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Book Discussions with Topical Food Activities

Explore our historic North Fork region through literature and food. Topics include:

  • January 29, 2:00 pm: The Jews of Long Island 1705-1918 with Brad KolodnyHands-on food preparation class with Susan Babkes. 
  • February 25, 11:00 am: Rumrunners in Suffolk County: Tales from Liquor Island with Amy FolkHands-on food preparation class with Susan Babkes. 
  • March 4, 11:00 am: Native American arts, crafts, and historic food preparation with Josephine Smith.
  • April 29, 11:00 am: The Lady Lighthouse Keeper with Mary Korpi. Hands-on food preparation class with Mary Korpi.

Books are available at Burton’s Bookstore, Greenport. 



Rumrunners in Suffolk County:  Tales from Liquor Island by Amy Folk

Noted Southold historian, Ms. Folk takes us on quite the
journey.  Nicknamed Liquor Island, Long
Island was a rumrunners paradise during Prohibition.

With its proximity to major markets and coastal
communities, Suffolk County was full up on illegal liquor.  Smugglers would bring cases from offshore and
would secretly hide the liquor in local sheds and garages.

Coded messages often arranged sales and logistics.  Quiet towns experienced violence as locals
became entangled in dangerous liaisons with bootleggers.

Reading to culminate with a book discussion led
by Ms. Folk.