Our education department hosts interesting and informative lectures, musical programs and workshops throughout the year to tie in with our exhibitions. Most programs are free with regular museum admission. Check the calendar for a schedule of upcoming programs.

In Harm’s Way: Past, Present and Future

October 28

Five years after Super Storm Sandy, the region’s most recent battle with nature, this all-day symposium explores storm preparation, recovery and moving forward.  Local residents, folklorists, historians, community planners and architects will share stories and memories of Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane’s Irene, Gloria and Lee, among others. Speakers include Jonathan Bergman, historian, author & expert on hurricane […]

Learning from our Neighbors

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Director of Long Island Traditions Nancy Solomon, folklorist Naomi Sturm of Staten Island, folklorist Ellen McHale of the NY Folklore Society, and Karen Amspacher of the Core Sound Museum in North Carolina will facilitate a roundtable discussion with storm survivors from Upstate New York, North Carolina, Staten Island and Long Island on coping and rebuilding after Mother […]

Gallery Tour: In Harm’s Way

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

As we look back on the five years since Super Storm Sandy and into the future of Long Island’s delicate coastline, Nancy Solomon, Director of Long Island Traditions will lead a guided tour of the In Harm’s Way exhibition, featuring dramatic photographs, artifacts and video footage from some of the area’s most notorious storms and […]

Holiday Craft Workshop

December 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Jewelry-making workshop for adults with Nancy Golder.  Create unique pieces for yourself or to give as a gift.  Discounts available if you sign up for botanical workshop. Fees include all materials and refreshments.

Holiday Botanical Workshop

December 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Members of the North Suffolk Garden Club will show you how to create your own unique holiday centerpiece using seasonal greens and holiday décor.  Discount available if you register for jewelry-making workshop.  Fees include all materials, tools and refreshments (served prior to workshop).

Sunday Street featuring Ellis Paul

December 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The tradition continues: Ellis returns for what will be his 12th annual show with the Sunday Street Concert Series. He’ll help celebrate the holiday season with some new songs, as well as favorites from his recent album, Chasing Beauty, his 2012 holiday album, City of Silver Dreams, and audience requests from his extensive catalogue. Ellis […]