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April 10th - 16th, 2016



Regional Updates

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“After over 45 years, a developer is willing to invest in new storefronts where they once stood before urban renewal tore down most of what once was “downtown” Huntington Station.  Gateway Plaza, and Northridge will add 33 studio and 51 one bedroom apartments to the area. The idea is to attract younger people to stay in Huntington Station, instead of moving to Brooklyn.

Very similar mixed use, higher density, 3 story buildings have been built in Huntington village, and more are on the way. There is a need for this type of housing. We can’t be closed minded to the fact that not everyone wants to live in a single family home.

We have waited too long for the area to be cleaned up. No one will build storefronts along NY Ave without apartments. And no one would shop there if they did. These two projects will support the businesses that move in on the ground level.  And why not?“

Statement from Matt Harris, Al White, Dennis Garetano & Elissa Kyle – Huntington Station residents

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Over 200 People Came to See the Draft Revitalization Plan for Downtown Kings Park

This past Saturday, over 200 people came to see the draft revitalization plan for downtown Kings Park. Over the past seven months, Vision’s design team has worked with the Kings Park Civic Association and the Kings Park Chamber of Commerce to develop a revitalization plan based on input from the public meeting last October, as well as numerous civic and chamber meetings over the past several months. The design team, which included Dean Gowen of Wendel engineers, Vision board members Glen Cherveny of GRCH Architecture and David Berg of DB Consulting, and Vision Planning Director Elissa Kyle, looked at both long term and much shorter term strategies for revitalization.

While any new development in Kings Park, including new restaurants or housing would require sewers, there are many things that can be done in the shorter term to begin the revitalization process. Pedestrian safety and streetscape improvements, modifications to municipal parking lots, façade changes and reconfiguration of public park spaces can be done prior to the installation of a sewer line and can make significant improvements to the downtown. Even more immediately, downtown events and improvements to maintenance can begin to improve the appearance of downtown and encourage residents to visit and spend time there. There was support for most of the proposals in the plan, especially sewering the downtown which had almost unanimous support of those at the presentation.

There were different ideas on how to best improve pedestrian safety, and concern about a lack of parking at the western end of downtown, and a desire to bury the overhead utilities. Moving forward Vision will incorporate the comments and suggestions from the meeting as well as others that the civic and chamber may receive, into the plan to develop it into a document that the residents, businesses, property owners and town government can use as a guide to further revitalization.

Huntington Station Revitalization Underway

Last Thursday, Vision Long Island joined Huntington Station residents in support of the Northridge mixed use development that was considered before the Town of Huntington ZBA.

The relatively modest proposal includes 6,200 sq ft of retail with 16 apartments. This project and the nearby the Gateway Plaza proposal which includes 66 apartments and 16,000 sq ft of retail are the first steps in bringing back a downtown that was lost due to misguided urban renewal policies from decades ago. Good to see the community out with over 2-1 support from Station residents including Huntington Matters.

Concerns that were raised included a desire to see the entirety of the plans for future development of the area, balancing the needs of parking for residents, shoppers and commuters and the dangerous roadway design from NYS Route 110. All speakers agreed that some form of traffic calming is needed on a wide four lane roadway to improve safety, enhance walkability and help bring back the town center that once was a focal point of the community.

After two years of local planning by Renaissance Downtowns and local input through Source the Station it is great to see progress.

In addition, the 7th Annual Huntington Station Spring Cleanup was held this weekend. Residents of all ages came together as they picked up litter and debris, and swept away the remnants of winter from sidewalks. The cleanup was sponsored by Huntington Matters, Friends of Huntington Station Latin Quarter, Huntington Station Business Improvement District, Huntington Station Happy Helpers, and 7-11.

Village of Lindenhurst Moves Forward to Create More Parking in Downtown

The Village of Lindenhurst’s board has started to finalize the purchase of a parcel of land that will help alleviate traffic congestion on Wellwood Avenue.

The property on Wellwood Avenue, which has undergone an environmental study which was approved by the board last November, was found to have no environmental issues or concerns, paving the way to better parking. The property is privately owned and has a vacant house, which will be torn down to make room for additional parking to an adjacent municipal lot, adding up to 5625 square feet of additional parking. “The property is perfectly situated to help with our parking downtown,” Lindenhurst Village Clerk-Treasurer Shawn Cullinane said. The process to convert this property into a benefit to battle the downtown’s parking congestion and high rate of vacancies must still undergo additional steps as the contract for purchase becomes finalized in order to go to the board for approval. The property, built in 1950, is now off the market, but was previously listed at $595,000. . At this point, the total number of added parking spaces that will be added is unknown.

