The summer season at the Vanderbilt Museum continues well into September and offers Mid-Summer Night Dances, outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” and two shows of classic automobiles.
And, on a hot day, the Vanderbilt Reichert Planetarium is a cool spot to relax in comfort and explore the galaxy.
For details and updated event information and a schedule of Planetarium shows, click here
Summer hours: The Vanderbilt is open for summer six days a week through September 3 – Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. (The Planetarium is open Friday and Saturday nights.) Closed Mondays.
Mid-Summer Night Dances, 6:30 to 9:30
Thursdays, August 17, 24 and 31
Singles, couples and groups of friends enjoy these events, and four more dances remain. Evenings begin at 6:30 with a professional instructor teaching the week’s featured dance step for 30 minutes, followed by a deejay that plays music for dancing of all types (swing, ballroom, rumba and disco, among others). Rain or shine in the Celebration Tent. Tickets: $22 online at vanderiltmuseum.org, or $30 at the door. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening at the waterfront estate.
“Much Ado About Nothing”
29th Annual Shakespeare Festival
The Carriage House Players (formerly Arena Players Repertory Theater) are presenting the 29th annual Shakespeare Festival at the Vanderbilt. Performances are given on the Courtyard stage,
Performances are given on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 7:00 p.m. Admission: $15 per person. To purchase tickets, call 516-557-1207. Remaining performances will be given on August 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) – Performances (rain or shine) by The Carriage House Players will be given on Sundays, September 10, 17, 24, at 7:00 p.m. Admission: $15 per person. To purchase tickets, call 516-557-1207.
Sunday, August 20
Antique Auto Club of America, 11:00 to 4:00
The Vanderbilt Cup Region chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) will display dozens of classic cars next to the Vanderbilt Mansion. Owners of any car at least 25 years old are welcome. General admission $7 adults, $6 seniors (62 years and older) and students with ID, $3 children 12 and under – no additional charge for the show.
Sunday, September 10
(Rain date: September 17)
Jaguar-MG Contours d’Elegance, 11:00 to 4:00
The Jaguar Drivers Club of Long Island and the MG Car Club-Long Island Centre will hold their annual Concours d’Elegance and All-Marque Concours Sanitaire, a show of vintage and new automobiles. General admission $7 adults, $6 seniors (62 years and older) and students with ID, $3 children 12 and under – no additional charge for the show.
Thursday, September 14
The Liverpool Shuffle, 7:00 to 8:30
The Liverpool Shuffle, a popular Long Island Beatles tribute band, returns to perform in the Vanderbilt Mansion Courtyard (weather permitting, or in the Planetarium). Tickets: adult $25 (on-line, at Vanderbilt website), or $30 at the door. Children 5-15 pay $15 (on-line or at the door). Children under 5 are free.