Vanderbilt News

2018 Garden Showcase

Gardeners Showcase 2019: ‘The Gardens of Eagle’s Nest’

The Vanderbilt Museum will host its second annual Gardeners Showcase, which will open to the public on Saturday, June 1. The Museum invites local nurseries and garden designers to show off their skills and creativity in one of the gardens that grace the 43-acre waterfront estate, which is listed on the National Register of Historic...
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Children show their animal masks

Creative Fun for Children

Vanderbilt Workshops Continue through December Children in Pre-K through Grade 5 can learn, create and have fun in late-fall workshops offered by the Learning Center at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. Sponsored by Northwell Health. The Center is located on the Museum grounds at 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY 11721. Parents can sign up for sessions...
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Alva, during the Vanderbilts’ 1931-32 world cruise

Vanderbilt Yacht That Became Navy Gunboat Was Sunk 75 Years Ago

William K. Vanderbilt II (1878-1944) spent years dreaming of and designing his 264-foot yacht Alva. The ship, named after his mother, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, was custom-built at the Krupp-Germaniawerft shipyard in Kiel, Germany. On August 5, the Vanderbilt Museum marked the 75th anniversary of the yacht’s wartime service and recalled its tragic sinking on August...
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Firefighters

Vanderbilt Offers First Responders a Free Day at the Museum

Northwell Health to Sponsor Event – Sunday, September 9 The Vanderbilt Museum will thank First Responders and their families by offering them free admission, guided Mansion tours and Planetarium shows on Sunday, September 9, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by Northwell Health. “We salute the brave men and women who make...
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car show long island

Jaguar Club Plans 45th Concours d’Elegance

The Jaguar Drivers Club of Long Island will hold its 45th Annual Jaguar Invitational Concours d’Elegance, a show of vintage and modern automobiles, on the Great Lawn at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum overlooking Northport Bay on Sunday, September 16, from 11:00 to 4:00. (Rain date: September 23.) The show is open to British and...
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