You can read more about Lindenhurst’s move to help revitalize their downtown in Newsday (please note, Newsday’s square footage estimate of the parcel is incorrect)

Blighted Middle Island Site Razed for Development

After 10 years of sitting empty and known as a blight to the community, the former K-mart in Middle Island was torn down last week by the owner of the property. “It’s sad when you’re excited about something being demolished,” Gail Lynch-Bailey, President of the Middle Island Civic Association said. “But we’re excited about something being demolished.”

At a recent Brookhaven town meeting, Town officials had threatened to raze the structure unless Garden City developer Wilbur Breslin agreed to demolish it. The town had scheduled a public hearing Thursday night on the demolition plans but said the hearing would be canceled if Breslin began tearing down the building. Contractors hired by the developer began demolition, originally to be demolished by May 31st, as promised by Breslin.  Brookhaven would have charged back the developer, who has been summonsed over 20 times for the site conditions, if they were to go ahead with the demolition as a township. “We have been working hard to rid our community of abandoned, unsafe houses and commercial properties all over the town, and removing this one will have a huge impact on the quality of life in the community,” Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine said in a statement.

There are no definitive plans for the site; however, residents do support Breslin’s plans for the site, including stores, restaurants and ball fields. This site was part of a community charrette conducted by Vision Long Island more than 10 years ago.

You can read more about this story at Newsday.

NYC's Vision Zero Presented at Complete Streets Summit

The Keynote address at this year’s Complete Street’s Summit was delivered by Ryan Russo, Deputy Commissioner of Transportation, Planning and Management for NY City’s Department of Transportation. Russo highlighted many of the successes of the 2 year program, with hopes that some of the best practices could be implemented as Long Island moves ahead with Complete Streets programs, saying that “we can design fatalities out of the system”.

Through engineer initiatives including lane narrowing, adding bicycle paths, shorting pedestrian crossing distances, and adding speed bumps, areas such as Queens Boulevard- known by many as the “Boulevard of Death” have begun the transformation into a safe and livable corridor for walking, cycling, and driving.

Enforcement has also been stepped up, with speed camera installation in key areas, enhanced enforcement of the “Right of Way” law, and a heavy focus on motorcycle safety, making 2015 the safest year for motorcycles in over a decade. Expansion of speed camera utilization will be advocated for this year, with the aim of reducing collisions and injuries even further. Although speed cameras can be unpopular to those who receive summonses, NYC does not charge administration fees on tickets, and points are not levied on licenses as they would be through more costly traditional enforcement measures. New York City purchased some of Nassau County’s speed cameras after a failed rollout, and used them to increase enforcement and safety.

The City has also increased the education and public engagement of the causes of fatal crashes. By engaging the public through Street Teams, increasing education of TLC drivers, and executing successful media campaigns, the City continued to augment its efforts to make streets safer. In 2016, there will be increased focus on improving safety for older adults through targeted initiatives to combat.

The impacts of Vision Zero’s efforts have resulted in the fewest traffic deaths in any year since 2015, and the second year of decreases in fatalities since Vision Zero was launched, with about 20% fewer traffic-related fatalities in 2015 when compared to the past 15 year’s average. Those killed or severely injured is also significantly down, with over 500 fewer incidents in 2014 compared to pre-Vision Zero, cutting the amount of incidents nearly in half when compared to the year 2000. Additionally, the year 2015 was the safest year for New Yorkers while walking in the City’s history, with the City looking towards continuing the focus on reducing failure to yield crashes and deterring speeding to reduce the amount of incidents further.

See NYC's DoT's Ryan Russo presentation here:

Mastic Beach Village Comprehensive Plan Public Workshop - Postponed Until Further Notice

The public meeting scheduled for Saturday, April 23rd from 10am-4pm at William Paca Jr. High School, 338 Blanco Drive Mastic Beach has been postponed until further notice.

Car-less LI's First Annual Bike-to-Work Fashion Parade

Car-Less Long Island invites all to join for the First Annual Bike-to-Work Fashion Parade, in celebration of National Bike-to-Work Month.

