Smart Talk Feb. 26th – Mar. 4th, 2017

Check out this week’s Smart Talk where we reflect on another pedestrian fatality in Miller Place, highlight Smart Growth principles helping Patchogue’s revitalization, report on Sandy repairs and studies underway, and more…

 

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February 26th – March 4th, 2017

Regional Updates

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“Patchogue has become a true tourist destination and an alternative to the Hamptons for an extended weekend getaway. We’re establishing some new retail to create that vibrant mix that you want to see in any community.” – David Kennedy of the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce speaking on Patchogue’s revitalization

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Miller Place Teen Struck and Killed on Dangerous Roadway

Tragedy unfolded this past week when a 14-year old teen was struck and killed by an SUV at the corner of Miller Place Road and Route 25A in Miller Place.

The incident occurred around 5 pm when Nicolo Signore and a group of his friends were riding their bikes through the intersection.  Nicolo, the last in the group, was fatally struck by 52-year-old Jessica Doyen, also a Miller Place resident.  Ms. Doyen stayed on the scene until police arrived, but Nicolo did not survive the accident.

This intersection has long been a concern for the local community, with numerous fatalities and accidents occurring in recent memory.  Miller Place Road and 25A is a fairly typical suburban arterial intersection in that it’s part of a larger system that puts the fast movement of automobiles ahead of safety.  While there were improvements made to the intersection in 2013, local residents say that they did not go far enough in addressing safety.

The speed limit in the area is 45 mph both in the areas east and west of the commercial area where there are few driveways or potential conflict points.  However, the speed limit is not reduced as one gets closer to the intersection where there are many driveways and turning motions being made in and out of the numerous shopping centers and gas stations.  A pedestrian or cyclist struck at 45 mph has a 60-85% chance of being killed. 

Even though the posted limit is 45 mph, the road itself has a seemingly higher “design speed,” which is the speed limit a road appears to suggest based on how wide the lanes are and distance between curbs.  And while there are bike routes nearby, they disappear at dangerous intersections, leaving cyclists to fend for themselves.

Friends of Nicolo’s family have set up a GoFundMe page to help them in this tragic time.  If you’d like to contribute, you can do so here.

You can see News 12’s coverage of the tragic incident here.

North Hempstead to use $44 Million in FEMA Funds for Dock and Park Repairs

North Hempstead has allocated $44 million in funds from FEMA as well as almost $5 million from the state to effect repairs towards local parking lots, town parks, the Town Dock, and other damages sustained during Superstorm Sandy.

The money will go towards 15 separate projects, including two parking lots that were repurposed for debris collection during the storm.  These two lots, one at North Hempstead Beach Park and the other at Michael J. Tully Park, both held more than 18 tons of trash and tree limbs, which damaged the pavement.

“When you pile that much debris on top of each other, it creates pressure, which creates heat, and there was damage and fires,” according to Tom Devaney, the town’s grant coordinator.

The largest project on the slate is $20 million in reconstruction for Town Dock, which was flooded out in the aftermath of the superstorm.  The new dock will be reinforced to better handle major storms and will include a taller dock and new drainage system.  The new steel pilings will also be treated to better resist water corrosion.

“We’re talking about making the dock more resilient.  The last time it was renovated was 1978,” said Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “We were hit really hard by superstorm Sandy, and that’s why you’re seeing this number being so much higher than before.”

The process will involve North Hempstead first approving bond measures to generate the needed funds and then receiving reimbursement from FEMA.  Supervisor Bosworth is hopeful that the initial bonds will be approved.

Vision Long Island supports the move to shore up infrastructure to prevent future storm damage, especially at a time when federal funding is becoming scarcer. “Municipal budgets are stretched so having this project subsidized by the federal government is just smart planning and a smart investment on their part,” said Eric Alexander, Vision Long Island Director.

You can read more on this story here.

Smart Growth in Patchogue Contributing to Successful Revival

Businesses continue to flock to Patchogue Village’s Main Street as the one time bedroom community continues to be a success story for Smart Growth on Long Island.

