Summer Soirée

The WMHO is excited to announce the in-person return of its annual fundraiser now known as the Summer Soirée. The event will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2023 at the newly renovated Three Village Inn in Stony Brook, New York. “Where it all began.”


The event will raise funds to support the restoration of the 20’ wooden eagle that is affixed to the pediment above the Stony Brook Post Office. This beloved local and national treasure has flapped its wings every hour on the hour for over 80 years. Funds raised will also support two new engines for the Discovery Pontoon boat, digitizing Ward Melville’s archives, repairs to the roof at the Brewster House (c.1665), a new exhibit at the Thompson House (c.1709), as well as education programs.


The Summer Soirée will honor community members:

  • Honorary Chair, Katharine Griffiths, Director of Avalon Park and Preserve
  • Olivia and Harlan Fischer. Harlan is the President of Branch Financial Services, Inc.
  • Sally Lynch, President, Old Field Farm Ltd.
  • John Amodeo, Head of Small Business Banking, Webster Bank
  • Awarded Posthumously, Philanthropist & Friend, Judi Betts


This year we’re offering new sponsorship opportunities