Central Islip Civic Council

Central Islip Civic Council

We make Central Islip a better place to live.

CICC Logo - CopyThe Central Islip Civic Council is a non-profit, community based agency dedicated to improving the quality of life for all residents of Central Islip for the past 50 years. The Central Islip Civic Council maintains The Historic Heines Homestead buildings and grounds where we offer “A Step Back in Time” academic schoolhouse program, educational workshops and affordable housing for families and seniors. We have an emergency food pantry for our Central Islip residents with summer vegetables provided by our very own garden. We also sponsor free recreational activities, and cultural and holiday events. Our grounds offer a walking trail, lovely trees, flower gardens, and a vegetable garden. During the warmer season, families can enjoy seeing our chickens, turkey, sheep and calf. While visiting us you can walk about and see old historical buildings. We have a black smith shop from 1903, a one room school house replica from 1861, out houses, and a country store which helps us to provide funds that are put back into our emergency food pantry.

You are welcome to visit us anytime during the year between 9:00am and 4:30pm Monday through Thursday (parking lots on Linda & Halley Lanes). 68 Wheeler Road, Central Islip NY, 11722

Office: (631) 348-0669 • Fax: (631) 348-1562


Board President – Josephine Walsh
1st Vice-President – William Dungee
2nd Vice-President – Nancy Vargas Johnson
Treasurer – Suzanne Raphael
Corporate Secretary – Annette Bernard

Board Members

• Shirley Cruz
• Manny Esteban
• Renee Johnson
• Magali Roman
• William Kuhlman
• Maryann Houston

Executive Director – Velene Gallagher
Special Projects Coordinator – Nancy Manfredonia


• Joan Crescitelli
• Sandy Leach
• Estela Barros
• Athena Maynes

Housing Attorney

Joseph Fritz

Volunteer Staff

• Debra Robinson
• Donna Nostrand
• Romero Williams
• TJ Musgrove
• Sal Iudice
• Denise Brinkley

Your annual donation will ensure that you will receive issues of the CI Today Newsletter and other important community notices throughout the year, and helps the Civic Council to continue it's efforts to assist the Central Islip community with the many free services provided. Please lend a hand and make your donation to The Central Islip Civic Council. The Central Islip Civic Council is a 501C 3 non-profit organization, and your donation is tax deductable as allowed by the law.
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