The Fort Salonga Association

Established 1946

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2017 Annual Egg Hunt

April 8 was a beautiful, sunny day for our annual Egg Hunt.  There was a record turnout of boys and girls of all ages. At 11 a.m. sharp the race was on to pick up about 3,500 colorful candy filled eggs, which were stuffed by Girl Scout Troop #1536. Each Egg Hunt participant then received a plush animal of their choice.

Over 50 children participated in the jelly bean count contest.  The winners were Grace and Blake.  Many thanks to our very own FSA Bunny, Jack Hoyt, who provided lots of smiles and great pictures with everyone.

Thank you to the many parents who brought their children and thanks to the volunteers who made this popular event a success.

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Spring Egg Hunt, 4/8, 11 a.m., Callahan’s Beach Upper Parking Area

Easter eggs // Ostereier

Easter eggs // Ostereier (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One of the best local events of the year! The Fort Salonga Association’s annual Spring Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 8, 11 a.m. at Callahan’s Beach, Upper Parking Area.

Join us for the egg hunt and jelly bean contest!

Fort Salonga residents only, please.

(Rain date is April 15. In case of inclement weather, check the website for updates. Sign up to receive email blasts from the FSA to get information as it is released.)

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Battle of Fort Slongo Reenactment Video

On Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, the Fort Salonga Association sponsored a very special event. As part of the 350th anniversary of the Town of Smithtown, a reenactment of the Battle of Fort Slongo was presented by the 3rd NY Regiment at Callahan’s Beach. The 3rd NY Regiment is a not-for-profit historical organization committed to the recreation of the daily activities of the Long Island soldier and his family during the American Revolution.

This video captures all the excitement of the day.

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“A Day in History–1781” Event

By Katherine Kovins

On Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, the Fort Salonga Association sponsored a very special event. As part of the 350th anniversary of the Town of Smithtown, a reenactment of the Battle of Fort Slongo was presented by the 3rd NY Regiment at Callahan’s Beach. The 3rd NY Regiment is a not-for-profit historical organization committed to the recreation of the daily activities of the Long Island soldier and his family during the American Revolution.

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On the night of Oct. 3, 1781, Elijah Churchill, sailing across Long Island Sound from Connecticut, led patriot soldiers in a surprise attack on Fort Slongo which was held by the British. The patriots won the battle, burned down the fort, and took prisoners. Two British soldiers were killed, and Churchill was the only colonist who was wounded. For his courage in leading the successful attack, he was awarded the first Badge of Military Merit, bestowed upon him personally by General George Washington. This award eventually became the Purple Heart.

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“A Day in History 1781”

By Thom Janusz

On Oct. 10, 2015, in support of the Town of Smithtown’s 350th anniversary celebration, the Fort Salonga Association will sponsor a “Day in History 1781” event.

This event, which will take place at 10 a.m. on Callahan’s Beach, will include a reenactment of the Oct. 3, 1781, Battle of Fort Slongo. An encampment, featuring the daily activities of the Long Island soldier and his family during the American Revolution, will be showcased by the 3rd NY Regiment. A British group will also participate. These groups will perform the reenactment of the battle with a simulated fort as the focal point.

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Spring Egg Hunt Photo Gallery

The FSA’s Spring Egg Hunt landed on a beautiful day, with sunny skies and warm temperatures. The hundreds of eggs spread across the upper level of Callahan’s Beach Park were no match for the hamlet’s kids. A special thanks to FSA board member Ken Kraska and his family for organizing such a beautiful event.

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Smithtown Affairs: Carlson Property, Open Space, and More

Callahan’s Beach Cell Tower
The Town of Smithtown’s plan to install a cell tower in the parking lot at Callahan’s Beach is currently on hold pending interest from a vendor. We will continue to monitor the proposal.

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