In the Moment is a program of art engagement for people with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of memory loss.  We invite facilities that work with this population to bring groups to the museum.

In the Moment offers interactive exhibition experiences at the Long Island Museum, a safe and welcoming environment in Stony Brook.

In the Moment programs are offered in our Carriage and Art Museums.   Museum educators lead the programs, which are designed to spark imagination and encourage lively discussion.

Programs are offered on Tuesday afternoons and are limited to small groups.  Special arrangements may be made for individuals and their care givers.  Sessions last for one hour and include refreshments and opportunity to socialize.

Pre-registration is required.  Contact the museum’s Education Department at (631) 751-0066 x212 for more information and to make arrangements.

In the Moment Programs are FREE of charge. In the Moment is underwritten by a generous grant from The Knapp/Swezey Foundation and sponsored by Burner Law Group, P.C.

The LIM believes in the power of the arts to unite us and soothe our collective spirit. In an effort to inspire you and your loved ones to explore art together we are launching At Home with LIM: In the Moment. With images from our collection, along with guiding questions to help foster conversation, this will be an opportunity to engage creatively together. For those of you who have been on our gallery tours, you know there is no right or wrong answer. We’ll also share some background information on each image so you can understand a little bit about the piece once you’ve explored it on your own.

We will start with our most recent art exhibit, Off the Rack: Building and Preserving LIM’s Art Treasures. This show features treasures from our permanent collection in a range of styles and themes.

We hope you’ll enjoy bringing a little bit of our collection into your home until we can be together at the museum again.

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Programming Cancelled Until Further Notice

February 6, 27, March 12, 26, April 2, May 7, 21 and June 11, 2-3pm

Enjoy some special time with your loved one on select Thursdays at 2pm. Take part in a guided tour of one of our exhibitions, or watch and discuss film clips with Making Memories at the Movies. You are welcome to sign up for one or more of the programs being offered.  Making Memories at the Movies is led by Marcy Rhodes and take place February 6, March 12, April 2, May 7 & June 11 in the Gillespie Room.  Tour the Carriage Museum with LIM staff on February 27, Off the Rack in the Art Museum on March 26, and Atoms to Cosmos: The Story of Brookhaven National Lab  at the Visitor’s Center on May 21.

Arts & Alzheimer’s Conference
Friday, April 24, 2020 9:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m

Save the date for our fifth annual Arts and Alzheimer’s Conference for healthcare workers, care partners and art organizations. Learn about the collaborative art opportunities available for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss in our community. Please contact Assistant Director of Education Beth Chiarelli at to receive full programs details. This conference is free to all attendees and is underwritten by a generous grant from The Knapp/Swezey Foundation, Inc. and sponsored by Burner Law Group, P.C.

Life is a Cabaret
May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9 & 16, 2-3pm

Participants will develop Life is a Cabaret, a unique musical revue featuring highlight moments from the most popular shows ever produced on the Great White Way.  The six session workshop will culminate in a special event for our community of friends and family, and offer plenty of opportunities for joyful engagement and collaboration. Led by ThinkBig! Director Heather Thorgersen, a theater artist and dementia care specialist.