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The Big Duck
Flanders, NY

Friends Of The Big Duck 
Friends Of The Big Duck, a not-for-profit organization,
is dedicated to preserving the history of this
important National Landmark.
Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month,
at the David W. Crohan Community Center,
655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders, NY.

Friends Of The Big Duck
Board of Directors
Fran Cobb
Vice President
Doris Schneider
Laurie Gallo 
Tanya Doherty
Lisa A. Dabrowski


For more information,
or to make a financial contribution,
please contact us at 
Friends Of The Big Duck
1012 Flanders Rd.
Flanders, NY 11901

THE BIG DUCK, listed on the National Register of Historic Places,
overlooks Reeves Bay in Flanders, Long Island, New York.
The vision of Long Island duck farmer Martin Maurer...
THE BIG DUCK was designed by Broadway set designers,
the Collins Brothers, and crafted by locals George Reeve, John Smith,
and Merlin Yeager in 1931. Originally nesting in Riverhead,
our fine-feathered friend has waddled three times and now rests
in it's most popular and familiar settling, BIG DUCK RANCH.
Roadside architecture designed to promote what is sold inside is now
commonly known as "Duck Architechture", in honor of the whimsical
grand-daddy of them all.

The 27th Annual
Lighting of The Big Duck! 
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015, 7PM
Free Event! Bring the Whole Family! 
Make Sure To Arrive Early & Dress Accordingly! 
Everyone's Invited to Join in the Festivities!
(View last year's Lighting thru the link below) 

News12 Long Island's coverage of last year's 26th Annual Lighting of The Big Duck!



Get Ready to Party!

at the

"1, 2, 3, Party"

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016! 

Save the Date! Details Coming Soon! 



Become A Member! 

Our next meeting is...

Tuesday, December 1st, 7PM

Meetings are usually held the first Tuesday of the month.

Meetings are held at
The David W. Crohan 
Community Center,
655 Flanders Road (Rt.24),
Flanders, NY.

The Long Island Duck Farming
Exhibit & Museum
This weekend's hours:

Check back often, as hours and days may change. 



The Big Duck



Monday - Friday 10AM - 5PM

Saturdays 10AM - 3PM 

Sundays 10AM - 5PM



(It is strongly advised to call ahead of your visit)