVER POST OFFICE
(631) 581-2130

ISLIP TERRACE POST OFFICE
136 Carleton Ave
Islip Terrace, NY 11752
(631) 581-8292

EAST ISLIP FIRE DEPARTMENT
30 East Main Street
East Islip, NY 11730
(631) 224-1712
Fax: (631) 581-1039
Emergency Fire or Ambulance: (631) 581-6553

Web Site for the Diversity Visa Program
The Congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes available 50,000 permanent resident visas annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to persons who meet strict eligibility requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.

Laws of Suffolk County

Islip Town Code

HELP

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS
P.O. Box 460
HELPLINE: (631) 689-NANA (6262)
Islip Terrace, NY 11752

A twelve-step program for drug abusers offered at various locations throughout Suffolk County. Call for times and locations.
E-Mail: pi@sasna.net

1800FREE411
A free online telephone directory.

Anywho.Com
An online directory for finding people, places, and businesses.

LOCAL HISTORY

EAST ISLIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY
P.O. Box 456 Address Great River, NY 11739

Preserves and exhibits local history and presents programs on local history of East Islip.
E-Mail: eihs@eastislip.org

EAST ISLIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
LOCAL HISTORY ROOM

LOCAL LINKS

EAST ISLIP COMMUNITY CHAMBER
P.O. Box 88
East Islip, NY 11730
Michael Visgauss at (631) 581-1200

This site offers information on becoming a member of the East Islip Chamber of Commerce.

ISLIP LIFE
Islip Life serves the Long Island towns of Islip, Islip Terrace, East Islip, and Great River. Islip Life exists to help the residents of the Islip's communicate and find useful information quickly.

EAST ISLIP, LONG ISLAND NY, PROFILE (SUFFOLK COUNTY)
This site contains general information about the town of East Islip, including location, census data, economy, real estate, and important places.

LONG ISLAND INDEX
229 Seventh Street, Suite 306
Garden City, New York 11530-5766
(516) 873-9808
Fax: (516) 873-0708

The Long Island Index is a project that gathers and publishes data on the Long Island region.

NATURE

Citizens Campaign for the Environment
The CCE works to build widespread citizen understanding and advocacy for policies and actions designed to manage and protect our natural resources and public health.

Hiking Long Island
Links to many of Long Island’s best hiking trails.

Keep Islip Clean
A not-for-profit, community organization dedicated to a cleaner Islip Township.

L.I. Pine Barrens Society
Find out how to help preserve valuable L.I. resources.

The Nature Conservancy
To preserve the plants, animals and natural communities of Long Island by protecting the lands and waters.

Sierra Club – L.I.Group
A non-profit organization that promotes conservation.

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Their mission for over 60 years has been to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

THE BAYARD CUTTING ARBORETUM
440 Montauk Highway Great River, NY 11739
(631) 581-1002
Fax: (631) 581-1031

The Bayard Cutting Arboretum provides an oasis of beauty and quiet for the pleasure, rest and refreshment of those who delight in outdoor beauty, and to bring about a greater appreciation and understanding of the value and importance of informal planting.
E-Mail: Lillian.Wykert@oprhp.state.ny.us.

CONNETQUOT RIVER STATE PARK PRESERVE
P.O. Box 505
Oakdale, NY 11769
(631) 581-1005

Connetquot River State Park Preserve maintains 3,473 acres of land and water for the protection and propagation of game birds, fish and animals. Deer and waterfowl are numerous, rare nesting birds, including the osprey, are present and there are numerous rare plants, such as trailing arbutus and pyxie moss in their natural habitats. The preserve also has 50 miles of hiking, horseback riding, cross-country ski and nature trails, as well as fishing (by permit only) on the Connetquot River.

Hours: 6 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tue.-Sun. April through September; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wed.-Sun. October-March.

LONG ISLAND GREENBELT TRAIL CONFERENCE
P.O. Box 5636
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Telephone: (631) 360-0753
Fax: (631) 360-8127

SOUTH SHORE NATURE CENTER
50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 11730
(631) 224-5436

An excellent example of teamwork between organizations is the South Shore Nature Center. The Nature Conservancy acquired about 44 acres between 1969 and 1972. The Town of Islip purchased 87 acres in the northern half, while the county obtained most of the south half. The NY Department of Environmental Conservation acquired the southern tip. These were cobbled together to create the 206-acre nature center. The town has operated it since 1977.
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm every day from April through October.

RECREATION

GREAT SOUTH BAY YMCA
200 West Main Street
Bay Shore NY 11706
(631) 665-4255
Fax: (631) 665-4261

The most complete family recreational facility in South Western Suffolk County, dedicated to providing programs and services that help build strong kids…strong families…strong communities.

