Culture

Stony Brook Village – The first planned shopping center in America conceptualized by Ward Melville and designed by Richard Haviland Smythe was completed in 1939. The shopping center currently is home to a variety of eateries and fine shops.


Stony Brook Grist Mill – A working gristmill, c. 1751, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located behind the Stony Brookside. Tours are given on weekend afternoons mid-April through mid-October.


The Three Village Historical Society – An organization that supports the community by providing educational programs and preserving the rich culture, history, and artifacts of this area. Exhibits and tour information can be found on their website. Immerse yourself in the landmarks of the Culper Spy Ring, a must for any true Revolutionary War aficionado.


The Jazz Loft – New addition to the village, the loft is dedicated to the preservation of jazz through education, memorabilia and musical performances.


Long Island Museum – A Smithsonian affiliate that is dedicated to inspiring and educations people on American art, history, and carriages as related to the heritage of Long Island.


The Reboli Center for Art and History – A new center in the community featuring the artwork of Joe Reboli.


Long Island Heritage Trail – Also known as the Washington Spy trail, refers to the 25A corridor. Explore the sights of this historical byway. Check out some suggested itineraries as laid out on the website.


Hercules Pavilion – Alongside Stony Brook Harbor the pavilion houses the Hercules figurehead and anchor from the U.S.S. Ohio.


WMHO’s The Education & Cultural Center – Venue that provides activities, events, and educational programs for people of all ages in the heart of Stony Brook Village.


Gallery North – A gallery featuring contemporary regional art with a new community art center offering a variety of educational programs.


Staller Center for the Arts – A cultural center that offers a variety of world-class performances – music, dance, movies, & theatre – on the grounds of the Stony Brook University campus.


Harmony Vineyards – A local vineyard with a historic wine-tasting room producing “wine in harmony with nature and humanity” with a focus on supporting local charities. Located on the shore of Stony Brook harbor, a half-mile from the Inn.


Tri-Spy Tours – Active tours provided by local historian, highlighting the path of the Culper Spy Ring and other historical points of interest given by bike, hike or kayak.


Local live music events – Throughout the summer there is live music on the Stony Brook Village Green as well as at Frank Melville Park and Deepwell’s Mansion.


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