STONY BROOK, NY: February 24, 2023 – The Ward Melville Heritage Organization and Stony Brook Village’s Spring Appreciation Day returns on April 16 with live music, a car show, a petting zoo and scavenger hunts with prizes from 12-2pm. This event is free to the public.

Throughout Stony Brook Village there will be something for everyone: Rocking Horse Farms will be set up in front of the Rustic Loft with a variety of animals for children to pet.  The Mustang and Shelby Club of Long Island car show will take places between 11am and 3pm and be located in the parking lot behind the Post Office. They will display both classic Mustangs and the latest Pony cars that Ford has to offer. Automobiles from between 1964 – 2022 will be on display, including some special edition Mustangs like the classic Shelby GT500, GT350 and the iconic Boss 302. Brenda and Burke will be performing original and cover songs in the genres of R&B, Roots, Blues and Contemporary Acoustic at the Stony Brook Post Office. The Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO)’s Youth Corps will be offering scavenger hunts around Stony Brook Village. Each person to return a completed scavenger hunt will be entered into a raffle to win Discovery Wetlands Cruise tickets. The Stony Brook Grist Mill (c. 1751) will be open for tours ($4 for adults, $2 for children, cash only) of the inner mechanical workings and history of the building, and shopping in the Country Store.

Spring Appreciation Day is sponsored by Goldfish Swim School and Suffolk Speech.