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2021 marks a significant milestone in village history.

The Babylon Beautification Society celebrates its 50th Anniversary.

For the past 50 years, the Babylon Beautification Society’s impact on our community has been visible everywhere.  Our most notable projects include the Gazebo, the Welcome Sign at the train station, and the Bayman Statue. We have also been adding flowers and trees to the community for decades and were instrumental in leading the recent recognition of the Village of Babylon as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.

We are one of the largest volunteer organizations in the village, and each year thousands of residents devote their time to our projects and initiatives.  The principles of volunteerism and community continue to be the foundation of our organization.

On Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Noon, we will mark this special occasion with a ceremony at the Village Gazebo.

Community leaders will recognize our contributions over the past half-century.  We will also acknowledge the contributions of Babylon Beautification Society’s past presidents.

Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 12:00 pm   |   Village of Babylon Gazebo


Frank Petruzzo, President, Babylon Beautification Society

Mayor Mary Adams, Village of Babylon

Community Remarks

Judy Skillen, President,  Babylon Village Historical & Preservation Society

Kelly Peckholdt, President, Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce


Legislator Kevin McCaffrey, Suffolk County

Supervisor Rich Shaffer, Town of Babylon

Senator Phil Boyle, New York State

Assemblymember Michael Durso, New York State

Recognition: Past Babylon Beautification Society Presidents

Wayne Horsley

Michelle Melfi

Robert Carley

Patricia Carley

Donna Consola

Babylon Beautification Society Executive Board

Frank Petruzzo, President

Kathleen Maloney, Vice President

Kevin Rutkowsky, Treasurer

Kristin Costigan, Director

Chris Genzmann, Director

Christina Reynolds, Director

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