Since 2014, Patchogue has seen over 700 new apartments constructed in their downtown, which has served to bring in new residents and customers while booming business.  The Village is also in prime position to act as a layover spot for travelers and tourists with proximity to MacArthur Airport, a ferry to Fire Island, and a LIRR station. There are hopes to have a hotel built on the western part of Main Street soon, as the Brookhaven Hospital’s Carroll and Henritetta Swezey Medical Pavillion may vacate their current location are relocate to the former John J. Foley facility in Yaphank, which has been purchased by Brookhaven Hospital.

Multiple businesses have opened their doors since November of last year and more are expected by summer.  In the past two months alone a new cupcake shop, SmallCakes Cupcakery and Creamery, oyster bar Catch, and Flight, a bistro-style restaurant, have opened on Main Street.  These businesses will soon be joined by a new gift shop, Ellie J & Company, and branches of expanding Long Island eateries Swell Taco and Local Burger, all three of which are in the process of opening.

“Patchogue has become a true tourist destination and an alternative to the Hamptons for an extended weekend getaway,” David Kennedy of the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce said. “We’re establishing some new retail to create that vibrant mix that you want to see in any community.”

Patchogue is also seeing some interest from the burgeoning craft brewing community on Long Island.  The Patchogue Brewing Experience is looking to open this summer as well as the Great South Bay Distillery.  The distillery would be a first in an urban setting on Long Island and would feature a tasting room that would sell locally sourced produce to create vodka, gin, whiskey and bourbon.  Blue Point Brewery is also gearing up to expand into the recently vacated Briarcliffe College campus. This is all in addition to the recent $1 million renovation of the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, which features Broadway-type shows.

You can read more on Patchogue’s revitalization here and plans for the new distillery here.

Housing Development Considered for Coliseum

RXR Realty is currently in talks to develop part of the Nassau Coliseum site currently being renovated in Uniondale.

RXR previously partnered with New York Islander’s owner Charles Wang to pitch the Lighthouse, a mixed use development on Coliseum’s site, over 10 years ago.  The current project was originally set to be developed by Nassau Events Center and included an 180,000 square foot retail and entertainment complex.  However, NEC pulled out of the plans after an $85 million grant was approved for two parking garages at the Coliseum.

“The county’s successful efforts to secure state funding for structured parking have freed up 19 acres at the site for much more productive uses,” according to Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. “We are in the process of revising plans for the site to assure the garages provide a maximum benefit to the project and look forward to presenting those plans in the coming months.”

Since then, RXR has entered into talks with NEC to partner and develop a mixed housing and office space property on the Coliseum’s acreage.  It is estimated that RXR would take the lead in developing up to 500 rental apartments on part of the property.  These changes would require changes to the lease as well as approval by the County Legislature.

According to the current lease with NEC, Nassau is slated to receive 8% of gross revenue from the retail and entertainment proceeds, or a minimum of $400,000 a year.  It had been estimated that revenue would generate more than $60 million in sales tax for Nassau.

You can read more on this story here.

Hurricane Barrier Feasibility Study Begins on South Shore

Officials from East Rockaway, Lynbrook, Freeport and Long Beach recently met with the Nassau County Village Officials Association to provide an update on the possibility of movable storm gates for the South Shore.

According to Clifford Jones, chief of planning for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers’ New York District, a study is now underway to determine the feasibility of the project.  The analysis will take about three years and cost roughly $3 million.  The Army Corps of Engineers is also looking to fortify the nine miles of the Long Beach barrier island between the East Rockaway and Jones Inlets along with another nine miles of coast of Jones Inlet and the Western border of Amityville.

“If we don’t continue to fix the problems, or at least reduce the risk of the problems in the areas, then we’re going to lose the cohesiveness of our communities and lose that resiliency,” said Mr. Jones.

The barriers themselves would be two doors that would swing closed when seawaters begin to rise or about two hours before a predicted storm.  The doors would be absorbent and would sink to become a barrier once full.  Gates would be open once flooding receded.

The $3 million price tag for the study is expected to be paid for with $1.5 million in funds from the federal government, $1 million from New York State, and $500,000 from Nassau County.

