Museum Honors John C. Tsunis, Esq. at Annual Golf Tournament

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Museum Honors John C. Tsunis, Esq. at Annual Golf Tournament

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Museum Honors John C. Tsunis, Esq. at Annual Golf Tournament

Stony Brook, NY … May 15, 2014 … The Long Island Museum announces that in celebration of its 75th anniversary, long time museum supporter John C. Tsunis, Esq., Managing Partner of Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook and Tsunis Gasparis Lustig Ring & Kenney LLP, and Chairman of the Board of Gold Coast Bank, will be honored at its annual Golf Tournament on Monday, June 2 at St. George’s Golf & Country Club in Setauket.

“I’m honored to be a part of the museum’s 75th anniversary celebration and excited to see what lies ahead for this important institution,” said Tsunis upon accepting this distinction.

Tsunis opened his law practice in 1977, specializing in real estate, zoning, commercial transactions and banking law, and is active in real estate development transactions, and hotel management and development. He is the current Chairman of the Board of Gold Coast Bank in Islandia, New York, and serves as a member of its executive and loan committees. He is the former Vice Chairman and General Counsel for Long Island Commercial Bank (Islandia, NY) and member of its board of directors, executive committee, and loan committees. He is the owner of Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook, Chairman/CEO of Long Island Hotels LLC, a Member of the Board of Governors of Touro Law School, Chairman of the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association, President of Tsunis Family Foundation Inc., past Chairman of the Board of the Long Island Museum, past Chair of the Stony Brook University Medical Center Children’s Hospital Task Force, past President of the Three Village Chamber of Commerce and active in many other philanthropic endeavors. He was recently honored by the Village Times Herald as Man of the Year and resides in Poquott, New York with his wife Laura and son Charlie.

Sponsors of the Golf Tournament to date include Charleson Hotels LLC, Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook, Tsunis Gasparis Lustig Ring & Kenny LLP, Gold Coast Bank, Empire National Bank, Damianos Realty Group, Cullen and Dykman LLP, New York Community Bank, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, All Seasons Commercial Systems, Stafford Associates, Networking Magazine, Quinn & Feiner and Gina Motisi Photography. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information about the tournament or to become a sponsor, please contact Regina Miano at 631-751-0066 x247 or

Located at 1200 Route 25A in Stony Brook, the Long Island Museum is a Smithsonian affiliate dedicated to American history and art with a Long Island connection. The museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5. For information about exhibitions and other events please call 631-751-0066 or visit