Arts & Culture

For more than four centuries, immigrants from all over the globe have made their home on Long Island, bringing their traditions from around the world. Long Island celebrates this shared ancestral tapestry at cultural sites, performance centers, museums, parades and festivals all year long.

Explore Long Island’s dazzling array of attractions that showcase the work of famed arts and tell the tales of historic icons and their ties to Long Island. Visit the Parrish Art Museum, home to over 3,000 works from famed artists. Explore exhibits at Heckscher Museum and Guild Hall of East Hampton, which showcases work of legendary 19th, 20th, and 21st-century artists who called Long Island their home. 

If you want to experience a Broadway caliber live performance in a historic theater, you won’t have to look far. Head to John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, Landmark on Main Street or CM Performing Arts Center in Oakdale for unforgettable entertainment in an intimate setting. See history come alive at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, The Washington Spy Trail or during the annual Shinnecock Powwow in Southampton.