You can read more on this story here.

Long Island Business Council, Chambers, Vision to Hold Joint Meeting on March 9th

Please join us for the next meeting of the Long Island Business Council, Co-Sponsored by Vision Long Island, Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce & Suffolk County Alliance of Chambers. The meeting will take place on Thursday, March 9th, 2017, at the East Farmingdale Fire Department, 930 Conklin Street, Farmingdale, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Special Guest Speakers will be NYS Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, NYS Senator Phil Boyle, Suffolk County Exectuive Steve Bellone, Suffolk County Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, and Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino.

Please RSVP to 877-811-7471 or ck@visionlongisland.org. Attendance is free for Long Island Business Council Members, all others must indicate payment method when registering. Online Registration is available here.

Save the N36 Rally & Press Conference to be Held by the11518

Please join the11518 as they stand in solidarity with elected officials to call on Nassau County and NICE to restore the n36 along with the recent bus cuts across Nassau County. This is the only mode of public transportation in East Rockaway!

The following elected officials will be joining he rally: NYS Senator Todd Kaminsky, NYS Assemblyman Brian Curran, Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran, Nassau County Legislator William Gaylor, and officials from the Village of East Rockaway, the Village of Lynbrook, and the Village of Freeport.

The n36 runs from Lynbrook, to East Rockaway, Oceanside, Baldwin and Freeport. It is the ONLY bus route in East Rockaway and connects the community to other bus transfers. A lot of residents use this route for work, school, doctor’s appointments, and even leisure. With a lot of communities focusing on downtown revitalization, restaurant districts, and ways to a good urban planning concept, there is a need to have reliable access to all modes of public transportation, and this includes buses.

You can go to event’s Facebook page here.

The 2017 Complete Streets Summit

Please join us for the 2017 Complete Streets Summit on Thursday, March 30th, from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM at The Sustainability Institute at Molloy College, located at 7180 Republic Airport in Farmingdale.

This event consists of a contingent of chambers of commerce, civic associations, local governments, engineering and professional trade groups, transit advocates and members of the public who want safe streets for all modes of traffic. The group looks to coordinate Complete Streets planning efforts, communicate on finding opportunities for local projects, and act as a clearinghouse for information and lobby with a united voice for safe roadways.

Past Complete Streets Summits, held at the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College in Farmingdale, have been gatherings of government leaders, planners, engineers, nonprofits and other community stakeholders who support policy changes to design roadways for all uses – not just automobiles. The Summit was a chance to remind participants of the campaign’s significance.

Online registration is available here. You can also register by contacting Vision Long Island at 631-261-0242 or ck@visionlongisland.org.

Long Island Coalition for the Homeless to Hold “Have a Heart for the Homeless” Candlelight Vigil

Please join the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless at their “Have a Heart for the Homeless” Candlelight Vigil on April 4th, 2017 from 6:30PM – 8:30PM, in the Multi-Purpose Room in Roosevelt Hall at Farmingdale State College.  The participation of every person who cares will make a difference.  Let us show that Long Islanders want to eradicate homelessness and hunger that exist in our affluent society.  Please wear RED!

There will be free hair cuts, face painting, story time for children, balloon animals, a candlelighting ceremony, and more. Your group can also help by conducting drives to collect NEW baby items, toiletries, cleaning supplies and non-perishable foods. You can check out the 2017 Vigil KIT that includes everything you need to conduct a successful drive here.  You can also join as a sponsor of this important event. Sponsorships include opportunities for Information Tables at the event, as well as company logo on all Vigil T-Shirts! A sponsorship brochure is available here.

You can contact Ksusha at 631-464-4314x123 or kcascio@addressthehomeless.org visitwww.addressthehomeless.org to answer any questions you might have.

Suffolk County Releases Guidelines for Downtown Revitalization Grant

The Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning has released the new set of guidelines for Round 15 of their Downtown Revitalization Grant Program.  The grant will be made available for downtown and downtown-adjacent capital improvement projects.

