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.

Dementia Care Workshop

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until June 24, 2017

Key topics addressed include:
•Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and other causes of dementia
•Techniques for communicating with the person you are caring for
•Strategies for managing challenging behaviors caused by dementia
•Understanding the importance of self-care and strategies for lessening stress

Dementia Care Workshop

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Key topics addressed include:
•Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and other causes of dementia
•Techniques for communicating with the person you are caring for
•Strategies for managing challenging behaviors caused by dementia
•Understanding the importance of self-care and strategies for lessening stress

Museum After Hours

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Visit the Midnight Rum:  Long Island and Prohibition exhibition for free after hours. For a small fee enjoy a beer tasting and snacks on museum grounds.

Dementia Care Workshop

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until June 24, 2017

Key topics addressed include:
•Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and other causes of dementia
•Techniques for communicating with the person you are caring for
•Strategies for managing challenging behaviors caused by dementia
•Understanding the importance of self-care and strategies for lessening stress

Decoy Day

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Explore the museum’s duck decoy gallery and learn all about the art of decoy carving from local carvers. Day includes demonstrations and facilitated discussion. Free with regular museum admission. This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State […]

Dementia Care Workshop

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until June 24, 2017

Key topics addressed include:
•Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and other causes of dementia
•Techniques for communicating with the person you are caring for
•Strategies for managing challenging behaviors caused by dementia
•Understanding the importance of self-care and strategies for lessening stress

Dementia Care Workshop

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until June 24, 2017

Key topics addressed include:
•Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and other causes of dementia
•Techniques for communicating with the person you are caring for
•Strategies for managing challenging behaviors caused by dementia
•Understanding the importance of self-care and strategies for lessening stress

Film Screening: Sour Grapes

July 6 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Set in the super-fast, super-rich world of LA and New York during the financial boom of the early 2000s, in the lead up to the 2008 financial crash, and featuring the obsessive collectors, outraged wine producers, suspect auction houses, and specialist FBI sleuths, SOUR GRAPES is an ‘Emperor’s new clothes’ fable for the modern age. […]

Art and the Apollo 13 Mission

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum curator for spaceflight memorabilia and space science fiction objects Dr. Margaret Weitekamp will explain the links between murals and mission patches, including Lumen Martin Winter’s mural, “Steeds of Apollo.” Winter’s mural exemplified a particularly American tradition connecting fine art to spaceflight and Weitekamp will discuss the rich history of spaceflight mission […]

Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine

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

Join author and self-proclaimed historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman for a delicious discussion about food! Sarah will talk about her latest book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine, followed by an in depth look at crops and food grown in the New York area. This program is free with regular museum admission.