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June 17th - 21st, 2013


COMMUNITY UPDATES

REBUILDING LONG ISLAND

The Riverwalk

The Riverwalk is being developed by GRB Development, Inc. Michael Kelly and Sean Rose are members of the organization which was founded on the principals of; commitment to quality, customer service and corporate responsibility. The guiding principles of the conceptual design of The Riverwalk were; maximizing open space; providing finely manicured common and public areas; transforming a site to its original residential plan; including the historical elements of the Village of Patchogue; meticulous building components, and much more. From the east / west Green Belt to the River walk with sitting stations along the Patchogue River to the transformation of Clare Rose Boulevard, the common areas will be spectacular. You will be proud to call The Riverwalk home.

Michael Kelly brings over 20 years of industry related experience to the development of The Riverwalk. Most recently Michael has focused on the development of sub-divisions and consulting on various real estate issues. Most recently Michael was the Vice President of a Fortune 500 Building Company specializing in land acquisitions, approvals and land development. Michael has been involved in the development of over 1,500 homes on Long Island. 

Sean Rose is the President and Chairman of the Board of Clare Rose, Inc.. Sean has a special interest in ensuring the success of this community as Clare Rose Boulevard is a key feature in the site design of The Riverwalk. The Rose family is dedicated to the local community with their continued support of the Stony Brook Burn Unit, the Patchogue YMCA and The Clare F. Rose Emergency, Trauma & Chest Pain Pavilion – Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center.

“The damage to homeowners’ fuel systems caused by Superstorm Sandy turned far too many backyards into toxic waste sites, and without this very important DEC program homeowners would be left to their own to pay the devastating clean-up bill. This reimbursement for oil spill cleanups is critical in ensuring that New Yorkers don’t have to shoulder the entire burden, and I am pleased to announce this necessary funding.” - US Senator Chuck Schumer speaking on recently released FEMA funds

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Schumer announces allocation of $6 million in FEMA funds for the Department of Environmental Conservation

This past Tuesday, June 18th, Senator Schumer announced the allocation of over $6 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding to the Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) to reimburse them for the remediation of oil and gas spills that occurred immediately after Superstorm Sandy. The purpose of the funds is for the clean-up of about 500,000 gallons of oil that spilled in 2,200 locations. The majority of the spills came from heating oil that overflowed from flooded tanks but sources also included damaged boats and flooded basements.

After Superstorm Sandy the NY DEC needed to act quickly to clean up the oil spills that primarily affected residential locations in Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties. Sandy made landfall at the end of October prompting an immediate response from the DEC with the clean-up beginning in November and ending in December. The remediation project prevented further environmental damage as well as relieved any potential threats to public health. The DEC was also careful to collect any water that was affected by the spills in order to prevent the spread of contaminants.

In response to the clean up done by the DEC and allocation of funding from FEMA, Senator Schumer commented, “The damage to homeowners’ fuel systems caused by Superstorm Sandy turned far too many backyards into toxic waste sites, and without this very important DEC program homeowners would be left to their own to pay the devastating clean-up bill,” said Schumer. “This reimbursement for oil spill cleanups is critical in ensuring that New Yorkers don’t have to shoulder the entire burden, and I am pleased to announce this necessary funding.”

7Bus to expand Long Island service July 1

Though the new Bohemia-based 7Bus is already in service, the official launch date of the newly branded bus company has been set for July 1st.

Formerly operating under Bolt Bus Long Island, the buses offered rides from Suffolk County to various locations in Manhattan. Currently, bus service is available in Melville, Ronkonkoma and Riverhead on Long Island, in addition to 40th Street and 59th Street along Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. However, under the new commuter program, 7Bus will extend their service to new areas adding two new pickup and drop-off spots: Southampton Long Island Rail Road station on Long Island, and the intersection of 47th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.

Prior to the creation of 7Bus, the operations were under a licensed agreement with Bolt Bus, which would allow the company to use the national bus servicer’s name and their database for online ticketing. However, BoltBus did not provide the options needed for Long Island commuters, such as monthly and weekly passes.

"We had experience operating from December to present with Bolt," Mike Schoolman, President of 7Bus, said on Wednesday, "we wanted to add additional services to make it the best product it can be."

