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Vanderbilt Auto Legacy Lives in 2014 Car Shows

The Vanderbilt Museum has honored William K. Vanderbilt II’s automotive legacy by hosting classic car shows on its grounds for more than three decades. Vanderbilt, a pioneer race driver who competed in Europe, brought auto racing to the United States. He inaugurated the famous Vanderbilt Cup Races in 1904. That same year, he set a...
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New Young-Adult Astronomy Program

The Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium will offer a new summer astronomy program for young adults, ages 16-22. The program will be led by Vanderbilt science educators Tom Rico and Roger Ledgister, who also work with Discovering the Universe, the Museum’s mobile science and astronomy classroom that visits Long Island schools. The program, Young Adult...
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Rainy Day Activities For Families

You don’t have to stay home when it rains – there are plenty of rainy day family activities to do indoors at the Vanderbilt. You and your kids will enjoy seeing the mysterious, 3,000-year old mummy Mr. Vanderbilt brought back from Egypt in 1932. Or you can explore his private, dramatically lighted Habitat, home to...
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Vanderbilt Mansion Pool

Visiting the Vanderbilt in the summer

Summer is a great time to visit the Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, where there’s something to interest everyone. On Saturday, July 19, the Vanderbilt will hold its third annual Clam Bake, a benefit for the Museum’s education programs. It’s an evening of seafood, music and a Planetarium show. Guests are invited to bring their nine...
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Theater Shows on Long Island

2014 Shakespeare Festival: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

The Arena Players Repertory Theater Company will present its 26th Annual Summer Shakespeare Festival, featuring the enchanting and beloved comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, performed in the scenic cobblestone courtyard of the Vanderbilt Mansion. Theatergoers are encouraged to picnic before the show on the majestic Great Lawn overlooking Northport Bay and Long Island Sound. The...
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Sun 25

Lights On: Daytime Wicked Walk

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 30

Movie Night: Ghostbusters

October 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 30

Movie Night: Scream

October 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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