Bats & Brews Benefit

Thank you for supporting the Bats & Brews Benefit!

Seatuck’s Bats & Brews Benefitwhich began as a humble bat lecture, has grown into the organization’s primary annual fundraiser – and one of the hottest tickets in town!


The benefit, which is held on the wooded grounds of the historic Scully Estate in Islip, features craft beer from Long Island’s best breweries, an expert bat lecture, live music, beer-friendly food from local restaurants and more. It’s a one-of-a-kind event that’s not to be missed!


Thank You to our 2023 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Stage Sponsors

Bonfire Sponsors

Robin & Joe DiMaggio


Overton Funeral Home Inc.

The Bats

Our 2023 lecturer Dr. David Boerma, PhD.,  is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Pace University and a Research Associate in the Department of Mammalogy at the American Museum of Natural History.

David’s recent research has focused on learning how bats recover from aerial stumbles and how their landing maneuvers have evolved in concert with the physical properties of their roosts. The overall goal of his research program is to resolve traits that drive species diversification by studying the evolutionary links among animal anatomy, biomechanics, and ecology.

Dr. David Boerma

The Brews

Bats & Brews features craft beer from Long Island breweries, as well as from breweries based in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Hudson Valley. Seatuck is proud to support and promote these local companies and encourage their use of locally sourced ingredients and sustainable practices. Participating breweries include the following:

Thanks to our friends at NY Cider Company, we served craft cider at the 2023 event.

We also offered a wine bar for our non-beer-drinking friends thanks to the generosity of Costa Verde Hospitality.

Thanks to our Lead Sponsor, Cornucopia Natural Foodsdelicious mocktails were available for your drinking pleasure.

The Band

Easy Chief is a band of brothers and brothers-from-different-mothers…..Patrick Falco, bass, Tom Falco, guitar & vocals, Mike Katzman, keyboards & vocals, Paul Grassini, guitar & vocals, John Rienzi, drums.

No strangers to the Long Island music scene, the members of Easy Chief have a long history of playing with one another in various bands and musical adventures. An American roots music band, Easy Chief taps into the many genres of American Music, including blues, jazz, rock & roll, bluegrass, and country to bring a high energy show.

They jam…they have fun…period.

The Bistro

Seatuck would like to thank the following restaurants for their generous donations to our 2023 food court: 

With Thanks

Seatuck would like to thank the following individuals for their generous donations to our 2023 event:

James Conversano, from Dang3r Noodle Light & Sound ENT,  for our AV needs.

Keenan Boyle, the “Tall Mutha Shucker” for shucking oysters all night.

Questions? Please contact Carolyn @ [email protected]