Passengers can now purchase tickets, for trips on and after July 1st, on the new, active 7Bus website, 7bus.com. Single ticket prices differ depending on place of origin, and range from $7 to $17.

7Bus recently won a Smart Growth Award for Transportation. For more information or ticketing, please visit the 7Bus website or for further reading please visit Newsday.

Destination LI Social Media Campaign holds initial meeting

On Wednesday, June 19th, Renaissance Downtowns hosted the Destination Long Island Leadership meeting on a social media campaign at the Marriott Residence Inn in Plainview.

The summit provided an opportunity for various groups and organizations to discuss the role of social media to foster positive change here on Long Island. Over 80 of Long Island’s regional leaders joined together to learn about a “Call to Action” in order to involve various groups and organizations across the island to help amplify the voice of responsible economic development for Long Island by energizing the silent majority.

Vision Long Island co-hosted the event along with LIincs Young Professionals, LI Regional Planning Council, LI Center for Socio-Economic Policy, LIHP,and the Long Island Business Council.

Speakers on the agenda included CEO Don Monti of Renaissance Downtowns,  Louis Imbroto and Tara Bono of LIincs Young Professionals, Neil Takemoto the Principal of CSPM Group, and Martin Cantor of the LI Center for Socio-Economic Policy. Keynote speakers included Chris Leinberger the Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Mary Lindenstein Walshok, Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Programs and Dean of Extension at the University of California San Diego. Brandon Palanker, VP Marketing and Public Affairs of Renaissance Downtowns, delivered the “Call to Action” including how each and every attendee can participate in this Long Island wide crowdsourcing campaign.

To view the event’s agenda please visit the Event Brite Page or for more information about Destination Long Island please visit their website.

Route 347 project moves on to second phase; more lanes, lower speed limit, and bike trails

Route 347 is about to begin its second phase of its thirteen phase project. The project, which had been previously knocked by some critics, is now receiving a positive attention and feedback hailing it as a great model for the future highway development.

The project's first phase. from Veterans Memorial Highway to state Route 111, was completed last week. The second phase will begin next week. This phase begins at Mount Pleasant Road in Smithtown and will add a third lane in each direction.

The road, originally a farm delivery trail, did not have as much density in traffic that it does now. Post WWII, Route 347 slowly evolved into a very condensed, congested road given its commuter route accessibility and its shopping centers locations. It has seen an exponential rise in daily traffic from 48,000 in 1969, to a present number of 71,000, according to state figures.

Some of the features for this thirteen phase project include bike trails, walking paths, solar-Powered lighting, raised medians and trees to make the highway not only safer, but more attractive as well.

Assemblyman Steven Englebright said “They’re basically taking a road that was very alienating to drive on, very difficult to drive on, and they transformed it into an extension of the community it goes through”

The original plan called for the widening roads, which was a concern for local residents for fear of their land being seized to apply the expansions, however a new plan was drawn up to narrow the lanes, in order to take up less land, and lower the speed limit from 55mph to 45mph.

This $600 million project is expected to be done in 2031.

According to Vision Long Island’s Executive Director Eric Alexander, Route 347 is "the first major Long Island road project that had more amenities than just more pavement and more asphalt.” He added, "It's not just another big roadway project."

For further reading, please visit Newsday.

Nassau backs Farmingdale mixed-use project

A multimillion-dollar retail and housing development plan in downtown Farmingdale was endorsed by Nassau County this past Tuesday night, June 18th. The plan, which was approved by the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), outlines the construction of a $38 million transit oriented, mixed-use development project located on South Front Street, Farmingdale, NY.

The developer of the project, Farmingdale based Bartone Properties, will receive 20 years worth of taxes breaks for this project. Instead of taxes, Bartone will be making payments over time, starting with $201,000 in the first year and then up to about $1.9 million by the 20th year.

This development project, upon its completion, will consist of two separate complexes located near the Long Island Rail Road Station in Farmingdale. The larger of the two will offer 115 apartments and 13,200 square feet of retail space. The plan for the second building outlines for an additional 39 apartments as well as 7,600 square feet devoted to retail space. Bartone Properties estimates that this development will create a minimum of 100 new construction jobs and upon its completion 10 or more full-time jobs, mostly in retail.