Guidelines include:

  • Projects must be downtown or downtown-adjacent
  • Projects must be a capital improvement plan and funding must be at least $10,000
  • Applications must be submitted by a Chamber of Commerce or comparable organization, or a civic beautification organization in partnership with a municipality
  • Projects must be located on municipally owned property
  • Applicants must be partnered with a municipality in Suffolk County and include a government resolution
  • Projects must comply with SEQRA

You can review the guidelines in full as well as the scoring system here.  A sample resolution and the full Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Citizens Panel for 2017 is also available at the link.  Questions concerning applications and eligibility can be forwarded to Heidi Kowalchyk at 631-853-5925 or by e-mail at heidi.kowalchyk@suffolkcountyny.gov.

Applications must be received by 4:30 pm on Friday, May 26, 2017 by the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning.

Technical Assistance Grants for Affordable Solar Projects Available

NY-Sun is now accepting applications for the Affordable Solar Predevelopment and Technical Assistance program. This new funding opportunity supports the development of solar projects for multifamily affordable housing and community solar projects serving low-to-moderate income (LMI) households, with up to $200,000 for each approved proposal.

Many LMI households are unable to access benefits from conventional residential solar installations. To help expand access to solar benefits for LMI households, NYSERDA is seeking proposals for projects leading to:

  • The implementation and operation of solar installations for multifamily affordable housing buildings
  • Shared solar (community distributed generation) installations that will provide the benefits of solar to LMI households

Projects related to on-site solar installations for owner-occupied houses are not eligible for funding through this solicitation. However, NY-Sun provides support to LMI homeowners through the Affordable Solar Program.

Applications may be submitted by local governments, affordable housing, community organizations and service providers working to make solar accessible to LMI communities in New York. NY-Sun will accept and review applications on a rolling basis until all funds are exhausted. Visit the program webpage for more details and the application.

If you have questions about the solicitation, please email affordablesolar@nyserda.ny.gov.

DOE Solar in Your Community Challenge Grant

The Solar in Your Community Challenge is an 18-month, $5 million prize competition to support community-based solar programs and projects aimed at providing solar access to low and moderate income communities. The Challenge is aimed at supporting innovators across the U.S. to create scalable solutions that will bring solar to nonprofits, LMI households and local and tribal governments. Selected teams will be provided with seed funding as they complete milestones, receive technical assistance from an online marketplace of qualified experts, and compete to win final prizes from May 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018.

If you are interested in learning more about the Solar in Your Community Challenge and forming a team, please visit the program webpage. The application deadline is March 17, 2017. This program is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative and is administered by SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

Help Wanted

Long Island Coalition for the Homeless Seeking Part-Time Housing Coordinator

The Long Island Coalition for the Homeless is seeking applicants for a Part-Time Housing Coordinator for our main office in Amityville.  This position requires a strong ability to understand policies and regulations; work with clients and systems to gather required documentation; manage record keeping and reporting duties; utilize Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and Excel.  

 Local travel will be also required for this position.  Benefits include paid holidays.

 The Long Island Coalition for the Homeless must conduct criminal background checks on candidates prior to offering employment for this position.

Interested parties should submit a resume and salary requirements via email to gguarton@addressthehomeless.org. Please do not call the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless regarding this position.  Questions should be submitted via email only.

You can download the full job description here.

Intern with Vision Long Island!

Vision Long Island is looking for interns! Our staff likes to say we “wear many hats,” and interns will have to do the same. Interns will assist with planning, design, outreach, event planning, writing, research, attending meetings, reporting, photography, video and more. Bring your unique skill set to the table! We are looking for energetic and conscientious individuals with an interest in urban/suburban planning from a bottom-up perspective. This is a valuable opportunity to work with great people and learn about the issues impacting Long Island. Strong writing skills a plus.

What’s happening on your Main Street this weekend?

