Fall 2018 Special Events
Fall Bus Trip: Parrish Art Museum and LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton
Wednesday, Aug. 29
Be among the first to visit the recently renovated Parrish Art Museum dedicated to American Art with a focus on Long Island's East End. Enjoy a luncheon at the Southampton Publick House followed by a trip to the LongHouse Reserve featuring gardens, plant collections and outdoor sculptures. Please contact the ILR office for availability.
The Gardens at Farmingdale College
Friday, Sept. 7
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a stroll through the hidden gem that is the Teaching Gardens at Farmingdale State College. The Farmingdale State Ornamental Horticulture teaching gardens consist of over four acres. These gardens were developed beginning in the 1930s by the horticulture students and faculty. Today they continue to be renovated and changed by the students and horticulture faculty. Maximum: 20.
Nassau County Museum of Art: True Colors
Thursday, Sept. 13
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
From Gauguin, Matisse and Kandinsky to the Color Masters of Today, nothing in art is more powerful than color. From the shock effect of Gauguin's orange to the rainbows of Delaunay and Kandinsky, color as a means of expression, becomes the keynote. In today's art, color moves beyond paint or ink to light itself and experimental media that unleash even more potent effects. "Color, above all, is a means of liberation," Matisse declared.
The full range of color's magic is on display in this exuberant show of over 100 works from the nineteenth century to this moment's hottest talents. The roll call of the great colorists is a hit parade of art history's most exciting names and today's masters of color. The show also introduces breakthrough artists, such as Miya Ando and Deborah Kass and packs some surprises in the form of installations made specifically for the Frick mansion, the Museum's Gilded Age home.Maximum:30.
Huntington Historical Society Gems
Friday, Sept. 14
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Our first stop will be the 1795 Kissam House Museum on Park Avenue noted for its fine Federal Style architecture and Egyptian Revival woodwork. The current exhibit "Poetry in Thread" features exquisite lace from their costume collection. We will then drive a short distance for a walking tour through the Old Burial Ground on Main St. which was used until 1850. Our guide will share with us the early history of Huntington. If it rains, we will visit the adjacent Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building. Maximum: 25. Please note: The paths through the cemetery are not paved.
Madison Theater at Molloy College - Tosca
Sunday, Oct. 7
Performance 3:00 pm
Puccini's melodrama about a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief and an idealistic artist has thrilled audiences for more than a century. Set in Rome in 1800, the story depicts love, torture, murder, and suicide. The opera has a superb and exhilarating dramatic sweep, a driving score of abundant melody and theatrical shrewdness. The score is filled with some of Puccini's best known arias, Tosca's Vissi d'arte and Cavaradossi's E lucevan le stelle are two. This production is presented live, with a cast of 40 and accompanied by the South Shore Symphony, with English subtitles. Open to nonmembers. Maximum: 20.
Bayway Arts Center, East Islip – Mama Mia
Sunday, Oct. 14
Performance 2:30 pm
On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding — one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn't know who he is! Her mother Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970s pop group Donna and the Dynamos, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands. Sneaking a peek in her mother's old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers: Sam, Bill, and Harry. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she'll know her father when she sees him.
But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought! Told through the legendary music of ABBA, Mamma Mia! has become a worldwide sensation that has audiences everywhere dancing. Maximum: 50.
Mill Neck Manor, Mill Neck
Tuesday, Oct. 16
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Mill Neck Manor is a majestic Tudor Revival Mansion overlooking the Long Island Sound. It is a two-story residence with thirty four family rooms. Memorable features are the leaded stain-glass windows depicting a series of five Shakespearean plays. The formal gardens were planted to create a park-like setting including a Venetian fountain, limestone garden structures called Temples, small water pools, and rills. Light refreshments are included in the tour.
World War I Harlem Hellfighters – North Shore Historical Museum, Glen Cove
Wednesday, Oct. 17
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Harlem Hellfighters were an African-American infantry unit in World War I who spent more time in combat than any other American unit. Despite their courage, sacrifice and dedication to their country, they returned home to face racism and segregation from their fellow countrymen. This exhibit will recognize its members' contributions to the U.S. war effort and mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the war. The 31 members of the 369th Infantry Regiment from Glen Cove and the immediate area will be honored for their service as part of the City of Glen Cove's anniversary celebration. Maximum: 30.
Chelsea Mansion, Muttontown
Thursday, Oct. 18
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Chelsea Mansion in Muttontown, on the National Register of Historical Places, was built in 1924 by Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Moore. The mansion incorporates the Chinese, French Renaissance, English Country House traditions and Art-Deco period of the 1920s and 1930s. The eclectic interior treatments were collected by the Moores on their world travels, including the dining room's antique pine paneling from the first Duke of Wellington's country home; the carved teak doors in the main floor hallway, originally from a Chinese summer palace; the library paneling from a chateau in the Loire Valley; and the 19th century French hand-painted canvas wall covering in the breakfast room. The Moores lived at Chelsea with their three children most of the year, adding a children's wing in 1929. Although gifted to the care of Nassau County in 1964, Mrs. Moore resided in the mansion until her death in 1983. We will have a tour of the house and, weather permitting, the garden. Maximum: 20.
Hike: Connetquot State Park, Oakdale
Tuesday, Oct. 23
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
We will hike on flat trails in this lovely preserve along the river to the fish hatchery and then walk back on the other side of the river. The hike is approximately three miles total. Entrance to the park is free to seniors on weekdays. Just show your license. Rain cancels.
NYCB Theater at Westbury: American Trilogy Show, United We Sing
Tuesday, Nov. 13
Performance 2:00 pm
Imagine if three of the biggest icons in popular music history, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley ,and Neil Diamond, decided to perform a concert for the sole purpose of saying "Thank You" to the Country that has taken them from having so little and then given them so much. This amazing tribute show is direct from Las Vegas to the theater at Westbury. Open to non-members. Please make check payable to Rendezvous Travel. Maximum: 30.
New Vision Pioneer Museum, Commack
Tuesday, Nov. 20
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
This museum presents the history of the telephone. Our tour will include a re-creation of Alexander Graham Bell's workshop, the wire used in the first telephone transmission, and more than 100 phones dating from the earliest ones to the present. Maximum: 24.
For more information or to receive a brochure, contact ILR@farmingdale.edu or call 631-420-2160.