HECKSCHER PARKWAY FIELD 1
East Islip, NY 11730
(631) 581-2100
Reservations: (800) 456-2267

Heckscher State Park has more than a million visitors a year. Twenty miles of trails attract hikers, bicycle and cross-country skiers. Swimmers can use the Great South Bay or the swimming pool complex. There are picnic areas, a boat launch ramp, playing fields, playground and 69 campsites. Only vehicles under eleven feet high can come into the campgrounds.
Open year round, seven days a week, 7:00 a.m. to sunset.

TIMBER POINT COUNTRY CLUB
15 Great River Road
Great River, NY 11739
(631) 581-2401

Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends May-October; times vary to mid-December; 7 a.m.-5 p.m. daily March-April.

SENIORS

SUFFOLK COUNTY ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORT
Office of Handicapped Services
Building 158, North County Complex
Veterans Memorial Highway
PO Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 853-8337 to apply for SCAT service (weekdays 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
(631) 738-1150 for rides
Operating since 1994, Suffolk County Accessible Transportation (SCAT) provides curb-to-curb service to individuals with disabilities. Eligibility to use SCAT is determined based on guidelines contained in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).  One must register before using this service!  Additional information can be found at: www.co.suffolk.ny.us/webtemp3.cfm?dept=23&id=350

ISLIP TOWN DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES-DIVISION OF SENIOR CITIZENS
The Gatehouse 50 Irish Lane Address East Islip, NY 11730
(631) 224-5396
Fax: (631) 224-5316

Offers social and educational programs, dances, arts and crafts instruction, painting classes, computer classes, needlecraft classes, games, parties, guest speakers and local field trips. Also provides a hot, nutritious meal in a social setting. Reservation required. Eligible to Town of Islip residents who are 60 years and over.  Contribution of $2.00 per meal suggested.

EAST ISLIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
SENIOR CORNER

SPORTS

EAST ISLIP SOCCER CLUB
(631) 277-7970
P.O. Box 289
East Islip, New York 11730

The East Islip Soccer Club was formed in 1979, serving the children of the East Islip, Islip, Islip Terrace and Great River communities. 
E-Mail: info@eastislipsoccer.com

LITTLE LEAGUE OF THE ISLIPS
P.O. Box 592 Address East Islip, NY 11730
(631) 581-4820
Fax: (631) 581-4820

Little League of the Islips fosters growth and development of youth through organized practices and games in the sports of baseball and softball in the Islips and its surrounding communities. Call or visit the website for additional information. Eligible Youth must be 6 years old or older.
E-Mail: clubhouse@islipll.org

VETERANS

AMVETS
141 Carleton Avenue Address East Islip, NY 11730-1801
(631) 581-6913
1-877-7AMVETS

AMVETS provides Community Service, Free Counseling and claims assistance for honorably discharged Veterans and their dependents. Also administer a number of programs on the national level such as: AMVETS Against Drugs and Alcohol Abuse, Freedoms Foundation Youth Leadership Seminar, National Coalition for Homeless Vets (NCHV), ROTC, Scholarships and the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Services (VABS).
Volunteer Opportunities Available
Nonprofit.

 

Transportation

Suffolk Transit LI Bus:
Here are replicas of Suffolk Transit bus schedules, including timetables, connecting services, and maps of routes.

HopStop.com- Door-to-door transit, walking, biking, taxi and hourly car rental directions in over 100 cities worldwide.

MTA – NYC Bus:Schedules and maps for New York City buses.

Roads:
Provides information on the major roads of metropolitan New York, including NYC , LI, Hudson Valley, NJ and CT.
Contains current road conditions, exit lists, and live traffic cams.

Ferry Schedules:
Ferry schedules and more. Includes information on communities, ticket prices, parking, etc.

LIRR Schedules:
Timetables and fares, along with information on beach packages, service to the Hamptons, Shea Stadium, and more.

Amtrak:
Plan a rail trip with the continental United States using this site’s route and schedule information. Make online reservations and sign up for “hot deals”.

MTA-NYC Subways: Information, schedules and maps for the New York City subways.

MacArthur Airport:
Navigate your way around the airport with links to the airlines, car rentals, accommodations and maps. Important phone numbers are given.

Hampton Jitney: Services and schedules via their motor coach/ limousine operations between Eastern Long Island and metro New York City, Florida, and more.

LaGuardia Airport: Schedules and services for the airlines and terminals at LaGuardia Airport.

J.F.K. International Airport:
Schedules and services for the airlines and terminals at JFK Airport.

Newark International Airport:
Schedules and services for the airlines and terminals at Newark Airport.

MacArthur Flight Status Information

 

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