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Baldwin


Bow Tie Grand Avenue

1841 Grand Avenue, Baldwin
516-223-2323
bowtiecinemas.com

Bellmore

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Bellmore Movies

222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore
516-783-7200

Freeport


Freeport Historical Museum

350 S Main Street, Freeport
Housed in a Civil War cottage, the museum chronicles Freeport’s history through the 20th century. On display are a spinning wheel from the town’s oldest house, vaudeville-era items, waterfront memorabilia, a 1930s television and a 1777 13-star flag. The museum holds a collection of historic postcards and high school yearbooks from the early 1900s to present day.
Open Sundays 2PM-5PM.
For information, visit their website or call 516-623-9632

Garden City


The Garden City Historical Society

109 Eleventh Street, Garden City
Founded in 1975, The Garden City Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the historic character and ambiance of the Village of Garden City, and educating its members and the public in preservation and history related matters. The Society owns and operates The Garden City Historical Society Museum at 109 Eleventh Street, an original 1872 A.T. Stewart-era “Apostle House” listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which was deeded to the Society by the Episcopal Diocese. The Society maintains an Archive of over 1,200 artifacts and a Historic Structure Survey of pre-1935 residential and non-residential structures in the Village of Garden City. It offers periodic lectures and presentations, and publishes a newsletter. The Society’s A. T. Stewart Exchange (consignment shop) on the lower level of the Museum offers unique items for sale. The shop (516-746-8900) is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays (Tuesday is senior citizen discount day) and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

For information, visit their website.

Glen Cove


Garvies Point Museum and Preserve

50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
The museum is a center for research on Long Island geology, Native American archeology and natural history. Current exhibits feature, “The Seasonal Round”, an exploration through Long Island Native American life throughout the seasons. Exhibits on Long Island’s glacial formation, landform change and cultural evolution are on display. Prehistoric artifacts and audio descriptions add to the story of Long Island migrants, their lifestyles and interactions with newcomers such as Europeans. The museum has special educational programs to accommodate field trips and science research on the history of Long Island.

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
To arrange a visit, call 516-571-8011 and for information and brochures, visit their website

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Glen Cove Theatres

5 School Street, Glen Cove
516-671-6866
www.glencovetheatres.com

Great Neck


Palace Galleries

117 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
The museum features highly distinctive collections of antiques, artworks and fine furnishings from around the world. It is a premier art dealer dating back to 1971 and features expertise in 17th to 19th century works. The gallery experience offers the opportunity to not only view fine art but to purchase a piece which stands out.

For information, visit their website or call 516-439-5218

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Clearview Squire Cinemas Great Neck

115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
516-466-2020
bowtiecinemas.com

Hicksville


Hicksville-Gregory Museum

Intersection of Heitz Place and Bay Avenue, Hicksville
The museum includes a history of the Heitz Place Courthouse and a collection of earth science materials to describe the natural history of the area. It features one of the few remaining Long Island lock-ups and is one of the few remaining courthouses standing from before Nassau County split from Queens. The earth science exhibit in the museum has recent additions of a Mosasaur skull, prehistoric amber and the horn of a Triceratops horridus. The educational program at the museum offers experiences in paleontology, dynamic earth processes and investigating butterflies and moths.

For information, visit their website or call 516-822-7505

Long Beach


Long Beach Historical Museum

226 W. Penn Street, Long Beach
The museum, operated by the Long Beach Historical and Preservation Society, is a classic Craftsman-style summer villa. The house built in 1909, features large stain glass windows which are a hallmark of classic Long Beach estates. The house and backyard are furnished with local artifacts, including an original broadwalk bench, photographs and archaeological findings. The garden features original stock rose bushes.

For information, visit their website.

Manhasset

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Clearview Manhasset 3

430 Plandome Road, Manhasset
516-627-7887
bowtiecinemas.com

Oyster Bay


Oyster Bay Historical Society

20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay
The Earle-Wightman House built in 1720, gives a picture of life in Oyster Bay during the colonial period and its transition through the mid-20th Century. It features an 18th century garden, maintained by the North Country Garden Club, holds ornamental plantings as well as herbs used for cooking, medical purposes and fragrances. Exhibited are postcard, photograph, map and newspaper collections. Current exhibition, “Women Wearing History: The Force Behind Fashion”, details women’s influence on the textile and fashion industry in the 19th and 20th centuries.