Rent for each apartment will generally run between $2,000 and $3,000 a month. Ten percent of the units will be set aside for affordable and workforce housing as stated by Bartone Properties. Construction should begin sometime within the next two months and is expected to take about 18 months to complete.

Although an official name has yet to be decided, the goal of this project is to attract empty nesters and young professionals to the area. County Executive Edward Mangano issued a statement of support towards this new development, adding that the project would "generate economic activity throughout eastern Nassau County and the Route 110 Corridor."

The mayor of Farmingdale Village, Ralph Ekstrand supports the project, calling the plan the "centerpiece of our transit-oriented development" and "the start of revitalized building" in the village. He said  that the project will be able to take abandoned and underutilized lots and turn them into great rental units.

"Transit-oriented development, developing and increasing density," Ekstrand added, "that's the future of Long Island."

Eric Alexander, Executive Director of Vision Long Island, said if approved, the Bartone apartments would be among 6,000 units of transit-oriented housing built in the past six years on the Island.

"I would say a trend is well underway," he said. "A certain part of the market wants to live in downtowns with easy transit access to Manhattan. We see communities across Long Island do what Farmingdale is doing."

For further, reading please visit Newsday.

Huntington Village sees a rise in upstairs housing

Thanks to three new smart-growth development projects, the Huntington Village will see an influx of upscale apartment housing, adding as many as 44 upscale apartments.

One of the projects is a $5 million plan to turn Huntington’s former ice cube factory into a three-story mixed use building, with 8,000 square feet on the ground floor set aside for retail use. Additionally, the plan will add about 26 apartments upstairs available for rent. The developer for Ice House project is Peter Pastorelli, who has previously worked on two other apartment projects with the Town of Huntington, making the Ice House development his third.

Last year, Pastorelli was responsible for the redevelopment of five rental residences and six apartments situated above a grand total of 8,000 square feet of retail stores within the downtown Village of Huntington.

Islandia-based Heatherwood Communities is spending roughly $5 million to raze four stores and build a three story building with 12 apartments over 7,500 square feet of retail on Gerard Street, just a block away from the Ice House.  In 2005, Heatherwood pioneered the development of high-end rentals over retail in Huntington with by turning a couple of abandoned stores and a parking lot into four rental over retail apartment units.

Heatherwood Principal Doug Patrick, a long time Huntingtonian, stated that the village could still benefit from even more rental housing. “I think the demand is there and will continue to be there for quality rentals,” Patrick said. “Young people want to come in. They want the nightlife, that’s why they’re here.”

Studies show that there is a market for rental over retail housing. In a recent poll by Stonybrook University, 45 percent of Long Islanders would want to live near or in a downtown area.  

Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone stated. “But I’m also hearing from a lot of empty-nesters and not all of them want to go into a 55-and-over complex. They want to enjoy what’s in the village. They like the atmosphere.” Petrone said that the town is currently conducting a parking study to best strategize and handle the village’s growth. “Parking is always at a premium,” he said. “That’s the story of an active village downtown setting.” Petrone added, “some sort of parking structure” would be needed in downtown Huntington. Meanwhile, the Village of Huntington is likely to see more smart growth as time goes on. “The bottom line is economics,” he said. “Retail and residential go hand-in-hand.”

Vision Long Island’s Executive Director, Eric Alexander said that the projects will provide much needed housing options and will help give local businesses an economic boost.

“For the last 15 years, these new developments, along with traffic calming, sidewalk and beautification projects, new restaurants and the addition of the Paramount Theater, continue to make downtown Huntington a premier destination.”

For further reading, please visit Long Island Business News.

Volunteers needed for Clean Up this Weekend!

Dear potential volunteers who have not yet signed up for a community for this weekend.

Vision Long Island is organizing physical clean-up and rebuilding crews to assist local communities damaged by heavy flooding for this weekend.

Thanks for your past help of Sandy  impacted residents but much work still needs to be done. I know that with the holiday season, it may be hard for you to come out but any time you could donate would be greatly appreciated.

