Bats & Brews Benefit

October 19, 2024

Thank you for supporting the Bats & Brews Benefit!

Held on the wooded grounds of the historic Scully Estate in Islip, Seatuck’s Bats & Brews Benefit 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!

Beginning as a humble bat lecture in 2009, we are now in our 15th year! This favorite fall fundraiser attracts participants and sponsors from all over Long Island. Sponsorship opportunities available now, tickets go on sale in September. 

Join us on October 19 for a night to remember, all while supporting LI wildlife!


Thank You to our 2024 Sponsors




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:

The Band

We are excited to welcome The Decoys back as our entertainment at this year’s event. They’ll be playing your favorite covers all night long- be sure to wear your dancing shoes. Come for the beer, stay for the band!

The Bistro

To compliment the dozens of craft beers you’ll be tasting, a variety of restaurants generously provide a large sampling of their delicacies. You will enjoy oysters, brew cheese, a grazing table and other beer friendly foods from including (but not limited to) the following local purveyors: 


If you would like to contribute to our bistro, please contact Claire to inquire.