Passport to Lindy!

Passport to Lindy!

Sophia Crisostomo, Staff Writer

2023 is the hundredth anniversary of the establishment of the Village of Lindenhurst. To celebrate, the Village of Lindenhurst is working with the Lindenhurst Public Library to create passports. The Lindenhurst library website shares that, “all are welcome to participate in our ‘Passport to Lindenhurst’ program.”

Since February 1st, you have been able to pick up a passport at the library. Then, on March 1st, the festivities will begin. You will be able to visit historical spots, local sites, and local businesses all special to the Village of Lindenhurst throughout the year. Check out the library’s community events to receive special edition stamps and stickers. Beginning in April, you can go to the library to pick up prizes for receiving twelve or more stamps.

Below is a list of all the Lindenhurst businesses, historical spots, and local sites that are participating in the Centennial Passport to Lindenhurst.

A & A Auto Glass Plus
Andy’s High Caliber Auto Body Inc.
Babylon Barre
Babylon’s Citizens Council on the Arts Inc. (BACCA)
Breslau Brewing Company
Linden Florist
Lindenhurst Historical Society
Lindenhurst Village Hall
Lindenhurst Memorial Library
Lindy Cares
M-Spec Performance
Minuteman Press
Mr. G’s Pizzeria
Muni’s Coffee Joint
OLPH Knights of Columbus #794
New Gen Auto Group
Sand City Brewing Company
Ridgewood Savings Bank
Signature Premier Properties
Sea Change Holistic Wellness Center
South Shore Theatre Experience
SoBol Lindenhurst
The Village Pub
Taheni Mediterranean Grill
27A Brewing Co.
W A Meadwerks

Here is a history of our town, Lindenhurst!

The origin of the Village of Lindenhurst traces back to the time of Native Americans. The Secatogue and Massapequa tribes roamed around the Lindenhurst woods in search of food. At the time this area was called Neguntatouge, which translates to “forsaken land.” In the 1600s, Englishmen came to the island in search of salt hay, which is found in the marshes today. About two hundred years later, during the time of the railroad, a man named Thomas Wellwood bought so much land to the point where Wellwood Station had become a stop on the timetable. Around the same time, Wellwood met a man named Charles S. Schleier, who was from Breslau, Germany. Schleier had a great dream to build a place where German immigrants can live and work. This idea pleased Thomas Wellwood, and together they established the City of Breslau. In 1891, the city was renamed to be named Lindenhurst. One hundred years ago, in 1923, the Incorporated Village of Lindenhurst was established. Today, the town has a population of 27,000, making the Incorporated Village of Lindenhurst the third largest village in Suffolk county and the fourth largest in New York State.