For information, visit their website or call 516-922-5032

Port Washington


Landmark on Main Street, the Jeanne Rimsky Theater
232 Main Street, Port Washington

Tickets and more information available here

Bow Tie Port Washington
116 Main Street, Port Washington
516-756-2589
bowtiecinemas.com

Rockville Centre


Museum of the Village of Rockville Centre-Phillips House

28 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre
The museum is a restored 19th century Victorian home which displays life in Rockville Centre in the 19th and 20th centuries. It features furnishings, antique kitchen tools, carpentry tools and clothing of the time period. The museum is considered one of the finest small museums in the state and there is never an entrance fee for special events or exhibits.

For information, visit their website or call 516-766-0300

Roslyn

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Bow Tie Roslyn Theatre

20 Tower Place, Roslyn
516-756-2589
bowtiecinemas.com

Sea Cliff


Sea Cliff Village Museum

95 Tenth Avenue, Sea Cliff
The museum presents changing exhibits on the history and culture of Sea Cliff. It strives to raise community awareness by preserving artifacts, photographs and costumes relating to the unique historical background of the village. It contains 287 photos taken by Long Island postcard photographer, Henry Otto Korten. Currently exhibited, “Then and Now…” displays a range of artifacts and costumes over a 125 year span. Exhibits include the Connor Cottage, Victorian Kitchen, and a historical town diorama.

For information, visit their website or call 516-671-0090

Seaford

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Seaford Cinemas

3951 Merrick Road, Seaford
516-409-8700
seafordcinemas.com

Westbury

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The Space at Westbury

250 Post Avenue, Westbury

Tickets and more information available here

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Amityville


Revolution
140 Merrick Road, Amityville
Tickets and more information available here

Bay Shore


The YMCA Boulton Center
37 West Main Street, Bay Shore
Tickets and more information available here

Cold Spring Harbor


Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum

Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
The museum explores the relationship between Long Islanders and the sea through. It details the history of the regional whaling industry, whale conservation and the history of Cold Spring Harbor as a maritime port. A new exhibit, “Sea Ink” explores tattoo art and its nautical origins. Exhibits featuring New York’s only fully-equipped 19th century whaleboat, ship logs and correspondence as well as whaling and maritime artifacts. Art programs are available for all ages.
For information, visit their website or call 631-367-3418

East Hampton


Guildhall, John Drew Theater
158 Main Street, East Hampton
Tickets and more information available here


East Hampton Historical Society

101 Main Street, East Hampton
The headquarters for the East Hampton Historical Society, the house is an example of life in the post-colonial era in the East End. It features historic furnishings and crafts built by local craftsmen of the time. The Historical Society also has four other museums and town houses including one of New York’s first educational academies and a colonial town government meeting house.

For information, visit their website or call 631-324-6850

East Islip


Islip Art Museum

50 Irish Lane, East Islip
The museum is the leading exhibition space for contemporary art on Long Island, featuring work from international, national and emerging local artists. It is said to be the best facility of its kind outside of Manhattan. Current exhibits feature “Print Up Ladies” which is a survey of contemporary works created by female artists, and “Inked” by Kathy Seff. The museum’s store features one of a kind jewelry, crafts and art work. Educational opportunists are also offered at the museum through its Cultural School of Arts.
For information, visit their website or call 631-224-5402

Huntington Village


The Paramount
370 New York Ave, Huntington
Tickets and more information available here


Heckscher Museum

2 Prime Avenue, Huntington
Located in Hecksher Park, the museum features collections of European and American paintings which spans over 500 years of Western art. Photography has become a growing part of the collection as well.

For information, visit their website or call 631-351-3250

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AMC Loews Theatres – Shore 8

37 Wall Street, Huntington
888-262-4386
amctheatres.com

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Cinema Arts Centre

423 Park Ave, Huntington
631-423-7611
cinemaartscentre.org

Islip Village

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Islip Cinemas

410 West Main Street, Islip
631-581-5200

Showtimes at Islip Cinemas

Northport


The John W. Engeman Theater
250 Main Street, Northport
http://engemantheater.com/

Patchogue


89 North
89 North Ocean Avenue East Main Street, Patchogue
Tickets and more information available here.


Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts
71 East Main Street, Patchogue
Tickets and more information available here.


