PUBLIC PROGRAMS & EVENTS
August 8, 10 a.m. noon
Seniors 62 and older will enjoy a free, self-guided tour of Midnight Rum: Long Island and Prohibition in the Visitors Center.
August 13, 2 p.m.
The New York Women Who Dismantled Prohibition
Museum of the City of New Yorks Puffin Foundation Curator of Social Activism Sarah Seidman joins us for a fascinating look at the role The Womens Organization for National Prohibition Reform played during this time period. Hear incredible stories and learn the history behind this movement!
August 17, 5 – 8 p.m.
Enjoy a doggone good time at LIM! Children are invited to bring their favorite stuffed pup, tour the Dog Days exhibition, enjoy live music by the Cuomo Family Band, try their hand at canine crafts and have a special chance to meet some local shelter pets and service dogs! Pack a picnic and bring chairs or blankets for seating. For a small fee, stop by the food truck for some sweet treats. This event is FREE and all ages are welcome
August 1 & 3, 10 a.m. – noon
The Artist in Me
Explore the magic of landscapes. Our Lumen Martin Winter exhibition will inspire young artists as they create their own landscapes with paint, clay and other media. For children in Pre-K to entering grade 1. $65/child; $55/member.
August 8 11, 10 a.m. noon
The Art of Imagination
Get in touch with your imagination. Step back in time with a tour of the Carriage Museum and our historic buildings. Then create projects that give the artistic techniques of yesterday a new life! For children entering grades 1 through 3. $150/child; $130/member.
August 8 11, 10 a.m. noon
Artist Krista Biedenbach will teach you how to design your own fantasy outfit. Start out by sketching your design and create a whole ensemble. For children entering grades 3 and up. $150/child; $130/member.
Midnight Rum: Long Island and Prohibition
Now through September 4
An exhibit about Prohibition is an opportunity to look at an important national story as experienced through the lives of New Yorkers, both rural and urban. The thirteen-year noble experiment was rooted in more than a century of activism by temperance advocates who sought to first limit alcohol consumption and then to ban it entirely. From New York City in the west to the coastal villages on the North and South Forks, Prohibition affected nearly everyone living on Long Island during this time. During these dry years, Long Island and its adjacent waters were integral to New York Citys drinking culture. Large breweries in Brooklyn switched to making near beer; enterprising residents tried making their own beer, wine, and liquor; while others smuggled in foreign alcohol through Long Islands waterways and harbors. From cocktails to crime, the era has left an indelible impression on American culture.
Lumen Martin Winter: An Artist Rediscovered
June 23 September 17
Lumen Martin Winter was an important American public artist for more than 50 years, with major murals and commissions at the United Nations, the AFL-CIO Building in Washington, DC, and the official insignia for NASAs Apollo Lunar Landing Project. Winter created boldly colorful and energetically expressive projects, exhibiting a wide array of influences.
Now, for the very first time in a museum setting, Winters work is being re-appraised some 35 years after his death. The Long Island Museums exhibition will include more than 90 works of art, from paintings to sculpture, that shed new light on this prolific but not fully appreciated artist. The exhibition springs from a major donation of the artists work received by the museum in 2015 and will be accompanied by a catalog. Covering Winters entire career, the exhibition attempts to bring renewed light and appreciation on the artists extensive projects and life.
Dog Days: Portraits of Mans Best Friend
August 11 December 30
Long Islanders love dogs. Just like today, anyone observing daily life on Long Island in the nineteenth century will find dogs to be an important part of the regions culture. They guarded farmyards from pests and strangers, accompanied hunters and farmers as they worked, and also served as beloved family pets. Dog Days combines paintings from artists William Moore Davis, Evelina Mount, and William Sidney Mount with advertising, clothing, and photographs to offer glimpses into the lives of Long Islands dogs at work, play and rest.