This weekend we will be continuing our cleanup efforts in the following communities:

FREEPORT:
Services for yeard work will be needed at:
30 Johnson Place
Services for rebuilding will be needed at:
West 1st Street
For more information, please contact Eric Alexander 631-804-9128

LINDENHURST:
Saturday at 9am
For location, please contact Eric Alexander 631-804-9128

MASTIC BEACH:
St. Andrew's Church
250 Neighborhood Road
Mastic Beach, NY 11951
Saturday and Sunday at 10 am
Skilled labor preferred for rebuilding.
For more information please contact Victoria Lissy at 631-617-7273

Please provide your own supplies needed for clean-up:  Industrial bags, rakes, hammers, shovels, gloves, masks, heavy boots.  We may have many of these items available but it is safer to have them ready to go just in case.

With a goal to get at least 50-100 more Long Islanders back in their homes, the Friends of Long Island group has embarked on a fundraising campaign to initially raise $500,000 for building materials and labor. All donations will go directly to these communities to aide in recovery efforts. If you would like to support the relief efforts, you can send your donations to:

Vision Long Island Sandy Relief
24 Woodbine Ave
Suite 2
Northport, NY 11768

SIMPLY CONTACT INFO@VISIONLONGISLAND.ORG OR CALL 631-804-9128 SO WE KNOW WHO IS SIGNING UP

Sandy Support Massapequa Style hosts “call to action” rally at the Massapequa Station on June 29th

Sandy Support Massapequa Style will be hosting a “call to action” rally at the Massapequa Station on Saturday, June 29th at noon. The Station is located at the corner of Sunrise Highway and Washington Ave in Massapequa.

Guest speakers will include homeowners, community leaders, and local politicians to discuss the current state of rebuilding efforts, FEMA relief and insurance.

The Sustainable Living Film Series to screen “Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle” on July 18th

The Sustainability Institute at Molloy College will be showing Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle, the 11th installment in their Sustainable Living Film Series, on Thursday July 18th at 7:30 p.m. The Sustainable Living Film Series features documentaries about sustainability and the environment and partners with a different organization at each screening. This month the partnering group will be the Sierra Club.

Cape Wind! is a multi-award winning documentary about the Cape Wind clean energy project on the Nantucket Sound. If implemented this wind farm will be the first offshore wind farm located in the United States. There is a great amount of controversy surrounding the development of this farm and this film gives a look into both sides of this issue outlining the tactics of each side and unlikely political alliances that have formed with a comic twist, making the film both entertaining and informative.  

The Sustainability Institute will be working with the Long Island Sierra Club, a local organization that is part of the nationally recognized non- profit Sierra Club that works to preserve open land and protect our natural resources. Locally the Long Island Sierra Club organizes hiking and kayaking outings and raises awareness about the environmental issues that are specifically affecting the Long Island region.

Admission is $5 and space is limited so if you are interested in attending you must RSVP to 516-678-5000 ext. 7562 or email si@molloy.edu. The Molly College Sustainability Institute is located in Farmingdale at 7180 Republic Airport. In addition, there will be a vegan buffet, popcorn, and socializing beginning at 6 p.m. followed by the movie at 7:30.

For more information, please visit the event Facebook page.

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.

To learn more or apply, send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to info@visionlongisland.org. Put "Vision Long Island Internship" in the subject heading. For more information, call our office at 631-261-0242.

What's happening in your downtown this weekend?

NASSAU

Baldwin


Clearview Grand Avenue

1841 Grand Avenue, Baldwin
516-223-2323
clearviewcinemas.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.

For information, visit their website or call 979-233-3526

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.

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
clearviewcinemas.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.

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Long Beach Cinema

179 East Park Avenue, Long Beach
516-431-2400

Manhasset

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Clearview Manhasset 3

430 Plandome Road, Manhasset
516-627-7887
clearviewcinemas.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:
Band of Long Island - Sunday, June 23rd at 2:00pm
Tickets and more information available here

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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Clearview Roslyn Theatre

