Experience our all-embracing passion for the arts
Peconic Landing is a place where embracing culture and the arts fosters creativity and personal exploration. Members at Peconic Landing can enjoy 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 video and audio technology, doubling as our Gallery Theatre
- 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
Peconic Landing’s popular art studio is constantly abuzz with creative energy – offering watercolor or drawing classes to hosting art shows for members working on individual projects. Our well-designed studio is spacious, offering good lighting and ample display space.
Peconic Landing’s Auditorium Theatre is transformed several times each year displaying works by revolving artists from floor to ceiling. Each show is curated by Peconic Landing’s Art Committee, often in cooperation with artists from East End Arts, a local arts advocacy organization. This spacious gallery allows for large dimensions, bringing a uniqueness to the Auditorium Theater.
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 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 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, and hands-on workshops are just some of our many collaborations.
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.
A healthy thirst for knowledge never ends…
Our community-based academic experience, Lifetime Learning, offers opportunities to take classes and share your knowledge on a particular subject with peers in a study group setting. Examples of topics range from current events, poetry appreciation and the arts of Japan to the energy crisis. Offerings change with each semester. The Lifetime Learning program received national accolades when it was invited to participate in Elderquest, a nationwide program sponsored by the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and partially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. In fact, Peconic Landing was one of only two community-based learning centers to be recognized without having an affiliation with a college or university. Our university-style classes are member run and taught, allowing individuals to learn and share with one another. Nearly half of our membership participates during learning semesters, which are offered each winter, spring, and fall.
In addition to Lifetime Learning, there are multiple opportunities each month to participate in lectures and learning experiences taught by expert guests in health, the arts and the environment. Below are some campus locations where you can pursue lifetime learning and growth.
A World-Class Sculpture Garden
The East End’s first interactive outdoor sculpture display is located on the grounds of Peconic Landing and features 18 different works. Established in 2010, the Sculpture Garden is home to regional, national and internationally recognized artists showcasing a diversity of material, techniques, and content. Our exhibition, Art Without Barriers: What you hear is what you see, is all about accessibility, with a particular focus on the visually impaired. The garden features descriptive audio, enabling people of various abilities to experience art in creative ways.
Garden tours are free and open to the public from June through October, sunrise to sunset. For a free private tour of the gallery, or to schedule group tours, please contact our Cultural Arts Coordinator at 631-477-3800 ext. 229.
Special thanks to our Art Accessibility and Sculpture Appreciation Partners:
- LongHouse Reserve and The Nassau County Museum
- Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library