Arts & Culture
Peconic Landing is a place where embracing culture and the arts fosters creativity and personal exploration. Experience our all-embracing passion for the arts…
Eclectic Cultural Events
Whether its performances by the Metropolitan Opera or world-famous ballet companies captured LIVE in high definition, or the renowned Manhattan Film Institute featuring screenings hosted by award-winning writers and directors; these are just a few of the countless opportunities you’ll have to immerse yourself in the arts right on Peconic Landing’s campus.
Our Spectacular Venues
- A spacious auditorium, outfitted with the latest live-streaming satellite technology, a high-definition projector and surround sound
- The intimate Club Room, used for member socials and celebratory events
- Art Studio, for paint, sketch, watercolor lessons and more
- Brecknock Hall, a restored historic 19th-century Italianate mansion for large events and celebrations
A World-Class Sculpture Garden
The East End’s first interactive outdoor sculpture display is located on the grounds of Peconic Landing. An award-winning exhibition, the sculpture garden showcases high-quality works by local and international sculptors that best complement and enhance this historic building and surrounding community landscape.
We invite you to learn more about the gallery and schedule your personal tour here.
Cultural Partnerships & Collaborations
The success of our cultural arts program is steered by passionate member involvement as well as partnerships with some of the greatest cultural institutions and artists in the world:
The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD Series
- This magnificent series is broadcast live at hundreds of sites in more than 64 countries worldwide, including Peconic Landing. This year we celebrate our ninth season of partnering with the Met.
NY’s 92nd Street Y On Demand
- Available in our state-of-the-art screening room, this fascinating series of lectures, interviews, and timely discussions educates and entertains our community. Join newsmakers and public figures on the events and issues that shape our lives.
Manhattan Film Institute
- This renowned film school offers on-campus screenings hosted by award-winning actors, writers, and directors. Additionally, MFI professors teach an intensive course through the PL Lifetime Learning Program known as Fundamentals of Film. Scripts created from this course have been the basis for a film made by our members.
Perlman Music Program
- Under the tutelage of Maestro Itzhak Perlman, students from this world-class program perform annual concerts. Renowned chamber ensembles comprised of Perlman alumni and global orchestras also tour here.
The Watermill Center
- The Watermill Center is a laboratory of inspiration and performance, founded by theater and visual artist Robert Wilson, which provides a unique environment for a global community of emerging and established artists. Our partnership includes Artist-in-Residence programs, gallery tours, workshops and simulcast lectures.
Exhibition on Screen
- The first series of global art exhibitions in cinemas examines the life and work of iconic artists including Monet, Munch, Canaletto and Vermeer. The technology enables us to show paintings in ultra HD detail with gripping biographies, exclusive behind-the-scenes access and gorgeously filmed exclusive access to the biggest exhibitions in the world.
Regional Poet Laureates
- Eminent poets share their work and read with our member poets at our annual “Celebration of the Written Word.”
- Speakers from the New York State Council on the Humanities, New York University, and Cornell University present thought-provoking lectures and discussions.
The Hayground School
- Students from this South Fork progressive school and sustainable farm join us for intergenerational learning opportunities.
James Beard Foundation
- Language, food and the latest streaming technology combine to celebrate feasts in Italy and France. Members enjoy traditional cuisine, while ‘learning’ a new language.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
- The professionals and curators at BBG assist with the introduction of sensory gardens around campus, including our new memory support neighborhood. Our members also enjoy regular docent-lead seasonal excursions to this Brooklyn oasis.
East End Arts
- East End Arts is a multi-award winning not-for-profit arts organization serving the five East End towns of Long Island. Joint gallery exhibitions, regular live music concerts, hands-on workshops and the AARP recognized Music by the Bedside music therapy program are just some of our many collaborations.
Mark Morris Dance Group
- Dance for Parkinson’s Disease and Moving Through Glass, based on Google Glass, creates visual and musical cues to enhance the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s. We are teaming with MMDG to train dancers to conduct therapeutic dance lessons.
Regional Historical Societies
- Educators and curators at local historical societies conduct tours, workshops, and lectures celebrating North Fork history.
New York Theatre Organ Society
- We are the North Fork host and venue of this unique group dedicated to preserving the historic tradition of the Theatre Pipe Organ used to compose and accompany silent movies.
Regional Repertory Theatre
- Professional theatre companies regularly perform on stage for our members.
These supporters of the arts and more have developed unique partnerships with Peconic Landing, a Long Island retirement community.