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14th Annual Heritage Day

Sunday, July 2 | 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The tradition continues!  The 14th annual Heritage Day program will start with a parade* down Orient’s Village Lane led by the Grand Marshal; followed by a welcome and invocation at the Old Point Schoolhouse; the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance; “God Bless America” sung by Franklin Mastrangelo; the reading of the Declaration of Independence by Oysterponds stalwarts; after which all are invited to Poquatuck Park for hot dogs, sweet treats**, kids’ games, and music by Oysterponds favorites the Mudflats.

* We invite kids to patriotically decorate their bikes and join the parade; they should assemble at 11:30am on Oysterponds Lane, behind the Grand Marshals. Prizes will be awarded!
** We also invite those in the community who have a baker’s touch to bring patriotically-decorated cookies, cupcakes, and other sweet treats!

Sarah Olmstead & Catherine Craig-Chaudhuri, Co-Chairs


The history of Heritage Day:  Oysterponds native-son Augustus Griffin began a tradition of the reading of the Declaration of Independence every July 4th. Many years later, that simple ceremony has grown into Heritage Day—an annual celebration where the community comes together to honor this great country of ours and, especially, Oysterponds.






Sunday, July 2
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Old Point Schoolhouse
1555 Village Lane
Orient, NY 11957
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