20 Tower Place, Roslyn
516-756-2589
clearviewcinemas.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

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Babylon


Clearview's Babylon Cinemas

34 Main Street, Babylon
clearviewcinemas.com

Bay Shore


The YMCA Boulton Center

37 West Main Street, Bay Shore:
Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution - Friday, June 21st at 8:00pm
Long Island Gay Mens Chorus presents: Jukebox Time Machine - Sunday, June 23rd at 3:00pm
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, “Right Whales”, highlights the biology, history and decline of the Right Whale. 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:
Our Fabulous Variety Show presents An Eclectic Cabaret - Friday, June 21 at 7:30pm
Screening of Paul McCartney’s ROCKSHOW: from the Wings Over America Tour - Saturday, June 22 at 8pm
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 “Jam Session”, a holiday exhibit featuring paintings and sculptures influenced by music. 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:
The Psychedelic Furs - Friday, June 21st at 8:00 PM
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. Current exhibits include “A Way with Words: Text in Art”, which displays the incorporation of text in visual art and “Coming of Age in America : The Photography of Joseph Szabo”, which portraits adolescence of Long Island through time with a look at summers spent at the beach. The museum also features educational experiences for students and adults and will exhibit Long Island’s best young artists in April.

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

Northport


The John W. Engeman Theater

250 Main Street, Northport:
South Pacific - Friday, June 21st at 8:00pm, Saturday, June 22nd at 3:00pm and 8:00pm and Sunday, June 23rd at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Tickets and more information available here

Patchogue


Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts

71 East Main Street, Patchogue:
No shows this weekend.
Tickets and more information available here


The Emporium

9 Railroad Ave, Patchogue:
Country Night - Friday, June 21st at 7:00pm
Saturday Night Dance Party - Saturday, June 22nd at 9:00pm
Tickets and more information available here


Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center
20 Terry Street Suite #121, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-438-0083
plazamac.org

Port Jefferson


Theatre Three

412 Main Street, Port Jefferson:
Spelling Bee -  Friday, June 21st at 8:00pm and Saturday, June 22nd at 8:00pm
Friday Night Face Off - Friday, June 21st at 10:30pm
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

Clearview Port Washington
116 Main Street, Port Washington
516-756-2589
clearviewcinemas.com

Riverhead


The Suffolk Theater
118 E. Main Street, Riverhead:
Papo Vazquez and his Mighty Pirates Troubadours - Friday, June 21st at 8:00pm
Asbury Summer Shorts (Film Festival) - Saturday, June 22nd at 8:00pm
The HooDoo Loungers and MamaLee Rose! Mardi Gras in June! - Sunday, June 23rd at 7:00pm
Tickets and more information available here


Vail-Leavitt Music Hall

18 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead:
No shows this weekend.
Tickets and more information available here

Sag Harbor


Bay Street Theater

The Long Wharf, Sag Harbor:
Lend Me Your Tenor -  Friday, June 21st at 8:00pm,  Saturday, June 22nd at 4:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sunday, June 23rd at 7:00pm
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 constantly growing and tours of the Edward Homestead offer a view at the area 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 exhibits include “Shopkeepers of Southampton: Photographs by Davis Gaffga”, which gives a detailed look into historic businesses which helped shape downtown and community. 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.

Farmers Markets in or adjacent to Long Island's downtowns:

NASSAU

Baldwin
American Legion Hall, 2754 Grand Ave.
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Through Oct. 26th

Elmont
Belmont Park, 2150 Hempstead Tpke.
Saturdays, 11 am - 5 pm

Glen Cove
18 Village Square
Fridays, 9 am - Noon
June 14th - Nov. 22nd

Hewlett
Grant Park
Fridays, 8 am - 1 pm
Through Nov. 15th

Locust Valley
115 Forest Ave.
Saturdays, 8 am - 1 pm
Through Nov. 16th

Long Beach
Kennedy Plaza, Park Avenue
Wednesdays, 10 am - 4 pm & Saturdays, 9 am - 2 pm
Through Nov. 16th

New Hyde Park
1441 Jericho Tpke.
Saturdays, 8 am - 1 pm
Opens on June 17th

Oyster Bay
54 Audrey Ave.
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Through Nov 16th

Port Washington
Town Dock
Saturdays, 8 am - Noon
Through October

Rockville Centre
Sunrise Highway & Long Beach Road.
Sundays, 7 am - Noon
June 2nd - Nov. 24th