The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue
Tickets and more information available here


Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center
20 Terry Street, Patchogue

http://plazamac.org/

Port Jefferson


Theatre Three
412 Main Street, Port Jefferson
Tickets and more information available here

Port Jefferson Historical Society
115 Prospect Avenue, Port Jefferson
The Mather House Museum, the headquarters of The Historical Society of Greater Port Jefferson, and features several exhibitions of local artifacts. The museum complex features the 19th century home, a country store, a marine barn, a tool shed, the Spinney Clock Museum and the Thomas Jefferson Perennial Garden. Exhibitions feature ship models, period furniture and paintings, vintage tools and clothing, antique dolls, taped oral histories, 250 antique clocks and other examples of life in the 19th century.

For information, visit their website or call 631-473-2665

Riverhead


Suffolk Theater
http://www.suffolktheater.com/


Vail-Leavitt Music Hall
18 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead
Tickets and more information available here

Sayville


Sayville Historical Society

Edwards Street, Sayville
The museum is the headquarters to the Sayville Historical Society. The museum aims to foster historical spirit, encourage historical research and to preserve historical materials. The museum features products of both Sayville and other Suffolk localities. The Society holds 4 historic buildings, 1,500 items of clothing, 1,000 photographs, a map collection and numerous classic furnishings. Its collection is ly growing and tours of the Edward Homestead offer a view at the areconstanta through its history.

For information, visit their website or call 631-563-0186

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Sayville Theatre

103 Railroad Avenue, Sayville
631-589-0232
sayvillecinemas.com

Smithtown


Smithtown Township Arts Council

660 Route 25A, St. James
The Council aims to enrich the township and surrounding area’s quality of life through celebrating and supporting the arts in everyday life. It is a goal to make art accessible to people of all backgrounds. It Mills Pond House is a valuable place in its preserved traditions as well as its evolving and unique influences. Current exhibit, “Winners Showcase” displays the artistic development and achievements of the region and nation. Classes in jewelry making, poster design, scrapbooking, pottery, drawing and several other skills and topics are available. The Council has also partnered with local downtown businesses to display local artists’ work.

For information, visit their website or call 631-862-6575

Southampton


Southampton Historical Museum

17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton
The Southampton Historical Society was created to preserve the town’s history as well as history from the surrounding area. Its Rogers Mansion Museum features year round exhibits, a research center and education programs for children and adults. Current exhibit: Current exhibit: “If These Walls Could Talk: Meet the Families of the Rogers Mansion”.  Its research center allows for visitors to conduct research with a professional research assistant. Collections feature antique furnishings, a classic parlor room and dining hall and photographs of the 1938 historic hurricane.

For information, visit their website or call 631-268-2494

West Sayville


Long Island Maritime Museum

88 West Avenue, West Sayville
Featuring 14 acres with 9 historic buildings on the West Sayville waterfront, the museum preserves Long Island’s maritime history and heritage. It is committed to research, preservation and interpretation of the region’s nautical history and the relationship to Long Island’s natural history. The Elward Smith Library houses racing trophies and records of over 500 wrecks and groundings in the Long Island waters. The other buildings feature rotating exhibits of maps, photos, newspapers and personal accounts of maritime history. Also highlighted are boats and materials left behind by the US Life Saving Service.

For information, visit their website.

Trump Calls for Infrastructure Spending in Congressional Address

In his first Joint Congressional Address President Trump committed to $1 trillion in infrastructure spending on American roads and bridges……

“Crumbling infrastructure will be replaced with new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and railways gleaming across our beautiful land,” Trump said of the initiative. “To launch our national rebuilding, I will be asking the Congress to approve legislation that produces a $1 trillion investment in the infrastructure of the United States — financed through both public and private capital — creating millions of new jobs.”

Smart Talk

Editor:
Chris Kyle, Communications Director

Newsletter Contributors:
Eric Alexander, Director; Tawaun Weber, Assistant Director;
Elissa Kyle, Planning Director; Jon Siebert, Program Coordinator

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