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November 17, 2019
Broadway or Opera? You don't have to choose!
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August 13, 2019
Historical Society Benefit Honors Al Vanasco and GCAA Challenger Sports
Al Vanasco, President of the Garden City Athletic Association and initiator of the
GCAA Challenger Division.

August 13, 2019

Historical Society Honors Jill Palmeri, Founder of the Andy Foundation
August 13, 2019
Historical Society Honors the Mollie Biggane Fund and Family
The Biggane Family, founders of the Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation, clockwise from top center: John, Maggie, Jack, Julie, and Cara
August 13, 2019
Historical Society Plans Party of the Century Celebrating Garden City's 150th Anniversary September 20 at GC Hotel

Andrew Andron


The Hombres


The Chiclettes

June 17, 2019


“These projects are important and historically significant,” said Joseph R. Attonito, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, in a release. “History teaches important lessons about our past and thus informs our future. These impactful projects are noteworthy in impacting regional historic growth, and we look forward to their work being completed.”

Earlier this year, the Gardiner Foundation awarded grants to 23 other institutions, including the Babylon Beautification Society, Preserve Long Island, Sagtikos Manor Historical Society, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Research, New York University, Oysterponds Historical Society, St. Joseph’s College, Cradle of Aviation, Long Island Museum, Long Island University, Walt Whitman Birthplace, Long Island Traditions, New-York Historical Society, Jamesport Meeting House, Celebrate St. James, Humanities New York, Garden City Historical Society, Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Society, University of Rochester and the Webb Institute.

For more information about the work of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, visit