The parades follows a 6.5-mile loop with a 2.3-mile cut-off for those on foot, those with small children, and for those who just want a shorter ride. The parade culminates with a Bike-to-Work Festival with prizes for the best outfits and most creative bikes. Dressing up is optional, but is way more fun! The Bike-to-Work Festival leads into Hofstra University’s Dutch Festival, with rides, games.

The parade will be held on May 7th, gathering at Hofstra University at 9am. You can register and get more information about this event here.

NYMTC Seeks Input on LI's on Future Transportation Funding

New York Metropolitan Transportation Council will be three Long Island community workshops for the public to share their ideas and comments on Plan 2045, which will guide the future use of federal transportation funding for the region.

Those that join the meeting will be able to share ideas to shape the plan, view and comment on proposed projects, proposals and studies, review the proposed regional goals and desired outcomes, and learn more about the vision of the Council.

Suffolk (West)
May 9th, 3PM and 6PM
Republic Airport- 715 Republic Airport, Farmingdale

Suffolk(East)
May 11th, 3PM and 6PM
Riverhead Legislative Auditorium, Suffolk County Legislature
300 Center Drive, Riverhead

Nassau
May 12th, 3PM and 6PM
Nassau County Legislative Chamber
1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola

You can learn more about the plan by clicking here

LI Business Council’s next meeting, Thursday, May 19th Featuring Bill Millet on Economic Benefits of Early Childhood Education

On Thursday, May 19th, from 8:00am to 10:00am, The Long Island Business Council will be holding a worksession at the East Farmingdale Fire Department, located at 930 Conklin Street in Farmingdale. The Long Island Business Council is a group of small business leaders who are dedicated to regulatory relief, tax and utility stabilization for the average small business owner in addition to infrastructure investment towards Long Island’s downtowns.

This meeting will include special guest speaker Bill Millett from Scope View Strategic Advantage who will address the “Economic Benefits of Early Childhood Education”. Breakfast will be available for attendees. As a member of the Long Island Business Council you can pre-register at any time, at no cost. The fee for non-members is $45.00.

To RSVP, or for more information, please call (877) 811-7471, or email ck@visionlongisland.org

The Long Island Coalition for the Homeless Hosts Grand Opening Celebration

Long Island Coalition for the Homeless is pleased to announce their Grand Opening Celebration at their new facility in Amityville. Attendees can tour the newly renovated Community Resource Center and garden while learning about the different programs and services that are offered by organizations in the building. You can visit Long Island Coalition for the Homeless’ website by clicking here.

More details will be coming, so be sure to save the date! Friday, June 10th from 6pm-9pm at 600 Albany Avenue, Amityville. $50 per person includes a casual, barbeque-style dinner.

Help Wanted

TIGER Grant Application Period Now Open

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country under an eighth round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program. 

TIGER discretionary grants will fund capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. 

To date, TIGER has provided nearly $4.6 billion to 381 projects. The demand is of course high; during the first seven TIGER funding rounds, over 6,700 applications requesting $134 billion were submitted.

Applications are due by April 29th, 2016. For more information about the program and to view projects that have been awarded in the past, click here

Help Wanted

Intern with Vision Long Island!

Vision Long Island is looking for interns! Our staff likes to say we "wear many hats," and interns will have to do the same. Interns will assist with planning, design, outreach, event planning, writing, research, attending meetings, reporting, photography, video and more. Bring your unique skill set to the table! We are looking for energetic and conscientious individuals with an interest in urban/suburban planning from a bottom-up perspective. This is a valuable opportunity to work with great people and learn about the issues impacting Long Island. Strong writing skills a plus.

What's happening on your Main Street this weekend?

