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1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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September 2018

John Gorka live in concert

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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$35

It's another installment of the Sunday Street Concert Series with John Gorka, returning to the Carriage Museum's Gillespie Room. Amilia K Spicer will open the show. John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at Godfrey Daniels, a well-known coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. He soon travelled to New York City, becoming part of Jack Hardy’s legendary “Fast Folk” circle. An acclaimed performance at Texas’ Kerrville Folk Festival, where he won the New Folk Award in 1984, followed and…

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Chamber Music Concert

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

North Shore Pro Musica returns for a new season this fall featuring a full roster of Chamber Music Concerts. Check back for details on each program. Founded in 1980, Long Island's North Shore Pro Musica (NSPM) has gained recognition for innovative programming and diversity of repertoire.  One of their aims is to present substantial works by living composers.  The membership of the group permits flexibility for performances in various settings, including schools and other community facilities.  Engaging people of all ages…

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October 2018

Bus Trip: We’ll Take Manhattan

October 3 @ 6:45 am - 7:00 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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$125

Join us on a journey through iconic Manhattan! Begin with a guided tour of the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and gain access to many of the Library’s must-see spaces, such as the Rose Main Reading Room. Next is a docent led walk through Bryant Park to learn about the park’s rich history and award-winning design. We’ll then take a quick stroll to Grand Central Terminal where we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at the…

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Hands-On Art – Robert Moses & Map Crafting

October 4 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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$10

Inspiration is all around us. Learn the elements of art and use different materials to create your own masterpiece using the Robert Moses exhibition as inspiration. Recommended for students in grades K through 4. Member discount available. Price shown is non-member cost per session. Sign up for any four Hands-On Art or Museum Adventures sessions to receive program discount.

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Museum Adventures – Master Planner

October 11 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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$10

Explore the Robert Moses gallery and enjoy a hands-on activities and creative planning and building projects. Recommended for students in grades K through 4. Member discount available. Price shown is non-member cost per session. Sign up for any four Hands-On Art or Museum Adventures sessions to receive program discount.

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Kate Campbell live in concert

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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$27

Singer and songwriter Kate Campbell makes her first Long Island appearance here at LIM with the Sunday Street Concert Series. Over the course of her two decades plus career in music, Kate has set forth on a unique musical journey that is rooted in the stories of people connected with the modern south. Her endearing, clear-water vocal delivery and her eloquent gift for storytelling have drawn repeated comparisons to such bastions of the Southern literary tradition as Flannery O’Connor, William…

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Senior Tuesday – Land of Moses

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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Seniors 62 and older will have one last chance to view the Robert Moses exhibition for free. Land of Moses:  Robert Moses and Modern Long Island is a comprehensive study of one of the most important public figures in Long Island's history. Come and see how he transformed a once sprawling farmland into this island we call home.  On display in the Visitors Center. Museum is otherwise closed to the public.  Free admission for seniors 62 and older. Senior Tuesday is sponsored by Jefferson's…

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Latino Music Performance

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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Sing and dance to traditional Latino music. Bilingual programs notes will accompany the concert. Performers to be determined. 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 Legislature. Free with regular museum admission.

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Symposium – Elias Pelletreau: Long Island’s Silversmith and Entrepreneur

October 27 @ 9:45 am - 3:30 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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$12

All day symposium exploring this important early American silversmith's life and work, as well as the Long Island Colonial and Revolutionary War-era world that he inhabited. Scholars and historians examine Pelletreau's fine craftsmanship and his essential role in the complex trade and social worlds. Fees include symposium and museum admission. Member discount available. Optional $10 additional fee for lunch. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

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Halloween Family Fun Day

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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Dress in costume, paint a pumpkin, go trick-or-treating and get creative! Special performance of Steve Petra's Tricky Treat by Petra Puppets! Free admission and fun activities for the whole family. Family Fun Day is sponsored by Empire National Bank.

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November 2018

Home School Day

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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$5

Homeschooled students learn about Revolutionary War figure and silversmith Elias Pelletreau. Use maps, images and masterfully crafted silver objects to investigate the important role that craft and trade played during this era in American History. $5 per student, $20 max per family. No fee for parents. Please call (631) 751-0066 x212 to register.

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Copper Bracelet Workshop

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until November 10, 2018

The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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$60

Create your own copper bracelet with sculptor and jewelry maker Julio Saenz in this two-part workshop. Space is limited; pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Fee includes two-day workshop and all materials. Discount for members. Please call extension 212 to register.

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Hand-On Art – Making Revolutionary Images

November 8 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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$10

Inspiration is all around us. Learn the elements of art and use different materials to create your own masterpiece, using the Elias Pelletreau exhibition as your inspiration. Recommended for students in grades K through 4. Member discount available. Price shown is non-member cost per session. Sign up for any four Hands-On Art or Museum Adventures sessions to receive program discount.

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Holiday Celebration 25th Anniversary Exhibition Preview

November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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For the 25 years, our annual Holiday Celebration Gala & Silent Auction has helped raise the necessary funds for the museum's world-class exhibitions and education programs. Join us for a special preview of all the beautiful holiday items, artwork and home décor that will be included in Silent Auction. This fun-filled evening includes fine food, wine, raffle prizes and entertainment. It's our way of saying thanks to all the artists, donors and sponsors who help to make Holiday Celebration, our…

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Copper Bracelet Workshop

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until November 10, 2018

The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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$60

Create your own copper bracelet with sculptor and jewelry maker Julio Saenz in this two-part workshop. Space is limited; pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Fee includes two-day workshop and all materials. Discount for members. Please call extension 212 to register.

