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Posted on: June 8, 2023

Councilwoman Bonner Celebrates the History of Sound Beach During Assembly at Joseph A. Edgar Interme

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Farmingville, NY –  On June 7, Councilwoman Jane Bonner was at Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School in Rocky Point to celebrate the history of Sound Beach at an assembly featuring author and president of the Sound Beach Civic Association, Bea Ruberto (Sound Beach: Our Town, Our Story) and local filmmaker Leon Adler (The History Upon Our Shores: Sound Beach, NY). Ms. Ruberto and Mr. Adler led a lively discussion as they shared their knowledge of Sound Beach from its beginnings as a community of small summer cottages to the present day.

Sound Beach was established in the 1920s when the New York Daily Mirror sold lots to residents of New York City. Initially, large tents were erected which eventually gave way to small cottages. For almost 40 years after it was established, the community remained a summer resort. As of the 2020 census, Sound Beach is home to more than 7,000 residents

Pictured left to right are Rocky Point Schools Superintendent, Dr. Scott O’Brien; Rocky Point Schools Assistant Superintendent, Susann Crossan; Director of Humanities, Melinda Brooks; Councilwoman Jane Bonner; author, Bea Ruberto; filmmaker, Leon Adler; Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker; Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School principal, Linda Greening and Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School Assistant Principal, Benjamin Paquette.
History of Sound Beach group photo

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