Family Events

Plays on Long Island

“T’was the Night Before Christmas”

The story how Clement Moore created his world-renowned poem T’was the Night Before Christmas comes alive in the Arena Players Children’s Theater production that opens Sunday, November 30, in the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s Carriage House Theater, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY. The play runs Saturdays and Sundays through December 21 at 1:00 p.m....
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Wreath on mansion door

The Vanderbilt’s Most Festive Season

Every December, the Vanderbilt offers seasonal events that have become popular holiday traditions at the spectacular mansion of William K. Vanderbilt II – the tree lighting in the courtyard, the holiday dinner, and tours of the mansion, decorated by local designers and garden clubs. Here is this year’s calendar: November – January 6 (see: Mansion Hours...
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Halloween Tours on Long Island

Haunted Weekends at the Mansion

A ghoulish figure waits on a stairway landing. Spiders crawl across Mr. Vanderbilt’s bed. A vulture sits on a window sill, and a mummy stands near the fireplace in one of the grand rooms. It’s Halloween at the Vanderbilt Mansion. In addition to the ghoulish fun, this is the time of year communities also remember...
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Halloween Events on Long Island

Spooktacular Halloween Fun for Children

The Vanderbilt Education Department has planned some safe, creative Halloween fun for Pre-K and K-3 children in late October, 2014. Programs include stories, tours of the natural-history and artifact galleries, followed by a creative art project and, for grades 2-5, a Halloween party. Advance registration is required for all workshops.  Please call 631-854-5539 to register. ...
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Shows to see on Long Island

Arena Players Opens 64th Season

The Arena Players Repertory Theater, celebrating 64 years, will open its fall season on Friday, September 19, 2014, with the first of two plays by Murray Shisgal – The Tiger and Around the Park (A Need for Less Expertise) – followed in October by Ira Levin’s Veronica’s Room and the Arena Players Children’s Theater production...
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