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Open Door View from Coe Hall_DenOyster Bay, New York (March 10) – Planting Fields Foundation (“Planting Fields” or “the Foundation”) announced today the introduction of 4 new estate tours encompassing historic Coe Hall and its surrounding gardens and grounds designed by the Olmsted Brothers. 

This new approach to the visitor experience marks the first time in nearly three decades that the tours on the property have been entirely recreated and renewed, including an extensive tour testing process with the Foundation’s experienced guides and docents.

Planting Fields Estate_West LawnOyster Bay, NY (March 5. 2020) - Planting Fields Foundation (“the Foundation” or “Planting Fields”) has been selected to participate in the Museum Assessment Program (MAP), which is administered by the American Alliance of Museums.  Through guided self-study and on-site consultation with a museum professional, participation in MAP will empower the Foundation, as the steward of the historic Planting Fields estate and the landscape designed by the Olmsted Brothers, to better serve the citizens of Oyster Bay by facilitating its meeting and exceeding the highest professional standards of the museum field.

Bedside ReadingMeet and greet Bedside Reading’s Bestselling Authors

Feb 28, 29 & March 1

The Hamptons, N.Y. – Bedside Reading®, the newest luxury hotel amenity that places a wide variety of complimentary books by the bedsides in luxury and boutique hotel guestrooms nationwide, is kicking off The 2nd annual Hamptons Bedside Reading Winter Authors’ Weekend, February 28, 29, & March 1, 2020. The weekend event will take place at several elegant and luxurious Hamptons properties. This year the event will be held in conjunction with Winterfest LI.

13th Annual Long Island WinterfestThe Hamptons, NY –– The 13th Annual Long Island Winterfest is slated to once again take over the forks of Long Island, NY from February 7-March 8, 2020 . Across the east end, this five-week celebration includes local wine and craft beer tastings, live performances, art installations and local farm and culinary fare. Hotel and inn options range from modest to luxury, accommodating budgets of different scopes.

Visitors are invited to ‘live like a local’ and experience the culture of Long Island’s winter on the east end. Without the traffic and crowds, east end residents are privileged to meet the farmers, the makers, the bakers, artists and innkeepers amid the quieter season. LI Winterfest (LIWF) LIWF combines those moments with a taste of tourism and has successfully broadened the experience beyond Long Island, NY, growing with global reach.

Chocolate Fountain at The Chocolate ExpoTaking place at Long Island’s Cradle of Aviation Museum  

Visitors from near and far expected to enjoy treats from 80+ vendor booths and numerous entertainment inclusions at one of the largest air & space museums in the world!

Garden City, NY – The Chocolate Expo, America’s largest and most unique chocolate festival, will be returning to Long Island’s spectacular NYCB Presents Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY, on Sunday, March 1, 2020, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

At The Chocolate Expo, attendees will get to taste, purchase, celebrate and otherwise indulge in delicious gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, cheeses, wines, spirits, hard ciders, craft sodas and much more while touring one of the largest air and space museums in the world with a historic collection that includes one of Charles Lindbergh’s original planes and prototypes from NASA’s Apollo Space Program.

David Brooks_Playhouse bird blind_drawing“The Great Bird Blind Debate”

Oyster Bay, N.Y. – Planting Fields Foundation (“Planting Fields” or “the Foundation”) and New York State Parks Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation are pleased to announce the exhibition, The Great Bird Blind Debate by artists Mark Dion and David Brooks, opening May 16 and on view through December 2020.  The first of its kind at Planting Fields, the exhibition ushers in the Foundation’s new Catalyst program created to bring newly commissioned work by living artists to the site.

Robert Winthrop Chanler_Porcupines ScreenOyster Bay, New York – January 7, 2020 – Planting Fields Foundation (“Planting Fields” or “the Foundation”) announced today that its first exhibition for 2020, The Electrifying Art and Spaces of Robert Winthrop Chanler, will open in Coe Hall April 9 through July 31.  The exhibition features 12 works of art including decorative screens, panels and canvases loaned to the Foundation from several private collections throughout the northeast, many of which will be visible to the public for the first time ever.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedWSL's New York Longboard Classic Comes to Long Beach September 6-12

Empire State Development (ESD) today welcomed the World Surf League's 2019 Longboard Tour to Long Beach, Nassau County. More than 100 professional surfers are expected to compete across the seven-day event, marking the league's first New York State event in eight years. The post-Labor Day competition is expected help extend the summer tourism season on Long Island while promoting the region as a travel and surf destination.

5 Two wheel Irish Jaunting Car c 1890Southampton, N.Y. – On Saturday, August 18, the Southampton Historical Museum will present “100 Years of Photographs from Morris Studio: 1892-1992.” This exhibit presents the rich history of the South Fork on Long Island through the historic archives from The Morris Studio. The photographs date as far back as 1892. Though The Morris Studio closed its doors in 2017 the photographs show a long lost era of time to be presented over 100 years later. Among the photographs are local historic landmarks and portraits of local families.

Silent Auction, Halsey House Gala by Anthony ZutterSouthampton, N.Y. – On Saturday, July 7, between 5:30 and 8:00 pm the Southampton Historical Museum will celebrate the Summer of Love at its annual Halsey House Gala. This neighborly lawn party "Be-In" takes place at Southampton’s oldest home - The Thomas Halsey Homestead, established in 1648 by one of our founding families. Attendees to the 2018 Summer of Love fundraiser will enjoy sunset cocktails amid a colonial landscape and newly restored herb garden.