Family Events

Easter Event on Long Island

Have Breakfast with the Easter Bunny — SOLD OUT

The Easter Bunny and his friend Li’l Chick invite children of all ages to join them for breakfast and fun at the Vanderbilt Reichert Planetarium on Saturday, March 26, from 9:00 to 12:00. Children are encouraged to bring their Easter baskets and bonnets. The popular annual spring event often draws three generations of many families....
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Vanderbilt Mansion Memorial Wing

Holiday 2015 Twilight Tours — Nighttime Magic in the Mansion

Brightly wrapped packages lie beneath elegant decorated trees strung with ornaments and lights. Boughs, wreaths and garland hang from doorways and French doors. Tables and fireplace mantels are adorned with poinsettias, holly and pine cones. The Vanderbilt Mansion, in its holiday finery, waits to delight guests. Visitors can experience a special holiday treat by taking...
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Plays on Long Island

Arena Players: ‘Beauty and the Beast’s Christmas’

Arena Players Children’s Theater Production Opens December 5, 2015 The Arena Players Children’s Theater will open its holiday show, Beauty and the Beast’s Magical Christmas, on Saturday, December 5, at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s Carriage House Theater. The museum is located at 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, N.Y. This charming tale follows characters that...
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Decorated tree in Vanderbilt Mansion library

The Vanderbilt’s Most Festive Season

Every December, the Vanderbilt offers seasonal holiday events that have become popular traditions at the spectacular mansion of William K. Vanderbilt II – the tree lighting in the courtyard; the holiday dinner; tours of the mansion, decorated by local designers and garden clubs; and seasonal shows in the Planetarium Holiday hours The Museum and Planetarium...
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Halloween Events on Long Island

2015 Halloween Fun for Young Children

Workshops for Ages 3-4 and K-2, Plus a Party Young children can have Halloween fun in October at the Vanderbilt Museum. The museum’s Education Department has planned two workshops – one for ages 3 and 4, the other for grades K-2 – and a Halloween party for grades 2-5. Tuesday, October 20 Storytelling and Owl...
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