Save Our Community House

Save Our Community House (SOCH) is a construction project organized by CGCAI to rebuild the Cherry Grove Community House, the heart and soul of our community. Started in 2011, the project included fundraising for everything, from the initial engineering & architectural plans, the costs for rebuilding, as well as future upkeep of the new structure and grounds. To date, we have raised over $1 Million Dollars. We are still raising funds so we will be able to complete the second story Pergola. As of September 2015, we broke ground -- To see some photos, Click HERE..

SOCH Past News

[SOCH] -- 08-2017 CLICK HERE to see a rendering of our proposed Community House upper decks. We have one done, and just one more to go!

[SOCH] -- 07-2017 CLICK HERE to read a recent article on our Community House just published on The Daily Beast website.

[SOCH] -- 07/09/17 "FIFTIES-RETRO PARTY" benefit for SOCH. It was another rocking party!! THANKS to Craig & Julian of The Belvedere!.

[SOCH] -- 08/13/16 "A NEW STAR IS BORN" benefit for SOCH was absolutely fabulous! Many thanks to Sam & Chris of Blueberry Hill. To see some great event pics, click HERE

[SOCH] -- 07/09/16 "CARNIVAL IN VENICE" benefit for SOCH. What a party!! Many thanks to Craig & Julian of The Belvedere.

[SOCH] -- 05/28 COMMUNITY HOUSE •OPENING-PARTY•  

[SOCH] -- 05/29 COMMUNITY HOUSE Open-House-Day

[SOCH] -- See the latest Community House renovation PHOTOS

[SOCH] -- Donation Opps are available now here: Community House NAMING-OPPORTUNITIES. For more info, email Frank B.

[SOCH] -- 01/23/15 - UPDATE from foreman Bill: “Everything is going well in paradise except for.…  <READ MORE>

[SOCH] -- 12/22/15 - UPDATE from foreman Bill: "The construction progress is going well...  <READ MORE>

[SOCH] -- 12/11/15 - UPDATE from foreman Bill: "We're definitely making the most out of....  <READ MORE>

[SOCH] -- 10/31/15 - The PILINGS for the new Community House addition are in!  Click here for a peek...

[SOCH] -- 10/08/15 - DEMOLITION UPDATE from Diane:  "Progress on the Community House continues <READ MORE>

[SOCH] -- 10/02/15 - SOCH UPDATE from Toni : "We had been cruising along with the demolition....  <READ MORE>

[SOCH] -- 10/01/15 - L@@K WHAT WAS FOUND BURIED - It's one of the original FIRE GONGS from the original House!

[SOCH] -- 9/22/15 - House DEMOLITION & RENOVATION has BEGUN! See all the photos HERE 

[SOCH] - 07/2015 - Our SuperHeroes Fundraiser raised over $75,000 for SOCH. Thanks Sam & Chris. POW!!!!! 

[SOCH] -- 06/2015 - See the Historic-Site sign. Thanks George!

[SOCH] -- Community House is listed as part of the National Register - Our House is an official LGBT Historic Site

[SOCH] -- We would like to thank our generous SOCH Corporate Sponsors : NY STATE OFFICE of PARKS, RECREATION & HISTORIC PRESERVATION  -and-  AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY 

[SOCH] -- 04/2015 - Contractor Selected! Crellory Construction is scheduled to begin breaking ground in September, 2015

[SOCH] -- 04/2015 - CH Article in OUT MAGAZINE   

[SOCH] -- 04/2015 - Our TOB Buliding Permit has been received  

[SOCH] -- 03/2015 - Permit from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services for the septic system has come through

[SOCH] -- 02/2015 - Four Construction Bids have been received;  Board review process for contractor begins

[SOCH] -- 11/2014 - We have received a grant in the amount of $334,863. awarded by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. AMAZING NEWS!!

[SOCH] -- 11/2014 - Letter from the President - Latest updates on the Community House Construction Project...  

[SOCH] -- Click here to see a nifty graphic detailing our SOCH progress from 2011, to the Fall of 2014...

