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Featured Events

July | August


Movie Night at the Vanderbilt Museum: ‘The Sandlot’

July 31 and August 1

The classic family comedy The Sandlot will be shown at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s drive-in movie theater on Friday, July 31, and Saturday, August 1. 

Please plan to arrive at 8:00 pm as the movie will begin at 8:30 pm. Admission is $40 per carload, $34 for Members. Tickets are available online. Reserve tickets early. 

Purchase tickets HERE.

Mr. Softee and his ice cream truck will stop by.

Alex Torres 2020


Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra

Friday, July 31

For the 14th summer, Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra will bring music, dancing and romance to the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum on Friday, July 31, from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. ‒ rain or shine.
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Join Us for Something New!

A Walking Tour of the Estate and Gardens

Walk the Vanderbilt estate and gardens. A museum educator will discuss architectural details and William Vanderbilt’s passion for travel, marine biology, and car racing.

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Learn About Ospreys and Eagles from an Expert

August 1-2 and 15-16

Ornithologist James MacDougall will present ‘Bird Talks’ at the Vanderbilt. His subjects all nest on the Vanderbilt Estate and have fascinating stories.

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Join an Ornithologist to Search for Owls

Friday and Saturday, September 4 and 5

Join ornithologist James MacDougall of the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Refuge Center in Hampton Bays, N.Y., will present “Owl Prowl,” the third of his Bird Talks at 8:30 pm. Meet at 8:00 pm the Eagles at the Vanderbilt front gate. Bring flashlights and wear comfortable shoes.

Members free. Non-members $6.00. Non-members must register through ticket link below:

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Few people get the opportunity to see these mysterious creatures outside of zoos. MacDougall will discuss owls that live on and visit Long Island. He will examine their adaptation to their environment and how humans can help them survive. Afterward, he will lead a brief walk to hear and possibly see the owls that live on the Vanderbilt Estate.

Future Events

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Psychic Grace Grella in the Reichert Planetarium

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Spend an evening at the Reichert Planetarium with Grace Grella, nationally acclaimed psychic and host of The Grace Grella Show on NSTV. From 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
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