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Learn about life at the Vanderbilt estate while playing games in the mansion, listen to the music of the 1930s, and make a dreamy snow globe.
BOOK LAUNCH & MEET AND GREET
Thicker Than Water: The Quest for
Solutions to the Plastic Crisis
Wednesday, December 8th
“A ground-breaking work
of journalism and
essential reading for those
eager to understand the
enormous impact plastic
has on our planet.”
Executive Director of Long Island
Traditions, Folklorist, & Author of
T H U R S D A Y , D E C E M B E R 1 6 T H | 7 : 0 0 P M
Boat Builders and Boat Yards of
Long Island: A Tribute to Tradition
She will share the stories she collected
from traditional boat builders and boat
yard managers in the region during the
late 1990s to the present day
Celebrate the Solstice! Learn about the winter solstice and how animals (and people) adapt to fewer hours of sunlight. We’ll explore the mansion, gardens, and collections and get creative to light up dark nights.
A museum educator will discuss William Vanderbilt’s expeditions, his contributions in marine science, and the work of William Belanske. Participants will sketch and paint from the collection.