BAFFA stands for the Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts. It was founded in 1968 and is a not- for-profit 501(c) 3 organization. BAFFA is a unique organization which is comprised of a symphony orchestra, a chorus and an art gallery. To our knowledge, there are no other organizations quite like ours on Long Island.
Our mission is to bring music, fine arts, and cultural events to the residents of Long Island and to enrich our society. Originally, BAFFA was established to serve the communities of Bayport and Blue Point. However, BAFFA’s influence quickly spread, and today BAFFA has members from 50 communities throughout Long Island as well as from seven states and has impacted the lives of thousands of people.
For an in-depth look at BAFFA’s history, we would invite you to click on the links below to view, BAFFA Beginnings Part I and Part 2.