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  • North East Divers Unite at Rye Playland
    May 17, 2014

    Dear Friends & Supporters:

    North East Divers UniteFirst of all, if you requested to be deleted from our email list, but are still receiving this message, we apologize. We wanted to make sure everyone who was involved in the 2013 clean-up receives this message, and your address was on the contact list from last year's event. If you no longer want to receive emails from us, please send me a quick note and we will delete you from the list.

    But we hope that you will consider joining us in our ongoing efforts to make a dent into the beach debris problem in our local area. This year, we are moving our successful multi-organization conservation event a little further north, into Westchester County and the Town of Rye, We are talking about Rye Playland and its surrounding beaches, a historic landmark, and the location for this year's "North East Divers Unite" annual clean-up.

    The date for the 2014 North East Divers Unite Underwater/Beach Clean-Up and Clam Bake has been set for Saturday, May 17th! This will be our 5th annual event, and we invite you to join us!

    The harsh winter and its many storms has done a number on our local beaches, and marine debris continues to be an issue. While it is quite easy to find and collect trash on land, we are inviting the local scuba diving community to help us locate and remove waterlogged and underwater debris to make the Rye beaches safe for the summer season. We also need beachcombers, of course, so invite everyone you know, even if they are not divers! We hope that many of you will join us in cleaning up this New York landmark to the best of our abilities.

    Volunteers Needed:

    Like last year, we will have divers in the water as well as clean-up crews along the shore, on the beach and in the grassy areas. This year's motto will be "Northeast Divers Unite" - but you do not need to be a scuba diver to participate! Bring your families and friends, we need as many volunteers as possible, as the area is extensive (we have several beaches and a sanctuary on our clean-up grid). We are hoping to collect more trash than ever before, and to accomplish this, we need your support.

    Sponsors Needed:

    The clean-up will start in the morning and run through the afternoon. There will be afternoon food service for the volunteers, including a clam bake and bbq, drinks and dessert. We hope that you will consider supporting this event again by donating funds, clean-up materials, food and/or (wo)manpower. Our sponsors will be mentioned in all event documentation, promotion and advertising, and their logos will be included on our event banner. We will also offer opportunities to set up a limited number of display tables. If you wish to participate as a sponsor, we will send you a sponsorship form with all relevant information and levels of sponsorship, which we ask you to fill out and return to us.

    Looking forward to working with you at the 5th Annual North East Divers Unite Beach Clean-Up & Clam Bake on May 17th!

    Ruth Emblin
    2014 Clean-Up Committee Member

    Denise Kurz
    2014 Clean-Up Committee Member
  • AquaWoman Dive 2014
    Saturday, August 2
    You are invited to join a great group of women for this annual LIDA tradition! We plan to dive the USS San Diego aboard the GARLOO with CAPTAIN HANK GARVIN. The USS San Diego is 80ft to the top and 110ft to the sand.

    If you would like to be a part of this exciting event, please mail a completed registration form (pdf) with a check PAYABLE to LIDA to: T. Julie Cohen 141 Sycamore Circle Stony Brook NY 11790

    Contact Julie at for further information. To prepare for this dive, consult your local dive shop regarding a specialty course. Download Flyer (pdf)

Monthly Seminar Series

  • Program: TBD
    Date: TBD
    Location: Nassau County Medical Center
    Sponsored By: Long Island Divers Association - Free for LIDA members; $5 for non-members

    Directions: The Nassau University Medical Center is located on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow between the Meadowbrook and Wantagh State Parkways and slightly east of Eisenhower Park. Map, Directions & Parking

Harbor School Students Scuba Dive

The Long Island Divers Association (LIDA) was proud to sponsor the students from the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School on a special SCUBA diving adventure at the Ponquogue Bridge at Long Island's Shinnecock Inlet.

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2014 Film Festival

Friday, January 17, 2014
Hofstra University Student Center Theater, Hempstead, NY

LIDA Film Festival
Time: 8:00 pm sharp to midnight
Ticket Price Includes: Films, Live DJ, Food, Beer, Wine, and Soft drinks
Admission: $35.00 pp

LIDA Film Festival | Download Flyer

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