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Holiday Celebration’s 25th Anniversary Gala & Silent Auction

November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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$250

2018 marks 25 years of the Long Island Museum's Holiday Celebration Gala & Silent Auction and we're inviting you to celebrate with us.  Join us as the Visitors Center is transformed into a magical winter wonderland with hundreds of beautiful gifts, holiday items and seasonal décor. The evening includes a cocktail hour with open bar, dinner, prizes, entertainment and the always exciting silent auction. This year we're incorporating Mobile Bidding!  What that means is, no more fumbling with bid cards or…

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Museum Adventures – Winter on the Farm

November 15 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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$10

Discover what it was like to grow up on a Long Island farm in the 1800s. Visit the Blacksmith Shop and historic barn and try your hand at some 19th century chores! Recommended for students in grades K through 4. Member discount available. Price shown is non-member cost per session. Sign up for any four Hands-On Art or Museum Adventures sessions to receive program discount.

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Senior Tuesday – Through Our Eyes

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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Seniors 62 and older are invited for a free, self-guided tour of Through Our Eyes, an exhibition featuring works by residents of Bove Health Center at Jefferson's Ferry. The exhibition is on display in the Carriage Museum and no reservations are required. Carriage Museum will be partially open to seniors as well. Museum is otherwise closed to the public.

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December 2018

Winter Open House/Decoy Day

December 2
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and stop by LIM for Decoy Day. Contemporary decoy carvers will demonstrate their skills and share stories of waterfowl hunting, once a mainstay of Long Island life. Exhibitions on view include Bayman's Art, our decoy gallery, the LIMarts members exhibition Siver Linings:  Artists Search for Meaning, Elias Pelletreau: Long Island Silversmith and Entrepreneur, and Shaping Sliver: Contemporary Silversmithing. Admission is free all day.

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Hands-On Art – Silver as a Medium

December 6 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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$10

Inspiration is all around us. Learn the elements of art and use different materials to create your own silver masterpiece. Recommended for students in grades K through 4. Member discount available. Price shown is non-member cost per session. Sign up for any four Hands-On Art or Museum Adventures sessions to receive program discount.

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Holiday Workshop 1: Botanicals

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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$25

Join the North Suffolk Garden Club for this creative workshop. Participants will learn to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind centerpiece using natural plants and seasonal greenery. Great for your own holiday table or to use as a hostess gift. Price shown for this workshop only. Sign up for both and pay only $45. Discount available for museum members. Please register by calling (631) 751-0066 x212.

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Holiday Workshop 2: Jewelry Making

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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$25

Nancy Golder will show you simple techniques on turning everyday items into unique jewelry pieces. Price show is for jewelry workshop only. Sign up for holiday workshop too and pay one price of $45. Fee includes all materials. Discount available for museum members.

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Ellis Paul in Concert

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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$30

Ellis continues the holiday tradition with his 13th appearance in the Sunday Street Series. He’ll help celebrate the holiday season with some new songs from a forthcoming album, The Storyteller’s Suitcase, his 2012 holiday album City of Silver Dreams, and audience requests from his extensive catalogue. There are always surprises at an Ellis Paul show and you can expect a unique cover or two of songs from other writers. From his emergence on the Boston music scene in 1990, Ellis…

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Collaborative Book Club

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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Books Bring History Alive & Families Together! Take a guided tour of Elias Pelletreau: Long Island Silversmith & Entrepreneur with LIM educators. Afterward, join Emma S. Clark librarians for a fascinating book discussion on a related topic. (book to be determined). Register in person at the library beginning November 9. Books will be supplied at time of registration. Recommended for students in grades 4 through 6 and their families. This event is free of charge.

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Senior Tuesday: Shaping Silver

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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Seniors 62 and older are invited to take a free, self-guided tour of Shaping Sliver:  Contemporary Metalsmithing, on display in the Art Museum. See contemporary works including jewelry and decorative items created by seven different artisans known for their works in silver. Free admission for seniors 62 and older. The museum is otherwise closed to the public.

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Museum Adventures – Blacksmith

December 13 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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What is a Smithy?  Visit our Samuel West Blacksmith Shop and find out. Learn all about the tools used by the blacksmith and the different roles he played in people's everyday lives. Recommended for students in grades K through 4. Member discount available. Price shown is non-member cost per session. Sign up for any four Hands-On Art or Museum Adventures sessions to receive program discount.

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January 2019

Hands-On Art – Inspired by Local Art

January 10, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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$10

Inspiration is all around us. Learn the elements of art and use different materials to create your own masterpiece using our LIMarts exhibition as your inspiration. Recommended for students in grades K through 4. Member discount available. Price shown is non-member cost per session. Sign up for any four Hands-On Art or Museum Adventures sessions to receive program discount.

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Museum Adventures – Carriage Design

January 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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$10

Visit the Carriage Museum and explore how carriages were built in the 19th century. Then try your own carriage-inspired project. Recommended for students in grades K through 4. Member discount available. Price shown is non-member cost per session. Sign up for any four Hands-On Art or Museum Adventures sessions to receive program discount.

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