Join in the fun at the many museums and historic sites' special summer happenings. Check out newspaper listings and museum websites for announcements, click on LongIsland.com's museum list (https://www.longisland.com/museums/), or call your favorite sites to ask if anything new is in the works during the next two months. A great way to get to know a facility is to attend their opening Gala or Benefit. These are lovely affairs, are tax deductible, and put you on the 'inside track.' Listed here are some of the 'specials' I have uncovered through the Long Island Museum Association. They are in no particular order. Take advantage of some extra exciting summer entertainment for the family!
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Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages - in Stony Brook - Offers exhibitions throughout the museum - Down the Isle: Wedding Traditions on Long Island,
King Kullen Family Fun Weekends - Special kid programs on the Arts, The Art of Imagination , Creating with Clay, Make Your Own Movie!, Cartooning - for info, times, dates and particulars - Call: 631-751-0066
Huntington Historical Society Special Exhibit Highlighting Millinery Creations from the's Costume Collection - "HATS OFF TO HUNTINGTON" Now through November, 2006 - David Conklin Farmhouse - A lively exhibit showcasing intriguing men's and women's hat designs from the late 1700's through the 1960's - The exhibit is free to the public and runs through November, 2006. Hours are from 1 to 4 pm, Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays. Call: 631-427-7045
Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society - "100 Years on the Bay" - an exhibit that looks back over the last hundred years at the Bellport Yacht Club - Exhibit opens July 15 for the summer - Opening Gala, July 15 at the museum with refreshments, dancing, auction. For tickets and exhibit times - Call: 631-286-0888
Summer Sundays at Brookhaven National Laboratory - Sundays starting July 9 - tour a special facility each week and join in the family fun Whiz Bang Science Show. Audience participation is a hoot. Learning Center - July 23 "Playing With Science " Call: 631-344- 2651
LICM - Long Island Children's Museum - July is Over the Moon month! Explore the moon in all its phases then, blast off to the outer limits! Travel through space and time with programs that look at the night sky through folklore, science and history. The rest of the summer has TONS of activities, theater programs and special events, including Salvage City - Turning Trash into Treasure. Check their website for specifics! Call: 516-224-5800
East Hampton Historical Society - Benefit Cocktail Party, A Moment in Time: Summer 1925 on July 14 - Hands-On History for Children with Barbara Driver, Wednesdays (Programs include role playing as colonial children, making tea from herbs, playing with colonial toys, and more) - Family History Fair: 1775, Saturday, July 15 Call: 631- 324-6850
Quogue Historical Society- 18th-and 19th-Century Buildings Open for Tours - Exhibits in the schoolhouse include Whaling in the 1800s, Home & Hearth; and School Days in the 1860s, Wednesday & Friday, 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon. - 32nd Annual Art Show & Sale, Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call: 917-326-0602
CMEE - Children's Museum of the East End - July is Hola Ninos! on Saturdays - presented in English and in Spanish, kids can make a doll family, a colorful collage, learn about the cocina and the bano and find out that the cow says moo in all languages. Call: (631) 537-8250
Cradle of Aviation Museum - The Space Shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew are set to launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 3:49 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 1. See it live on the Cradle's IMAX Dome. Kids explore the wonders of flight and the wonders of the solar system at one week mini-camps, hands-on activities, art projects, aerospace experiments, IMAX films and gallery visits. Call 516-572-4066.