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April 2017

Food and American Culture

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY NY 11790 United States
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Susan Evans, Director of Food History Programs at the Smithsonian will discuss how and why food can be used as a tool for connecting people with the complexities of American History.  Come early and visit Edible Eden:  The Art of Long Island's Forests, Fields and Waters in the Art Museum.  Discover how different artists have depicted Long Island's rich bounties.  Free with regular museum admission.

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Brook Williams in Concert

April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY NY 11790 United States
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$22

The Long Island Museum, WUSB-FM Radio and the Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council present an evening with Brook Williams. Enjoy a visit from this amazing bluesman who has been described as “a fret monster who has to be seen to be believed.” His musical vision spans continents and genres, blues, jazz, slide, finger-style, with funky chords, walking bass lines and fiery riffs. Originally from Statesboro Georgia, Williams emerged from the Boston blues scene to eventually record twenty-two albums, developing a…

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May 2017

Home School Day

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY NY 11790 United States
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$5

Join us for this exciting opportunity for homeschool families. Through tours, art-making and hands-on activities, the day will encourage families to explore current exhibitions and gain a deeper understanding of the lives of Long Islanders of a bygone era. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Free for parents; $5 per student ($20 maximum per family).  Please call extension 212 for more information and to register.  

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Chasing Gatsby

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY NY 11790 United States
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$35

Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and all things Gatsby...Follow the journey from print to screen with excerpts from The Great Gatsby, read by stage and film actors John Bedford Lloyd and Anne Twomey, scenes from the films with commentary by Christine Vachon, producer of Z: The Beginning of Everything, starring Christina Ricci as Zelda Fitzgerald, and engaging discussion with Maureen Corrigan, NPR book critic and author of So we Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why it Endures…

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Mary Gauthier in concert

May 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY NY 11790 United States
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$25

Mary Gauthier, one of America's great singer/songwriters makes a rare Long Island appearance for the Sunday Street Concert Series. Mary emerged on the Boston music scene in the late 1990’s where she ran a Cajun restaurant, Dixie Kitchen, which eventually lent its name as the title of her first album. 1998’s Drag Queens in Limousines gained her attention and her five subsequent studio albums sealed her position as a Southern Gothic-shaded songwriter as well as a riveting concert performer. Well-known songs…

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