Featured Events

Great New York Fire of 1776, Winter Workshops, Saving Life on Earth

Lecture: A Lost Story of the Revolutionary War The noted historian Benjamin Carp will explore the Great New York Fire of 1776, a mystery of the American Revolution, in a lecture on Thursday, February 16, in the Vanderbilt Museum’s Reichert Planetarium. Carp’s book on the devastating fire – one of the great mysteries of our...
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This Week: Museum Together, Cactus Kids, Wildlife Diversity, Moonstruck Mania

‘Moonstruck Mania,’ an Art & Science Adventure Moonstruck Mania, an art and science adventure between the Heckscher Museum of Art and the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, will be held on Sunday, July 24, from 3:30 to 6:30 pm. The event is recommended for families with children age 6 and up. The adventure begins at The...
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Pocket Prairies, STEAM Workshops, Live Rock, Museum Together

Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra Return for 15th Summer The internationally renowned Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra return to the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum on Friday, July 15, for their 15th annual performance. A perennial favorite, the orchestra performs annually to sold-out audiences at the Vanderbilt, playing their original blend of Afro-Caribbean rhythms –...
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Shakespeare, Gatsby Estates, Walk & Talk Tours, Watercolor Painting

L.I. Estates That Inspired Fitzgerald’s ‘Great Gatsby’ Best-selling author, architect, and historian Gary Lawrance will speak on Thursday, May 26, at 7:00 pm. His lecture, Long Island Estates of the Great Gatsby Era, examines the real Long Island mansions that inspired Fitzgerald’s classic The Great Gatsby. Best-selling author, architect, and historian Gary Lawrance will speak at Suffolk County...
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Estate Walk & Talk

William Vanderbilt spent summers on Northport Bay between 1910 and 1944 hosting intimate gatherings and entertaining well-known guests. At other times he traveled extensively, collecting for his little museum. Join us for a walking tour of the Vanderbilt estate and gardens where a museum educator will discuss architectural details and William Vanderbilt’s passion for travel,...
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