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Baldwin


Bow Tie Grand Avenue

1841 Grand Avenue, Baldwin
516-223-2323
bowtiecinemas.com

Bellmore

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Bellmore Movies

222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore
516-783-7200

Freeport


Freeport Historical Museum

350 S Main Street, Freeport
Housed in a Civil War cottage, the museum chronicles Freeport's history through the 20th century. On display are a spinning wheel from the town’s oldest house, vaudeville-era items, waterfront memorabilia, a 1930s television and a 1777 13-star flag. The museum holds a collection of historic postcards and high school yearbooks from the early 1900s to present day.
Open Sundays 2PM-5PM.
For information, visit their website or call 516-623-9632

Garden City


The Garden City Historical Society

109 Eleventh Street, Garden City
Founded in 1975, The Garden City Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the historic character and ambiance of the Village of Garden City, and educating its members and the public in preservation and history related matters. The Society owns and operates The Garden City Historical Society Museum at 109 Eleventh Street, an original 1872 A.T. Stewart-era “Apostle House” listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which was deeded to the Society by the Episcopal Diocese. The Society maintains an Archive of over 1,200 artifacts and a Historic Structure Survey of pre-1935 residential and non-residential structures in the Village of Garden City. It offers periodic lectures and presentations, and publishes a newsletter. The Society’s A. T. Stewart Exchange (consignment shop) on the lower level of the Museum offers unique items for sale. The shop (516-746-8900) is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays (Tuesday is senior citizen discount day) and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

For information, visit their website.

Glen Cove


Garvies Point Museum and Preserve

50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
The museum is a center for research on Long Island geology, Native American archeology and natural history. Current exhibits feature, “The Seasonal Round”, an exploration through Long Island Native American life throughout the seasons. Exhibits on Long Island’s glacial formation, landform change and cultural evolution are on display. Prehistoric artifacts and audio descriptions add to the story of Long Island migrants, their lifestyles and interactions with newcomers such as Europeans. The museum has special educational programs to accommodate field trips and science research on the history of Long Island.

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
To arrange a visit, call 516-571-8011 and for information and brochures, visit their website

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Glen Cove Theatres

5 School Street, Glen Cove
516-671-6866
www.glencovetheatres.com

Great Neck


Palace Galleries

117 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
The museum features highly distinctive collections of antiques, artworks and fine furnishings from around the world. It is a premier art dealer dating back to 1971 and features expertise in 17th to 19th century works. The gallery experience offers the opportunity to not only view fine art but to purchase a piece which stands out.

For information, visit their website or call 516-439-5218

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Clearview Squire Cinemas Great Neck

115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
516-466-2020
bowtiecinemas.com

Hicksville


Hicksville-Gregory Museum

Intersection of Heitz Place and Bay Avenue, Hicksville
The museum includes a history of the Heitz Place Courthouse and a collection of earth science materials to describe the natural history of the area. It features one of the few remaining Long Island lock-ups and is one of the few remaining courthouses standing from before Nassau County split from Queens. The earth science exhibit in the museum has recent additions of a Mosasaur skull, prehistoric amber and the horn of a Triceratops horridus. The educational program at the museum offers experiences in paleontology, dynamic earth processes and investigating butterflies and moths.

For information, visit their website or call 516-822-7505

Long Beach


Long Beach Historical Museum

226 W. Penn Street, Long Beach
The museum, operated by the Long Beach Historical and Preservation Society, is a classic Craftsman-style summer villa. The house built in 1909, features large stain glass windows which are a hallmark of classic Long Beach estates. The house and backyard are furnished with local artifacts, including an original broadwalk bench, photographs and archaeological findings. The garden features original stock rose bushes.

For information, visit their website.

Manhasset

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Clearview Manhasset 3

430 Plandome Road, Manhasset
516-627-7887
bowtiecinemas.com

Oyster Bay


Oyster Bay Historical Society

20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay
The Earle-Wightman House built in 1720, gives a picture of life in Oyster Bay during the colonial period and its transition through the mid-20th Century. It features an 18th century garden, maintained by the North Country Garden Club, holds ornamental plantings as well as herbs used for cooking, medical purposes and fragrances. Exhibited are postcard, photograph, map and newspaper collections. Current exhibition, “Women Wearing History: The Force Behind Fashion”, details women’s influence on the textile and fashion industry in the 19th and 20th centuries.

For information, visit their website or call 516-922-5032

Port Washington


Landmark on Main Street, the Jeanne Rimsky Theater
232 Main Street, Port Washington

Tickets and more information available here

Bow Tie Port Washington
116 Main Street, Port Washington
516-756-2589
bowtiecinemas.com

Rockville Centre


Museum of the Village of Rockville Centre-Phillips House

28 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre
The museum is a restored 19th century Victorian home which displays life in Rockville Centre in the 19th and 20th centuries. It features furnishings, antique kitchen tools, carpentry tools and clothing of the time period. The museum is considered one of the finest small museums in the state and there is never an entrance fee for special events or exhibits.

