Patchogue Saint Liberata Feast 2019 791

St Liberata 2019
This Saturday September 7th, Patchogue celebrates the 52nd year of the Italian Feast of Saint Liberata.  This year honors 2019 Italian American of the Year Grace Rizzi-Gallipoli.  The St. Liberata Feast began in Patchogue in 1923 by Italian immigrant Carmine Bianco, whose prayers to St. Liberata for recovery from an illness were answered. In thanks, Mr. Bianco formed the Society of St. Liberata, holding celebration and day of feast each Labor Day Weekend on Waverly Avenue.  Filled with food, refreshments, and entertainment, each year the feast became an important and enjoyable weekend that all members of the Patchogue community could look forward to.

This year’s event starts at 12pm, with the traditional procession starting in front of the Suffolk County District Court and the official ceremony will be held at 12:45 p.m. on the Four Corners.  All money pinned to the St. Liberata statue will be donated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saint Frances de Sales Outreach.  A rain date has been set for Saturday, September 21st.

There are tons of family-friendly festivities scheduled, including a classic Italian car show, the annual bocce ball tournament, a “Vino in the Village” wine tasting walk, zeppole eating contest, and more! For the kids there is children’s karaoke, a magician, dunk tank, and bounce houses.  Live music throughout the festival will be performed by the Giglio Italian Marching Band, John Sirianni and Killin Time, Nino – Songs of Sinatra and Friends, Carmelo Raccuglia, the Italian Singer and Tony Grant.

For more information, check out the official event page on Facebook, call 631-207-1000 or email

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Town Partners with Long Island Housing Partnership to Provide Affordable Housing 145

 On August 27th, Brookhaven Town, working in conjunction with the Long Island Housing Partnership (LIHP), conducted a lottery at Brookhaven Town Hall to select 20 applicants who will be provided with an opportunity to purchase new, affordable condominiums at Country Pointe Meadows in Yaphank. These homes are offered for sale to eligible households that earn 80 percent or less of the area median income and will feature two bedrooms and one bath.

Supervisor Edward P. Romaine said, “I want to thank the Long Island Housing Partnership and Beechwood Yaphank LLC for working with the us to help make the dream of home ownership a reality. Brookhaven Town code ensures all housing developments must have at least 10 percent of its units dedicated to providing workforce or affordable housing, and this makes it easier for hard working families to remain on Long Island.”

Pictured left to right are LIHP President and CEO Peter Elkowitz; LIHP Senior Vice President James Britz; Supervisor Edward P. Romaine; Brookhaven Town Commissioner of Housing and Human Services Alison Karppi and LIHP Executive Assistant Linda Mathews.



2019 Hurricane Survival Guide – Be Prepared! 129

Hurricane season is here, and Supervisor Ed Romaine reminds residents that the 2019 Hurricane Survival Guide is now available on the Town’s website at

The guide is designed to help residents prepare for a hurricane and other severe weather incidents. It covers preparations and procedures for virtually every hurricane scenario and includes hurricane surge maps which are useful in understanding how different areas might be impacted by hurricanes of varying intensities.  There are also important phone numbers, lists, tips, a Family Disaster Supplies Kit check list, and tear sheets for use at home and at work.

“Brookhaven Town has many miles of coastline, which makes us vulnerable to hurricanes and other severe weather conditions,” said Supervisor Romaine. “Residents need to be informed and prepared to keep their family and property safe. I encourage everyone to take the time to read the guide and take action now.”



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