The Holiday Market and non-profit organizations offer unique gifts

Three Village Historical Society, WUSB 90.1 FM and 107.3 FM Stony Brook and Gallery North are pleased to present The Holiday Market, a series of outdoor holiday shopping events, located on the grounds of Three Village Historical Society and Gallery North in the 93 and 90 North Country Route, respectively. Each day features music, as well as a variety of food trucks. We invite you to shop for unique handcrafted products and gifts from local artists and makers in a free, safe, and socially distant setting.

Part of the many vendors at the holiday market on November 27. Photo by Beverly C. Tyler

Get to know your local artists and find a unique gift for your loved ones this holiday season! Join us from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December 4, 11 and 18. This year, our historical/cultural organizations, as well as all our local businesses, need our support more than ever. They also offer a variety of freebies that you won’t find anywhere else. On-site shopping will help these local organizations continue to provide residents with the engaging and dynamic programs that have marked them as important places of discovery and education.

Holiday shopping at local stores that help give our historic communities a sense of place just makes sense. The upcoming Christmas and winter holidays are also good times to pick up some of the wonderful gifts and books about the region and to take a relaxing visit to the many local shops that deserve our support.

Here are some ideas that will help our local communities get through this winter season.

First enter the premises

Discover the varied offer of independent shops and non-profit organizations in our territory.

Find specific local websites

Look first for offers from specific local stores on the web, as well as non-profit sites such as those listed below.

Local gift cards and gift certificates

Many local stores and restaurants offer these great gift ideas that you won’t see in many commercial gift card displays.

Bring and encourage your friends

You can increase revenue from our stores just by telling a few friends in person or via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram etc. how well you found the selections in the store or on local business websites.

Be respectful

It is important to protect the businesses and restaurants you frequent this season by protecting yourself and others. Use the latest official health recommendations when visiting local businesses. If you feel even slightly under the weather, don’t visit.

These three non-profit gift shops are specially designed for the sale of unique items during the holidays.

A view of the north gallery. Photo by Beverly C. Tyler

North Gallery, 90 North Country Road, Setauket

Gallery North is pleased to present Deck the Halls, an annual group exhibition of small original works to gift during the holidays. Admire the works of over 50 local and regional artists in a range of media, including painting, printmaking, works on paper, sculpture, glassware and more. The exhibition provides a great opportunity to support local artists and local businesses and offers a diverse selection of affordable, exciting and original artwork for everyone on your list.

In addition, Gallery North also offers a wide assortment of artisan-created jewelry, handmade crafts and decorations in the Gallery North store, as well as artist clothing and greeting cards produced in the studio. by Gallery North. The gallery also offers the gift of a course or an art workshop to a budding artist, child or adult. Gallery North is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Deck the Halls will be open until December 19. Call 631-751-2676 or visit gallerynorth.org for more information.

Reboli Center, 64 Main Street, Stony Brook

The Reboli Center is located in the old bank building on Main Street in Stony Brook.

There are wonderful paintings by various local artists as well as a design shop with many unique gifts made by excellent artisans. Stop and discover all that the Reboli center has to offer. The Reboli Center is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The center will close at 3 p.m. on December 24 and 31. The current exhibit, Celebrate Season II, will be open through January December 23, 2022. Call 631-751-7707 or visit rebolicenter.org for more information.

In addition to these three gift shops, there are many other wonderful local shops in Stony Brook Village Mall, Setauket, East Setauket, and Port Jefferson Village. Finding a special or unusual gift is not only a great idea, it supports our local businesses and brings us closer together as a community.

Tri-Village Historical Society, 93 North Country Road, Setauket

The company’s gift shop offers a wide variety of local history books and gifts for all ages. It will be open Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m., Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Tuesday, December 21. It is also open on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only until December. 19. The gift shop is closed on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The latest book is “Down The Ways – The Wooden Ship Era” written by and with photographs by yours truly Beverly Tyler. Hear the stories of the shipbuilders, ship captains and their wives who traveled the Atlantic coast and around the world on ships built along Shore Road in East Setauket. Sunday visits to SPIES exhibitions! and Chicken Hill are available by appointment only through December 19. The online gift shop is open 24/7. The last day to order online to ensure pre-Christmas delivery via USPS is December 12 at midnight. To visit www.tvhs.org for more information.

Beverly C. Tyler is a historian with the Three Village Historical Society and author of books available from the society at 93 North Country Road, Setauket. For more information, call 631-751-3730. or visit www.tvhs.org.

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