The Heckscher Museum of Art

The Heckscher Museum of Art

The Heckscher Museum of Art is located in scenic Heckscher Park in Huntington, New York, within walking distance of downtown shops and award-winning restaurants. The Museum provides a dynamic schedule of changing exhibitions on American art. Additionally, public programs for adults, families, and children, include First Friday concert series, gallery talks, and workshops. Information about current exhibits and a schedule of programs are available at www.heckscher.org or (631) 351- 3250.

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Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Staller Center for the Arts

Staller Center for the Arts

Staller Center for the Arts presents music, dance, theatre, film, visual art and more as one of the most comprehensive arts centers on Long Island. Enjoy professional performances from September to May and the Stony Brook Film Festival in July.
Box office is open Mon-Sat, 12 noon to 6 pm. Order tickets online at www.stallercenter.com or call 631-632-ARTS [2787].

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Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages

Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages

The Museum is known for its collection of over 200 carriages and its extensive collection of work by the Hudson River School painter William Sidney Mount and over 4000 other paintings, sculptures and prints. It became a Smithsonian affiliate in 2006.  Main Street at Route 25A. Nine-acre, three-museum complex includes carriage collection, changing art/ history exhibitions. Open year-round, Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun., noon-5 p.m. Open Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fee. 631-751-0066

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Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium

Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium

The spectacular Spanish-Revival mansion and museum of William K. Vanderbilt II in Centerport, New York, is one of the few remaining estates on the legendary North Shore of Long Island. The mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a time machine to a rare and privilged way of life along Long Island’s Gold Coast, once held the largest concentration of wealth and power in the United States.

Now the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, the 43-acre estate is a popular historic, cultural and scientific destination for regional visitors. The newly renovated, state-of-the-art Planetarium–with an advanced Konica Minolta projection system, full-dome video ad surround-sound offers visitors a thrilled immersive experience that takes them to the outer reaches of the Solar System.

The Vanderbilt includes a Marine Museum, wild-animal habitats and dioramas, and galleries with collections galleries of natural-history specimens and ethnographic aritfacts from Africa, Asia and the South Pacific.   631-854-5579

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The Ward Melville Heritage Organization Education & Cultural Center

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization Education & Cultural Center

Located in the historic Stony Brook Village Center, The Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s 8800 square-foot Educational and Cultural Center is a year-round facility providing activities, theatrical performances and exhibits. Available for rental. For detailed information call 631-689-5888 

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Hercules Pavillion

Hercules Pavillion

Across Dock Road to the west of the Three Village Inn, along side Stony Brook Harbor, the Hercules Pavilion houses the figurehead and anchor from the U.S.S. Ohio, the first ship launched from the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1820. The figurehead was carved from a single piece of cedar at a cost of $1,500.

Following the ship’s retirement, it was first sold at a military surplus auction for $10 to the Aldrich family of Aquebogue; then to Miles Carpenter, owner of the Canoe Place Inn in Hampton Bays for $15. Hercules remained at that site for decades. Subsequently the figurehead was acquired by Mr. Melville who deeded it to The Ward Melville Heritage Organization.

Sharing the Hercules Pavilion is the Polaris whaleboat, thought to be the only surviving artifact from the Charles Hall expedition to the Arctic in 1870. Commander Robert Peary recovered the Polaris during his 1905 Arctic expedition and subsequently placed it with the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Some forty years later, naturalist Robert Cushman Murphy who was then a curator at the museum, was instrumental in transferring the Polaris to Ward Melville. It is now a property of The Ward Melville Heritage Organization.

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Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site

Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site

246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., South Huntington. The home of Walt Whitman, America’s greatest poet, c.1819. Exhibit includes his papers, school master’s desk, recordings of his voice, and more. In 2007, the Walt Whitman Trail, which begins at the birthplace, was designated a National Recreational Trail by the US Dept. of the Interior.

Summer hours: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun, 12-5 p.m.; closed major holidays Winter hours: Wed.-Fri., 1-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11-4 p.m.; closed major holidays. Fee. 631-427-5240

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