Event Start: August 1, 2017

Event End: August 17, 2017

Phone: (631) 751-0066 x248

Location: Long Island Museum

Address: 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790



August 8, 10 a.m. – noon

Senior Tuesday

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 York’s Puffin Foundation Curator of Social Activism Sarah Seidman joins us for a fascinating look at the role The Women’s 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.

Summer Thursday

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

Fashion Illustration

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 City’s 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 Island’s 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 NASA’s 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, Winter’s work is being re-appraised some 35 years after his death.  The Long Island Museum’s 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 artist’s work received by the museum in 2015 and will be accompanied by a catalog.  Covering Winter’s entire career, the exhibition attempts to bring renewed light and appreciation on the artist’s extensive projects and life. 


Dog Days:  Portraits of Man’s 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 region’s 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 Island’s dogs at work, play and rest.