For information, visit their website or call 516-766-0300

Roslyn

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Bow Tie Roslyn Theatre

20 Tower Place, Roslyn
516-756-2589
bowtiecinemas.com

Sea Cliff


Sea Cliff Village Museum

95 Tenth Avenue, Sea Cliff
The museum presents changing exhibits on the history and culture of Sea Cliff. It strives to raise community awareness by preserving artifacts, photographs and costumes relating to the unique historical background of the village. It contains 287 photos taken by Long Island postcard photographer, Henry Otto Korten. Currently exhibited, “Then and Now…” displays a range of artifacts and costumes over a 125 year span. Exhibits include the Connor Cottage, Victorian Kitchen, and a historical town diorama.

For information, visit their website or call 516-671-0090

Seaford

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Seaford Cinemas

3951 Merrick Road, Seaford
516-409-8700
seafordcinemas.com

Westbury

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The Space at Westbury

250 Post Avenue, Westbury

Tickets and more information available here

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Amityville


Revolution
140 Merrick Road, Amityville
Tickets and more information available here

Bay Shore


The YMCA Boulton Center
37 West Main Street, Bay Shore
Big Laughs in Bay Shore Comedy Night!
Tickets and more information available here

Cold Spring Harbor


Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum

Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
The museum explores the relationship between Long Islanders and the sea through. It details the history of the regional whaling industry, whale conservation and the history of Cold Spring Harbor as a maritime port. A new exhibit, “Sea Ink” explores tattoo art and its nautical origins. Exhibits featuring New York’s only fully-equipped 19th century whaleboat, ship logs and correspondence as well as whaling and maritime artifacts. Art programs are available for all ages.
For information, visit their website or call 631-367-3418

East Hampton


Guildhall, John Drew Theater
158 Main Street, East Hampton
Tickets and more information available here


East Hampton Historical Society

101 Main Street, East Hampton
The headquarters for the East Hampton Historical Society, the house is an example of life in the post-colonial era in the East End. It features historic furnishings and crafts built by local craftsmen of the time. The Historical Society also has four other museums and town houses including one of New York’s first educational academies and a colonial town government meeting house.

For information, visit their website or call 631-324-6850

East Islip


Islip Art Museum

50 Irish Lane, East Islip
The museum is the leading exhibition space for contemporary art on Long Island, featuring work from international, national and emerging local artists. It is said to be the best facility of its kind outside of Manhattan. Current exhibits feature “Print Up Ladies” which is a survey of contemporary works created by female artists, and “Inked” by Kathy Seff. The museum’s store features one of a kind jewelry, crafts and art work. Educational opportunists are also offered at the museum through its Cultural School of Arts.
For information, visit their website or call 631-224-5402

Huntington Village


The Paramount
370 New York Ave, Huntington
Phantogram w/ Son Little
Tickets and more information available here


Heckscher Museum

2 Prime Avenue, Huntington
Located in Hecksher Park, the museum features collections of European and American paintings which spans over 500 years of Western art. Photography has become a growing part of the collection as well.

For information, visit their website or call 631-351-3250

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AMC Loews Theatres – Shore 8

37 Wall Street, Huntington
888-262-4386
amctheatres.com

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Cinema Arts Centre

423 Park Ave, Huntington
631-423-7611
cinemaartscentre.org

Islip Village

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Islip Cinemas

410 West Main Street, Islip
631-581-5200
Showtimes at Islip Cinemas

Northport


The John W. Engeman Theater
250 Main Street, Northport
The Producers
http://engemantheater.com/

Patchogue


89 North
89 North Ocean Avenue East Main Street, Patchogue
Tickets and more information available here.


Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts
71 East Main Street, Patchogue
Tickets and more information available here.


The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue
Tickets and more information available here


Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center
20 Terry Street, Patchogue
http://plazamac.org/

Port Jefferson


Theatre Three
412 Main Street,
 Port Jefferson

Tickets and more information available here


 

 

 

Port Jefferson Historical Society
115 Prospect Avenue, Port Jefferson
The Mather House Museum, the headquarters of The Historical Society of Greater Port Jefferson, and features several exhibitions of local artifacts. The museum complex features the 19th century home, a country store, a marine barn, a tool shed, the Spinney Clock Museum and the Thomas Jefferson Perennial Garden. Exhibitions feature ship models, period furniture and paintings, vintage tools and clothing, antique dolls, taped oral histories, 250 antique clocks and other examples of life in the 19th century.