Seaford
Railroad Street, LIRR Lot @ Washington Avenue
Saturdays, 7 am - Noon
Through Nov. 23rd

SUFFOLK

Amityville
9/11 Memorial Park, Route 110
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Opens July 6th

East Hampton
American Legion Hall, 2754 Grand Ave.
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Through Oct. 26th

Greenport
1st St Lot of United Methodist Church
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Through Oct. 12th

Huntington
Route 25a, East of Route 110
Saturdays, 7 am - Noon
June 2nd - Nov. 15th

Huntington Jack Abrams School, 155 Lowndes Ave.
Sundays, 10 am - 2 pm
Through Oct. 27th

Islip
Town Hall Lot, Montauk Highway
Saturdays, 7 am - Noon
Through Nov. 23rd

Kings Park
Main Street, across from fire department
Sundays, 9 am - 2 pm
Through November

Northport
Cow Harbor parking lot, Northport Village
Saturdays 8 am to 1 pm
June 8th – Nov 23rd

Patchogue
7-11 Lot, 255 East Main St.
Fridays, 8 am - 1 pm
July 5th – Nov. 15th

Port Jefferson
Corner of Route 25A & Route 112, Steam Room Parking Lot
Thursdays, 10 am - 4:30 pm
July 4th - Oct. 17th

Riverhead
Town lot next to Aquarium at Peconic River
Thursdays, 11 am - 4 pm
July 11th - Oct. 24th

Sag Harbor
Breakwater Yacht Club lot, Bay & Burke streets
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Through Oct. 26th

Sayville
Broadway & Main Street
Saturdays, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Stony Brook
Ward Melville Heritage Org., Main Street
Wednesdays - Saturdays, 10 am - 5:30 pm
Through Oct. 31th

Southampton
25 Jobs Lane
Sundays, 9 am - 2 pm
May 26th - Oct. 13th

Westhampton Beach
85 Mill Rd., next to historical Society
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Through Nov. 16th

Rockville Centre - Rockville Centre Chamber of Commerce 18th Annual Car Show & Street Fair. Held on Sunday June 23rd between 9am-5pm. Located on Village Avenue from Sunrise Hwy to Lincoln Ave, Rockville Center, NY.

Lynbrook - Lynbrook Street Fair. Held on Sunday June 30th between 10am-5pm. The fair will be located on Atlantic Avenue, Lynbrook, NY.

Patchogue - Great South Bay Music Festival. Held on July 19th between 4:30pm-11pm, July 20th between 12pm-11pm, and July 21st between 12pm-9pm.  The festival is located on Smith Street, Shorefront Park in Patchogue, Long Island, New York.

Sayville - Sayville Summerfest. The event will be held on Friday August 2nd starting at 3pm, Saturday and Sunday August 3rd and August 4th at 9:30am. On August 3rd Summerfest will be featuring the last race in the Sayville Summer Series, the Sayville Library 4 Mile Run which will be taking place between 9:15am-10:15am. The festival will be located on Main Street, Sayville, NY.

Massapequa Park - Massapequa Park Street Fair. The street fair will take place between Saturday and Sunday August 3rd and 4th 11am-6pm, rain or shine. Located on Park Blvd. & Front Street, Massapequa Park, NY.

Riverhead - The 39th Annual Polish Town Street Fair & Polka Festival. Held on August 17th and 18th. The Street fair will be located on Pulaski Street, Riverhead, NY.

Ronkonkoma - Ronkonkoma Chamber 8th Annual Labor Day Street Fair. The fair will be held on Sunday September 1st between 11am-6pm. The event will take place on Hawkins Ave. from Portion Road south to Wittridge Road, Ronkonkoma, NY.

Nesconset - Nesconset Day Street Fair. The event will take place on Sunday, September 8th between the hours of 10am-5pm. The street fair will be held at the Nesconset Plaza Shopping Center on Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset, NY.

Bellmore - 27th Annual Bellmore Family Street Festival. Held between September 19th-22nd at the Bellmore LIRR, Bellmore, NY.

Garden City South - Garden City South Street Fair. The event will be held on Sunday September 22nd, between 10am and 5pm (rain or shine). The street fair will be located on Nassau Blvd, approximately 1 mile north of Hempstead Tpke. (Route24).

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