Long Island Dahlia Society

2016 LIDS Show Dates

Long Island Dahlia Society

LIDS 1st Dahlia Show & Photo Competition

September 3-4, 2016
Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Photo Competition for beginners, advanced, and professionals . Download Photo Competition Rules and Registration Forms from www.longislanddahlia.org

Court of Honor and Competition Rules for both shows are available on the LIDS website.

Novice Table Welcomes New Growers!


LIDS 2nd Dahlia Show

October 8-9, 2016
Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Court of Honor and Competition Rules for both shows are available on the LIDS website.

Novice Table Welcomes New Growers!


Novice Table

Are you a "Novice," new to exhibiting your dahlias? LIDS welcomes new growers and exhibitors, bring your dahlias to the shows and we will help you set them up for the competition. See the website for the categories of awards.


LIDS Show Events

Volunteers for Setup Schedule

Thursday, September 1 "The Not as Big as it used to be Move"

Meet at the lower level of the Carriage House at 5:00 PM to help move the dahlia show set up items from storage. Volunteers can drive down to the lower level of the Carriage House.


Friday, September 2 "Show Set-up at the Carriage House"

Meet at the Carriage House at 10:00 AM to help prepare the tables for the show, set up the Court of Honor, set up the courtyard for staging. This is a great opportunity for future judges or new dahlias growers to learn how to prepare and label the tables with the class number and form signs.

Dahlia staging follows in the Courtyard of the Carriage House after setup and continues until 9:00 PM.


Show Parking

Parking at the Show

  • There is no driving on park roads between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM
  • LIDS members should park at the lower carriage house.
  • Lids members who wish to leave before 5:00 PM should move their car to the Dahlia Garden and walk over.
  • Judges and exhibitors who wish to leave before 5:00 may obtain a parking pass from Show Team and move their cars to main parking

Saturday, September 3 "LIDS Judging and Show"

BCA gates open at 7:00 AM

Dahlia staging on Saturday morning in the Courtyard of the Carriage house begins at 8:00 AM and continues until 10:30 AM

Clerks and assistant judges should meet with Bill Bushman by 9:30 AM Judging starts at 11:00 AM.

Open to the public at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Sunday, September 4 "LIDS Show and Cleanup"

Open to the public at 10:00 PM - 4:00 PM

If you would like to help out during Sunday, please come on down!

HELP! At 4:00PM re-enforcements are needed to assist in selling the flowers and dismantling the show. Many hands make light work!


Other LIDS News

BCA Fall Festival Cancelled

The Arboretum has cancelled the Fall Festival for 2016.


September Membership Meeting

Thursday, September 15, 2016
6:30 PM

East Islip Library

Butterflies on Dahlias Presentation


LIDS Membership Due – September is the Month

Dues are due this month, please pay Millie Canzoneri at any LIDS event.


Year Round

2016 Saturday Mornings at the William Wolkoff Garden

Each Saturday during the dahlia season our volunteers meet at 9:00 a.m. at the William Wolkoff Dahlia Garden in Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

Under the leadership of the Garden Director Joe Lysik, our volunteers support the garden by preparing the tubers for planting, maintaining the garden during the bloom times, through the digging up the tubers at the end of season, this is a hands-on learning experience, all are welcome.

Work in the garden is followed by coffee and cake at 11:00 a.m.


What's Happening at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum?

Events at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Bayard Cutting Arboretum Horticultural Society Events

The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm at Bayard Cutting Arboretum


Executive Board

Founder and Garden Designer - William Wolkoff

President - John Canzoneri

Vice President - Ted Gollatz

Treasurer - Joe Lysik

Corresponding Secretary - Carol Jansch

Recording Secretary - Dee Cunningham

Garden Director - Joe Lysik

Membership - Millie Canzoneri

Associate Garden Directors - Ted Gollatz, Gene Murtha, Mike Kehl, Lenny NicolosI, Holly Sisti

Fundraising Chair - Kelly Abercrombie

ADS Chair - William Bushman

Evaluation / Classification Chair - Dennis Kirshner

NADC Chairs - Ted Gollatz, Tom Gangone

Show Chair Team - Lenny Nicolosi, Joe Bonomo, Joe Laudrie

Education - Joe Lysik

Publicity - Joe Lysik

Website / Newsletter - Carol Jansch

BCA and LIDS Liaison - Maureen Burford

Good & Welfare - Dennis Kirshner


Resource Links

American Dahlia Society

Mid-Island Dahlia Society

Greenwich Dahlia Society

Rhode Island Dahlia Society

Bayard Cutting Arboretum Horticultural Society

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