[SOCH] -- 10/2014 - Bid packets for the Community House construction project are now available - contact Toni C.

[SOCH] -- 09/2014 - Brookhaven Deptartment of Environmental Protection Wetlands & Waterways Permit received

[SOCH] -- 08/2014 - Brookhaven Town Board Zoning approval for existing structures has been received

[SOCH] -- 12/2013 - SOCH has just received a $25,000 grant from American Express Company. Such excellent news...

[SOCH] -- 08/2013 - See photos of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's visit to our Community House…. 

[SOCH] -- 07/2013 - Huffington Post - Nice article about Cherry Grove & the recent Community House historic status....

[SOCH] -- 07/2013 - SOCH: Frequently-Asked-Questions-2013

[SOCH] -- 06/2013 - PRESS RELEASE about the newly designated landmark status of our Community House...

[SOCH] -- 06/2013 - L.I. Newsday article: "Community House added to National Registry" - read it here...

[SOCH] -- 05/2013 - Community House featured in L.I. Newsday Article - "Senator Gillibrand: Cherry Grove Theater Historic"

[SOCH] -- 05/2013 - Letter from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to The National Register of Historic Places on our behalf...

[SOCH] -- 03/2013 - Letter from our President

[SOCH] -- 03/2013 - L.I. Newsday article: "Cherry Grove House to be deemed Historic..."

[SOCH] -- 02/2013 - Letter from our President...

[SOCH] -- 03/2012 - LATEST SNAPS of contractors installing the initial master steel support beam in the House...

[SOCH] -- 01/2012 - Great News! Initial permits are in to replace wood pilings, and other stuff! Read about it here...

[SOCH] -- 10/2011 - OCTOBER UPDATE - See it HERE...

[SOCH] -- 08/2011 - AUGUST UPDATE - Click HERE...

[SOCH] -- 01/2011 - New Year's Letter from the President

 

Previous events

2nd GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

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COMMUNITY HOUSE

CGCAI - 2nd GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING. 10-NOON at the Community House. Meeting starts promptly at 10. Update your 2019 membership and join us!

CGCAI BOARD MEETING

CGCAI SUMMER PARTY!

NOT YOUR MOMMA'S STREET FAIR!

ANOTHER FUN AND FABULOUS PARTY AT HEAVEN n EARTH - "NOT YOUR MOMMA'S ITALIAN STREET FAIR!" Come As Your Favorite Italian. Costume Contests, Great Food. It's gonna be great. 4-7 on July 6th. Stay tuned for icket info soon.

INVASION OF THE PINES

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Downtown

See you downtown at the 41st Anniversary of the Invasion of the Pines. You can be a spectator or join in. Happy 4th! For more info go to http://artsprojectcg.org

CGCAI BOARD MEETING

CG PRIDE PARADE

DOWNTOWN

APCG CHERRY GROVE PRIDE PARADE. DRESS UP, JOIN IN AND MARCH. DOWNTOWN @ 2PM. THIS IS THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF STONEWALL TOO! Open House Pride Dance & Fireworks! visit http://artsprojectcg.org

Jun16

FATHER'S DAY

Jun1

BOARDWALK PAINTING

White Lines

BOARDWALK PAINTING DAY. See your walk captain for paint & supplies.

APCG Memorial Day Service

Community House

Everyone is welcome at the yearly Memorial Day Service. At noon.

APCG HOUSE BLESSING

LISTEN FOR THE BELLS AND WHISTLES! IT'S THE HOUSE BLESSING! CASH DONATIONS ARE SPLIT BETWEEN THE FOLLOWING EIGHT CHARITIES: ARTS PROJECT OF CHERRY GROVE CHERRY GROVE COMMUNITY ASSN. CHERRY GROVE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSN. CHERRY GROVE GARDEN CLUB THE DUNES FUND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT THE MEMORIAL FUND PAWS SEPARATE CHECKS CAN BE MADE OUT TO ANY OF YOUR FAVORITE CHARITIES ABOVE. Thanks!