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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.

Coe Hall_frontRobert Winthrop Chanler exhibition is extended through September 2020

Oyster Bay, N.Y. – Planting Fields Foundation (“the Foundation”) is pleased to announce that Coe Hall is open to members beginning today, Wednesday, July 8th for private exhibition tours for up to 5 people of the same household to view The Electrifying Art and Spaces of Robert Winthrop Chanler.  On July 31st, the Foundation will host a reception to celebrate the exhibition’s public opening.  Originally scheduled to close on July 31, the exhibition has been extended 2 months, until September 30.  Visitors may register in person for private tours at Coe Hall, but advance registration online at www.plantingfields.org is recommended to minimize wait times and ensure no-touch entry.

Mrs. Peter A. Salm & Brian Hetrich by Anne-MarieLive Zoom Cooking Show; Thursday, June 4, 11:00 am; To RSVP go to southamptonhistory.org/calendar; free admission

Southampton, N.Y. – A monthly Live Zoom cooking show will take place in the kitchen of one of the last, private Gilded Age estate in Southampton. The program takes place on the first Thursday of every month beginning Thursday, June 4 at 11:00 am. The first Zoom program will feature how to make a rhubarb pie using organic, home grown produce and is hosted by the Southampton History Museum.

The program features Mrs. Peter A. Salm, also known as The Countess von Salm-Hoogstraeten, and her private chef, Brian Hetrich. The vast kitchen is located inside the Port of Missing Men which was built by H.H. Rogers, Jr., whose father was the richest man in 1910.