For information, visit their website or call 631-473-2665

Riverhead


Suffolk Theater
Songs in the Attic w/ guests from The Billy Joel Band
http://www.suffolktheater.com/

 


Vail-Leavitt Music Hall
18 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead
Tickets and more information available here

Sag Harbor


Bay Street Theater
The Long Wharf, Sag Harbor
Tickets and more information available here


Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum

Main and Garden Streets, Sag Harbor
The museum details Sag Harbor’s whaling industry through the 19th century and its impact on the culture and development of the area. It details how the whaling industry brought migrants from all over the globe and turned the port into an international destination. Artifacts left by whalers, antique tools, harpoons, captains’ portraits, antique furnishings and children’s toys are all on display at the museum.

For information, visit their website or call 631-725-0770

Sayville


Sayville Historical Society

Edwards Street, Sayville
The museum is the headquarters to the Sayville Historical Society. The museum aims to foster historical spirit, encourage historical research and to preserve historical materials. The museum features products of both Sayville and other Suffolk localities. The Society holds 4 historic buildings, 1,500 items of clothing, 1,000 photographs, a map collection and numerous classic furnishings. Its collection is ly growing and tours of the Edward Homestead offer a view at the areconstanta through its history.

For information, visit their website or call 631-563-0186

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Sayville Theatre

103 Railroad Avenue, Sayville
631-589-0232
sayvillecinemas.com

Smithtown


Smithtown Township Arts Council

660 Route 25A, St. James
The Council aims to enrich the township and surrounding area’s quality of life through celebrating and supporting the arts in everyday life. It is a goal to make art accessible to people of all backgrounds. It Mills Pond House is a valuable place in its preserved traditions as well as its evolving and unique influences. Current exhibit, “Winners Showcase” displays the artistic development and achievements of the region and nation. Classes in jewelry making, poster design, scrapbooking, pottery, drawing and several other skills and topics are available. The Council has also partnered with local downtown businesses to display local artists’ work.

For information, visit their website or call 631-862-6575

Southampton


Southampton Historical Museum

17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton
The Southampton Historical Society was created to preserve the town’s history as well as history from the surrounding area. Its Rogers Mansion Museum features year round exhibits, a research center and education programs for children and adults. Current exhibit: Current exhibit: “If These Walls Could Talk: Meet the Families of the Rogers Mansion”.  Its research center allows for visitors to conduct research with a professional research assistant. Collections feature antique furnishings, a classic parlor room and dining hall and photographs of the 1938 historic hurricane.

For information, visit their website or call 631-268-2494

West Sayville


Long Island Maritime Museum

88 West Avenue, West Sayville
Featuring 14 acres with 9 historic buildings on the West Sayville waterfront, the museum preserves Long Island’s maritime history and heritage. It is committed to research, preservation and interpretation of the region’s nautical history and the relationship to Long Island’s natural history. The Elward Smith Library houses racing trophies and records of over 500 wrecks and groundings in the Long Island waters. The other buildings feature rotating exhibits of maps, photos, newspapers and personal accounts of maritime history. Also highlighted are boats and materials left behind by the US Life Saving Service.

For information, visit their website.

7th Annual Long Island Youth Summit A Success

Over 300 high school students participated tackling topics of concern to them including: substance abuse, bullying, mental health, solid waste, renewable energy, climate change, economic development/jobs, housing and leadership. The Summit offers students a unique opportunity to represent their high school and the youth of Long Island.

Island Harvest's Randi Shubin Dresner was the keynote speaker covering tools for leadership as well as the importance of volunteerism. Young entrepreneur and former Youth Summit winner Eric Hu was the luncheon speaker and he outlined his multiple roles as student, photographer and businessman.

Special thanks to supporters including: Lead Sponsor - Northwell Health, Diamond Sponsors - Southwest Airlines, Dowling College, and sponsors National Grid, PSEG LI, H2M Architects and Engineers, Greenman Pedersen Inc. Richie Kessel, Joy Squires, Citizens Campaign for the Environment and Vision Long Island.

For more on this story, visit Fios1.

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Jon Siebert, Program Coordinator, Chris Kyle, Administrative Director

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