Preservation Long Island and the Long Island Museum have teamed up to host “Baseball on the Farm” featuring an authentic 19th-century baseball game with the New York Mutuals against the Brooklyn Atlantics. With live music, games, prizes, food and more, this free, one-day special event will take place on the grounds of historic Sherwood-Jayne Farm in East Setauket, Long Island, New York.
The day will also include games and craft activities; prizes (including Long Island Ducks signed baseball and 4-pack of tickets for 2024); a bounce house; and live music by The Other Two. Food and Beverages will be available for purchase from Exotic Bowls, Maui Chop House and Root + Branch Brewing.
This event will take place on Saturday. September 16, 2023, from noon until 4 pm (rain date: September 17) at Sherwood-Jayne Farm, 55 Old Post Road, in East Setauket. There is limited free parking onsite. Advance registration recommended.
For more information and to reserve tickets Preservation Long Island’s website.
This special day of vintage baseball is a collaboration inspired by two exhibitions currently on view at The Long Island Museum in nearby Stony Brook:
Picturing America’s Pastime (May 18-October 15, 2023): Since the 19th century, baseball and photography have grown up together. This exhibition of 51 historic photographs has been developed by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museums, the world’s premiere repository of baseball photographs.
Home Fields: Baseball Stadiums of Long Island and New York City (May 18-October 15, 2023): This exhibition features exciting objects from several private collectors of historic baseball memorabilia. Many original items from Ebbetts Field (the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers) Polo Stadium, and Yankee Stadium are on view.
Photos, from above: New York Mutuals at play; and the Brooklyn Athletics Baseball Club team photo by Vicki Kowalczyk.