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Martha StewartSouthampton, N.Y. – Martha Stewart and many well-known designers are using their considerable talents to create tabletop holiday trees to benefit the Southampton History Museum’s free education programs. A silent auction of the tabletop trees begins Friday, November 27 at 10:00 am and ends Saturday, November 28 at 4:00 pm.

The Carriage House Holiday Shop and Designer Tree Auction will take place during Thanksgiving weekend for a special show and sale of magical treasures. The Southampton History Museum would like to help you get your holiday shopping and decorating off to a fast start.

Planting Fields FoundationOyster Bay, New York – Planting Fields Foundation (“Planting Fields” or “the Foundation”) has opened two new Coe Hall estate tours.

The new estate tours are entitled, “A View from Coe Hall” and “A Place to Rest Your Head”.  These new experiences in Coe Hall represent the first time in nearly three decades that the estate tours have been recreated and renewed. Each tour was reviewed in a rigorous testing process with the Foundation’s experienced guides and docents.  Each tour tells a distinct story about the founders, the family, the love and legacy of art, architecture, horticulture, and preservation.  “A View from Coe Hall” has also been crafted to ensure full accessibility to visitors with mobility devices and will take visitors to the Cloister Garden as well as select rooms within the house.

NYS - Making Progress HappenPartnership with LIPA, NYSERDA, and NYPA Creates Modern Educational Facility for Long Island's Most-Visited State Park

Facility Advances Understanding of the Interplay between Human Action, Energy Use, and Environmental Conservation

Project Continues Comprehensive Revitalization of Historic Jones Beach State Park

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center. The center opens during Climate Week and will educate and inform the public about how energy shapes New York's natural systems, and how this same energy can be harnessed to advance New York's nation-leading plan to combat climate change. Established by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation - in partnership with the Long Island Power Authority, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and the New York Power Authority - the pioneering facility will help visitors of all ages become better stewards of the environment and smart energy consumers. …

Three witchesSouthampton, N.Y. – Visit a haunted Southampton Village inhabited with ghosts, goblins and ghouls all on the grounds of the historic Rogers Mansion.

The museum’s outbuildings will be open and occupied with the unimaginable. Explore the Creepy Carpenter’s Shop, meet Debbie Downbeat in the old Hildreth’s Department Store, and encounter a Bloody Blacksmith with many more shocking surprises.

Discover Long IslandFor Thousands of Long Islanders Who had Summer Cut Short by COVID-19 

NY State and Long Island Officials Extend Season for Beaches, Parks and Campgrounds

Long Island, NY (September 3, 2020) ­– Long Island is tossing out Tumbleweed Tuesday.  New York State Parks, along with Nassau and Suffolk Counties are joining with Discover Long Island to announce an extension of the 2020 summer season for many of the region’s attractions, parks, pools, campgrounds and beaches in order to give Long Islanders an extended summer season. …

Downtown Deals Travel PassNew Innovative Mobile Passport Designed to Boost Regional Recovery Efforts and Provide Economic Stimulus for Small Businesses and Attractions Across Long Island

Long Island, NY (August 13, 2020) ­– Discover Long Island has teamed up with both Nassau and Suffolk County IDAs (Industrial Development Agencies) to launch a new free mobile Downtown Deals Travel Pass. The new innovative mobile pass is designed to boost recovery efforts across the region, providing economic stimulus through incentivized marketing efforts for small businesses, restaurants, and attractions.

The passport is a free program that all locals and visitors can sign up for launching first in Farmingdale, Great Neck, Rockville Centre, Greenport, Huntington and Patchogue.  With over 100 local businesses expected to be included within the passport, it will showcase the best of these Long Island downtowns in an easy, mobile-friendly way.

Taft Compound by Averitt Buttry 2020Southampton, N.Y. – After ten years of hosting "An Insider's View" as an interior tour of architecturally and historically significant homes, the Southampton History Museum is stepping outside this year to continue its beloved tradition with “An Outsider's View," a tour of Southampton's most beautiful gardens and landscape settings, taking place Saturday, Sept. 12 at various locations in the Village of Southampton and North Sea. 

NYS - Making Progress HappenGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the U.S. Open Championship will be held at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck from September 14th to September 20th without fans. The USGA will put protocols in place to protect players and staff, including rigorous protocols for testing, cleaning, use of face coverings and social distancing.

Discover Long Island - ReedLong Island, NY (July 27, 2020) ­– Discover Long Island announces Dr. Michele C. Reed, Long Island native and Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, as the organization’s Official Health & Wellness Ambassador. In this newly created role, Dr. Reed will act as an advisor on health and safety-related protocols to tourism industry leaders, provide safe travel tips to visitors and share her recommendations on how to enjoy Long Island’s tourism attractions and vast outdoor experiences.

NYS - Making Progress Happen$6.6 Million Total Investment Includes a New Mini-Golf Course, Refurbished and New Court Games, Benches, Tables, Fencing and Lighting

Builds on Over $100 Million in Projects to Restore Jones Beach State Park Since 2011

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of $6.6 million in improvements to Jones Beach State Park. At the park's West Games Area, the renovation features a new mini-golf course, refurbished and new court games, new benches, tables, fencing and lighting, and additional site improvements. This work is part of the Governor's NY Parks 2020 Plan, and also includes $1.9 million in federal Land and Water Conservation Funding.

New and improved gaming areas include new cornhole and pickleball courts as well as refurbished courts for shuffleboard and paddle tennis.