Long Island Museum

Toward the end of the Great Depression, Ward Melville, his wife Dorothy Melville, Robert Cushman Murphy, Winifred Curtis and O.C. Lempfert created the Suffolk Museum on the very site that now houses The Jazz Loft.  As their collections grew it was moved to its current location. The Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and […]

Avalon Park & Preserve

This arboretum/preserve was created by its founder in memory of his son. It is a nature lover’s paradise with more than 80 acres of trails, a wildflower meadow, habitat for numerous woodland animals, many species of ferns and massive oak trees.  It is located on Harbor Road, off Main Street, across from Stony Brook Grist […]

Hercules Pavilion

Hercules Pavilion   Overlooking Stony Brook Harbor, the Hercules Pavilion on Main Street, Stony Brook, houses the figurehead and anchor from the prestigious U.S.S. Ohio, the first ship launched from the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1820.  Toward the end of the century, the U.S.S. Ohio was decommissioned, destroyed and sunk in Greenport, Long Island. However, […]

Three Village Inn

Known as the Old Homestead, the original structure of Mirabelle at Three Village Inn was built in 1751 by Richard Hallock and originally owned by Jonas Smith who was known to be Long Island’s first millionaire.  The Inn offers a tavern, overnight accommodations and a four-star restaurant. Their Master and Signature Suites are the ideal […]