130 South Country Road, Remsenburg, New York 11960
Once one of the oldest private academies on Long Island, the Remsenburg Academy dates to the time of the civil war. The academy is owned by the Town of Southampton, and is leased to the Remsenburg Academy Association. It houses a library, and is used for meetings, social events, lectures and fine art exhibits throughout the year.
The Association vs The Academy: What's the Difference?
For new residents (and some longstanding) we thought it would be helpful to briefly explain the relationship and the differences between the Remsenburg Association and the Remsenburg Academy.
The Remsenburg Association was formed as a community organization in 1946 to preserve the quiet, rural character of the hamlet. It is the Association that publishes this newsletter, hosts an Annual Community Solstice/Equinox Party for members, and maintains the Remsenburg Park and Cemetery. In addition, the Association has worked to represent the wishes of the community on different local development issues.
The Remsenburg Academy Association, on the other hand, is a charitable organization formed by the Remsenburg Association specifically to maintain the landmarked building at 130 South Country Rd. and its grounds. The Academy has an art committee which hosts art shows throughout the summer. In addition, the Academy is used for some community activities, like bridge and mah jongg and community meetings.
The two organizations work closely together to promote Remsenburg's special charm.
For more information on the Association contact Phil Smyth - President firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Academy contact Maggie Brush - President